ASUS ZenFone Zoom
elements in this smartphone are top notch.
To allow the lens elements to fit into the phone, HOYA and ASUS used a periscopestyle arrangement, which is actually pretty ingenious. The innovations don't stop there, as ASUS also managed to fit in an OIS (optical image stabilization) system into the ZenFone Zoom. This OIS provides up to four stops of stabilization, allowing you to take good photos in lowlight situations.
In terms of specifications, the ZenFone Zoom is powered by an Intel Atom Z3590 quadcore processor, has 4GB of RAM, a 13MP rear camera and an 8MP rear camera, as well as a 3,000mAh battery. There's only one storage option – 128GB, which can be expanded via microSD to a maximum of 256GB.
When it comes to performance, the ZenFone Zoom holds its own against the competition. In PCMark, it scored 5,725, while in Quadrant, it managed 23,344. When it comes to graphics, it scored 21,156 in 3DMark's Ice Storm Unlimited, and an average of 50.1 FPS on Ultra High Quality. The scores show that the ZenFone Zoom is on par with phones like the Sony Xperia Z5 Dual.
More importantly though, is how the camera on the ZenFone Zoom performs, and if there's one word to sum it up, it would be impressive. Activate Auto mode and you'll be able to capture good photos, but put it in Super Resolution mode, and go full Manual, and you'll be able to capture great photos, if you know what you're doing. While on the subject of the camera, the UI is identical to any new ZenFone, such as the ZenFone 2 and ZenFone Selfie, which is simple and straightforward.
There's a dedicated shutter and video recording button on the ZenFone Zoom.