ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom has Dual Camera & 5000mAh Battery in Slim Body

By Daniel Gubalane on Jan 05, 2017

Along with the ZenFone AR, ASUS also launched a photography-centric smartphone at CES 2017 – the ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom.

It boasts a dual camera system with several technologies all aimed at improving photos and videos as well as a massive 5000mAh battery in a sleek 7.99mm body. This is perfect for taking lots of pictures on a vacation without worrying if the phone will last the whole trip.

Photography Features

A closer look at the ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom’s dual camera system shows that it’s composed of two 12 Megapixel cameras. One has f/1.7 aperture, a Sony IMX262 image sensor, 2mm focal length and optical image stabilization (OIS). The other camera has 2.3x optical zoom and a focal length of 59mm for Portrait Mode with depth of field.

It also has second generation Laser Autofocus, dual pixel Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), an RGB color correction sensor and support for RAW.

Sadly, there’s no LED flash for the 13 Megapixel front camera. The screen can serve as the flash though.

ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom Portrait Mode
Portrait Mode will be available after a software update.

Performance & Storage

The ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom runs on a 2.0GHz octa core Snapdragon 625 processor from Qualcomm, up to 4GB of RAM and Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS.

Its 5000mAh battery can provide up to 48 hours of 3G talk time, 25 hours of Wi-Fi web browsing or 6.4 hours of 4K video recording! It can also serve as a powerbank to other devices with 1A of current.

There are 32GB, 64GB and 128GB storage options but all three comes with a microSD card slot for up to 2TB memory cards.

ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom box
ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom box.

Display, Connectivity, Price & Availability

The ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom has a 5.5 inch full HD AMOLED display with a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protective layer on top.

For connectivity, it has basic Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS and 4G LTE. There’s also a fingerprint sensor at the back of the device and a USB Type-C port at the bottom.

ASUS hasn’t revealed the price of the ZenFone 3 Zoom yet.

ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom – Smartphone Specifications

  • 5.5 Inch FHD AMOLED Display (1080 x 1920 Pixels, 401 ppi)
  • Scratch Resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS with ZenUI 3.0
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Chipset
  • 2.0GHz Octa Core Cortex-A53 CPU
  • Adreno 506 GPU
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 12.0 MP + 12.0 MP Dual Rear Camera with Dual LED Flash
  • Sony IMX362 Image Sensor, f/1.7 Aperture, 2.3x Optical Zoom, OIS, RGB Sensor & Dual LED Flash
  • 13.0 MP Front Camera
  • 32GB/64GB/128GB Internal Storage
  • Expandable Up to 2TB via microSD
  • Dual nano-SIM
  • 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE & GPRS Networks
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • A-GPS
  • FM Radio
  • USB Type-C
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • IR Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Compass
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • 154.3 x 77 x 7.99 mm @ 170 g
  • 5000mAh Battery (Non-removable)