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ASUS Zenfone Zoom : First Hand Review by ThePixelPedia

ASUS – world’s top third vendor in terms of consumer notebook and also a company with a tag line of best-selling and most award winning motherboards. Every product from ASUS perfectly meets the needs of digital homes and offices. In order to maintain this needs fulfilling popularity in India, ASUS has come up with a new smartphone named – Zenfone Zoom. The manufacturers claim that ASUS Zenfone Zoom is the world’s thinnest 3X optical zoom Smartphone developed for the ones who love to capture pics with DSLR quality.

Yes! You can carry a DSLR for capturing pics, but will you be able to carry it everywhere? Obviously, no. So, for you to never miss anything worth quality capturing, ASUS has come up with Zenfone Zoom.

Another great photography features present in this smartphone from ASUS are:

  • Optical image stabilization
  • Laser auto-focus capture with total clarity at lightning speed

Key Features

From a list of features offered by ASUS Zenfone Zoom, there are a few which separates it from other similar range smartphones. These key features are as follows:

Pocket-sized DSLR Experience

With periscopic innovation, in-built smart FSI sensor, 5cm macro shots, pro-style manual mode and 52MP super resolution, Zenfone Zoom can be nicknamed as a pocket-sized DSLR.

See the World up Close

Zenfone Zoom is the world’s thinnest 3X optical zoom smartphone with 10-element HOYA lens, 13MP PixelMaster camera, laser auto-focus and 5mm edge.

Monster Performance

In terms of performance, this smartphone can be considered as a monster. This is due to the features like – 64-bit quad-core processor, 128GB storage, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 250Mbps LTE, Full HD display and BoostMaster fast charging enclosed in it.

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From the list of specifications offered by ASUS Zenfone Zoom, we have come up with a few main specs, which are must to be known by any buyer before choosing it over other similar smartphones. These must know features or specifications of Zenfone Zoom are:

PixelMaster Camera

This is the main feature based on which the manufacturers claim that this smartphone will provide its users with a DSLR experience. And yes, this is acceptable due to the presence of 13MP rare and 5MP front camera supported with some great hidden features. Few of these hidden camera features are:

In rare camera – f/2.7 aperture, 3X optical zoom/12X total zoom, 10P HOYA lens, laser auto-focus, dual-color Real Tone flash and 4 stop OIS (Optical Image Stabilization).

In front camera – f/2.7 aperture, wide angle 88 degree lens with Pano selfie. Included features of PixelMaster are; low light mode, backlight mode, professional mode and beautification mode.

All these super camera features put together and form a great photography experience, which is nothing less than using a DSLR.

Let’s see some of the photos clicked by ASUS Zenfone Zoom:

We think that the clicked images of this phone are simply superb and somehow will manage your day if you don’t want to pick up your DSLR.

Networks, Memory and Storage

Networks supported by this instrument vary by country. Coming to the memory and storage space offered by Zenfone Zoom are as follows: 128GB ROM, 4GB LPDDR3 RAM and micro SD card slot (expandable up to 128GB).

Connectivity and Battery

Zenfone Zoom supports every basic connectivity features like – Wi-Fi direct, Bluetooth 4.0, 3.5mm audio jack and a single micro SIM. Coming to the battery, this device encloses a 3000mAh non-removable lithium-polymer, which is not bad!

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Other specs include – ASUS ZenUI under Android 5.0 i.e. Lollipop, 64-bit quad-core 2.5GHz processor, 5.5 inch full HD resolution (1920 x 1080).

Availability and Pricing

This photography centric smartphone by ASUS is available on Flipkart from 22nd January, 2016. In other ASUS exclusive stores this device will be made available from February 2016, priced at Rs. 37,999.


Jerry Shen, CEO of ASUS reviled Zenfone Zoom at a launch even conducted in Agra, India on 22nd January, 2016. It’s good to see that manufacturers are trying to impart Smartphones with great photographic features. This initiative will surely help them in increasing their sales, as people today are more involved in using the camera part of their smartphones after the browsing part.

And now when the users are having an option to purchase something that will provide them with DSLR quality pictures, then why wouldn’t they go for it. As it will help them in combining their two smart gadgets i.e. smartphone and DSLR into one single gadget – ‘Zenfone Zoom’.

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