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.
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.
ASUS ZenFone Zoom ZX551ML Technical Specifications
|Processor||64-bit Intel® Atom™Z3590 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/m2 brightness 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|