Review Asus Zenfone Zoom S: Jago photographed, Battery Durability

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STATUS Already released (May 2017)
BE 154,3 x 77 x 8 mm, 170 gram
PROCESSOR Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core 2.0 GHz
GPU Adreno 506
STORAGE 64 GB (microSD up to 256 GB)
SCREEN AMOLED 5.5-inch (1,920 x 1,080 pixels)
CAMERA 12 MP + 12 MP & 13MP
BATTERY 5.000 mAh
OPERATING SYSTEM ZenUI 3.0 (Android 6.0.1)
INTERFACE USB Type-C, jack audio 3,5 mm
SENSOR Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Mid-May, ASUS menghelat big event titled ZenFinity 2017. In the event that lasted from noon till night the ASUS bringing ZenFone ZenFone Zoom Live and S to their homeland. For the majority of the gadget, ZenFone Zoom S more attractive and intriguing. Is it worth buying a smartphone?


Handsome and sturdy. Asus Zenfone Zoom S is a 5.5 inch screen smartphone that unsightly once sturdiness. This solid impression thanks to the build quality feels very solid. The body is made of metal majority. Plus with the two cameras on the back, the smartphone is quite alluring eyes looking.

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Designed for power saving. ASUS is reliably created a smartphone with strong battery life, for example, Max and ZenFone ZenFone Zoom S Uses AMOLED panel on the screen and Snapdragon 625 chipset famous super power saving was a key factor behind the battery awetnya ZenFone Zoom S.

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AMOLED panel itself apart from saving, can also emit the look with bright color saturation. While Snapdragon chipset assisted 625 4 GB RAM promises a capable multimedia performance, including for middle-class HD gaming.

Reverse charging. Just like ZenFone 3 Max, Asus Zenfone Zoom S also equipped reverse charging feature. Thus, its jumbo battery can be used for charging other smartphone with a current of up to 1A power.

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SOT up to 12 hours. There is a 5,000 mAh battery inside the body ZenFone Zoom S which is relatively thin. The battery of this promising resistance above average. In our tests, screen-on time (SOT) can be produced up to 12 hours.

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As for the time of testing we used a 4G SIM card to surf and participate actively playing online games is quite intensive. Even so the PCMark test, the battery endurance is also broken above 12 hours. That way we can use it for up to two days for normal use. For full charge takes up to 2.5 hours.

Accompanied casing, headset, and OTG cable. Usually ASUS rarely accompanies a headset on ZenFone smartphones were sold in Indonesia. But at ZenFone Zoom S, let headset, ASUS also includes a transparent jelly case and OTG adapter cable in the sales box.

End camera. Two main camera on ZenFone Zoom S has a top-class specifications. The resolution is 12 MP alike, but different functions. The main camera to photograph the ordinary with an aperture of f / 1.7 are also supported by OIS and Dual Pixel PDAF. While the second camera has a digital zoom capability 2,3x (telephoto).

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The camera has a satisfactory rate, good for photographing day, night, outdoor, or indoor. The quality is also above the average smartphone camera at this time. If pleased with manual mode, ASUS provides a very complete settings, such as shutter speed of 32 seconds to 1 / 16,000 sec, 2500K to 6500K white balance, and ISO up to 12800. Meanwhile, in the front there is a 13 MP camera, but the quality is mediocre ,


Button without LED. Again and again ASUS did not provide homemade smartphone with LED lights on the navigation key. And with a tag of over 5 million, ZenFone Zoom S feels very deserving.

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Software incomplete camera. Pixel Technology Master 3.0 on ZenFone Zoom mode S offers many interesting photos. But until now, two weeks after the official release, we have not been able to feel the portrait mode or bokeh promised.

Because almost all smartphone dual-camera available today have a portrait function, wide aperture, or bokeh. So, if ASUS late to bring this feature or even did not offer it, this would be a matter to be considered.

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