5 Winning Features of the ASUS Zenfone 3 Zoom

5 Winning Features of the ASUS Zenfone 3 Zoom

ASUS is set to launch their latest smartphone in the country next month – the Zenfone 3 Zoom. It succeeds the original Zenfone Zoom in 2015, and instead of a single zoom-capable camera, it now uses a dual camera setup to go head-to-head with other camera-centric smartphones. But is that all there is to the Zenfone 3 Zoom? Take a look at its five winning features to find out.

1. Sleek design and premium build

The new Zenfone 3 Zoom has improved a lot over its predecessor in terms of design. It’s thinner and lighter even though it’s sporting a larger battery. It’s also more ergonomic and feels good on hand thanks to the metal chassis that curves on the sides and a front glass with a 2.5-dimensional contour to the edge. The quality and feel are actually close to that of the iPhone 7 Plus.

2. Dual 12MP rear camera

One of the main features of the Zenfone 3 Zoom is its dual rear camera setup. It consists of two 12MP sensors – a Sony IMX362 main camera with 25mm focal length and f/1.7 aperture for general purpose shooting, and a Samsung 3M3 2.3X zoom camera with 59mm focal length and f/2.6 aperture for distant subjects and close-up macros. In addition, the camera also features OIS, EIS, and ASUS TriTech+ AF system that consists of a dual phase-detect AF, 2nd-gen Laser AF, and contrast-detect AF. As for the front camera, it’s handled by the 13MP Sony IMX214 sensor. In a nutshell, the Zenfone 3 Zoom has some impressive camera specs.

3. Large Super AMOLED Full display with Gorilla Glass 5

ASUS equipped the Zenfone 3 Zoom with a large 5.5-inch screen with Full HD resolution. It uses a Super AMOLED display so you can expect vibrant colors and deep blacks. Protecting the entire facade of the unit is Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5. That said, the display will not just provide you with a good viewing experience, but can also protect itself from bumps and scratches.


4. SD625 + 4GB RAM + 64GB storage

The Zenfone 3 Zoom may not pack the most powerful chip in Qualcomm’s arsenal but the Snapdragon 625 chipset (the same processor powering the Zenfone 3) is more than adequate when it comes common tasks including gaming. It has also proven itself to be power efficient which is a great combo considering the large battery. The 4GB RAM and 64GB starting storage, on the other hand, can satisfy multitaskers as well as those heavy in multimedia.

5. Large battery

Powering the Zenfone 3 Zoom is a large 5,000mAh battery which is uncommon in smartphones today. It’s a pretty good move considering that plenty of users demand a smartphone with a longer battery life. Not to mention that a smartphone designed for photography and videography will warrant heavy usage. So far, we’re very much satisfied with its battery performance, giving us almost 24 hours of video playback in our battery test.

ASUS Zenfone 3 Zoom (ZE553KL) specs:
5.5-inch Super AMOLED display @ 1920 x 1080 pixels
2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core CPU
Adreno 506 GPU
64GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD, up to 128GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Dual 12MP laser AF rear camera (2.3x optical zoom) w/ dual-LED flash, OIS
13-megapixel front-facing camera
Dual SIM
Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.1
Fingerprint scanner
USB Type-C
5000mAh battery w/ fast charging
Android 6.0 Marshmallow w/ Zen UI 3.0
154.3 x 77 x 8 mm
170 g

And that’s it for now. We’re currently reviewing the Zenfone 3 Zoom, so if you have questions, please comment below.

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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11 Responses

  1. jeh says:

    wifi a/c, pretty good but if the battery is not removable, no thanks.

  2. el gato says:

    5000mah battery!
    Nougat and Oreo-capable?

    • Baleng says:

      WTF is Oreo? you should use Android O since google has not yet reveal the name, dont be fooled by rumors..

  3. trapik says:

    How I wish it has some water/dust proofing for outdoor photography


    video playback 24hrs?

  5. Arky says:

    Price will be the major factor if this will sell, hope they won’t overprice it like what they did with their Zenfone 3, if the base model is 18k and up it would be a steal.

  6. abuzalzal says:

    price should be 12k then i’ll get mine right away.

  7. Dan Ong says:

    Is the front camera have a flash and is it auto focus ? i would like to have one of this unit as i am using zenphone selfie. Tks if you couls answer my inquiry

  8. Mikel says:

    How is battery life comparing it to the Zenfone Max, which has the same capacity but different HW?

  9. wendell agriam says:

    Asus really is incredible. Great gadget but Asus should also adopt the trend of having a smartphone that is dust and water proof on thier products.

  10. John says:

    Does it have always on display?

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