ASUS’s new flagship devices from its ZenFone series, ZenFone 3 Deluxe and ZenFone 3 Laser are now available for purchase on Amazon, according to various sources. Both phones come with a one-year warranty and ship within two to five weeks, according to Tech Times.
The Deluxe version starts at $530.48 while Laser starts $206.95, both of them unlocked. The initial reports were made on September 23, and a Google search does yield results on Amazon, but as of today, the links for both phones are down.
ASUS phones have always been praised for their performance and design. They are at the top of the list regarding quality affordable smartphones and phablets. According to their official website, ZenFone 3 Deluxe sports the world’s first invisible antenna design and a Snapdragon 821 processor at 2.4GHz.
A closer look at Deluxe and Laser
The phone’s features were unclear on Amazon, the page named Snapdragon 820 and 821 as the phone’s processors, but ASUS’s home page only lists the most recent.
The AllMetal encasing and Gorilla Glass 4 build are a promise of durability, given that the phone’s Super AMOLED 1080p screen and FHD display occupies 79 percent of the body. Its Qualcomm Snapdragon’s performance reportedly rivals (and surpasses) that of the A9 processor found in iPhones.
Laser, a much cheaper alternative, has a 13mp camera with 52mp “super resolution” and other features that improve focus, color, and lighting. It also contains a three-axis Electronic Image Stabilizer (or EIS) for the user to be able to take steady 4K video in harsh conditions.
The Front camera is also 8mp, while the screen is 2.5D Coring Gorilla Glass and is two percent smaller than that of the Deluxe version. It has an Octa-core 64bit CPU with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 and up to 4GB of RAM.
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Both phones have a fingerprint sensor on their backs that can be activated by any finger and has 360° recognition. The both also have significant improvements in call quality and audio playback. They are also dual-SIM and come with Android Marshmallow.
The article at Tech Times reported that the phones should be compatible with carriers such as T-Mobile and AT&T but not CDMA carriers like Sprint and Verizon.
Source: Tech Times