ASUS ZenFone Zoom review: unboxing + first impressions

The ASUS ZenFone Zoom follows the footsteps of the highly successful ZenFone 2, highlighting the 13-Megapixel rear-facing camera with optical zooming capability thanks to its multi layered Hoya lenses.

BUY: ASUS ZenFone Zoom ZX551ML (Php 22,399) on Lazada

It also comes with laser autofocus, dual-tone LED fflash and OIS (optical image stabilization) to deliver the best-in-class camera experience in the ASUS smartphone product line.

Overall the Zoom delivers an improved experience over the award winning ZenFone 2 with its Intel Atom Z3590 processor (the ZenFone 2 uses a Z3580), 4 GB of RAM, and a very generous 128 GB of built-in storage for the top of the line model. An expansion slot lets you futher increase this microSD card, though the Zoom does not provide dual SIM support, taking in only a single micro sized SIM card.

A 3000 mAh battery powers the Zoom, which you can grab for as low as Php 21,599 on Lazada today.

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ASUS ZenFone Zoom ZX551ML Technical Specifications

Processor 64-bit Intel® AtomZ3590 2.5GHz Quad-Core
Operating system ASUS ZenUI under Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
Display 5.5-inch with 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution and 403ppi pixel density IPS display with 400cd/mbrightness and full-screen lamination
Scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4 with anti-fingerprint coating
PixelMaster cameras Rear: 13MP, f/2.7- to 4.8-aperture, 10-element, 3X optical zoom lens, with optical image stabilization (OIS), laser auto-focus and dual-color Real Tone flash
Front: 5MP, f/2.0-aperture, wide-angle 88-degree lens with Pano SelfiePixelMaster features include Low Light mode, Backlight (Super HDR) mode, Beautification mode, Professional (manual-settings) mode
Network standards GSM/GPRS/EDGE; WCDMA/HSPA+/DC-HSPA+; FDD-LTE(Network support varies by country)
Memory and storage 128GB ROM DDR3, 4GB RAM, Micro SD card slot (up to 128GB supported)
Wireless 802.11ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth® 4.0
Connectors 3.5mm audio jack, single micro-SIM
Location sensors GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
Other sensors Accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, gyro, digital compass and Hall-effect sensors
Battery 3000mAh non-removable lithium-polymer
Colors Pure Black, Ceramic White
Dimensions(H x W x D) 158.9 x 78.84 x 11.95~5mm
Weight 185g

8
Solid performance and optical zoom makes it a must-have for mobile photography / videography

The Breakdown


Chassis
9
Display
9
Performance
9
Battery
6
Audio
7
Camera
9
Features
7

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