Anonymous, 12 Dec 2017Dear GSMArena, please put a review for this phone. Why did you rather put a review on pathetic... moreThis phone's battery life won't let you go down :)
I constantly get around 9h of SOT with heavy gaming use, and around 12h of SOT with light use (YouTube, Browsing).
The low-light camera performance kinda sucks on auto, but you can tweak it freely with manual mode. On daylight, it's not the best I've seen but great nonetheless.
UI also sucks, I use Nova Launcher instead.
Performance is so-so if you use it for gaming, no issues for daily light tasks though.
The screen... (u can check my comment from Dec 2017)
Design-wise it's definitely not original nor grippy on hand (slippery that is) and leaves smudges when you touched the back. But it's quite solid. Though, I always have a case for extra protection.
DTS audio is mostly for gimmicks, my old ZenFone 2 can do better with earphones (DTS makes me can't manually change the bass anymore D:)
Speaker is mono but it's quite loud, no distortion even on full volume.
I rarely took a selfie, but when I do it turns out quite good, but don't expect it to do well on low-light though.
No NFC and that's kinda sucks, fingerprint recognition isn't the fastest around but it's accurate most the time.
Alright, hope this mini-review helps you :)
Lauryboy, 20 Jan 2018I'm appalled at gsm arena for not reviewing this phone while it does "long term" reviews of ot... moreYea, such a downer they don't review this phone. But hey, super wide-angle vs zoom lens there. I love super wide-angle more but this phone's endurance doesn't let me to look at other option :)
For the guys who had their replacement, did you update your system? From marshmallow to nougat? Im currently using my second zoom 3. Asus replaced my first cause of whiteline. I kinda read here somewhere that whilteline appears days after upgrading the system. I could say its probable because thats what happened to my first. I havent upgraded my replacement yet cause the whiteline could appear again. Any insights that could help? Thanks
Asus zenfone 3 zoom , 27 Dec 2017I hate the Camera during indoor shot with people at a sunny environment faces of people you sh... moreTry reading the threads in ZEN talk for any tips on how to properly take pictures with the Zenfone 3 Zoom. you'll learn alot from it.
Very interesting phone. It has a big AMOLED screen, excellent grip, fantastic camera with dual lens and a really big battery.
The only flaw is that GSMArena specs are wrong. It doesn't have WiFi 802.11ac. Just 802.11n. Saddly to see it connecting to my ac router at 72Mbit/s datalink while my very very old Samsung Galaxy S4 does this ate 433Mbit/s!
I believe the white line issue indicates a more serious innate defect with the screen. I had the white line appear for no reason but I did not send it to ASUS since it did not affect function. But 6 months into using, I dropped the phone from bed height and though it barely cracked the screen, the whole screen faded to black. When I tried to recover files through USB, it would no longer be recognized by any computer. Hours later, it started beeping randomly and couldn't be shut off by holding power. So in essence, completely wrecked from a minor drop.
I've owned older ASUS phones that had a completely cracked screen but still functional, so I believe the fault is with this model.
the best phone until now (year 2018). best performance, big battery, great camera. I love this phone.
Why this phone so much expensive??? the price when launched is RM2099 and it still same until now, while zenfone 4 ze554kl launched with lower price which RM1999 but now the price getting down around RM1399 for 4gb RAM model. Why???!
I'm appalled at gsm arena for not reviewing this phone while it does "long term" reviews of other phones. I've got a LG G6 but I hate the 18:9 aspect ratio so had to get another phone. After hearing about the white line issue with the Zoom S, I was a bit sceptical about buying it. But I took a risk and luckily haven't got the white line issue yet. The macro pictures come out better with the LG G6 however, other shots are a bit sharper on the Zoom S, which I really like. The optical zoom is a nice upgrade from the G6.
I really love the loudspeaker... Much louder and sounds better than the G6 loudspeaker. Music sounds really good with the earphones too.
Battery life is also awesome considering the 5000 mah battery. It easily lasts 2 days with average use.
I've had no connectivity issues with the phone, be it calls on 4g/3g networks, sms, Bluetooth connectivity and download speeds. Haven't tested wifi but I'm sure it should work fine too
Does this phone support HDMI out? Is it through the USB-C plug? Thanks!
Anonymous, 12 Dec 2017Dear GSMArena, please put a review for this phone. Why did you rather put a review on pathetic... moreI agree, GSMArena must be review this phone, this phone is not too bad as I read comments here. There is much Zenfone 3 Zoom work as well around the world but they don't complaint of course. And if GSMA review this phone, it's might be the best battery life's 2017 phone.
I hate the Camera during indoor shot with people at a sunny environment faces of people you shoot became washed out and became darker face.. Screen in the dark room you will notice some kind of cloud like inside the screen.. What i like is the battery super battery also speaker external or headset is crisp and clear also very fast wifi connection fast downloading..
this smartphone may be mid-range due to the old chip inside, but it has alot of configuration on display and camera. It can also handle high end games. The battery is superb. Therefore, I see this as a high end smartphone. I use this smartphone more than my LG G6.
Using this for about a month.
Photo quality is good ,low light is also good.
Battery is impressive but its not so durable.
Ive been using too many sony xperia last time,i dropped them accidentally for too many times but still okey.
I drop this phone just once then near the volume the metal open up..
How come ASUS just one drop and the side metal open up so quick ...
Got my screen cracked recently, it's only the gorilla glass though, but the glass and the screen is in one module so they replace the old screen.
I have to say this new screen is really different in a good way. When the screen is off and reflecting light, the old one is greenish, but the new one is bluish. I'm pretty sure it's Samsung's AMOLED cuz my brother's s8+ also looks bluish. Probably because it's Samsung's AMOLED, it gives the deep absolute blacks that made my old screen looks terrible (uh, brownish black on 0% brightness on old screen, no white line though).
So in conclusion, while I might be losing when my screen cracked (had to spent roughly $70 and waiting for 2 weeks) I also gain because of the deep absolute black the new screen displayed. I don't recommend you to drop your ZenFone 3 Zoom now to make an alibi so you can replace the original screen that sucks... But anyway I'm very happy with the replacement screen :D