I'd rather buy a recently release smartphone around $105 and a separate camera between $100-$200 that has about 16MP, an OIS, and more than 3x Optical Zoom. They should save me about $300-$400
sqaureroot, 23 Jan 2016This phone is most likely to be a giant failure in Indian market. If anyone from here who want... moreYou are right, ZenUI is abit boring but it's functional and works well, Intel SoC is good but I can agree that it's not optimised enough for Android though it is powerful. Zenfone 2 is a good package for it's price though, it's underestimated alot
The price of this Zenfone Zoom is to high, I don't think it will sell well
sqaureroot, 23 Jan 2016Z5 compact. Although I'm not sure about the AMOLED display. vz5 compact has small battery plus LCD deal braker
To be honest price is too much.. The display is FHD, not QHD, camera aperture is small compared to today's standards. And vary aperture. Better if it was fixed. And letting user to changed aperture settings like dslr.. For 38000INR this phone is not worth..
Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 2 both were successful phones in Indian market. That was because of the price and reasonable quality. But this price is huge. Who need optical zoom. Can buy a good phone and dslr camera for this price
This phone is most likely to be a giant failure in Indian market. If anyone from here who wants to choose a device for camera, they are likely to get an actual camera, with that price people can get two DSLRs. Most wouldn't feel "compact is my preference" and buy this phone. 2nd of all, Asus zen UI is not worth it, it is ugly and boring, not a flagship tier UI, only few people likes it. 3rd get over with Intel SoC, Android OS is not really meant for Intel SoC.
The phone itself and what it can do is great and remarkable but definitely not the price tag.
pika2000, 23 Jan 2016Haha. Friends will say you're silly to pay $500+ for an Asus.yeah and if you will pay 500$ for an iPhone they will say you bough a copy of iPhone because real one is 10x worth more.I see no problem about this Asus phone. But yeah price is too big. Also why so much into camera? why not make something about performance? why nobody makes 720p amoled phone with 3500 MAh and SD810 at least and release it with a decent camera?
Can't say until the reviews come out. It looks like it will be amazing though.
tp1, 23 Jan 2016this phone is 2years too late.
why wouldn't someone just go for the Samsung K Zoom?
7x more ... more"Why wouldn't someone just go for the Samsung K Zoom?"
Oh let me tell you... I'm a K Zoom owner and I want to change my phone badly to the Zenfone Zoom because its the only "worthy" alternative at the moment.. You know, with the zoom lens. Plus the protruding lens can be very annoying at times and dusts gets in the lens easily! Plus the specs is wayyy outdated now compared to Zenfone Zoom... Can you imagine living with 8GB internal memory? Our needs are increasing, esp with apps & some data cannot be stored on an SD card. The Zenfone Zoom has a minimum of 64GB internal memory AND SD card support as well!! Screen is bigger with higher resolution, twice more RAM... What to complain about? I know its a bit pricey and it all depends on the country selling it.. But if most countries stick to the official price of USD399, then it should be fine to me and its fair enough for what you are getting.
PARAG B, 23 Jan 2016Dude the price is kinda ok for a full hd screen ,128gb internal mem,4gb RAM ,2.5 ghz soc and o... moreYeah,if you go with features other than camera than right,but if you go with camera features as it's a camera device,then you'll find that the price is too high,even you can get Devices Like Galaxy S6,Nexus 6P In that price bracket with also some great features and great camera..
Herodroid, 23 Jan 2016no, because trend plus friends thinks its coolHaha. Friends will say you're silly to pay $500+ for an Asus.
The thing is great! Really high quality photos, it's hard to compare with anything on the mobile market...
JohnNy L, 23 Jan 2016Only 3X Optical Zoom. Are You Kidding..Dude its optical zoom and not digital zoom as you think