ASUS Zenfone 3 Zoom: Mobile Photography to the Highest Level + Other Specifications

Setting up new standards and upgrading the latest devices ASUS recently has to offer is now joining the latest trend in mobile photography. ASUS just recently revealed its new flagship, the ASUS Zenfone 3 Zoom equipped with super advanced and new camera technology is now creating a big noise in the mobile photography community.

It’s not just one, but two! Yes, ASUS finally joined the competition with other brands’ dual-camera feature for a smartphone. What’s with the new Zenfone why it is considered beast among the other brands’ current smartphone specifications? Here are the top 3 reasons why this smartphone is perfect for mobile photography enthusiasts and for those who always seek for adventure:



Among other competitors, the ASUS Zenfone 3 Zoom camera is also packed with ASUS SuperPixel™ technology.

A 12-megapixel f/1.7 aperture, wide angle lens with ASUS SuperPixel™ technology with a 2.5x Light Sensitivity* that lets you capture everyday moments most especially on a dark environment with a very crisp photos and videos. It also lets you capture perfect back-light photography.

A 12-megapixel 2.3x optical zoom for high-quality close-ups from far away. Capturing random people’s portraits will not be a problem anymore. It lets you shoot sharp, photos and videos from a distance and ramp up the magnification to a 12x view with improved digital-zoom technology.


In my own point of view, regardless of how beautiful your smartphone camera is, if it couldn’t last half a day, it sucks. What’s best with the new ASUS Zenfone 3 Zoom is that it is packed with a 5000mAh battery capacity that lets you capture important moments without running out of battery in a few hours.


To help you out on how to save battery, the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S625 processor allows you to save battery consumption and would allow you to get everything done the moment you need it.

Here’s the complete specifications of the ASUS Zenfone 3 Zoom:

Internal storageeMCP 32GB / 64GB / 128GB
MicroSD card
Supports up to 2TB
Google Drive
100GB free space (2 years)
Weight and Dimensions
154.3 mm
(6.07 inches)
77 mm
(3.03 inches)
7.99 mm
(0.31 inches)

Weight: 170 grams (5.99 ounces)

76.5% screen-to-body ratioFHD (1920 by 1080) AMOLED display500nits brightnessCorning® Gorilla® Glass 5 for best screen protection, drop resistance 70% improved than Gorilla Glass 4Slim bezel (2.08mm)Over 100% NTSC high color gamut displayBluelight filter for eye care10-finger capacitive touchFingerprint and smudge-resistant oleophobic coating
CPU:Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa-core 14nm processor, 8* 2.0 GHz with FinFET LPP (Low Power Plus) powersaving technology
GPU:Adreno™ 506
Up to 4GB RAM / Up to 128GB ROM
Main Camera

ASUS SuperPixel™ Technology for 2.5 times light sensitivity compare with iPhone 7 Plus12 megapixelsf/1.7 apertureSONY IMX362 sensor (1/2.55″ large sensor size, 1.4 µm large pixel size)Focal Length 25mm6p lens82° field of view4-axis, 4 stops Optical Image Stabilization for steady photos3-axis Electronic Image Stabilization for shake-free videos4K UHD (3840 by 2160) 30 frame per second video recordingColor correction (RGB) sensor for the best white balance and natural-looking colorsDual-LED real tone flash

ASUS Exclusive TriTech+ Auto Focus system with 0.03s instant focus:

World leading fastest Dual Pixel PDAF (100% pixel used for focusing)2nd generation Laser auto-focus, 3 times distance than previous generationSubject tracking auto-focus for both photos and videos
Zoom Camera

12 megapixel12 times total zoom2.3 times optical zoomFocal length 59mm5p lens

PixelMaster 3.0 camera modes:

Auto (default)ManualHDR ProBeautification
Super Resolution
QR code
NightDepth of Field
EffectSelfieGIF AnimationPanorama
MiniatureTime RewindSmart RemoveAll SmilesSlow motionTime Lapse
Video Recording
4K video recording (3840 by 2160) at 24 fps1080p HD video recording at 30 fps720p HD video recording at 30 fps3-axis electronic image stabilizationTake still photo while recording video
Front Camera

13 megapixels photosSONY IMX214 sensor (1/3.06″, 1.12um)f/2.0 apertureScreen flash

PixelMaster 3.0 camera modes:BeautificationSelfie PanoramaAuto (default)NightHDR ProEffectGIF AnimationSlow motionTime Lapse

5-magnet speakers with NXP Smart Amp for up to 4 times better performance
Audio Output
Hi-Res audio 192kHz/24-bit standard that is 4 times better than CD qualityDTS (Digital Theater System) for headphone support
Dual internal mic with ASUS Noise Reduction TechnologyVoLTE supported
FM Receiver
FM radio
Wireless Technology
802.11 b/g/nBluetooth 4.2Wi-Fi direct
SIM Cards
SIM 1: 2G/3G/4G Nano SIM CardSIM 2: 2G/3G/4G Nano SIM CardDual SIM dual standbySIM 2: Only use the Nano SIM card or the MicroSD card at a timeBoth SIM card slots support 3G WCDMA / 4G LTE network band. But only one SIM card can connect to 3G WCDMA / 4G LTE service at a time.
Network Standard


Data rate
LTE Cat7: UL 100 / DL 300 Mbps (CN version)LTE Cat6: UL 50 / DL 300 Mbps (TW/JP/HK/SG/PH version)LTE Cat4: UL 50 / DL 150 Mbps (WW/US/BR/IN/ID version)DC-HSPA+: UL 5.76 / DL 42 Mbps
WW version
FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)WCDMA (Bands 1, 2, 5, 8)GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
IN/ID version
FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 8)TD-SCDMA (Band 40)WCDMA (Bands 1, 5, 8)GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
TW/JP/HK/SG/PH version
FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 26, 28)TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)WCDMA (Bands 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 19)GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
US/BR version
FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 28)WCDMA (Bands 1, 2, 4, 5, 8)GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
CN version
FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8)TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)WCDMA (Bands 1, 2, 5, 8)TD-SCDMA (Bands 34, 39)GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

ASUS phone 4G/LTE band compatibility varies by region, please check compatibility with local carriers.

Accelerator, E-Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, RGB sensor, IR sensor, Fingerprint
External Buttons and Connectors
Volume up/downFingerprint sensorUSB-C connectorBuilt-in speaker3.5mm audio jack
(1 Headphone / Mic-in)
5000mAh (non-removable)1A Reverse Charging
Power Adapter
Output: 5V 2A 10W
Operating System
Android™ 6.0 with ASUS ZenUI 3.0

ASUS ZenUI 3.0 includes:

 Fingerprint Sensor
 Game Genie
 Photo Collage
 File Manager
 Do It Later
 Mobile Manager
 ZenFone Care
In the Box

ZenFone 3 Zoom with Android™ 6.0 and ASUS ZenUI 3.0ASUS ZenEar with MicUSB-C CableOTG Cable (Type C to A 2.0)Ejector PinUSB Power AdapterDocumentation (User Guide, Warranty Card)

Specifications and contents may vary by region.
(Disclaimer: We do not take the full credits of the photos. All the credits goes to the photo’s respective owners.)

Wellbein Borja

A self-proclaimed mobile photographer. An aspiring blogger. A startup entrepreneur. An optimistic person. #mypersonalsnaps #puzzlemyworld #pergazine (Instagram: @wellbeinb | Twitter: @wellbeinb)

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  1. Herbert says:

    Such a beast. I own a ZF2 Zoom and I can say it surpassed my expectations. With the Z3N Zoom, I guess I will be mind blown if I get to own one.

  2. Rea says:

    I want one! But I still have a phone and a camera so might not be practical for me to buy a new one yet. Maybe in the future. Looks like this one has amazing features. Mobile phone photographers will surely rejoice.. Or despair if they aren’t able to buy one yet. LOL

  3. I really had a bad experience with Asus. Just after a couple of months, my phone started to show some bad signs. I hope that they will start improving their phones in the future. 🙁

  4. Anne says:

    The specs sound so good! Now I’m even more confused as to which phone I’ll save up for.

  5. Marica Pidor says:

    Wow, this is great. Same like Maurice, I had a bad experience with Asus because it runs really slow even though I had it for just a couple of months. But I hope this new unit they have has akready imrpoved.

  6. Chen says:

    I an old Samsung S3 with me and though I’m content with its camera, I could really appreciate better battery life. I’m considering ASUS once I upgrade in the future 🙂

  7. Asus really knows how to step up their game with each new phone that they’re releasing. And not just any typical phone, but one that can really pack a hefty punch. If I have to switch to Android, this brand would be my ultimate pick.

  8. Kat says:

    This is a want! Especially for me na kusog mag Instagram! Haha!

  9. Rome Nicolas says:

    I hope this iteration of the Zenfone didn’t have that much bloatware and faster update process sa newer Android updates. Oh well. Overall, this is a good brand.

  10. Ramzy says:

    That phone packs in a lot of power! i definitely wouldn’t mind getting myself one if I was in the look for a great handset.

  11. That seems to be a beast phone. I would really love to have it played with this clumsy hands of mine. But never had plans on buying it though, just want to try how good it is. After all, I’m a fan of the 2 top smartphone companies.

  12. This phone is a bomb! The specs are amazing. 2TB micro SD support? Mag external drive pta ani? Hahaha

  13. Look at those features! It’s far from the very first smart phone I had, Sony Erickson P1i! Hahaha!

  14. I heard a lot of good things about this one. I always recommend Zenfone to friends who are really looking for a camera phone.

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