đánh giá asus zenfone zoom: kiểu dáng đẹp, camera chất lượng, giá "chát"

The phone features two 12-megapixel rear sensors It"s powered by SnapLong 625 SoC & comes with 4GB RAM, 64GB storage The ZenFone Zoom S is priced at Rs. 26,999
Fitting smartphones with two camera sensors around bachồng seems to lớn be the go-to lớn strategy for pretty much every điện thoại thông minh manufacturer today. Adding oodles of RAM & CPU cores just doesn’t seem attention-grabbing enough anymore. Either that or people are now wise enough lớn know that numbers aren’t really everything. However, having a companion sensor lớn the primary one can have tangible benefits, whether it might be for zooming into your subject, gauging depth, getting a wider shot, or simply improving the unique of your pholớn.

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The first ZenFone Zoom (Review) from Asus was quite an achievement as it managed lớn achieve sầu 3x optical zoom from a single sensor while keeping the width of the phone under 12mm. While the camera was indeed pretty good, it was still a hefty phone, amongst its other limitations. Rather than trying lớn improve sầu on that (which probably would have been a costly affair), Asus is taking the sensible route for its successor in simply adding two sensors, the way Apple did with the iPhone 7 Plus (Review). Asus has also revised the pricing, which makes the ZenFone Zoom S more accessible lớn a wider audience, compared lớn its predecessor. With an aggressive sầu price tag of Rs. 26,999, Asus has managed to undercut most of its competitors like the Honor 8 Pro (Review) & Moto Z2 Play (Review). It’s time lớn see if the Zoom S delivers well on its promise.

Hãng Asus ZenFone Zoom S kiến thiết & build

Asus has gone with unique materials for the construction of the Zoom S. The all-metal body toàn thân looks và feels rich in your hand & we especially like the Navy Blaông xã colour on our unit. There are rounded edges all around & even the display has a 2.5D curve, so you never feel any sharp edges no matter which way you hold it. While it looks great from the bachồng, the front seems a bit old fashioned when you consider new mainstream entrants like the LG quận 6 (Review) or the Micromax Canvas Infinity. Not to lớn mention the non-backlit, painted-on navigation buttons from the early 2000s.

The display is really nice as the 5.5-inch, full-HD AMOLED panel produces rich, saturated colours & deep blacks. The panel also has a very good brightness màn chơi of 500nits, which makes sunlight legibility a non-issue. Finally, we also have Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for added scratch protection. In case the default colour saturation isn’t lớn your liking, you can always swap the colour protệp tin và adjust the colour temperature in the Settings ứng dụng.


Button placement & tactile feedbaông chồng are good và there’s a single tray for either two Nano-SIM cards or one SIM and a microSD card (up lớn 2TB). The rest of the ports are placed at the bottom, which includes a tai nghe socket, USB Type-C port, and a single speaker grille. Taking a closer look at the baông chồng, we can see antenna bands running across the top và bottom portions of the phone. The dual-camera module sits nearly flush with the rest of the back và even though there is a slight bump, it hasn’t gotten scuffed yet. Below, we have sầu a dual-tone, dual LED flash, the laser autofocus system, and the fingerprint sensor.

The latter is blazingly quiông chồng at authentication & you can use it to lớn answer incoming calls, launch the camera or capture a pholớn. Aside from some poor kiến thiết choices, the ZenFone Zoom S is a well-built device. It’s slyên ổn and quite light for one-handed use, with a very good display. In the box, you can expect the usual accessories like a charger, headmix, data cable, SIM ejector và a guide booklet.

Hãng Asus ZenFone Zoom S specifications and software

The ZenFone Zoom S is pretty well equipped in terms of power. There’s a Snapdragon 625 octa-core SoC, 4GB of RAM, & 64GB of storage that hóa trang the core specifications. We got decent benchmark numbers like 63039 points in AnTuTu và 22fps in GFXbench. Looking at pure numbers, it still lags behind the Kirin 960 SoC in the Honor 8 Pro or the Snapdragon 821 in the OnePlus 3T. Other specifications include Wi-Fi b/g/n, công nghệ Bluetooth không dây 4.2, FM radio, GPS, và USB OTG. 4G support is present on either SIM slot but we couldn’t get VoLTE to work for voice calls with a Jio SIM, although data works. There’s no NFC here and no 5GHz band for Wi-Fi either. In terms of sensors, you get the usual suite, including a gyroscope.

The ZenFone Zoom S runs on Android 7.1.1 with the company’s custom skin called ZenUI 3.0. It’s very similar khổng lồ previous Asus smartphones we’ve sầu tested from a year ago, và now, it’s starting lớn show its age. The sheer number of options can be overwhelming, even for some seasoned Android users. For instance, a simple long press on the trang chính screen for changing the wallpaper brings up nine options, which lets you change the theme, loông xã apps, amongst other options. A swipe right on the home screen takes you to lớn the Google Now screen, while a long press on the trang chính button brings up Assistant.


The notification shade has plenty of customisable toggles & shortcuts for apps like the calculator. In the Settings app, we have motion & touch gestures and one-handed mode, for those with smaller hands. Asus lets you customise the function of the recent apps key but you can’t change the long press functionality of the other keys if you want. The Go2Pay phầm mềm is integrated into lớn the Settings tiện ích, which lets you pay your phone and DTH bills. Bundled apps include BeautyLive sầu, which beautifies your face when you live sầu stream on any supported social app; di động Manager lets you monitor data usage, clean up junk files & miễn phí up system RAM; while ZenTalk lets is a forums for everything ZenFone. However, there are plenty of other apps lượt thích Do it Later, tia laze Ruler, etc, which you may or may not find useful. Unfortunately, you can only disable these & not uninstall them.

Asus ZenFone Zoom S performance, camera, & battery life

We didn’t have sầu any issues with general performance as the ZenFone Zoom S handles the day-to-day tasks very well. It’s also a fairly comfortable phone khổng lồ carry around. The curvy body toàn thân offers a reassuring grip and it doesn’t overheat when recording video or gaming. Granted, the edges bởi vì get pretty warm after extended gaming sessions but we never felt the need lớn take a break to lớn let it cool off nor did we face any performance issues from the running app. Gaming performance is decent as high-over titles run well, although multitasking between games does cause some stutter.

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The phone has no trouble decoding 4K videos and the display makes for a vivid canvas for catching up on your TV shows or movies when on the move. There’s a single speaker at the bottom, which is just about loud enough. According to Asus, the speaker has a 5-magnet thiết lập with NXP. Smart Amp. Alerts are exceptionally loud but that doesn"t apply to lớn all media files. The phone does have a good built-in DAC though, which supports 192KHz/24-bit quality audio files & DTS Headphone:X, for headphones. The bundled earphones offer good performance too.

The cameras are the main highlight here. Even though the two sensors around the baông chồng have sầu the same resolution, they are quite different. The primary sensor has an f/1.7 aperture, a 25mm focal length and optical image stabilisation. The companion sensor has an f/2.6 aperture & a 59mm focal length, which is used for the ‘optically’ zooming inkhổng lồ your subject. Naturally, the primary sensor is the better one which is why it’s favoured in most shooting modes.

Tap for full sized images of Asus ZenFone Zoom S camera samples

In the camera tiện ích, there’s a zoom button just before the shutter, just lượt thích on the OnePlus 5. At 2.3x zoom, the second camera kicks in, but only if the lighting is good. In less than ikhuyến mãi light, it sticks to lớn the main camera so what you get is essentially digital zoom. The maximum zoom level in still mode is 12x, while for đoạn phim it’s 5x. You can switch to the second sensor only in Aukhổng lồ, Manual, và HDR Pro shooting modes. For the rest, you’ll have to use digital zoom if needed on the primary sensor.

Strangely, you can’t switch sensors when shooting a video clip but if you’ve sầu already zoomed in at 2.3x (or above) & then start recording, it will use the second sensor. There’s also portrait mode, which uses the secondary 12-megapx camera to shoot images. The depth effect is good & you can vary this by changing the aperture in real time. It takes a few tries to get your subject in proper focus but once you settle on a good angle, it works well.

Unfortunately, image quality isn’t quite up lớn the mark. The camera struggles with getting the light metering right and even after setting the metering mode to lớn Average, we still had plenty of overexposed areas in daylight shots. HDR is also very unimpressive sầu as the final output doesn’t always look pleasant. Colours are a bit oversaturated too & on the AMOLED panel, this is exaggerated even more. The main sensor does manage lớn capture good details, even in landscapes shots but the second sensor isn’t great for this.

The camera ứng dụng isn’t very stable either, as the tap-to-focus stopped working a few times, & once, the tiện ích crashed & had khổng lồ be restarted.


Low-light shots are rendered well, with barely any noise in the pictures but as a result of this, details aren’t very good. The laser autofocus is still quichồng though & works well, even in low light. Hãng Asus uses Dual Pixel PDAF và its second generation laser autofocus to achieve quick results. The OIS also helps in getting a blur-không tính phí shot in low-light, which is good. Recorded videos look good and the resolution goes all the way up to lớn 4K. You can enable or disable stabilisation & switch between performance & unique modes. The latter modes don’t seem khổng lồ have sầu any visible impact on video unique but the electronic stabilisation does work well. It’s nowhere near the cấp độ of the Google Pixel but it’s still good. The front 13-megapx sensor is good at selfies & you have a tonne of face customisations to choose from.

Despite the slyên ổn profile, the ZenFone Zoom S manages lớn pack in a massive sầu 5000mAh battery. We easily managed to lớn go a full day and little bit more, on a single charge. Fast charging isn’t present but the 10W power adapter will give sầu you around a 53 percent charge in an hour.

Asus ZenFone Zoom S in pictures

VerdictThe 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 lớn be. While the rear camera does persize well in most lighting scenartiện ích ios, light metering isn’t often a hit or miss affair, và HDR doesn’t always deliver satisfying results. We didn’t have sầu many complaints about the other aspects of the phone though, as it’s built well, offers decent performance, has a vivid display, & good battery life.

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Asus’s ZenUI can be a bit too much to handle, in which case, the Molớn Z2 Play (Review) will serve you better thanks to lớn the leaner version of Android. If you’re looking at better camera performance then we recommover the OnePlus 3T (Review), Honor 8 Pro (Review), or for a little more, the LG Vđôi mươi (Review).

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