Quick Look: Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe 5.5

Quick Specs:

  • Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM
  • Memory: 64 GB internal storage, microSD expandable up to 2 TB
  • Display: 5.5 inch Super IPS+ Full HD display protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • Cameras: 16 MP Asus PixelMaster 3.0 rear with Sony IMX298 sensor, f/2.0 6-element Largan lens, 0.03 second TriTech autofocus, 4-axis photo OIS, 3-axis video EIS, and dual tone LED flash; 8 MP f/2.0 85-degree wide angle front
  • Audio: Hi-res audio with five-magnet speaker and NXP smart amplifier
  • Battery: 3000 mAh with QuickCharge 3.0
  • Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow with ZenUI 3.0 overlay
  • Connections: hybrid dual SIM (1x microSIM and 1x nanoSIM or microSD);dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac; 4G LTE; Bluetooth 4.2; USB-C; GPS
  • Dimensions: 151.45 x 76.7 x 4.2~7.8 mm; 150 grams
  • Colors: Glacier silver and sand gold
  • Others: Rear fingerprint sensor, full aluminum-alloy unibody with invisible antenna
  • Price: PHP 22,995 (bundled with a ZenPower Pro)

If the top of the line Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe (ZS570KL) is way too out there for you with its PHP 34,995 price tag, perhaps the smaller Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe ZS550KL will be more your wallet’s taste. It’s smaller than the top trim, arriving with a 5.5 inch Full HD Super IPS+ display compared to its brother’s 5.7 inch panel, and it’s also more affordable at PHP 22,995. Of course, the significant price difference means that there’s a bit of a downgrade involved in the specs department.

There’s no Snapdragon 820 and Adreno 530 under the hood; rather, there’s a step down to the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor and Adreno 506 GPU. Don’t be disheartened though as it’s still a powerful combo that should easily take care of any processing and gaming workload. On the memory side of things, the ZenFone 3 Deluxe ZS550KL struts 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of expandable storage.

Moving on to the cameras, it struts the same 16 MP rear shooter with a Sony IMX298 sensor and 8 MP selfie camera as the midrange ZenFone 3 ZE552KL. If you want to see how capable the cameras are, check out our AsusXBatanes coverage.

It’s no slouch in other areas either. Battery is at a reasonable 3000 mAh with QuickCharge 3.0 functionality; Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and LTE standards are all the top variants; and there’s a fingerprint sensor at the back. To complement the still-premium price tag, the ZenFone 3 Deluxe ZS550KL’s body is borne completely out of aluminum-alloy, with no noticeable antenna lines anywhere.

Again, the Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe 5.5 inch ZS550KL sells for PHP 22,995 and is bundled with an Asus ZenPower Pro powerbank.