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
Anonymous, 12 Dec 2017Dear GSMArena, please put a review for this phone. Why did you rather put a review on pathetic... moreI went XZs and I find the photo quality hit or miss! The zoom 3 looks fun and I will try it
Why don't asus pull over and stop making these fragile device like samsung note 7? Tf with the with lines and bending issue c'mon asus
Dear GSMArena, please put a review for this phone. Why did you rather put a review on pathetic Xperia L1 than this one? I'm planning to buy a new phone and I'm considering between Xperia XZs, Zenfone 3 Zoom and Galaxy S7 edge. Or can anyone gives some full review about this phone? Performance, UI, camera, battery life, design, build material & quality and any Pros and Cons.
Watching review on YouYube seems doesn't satisfied me. I want honest review from real user. I'm really appreciated any reply. Thanks again.
I bought this phone last May 2017, after a month using the phone white line appeared on the screen. I returned it to the shop where I bought it and they immediately replaced is with a new one. The replacement unit works fine, no issue or what so ever until the 5th month, the screen just turnoff with no reasons, the battery indicator is alive and the phone can answer call despite of the condition. Since my unit is covered for warranty, the shop advised me to bring It to the nearest service center. I'm still waiting for the response or any updates from the service center for there diagnosis. hope after this issue no more shit happens.
buy two zenfone zoom, one to three days and the other month a white line appeared on the screen, there are many people with this problem, the previous one ze551kl tube processor problems and stopped working, never again asus