Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom goes on pre-order in the US, costs less than expected


The ZenFone 3 Zoom, one of the smartphones unveiled by Asus back in January at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017, is already available for purchase in many markets.

However, the North American version has been delayed until Q2 so that Asus could improve its specs. At least that's what the Taiwanese company said back in February. Fast forward two months and Asus seems to have changed its mind.

Asus apologized last month for its response about the ZenFone 3 Zoom and said that the smartphone would not be upgraded to different specs. That being said, you can now pre-order the Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom in the United States via B&H.

The US retailer offers the smartphone for $329, but it doesn't have an exact release date for it yet. It's worth noting that the ZenFone 3 Zoom is much cheaper than the original suggested price of $399.

However, it comes sans the improvements that Asus said it would include such as more RAM and storage. The ZenFone 3 Zoom that customers can pre-order today in the United States features a 5.5-inch display with full HD resolution, 3GB RAM and 32GB of expandable storage.

The smartphone is powered by a massive 5,000 mAh battery and packs a 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, as well as dual-camera setup on the back.



source: B&H via Zenfone.org

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ZenFone 3 Zoom
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 5000 mAh(48h 3G talk time)

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8 Comments

1. Duncdawg26

Posts: 169; Member since: Jan 20, 2017

Have to wait for some reviews to see if it's worth the extra money over moto g5 plus 4/64 version. It's a much needed price cut. I'm guessing photos will be a little better but tons of bloatware and heavy skin.

2. AnnDroid

Posts: 90; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

Yes, it's the camera reviews that I'll wait for.

3. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

It's all about dat battery life.

5. Furbal unregistered

No dual band wifi is a kick in the butt. Too much interference on 2.4 in my house to get one. Was looking forward to it as well

4. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1526; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

That battery and chip combo must have insane battery life.

6. tangbunna

Posts: 463; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

2x more light than iphone 7. i remember the ceo said that. but the actual image quality is lowest mark on the battle.

7. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

still overpriced for SD625

8. haydenb

Posts: 125; Member since: Nov 24, 2011

The huge battery and the chip combo should equal insane battery life. I was really curious about this device for the battery life but it ships with Marshmallow

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