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Zenfone 3 ZE520KL Photos, Specs, and Reviews

Created date: 09/30/2018, 21:26:08, Updated date: 04/15/2020, 19:49:51

We've conducted a detailed review of the Zenfone 3 ZE520KL, looking into its battery, how easy it is to use the camera, and whether the CPU performance is high or low. Not only that, but we've also evaluated how portable and easy to hold it is, as well as how nice the display is.

Features, Performance, and Reviews for the Zenfone 3 ZE520KL

The camera function of Zenfone 3 ZE520KL

The Zenfone 3 ZE520KL has a 16 MP main camera that lets you take photos and videos in a quite high resolution. You may be a little dissatisfied with it in some situations, for example when you want to capture scenery in very high resolution or print out beautiful photos, but this should not be an issue you run into very often.

The Zenfone 3 ZE520KL comes with a 8 MP pixel camera, which is a standard level. It's perfectly fine for selfies, but may be not as satisfying if you wish to take photos of large numbers of people, or make printouts.

The battery performance of Zenfone 3 ZE520KL

The Zenfone 3 ZE520KL's battery capacity is 2600mAh, a standard level for these types of phones. Compared to other smartphones, the Zenfone 3 ZE520KL has a standard battery life. It should not be a problem for normal use. However, if you spend a lot of time online or playing games, you may find the battery life a bit dissatisfying.

Zenfone 3 ZE520KL's size

The Zenfone 3 ZE520KL is 2.9inches (74mm) wide, 5.8inches (146.9mm) tall, and 0.3inches (7.7mm) thick. I can just barely use it with one hand, so it may feel big to some people. In the case of the Zenfone 3 ZE520KL, it weighs about 5.0704oz (144g). The weight is such that it's hardly noticeable even when using one-handed. However, some people may find it tiring to use for long periods.

In giving an overall rating to the Zenfone 3 ZE520KL, while it may be slightly difficult to hold, it shouldn't be much of a problem when considering its general strengths and weaknesses.

Zenfone 3 ZE520KL's screen

The Zenfone 3 ZE520KL has a 5.2 inch screen. The iPhone X has a big screen, which very likely won't ever trouble you. Just be aware that it's not a very good size for writing long blocks of text.

The screen of the Zenfone 3 ZE520KL is extremely clear, and it's able to display everything from images to videos and even video game graphics in perfect clarity.

The CPU performance of Zenfone 3 ZE520KL

The Zenfone 3 ZE520KL has an extremely high processing power of 2.0GHz×8(OctaCore), so it can smoothly run any app out there with ease. Its performance ranks among the top-class of all smartphones released to date. It's well suited to running even the most demanding of 3D games with ease.

The Zenfone 3 ZE520KL has 4GB of RAM, so it has plenty of space. In rare cases this amount of RAM might not be sufficient, but there shouldn't be too much stress on the machine with this amount.

The Zenfone 3 ZE520KL has the overall operating speed of a high-end smartphone, so it will hardly ever cause you trouble. But you might need to be careful when using heavy apps like 3D games a lot.

Zenfone 3 ZE520KL's storage capacity

The Zenfone 3 ZE520KL has 64GB of data storage, which is plenty for taking photos, but for people who frequently shoot videos or have lots of games installed, this may not feel like enough space.

Since the Zenfone 3 ZE520KL is compatible with SD cards, you'll be able to easily expand your storage capacity; you won't need to worry about how much internal space it has.

Overall assessment of Zenfone 3 ZE520KL

The Zenfone 3 ZE520KL is a high-performance smartphone. You're not likely to experience any inconvenience in general use.

The merits and demerits of Zenfone 3 ZE520KL

The merits of Zenfone 3 ZE520KL

  • It feels comparably light.
  • It has a big display that makes it easy to see text and images.
  • Photos and videos are beautiful to look at on the clear screen.
  • It has a high performance CPU, meaning that even 3D games run smoothly.

The demerits of Zenfone 3 ZE520KL

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Specifications of Zenfone 3 ZE520KL

Zenfone 3 ZE520KL
ImageZenfone 3 ZE520KL
MakerAsus
Release date8, 2016
ColorSapphire Black/Moonlight White/Shimmer Gold
OSAndroid
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)2.9inches (74mm) x 5.8inches (146.9mm) x 0.3inches (7.7mm)
Weight5.0704oz (144g)
Display size5.2 inch
Display typeSuper IPS+
Screen resolution (width x height)1080 x 1920
Pixel density423ppi
Battery capacity2600mAh
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
CPU specs2.0GHz×8(OctaCore)
RAM size4GB
Storage size64GB
Rear-camera resolution16 MP
Front-camera resolution8 MP

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general rating

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twogeneral rating

Zenfone 3 ZE520KL

67.8-Color:Sapphire Black/Moonlight White/Shimmer Gold, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9inches (74mm) x 5.8inches (146.9mm) x 0.3inches (7.7mm), Weight:5.0704oz (144g), Display type:Super IPS+, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423ppi, Display size:5.2 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625, CPU specs:2.0GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB, Storage size:64GB, Battery capacity:2600mAh, Rear-camera resolution:16 MP, Front-camera resolution:8 MP

ZenFone Go

53.2Color:/ / / /, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0276inches (76.9mm) x 5.9inches (151mm) x 0.42inches (10.7mm), Weight:5.6oz (160g), Display type:IPS, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:267ppi, Display size:5.5 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 400, CPU specs:1.4GHz×4(Quad core), RAM size:2GB, Storage size:16GB, Battery capacity:3010mAh, Rear-camera resolution:8 MP, Front-camera resolution:5 MP

ZenFone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL

70.4Color:/, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0472inches (77.4mm) x 6.2inches (156.4mm) x 0.3inches (7.5mm), Weight:6.0563oz (172g), Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:386ppi, Display size:5.7 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 821, CPU specs:2.4GHz×4(Quad core), RAM size:6GB, Storage size:256GB, Battery capacity:3000mAh, Rear-camera resolution:23 MP, Front-camera resolution:8 MP

ZenFone 3

65.7Color:/ /, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9inches (73.9mm) x 5.8inches (146.8mm) x 0.3inches (7.7mm), Weight:5.0704oz (144g), Display type:Super IPS+, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423ppi, Display size:5.2 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 625, CPU specs:2GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:3GB, Storage size:32GB, Battery capacity:2650mAh, Rear-camera resolution:16 MP, Front-camera resolution:8 MP

ZenFone 3 Deluxe

66.8Color:/, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0197inches (76.7mm) x 6.0inches (151.4mm) x 0.31inches (7.8mm), Weight:5.6oz (160g), Display type:Super IPS+, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:400ppi, Display size:5.5 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 625 MSM8953, CPU specs:2GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB, Storage size:64GB, Battery capacity:3000mAh, Rear-camera resolution:16 MP, Front-camera resolution:8 MP

Zenfone 3 Deluxe 5.5 ZS550KL

67.9Color:Shimmer Gold, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0197inches (76.7mm) x 6.0inches (151.5mm) x 0.31inches (7.8mm), Weight:5.3oz (151g), Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:400ppi, Display size:5.5 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625, CPU specs:2.0GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB, Storage size:64GB, Battery capacity:3000mAh, Rear-camera resolution:16 MP, Front-camera resolution:8 MP

Zenfone 3 Laser ZC551KL

62.8Color:Sand Gold/Glacier Silver, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (76mm) x 5.9inches (149mm) x 0.31inches (7.9mm), Weight:5.3oz (150g), Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:400ppi, Display size:5.5 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430, CPU specs:1.4GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB, Storage size:32GB, Battery capacity:3000mAh, Rear-camera resolution:13 MP, Front-camera resolution:8 MP

Zenfone Pegasus 3

54.1Color:Gold/silver/gray/rose gold, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9inches (73.7mm) x 5.9inches (149.5mm) x 0.34inches (8.6mm), Weight:5.6oz (158.4g), Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:282ppi, Display size:5.2 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Mediatek MT6737, CPU specs:1.3GHz×4(Quad core), RAM size:3GB, Storage size:32GB, Battery capacity:4100mAh, Rear-camera resolution:13 MP, Front-camera resolution:5 MP

body size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobody size

Zenfone 3 ZE520KL

55.9-Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9inches (74mm) x 5.8inches (146.9mm) x 0.3inches (7.7mm)

ZenFone 3 Laser

53.5Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (76mm) x 5.9inches (149mm) x 0.31inches (7.9mm)

ZenFone Go

49.7Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0276inches (76.9mm) x 5.9inches (151mm) x 0.42inches (10.7mm)

ZenFone Max

48.2Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0512inches (77.5mm) x 6.1inches (156mm) x 0.42inches (10.6mm)

ZenFone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL

50.9Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0472inches (77.4mm) x 6.2inches (156.4mm) x 0.3inches (7.5mm)

ZenFone 3

56.0Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9inches (73.9mm) x 5.8inches (146.8mm) x 0.3inches (7.7mm)

ZenFone 3 Deluxe

52.4Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0197inches (76.7mm) x 6.0inches (151.4mm) x 0.31inches (7.8mm)

Zenfone Go ZB500KL

56.2Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8inches (70.9mm) x 5.7inches (143.7mm) x 0.44inches (11.3mm)

body weight

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobody weight

Zenfone 3 ZE520KL

72.7-Weight:5.0704oz (144g)

ZenFone 3 Laser

70.3Weight:5.3oz (150g)

ZenFone Go

66.4Weight:5.6oz (160g)

ZenFone Max

49.7Weight:7.1oz (202g)

ZenFone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL

61.6Weight:6.0563oz (172g)

ZenFone 3

72.7Weight:5.0704oz (144g)

ZenFone 3 Deluxe

66.4Weight:5.6oz (160g)

Zenfone Go ZB500KL

70.3Weight:5.3oz (150g)

screen size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen size

Zenfone 3 ZE520KL

77.2-Display size:5.2 inch

ZenFone 3 Laser

82.0Display size:5.5 inch

ZenFone Go

82.0Display size:5.5 inch

ZenFone Max

82.0Display size:5.5 inch

ZenFone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL

85.2Display size:5.7 inch

ZenFone 3

77.2Display size:5.2 inch

ZenFone 3 Deluxe

82.0Display size:5.5 inch

Zenfone Go ZB500KL

74.0Display size:5 inch

screen resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen resolution

Zenfone 3 ZE520KL

68.7-

ZenFone 3 Laser

68.7

ZenFone Go

41.7

ZenFone Max

41.7

ZenFone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL

68.7

ZenFone 3

68.7

ZenFone 3 Deluxe

68.7

Zenfone Go ZB500KL

41.7

RAM capacity

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoRAM capacity

Zenfone 3 ZE520KL

70.0-RAM size:4GB

ZenFone 3 Laser

70.0RAM size:4GB

ZenFone Go

50.0RAM size:2GB

ZenFone Max

50.0RAM size:2GB

ZenFone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL

90.0RAM size:6GB

ZenFone 3

60.0RAM size:3GB

ZenFone 3 Deluxe

70.0RAM size:4GB

Zenfone Go ZB500KL

50.0RAM size:2GB

storage size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twostorage size

Zenfone 3 ZE520KL

67.0-Storage size:64GB

ZenFone 3 Laser

55.5Storage size:32GB

ZenFone Go

50.0Storage size:16GB

ZenFone Max

50.0Storage size:16GB

ZenFone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL

91.5Storage size:256GB

ZenFone 3

55.5Storage size:32GB

ZenFone 3 Deluxe

67.0Storage size:64GB

Zenfone Go ZB500KL

50.0Storage size:16GB

battery

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobattery

Zenfone 3 ZE520KL

59.0-Battery capacity:2600mAh

ZenFone 3 Laser

65.0Battery capacity:3000mAh

ZenFone Go

65.2Battery capacity:3010mAh

ZenFone Max

83.0Battery capacity:5000mAh

ZenFone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL

65.0Battery capacity:3000mAh

ZenFone 3

59.8Battery capacity:2650mAh

ZenFone 3 Deluxe

65.0Battery capacity:3000mAh

Zenfone Go ZB500KL

59.0Battery capacity:2600mAh

rear-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the tworear-camera resolution

Zenfone 3 ZE520KL

68.8-Rear-camera resolution:16 MP

ZenFone 3 Laser

61.7Rear-camera resolution:13 MP

ZenFone Go

50.0Rear-camera resolution:8 MP

ZenFone Max

61.7Rear-camera resolution:13 MP

ZenFone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL

85.3Rear-camera resolution:23 MP

ZenFone 3

68.8Rear-camera resolution:16 MP

ZenFone 3 Deluxe

68.8Rear-camera resolution:16 MP

Zenfone Go ZB500KL

61.7Rear-camera resolution:13 MP

front-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twofront-camera resolution

Zenfone 3 ZE520KL

58.3-Front-camera resolution:8 MP

ZenFone 3 Laser

58.3Front-camera resolution:8 MP

ZenFone Go

50.0Front-camera resolution:5 MP

ZenFone Max

50.0Front-camera resolution:5 MP

ZenFone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL

58.3Front-camera resolution:8 MP

ZenFone 3

58.3Front-camera resolution:8 MP

ZenFone 3 Deluxe

58.3Front-camera resolution:8 MP

Zenfone Go ZB500KL

50.0Front-camera resolution:5 MP

grip

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twogrip

Zenfone 3 ZE520KL

64.3-Color:Sapphire Black/Moonlight White/Shimmer Gold, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9inches (74mm) x 5.8inches (146.9mm) x 0.3inches (7.7mm), Weight:5.0704oz (144g)

ZenFone 3 Laser

61.9Color:/, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (76mm) x 5.9inches (149mm) x 0.31inches (7.9mm), Weight:5.3oz (150g)

ZenFone Go

58.0Color:/ / / /, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0276inches (76.9mm) x 5.9inches (151mm) x 0.42inches (10.7mm), Weight:5.6oz (160g)

ZenFone Max

48.9Color:/, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0512inches (77.5mm) x 6.1inches (156mm) x 0.42inches (10.6mm), Weight:7.1oz (202g)

ZenFone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL

56.2Color:/, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0472inches (77.4mm) x 6.2inches (156.4mm) x 0.3inches (7.5mm), Weight:6.0563oz (172g)

ZenFone 3

64.4Color:/ /, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9inches (73.9mm) x 5.8inches (146.8mm) x 0.3inches (7.7mm), Weight:5.0704oz (144g)

ZenFone 3 Deluxe

59.4Color:/, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0197inches (76.7mm) x 6.0inches (151.4mm) x 0.31inches (7.8mm), Weight:5.6oz (160g)

Zenfone Go ZB500KL

63.3Color:Glacier Gray/Sheer Gold/Silver Blue/Glamour Red/Charcoal Black/Pearl White, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8inches (70.9mm) x 5.7inches (143.7mm) x 0.44inches (11.3mm), Weight:5.3oz (150g)

screen cleanliness

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen cleanliness

Zenfone 3 ZE520KL

85.5-Display type:Super IPS+, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423ppi

ZenFone 3 Laser

85.0Display type:IPS, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:400ppi

ZenFone Go

53.7Display type:IPS, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:267ppi

ZenFone Max

53.7Display type:IPS, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:267ppi

ZenFone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL

81.7Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:386ppi

ZenFone 3

85.5Display type:Super IPS+, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423ppi

ZenFone 3 Deluxe

85.0Display type:Super IPS+, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:400ppi

Zenfone Go ZB500KL

59.9Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:293ppi

performance

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoperformance

Zenfone 3 ZE520KL

89.6-OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625, CPU specs:2.0GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB

ZenFone 3 Laser

66.3OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 430 MSM8937, CPU specs:1.4GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB

ZenFone Go

39.6OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 400, CPU specs:1.4GHz×4(Quad core), RAM size:2GB

ZenFone Max

33.5OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, CPU specs:1.2GHz×4(Quad core), RAM size:2GB

ZenFone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL

84.4OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 821, CPU specs:2.4GHz×4(Quad core), RAM size:6GB

ZenFone 3

88.2OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 625, CPU specs:2GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:3GB

ZenFone 3 Deluxe

89.6OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 625 MSM8953, CPU specs:2GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB

Zenfone Go ZB500KL

27.3OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410, CPU specs:1.0GHz×4(Quad core), RAM size:2GB

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