ASUS Zenfone 3 Ultra (a.k.a ASUS Zenfone 3 Ultra ZU680KL) is the biggest handset in its Taiwanese maker’s latest Zenfone 3 series of plus-sized devices. The colossus, which packs in a massive 6.8-inch Full HD display that rivals that of a tablet, is designed for awesome entertainment, superb photography and solid performance.
Design and Display
With an elegant all-metal unibody design, the ASUS Zenfone 3 Ultra shares a lot in common with the Zenfone 3 Deluxe, construction wise. It also lacks visible antenna lines as the other handset and is impressively slim for a device of this size.
Talking about size, the ASUS Zenfone 3 Ultra is the real definition of a beast of a smartphone with a display measuring 6.8 inches diagonally – just 0.2 inches smaller than a tablet’s.
This Full HD IPS LCD screen boasts an exclusive Tru2Life+ video technology, which lets you enjoy the sort of visuals that can be expected on high-end 4K UHD TV.
You will find a robust 23-megapixel rear shooter similar to that of the Zenfone 3 Deluxe here. ASUS Zenfone 3 Ultra comes with the awesome TriTech autofocus feature and OIS for high shot-taking accuracy and blur-free images.
It is able to capture attention-grabbing, stunning 4K videos whose quality is better ensured with digital image stabilisation. An 8-megapixel front-facing camera similar to those of the other new Zenfone 3 handsets is provided for selfie taking.
Hardware and Software
Inside the ASUS Zenfone 3 Ultra is an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor that packs enough punch to get things moving smoothly.
The powerful CPU, which runs along at speeds up to 1.8 GHz, is supported by up to 4 GB of RAM, as is the case with the regular Zenfone 3, and comes with a robust Adreno 510 graphics.
Movie viewing and gaming promise to be exhilarating on this behemoth, which also offers up to 128 GB of expandable onboard storage. Like its smaller siblings, the ASUS Zenfone 3 Ultra boots Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS, coated with ASUS ZenUI 3.0 skin.
This device is well-equipped to pump out immersive sound with a pair of heavy-duty, five-magnet stereo speakers backed by an NXP smart amplifier. ASUS claims you can expect 4X better quality sound than CDs from the ASUS Zenfone 3 Ultra when using with certified headphones.
Juice is supplied by a gigantic 4,600mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 tech for rapid charging. The ASUS Zenfone 3 Ultra phablet features lightning-fast 4G LTE-A, a fingerprint scanner and a reversible USB 3.0 Type-C port with DisplayPort functionality.
Pricing and Availability
Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra is not yet available in Nigeria. When available, you can buy it at leading online stores in the country. Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra Price in Nigeria is expected to range from N145,000 to N200,000 depending on your location in Nigeria.
ASUS Zenfone 3 Ultra ZU680KL Specs
Here are a few specs of the ASUS Zenfone 3 Ultra Smartphone:
- Platform: Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow), ASUS ZenUI 3.0
- Processor: Octa-core SoC: 1.8GHz quad-core and 1.4GHz quad-core Processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon 652)
- GPU: Adreno 510
- Memory: 4GB or 6GB RAM
- Colours: Glacier Silver, Titanium Gray, Metallic Pink
- Dimension: 186.4 x 93.9 x 6.8 mm
- Weight: 233 g
- SIM Type: Micro-SIM/Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM, Dual Standby
- Display: 6.8-inch IPS Touch Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (324 ppi)
- Display Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 4
- Rear Camera: 23MP Camera, Full HD Video 1080p @30fps
- Rear Camera Features: Laser/Phase Detection Autofocus, Dual-LED flash, OIS, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, Panorama, HDR
- Front Camera: 8MP Camera, 1080p Video
- Built-in Storage: 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB
- Memory Card Support: MicroSD, up to 128GB (requires SIM2 slot)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes, 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
- 2G CDMA 1X: No
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes, up to 42.2 Mbps
- CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes, up to 300 Mbps
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 4.2, LE, A2DP
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: Yes
- USB Port: Yes USB 2.0, USB Type C, USB on the Go
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
- Video Player: Xvid/MP4/H.264 player
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
- Maps: –
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: No
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
- Iris Scanner: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: –
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: No
- Battery: Li-Ion 4600 mAh battery (Non-Removable)
- Talktime: up to 34 hours
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Yes, Charge to 60% in 45 minutes (QuickCharge 3.0)