ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra (ZU680KL) Specifications, Tests and Review

6.8", 1920 x 1080
Front Camera
8 Megapixel
Main Camera
23 Megapixel
Operating System
Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
32 GB
3 GB
Qualcomm Snapdragon 652
4600 mAh

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ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra (ZU680KL) Full Specifications and Details

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Product Type Smartphone
Manufacturer Model Number ZU680KL
Form Factor Touch
Height 186.4 mm Better than 99 % of phones rated.
Width 93.9 mm Better than 99 % of phones rated.
Depth 6.8 mm Better than 99 % of phones rated.
Weight 233 g Worse than 98 % of phones rated.
Body Colour Rose gold | Titanium grey | Glacier silver
Body Material Metal
Waterproof (Water-resistant) -
Integrated Components FM radio
Connector Type HDMI - 19 pin micro HDMI Type D
USB Type-C - 24 pin USB-C
SIM Card Type (Size) Nano SIM
SIM Card Qty Dual-SIM
SIM Card Configuration Details Nano SIM + nano SIM/microSD

The ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra (ZU680KL) has dimensions 186.4 mm × 93.9 mm × 6.8 mm. Its weight is 233 g.

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DISPLAY ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra (ZU680KL)
Display Type LCD display
Display Technology IPS
Screen Size (Display Size) 6.8" Better than 99 % of phones rated.
Screen Resolution (Display Resolution) 1920 x 1080 pixels Better than 80 % of phones rated.
Display Format Full HD
Display Enhancement Technology Bluelight Filter for Eye Care
Display Features Full Lamination, ASUS Tru2Life+
Display Protection (Screen Protector) Corning Gorilla Glass 4 (scratch resistant glass)

The screen size reaches 6.8" inches. With a large display, phone offers a great experience for watching videos, playing games and reading. The best phones today are 6.5'' or more. They have the advantage of a large display area that allows you to see more content than with conventional display sizes. LCD displays are currently taking a back seat. This is mainly due to higher power consumption. In addition, they have the disadvantage of lower colour contrast, which can be reflected e.g. in the resulting photos. On the other hand, phones with LCD displays are in general cheaper than those with OLED technology.

Display Resolution of ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra (ZU680KL) is 1920 x 1080 pixels. A higher display resolution is a prerequisite for a sharper image. The standard for mid-range phones today is a Full HD resolution of 1920 × 1080 px. Cheaper phones, which usually have a smaller diagonal, have an HD resolution of 1280 × 720 px. Smaller resolutions can only be found in older models. Best phones, on the other hand, have a 4K resolution of 3840 x 2160 px.

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PROCESSOR ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra (ZU680KL)
Processor Type (CPU) Qualcomm Snapdragon 652
Clock Speed 1.8 GHz Better than 64 % of phones rated.
Processor Core Qty Quad-core Worse than 55 % of phones rated.
64-bit Architecture Yes Better than 81 % of phones rated.
Graphics System (GPU) Qualcomm ADRENO 510

ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra (ZU680KL) is supplied with Qualcomm Snapdragon 652. The number of processor cores is 4. It is a number of cores that plays an important role in evaluating the performance of phone as it is responsible for computing operations. Smartphones already commonly have a core count of around 4 to 8. Multi-core processors can perform better and reduce the processing time of a request to a minimum, which is reflected in the responsiveness of the phone, e.g. in the speed of opening applications. Another important parameter is the processor frequency, which indicates how many instructions the phone can process in one second. Similar to refresh rate, the higher the number, the faster the phone responds. Processor frequency of phone ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra (ZU680KL) is 1.8 GHz. As standard today, you'll find this value between 1.8 GHz and 2.8 GHz.

The processor also includes the graphics accelerator Qualcomm ADRENO 510.

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MEMORY ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra (ZU680KL)
RAM 3 GB Better than 69 % of phones rated.
Internal Memory Size (Storage Capacity) 32 GB Better than 65 % of phones rated.
Supported Flash Memory Cards (Expandable Memory) microSDHC, microSDXC - up to 200 GB

One of the most important parameters for user´s decision is often internal memory capacity. The larger it is, the more apps, photos, movies and other files your phone can store. This phone has 32 GB storage. This memory capacity is ideal for those who have a few basic apps and a few dozen photos on their phone. If you don't expect to use your phone to play games or need to store high-resolution photos, this size should be sufficient. There is almost no probability you're likely to see this low capacity on new smartphones. The standard memory today is around 64 and 128 GB. The best phones have internal memory of 256 GB or more. Nowadays, you can usually find one phone model on the market with several different memory sizes. This allows each user to choose what suits them best.

For this model it is possible to increase the storage size by inserting a memory card.

Size of the RAM memory tells us how powerful the phone is. ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra (ZU680KL) is equipped with 3 GB. Commonly today you will find phones with 6 to 8 GB of RAM. This means that the phone can easily handle normal operation and more demanding applications or games. Higher RAM of 12 GB can be found in best phones on market and are ideal especially for avid gamers. On the other hand, operating memory below 4 GB is more of an issue with lower-end phones and older models. However, even they will find their fans among less demanding users, who don´t want to spend much on buying new phone.

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CAMERA ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra (ZU680KL)
Number of Main Cameras 1
Sensor Resolution 23 Megapixel Better than 89 % of phones rated.
Lens Aperture F/2.0 Better than 52 % of phones rated.
Lens Construction 6-element
Optical Image Stabiliser (OIS) 4 Stop OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) Better than 88 % of phones rated.
Focus Adjustment Automatic
Laser Auto Focus Yes
Special Effects Depth of field
HDR Mode Auto HDR mode
Camera Modes Panorama, Time-lapse mode, night mode, manual mode, Real time beauty mode, super resolution mode, All Smiles mode, Mini mode
Light Source Dual LED flash
Video Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (1080p)
Camera Features (Functions) Sapphire crystal lens cover, GIF animation function, Phase Detect Auto-Focus (PDAF), ZenMotion, Smart Remove, Electronic Image Stabiliser (EIS), MiniMovie, Time Rewind
Number of Front Cameras 1
Sensor Resolution (Front) 8 Megapixel Better than 70 % of phones rated.
Lens Type (Front) Wide-angle lens
Lens Aperture (Front) F/2.0 Better than 89 % of phones rated.
Focus Adjustment Focus free
HDR Mode (Front) Auto HDR mode
Camera Modes (Front) Slow motion video, night mode, selfie panorama
Camera Features (Front) PixelMaster camera

The rear camera of the ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra (ZU680KL) has only one lens. Single lens is more typical for older phones or lower-end phones with lower quality cameras. The rear cameras of modern phones nowadays are usually equipped with two, three and sometimes even five rear camera lenses. The resolution of main lens is 23 Megapixel. Nonetheless, resolution alone does not necessarily mean a good photo. Therefore, you should look at other parameters such as lens aperture or pixel size. Another important factor is the aperture, which in this case is F/2.0 and determines how much light passes through the sensor. Best phones have an aperture of up to F/1.5. But the most common lenses today are F/1.8 to F/2.2. In this case, the lower the number after the slash, the higher the photo quality. An undeniable advantage is the optical image stabilisation, which makes image significantly more stable without any loss in quality. Cheaper phone models are equipped with electronic stabilisation, which has a negative effect on the resulting image quality.

Front camera
The front camera of phone ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra (ZU680KL) has one lens. This number of lenses is standard on most smartphones nowadays. The main front lens is designed as a Wide-angle lens. The lens is equipped with 8 Megapixel. However, do not forget there are other factors than resolution having impact on the final quality of front camera photos. The main front lens also achieves F/2.0.

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Battery Capacity (Battery Size) 4600 mAh Better than 93 % of phones rated.
Talk Time 2040 minutes Better than 95 % of phones rated.
Run Time Details Talk: up to 2040 min
Continuous browsing (Wi-Fi): up to 14.5 hrs
Playback (video): up to 12.5 hrs
Battery Technology Lithium

The battery size of ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra (ZU680KL) is 4600 mAh. Nevertheless, battery capacity is not the only factor that affects the phone's battery life. For example - the size of the display, the performance of the processor, the use of data functions and, of course, the intensity of use of phone in general all have a significant impact on battery life. Standard for most smartphones today is a battery capacity of around 4500 to 5000 mAH. Phones with this battery size usually guarantee a phone life of at least 1 day. Older or cheaper smartphone models can then reach battery capacities typically around 2500 mAH and below. With this capacity, you may find that if you use your phone heavily, you may need to recharge your phone during the day. The phone ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra (ZU680KL) will last one charge with constant phone calls 2040 minutes.

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CELLULAR ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra (ZU680KL)
Technology WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Mobile Broadband Generation 4G Better than 91 % of phones rated.
Operating System Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
User Interface ASUS ZenUI 3.0
Navigation GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou

Standard 4G connectivity is currently being replaced by 5G, but is still the preserve of the latest phones. ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra (ZU680KL) supports 4G. 3G connectivity is now only found in the oldest phones. The operating system in the case of this model is Android 6.0 (Marshmallow).

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Data Transmission GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
2G Band 850 GSM, 900 GSM, 1800 GSM, 1900 GSM
Wireless Interface Infrared (IrDA), IEEE 802.11b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Messaging Services SMS, MMS

Bluetooth 4.2 must not be missing from the basic package. It makes it easy to connect wireless headphones to your phone, connect your phone to your TV, tablet, speaker and more.

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FEATURES ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra (ZU680KL)
Phone Functions Speakerphone, voice control, call timer, conference call, flight mode, voice dialing, vibrating alert
Sensors Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, digital compass, gyro sensor, hall sensor, RGB sensor
Security Devices Fingerprint reader
Additional Phone Features QuickMemo function, Wi-Fi Miracast, Kids Mode, ASUS TruVivid technology, Power Saving Mode, Hi-Res Audio, ASUS BoostMaster technology, ASUS WebStorage (5GB), Google Drive Storage (100 GB) (free for 2 years), VisualMaster 3.0, DTS Headphone:X, ASUS SonicMaster 3.0 technology
OTHERS ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra (ZU680KL)
Included Accessories Power adapter

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