Saturday, March 18, 2017

Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom

   Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom is the second Zoom phone to come out from the company. If you are in to photography and you really like good images, then you might consider this smartphone. It is built exceptionally well and this is because the specifications of the smartphone are really very good. The Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom comes with a 5.5 inch AMOLED display 1920 x1080 pixels a 2.06GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor, Adreno 506  GPU and 4GB LPDDR$ RAM. You can choose to have a 32GB, 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. It’s expandable by using microSD and it could reach as much as two Terabytes. It uses the SIM 2 slot. The Asus Zenfone 3  Zoom smartphone  has a dual 12 MP laser AF camera ( 2.3 x optical zoom ) with dual-LED. This smartphone comes with a flash and Optical Image Stabilization. The front camera is 13 megapixels.  This smartphone has a dual SIM,  For connectivity purposes  it uses 4GLTE FDD known as ( Frequency –Division Duplexing ) with  Bands  ( 1,2,3,5, 7 8, 9, 18, 19 26, 28 ), TD-LTE meaning( Time Division ) with Bands ( 38, 39, 40, 41 ). It also has WCDMA which means ( Wideband Code Division Multiple Access ) with Bands ( 1, 2, 5, 6, 8 , 19 ), 802.11  b/g/n WI-FI and a Bluetooth 4.2. This smartphone has a fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C. It comes with a 500mAh Li-Ion battery with quick charging and reverse charging.  The OS used in this smartphone is an Android 6.0 Marshmallow w/ Zen UI 3.0. The measurements are 154.3 x 77 x 7.99mm. The weight is 170 grams. The price of this phone is estimated to be at $500.
    The design on this phone is quite different from the Zenfone released in 2015. It is not heavy despite of it’s larger battery. The Asus Zenfone 3  Zoom looks chic and slim. It is more appealing than the Zenfone 3 Max. It was designed to match the beauty of the higher standard smartphones. The front side features the 5.5 inch display and the receiver is on top of it near the 13MP selfie camera, notifications and sensors. On the down part you can see 3 unlit capacitive keys that can be used for navigating. The front side is secured because it has a Gorilla 5 glass.  The right side has the volume rocker, power and lock button. It is made of metal and the texture and it has a firm touch. On the left side you can find the hybrid SIM tray that can house 2 nano sized SIM cards. It could even be a nanoSIM or a microSD card. Right on the top, you can spot the microphone and down below there is a 3.5 mm audio port, main microphone, USB C port and a loudspeaker. On the backside of the smartphone is the 12MP camera, the Laser AF module, dual-LED flash. The finger print scanner is located at the center. There are also glossy antennas on the top and bottom corners. The backside has a matte black but refined fish and it has a good grip. This smartphone can be held with just one hand and the nice thing about it is that it is not heavy. Sporting a 5.5 inch screen with full HD resolution, the Asus Zenfone 3  Zoom has a 401ppi pixel density. The AMOLED dis play gives you vivid colors and wider viewing angles.

    The best feature of this smartphone are it’s  dual cameras on the back that comes with a setup with 12 MP sensors.The two cameras are not the same. On the first one you have a Sony IMX 362 sensor with a color correction ( RGB  Sensor ), f/17 aperture, 25mm focal length, 4 axis OIS, 3 axis EIS. It supports 4k video recording and it has the ASUS Tritech + AF system and it includes Dual Pixel PDAF, 2nd GEN Laser AF and Contrast Detect AF. The second camera has a Samsung 3M3 sensor, f/26 aperture, It has 2.3x optical zoom and is adequate to reach up to 12x digital zoom, It has a 59mm focal length and uses a Contrast Detect AF. They perform differently. The Zenfone Zoom uses the Sony sensor and the Samsung zoom camera can be used when you are shooting at long distances and close up macros. Both cameras gives you vibrant images. The front camera is good for selfies and you will be amazed at the results. The performance of this smartphone is excellent.  It’s so nice to use and does not lag behind when you are using it. In full use,  the battery can last you for at least 24 hours. The Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom is really a good smartphone and it’s good for all the photo buffs out there.

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