If the quality of camera on smartphones nowadays is one of the primary considerations in buying, then, the latest phone from ASUS might be one on your top list to consider buying next. As ASUS Philippines formally launched its Zenfone Zoom in Cebu last week.
As the name suggests, ZenFone Zoom boasts of its camera, particularly the 3x optical zoom.
And what better way to test out the capabilities of the new ZenFone Zoom than in the colorful Sinulog Festival.
Fortunately, I was one of the first to try it out in a real-world situation. Being a blogger, I am used to capturing photos both from my smartphone and a DSLR (when I am not lazy, Lol).
So, what’s about its camera?
The ZenFone Zoom’s lens adjust from 28-84mm focal length. What’s good about it, is that even the focal length adjusts, the lens practically tapered into a 5mm edge. Compared to other brand’s model that has mechanical lens popping out at the back.
The 5.5″ (IPS) full HD display just settles neatly along with the camera. As any user can vividly see the quality of photo that he or she is going to capture in a 1920 x 1080 (403 ppi pixel density) screen.
Plus, being an ASUS ZenFone, its screen is already a Corning Gorilla Glass 4, which means, it is scratch-proof. So no worries that that vivid screen will wear off with accidental (or intentional) scratches.
With this being the thinnest optical zoom camera smartphone, the ZenFone Zoom shows that ASUS took time to ergonomically and aesthetically designing their newest phone.
Aside from its form factor, ZenFone Zoom is designed with dedicated camera buttons for easy operation. This includes, like a DSLR-feel, or the light press shutter operation that helps for more accurate shot. Plus, zooming function for the volume buttons.
Made of aluminum unibody casing, the ZenFone Zoom show precision in detail and class. Stylized even more by its fine-leather back cover that projects elegance.
The ZenFone Zoom comes in three color varieties: Black, White and Orange.
Every ZenFone Zoom purchase comes with a strap that is both practical and smart. As holding the Zoom would be easy while taking photos or videos. I’ve experienced this myself as I get bumped during the Sinulog parade. Good thing the ZenFone Zoom was strapped to my wrist that I didn’t have to worry about it dropping.
UNDER THE HOOD
Don’t get easily fooled by its delicate looks, as the ZenFone Zoom is backed-up internally by Intel Atom Quad Core Z3580 (2.3GHz), PowerVR G6430, with OpenGL 3.0 support (up to 2 core running at 2.5GHz). Enough power for most applications, even for the gamers, matched for its screen.
It has a 4GB LPDDR3 RAM to boost the operations.
And what better way to store those high-resolution photos that with an internal storage capacity of 64 or 128 GB plus up to 128GB MicroSD slot.
There is much to test, yet so little time, but in a brief moment that I used the ZenFone Zoom, I have to say that it can stand up for its name. But, there is more to it than just cameraphone.
Honestly, at first, I thought it was just the same quality as my ZenFone Max with a leather back, but in actual usage, the photo quality of the ZenFone Zoom is different.
The differences lie on its optical lens that offer better image and video quality. the OIS (optical image stabilizer) is a great use especially on video recording.
And with the entire finish of the ZenFone Zoom matches its price at P 26,995.
If you’re someone who wants more power and quality from the camera of a smartphone or someone who wants to leave his or her digital camera behind, but wants good quality photos, then the ASUS ZenFone Zoom is to be considered.FOLLOW MY ADVENTURES ON:
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