The zenfone3 zoom is excellent phone indeed. It is one of the best looking "premium midrangers" but what you get on top of others is high end dual camera, AMOLED display (though others like galaxy A5 and oppo /vivo premium mid rangers also have AMOLED) and class leading 5000mah battery.
Should have waited for sd835. It is going to be available in may /June anyway (cnet says that)
Reminds me of a Nokia N8 the other comment referred to but on super-steroids.
Why not wait until the SD 835 comes out?
ASUS is Taiwanese, but with the PRC considering Taiwan its province and Taiwan itself laying claim to the territory of modern-day PRC, I wouldn't dare touch the subject of semantics such as whether it can be called a Chinese company or not, unless trying provoke a serious shitstorm.