ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom ZE553KL 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Navy Black)

ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom ZE553KL 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Navy Black)

ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom ZE553KL 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Navy Black)

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Product Highlights

  • GSM / 4G LTE Capable
  • North American Variant
  • 2.0 GHz Snapdragon 625 Octa-Core CPU
  • 25mm & 59mm 12MP Rear Cameras
  • 13MP Front Camera
  • 32GB Storage Capacity + 3GB of RAM
  • 5.5" 1920 x 1080 AMOLED Display
  • Built-In 5000mAh Battery
  • microSD Expansion Slot for Extra Storage
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
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ASUS Zenfone 3 Zoom overview

  • 1Description

The navy black ZenFone 3 Zoom ZE553KL from ASUS represents the vanguard in smartphone photography technology. Utilizing dual-lens optics, this smartphone offers a shooting solution for any scenario. The Zoom's rear array consists of a 12MP wide-angle lens with ASUS SuperPixel technology that is primed to capture everyday scenes, even in dark environments; the second camera is a 12MP lens with a 2.3x narrower field-of-view for high-quality close-ups from farther away. For high-resolution selfies. the ZenFone 3 Zoom's front-facing camera utilizes a 13 megapixel Sony IMX214 sensor that's also equipped with SuperPixel technology for glamour shots even in low-light conditions.

The ZenFone 3 Zoom houses a 5.5" AMOLED display, which is designed to deliver robust images and color depth. Its 1920 x 1080 screen resolution lets you watch full HD content without pixel loss. The Zoom is also well-equipped for wireless communication. It features Bluetooth 4.2 technology for pairing with other Bluetooth-enabled devices, and 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi for high-speed Internet connectivity. GPS with GLONASS is also on-board for using Google Location and Maps services. The Zoom's large, non-removable 5000mAh battery can deliver days of use and is so big it can be used as a power bank to charge other less lithium-endowed devices.

Dual Rear Lens
ZenFone 3 Zoom sets a new bar for mobile photography. It combines two entirely new camera systems: a 12MP ƒ/1.7 aperture, wide-angle lens with ASUS SuperPixel Technology and a 12MP 59mm-equivalent telephoto lens for high-quality close-ups from farther away.
Advanced Photo Technology
ZenFone 3 Zoom's f/1.7 aperture is one of the largest found on any smartphone camera and it's coupled with a 1.4µm pixel size (1/2.55" sensor size) that's also among the largest in the industry. The ZenFone 3 Zoom combines ASUS SuperPixel Technology with the SuperPixel Engine to further increases its low light performance by intelligently controlling ISO levels while shooting and noise reduction in post-shot processing.
ASUS TriTech+ Technology
ZenFone 3 Zoom uses ASUS TriTech+ Technology to add an all-new Dual Pixel PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus) system that uses similar technology found in DSLR cameras. Every single pixel on the Dual-Pixel sensor is used for phase detection, enabling auto-focus that's incredibly fast. TriTech+ also features Subject-Tracking Auto-Focus for both photos and videos to keep the object in clear focus, and Laser Auto-Focus for variable distance and lighting clarity in just 0.03 seconds.
North American Variant / US Compatible LTE
The ZE553KL is a US variant of the ZenFone 3 Zoom. The ZE553KL's LTE radio is tuned to frequencies that are most often used in the United States and North America. It can also be used in other parts of the world, though LTE access may be limited or unsupported, depending on the network. To ensure this phone will work with your carrier, please check to make sure the frequencies your carrier uses are supported by this phone. The full list of compatible carrier frequencies can be found here; the frequencies this phone supports can be found in the product specs.
GSM / 4G LTE Wireless Connectivity
This phone is designed to work on select GSM networks and is 4G LTE capable. LTE is an advanced cellular network data protocol capable of data speeds so fast that they compete with wired broadband Internet providers. With an LTE connection, this phone should have no problem streaming HD video, downloading apps, uploading photos, or anything else that requires a high-speed data connection. The phone is also backwards compatible with 3G and 2G data for instances when you can't get LTE. In addition to cellular wireless, this phone also features Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Note: Not compatible with all cellular networks. Please make sure your provider uses a frequency or band that this phone supports. You can check which bands this phone works with in the Specifications.
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
The Android operating system integrates heavily with Google's services. Using the card-based Google Now, Android quickly surfaces information for you whenever you need it, powered by the same Knowledge Engine that runs Google's web search. It's a personalized and customizable OS, allowing you to add your favorite apps or widgets to your homescreen. You can even download new themes using the Google Play Store, which offers access to more than one million apps, games, books, music, movies, and more. Android 6.0 Marshmallow overhauls permissions, allowing you to have finer control over what your applications have access to. It also marks the debut of Now on Tap, a context-sensitive update to Google Now that checks your current screen for keywords and then searches for them automatically. Other performance and security enhancements are included as well.
5-Magnet Speaker
ZenFone 3 Zoom has SonicMaster and High-Res Audio certification. Thanks to its five-magnet speaker construction, metal voice coil, and expansive sound chamber powered by an NXP Smart AMP, you'll enjoy powerful, emotional audio. When it's time for immersive listening, plug in your favorite compatible headphone or earbuds and experience true High-Res Audio quality everywhere you go.
Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS)
Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS) allows you to lower your mobile costs when traveling while staying connected. Once your SIM cards are installed, you will be able to receive phone calls and text messages from either without needing to manually choose which one is active. When you want to make a call or send an SMS message, you can select the correct SIM card. When one SIM card is being used for a phone call, the other will not be active until you hang up. Operator charges may apply.
UPC: 889349657690

ASUS Zenfone 3 Zoom specs

Performance
Operating System Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Memory 3 GB
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
CPU 2.0 GHz ARM Cortex A53 Octa-Core
Coprocessor None
GPU Adreno 506
Storage 32 GB
Display
Size 5.5"
Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
Display Colors 16.0 Million
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Pixel Density 401 ppi
Display Technology OLED
Screen Coating Gorilla Glass 5
Input/Output Connectors
Ports 1x USB 2.0 - Type C
Audio 1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone/Microphone
1x Integrated Speaker
Flash Media Slot 1 x microSDXC
SIM Card Size Card 1: Nano
Card 2: Nano
Communications
GSM 2G GSM, GPRS, EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
GSM 3G/3.5G UMTS, HSPA+: 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz
4G LTE LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 28 Bands
Wi-Fi Yes, 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2 + EDR 
NFC No
Infrared Yes
GPS Yes
FM Radio Yes
Front Camera
Resolution 13.0 MP / Video: 1920 x 1080p
Aperture f/2.0
Sensor Size 1/3"
Pixel Size 1.12 µm
Front Camera Flash
Front Camera Flash Yes
Rear Camera
Resolution 12.0 MP / Video: 1920 x 1080p 30 fps
Aperture f/1.7
35mm-Equivalent Focal Length 25
Sensor Size 1/2.5"
Pixel Size 1.4 µm
Focus Type Laser Autofocus, Phase-Detect Autofocus
Image Stabilization Optical
Color Array RGB
Optical Zoom None
Secondary Rear Camera
Resolution 12.0 MP
Aperture f/2.8
35mm-Equivalent Focal Length 59
Color Array RGB
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Rear Camera Flash Yes
Number of LEDs 2
Number of Tones Dual Tone
General
Sensors Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Fingerprint, Gyroscope, Proximity
Water Resistance None
IP Rating None
Keyboard Virtual
Pointing Device None
Battery Internal Lithium-Ion (5000.0 mAh)
Wireless Charging Technology None
Dimensions (W x H x D) 6.1 x 3.0 x 0.3" / 154.3 x 77.0 x 8.0 mm
Weight 0.37 lb / 170 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.94 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.55 x 3.6 x 2.1"

ASUS Zenfone 3 Zoom reviews

ZenFone 3 Zoom ZE553KL 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Navy Black) is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 24.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Nice phone, if you ever get to use it I purchased a ZenFone 3 Zoom from B&H. Loved it out of the box. Within days I noticed call quality issues on AT&T. I could hear people but they couldn't hear me. Troubleshot with AT&T and don't think it's on their end. Troubleshot with ASUS and they thought it was a faulty microphone. Sent it to them a month ago. Still havn't had even an update on what they're doing other than waiting on parts. ASUS customer service is a nightmare. Weeks ago they hinted that it was having compatibility issues with an AT&T sim card. Something's going on, buy at your own risk. They've held mine so long I can no longer return it.
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice phone great camera It's still early days with this phone but so far it's been living to the expectations. Very good camera for photos and video, modern Android OS and some nice extras such as laser to measure distance and some other goodies. This phone feels very robust, mine already came with a transparent protection cover, very good finishing and the battery life is awesome. Still need to use it for a few months to have a feel for reliability.
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from better than Apple or Samsung at less than half the price Best battery life of any cellphone, best double camera with 4k video, studio style sound system, using for videography, travel, with unlocked dual sim cards or micro sd card for expandable memory and it came with a case Best value-quality unit available, newly released, will take huge market share once discovered
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome quality for a great price! I purchased this phone to replace the zenfone I had that got damaged in a dramatic fall. I really like the new zenU.I look and customization option's. I dont use my phone for a camera and I refuse to take selfie's so I cannot really comment on those to features however the finger print reader is lightning fast and most of the apps I use now give me the option to log in with my finger print. Lastly this phone is super fast in regards to the speed in which it opens and loads apps that is in my experience I only play simple puzzle type like 2048 and games like that so I don't know how it would work on games like that. I can say this they will look great on the almost bezel-less screen.
Date published: 2018-02-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I wont buy this phone again After 60 days I have a white line in the botton of the screen, and as I live in another country I cannot change it...
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent phone I've used this phone for about five weeks and I've been very happy with it. It comes with a bumper case, which was a nice touch. The phone is snappy and responsive. Display is lovely. The fingerprint sensor is very responsive. The dual camera is excellent in bright light, struggles a bit in very low light. Focus is quite fast and color balance is excellent. The camera app has several useful modes, including full manual. The 1x camera gives the highest quality, while the 2.3x camera seems a bit less sharp. Battery life is crazy good. After a heavy day of use it's still well above 50%. This is my second Asus phone, and ZenUI never bothered me. Most of the Asus add-ons are regular apps that can be uninstalled if you hate them. It got the Android 7 (Nougat) update about two weeks ago.
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Everything is great expect issues during calls I had constant issues while i am on call. Everyone says they cannot hear me well. Either I have to speak very loudly or use ear phones. My friend has same phone and he had same issue. I liked the phone but its frustrating during calls so ended up returning it.
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would buy again After being disappointed by the hardware quality of my previous phone, LG Nexus 5X, which died exactly one week after its 1-year warranty expired, I was looking to buy a new phone and purchased this one. (The LG phone died after a routine system upgrade. No external damage whatsoever. And I am generally a careful person when it comes to using electronics.) Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom is a good phone. The camera is good enough (dual camera baby!). The massive battery is particularly useful for me. For my use pattern, this phone can last at least two full days and still have some power left. If you think about it, it will change your mindset of using the phone -- you can now totally focus on the things that you care, not worrying about where to charge your phone when you have a long day. Before I got this phone, I saw some reviews in other websites/social media that were complaining how bad the UI is. That is not the case, in my opinion. The Asus UI is not bad. (Note: my previous two phones both had stock Android) For example, I find the easy-to-use power saving modes very useful. Also some other reviews complain about how this phone is not better than Apple/Samsung flagship phones. The comparison is unfair, considering the price of this phone is _less than half_ of the flagship phones in question, and the difference is small, if not zero. Also included in the box is a protection case. The protection case is the simplest type and is very cheap if you buy one by yourself, but I appreciate Asus including it so you have something to use immediately before you buy one, or if you don't want to buy one. This is the first time I bought an Asus phone. I have been using it for a few weeks now. Overall, this is a very practical phone - very good price with good quality. If this phone can last reasonably well beyond the 1-year warranty (unlike the LG phone mentioned above), I think I would buy Asus phone again. Run Zenfone 3 Zoom Run!
Date published: 2017-06-16
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