Asus ZenFone Zoom a Photographers Beastfriend

Asus ZenFone Zoom a Photographers Beast-friend

Asus ZenFone Zoom (ZX551ML) is designed for photography enthusiasts or experts who want a quality camera smartphone. Asus Zenfone Zoom is quite similar to the other Zenfone variants: Max and Ultra in terms of design but there is a noticeable difference in camera.

So what about the camera?

Front 5 Mega-Pixel
Wide View
Selfie Panorama (up to 140 ˚)

Rear 13 Mega-Pixel
w/ flash
w/ LED Flash
0.03 second laser auto-focus
Close-up macro photography (5 cm)
dual-color Real Tone flash
Back Light (HDR) mode with ASUS PixelEnhancing Technology for up to 400% brighter , and evenly exposed photos
Low Light mode with ASUS PixelMaster Technology for up to 400% brighter photos and videos
Manual Mode for DSLR-like camera detail settings
Super resolution mode for up to 52 X resolution photos
Real Time Beautification
10 -element lens

The Camera + the screen (5.5-inch, Full HD 1920x1080/403 PPI,295ppi IPS) will give you an awesome experience in capturing moments.

I hope they will increase the screen-to-body ratio of their phones and the Zen-UI is excellent for that (hope also that users can customize the ZEN-UI more to cater the users needs and wants). The simple design is good to give the background and other effects more emphasis.

Why a Beast-Friend?

64-Bit 2.5Ghz processor plus 4GB ram, a PC in a smartphone? I'm not a fanboy but Intel's processors are great Intel Z3590 is a monster in smartphone computing. Whether you're a gamer or casual user, 6430 PowerVR graphics has high framerate for mobile.

Platform: Android™ 5.0(With ASUS ZenUI)
Color: Black/White
Dimensions:158.9 x 78.84 x 5 ~ 11.95 mm (LxWxH)
Weight: 185 g (with battery)
CPU: 64-bit Intel Atom Z3590 Quad Core Processor (Running at 2.5GHz)
Memory: 4GB LPDDR3 RAM
Storage:128GB eMCP Flash/5GB free lifetime ASUS WebStorage
Memory Slot: MicroSD card (up to 128 GB)
Modem: Intel 7262
Connectivity Technology:
     WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 
     Bluetooth V4.0+EDR , NFC
     One Micro SIM card
     SIM1 Support2G/3G/4G
Network Standard:
     Data Rate: 
     HSPA+: UL 5.76 / DL 42 Mbps 
     DC-HSPA+: UL 5.76 / DL /42 Mbps
     LTE Cat4:UL 50 / DL 150 Mbps 
     2G :
     GSM : 
     3G :
     WCDMA :
     850MHz(5)/850MHz(6)/900MHz(8)/1900MHz(2) /2100MHz(1)
     4G :
     FDD-LTE: (TW/JP version)
Navigation: GPS, GLONASS, AGPS & BDS
Display: 5.5-inch, Full HD 1920x1080/403 PPI,295ppi IPS Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4
Battery: 3000 mAh Li-Polymer (non-removable)
Audio Slot: 3.5mm
Sensor: Accelerator/E-Compass/Gyroscope/Proximity/Ambient Light Sensor/Hall Sensor
Note: Real dedicated Shutter and Recording Buttons
**based on asus website:

Verdict: A quality, good (8.5/10), awesome camera smartphone. If you ask me if I would buy this phone, Yes. Why? Value for Money! the features for the price is excellent. It is even comparable to phones with 25-30k plus price. Asus never disappoints us on battery life. Is non-removable battery an issue? For me it's not an issue, batteries nowadays are quite sturdy.

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