Saturday, June 4, 2016

Asus ZenFone 3 (ZE552KL): Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 CPU, Sony IMX Sensor, and 4GB of RAM

The smallest among the three variants of ZenFone is a 5.5-inch ZenFone 3 ZE552KL. For about $250, this might be the cost-effective model for a promising performance of Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chip and 4GB of memory. It is also equipped with 64GB of storage, 16-megapixel of main camera, and Sony IMX 298 sensor.

Furthermore, the smallest line of ZenFone 3 shows a little shortcomings compared to its 5.7-inch ZenFone 3 Deluxe and 6.8-inch ZenFone 3 Ultra. That is in terms of processing power, storage capacity, and the type of supported USB port. However, the new line of of Asus blockbuster smartphones are all treated with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protective gear.


For more about the 5.5-inch variant of ZenFone 3, see the following table below:

Operating SystemAndroid 6.0 (Marshmallow)
CPU64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 at 2GHz (dual-core)
Memory4GB LPDDR3
Storage64GB eMMC with up to 128GB extended flash storage support
Screen Size5.5-inch with 70% screen to body ratio
Display/Resolution1920 x 1080-pixel Super IPS LCD display
Camera16-megapixel (rear-facing) with Sony IMX 298 laser sensor, 8-megapixel (front-facing)
Graphic CardAdreno 506
Supported PortsMicro USB 2.0, Standard 3.5-mm headset jack
Connectivity802.11ac/b/g/n WiFi, 3G, 4G, Bluetooth 4.2
Body Dimension152.6 x 77.4 x 7.7-millimeter
ColorMetallic black, white, and gold
BatteryBuilt-in 3000mAh Lithium-Ion
OthersDual-SIM enabled, Built-in Stereo Speakers and Microphone

In addition, Sony IMX technology is now a standard part of every ZenFone's main camera in all variants. Prices of ZenFone 3 (ZE552KL) will start at around $250 and maybe less than $300. Its underlying Snapdragon 625 chip paired with 4GB of LPDDR3 memory and 64GB of flash storage is enough for a 5.5-inch handset.

Compared to other Chinese brands with dual-SIM support, ZenFone 3 has something to offer aside from its compacted and elegant design.

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