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Asus ZenFone Zoom S ZE553KL

Specifications

Asus ZenFone Zoom S ZE553KL
Asus ZenFone Zoom S ZE553KL (Zenfone Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
5.5 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel 401 PPI, Capacitive, AMOLED, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, Slim bezel (2.08mm), glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 32GB or 64GB or 128GB
Connections
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot), Sensors: Accelerator, E-Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, RGB sensor, IR sensor, Fingerprint
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): 7.99 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 2.3 times optical zoom, Focal length 59mm, 5p lens
Secondary Camera: 12 MPix SONY IMX362 sensor (1/2.55" large sensor size, 1.4 µm large pixel size), f/1.7, Focal Length 25mm, 6p lens
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo
Weight
170 g ( = 6 oz / 0.37 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 19 scores (from 29 reviews)
price: 73%, performance: 73%, features: 75%, display: 77% mobility: 88%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus ZenFone Zoom S ZE553KL

70% ASUS ZenFone Zoom S review: Stiff competition and unexceptional camera make this device redundant
Source: Tech2 English
The ZenFone Zoom S isn’t particularly well built and neither does it have a great camera or zoom feature. To top it off, the price is rather high at Rs 27,000, pricing the device just shy of the OnePlus 5. The device’ competition in this price range includes the Honor 8 Pro and the Oppo F3, both of which, I believe, offer a more compelling feature-set and better camera system.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 75% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
70% Asus ZenFone Zoom S review: This dual camera phone's loyalties lie elsewhere
Source: India Today English
Its dual camera system, said to be the main highlight of the phone, still needs a lot of work. But then that's the case with every other dual camera phone. Even the mighty iPhone 7 Plus. Take the second camera away, and the ZenFone Zoom S doesn't necessarily disappoint. It does not have a ground-breaking camera -- the Honor 8 Pro is miles ahead for instance -- but let's just say, you won't be buying this phone for its camera alone. In fact, I advise you not to buy the ZenFone Zoom S for its camera. Buy it for the other things that it brings to the table: a premium all-metal design, an eye-popping AMOLED display, a tried and tested mobile processor with good amounts of RAM and internal storage, quite the latest in software and a massive 5,000mAh battery. If I were to be a little more precise, buy it for the all-round package.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/19/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Asus Zenfone Zoom S smartphone review: The “can do better” smartphone
Source: Gadget Show English
So, if you talk about the overall package, the device falls slightly behind the likes of Honor 8 Pro or the Moto Z2 Play. The latter two are known for their good cameras, sleek design and stock Android OS. But if you are a photography enthusiast or a heavy user, the Asus Zenfone Zoom S's camera and battery can be said to be the reason why the smartphone is almost there yet falls short of ticking all the boxes.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
71% Asus Zenfone Zoom S Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Asus Zenfone Zoom S is the best Zoom phone from Asus till date and even at its slightly higher price tag manages to be good option in the sub-30K smartphone category. It offers a good camera, a decent build quality, dependable battery life and a reliable performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 71%
80% Asus ZenFone Zoom S Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Asus ZenFone Zoom S is another good option in the sub-Rs. 30,000 price segment. It’s also attractively priced at Rs. 26,999, making it a tiny bit cheaper than the Moto Z2 Play. However, its biggest selling feature - the cameras - aren't what they are hyped up to be. While the rear camera does perform well in most lighting scenarios, light metering isn’t often a hit or miss affair, and HDR doesn’t always deliver satisfying results. We didn’t have many complaints about the other aspects of the phone though, as it’s built well, offers decent performance, has a vivid display, and good battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
Asus ZenFone Zoom S First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The ZenFone Zoom S has 64GB of storage, which is expandable using a microSD card (up to 2TB). The new Asus device is available in Navy Black and Glacier Silver options. With its price and features, the ZenFone Zoom S will be competing against the likes of the OnePlus 5 and Honor 8 Pro in India. It will be interesting to see whether camera quality will be enough to set it apart from these popular options.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/21/2017
ASUS ZenFone Zoom S review: The first ZenFone with dual rear cameras
Source: Hardware Zone English
The ASUS ZenFone Zoom S isn't exactly special or new given its design and its choice of features. We’ve already seen how it’s possible to bring a dual rear camera setup to a mid-range device from two years ago. For ASUS, their take of this feature is coupled with a premium-looking body, a good mainstream processor and a Main Camera that’s far better than its predecessor; it is also within the conventional price range for similarly classed/featured phones. Unfortunately, the S$678 ZenFone Zoom Sunder delivers for its price tier as consumers would expect more than just average capabilities.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/21/2017
ASUS ZenFone Zoom S review: The first ZenFone with dual rear cameras
Source: Hardware Zone English
The ASUS ZenFone Zoom S isn't exactly special or new given its design and its choice of features. We’ve already seen how it’s possible to bring a dual rear camera setup to a mid-range device from two years ago. For ASUS, their take of this feature is coupled with a premium-looking body, a good mainstream processor and a Main Camera that’s far better than its predecessor; it is also within the conventional price range for similarly classed/featured phones. Unfortunately, the S$678 ZenFone Zoom Sunder delivers for its price tier as consumers would expect more than just average capabilities.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/04/2017

Foreign Reviews

Asus ZenFone Zoom S
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/09/2017
81% ASUS ZenFone Zoom S, análisis: el verdadero súper poder no es ver el doble, es durar el triple
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 80% display: 83% mobility: 95% workmanship: 80%
ASUS Zenfone Zoom S
Source: Geeknetic Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good cameras; great built quality; decent hardware; long battery life; good speakers. Negative: Weak connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/24/2017
[Reseña] Asus Zenfone Zoom S Tras 10 días de uso, [con vídeo]
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Slim size; nice display; long battery life. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/13/2017
85% Review – Asus Zenfone Zoom S
Source: PC Guia Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 85%
Análise Asus Zenfone Zoom S: Asus no seu melhor
Source: Mais Tecnologia Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Nice design; long battery life; decent display; good cameras. Negative: High price; no NFC.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/03/2017
80% Asus Zenfone Zoom S - Recensione
Source: Techstation.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
81% Recensione Asus Zenfone Zoom S – Il Miglior Connubio Tra Autonomia E Fotocamera
Source: Techzilla.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/31/2017
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 75% display: 80% mobility: 97% workmanship: 67%
78% Recensione Asus Zenfone Zoom S, lo smartphone duro a morire
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 78%
77% Recensione ASUS Zenfone Zoom S
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/29/2017
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 70% features: 75% display: 80% mobility: 85% ergonomy: 80%
80% RECENSIONE Asus Zenfone Zoom S
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 68% display: 85% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
Zenfone Zoom S: Asus ci crede davvero
Source: Panorama Italian IT→EN
Positive: Excellent cameras; good price; new design.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/05/2017
ASUS ZenFone Zoom S recensione: camera phone da 5.000 mAh
Source: Leonardo.it Tech Italian IT→EN
Positive: Excellent display; good cameras; fast fingerprint sensor. Negative: Short battery life; mediocre design; no backlit keys; poor connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/17/2017
70% Review ASUS ZenFone Zoom S: mid-ranger met goede camera en accuduur
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/28/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Asus Zenfone Zoom S - Oude tijden herleven
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/07/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Test Du Asus Zenfone Zoom S : Un Photophone À Moitié Convaincant
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 60% display: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70%
88% Recenzja Zenfone’a Zoom S – zaskakująco kompletnego smartfona od Asusa
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 100% workmanship: 90%
Test Zenfone Zoom S. Rewelacyjny aparat i ogromna bateria
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Excellent cameras; long battery life. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/12/2017
71% Asus ZenFone Zoom S İncelemesi
Source: Chip Online TR TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/05/2017
Rating: Total score: 71%
85% Test Asus Zenfone Zoom S
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/19/2017
Rating: Total score: 85%
78% Asus Zenfone Zoom S i test
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 78%

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).


75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2017-05-15 (Update: 2017-05-15)