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Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom FAQ, Pros & Cons, User Queries & Answers


Asus announced two new phones at CES 2015. Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom is one of them and this device is totally a camera focused device. This device comes with a 12MP dual camera at the back and has got a 13 MP camera on the front. The Zenfone 3 Zoom comes with OIS, EIS, Laser autofocus and optical zoom feature. It features a massive 5000 mAh battery inside. Despite having such a large battery, this device is pretty sleek at just 8mm of thickness which is again great. This device was showcased at CES 2017, although company hasn’t told anything about its official global launch.

Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom Pros

  • 12MP Dual Camera setup
  • OIS, EIS & Laser Autofocus
  • 5,000 mAh battery
  • AMOLED Display
  • 4GB RAM

Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom Cons

  • Snapdragon 625
  • No NFC
  • Expensive

Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom Specifications

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Question: Does the Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom have dual SIM Slots?

Answer: Yes, it has dual Hybrid SIM slots, both support nano-SIM cards.

Question: Does the Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom have microSD expansion option?

Answer: Yes, the device supports micro-SD expansion upto 2TB via sim card slot 2.

Question: What are the color options?

Answer: The device will be available in Navy Black, Glacier Silver, and Rose Gold color options.

Question: Does the Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom have the 3.5 mm headphone jack?

Answer: Yes, the device comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack.

Question: What all sensor does it have?

Answer: The Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom comes with Accelerator, E-Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, RGB sensor, IR sensor, and Fingerprint scanner.

Question: What are the dimensions?

Answer: 154.3 x 77 x 8 mm.

Question: What is the SoC used in the Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom?

Answer: The Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core chip-set clocked at 2.0GHz.

Question: How is the display of the Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom?

Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom

Zenfone 3 zoom sports a 5.5 inch Full-HD (1920×1080) AMOLED display with 2.5D curved glass and 76.5% screen-to-body ratio. The display is protected by Corning Glass 5 and fingerprint and smudge-resistant oleophobic coating. The display is quite sharp and being an AMOLED display colors looks really punchy and  eye candy on this device.

Question: Does the Asus Zenfone 3 zoom support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer: Yes, it supports adaptive brightness.

Question: Which OS version, OS type runs on the phone?

Answer: The device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with ASUS ZenUI 3.0 on top.

Question: Does it have physical buttons or on-screen buttons?

Answer: Yes.

Question: Does it come with a fingerprint sensor?

Answer: Yes, it comes with a fingerprint sensor.

Question: Can we Play 4K Videos on the device?

Answer: No, the device can only play videos up to full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution.

Question: Is Fast Charging supported on the device?

Answer: Yes, the Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom supports fast charging.

Question: Does it support USB OTG?

Answer: Yes, it supports USB OTG.

Question: Does it come with a Gyroscope sensor?

Answer: No, the device does not come with a gyroscope sensor.

Question: Is it waterproof?

Answer: No, it isn’t waterproof.

Question: Does it have NFC?

Answer: Yes, it has NFC.

Question: How good is the camera quality of the Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom?

Answer: The Zenfone 3 Zoom is a camera focused device and comes with dual-camera setup at the back. It has got 12 MP SONY IMX362 sensor with f/1.7 aperture, OIS, EIS and laser autofocus. Second one on back is again a 12 MP camera with 2.3 times optical zoom. On the front it has got a 12MP SONY IMX214 sensor with an aperture of f/2.0 .


We haven’t tested the device thoroughly yet. Once we have done our testing, we will post more details in the review.

Question: Does it have Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)?

Answer: Yes.

Question: Is there any dedicated camera shutter button on the Zenfone 3 Zoom?

Answer: No, it does not have any dedicated camera shutter button.

Question: What is the weight of Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom?

Answer: The device weighs 170 grams.

Question: How loud is the loudspeaker?

Answer: We are yet to test the loudspeaker quality. We will confirm this after testing the device further.

Question: Can the Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom be connected to a Bluetooth headset?

Answer: Yes, it can be connected to a Bluetooth headset.

Question: Is Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing supported?

Answer: Yes, you can create hot-spot to share internet from this device.


This phone is really impressive in terms of build, design, camera and battery performance. The camera performance is worth praising here. The dual camera setup at back, OIS, EIS, Laser auto-focus, optical zoom and the 13MP front camera makes this a perfect device for any camera enthusiast. Despite having a large 5,000 mAh battery inside the phone is still pretty slim at 8mm of thickness which is another great point. Overall this device is great except the Snapdragon 625 which feels kind of average considering the others rivals in this price segment.


Abhishek Bhatnagar

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