ASUS ZenFone Zoom ZX551ML
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ASUS ZenFone Zoom ZX551ML Review
This year the Asus ZenFone Zoom was launched at the CES 2015 and therefore people haven’t gotten a hold of it to enjoy it’s full potential. The Asus ZenFone Zoom obviously has something new to offer its users as you would expect with the ever changing world of technology. It’s believed to be the successor of the Asus ZenFone 2 and therefore most of the features are borrowed from the ZenFone 2. However, there are few new features that the guys at ASUS would love you to enjoy at an affordable price and here’s what I have learned from the first impressions at the CES 2015.
As mentioned in the Asus ZenFone 2 review, this is the phone that you need if you are looking for something to use when your Instagram page needs an update. The phone doesn’t match any professional camera but it does come with an optical zoom lens which makes it easy for taking photos. Although Samsung has already achieved this with their Galaxy S4 Zoom, the guys at ASUS made it even better by eliminating the protruding optics seen with the S4 Zoom.
Being a sister to the ZenFone 2, you would expect similar specs. And as you don’t want to search any longer, here are the Asus ZenFone Zoom specs: a 5.5 inch 1080p IPS screen, 4GB of RAM, 4G LTE, 5MP front camera, Wi-Fi and the Atom Z3560 processor. It boasts of being the first Smartphone ever to pack 4GB of RAM. Nothing record- breaking about the specs, right? But we do have to acknowledge that it’s something worthwhile when you are looking at a phone with a starting price of $200. Forget about all that and let’s focus on the main attraction which is the camera.
With optical image stabilization, optical zoom and the ability to corporate 10 elements, this seems as the trend setter in Smartphone photography. You can focus on something as close as 5cm away which is an added advantage if you consider complications that arise from an optical zoom lens. For even better quality images, the phone comes with a dual-tone flash. It also has a manual mode which we are yet to establish how it works. What’s even better is the fact that this doesn’t affect the design and ergonomics of the Smartphone. In fact, it’s only 1mm thicker than the ZenFone 2. The lens surround stands slightly out of the phone’s body which makes it comfortable to use.
The Asus ZenFone Zoom resembles the ZenFone 2 and to say the least, it’s appealing to the eye. Since the design is so similar to the ZenFone 2, I believe it’s also easy to use as well. These are only the first impressions of the Smartphone but I think everything else works perfectly just like the ZenFone 2 and we only need to publish test results of the camera. If the camera works as advertised, then this should be a cheat considering its affordable price tag. All in all, it should be suitable for someone looking for an entry level Smartphone and one who enjoys taking photos.