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Asus Zenfone 3 Revealed / Announced

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mathiewannabe wrote:
Oct 12th, 2016 9:28 am
anyone else finding the battery really good ?

Compared to my oneplus 3, its battery levels were going down very slowly. i'm tempted to downgrade to zf3.
that's good....seems like you are loving the zenfone 3 way more than the oneplus 3
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mathiewannabe wrote:
Oct 12th, 2016 9:28 am
anyone else finding the battery really good ?

Compared to my oneplus 3, its battery levels were going down very slowly. i'm tempted to downgrade to zf3.
Sure as hell hope so. It's a slower SoC. It should be more power efficient.
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One question - do the capacitive buttons light up like Oneplus or Samsung Galaxy?
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aenation wrote:
Oct 12th, 2016 11:20 am
mathiewannabe wrote:
Oct 12th, 2016 9:28 am
anyone else finding the battery really good ?

Compared to my oneplus 3, its battery levels were going down very slowly. i'm tempted to downgrade to zf3.
that's good....seems like you are loving the zenfone 3 way more than the oneplus 3
i bought it for my mom so i gave it to her.

either zf3's battery life management is really good or oneplus 3's battery life is mediocre; maybe a combination of both.

if i didn't buy op 3, i would definitely choose zenfone 3 for its lower price and value.
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I bought the 5.5 Zenfone 3 from Staples after my Nexus 5x battery blew up inside the case (small dent near charger cable - LG gave me a hassle to return under warranty at first) So I needed a new phone knowing that I would be without one for 3+ weeks.

I know the 6P, OP0, and after I saw that Axon 7 - looks great as well but to be honest I think I made the right choice. (sp?) I am very impressed with this Zenfone. I will say I put Nova Launcher on it right away, and removed alot of Asus fluff. The camera is unreal.
The knock I would give it is the capacitive icons do not light up on this model, only on the deluxe with the fast chip. It's not a deal breaker, especially since the release of the Deluxe is 'who the f knows', there are some great apps to add the buttons to the side of your screen (I tried, did not like) Also Asus likes their transfer app over wifi, and I have yet to find a way to just plug into usb and drag and drop files into folders (It wont show up) I'm sure there is a way.

It is a slippery phone, feels extremely premium though. I also am looking for a wallet case via amazon (leave a link if you know of one), but cannot decide on one. Staples people were stoked to see it though, I think I purchased the 1st one in my local.

Depending on price, I would upgrade to Deluxe if you're not in a rush.
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Does the regular Asus zenfone 3 have NFC?
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staples shipped it in 1 day, but they have their own shipping service.

so if you're not going to be home, ship it to nearby staples store.
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Deluxe has NFC - but again, as of this, not available for sale in Canada through retailers.
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zobi123 wrote:
Oct 14th, 2016 7:37 pm
There is another minor upgraded one from the original ASUS Zenfone 3 coming soon
http://www.gsmarena.com/asus_zenfone_3_ ... 5-8384.php

It only adds NFC and fast charging from the regular zenfone 3, everything else is the same as this one: http://www.staples.ca/en/ASUS-Zenfone3- ... g_xqXP4DSw

I wonder if it also has capacitive backlight buttons...And Gold only? Jeeze.
http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?id ... hone2=8106

Too many models now, what a horrible launch haha.

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