Asus ZenFone Zoom finally released, 64 GB and 128 GB versions available (only in Taiwan for now)

Asus ZenFone Zoom finally released, 64 GB and 128 GB versions available (only in Taiwan for now)
Almost one year after Asus first announced the ZenFone Zoom, the handset is now finally available to buy - at least in Taiwan, Asus' home country.

Released today in Taiwan, the ZenFone Zoom has two variants: one with 64 GB of internal memory and a 2.3 GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 processor, and one with 128 GB of internal memory and a 2.5 GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3590 processor. The 64 GB model costs about $428 (13,990 TWD), while the 128 GB one can be purchased for $489 (15,990 TWD). Both seem to have faux leather rear covers - this wasn't the case when the smartphone was initially announced.

The Asus ZenFone Zoom is called like that because it has a 13 MP rear camera with 3X optical zoom. This camera takes a noticeable amount of space on the back of the device, while also featuring laser auto focus, optical image stabilization, and a dual LED flash. On the front, the handset has a 5 MP camera.

Cameras aside, the ZenFone Zoom comes with Android Lollipop, LTE connectivity, a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 4 GB of RAM, and a 3000 mAh battery. Asus didn't say when (or if) it's going to release the ZenFone Zoom in other markets. Would you buy this smartphone?


sources: ePrice (translated), Asus Taiwan

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ZenFone Zoom
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Intel Atom, Quad-core, 2330 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh

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18 Comments

1. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 739; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

First!

2. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 739; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Too bad. Intel processors are known to heat up. It should have been a qualcomm or a tegra processor which could have been better.

8. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

intel processors does heat up little more than ARM based Soc, except sd810... it heat up while playing games, but still up to acceptable level... its upto you if you feel it quite hot or ignor it... but the main problem is about the battery, when it heats up then it start consuming more battery

18. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Honestly, in the age for faster processing, all chips will end up with overheat issues. Look at the CPUs for PCs, the fans used to be super small, now they are either super big or using liquid cooling (I personally love liquid cooling).

3. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

I came for bae, not to pay!

4. contender

Posts: 29; Member since: Nov 30, 2015

1. knock off Nokia pure view 2.crappy Intel processor 3.who dose this market too for the same amount of money you can have a better spec's phone such as the iphone 5 or 5s with a superior camera

5. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

No one's pointing a gun at your head dude.

6. NFSHesham

Posts: 297; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

iPhones have better cameras ? Did you try it or you are just stating some BS ? and I am pretty sure they are not going to beat it .. In fact I am confident that the iPhony 6s will be worse than this

7. contender

Posts: 29; Member since: Nov 30, 2015

The improved sensor, software updates and new A9 processor on the iPhone 6s has made this camera the best yet. There is an apparent increase in the speed of auto focus and improvements to colour accuracy, details and sharpness, especially in low light haters gonna hate

9. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

iphone has a known problem of becoming unresponsive, hault without any reason... all of my colleagues face this problem... but camera on iphone is quite capable... it is sure not the best camera but it perform a good job of taking nice photos

10. Joulukas

Posts: 115; Member since: Jun 05, 2013

Everybody can read the iPhobe datasheet, the fact is that even your precious 6s doesnt have optical zoom nor OIS. And you even havent seen the real life pictures, and just blasting Apple marketing bulls**t!

11. Sovat_fc

Posts: 224; Member since: Aug 30, 2014

Being more than a joke is that 128GB version of this ZenFone Zoom is 100% less expensive than 16GB iPhone 6S+ in my country.

12. contender

Posts: 29; Member since: Nov 30, 2015

a Toyota Camry costs less than a Ferrari in my country moral of the story you get what you pay for quality over quantity

13. Sovat_fc

Posts: 224; Member since: Aug 30, 2014

Then, tell me things iPhones can do but this phone can't. Moral of the story: Don't pay more but get less.

14. Joulukas

Posts: 115; Member since: Jun 05, 2013

My John Deere 9570R costs near 500k/€, so by your definition, its way better than Ferrari!

15. .warrenmosler

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

This is the phone I've been waiting for, pending more info on picture quality. Most of my pictures are taken at distances where I would be at full 3x zoom if I had it to eliminate parts of the scene I'm not interested in. That mean's with today's camera's, I'm ultimately only using less than 1/3 of the picture, which means that 1/3 is only about a 4 megapixel section. With the 3x zoom that same section is a full 13 megapixels. So I anticipate the difference in quality to be dramatic for the way I generally take pictures.

16. NorthernViking

Posts: 40; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Too late. It was launched 10 months ago. No longer interesting.

17. rsiders

Posts: 2009; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

You mean you can actually turn the phone on and use it? About freaking time but probably won't even matter now.

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