Inquisitive Mommy: ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom

I super love the vibe of the new ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom it’s very sophisticated and very edgy looking and the dual camera which makes the experience more exciting! Check out our full review on ZenFone 3 Zoom below:

The Design

ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom is super sleek in its new design. The new ZenFone 3 Zoom will never be out of placed with expensive phone like the new S8 and iPhone 7 because of its whole metal body. The front panel of the new ZenFone 3 Zoom has the three touch cursor and the 13 MP front camera on the right side of the phone you’ll see the volume rocker and the power button and on the left is the sim card tray. At the back of the phone you’ll see the dual camera which have 12-megapixel rear shooters, one 25mm lens with a f/1.7 aperture and 4-axis optical image stabilization, the other a 59mm lens with a f/2.8 aperture. The package also features laser/phase detection autofocus and a dual-LED flash and you’ll also see the finger print sensor.

We just notice that the end and top caps are made of plastic, but you’ll never notice it because dark color of the phone which blended naturally.

The Display, UI and Apps

ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom display is 5.5-inch screen is a glass canvas for bright, saturated colors. It’s still 1080 x 1920 pixel, but it gone from Super IPS+ to AMOLED which gives bright colors and darker blacks.

The UI is very fluid and no lagging at all and it also have blue light filter like other ASUS smartphones. ZenFone 3 Zoom also have preinstalled apps like Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, ASUS ZenFit, Sim City and Need for Speed.

The Battery

ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom has a non-removable 5000 mAh battery. We also did a battery test using Antutu  Battery Test and it scored: 16,082. We started the test with 31% battery life and ended with only 10%. The test lasted for more than 2 hours with non-stop usage of data/wifi, browsing, videos and games.

I think if we did the test with a much higher battery life the phone will surely last for more than 5 hours or even more. And by the way during the test the Zoom hits 41 degrees Celsius.

The Benchmarking

To check ZenFone 3 Zoom’s benchmark we also use Antutu Benchmarking version 6.2.7 and it scored: 62,976. ZenFone 3 Zoom game performance is mid-level and RPG games does not lag at all and the resolution is super vivid. We also tested the Multi-touch and it scored 5 of 5 and nod dead pixel when tested using Antutu’s Screen Test.

The Camera and Sample Shots

What I like about ZenFone 3 Zoom’s camera is that it has the same optical zoom, but less the bump on the back, like the old ZenFone Zoom. I also love that it uses dual camera to a much more beautiful shots whether it is low light or in a sunny outdoor ambiance.

The ZenFone 3 Zoom has a dual camera at the back with 12MP 25mm, f/1.7, OIS (4-axis)& 59mm, f/2.8), laser/phase detection autofocus, 2.3x optical zoom factor, dual-LED (dual tone) flash. While it has 13 MP front camera, f/2.0, 1/3″ sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, 1080p.

The dual camera shots like a pro-camera, so you don’t need to bring your DSLR with you. We’ve also compared picture taken by Samsung S8 and ZenFone 3 Zoom below and some sample shots from ZenFone 3 Zoom:

The one on the left is take with Samsung S8 and the one on the right is taken with ZenFone 3 Zoom. It is taken in a low light ambiance and in automatic mode.


The Specs

Sim: Dual Sim (Nano Sim)

  • Amoled Capacitive touchscreen
  • 5.5 inches
  • 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5

OS: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

  • 32, 64, 128 GB Internal Memory | 4GB RAM
  • microSD up to 256GB


Primary: Dual 12 MP, (25mm, f/1.7, OIS (4-axis)& 59mm, f/2.8), laser/phase detection autofocus, 2.3x optical zoom factor, dual-LED (dual tone) flash

Secondary: 13 MP, f/2.0, 1/3″ sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, 1080p

Sensor: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Battery: Non-Removable Li-Ion 5,000 mAh | fast charging and reversible charging

Colors: Navy Black, Glaciet Silver and Rose Gold

The ZenFone 3 Zoom Experience

We all had fun using the newest ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom! Kweky, enjoyed using it while watching videos and playing RPG because of the AMOLED Screen. For me I love how the phone can take photos whether in low light or outdoor ambiance. ZenFone 3 Zoom exceeded their last Zoom phone and other mobile phones like iPhone 7 and 7+. You can easily play with the photo since you can adjust the ISO, WB and exposure with its manual mode. If you are into photography, this phone is right for you. A slim, lightweight, but a lot of features and great specs for your photography hobby.

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