|Country||International Price||Price in MYR|
|Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom 64GB Navy Black||Offer unavailable|
|Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom 64GB Rose Gold||Offer unavailable|
The Mobile World Congress (a.k.a MWC) 2018, one of the biggest events in the mobile industry has just recently ended last Friday in Barcelona. As we look back at the festivities, MWC this year felt a little underwhelming, probably because Samsung stole the show before the event even officially began with the launch of the Galaxy S9. Nevertheless, the show still had its fair share of highlights that is worth talking about. Hence, below are some of the most notable handsets that were seen last week.
|Release Date in Malaysia|
|Processor frequency||2 GHz|
|Processor family||Qualcomm Snapdragon|
|Display diagonal||14 cm (5.5")|
|Display resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Ports & interfaces|
|USB connector type||USB Type-C|
|Headphone connectivity||3.5 mm|
|Weight & dimensions|
|SIM card capability||Dual SIM|
|SIM card type||NanoSIM|
|2G standards||EDGE, GPRS, GSM|
|Wi-Fi standards||IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n|
|RAM capacity||4 GB|
|Internal storage capacity||64 GB|
|Compatible memory cards||MicroSD (TransFlash)|
|Maximum memory card size||2048 GB|
|Assisted GPS (A-GPS)||Yes|
|Operating system installed||Android 5.0|
|Rear camera type||Dual camera|
|Rear camera flash||Yes|
|Rear camera resolution (numeric)||12 MP|
|Front camera type||Single camera|
|Front camera resolution (numeric)||13 MP|
|Front camera aperture number||2|
|Maximum frame rate||30 fps|
|Battery capacity||5000 mAh|
|Talk time (3G)||17 h|
|Standby time (3G)||38 h|
|Talk time (2G)||17 h|
|Standby time (2G)||38 h|
|Colour of product||Black, Navy|
|Graphics adapter||Adreno 506|
|Subscription type||No subscription|
The Asus Zenfone 3 puts emphasis on the camera and battery life – two of the most important smartphone features that matter to people. Aside from these, the flagship boasts other specifications that make it on par with its contemporaries.
The Zenfone 3 Zoom comes with an aluminium exterior, which makes it strikingly similar to Apple’s flagship device, the iPhone 7 Plus. It’s a bit thicker at 7.99mm compared to iPhone’s 7.3mm. The thickness provides more room for a bigger battery and an enclosure for a near-flat camera lens. Although it’s thicker than the iPhone 7 Plus, it’s lighter at 170g. In addition, its display comes with a 1080-pixel resolution and an AMOLED display with full HD capability. With that, the users will get crisp and clear images and videos.
The Zenfone 3 Zoom sports dual cameras on the back with 12 MP resolution, similar to Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Incorporated into the dual cameras is a 2.3x optical zoom that allows you to get a closer look at distant objects. Meanwhile, its front snapper comes with a 13 MP resolution and uses an IMX214 sensor found in many Sony compact cameras. Front-facing camera modes include a beautification mode and a panorama mode so you can take wide selfies.
If you are looking for a phone with a capacious battery life, then the Zenfone 3 Zoom is your best bet. It houses a whopping 5000mAH battery capacity, which can last up to two days. With that, it provides you more than 40 hours of talk time as well as standby time. Plus, it promises 25 hours of web browsing and almost 7 hours of video recording at 4K. Also, due to its large battery life, the Zenfone 3 Zoom may also function as a power bank that enables you to charge your other gadgets through its USB-C port. This feature is essential whenever one of your gadgets runs out of juice and you need it to continue running.
The Zenfone 3 Zoom is integrated with a Snapdragon 625 processor with Adreno 506 GPU, capable enough to run demanding apps. It has a 4 GB of RAM and an Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS, which provides a better user interface. In addition, it has three internal storage variants: the 32 GB, the 64 GB, and the 128 GB model. What’s more, all three variants are loaded with a microSD card slot for additional memory. With that, you can download and save more videos, files, etc on the device without worrying about its storage capacity.