Asus has launched Zenfone Zoom smartphone in India. The smartphone features a 13-megapixel camera with 3x optical zoom, Laser Autofocus and OIS. The Asus Zenfone Zoom (ZX551ML) is available exclusively on Flipkart at a price of Rs.37999, it will be available in Asus Exclusive stores from February 2016.
Asus Zenfone Zoom (ZX551ML) – Quick Specifications
- 5.5 inch Full HD display
- Single Sim, 4G
- Android 5 Lollipop, Zen UI
- 2.5 GHz Quad-core Intel Atom Z3590
- PowerVR G6430 GPU
- 128 GB storage
- 4 GB RAM
- 13-megapixel primary camera
- 5-megapixel rear camera
- 3000 mAh Battery
- Dimensions: 158.9 X 78.84 X 11.95 mm
- Weight: 185 grams
- SAR Value: At the Head – 0.375 W/Kg, At the Body – 0.535 W/Kg
- Sensors: Accelerometer, eCompass, Proximity, Ambient Light Sensor, Hall Sensor, Gyroscope
Build & Design
The Asus Zenfone Zoom design reminds of Lumia 1020 and Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. It is made out of an aluminum alloy block which has undergone over 15 processes. The Phone has slightly rounded design and it measures at just 5mm thick on the sides. Along with volume rockers and power button, it also features dedicated Camera shutter and a video record button on the right side. On the rear side majority of the portion is occupied by camera module and it has leather finished plastic back cover.
The Zenfone Zoom sports 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. It also features Asus TrueVivid Full Screen lamination technology with 178-degree viewing angle.
Hardware & Connectivity
The Zenfone Zoom is powered by 2.5GHz Quad-core Intel Atom Z3590 SoC paired with 4GB RAM. The device comes with 128GB internal storage with microSD card slot to expand memory up to additional 128GB. It is a single sim slot and it supports 4G (check list of bands below) in India.
- 2G: GSM – 850MHz / 900MHz / 1800MHz / 1900MHz
- 3G: WCDMA – 850MHz(5) / 850MHz(6) / 900MHz(8) / 1900MHz(2) / 2100MHz(1)
- 4G: FDD-LTE – 2100MHz(1) / 1900MHz(2) / 1800MHz(3) / 850MHz(5) / 2600MHz(7) / 900MHz(8) / 1800MHz(9) / 800MHz(18) / 850MHz(19) / 700MHz(28)
- TDD-LTE – 2600MHz(38) / 1900MHz(39) / 2300MHz(40) / 2500MHz(41)
Other connectivity features include WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC, GPS, Bluetooth, microUSB 2.0 port and it also supports USB OTG.
The Asus Zenfone Zoom runs on Android 5 Lollipop with Asus’s Zen UI on top. Talking about the Zen UI, it has same features and UI design as seen on Zenfone 2 series. Android version is slightly disappointing as Asus is not known for providing early software updates.
The Zenfone Zoom features 13-megapixel autofocus rear camera with 3x optical zoom, f/2.7-4.8 aperture, laser autofocus and dual tone LED flash. It also features 10-element lens design with up to 12x Digital Zoom. Asus claims it can point and shoot clear pictures in just 0.03 seconds with Laser Autofocus. Sadly, a camera-centric phone, it does not support 4k video recording. It can record videos in Full HD at 30fps and 60fps. It has a 5-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture. Other camera features include HDR, Panorama, Manual Mode and Low-light Mode with ASUS PIxelMaseter Technology for up to 400% brighter photos and videos.
The Zenfone Zoom packs 3000 mAh Li-polymer non-removable battery with fast charging support. It comes with an 18W power adapter which can charge the phone from 0 to 60% in 39 minutes.
The Asus Zenfone Zoom is currently available in Balck color on Flipkart for the price of Rs.37999, there is no information about the availability of White variant yet.