Asus ZenFone Zoom

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6.9/10
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The Asus ZenFone Zoom currently has an Informr score of 6.9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 12 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


OS
No
Processor
2.3 GHz
Screen Size
5.5"
Camera
13+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


BGR

A few things define the Asus Zenfone Zoom S: Android Nougat, dual-camera setup, bumper battery, and a price which falls between mid-range and premium. On the whole, the bundle of features on the Asus Zenfone Zoom S are a decent match to its price tag.

- Deepali Moray, BGR
Digital Trends

Asus’ Zenfone Zoom should be a photographer's dream phone, but it takes average pictures.

- Julian Chokkattu, Digital Trends
The Mobile Indian

Asus ZenFone Zoom has an unibody aluminium frame with a chrome finishing that looks impressive and provides easy gripping.

- Sandeep Budki, The Mobile Indian
TechRadar

If optical zoom in a smartphone appeals to you, your options are limited. At that, the Asus ZenFone Zoom is currently your best bet. There are a few more reasons to enjoy this souped-up camera phone, but with it, also come some frustrating design choices that get in the way of a breezy user experien...

- Cameron Faulkner, TechRadar
Pocketnow

We want to reward daring design. We want to celebrate when companies take risks. The ZenFone Zoom is an incredible feat of camera design, but the crown jewel feature of this phone in many ways compromises the camera that the zoom lens is supposed to enhance. That unfortunately becomes the end of the...

- Juan Carlos Bagnell, Pocketnow


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Asus released the ZenFone Zoom on December 15, 2015.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Asus ZenFone Zoom user manual here.


Asus backs up the ZenFone Zoom with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
5.5"

The Asus ZenFone Zoom's screen size is 5.5 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
2.3 GHz

There is a Intel Atom Z3580 Quad core 2.3 GHz processor (CPU).

OS
No

The phone runs on the 5.0 Lollipop (Update Available: 6.0 Marshmallow) operating system (OS).

Camera
13+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
128 GB

Internal memory is 128 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 3000 mAh battery.

ZenFone Zoom Specs

Overview
Release date December 15, 2015
Regions available USA, Canada, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /800/850/900/1800/2600 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System 5.0 Lollipop (Update Available: 6.0 Marshmallow)
Processor Intel Atom Z3580 Quad core 2.3 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 128 GB
RAM 4 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.46 W/kg
Body: 1.16 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Meteorite Black, Glacier white
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.9 x 7.9 x 1.2 cm (6.3 x 3.1 x 0.5 in)
Weight 185 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density 403 pixels
Size 5.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
13+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
3x optical
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR, Zero shutter lag
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Selfie Panorama
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Asus ZX550

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Critic Reviews


BGR

Delightful dual-camera setup and battery backup

from BGR

A few things define the Asus Zenfone Zoom S: Android Nougat, dual-camera setup, bumper battery, and a price which falls between mid-range and premium. On the whole, the bundle of features on the Asus Zenfone Zoom S are a decent match to its price tag.

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A few things define the Asus Zenfone Zoom S: Android Nougat, dual-camera setup, bumper battery, and a price which falls between mid-range and premium. On the whole, the bundle of features on the Asus Zenfone Zoom S are a decent match to its price tag.

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Digital Trends

Isn't the camera phone of your dreams

from Digital Trends

For the price, the Zenfone Zoom certainly gets the job done without any stutters and hiccups. Its performance is comparable to the Moto G (2015), the Nexus 5X, and many other leading smartphones in its tier. We just can’t recommend it because it sorely lacks any style in its user interface...More

For the price, the Zenfone Zoom certainly gets the job done without any stutters and hiccups. Its performance is comparable to the Moto G (2015), the Nexus 5X, and many other leading smartphones in its tier. We just can’t recommend it because it sorely lacks any style in its user interface and design; not to mention, the camera just isn’t good enough.

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The Mobile Indian

An experiment worth appreciating

from The Mobile Indian

The Asus ZenFone Zoom has a premium price tag of Rs 37,999 which is may not go well with a lot of people as having an optical zoom is not a necessity in the phone. It terms of experimentation, Asus has done a decent job with ZenFone Zoom but there are miles to cover before they stop. The battery...More

The Asus ZenFone Zoom has a premium price tag of Rs 37,999 which is may not go well with a lot of people as having an optical zoom is not a necessity in the phone. It terms of experimentation, Asus has done a decent job with ZenFone Zoom but there are miles to cover before they stop. The battery department needs a serious relook and UI needs to be freed of the clutter.

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TechRadar

Slick design, thoughtful button placement, some neat ZenUI features

from TechRadar

If optical zoom in a smartphone appeals to you, your options are limited. At that, the Asus ZenFone Zoom is currently your best bet. There are a few more reasons to enjoy this souped-up camera phone, but with it, also come some frustrating design choices that get in the way of a breezy user experience.

Read full review

If optical zoom in a smartphone appeals to you, your options are limited. At that, the Asus ZenFone Zoom is currently your best bet. There are a few more reasons to enjoy this souped-up camera phone, but with it, also come some frustrating design choices that get in the way of a breezy user experience.

Read full review

Less

Pocketnow

Practical build quality with premium materials

from Pocketnow

We want to reward daring design. We want to celebrate when companies take risks. The ZenFone Zoom is an incredible feat of camera design, but the crown jewel feature of this phone in many ways compromises the camera that the zoom lens is supposed to enhance. That unfortunately becomes the end of...More

We want to reward daring design. We want to celebrate when companies take risks. The ZenFone Zoom is an incredible feat of camera design, but the crown jewel feature of this phone in many ways compromises the camera that the zoom lens is supposed to enhance. That unfortunately becomes the end of the review. When a company places so much responsibility on one feature, it’s exceedingly difficult to ignore that feature for any kind of objective comparison with other phones. It’s the ZenFone Zoom, we can’t rightfully say “but ignoring the camera…”.

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Cnet

Groundbreaking camera, iffy performance

from Cnet

The Asus ZenFone Zoom puts cool new camera tech to work, but its bloated software and poor overall performance keep it from being a phone you'd want to buy.

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The Asus ZenFone Zoom puts cool new camera tech to work, but its bloated software and poor overall performance keep it from being a phone you'd want to buy.

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Android Guys

Clearing up the view ahead

from Android Guys

When I reflect on everything that the ZenFone Zoom offers and then recall its asking price of $399, I can’t help but think that the value is great. I could most definitely replace my daily driver flagship phone (which costs almost twice as much) and not regret it. That’s where the Zen...More

When I reflect on everything that the ZenFone Zoom offers and then recall its asking price of $399, I can’t help but think that the value is great. I could most definitely replace my daily driver flagship phone (which costs almost twice as much) and not regret it. That’s where the ZenFone line has the upper-hand, and the 3x optical zoom is icing that you won’t get on most cakes out there. As long as your expectations aren’t sky-high, the ZenFone Zoom is definitely recommendable. I just emphasize that the camera’s general performance is good but not the best you’ll find, and that ZenUI may be too heavy for Android enthusiasts (although, it functions just fine).

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PC Magazine

Sluggish camera app, unimpressive battery life

from PC Magazine

The Asus ZenFone Zoom is a camera-centric unlocked phone with a 3x optical zoom, but it's held back by average sensor quality, a slow camera app, and no 4K video recording.

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The Asus ZenFone Zoom is a camera-centric unlocked phone with a 3x optical zoom, but it's held back by average sensor quality, a slow camera app, and no 4K video recording.

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Android Community

A little too late

from Android Community

Clever hardware elevates an already great phone line even higher, but the execution stumbles a bit.

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Clever hardware elevates an already great phone line even higher, but the execution stumbles a bit.

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The Indian Express

It fails to deliver a stellar battery and the camera UI is confusing at best

from The Indian Express

If you want a phone which lets you focus from afar on an object, the Asus Zenfone Zoom is currently the only option in the market. Given the pricing, Asus automatically ends up jumping into the big league where the standards are really high. If you’re a user with money to spend on a smartph...More

If you want a phone which lets you focus from afar on an object, the Asus Zenfone Zoom is currently the only option in the market. Given the pricing, Asus automatically ends up jumping into the big league where the standards are really high. If you’re a user with money to spend on a smartphone, Zenfone Zoom is trying something different, although the results are definitely not perfect. -

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