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Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom-ZE553KL

Specifications

Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom-ZE553KL
Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom-ZE553KL (Zenfone Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
5.5 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel 401 PPI, Capacitive, AMOLED, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, Slim bezel, 500nits brightness, 76.5% screen-to-body ratio, Fingerprint and smudge-resistant oleophobic coating, Over 100% NTSC high color gamut display, glossy: yes
Storage
,  GB 
, eMCP 32GB / 64GB / 128GB
Connections
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot), Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerator, E-Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, RGB sensor, IR sensor, Fingerprint, micro USB
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM, HSPA, LTE, Dual SIM, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8 x 154.3 x 77 ( = 0.31 x 6.07 x 3.03 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix Focal length 59mm, 5p lens, 2.3 times optical zoom, 12 times total zoom,
Secondary Camera: 12 MPix f/1.7 aperture, SONY IMX362 sensor (1/2.55" large sensor size, 1.4 µm large pixel size), Focal Length 25mm, 6p lens, 4K UHD (3840 by 2160) 30 frame per second video recording
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual
Weight
170 g ( = 6 oz / 0.37 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
700 Euro

 

Average Score: 82.27% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 36 reviews)
price: 78%, performance: 83%, features: 75%, display: 88% mobility: 97%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom-ZE553KL

80% Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom
Source: PC Mag English
The $329 ZenFone 3 Zoom sits between the $299 Moto G5 Plus and the $399 ZTE Axon 7 in terms of price. With its gargantuan battery, dual-camera setup with telephoto zoom, and host of unique features, it manages to stand out, which is more than you can say about many phones in the price range. And with its recent update to Android Nougat, the software experience is far better than it was at the beginning.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/05/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
The ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom Portrait Mode Guide
Source: Tech ARP English
ASUS just released a huge-ass Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for the ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom smartphone. Amongst the many updates and upgrades is a new Portrait Mode. Software bokeh may not be new, but the ZenFone 3 Zoom Portrait Mode promises a better looking and more accurate bokeh effect, thanks to the way it uses its dual camera system.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/29/2017
80% Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom Review: Long Zoom, Longest Battery Life Ever
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom is a really interesting phone. Its performance is similar to that of less-expensive budget phones, its display is on a par with those of handsets costing hundreds more, and it has dual rear cameras with OIS and a 2.3x optical zoom. But the ZenFone 3 Zoom's best feature isn't even the camera; it's the phone's epic battery life. I just wish this phone's software and interface were more up-to-date, both in terms of design and version number.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/28/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom review
Source: Techradar English
The Zenfone 3 Zoom brings high-end camera features to the mid-tier with somewhat mixed results, pairing it with an incredibly competent design and packed feature set. This is one of the best values available in 2017.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom Review: Long Zoom, Longest Battery Life Ever
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom is a really interesting phone. Its performance is similar to that of less-expensive budget phones, its display is on a par with those of handsets costing hundreds more, and it has dual rear cameras with OIS and a 2.3x optical zoom. But the ZenFone 3 Zoom's best feature isn't even the camera; it's the phone's epic battery life. I just wish this phone's software and interface were more up-to-date, both in terms of design and version number.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/09/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom
Source: PC Mag English
The $329 ZenFone 3 Zoom sits between the $299 Moto G5 Plus and $399 ZTE Axon 7 in terms of price. With its gargantuan battery, dual-camera setup with telephoto zoom, and host of unique features, it manages to stand out, which is more than you can say about many phones in the price range. But it's 2017 and Android O is around the corner, so we can't overlook the fact that the Zoom comes running two-year-old software. That's why the G5 Plus remains our Editors' Choice on the more affordable end: It features similar hardware, along with newer software and a greater likelihood of updates, no to mention compatibility with every major US carrier. For $100 more, ZTE's Axon 7 is nearly a year old, but it just received a Nougat update with Daydream support, putting it nearly on par with current flagship phones for nearly half the price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/09/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
75% Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom review: Stunning 2.3x optical zoom
Source: Mobile Syrup English
To top it all off, the brand took a sudden leap in design, delivering a product that looks far more premium than its price point. There are some minor issues, including bloatware and lacklustre performance, but it still offers an exceptional value and is worth consideration on the strength of its stand-out camera and battery alone.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/09/2017
Rating: Total score: 75%
Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom Hands On: A Better Attempt
Source: Lowyat.net English
The Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom is a respectable mid-range smartphone. Its Snapdragon 625 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, and a whopping 5,000mAh battery is more than enough for an everyday smartphone. Its dual-camera setup also does a decent job, but we’re not quite certain if all of these are worth the ZenFone 3 Zoom’s RM2,099 price tag.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/14/2017
ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom ZE553KL review - Slim photographers flagship killer that lasts for days
Source: Tech Nave English
The ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom ZE553KL finally delivers as the flagship killer that ASUS envisioned the first ASUS ZenFone Zoom to be but with a more balanced processor, enhanced cameras, slim metal body and extremely long battery life. Improving in nearly every aspect from the original ZenFone zoom, it also helps that the ZenFone 3 Zoom ZE553KL is fairly affordable at its current lowest price of RM1888 (the RRP is RM2099) and should give those looking for a performance photography device an excellent cameraphone option compared to today’s flagships (which are all well above RM2K).
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/13/2017
90% ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom Review: A phone that deserves to succeed
Source: KL Gadget Guy English
The ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom is a smartphone that deserves attention and success, the company has already proven the reusability of optical zoom in today's smartphones with the previous device, which has inspired the iPhone 7 Plus' camera setup, and it done an even greater job by combining the best features of the ZenFone 3 and Max into one single device, fixing things that are once broken and doing things that the iPhone 7 Plus' camera can't achieve. For the things that ASUS has offered in the ZenFone 3 Zoom, its RM2,099 price tag no longer feels expensive, because the phone has a battery size and camera that no other can compete within the same price range.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 100% workmanship: 90%
ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom ZE553KL 4K video recordings show off good stabilization
Source: Tech Nave English
After requests from our TechNavers we recently tried out the 4K video recording capabilities of the ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom ZE553KL. Featuring both Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS), the ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom also offers up to 12x zoom (5x zoom in video recording mode), a dual rear camera with a dual Pixel camera sensor, 5000 mAh battery and more for just RM2099. The current pricing has dropped somewhat below RM1.9K though, which should make the ZenFone 3 Zoom even more of a flagship killer. You can check out our unboxing and hands-on video previously or see how stable 4K video recording is below.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/03/2017
ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom ZE553KL unboxing, hands-on and camera samples video
Source: Tech Nave English
After having some fun with the ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom engineering sample we managed to get some time with the ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom ZE553KL production unit which is coming to Malaysia in black for RM2099. We then did an unboxing, hands-on and camera sample showcase video with the ZE553KL.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/28/2017
Video: ASUS Zenfone 3 Zoom Review
Source: Yugatech English
The ASUS Zenfone 3 Zoom is not the company’s first “zoom” smartphone. In 2015, they released the original Zenfone Zoom, however, it didn’t get enough traction considering the price and competition. After two years, ASUS revived the Zoom lineup with a fairly strong combination of premium build, dual rear cameras, capable specs, and large battery.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/16/2017
ASUS Zenfone 3 Zoom Review
Source: Yugatech English
We must admit, we already liked the Zenfone 3 Zoom even before we got our hands on it. It’s a heavy-hitter in terms of mobile photography.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/14/2017
Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom preview: The mid-ranger cameraphone
Source: Pocket Lint English
Overall, the Zenfone 3 Zoom is a mid-range phone with some compelling camera specs and a large battery. We really need to spend more time with it before we can say whether it can capture better photos than competing handsets, and it would be good to know how much the thing costs before giving it two thumbs up. Asus has said it is coming in February, but it's staying quiet on price and availability.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/09/2017
Hands on: Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom review
Source: Techradar English
The Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom intensely focuses on the two areas of the smartphone we really care about – the camera and battery life. Its camera specs either tie or best the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and iPhone 7 Plus, and we’re anxious to see how it fares when we take real life photos.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/09/2017
Hands-on: ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom, a phone with dual cameras and a massive battery
Source: Hardware Zone English
In addition, ASUS is serving up a host of manual controls in its camera app, with options for controlling things like exposure values, ISO, shutter speed, and the focal length. This reminds us of the Pro mode on the Huawei Mate 9, and the two are actually quite similar (Huawei has an extra setting for autofocus mode).
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/08/2017
Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom
Source: Trusted Reviews English
As so much of this phone rests on its optical zoom toting camera, I can't really make too many judgements on it without thoroughly testing it. But the camera specs sound strong, so I do have high hopes. That 5,000 mAh battery is another feature, and I'm wondering how long it could possibly last.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/06/2017
ASUS Zenfone 3 Zoom Initial Review: ZF3 Killer?
Source: Unbox English
That’s pretty much it for this hands-on. No official price has been set for this phone in the Philippines as of yet. From what we can surmise, the pricing for this phone will fall close to the official SRP of the original ZF3, which may result in ASUS officially canning the 5.5-inch ZF3 and replacing it with this model. That’s our take on it anyway. The phone will hit stores worldwide by February.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/03/2017

Foreign Reviews

ASUS Zenfone 3 Zoom
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/10/2017
Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/07/2017
5 motivos para você COMPRAR o Zenfone 3 Zoom
Source: Canaltech Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Good dual cameras; long battery life; high performance; support USB-C.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/14/2017
5 motivos para você NÃO comprar o Zenfone 3 Zoom
Source: Canaltech Portuegese PT→EN
Negative: Unsupport waterproof; slow charge; sim and microSD are on the same slot; high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/14/2017
80% Recensione ASUS Zenfone Zoom S: batteria e fotocamera su tutto
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 65% features: 75% display: 83% mobility: 96% ergonomy: 70%
Smartphone Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom Ze553Kl - Recensione Caratteristiche Prezzo
Source: Smartphone e tablet android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/21/2017
Rating: performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom ufficiale: doppia fotocamera, zoom ottico e 5000 mAh!
Source: Giz Blog Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good dual cameras; high autonomy; metal case.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/04/2017
88% Test : Asus ZenFone Zoom S, le smartphone photo qui repousse les limites de l’endurance
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/19/2017
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 80% mobility: 100%
100% ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom: смартфонокамера
Source: Ru.PcMag.com RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%
82% Обзор смартфона ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom: отличная камера плюс мощный аккумулятор
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 82%
Обзор ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom: фотофлагман
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Good cameras; nice performance; good speakers; long battery life. Negative: No NFC.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/29/2017
Обзор смартфона Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom
Source: Mobile Review RU→EN
Positive: Decent speakers; long battery life; good dual cameras; nice display. Negative: Slow charge.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/14/2017
Первый взгляд на Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom
Source: Mobile Review RU→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; good dual cameras; long battery life; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/14/2017
ASUS Zenfone 3 Zoom - Фотосмартфон с оптическим зумом
Source: Helpix RU→EN
Positive: Good cameras; great built quality; long battery life; nice display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/12/2017
Обзор ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom: камерофон, которого нет
Source: DGL.ru RU→EN
Positive: Long battery life; nice design. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/02/2017
Trên tay ZenFone 3 Zoom: 2 camera, chụp xoá phông, zoom quang 2.3x, pin 5.000 mAh
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: High autonomy; good cameras; solid workmanship.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/05/2017
Preview Asus Zenfone Zoom S – Smartphone Android Snapdragon 625 Paling Kaya Fitur
Source: Pemmzchannel ID→EN
Positive: Excellent cameras; high autonomy; good dual sim; nice display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/16/2017

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 506: Integrated graphics card in the Snapdragon 625 SoC and based on the new 500-series architecture with support for Vulkan, OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE (3.2) and UBWC. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
625: Mid-range octa-core SoC with eight ARM Cortex-A53 cpu cores at up to 2 GHz, an Adreno 506 GPU, a DDR3L-1866 memory controller and a X9 LTE (Cat 7) modem. Manufactured in the modern 14nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.5":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.17 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).


82.27%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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Stefan Hinum, 2017-01-16 (Update: 2017-01-16)