Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa Core
(Power Saving Technology)
Dual Sim Hybrid
Reverse Charging Capable
64GB Variant Phil.
Micro SD supports up to 2TB
Main: 12MP Dual Cam
- 2.3 Optical Zoom
- 12x Digital Zoom
- 4k UHD 30frames/sec video recording
Front Cam: 13MP
Last April 16, 2017 Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom was launch at the Philippine Market, on the event the Zenfone 3 Zoom’s brand ambassador Yassi Presman brag some of the features of the Zenfone 3 Zoom. The Zenfone 3 Zoom as compared to its predecessors is probably the perfect phone and camera combined into 1 smart phone. You might be surprise as we claim this in our blog. Its simple if you think about it, anybody who loves taking pictures would love a phone who has a competitive lens packed with a large power storage. Let’s face it there are some competitive smart phone brands who has a good camera but will never get you thru the day. While others doesn’t realize this but it’s a big factor to consider since the primary purpose of having a good camera phone is to always be ready to #capturethemoment
For those who made the 1st cut of the pre-order, the package includes a JBL Bluetooth speaker, an extra USB cable and headset plus a tripod stand for your Zenfone 3 Zoom.
You might say that Asus in theory combined all the best camera features from its competitors by integrating laser light to enhance its auto focus, instant switching between its main camera and its 2.3 optical lens (similar to Iphone 7+), it also uses f/1.7 aperture that ties the Samsung Galaxy S7. So in paper you can say that the Asus Zenfone Zoom 3 outclass most of its competitor.
But after testing some shots with the Asus Zenfone Zoom 3 we noticed that it has a decent point and shoot function however if you want to get the best shot possible we suggest its best to use the Manual Function. Here are some shots made on a lowlight using its manual function.
The battery is quite remarkable once you held the phone you would second thought that it has a 5000 Mah battery because its very light and slim. So we made some test to it, we were able to use the phone and its tethering function for 2 devices for a decent 20 hrs, this was very good we did a similar test for the S7 Edge and it could only last 6 hrs with its 3600 Mah.
The Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom uses a type C charging port fairly fast in data transfer and charging. We also tested the type C adapter to read HD up to 1 TB and it seems to be working fine. It is also capable of reverse charging, this means you can use this as a powerbank on the go.
A month of using the asus zenfone 3 zoom has really been an experience. The battery is superb and i can go on through a day on hotspot for 2 devices for at least 16 hours.
Bokeh the blur effect has been one of the essential features of smart phone photography this days. Although achieving bokeh on phones is not as great as using an actual SLR its digital bokeh seems to be impressive on the following phones the Galaxy S7 – iphone 7+ – Huawei P9 and P10 and zenfone 3 zoom however ive noticed that it cannot acquire thru detail as using an SLR.
Here is a shot from Galaxy S7 using selective focus mode.
You can also try to get a raw bokeh using the manual function present on android devices.
The second photo is using manual focus to achieve bokeh as you can see it has finer details but you have to draw the subject closer to get a blurred background.
Sample of Long Exposure Shot on a Zenfone 3 Zoom using a tripod.
On Asus Rave Event at Pasig – May 20, 2017 – Zentalk for zenfone 3 zoom, zenfone live and zenfone 3 variants – Street and Travel Photography
Dead Pixel Issue with Zoom 3
Apparently the first batch of Zenfone 3 Zoom has issues with a line dead pixel on the bottom of the screen, I was just thankful that i got my unit from Memo Xpress at Cash and Carry the store was really very accommodating despite the hard demands from Asus. Well just to give those who have the same problems please make sure you still have the complete package even the box and all the other stuff you will need to surrender this to them before they change your unit. Most importantly bring your O.R. as this will be an issue if you don’t have this requirements.
Thank You MemoXpress for your accommodation.
Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom Nougat Update Available Already:
New functions available
1. Portrait Mode optimizing dual lenses similar to iphone 7 plus
2. Multi window mode
3. UI improvements and speed optimization