Asus ZenFone 3 64GB Smartphone - Dark Blue - Unlocked

  • Model #: ZE552KL
  • Web Code: 10488457
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The ASUS ZenFone 3 redefines what it means to be a smartphone. Equipped with a 2.0GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and Adreno 506 GPU, the Zenfone 3 delivers an entertainment experience previously unheard of on a smartphone. The PixelMaster 3.0 camera with optical and electronic image stabilization captures 16MP stills and 4K video.

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A glass-and-metal wonder

  • 5.5-inch Super IPS+ Full HD display (1920 x 1080) with 401ppi to show every detail and an intense 500nits of brightness for easy viewing under even the brightest light conditions
  • Ultra-slim 2.1mm bezel with a remarkable 77.3% screen-to-body ratio, so there's more display and less bulk
  • Corning Gorilla Glass on the front and back is carefully tempered, machined, and polished to be as clear as crystal, as smooth as silk, and incredibly resistant to scratches
  • Premium metal frame is just 6.16mm thin and features a taper towards the edge that feels natural and comfortable to hold
  • 3000mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery lets you spend more time talking, texting, and surfing, and less time recharging
  • USB Type C 2.0 port lets you easily connect your device thanks to the reversible connector and offers quick battery recharging

All about performance

  • 2.0GHz Cortex A53 Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor and 4GB of RAM deliver speedy performance while reducing power consumption
  • Adreno 506 graphics processor uses advanced techniques such as geometry shading and tessellation to create desktop and console-quality gaming experiences on your smartphone
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow offers a seamless smartphone experience with features like Now on Tap, Doze, App Standby, and more
  • Dual-SIM bay (4G/3G) offers complete flexibility for up to 150Mbps (Category 4) downloads via either SIM card
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac technology provides wireless connections that scream at up to 433Mbps
  • Bluetooth 4.0 lets you pair with compatible devices, giving you the ultimate in wireless freedom
  • Equipped with 64GB of storage for your favourite apps, music, movies, and more
  • Supports micro SD cards of up to 128GB

Built for photography

  • PixelMaster 3.0 packs a 16MP camera with a Sony IMX298 sensor and 64MP Super Resolution technology capable of recording 4K UHD video
  • Largan f/2.0-aperture, 6-element lens offers incredible low light performance
  • Subject-tracking TriTech combines 3 focusing technologies -- laser, phase detection, and continuous auto-focus -- into one harmonious system, resulting in clear focus in just 0.03 seconds
  • 4-axis optical image stabilizer (OIS) compensates for shakes and wobbles, keeping the lens steady when you can’t
  • 3-axis electronic image stabilization (EIS) allows you to shoot smooth, steady video, even as you and your subjects move
  • Front-facing 8MP camera with f/2.0-aperture lens makes it easy to video chat or take a quick selfie

Security (and more) at your fingertip

  • A fingerprint sensor on the back of the smartphone makes it easy and natural to turn on and unlock your phone; simply touch it for easy, secure access to your device
  • Double tap your fingertip on the sensor to summon the camera, then tap again to trip the shutter
  • Answer incoming calls with a double-tap on the fingerprint sensor
  • Store up to five fingerprints for increased access

What's an "unlocked phone?"

Purchasing an unlocked handset gives you more handset options to choose from and more flexibility as to where you use it. Because an unlocked handset isn't tied to a particular service provider, it can be used with any service provider in the world that operates on a SIM card-based GSM network. Simply place an activated SIM card in the handset and you'll enjoy the same or similar service. Some premium features may not be available. SIM card sold separately. Speak with your current service provider for more details.

What's in the Box?

  • ASUS Zenfone3
  • Type C to A Cable
  • Adaptor
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Card

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)
  • Labour - 1 Year(s)
  • Base Features
  • Wireless Carrier
  • Product Condition
  • Bluetooth
    Bluetooth 4.0
  • Memory - Built-in
    64 GB
  • Memory - Expansion
    Micro SD Card - Up to 128 GB
  • CPU
    2.0 GHz
  • RAM Size
    4 GB
  • Phone Operating System
    Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • Battery Type
  • Connectivity
  • Supported Network/Bands
    4G: FDD-LTE 700(B17)/700(B28)/850(B5)/900(B8)/1700(B4)/1800(B3)/1900(B2)/2100(B1)/2600(B7)MHz
  • Wi-Fi
    802.11 ac
  • NFC
  • Mobile Pay
  • Wireless Charging
  • Headphone Jack
  • Camera
  • Front-Facing Camera Resolution
    8 MP
  • Rear Camera Resolution
    16 MP
  • Front Video Capture Resolution
  • Rear Video Capture Resolution
    4K Video Recording
  • Camera Flash
  • Other Camera Features
    Autofocus; Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
  • Display
  • Display Resolution
    1920 x 1080
  • Display Size
    5.5 in
  • Other Display Features
  • Sensors
  • Fingerprint Scanning
  • Physical Features
  • Shock Protection
  • Water Protection
  • Colour
    Dark Blue
  • Dimensions (cm)
    15.24 (W) x 7.62 (H) x 0.76 (D) cm
  • Dimensions (in)
    6 (W) x 3 (H) x 0.3 (D) in
  • Weight
    136.08 g
  • Warranty Labour
    1 Year(s)
  • Warranty Parts
    1 Year(s)



Customer Reviews

4.2 / 5
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33 Reviews

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  • from Toronto, ON

Such a bad phone. Super slow

In last 2 years, i have bought 2 Asus phones and now its the time to change to Samsung or iPhone.. Can't handle this super slow phone anymore.

  • from St. John's, NL

Too good to be true.

Do you like notifications when you get messages, or do you like being able to receive messages at all? If so, this phone is not for you. This phone is also not for you if you have plans on dialing 911 as it has complications with dialing the emergency services throughout Canada. If you get this phone, you will have to make sure that your messaging apps are not set to be suspended while not in use because failing to do so will result in receiving no notification when you are messaged or a notification hours after being contacted. It should be noted that even if you manually adjust an app to not be forced closed while not in use, this phone will still arbitrarily start and stop giving you notifications with some apps (Snapchat, I'm looking at you), being worse offenders than others. If you like to snapchat, I should tell you that you will get approximately 3.23 seconds of having the app open before the phone lags so badly that it shuts itself down, or you will have to exit and then reenter the app (in the meantime your device should be overheating quite a bit if the genius designers of asus's magnum opus had been shipped to you to their specifications). Speaking of the almighty Asus Zenfone 3 build quality, who decided to make the lens of the camera stick out of the phone body? Not only can this (and it has believe you me), lead to the lens being utterly shattered, it makes the user either have to lay the phone down on the lens itself or on the front of the phone. Either way, the phone needs to be lain down glass first, so watch where you're putting it down...better yet, just keep it in your hand..oh wait the curved sides of this phone and sleek backside combine to make this an awkward and difficult device to hold. Rest assured, unless you get a nice, grip(able?) case, you will drop this phone. I cannot tell you how often you will, but you will drop it, it will land on its corner, and it will break. Luckily, I have a case for mine, I had to wait weeks because as this is a new, unpopular phone in Canada your chances of finding a case in a chain store is unlikely, but hey, the internet is a wonderful place...that you're going to have a painful time navigating on this phone. This phone does not run apps well, this phone does not surf the internet well. This phone can barely run itself: The gigs of ram it has will largely be taken up by bloatware and the os. Do not expect to game on it. Do not expect it to be able to handle much of anything. I had a nexus 4 that could handle more. The saving grace - the one relatively decent quality this phone has for its price point - is its camera, but even that is only at an acceptable quality if you get the zenfone 3 laser (which suffers from the same problems as this with the added grip issue of it being bulky). Now, you may be thinking "oh gee wow, he gave this two stars, but he hasn't said one nice thing about the phone", or you may be thinking something more like "this dude has no idea how people talk", but I gave this phone two stars because some of the stock apps can be pretty useful (when they work), the microsd slot is wicked to have, the screen clarity is great (though a little dull and dim...yet an asus app helps with this), and the camera can take some decent shots if you can work it (and it isn't so sluggish it freezes immediately and shuts down/resets the phone). Anyway, two stars for some minor, cool features, and -3 stars because it's just an inherently broken piece of technology. If you get it, you do you, but just don't rely on this phone's alarm to wake you up in the morning: You'll regret it.

  • from Orangeville

Amazing yet terrible

For the price the phone blew away my expectations. Absolutely loved it. Battery life was great, camera was amazing, and display was good for the money. Personally I prefer the 1080p displays as it saves battery compared to the 1440p phones, but this small of a screen you don't notice the quality difference unless you are using it for VR. The main issue with these phones is that there are way too many lemons. it seems about 20-30% of the phone's going out have some sort of problem - mine included. I guess that's what happens when you get a phone this good for so cheap, they must cheap out in the manufacturing process causing many to come off the line faulty. In my case the focus on my rear camera stopped working, and my headphone jack is crackling. Luckly I have geek squad protection and they are replacing the phone but it's still a bummer. Its a gamble but if you get one that isn't a lemon then it's an amazing deal

  • from Guelph, ON


A phone similar to Samsung S7 with the price of S5.

  • from Coquitlam, BC

I love this one!

With 4G Ram go to network so fast and easy, take many beautiful & sharp images from it. Thanks for the HDR Pro mode and manual control. The lens was made with sapphire glass for protection from scratches, which my old Sony didn't have. If don't want to waste too much money on a cell, this is the one ~

  • from Ajax, ON


Bought this phone brand new from Best Buy and the camera is H-O-R-R-I-B-L-E unless you are taking a picture of something that is maybe 6 inches away from the lens, yeah, 6 inches. The focus from a distance larger than that is horrendous. Since I got this phone I have had to take my actual camera with me to take pictures. Ugh.

  • from Burlington


its funny to see how one person has written the same review more than 4 times and it helps increase the overall review of the product. makes me wonder if all the reviews are legit?

  • from Victoria, BC

Superb on paper!

My old Motorola G 3rd Gen from 3 years ago has worse specs, and yet it out performs this phone hands down. Save your money and buy another phone - this is on sale because it doesn't work not because it is a deal. Great specs but it doesn't perform like it. Too much bloatware and crap on this machine to be useful. I really, really wanted this to work well. For now back to my old 2014 phone..

  • from Ottawa

Excellent phone

Just bought this phone 2 weeks ago. Faster device for running games. Camera is excellent. Within a decent price this is a great phone. Screen size is also large.

  • from Merivale Best Buy

Asus Zenfone 3

Was great while it worked. However, after 6 weeks of normal use, it just stopped working altogether. The screen went black and would not turn on. Tried everything, but the device would not turn on at all. Perhaps I got a lemon. Tried to return to Best buy ( Merivale), but they would not take it back as it was beyond the "30 day return period"!

  • from Concord, ON


I've been used Zenfone3 for 6 month, and feel so good on this. Fast, solid, not expensive as Samsung or Apple. One thing not good is hard too find good case lol

  • from Oshawa


Cannot be more happier about it

  • from Markham

Not satisfied very disappointed

After 4 months of buying this phone the upper screen suddenly does'nt work. And totally disappointed with the outcome when i returned it to the repair shop they charge me almost 300 to fix my phone .the warranty is void because the seal inside is missing. It was brand new when i bought it in bestbuy. Its really frustrating.

  • from Newmarket

Awesome phone

bought this phone last week and very impressed. everything works great and its super fast. its rocking almost flagship innards for less than half the price. screen is good but not as good as note 5 or s8. but pretty close. don't believe me? research your specs. but all in all this phone is good. camera is more than adequate.speaker is good and loud. screen is easily seen in the sun. fingerprint sensor works great too. light and comfortable. Will definitely recommend to friends and would likely buy another one like it. cool stuff !

  • from Toronto, ON

Best phone I've had in years

I've had this phone for a few months now and I couldn't be more pleased with it. It's really fast, has great apps and the user interface (UI) is top notch. The build quality, performance, and appearance IMO is 10/10. Everything on the phone looks beautiful and is very easy to use.

  • from Newmarket, ON

For the price? Amazing

I just bought this phone yesterday. I was looking at the cheaper models but Im glad i bought this one. Camera is pretty darn good. The user interface is taking some time to get used to. I just came from a note 5. The note 5 would still be a better phone. But this phone is almost as good for half the price. Its super fast. Front and back glass feel great. Colors are great. Just like samsung with 16M colors. I only have one complaint and that is the back button is on the wrong side. It should be on the right side. But if you're left handed you would be so happy lol. All in all you should be happy with your purchse. This phone works just as well as the best flagship phones of the top brands and its a heck of a lot cheaper. Probably would purchase another in the future. I like iphone as well. But as far as im concerned this phone even beats the new iphone 7 plus with its better screen quality and better camera

  • from Lindsay, Ontario

Great phone

What first grabs you is the sleek look and feel of this phone. Then you turn it on and it easily syncs with your old android phone. It quickly updates its operating system with its 2Ghz speed to give you the best experience available today on a phone. Its camera has UHF 4K recording ability for those pros out there. With its Corning glass front and back it will never scratch unless you wear a diamond ring. It already has what other manufacturers are promising. 64 GB of internal memory so you can get unlimited (almost) apps. And a slot for a micro SD card so you can take unlimited high definition pictures. It can also go almost 2 days on a charge with regular use. Now you can own the phone of the future at a great price and get out of being under your mobile phone company. Run and get this phone, you won't be disappointed.

  • from Bedford

Asus zenfone 3

This phone has a lot of bloatware and skype doesn't work ,call always fail. Middle class phone. Overall not bad. Customer service incompetent. in most cases they don't know about products anything.

  • from Vancouver, BC


Very nice phone! I like

  • from Mississauga, ON

Hidden gem

It is a great looking phone with specs that can stand up to some of the more expensive, flagship models of other manufacturers. And the dual SIM feature is amazing; it is a shame we do not have more dual SIM phones in North America. All in all, quality phone and highly recommended.

  • from Toronto, ON

good deal

it beats the mid range phones with high class appearance and elegance

  • from Ottawa

Asus ZenFone 3

A lot of people don't know what phone this is they always say wow that's a nice phone and they want to buy one.

  • from Lethbridge, AB

Great Phone

Bought this phone back in December 2016 and I have not had any major hardware or software issues. You get get a pretty good value for what you get. The snapdragon 625 does fine in everyday tasks and even gaming, the octa core processor helps to get me 5 hours of screen on time on a single charge. One minor problem I do have though is with the built in Asus battery saver app (which can't be disabled btw) that it always pops a notification to turn off battery using apps like google and google play services. Its very annoying since it pops up around twice a day and can't be disabled.

  • from Cambridge

Very pleased

The quality of the phone is very nice. For the price you get a very responsive device that easily matches the quality of other much more expensive ones. I have read some bad reviews about the Asus interface, but in my experience I don't find any issues to complain about.

  • from Chilliwack

First Smartphone

I can't compare with another smartphone as this is my first one. I did a lot of searching as I was not wanting to go with a plan. I thought that the Zenfone 3 had all the features I would want for a decent price. I mostly use the phone for photos and posting to Facebook. I think the photos are great and have had not much trouble figuring out how to use the phone and android system. Works great with gloves and even has glove touch as an option. I turned off all cell service and only use Wi-fi and can do everything with the phone at my house. I only need to make a call if someone gets hurt so rarely ever. Background was running apps on the cell part not wi-fi so that is why I shut it off. Charging takes little time and I don't feel like I need to always charge it. I'm very happy I went with the Zenfone 3. I did purchase a case and put a screen protector on it.

  • from Verdun, QC

Excellent, but mobile hotspot doesn't work

Overall an amazing phone, but the mobile hotspot doesn't work. This is the only thing I've found that's less than perfect.

  • from Verdun, QC

Amazingly good

Compares to the best flagship phones and outperforms my Samsung Note 4. I can't think of anything to criticize. Zippy performance, bright and clear screen, excellent battery life, clear speakers. Camera is great but maybe not as good as an iPhone. The fingerprint reader on the back is amazing, it lets me unlock my phone effortlessly in a fraction of a second. Everything works perfectly out of the box. Just do yourself a favour and order a case at an online store before you use it, because the glass back is slippery and Best Buy doesn't carry any cases for it as of January 2017.

  • from Maple, ON

Great phone for the price

Premium look and feel and overall great phone for the price!

  • from ottawa

No button light up

The button don't light up and you need that pin to open the sin card tray don't lose it DANG. It's nice and light weight feels smooth and quick. Good camera good recorder good looks. Don't really see a huge difference between. shiny looks like black glass. the price is right for a phone that is 5.5 can never go wrong with that. ASUS never has any cool phone cases that i actually like they all look lame and don't wanna use any kinds of cases so i have to risk breaking my phone.

  • from Windsor

Awesome phone

Love this phone, better than all the phones that are twice the price

  • from Burlington

Best phone I've owned

This is by far the best phone I've ever owned. Lots of storage space, runs fast without bogging down even with numerous apps running, amazing camera(even in low light), dual sim and many other great features. Very well built phone as well. Highly recommended it.

  • from Scarborough, ON

Completely Satisfied

Geek Squad couldn't fix my flagship phone, so they gave me a gift card for the full value of the phone. Used it to buy the ZenPhone 3, and had enough left over to get a tv. It's a gorgeous phone and it does everything I need it to do very well. I'm sure if you compared head to head against an expensive flagship phone it would lose handily, but for me, and most people, it's perfectly fine.

  • from London, ON

Asus ZenFone 3

Have had this phone for a couple days now and couldn't be happier. I bought this after my last phone broke and doing some reviews knew this one could be it for me. I am an everyday user that does mostly texting, emailing, surfing, social media and music. The speed is pretty good for the SnapDragon 625 and and the Asus UI isn't as annoying as some people think it might be. There are a lot of customization features to this phone that allow you to make it very personable. The only downside is the camera I would have to say. A little slow to react and is kinda choppy but overall very happy! Would recommend to anyone looking to buy a phone that works well but doesn't cost 700-1000 for one.

  • from Aurora

Good phone

This phone is bag for your buck. Sturdy, good camera, some bloatware, would give it 5 stars but only had the phone for a few weeks.

  • from Burlington

Best phone for cost

This is by far the best phone I've owned. It's extremely fast, built very well and it's loaded with awesome features. The camera is also very impressive. This phone handles everything I do, and still manages to get between 1-2 full days of use, depending on what I do. (2 days lighter use of web browsing, 1 day gaming and heavier processes). It's also got very high specs that rival phones that cost twice the price. Only minor gripe is that the phone is very slippery with the glass front and back, do recommend buying a case for it to protect it. Overall, you won't get a better phone for a similar cost.

  • from Surrey, BC

Great phone

It works super fast.

  • from Barrie, ON

Really Great Phone

I have been using this phone for three weeks and it has impressed me with its quality and great built in apps every day. The camera is very good and the camera apps and tools are really well developed and produce excellent results. Works well with fingerprint login and battery life is very good. Screen and display quality is very high. Feels comfortable in the hand but is slippery due to the fact it is so thin. A cover is recommended. Very happy with the build quality and exceptional camera. Highly recommend this ASUS product...good job great product. 5 Stars.

  • from Newmarket, ON

Asus ZenFone 3 64GB - Unlocked

Bought this phone last week for my not-so techno savvy wife who loves BB (just installed a Hub app). It was easy to setup and value for money. Love the 64GB and dual sim. It does have some bloatware, but not affecting the performance yet. I would give it 5 stars but it is early days. I have not tried using the phone unlocked internationally. Had minor issues syncing to Fitbit which does not show up under Bluetooth yet syncs through the app and Onkyo receiver which must be in Bluetooth mode as well. My other phones never had these minor quirks. I am considering buying one for myself.

  • from Burlington

Awesome phone for an awesome price!

This is by far the best phone I have ever owned. I've had many other phones in the past and none come close to comparing to this one. Very top notch specifications for the cost of a mid range device. The hardware is also very well built and feels as if it should be very sturdy. Will be reviewing again after some more extended use of this phone.

  • from Vaughan Mills BBY Mobile

What a Phone !

Broke my Note 3 and needed to buy a new phone unlocked and without a contract. For the price this phone is amazing ! 4 gig of ram and 64 g memory you can't complain. well worth the money !

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