Asus announced the ZenFone Zoom over a year ago, but despite how long the phone has taken to arrive stateside (after having long ago launched in other parts of the world), the phone is still a unique piece of hardware. Optical zoom is a rare thing to find in a smartphone camera, as is the dedicated camera button. This month the phone is finally available for purchase in the US. You can now get it exclusively on B&H.
The ZenFone Zoom is selling for $399.99. Despite shipping with an increasingly dated build of Android 5.0, the rest of the specs are pretty impressive. We're talking 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage (with a MicroSD slot), and a 3000mAh battery. The processor is a 64-bit Intel Atom Z3590 quad-core processor, but we've come to expect Intel in Asus' Android products. On the front there's a 5.5-inch 1080p display. All of this comes in addition to the 13MP rear-facing camera with OIS, laser autofocus, and dual-LED flash.
We've had plenty of time to detail the ZenFone Zoom, and you've had plenty of time to want it. If you're still on the fence, we have a review in the pipeline just for you.