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Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe sports a premium finish

Asus' flagship phone is gorgeous on the outside, a little flawed on the inside.

Aloysius Low
Aloysius Low is a Senior Editor at CNET covering mobile and Asia. Based in Singapore, he loves playing Dota 2 when he can spare the time and is also the owner-minion of two adorable cats.
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Announced back in June last year, the Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe is the Taiwanese company's flagship phone sporting either a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 or 821 processor. Inside its full metal body lies a whopping 6GB RAM and a 3,000mAh battery.

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The phone features Asus' usual design flairs, which includes a series of concentric circles that give the phone its own flavor.

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At the top of the phone you'll find the front-facing 8-megapixel shooter.

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Behind is a full metal rear with no antenna markings, a fingerprint sensor and a 23-megapixel camera.

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The phone is just 7.5 mm-thick, which is pretty slim to boot. I do find it distracting that the buttons are not centered.

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Like more recent phones, the Deluxe packs a USB Type-C port for charging.

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The phone's 5.7-inch full-HD display is bright and sharp.

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Here's another look at the beautiful metal rear of the Deluxe. I love how the cool metal feels in the hand.

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The camera user interface is clean and simple.

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