Asus Zenfone 3 ZE552KL Price & Specs

Asus Zenfone 3 Review, Specs and Price in Nigeria: Asus ZenFone 3 series is a successor to the Asus Zenfone 2 series released in 2015 by the Taiwanese tech company, ASUSTeK Computer Inc. This series includes the Asus ZenFone 3 (ZE552KL), ZenFone 3 Deluxe (ZS570KL) and ZenFone 3 Ultra (ZU680KL), and signifies a class of device closely tied by their distinctive, impressive and remarkable specs. Asus zenfone 3 series specifications show that Asus' aim is to design devices with great specifications, having different levels of capability, and offer them at a budget friendly price. As one of the world's largest tech companies reputable for manufacturing great mid-range devices, Asus has lived up to the standard they've set by designing its latest ZenFone series with luxury.

Asus Zenfone 3

As the basic model in this series and the latest budget smartphone from Asus, specifications of Asus Zenfone 3 show that this device has been well equipped to compete with other android devices in its range and would probably outperform most. Already preinstalled with the latest Android operating system, the Zenfone 3 also features 4G LTE connectivity, great display to give good visuals, great multitasking and generally, a high level of performance. Given below, is the ASUS Zenfone 3 price, release date, specs and features.

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Overview Features

Display and Build

The Asus Zenfone 3 has a 5.5-inch Super IPS+ capacitive touch screen display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, pixel density of 401 PPI. This display screen combined with its great viewing angles and 500nits brightness can produce images and texts with rich quality and allow for easy viewing even under the brightest light conditions. On Its front and rear sides is a 2.5D corning gorilla glass which protects this smartphone from scratches, cracks and gives it its gentle curves. Also at the front, is a physical home button and at the back, there's Asus trademark circular brush pattern.

Its body is made of metal with diamond cut edges and this all metal body sets it aside from the ZenFone 2 series that came with a plastic back. It has a dimension of 152.6 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm, weight of 155 g and offers a screen-to-body ratio of 77.3%. Its metal frame which makes the phone durable and glass combo both give this device its premium look and feel. Comparing the display and build of the Asus Zenfone 3 to the ZenFone 3 Deluxe and ZenFone 3 Ultra, it has the smallest display screen, lightest weight and least dimension.

Color options on the Zenfone 3 that are available to allow users make a choice include Gold, White, and Black. For added security, this device also comes with a fingerprint sensor and according to ASUS, can unlock the ZenFone 3 in a fraction of a second. Although the three variants in the Zenfone 3 series share similar designs, the Asus Zenfone 3 has the best design by virtue of the 2.5D Gorilla Glass on both sides of the phone.

Processor and OS

The Asus ZenFone 3 is powered by a 2.0GHz octa-core processor with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 MSM8956 chipset. It comes in two models where each varies from the other in terms of its RAM and internal memory capacity. One model has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of Internal memory storage, while the other model has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of Internal memory storage. On both models, their Internal memory storage can be expanded upto 128GB via microSD.

Its RAM allows for multitasking, its processor makes things run smoothly without lags and hangs, and its expandable memory storage ensures users get enough space to store their files. The ZenFone 3 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and comes with Asus customized user interface, Zen. With the ZenUI 3.0, users can carry out simple operations such as checking weather updates with real-time animations, or check the time with a stylish clock widget and hence, improve their productivity. 


The Zenfone 3 features a 16MP back camera with f/2.0 aperture and dual-tone LED flash. The dual-tone LED flashlight allows users to capture images and record videos of good quality even in low-light areas. Other features of the camera that enable this device to produce vivid images include: ASUS TriTech autofocus technology (laser, phase detection and continuous autofocus) for a clear focus in varying conditions within 0.03 seconds, color-correction RGB sensor for true color photography, 4-axis optical stabilization and 3-axis electronic image stabilization for blur-free images and videos when the device is moved or shaken.

Its rear camera has a resolution of 8MP with f/2.0 aperture, 85-degree wide viewing angle, and HD video capturing abilty. Unlike some devices that capture SD videos with their front camera, the one on this device can be used for high-end video calling since it captures videos in high definition quality. In terms of camera specs, the Asus Zenfone 3 has the least among the ASUS Zenfone 3 series.

Battery and Connectivity

The battery capacity of Asus Zenfone 3 is 3000mAh and can be subjected to long hours of use before it runs down. This battery is based on lithuim Ion technology and is non removable.This device is equipped with a reversible USB Type-C port that allows for fast charging and data transfer speeds.

It also comes with three different carriers which are GSM (2G), HSPA (3G) and LTE (4G), and has dual sim capability with dual standby and dual call feature. Other connectivity options on the Zenfone 3 include Wi-Fi, GPS/A-GPS, bluetooth, microUSB and GLONASS.  Sensors on the phone include fingerprint scanner, proximity, compass, ambient light,  accelerometer, and gyroscope sensors.

Asus Zenfone 3 Specs



Dimensions152.6 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm
Form factorTouchscreen
ColorsGold, Blue, Black, White



TypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen,
 16M colors
Size 5.5-inch IPS Touch Display
Resolution 1080x1920 pixels
Pixel Density 401ppi


Memory And OS

Card slot microSD, up to 128 GB
OSAndroid 5.1.1 Lollipop
ProcessorsQualcomm Snapdragon 615



Featuresgeo-tagging, touch focus, face detection,
 Auto HDR, panorama



Capacity3000mAh Li-Ion battery



BluetoothYes v4.2
Wireless ChargingN/A


Other Features

SensorsAccelerometer, fingerprint, gyroscope,
 proximity, Compass/ Magnetometer,
 Ambient light sensor, Barometer

Price and Availability

There is no specific information about the release date and price of Asus Zenfone 3 in Nigeria as with other countries. According to IBTimes UK the price of each variant in the Asus Zenfone 3 series is expected to range from $249 to $479. When the Asus Zenfone 3  is available in Nigeria, it can be purchased from reputable online stores in the country.

Where to Buy Asus Zenfone 3

KONGA        FROM   ₦ 27,000         BUY NOW

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Tech Lass's Verdict:

To make devices in the Zenfone 3 series desirable, a sleek and premium design was replaced with the reputable bulky design on devices released by Asus. As others in its series, the Asus Zenfone 3 has specs and features that can compete with other midrange smartphones. Features like its powerful processor, latest operating system and unique TriTech auto-focus technology make up for its price hence, the ZenFone 3 is great value for your money.


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