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Asus Zenfone Zoom ZX550

Asus Zenfone Zoom ZX550
alaScore 88

72 reviews

Jun, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 reviews of Asus Zenfone Zoom ZX550. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and size. The battery and performance also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the sound.

camera, performance, battery, size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Asus Zenfone Zoom ZX550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Aloysius Low (cnet.com)

Innovative camera, iffy performance: Our ZenFone Zoom review

 

The Asus ZenFone Zoom has a winning design for a phone with an optical lens, but this first-generation model still isn't good enough to buy.

Asus' ZenFone Zoom breaks new ground with a built-in optical zoom camera that doesn't stick out or appear to move. Photos taken are generally great, but worse in low light.

The phone software peppers you with ads by default. Camera performance feels sluggish.

The Asus ZenFone Zoom puts cool new camera tech to work, but its bloated software and poor overall performance keep it from being a phone you'd want to buy.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Asus ZenFone Zoom pure black

 

At $399 (which is around £275 or AU$560), the Zoom isn't cheap -- you're paying the early adopter tax to get your hands on it. If you're looking at alternative phones with great cameras, then your best bet would still be flagships such as the Samsung...

Asus' ZenFone Zoom breaks new ground with a built-in optical zoom camera that doesn't stick out or appear to move. Photos taken are generally great, but worse in low light.

The phone software peppers you with ads by default. Camera performance feels sluggish.

The Asus ZenFone Zoom puts cool new camera tech to work, but its bloated software and poor overall performance keep it from being a phone you'd want to buy.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

Asus ZenFone Zoom (Unlocked)

 

The Asus ZenFone Zoom is a camera-centric unlocked phone with a 3x optical zoom lens, but it's held back by average sensor quality, a slow camera app, and a lack of 4K video recording.

3x optical zoom. Manual camera controls. Premium build.

Sluggish camera app. No 4K video. Unimpressive battery life. Dated UI with heavy skin and lots of bloatware.

Software and Conclusions The Zoom ships with Android 5.0 Lollipop , which is starting to feel a bit long in the tooth now that Android 6.0 Marshmallow is showing up on more devices . Asus has confirmed that the ZenFone 2 line will get Marshmallow....

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Chris Welch (theverge.com)

Asus ZenFone Zoom review

 

Do you need a zoom lens on your phone? For years, consumers have been more than satisfied with the default focal length of iPhones and Android handsets. It's a wide — but not too wide — view that...

Premium look and feel ; microSD card support ; Great dedicated shutter button

The camera itself is lacking ; Too many useless apps ; Average battery life

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : John V. (phonearena.com)

Asus Zenfone Zoom Review

 

Asus has found its niche in the mid-range segment, as opposed to trying to duke it out with the elites in the high-end space. From the looks of it, though, it's working out for the company, at least for the most part. Its Asus ZenFone 2, for instance,...

3x optical zoom gets us closer to a shot ; Rich set of shooting modes & controls ; Relatively slim profile ; Premium design ; Fast recharge time ; Snappy processing performance ; Not terribly expensive at $399

No major improvements to image quality ; No 4K UHD video recording option ; Video stabilization is limited to 720p mode ; Lack of continuous auto-focus ; Extremely cold screen color temperature ; Washed out looking screen

Asus established itself as a formidable competitor in the mid-range segment with the introduction and release of its ZenFone 2 last year. Since that time, they've diversified its ZenFone line with an assortment of variants – including this latest one...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Juan Carlos Bagnell (pocketnow.com)

Asus ZenFone Zoom Review: The smartphone camera to beat?

 

Asus built this phone around one specific photography feature. Is it the phone camera to beat? Here's our full ZenFone Zoom review!

Practical build quality with premium materials ; Camera-centric ergonomics ; Innovative camera zoom design

Lackluster photo and video output ; Mediocre battery life for multimedia and content creation ; Large footprint for medium sized screen

This is always painful. We want to reward daring design. We want to celebrate when companies take risks. The ZenFone Zoom is an incredible feat of camera design, but the crown jewel feature of this phone in many ways compromises the camera that the...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by (androidcentral.com)

ASUS ZenFone Zoom Review

 

ASUS has taken their incredibly capable ZenFone 2 and strapped a giant camera module onto the back. The end result wasn't quite as great as we'd hoped.

Amazing performance ; Great battery life ; Leather back feels nice ; Shutter buttons rock

Camera bump adds bulk ; Camera sensor is mediocre ; Software is filled with bloat ; Android 5.0 in 2016 is unacceptable

In more ways than one, the ZenFone Zoom feels out of its time. When it was announced a year ago this would have been an incredible phone at a time when smartphone cameras were just starting to get good and $400 was great high point for a mid-range...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Sam Rutherford (tomsguide.com)

Asus ZenFone Zoom Review: Optical Zoom Impresses

 

Under the right circumstances, the ZenFone Zoom really shines, with an impressive optical zoom and dedicated camera buttons that I wish more phone makers would emulate. But the phone's lackluster image processing can make that optical zoom feel more...

Rear camera has 3x optical zoom ; Dedicated camera controls ; Built-in manual photo mode ; Removable leather back ; 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage come standard

White balance issues with camera ; Subpar battery life ; Mediocre audio ; Clunky interface

This Android phone's 3x optical zoom is a powerful feature for mobile photographers, but its battery life and bloatware are turnoffs.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

Asus ZenFone Zoom

 

Hands-on: Asus packs optical zoom in its new smartphone

All told, we’re really looking forward to giving the ZenFone Zoom a proper test run closer to its release date later this year. If that camera holds up it could be a real contender especially as Asus is planning to charge only $399 for it.

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Cameron Faulkner (techradar.com)

Asus ZenFone Zoom review

 

What's a ZenFone 2 with a better camera worth to you?

Slick design ; Thoughtful button placement ; Some neat ZenUI features ; Slight reduction of photo noise

Squishy button action ; Questionable value ; Subpar screen ; ZenUI hurts more than helps ; Camera doesn't rock the boat

Asus adds svelte styling and a 3x optical zoom snapper to the ZenFone 2. While the new traits are welcomed, neither makes a convincing enough argument to make this your next phone.

Mar, 2016

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