A Look At Asus Zenfone Zoom

There was a time when desk phones and then cell phones were meant to make and receive calls only. With time and technological prowess, they gradually assumed more and more roles. Presently, a smartphones is as good as a computer. More so, given the widespread obsession with selfies, a great camera is a must.

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One device which promises all the good features that make a smartphone great and an amazing camera too, is the Asus Zenfone Zoom. Being touted as the world’s thinnest 3x optical zoom smartphone, this handset promises to be quite unique and exceptional.

Camera

Asus Zenfone Zoom has an innovative 10-element Hoya lens arrangement for crisp detail which can give up to 12x magnification. Equipped with 3x optical zoom, very stable optimal image stabilization, dual LED Real Tone flash and 0.03 seconds laser auto-focus, this handset can be a good accessory. Given the 13mp primary camera and 5mp secondary camera, taking excellent pictures will be an easy task. Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR mode – all of these features make this camera a formidable one.

Build and Display

The smartphone has an ultra-thin 5 mm aluminium unibody frame. The dimensions of the set are 158.9 x 78.8 x 12 mm and it weighs 185 gm. It comes with one micro SIM slot. With burnished leather rear and a metal frame, the look is pretty striking.

With a 5.5” HD display, IPS capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 403 ppi and 1080×1920 pixels resolution, Zenfone Zoom can make your video experiences pleasing.

HARDWARE

Zenfone Zoom promises to be pretty fast with 64-bit quad-core, Intel Z3590, 2.5GHz quad-core processor, 4GB RAM and ultra-fast 60ms touch-response time. With Corning Gorilla Glass 4, you need not worry about scratches on the screen. The device has 128 GB internal storage which is expandable upto 128 GB using a microSD card. When it comes to connectivity, the smartphone has Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS with AGPS.

SOFTWARE

With Android v5.0 Lollipop and ZenUI 2.0, Zenfone Zoom provides an easy to use interface.

SOUND

For all you music lovers out there, you will be able to enjoy all the songs on your playlist in the amazing sound quality of Sonic Master 2.0, five-magnet speaker with your ZenEar headset. Also, the NoiseZero Talk technology enables noise cancellation to give you a more satisfying experience.

BATTERY

A 3000mAh non-removable, Li-polymer battery powers the handset and an Asus BoostMaster helps charge the smartphone 3.6x faster. Asus claims that the battery can charge from 0 to 60% in 39 mins.

The Asus Zenfone Zoom is priced at Rs. 37,999 and that makes it the most expensive set in the Zenfone range. The specifications of the handset are pretty impressive and the camera is certainly the USP of this smartphone. So, for that picture perfect selfie, you can definitely give this one a try!

Picture courtesy – ndtv.com


by techtalks @TechTalks March 1, 2016 4:38 AM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

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