Asus has launched a new smartphone called “Asus Zenfone Zoom S” exclusively on Flipkart available for Rs. 26,999.
The smartphone comes with a great camera for photography enthusiasts and is launched on World Photography Day (celebrated on 17th August). In fact, the Asus Zenfone Zoom S comes with Dual rear camera setup with two 12 Megapixel cameras.
There is a f/1.7-aperture, 25 mm main wide-angle lens that comes with 12 MP SONY IMX 362 sensor and a dedicated 59 mm telephoto 12 MP zoom camera lens. Moreover, the camera has a 2.3 X real optical zoom and 12X of total zoom. Also, the camera offers Optical Image Stabilization as well as Electronic Image stabilization along with 4K Video recording.
Additionally, it comes with a new Asus SuperPixel Camera technology that helps the camera to take better images even in the low light conditions. Further, the company claims that the camera has a 2.5X light sensitivity in comparison to the Apple iPhone 7 Plus.
For selfies, we have a 13 Megapixel camera (SONY IMX214 sensor) at the front. It offers a f/2.0 aperture and screen flash mode to ensure your selfies are vibrant.
Design and Display
The Zoom S looks very similar to the Apple iPhone 7 Plus or the One Plus 5 though it comes with a fingerprint scanner at the back. Notably, it is available in Black as well as Glacier Silver colors.
The metallic phone has a rather plain front, and at the back, it carries chrome antenna lines at the top and bottom.
Also, the phone comes with a 5.5 Inch AMOLED display with Full HD resolution (1920*1080) pixels. Moreover, the display has a 2.5D Curved glass as well as Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Further, the screen is quite bright and comes with 500 nits of maximum brightness and 100% NTSC color gamut and even has a blue light filter as well.
Next, powering the phone is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor with clock speed of 2.0 GHz and comes with Adreno 506 GPU. The Snapdragon 625 is a good processor but ideally, should be used in sub 20K mobiles. Asus could have used the more powerful Snapdragon 653 or 660 in this price range.
Additionally, it offers 4 GB Ram, and there is 64 GB internal storage, expandable up to 2 TB using the Micro-sd card slot.
OS and Battery
The mobile comes with a massive 5000 mAH capacity battery, which is excellent and can easily last more than a day. It even has the reverse charging feature and fast charging support.
Nevertheless, the Snapdragon 625 is power efficient, and it can make the device last longer on a single charge.
The Asus mobile runs on the Android Nougat 7 and even comes with the Zen UI 3.0 which is less clumsy in comparison to the older Zen UI.
The Dual Sim mobile comes with Hybrid Slot and also has USB Type C Port. For cellular connectivity, it supports 4G LTE, as well as VOLTE in India and, will work with all operator sim-cards including Reliance JIO.
Lastly, it weighs 170 grams and measures 7.99 mm in thickness. The weight and thickness are not too much considering it packs a very large size battery.
In conclusion, the new Asus phone looks promising and offers excellent rear and front selfie cameras. Also, the battery life is going to be stellar with Snapdragon 625 and 5000 mAH capacity battery. We would have liked a more powerful processor like Snapdragon 630 or a Snapdragon 660 to make it an ideal deal for the price.
Asus has also launched the new Zenfone 4 selfie series in India.