So recently Taiwanese Manufacturer ASUS came up with their brand new, and the most expensive flagship till date, the ASUS Zenfone Zoom, and as you can assume of it’s name and the design at the first place, it’s a camera-oriented phone. So, I was a part of it’s launch event, and got my hands over it over the event and now it’s at my place. But keeping the idea of a complete review aside for the time being, here are come of the things I felt about this device initially.
ASUS ZenFone Zoom Impressions
So talking about some of it’s specifications and you’ll find a 5.5-inch of wide screen that offers a 1920×1080 pixels of display. The device was launched at a price tag of Rs 37,999 and the company offered another deal which had the ZenFone Zoom + the ZenFlash + a tripod, for Rs 39,999.
Initially, I was quite excited to have a look at the device. Pretty clean, wide, a bit heavy, but all that was due to the hardware built of it. At first the software performance was good too as I quickly got a game downloaded into it to check how it tackles it, and it didn’t fail to impress me.
The big news which none of us were aware of the event was the tie-up of ASUS with Intel and now, that they’ll together make up great phones that’ll power the strength of ASUS and the performance of Intel. Moving on, the second thing I looked at was the camera, which is a big-sized hole with a huge lens and ‘3x optical zoom phone’ written over the circle.
I had plenty of time to figure out what this device actually is and thus, dug deep into it. So the device runs on the Android 5.0 lollipop which someway can be addressed as a bit old-school and on the 64-bit Intel PC-Grade processor. So coming to the performance, the games ran quickly, and just so damn smoothly.
It comes in 16, 32 and 64 GB variants with Black and White colors, the white one looks much better, personally! It has got a 3.5 mm Jack on the top with volume buttons and the lock button on the right. It has also got the camera shortcuts on the bottom right and the camera is just so good that I’ll be devoting one part of the three part review to the camera itself. But all I’ll tell you now is that it comes with a 13MP camera with a 5MP front snapper that has got a hell lot of features!
So, these were the things I first came across in this flagship. Definitely a great one but the thing stops at the price tag. It comes at Rs 37,999 which is just way too expensive for such sought of device. Surely something to be listed in the top 10 list of 2016 but not up to the mark at this price tag.