Asus Zenfone Zoom Features, Specs & Price

Asus Zenfone Zoom Features, Specs & Price

Asus Launched Asus Zenfone Zoom in India finally.There are two variants in Asus Zenfone Zoom-ZX550 and ZX551ML.This phone is stated as “A new era of mobile photography” by Asus.This phone features a purely photography-centric smartphone with 3x optical zoom, a camera like hardware buttons and tons of features.
Asus Zenfone Zoom phone was launched on 22nd January in Agra. The Zenfone Zoom is the price at Rs.37,999.If you want to buy the full bundle with the tripod and ZenFlash then it would cost Rs. 39,999.So, this is the most expensive Zenfone till date.Asus built this Zenfone Zoom out of a single piece of aluminum which has undergone over 15 processes which leave you with a metal framing and metal exoskeleton paired with injected plastic bits. The phone’s metal edge measures 5 mm thick on the sides,  although the rear side does have a slightly rounded design which increases the thickness.


ZenFone Zoom is the world’s thinnest 3x optical zoom smartphone with an innovative10-element HOYA lens arrangement for crisp detail — and up to 12x total magnification.Creating the world’s thinnest 3xoptical-zoom smartphone demands serious engineering — but ASUS is always in search of incredible. Now you no longer need to carry a traditional digital camera to see the world up close: with ZenFone Zoom’s 3x optical zoom and rock-steady optical image stabilization (OIS), dual-LED Real Tone flash for perfect lighting and revolutionary 0.03 seconds laser auto-focus, you’ll shoot in total clarity every time.


The Asus Zenfone Zoom sports a 5.5inch Full HD IPS display of 403ppi and with a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection atop it. The display has good viewing angles and it appears vibrant with good levels of brightness. We will need to check out the sunlight legibility and movie viewing experience to give a complete verdict on the display.


Hear the loudest and clearest smartphone audio from ZenFone Zoom’s next-generation acoustic technologies, and immerse yourself in high-purity sound.
Five-Magnet speaker, Expansive Sound Chamber, Audio Wizard 2.0, Noise Zero Talk and Optimal Speech Recognizer makes the sound crystal clear and perfect to ear.


The Asus Zenfone Zoom comes with Intel Atom Z3590 quad-core processor which is clocked at 2.5GHz. This processor is ably paired with 4GB of RAM which we had last seen on the Zenfone Deluxe. This ensured smooth performance while we were trying it out,  but it still requires testing in the real world.
The phone comes with 128GB of storage and you also get a microSD card slot in case you want to expand storage. But the Zenfone Zoom comes with a single SIM card slot. Apart from this you have Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with AGPS and so on.


Android 5.0 with the Asus ZenUI skin atop it, runs on the Asus Zenfone Zoom. The ZenUI is similar to the one we have seen on the Zenfone 2 and other Zenfone models.  As is the case,  it comes pre-bundled with a boat load of apps. We need to see if you can uninstall any or all of the unwanted apps.  We noticed a new app called Laser ruler which lets you measure the distance from your subject. Apart from this other features and UI design is unchanged from the previous Zenfone models.


Powering the Asus Zenfone Zoom is a 3000mAh Li-polymer battery. Now this is a non-removable battery. It comes with an 18W power adapter which according to Asus can charge the Zenfone Zoom from 0 to 60 percent in 39mins. We will need to use the phone as our daily driver to be able to talk about the battery life.



Asus Zenfone Zoom ZX550 Full Specs

Model Name ZX550
Release date January 2016
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 158.90 x 78.84 x 11.95
Weight (g) 185.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3000
Removable battery No
Colours Meteorite black, Glacier white
SAR value NA
Screen size (inches) 5.50
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×1920 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 403
Processor 2.5GHz  quad-core
Processor make Intel Atom Z3580
Internal storage 128GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 128
Rear camera 13-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 5-megapixel
Operating System Android 5.0
Skin ZenUI 2.0
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n/ ac
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
Infrared No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
SIM Type Micro-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No

Asus Zenfone Zoom ZX551ML Full Specs

General Features Sim Type Dual SIM (GSM + LTE), Dual Standby
Sim Size Micro-SIM
2G Network GSM – 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850/ 900/ 1900/ 2100
4G Network FDD-LTE : 2100(1)/1900(2)/1800(3)/850(5)/2600(7)/900(8)/
850(19)/700(28)- (TW/JP version)
Input Type Touch Screen
Colors 16M colors
Call Features 3G Calling, Call Conference
Camera Primary 13 MP, 4126 х 3096 pixels with Autofocus, 10-element HOYA lens
Secondary 5 MP
Flash Dual-LED flash
Video Recording 1080p@30fps
Other Camera Features Geo-tagging, Optical Image stabilization, 3x optical zoom,
12x total zoom, SmartFSI, PixelMaster, autofocus,touch focus,
face/smile detection, Panorama, HDR
Memory & Storage RAM 2GB/4GB
Internal 32GB/64GB/128GB
External Support MicroSD up to 128 GB
Data & Connectivity GPRS/Edge Yes
3G HSPA 42.1/5.76 Mbps
4G LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, Dual-band
USB Connection MicroUSB v2.0, OTG Support
Bluetooth v4.0, EDR
IR Port No
Radio No
MultiMedia Video Player Yes, Supports MP4/WMA/H.264/MPEG
Audio Player Yes, Supports MP3/eAAC+/WAV/FLAC/WMA
Ringtone Mp3,WAV
Loudspeaker Yes
Audiojack 3.5mm Jack
Body Dimensions 158.9 x 78.84 x 11.95 mm (6.25 x 3.10 x 0.47 inches),
(66.0% screen to body ratio)
Weight 185 g (6.52 oz)
Display Size 5.5-inches (~403 ppi pixel density)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (FHD)
Type IPS Capacitive touchscreen
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Multitouch Yes
Battery Type Li-Po 3000 mAh battery (Non-removable) with
Quick charging : 60% in 30mins

Talk time
Life span approx. 12-18 Months
Platform OS Android v5.0 (Lollipop) with ZenUI
Chipset Intel Atom Z3580 (Intel 7262 + Intel 2230)
Intel Atom Z3590
Processor 2.3 GHz Quad-core Intel Atom
2.5 GHz Quad-core Intel Atom
Graphics PowerVR G6430
Other Features Sensors Light Sensor, Accelerometer, proximity, Hall sensor,
Gyroscope, E-compass
Phone Memory Yes
Call Memory Yes
SMS Memory Yes
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
Colors Black, White
Additional Features 5GB free lifetime Asus Webstorage, Document viewer,
Photo editor/viewer, Memo/ Voice memo/dial/commands
Launch Status Available. Released in September 2015
Price $ 452/ Rs. 29,000(Approx.)



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