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Asus Zenfone Zoom and Zenfone Max Now in Stores

Good news Zenfone fans! The two new Asus smartphones that have just launched are now available in all authorized resellers throughout the Philippines.

The Zenfone Zoom which features 3x optical zoom for consumers wanting to zoom in on their subject without losing clarity unlike other smartphones that relies on digital zoom. Apart from its camera-centric nature, it’s also a powerhouse smartphone with the beastly Intel Z3590 quad-core processor clocked at 2.5GHz, 4GB of RAM, and a whopping 128GB of internal storage.

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Asus ZenFone Zoom (ZX551ML) specs:
5.5 inch IPS LCD display @ 1920×1080 pixels, 401ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
2.5GHz Intel Atom Z3590 64-bit quad-core CPU
PowerVR 6430 GPU
128GB internal storage
up to 128GB via microSD card
13-megapixel rear camera w/ 3x optical zoom, dual-tone LED flash
5-megapixel front-facing camera
LTE Cat4+
Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.0
GPS w/ A-GPS support
3000mAh Li-Po battery
Android 5.0 Lollipop w/ Zen UI

Check out our first impressions on the device here, and also some sample shots taken here.


The Zenfone Max, on the other hand, is an Android smartphone for those who are always on the go. With its 5,000mAh battery, you’d definitely won’t need a charger as often as before. If you’re familiar with all the Zenfones in the market, the Max is basically an amped version of the Laser 5.5-inch variant due to its large battery capacity.


ASUS Zenfone Max (ZC550KL) specifications:
5.5-inch HD IPS display @ 1280 x 720 resolution, 267ppi
Gorilla Glass 4
64-bit 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor
Adreno 306 GPU
16GB internal storage
Expandable up to 128GB via microSD
13MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, laser autofocus, and dual-tone LED flash
5MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture
Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP, EDR
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
Dual-SIM, dual standby
5000mAh Li-Po battery
156 x 77.5 x 10.6mm
202 grams
Android 5.0 Lollipop with ZenUI

We already reviewed the Zenfone Max so be sure to check out how it fares through our tests here.

The Asus Zenfone Zoom is currently priced at Php26,995 while the Zenfone Max has a friendlier tag of Php8,485. You may check out the Asus Philippines Facebook page for a list of stores when you can get your hands on these two Zenfones.

This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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4 Responses

  1. Hikari says:

    $400 lang ang Zenfone Zoom sa US- exclusive sa B&H (Photo and Video Store) unlocked.

    Ph 27,000 local price is way too high.

  2. jose says:

    This is a single SIM phone. Why do you still say it is a dual SIM phone?

  3. Bulbolizer says:

    Kaya walang dumadating na mga xiaomi dito. pulpol na tax yan.

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