Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra ZU680KL Review - A Phabulous all-in-one phablet
Through its Zenfone line of smartphones, Asus strives to prove that is more than just a laptop and computer accessories brand. Zenfone phones are known for offering excellent performance at reasonable prices, making them go-to devices for many Malaysians. Released in 2016, the Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra ZU680KL packs a serious punch in terms of the features it offers. This phablet offers an impressive set of specs which include a 6.8-inch Full HD display, 4GB of RAM, a 23MP rear camera, 8MP front camera, and a 4600mAh battery and more. Find out more about this phablet below.
Design and Build Quality
The Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra ZU680KL features a no-frills design that is simple yet still able to look expensive. In fact, it can hold its own against the flagship models available today. The absence of antenna bands adds to the overall aesthetics of the phone, giving it an elegant finish. Sporting a massive 6.8-inch display panel, it is understandable that the phone might not be as manageable as the ones you are used to. Users with small hands might need both hands to hold and use the phone securely. Despite weighing 233g, the weight is distributed evenly throughout the device, hence it does not feel too heavy to hold.
Powering this Asus phone is a Snapdragon 652 chipset that is paired with an option of 4GB or 6GB of RAM. This combination of specs ensures smooth performance when it comes to running regular and intensive tasks on a daily basis. Multitasking is handled with a breeze and users will also have no problems playing mobile games and watching movies on the phone. The phone comes in three built-in storage variants - 32, 64GB, and 128GB which can be expanded further via microSD in case you need more storage space to store any documents or multimedia content.
The Zenfone 3 Ultra sports a 6.8-inch screen that boasts 1080x1920p resolution and 324ppi. This translates to vivid colour reproduction and sharp image quality that is sufficient for everyday usage. The display is also bright enough for the phone to be used outdoors under direct sunlight without affecting the visibility of the onscreen content. Hence, users should have an enjoyable experience looking at the display, be it for browsing the Internet, gaming or editing photos.
Having a large body means that Asus is able to fit in a massive 4,600mAh battery to power the Zenfone 3 Ultra ZU680KL. This means that the phone can easily last through a busy day on a single charge. When the time finally comes to recharge it, this Asus phone supports Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0 standard which reduces the time needed for the battery to reach full capacity. The phone can also be used reverse charging - charging another device from this phone, so long as the battery level is above 20 percent.