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Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom released in US; 5,000 mAh battery for only $329

By Ryan Dawn Umadhay | May 10, 2017 07:23 PM EDT
The Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom
(Photo : Screenshot: Youtube/ASUS) The Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom

The battle for the best flagship phones often comes with the best specs but with an exorbitant retail price. Asus latest offering may not be its flagship phone but it has decent specs and a battery that could challenge any flagship devices in the market today.

Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom Launched in US

Asus unveiled its Zenfone 3 Zoom back in January during CES 2017 and it recently released the device for the US market. According to GSM Arena, the device is running on an octa-core Snapdragon 625 backed by an impressive 3GB RAM. It also has 13MP front camera and 12MP dual-lens camera at the back.

Although the device is not at par with flagship phones in terms of specs, the recently unveiled mobile device from Asus packs 5,000 mAh of battery. The previously mentioned processor is known for its energy efficiency which means can easily last for more than a day even in heavy use.

Another downside for the device: it's outdated OS. Unfortunately, Zenfone 3 Zoom is still running on Marshmallow 6.0.1 although Tech Radar reports that Asus will eventually upgrade it OTA.

More than an OS Upgrade

Although Asus will eventually upgrade the device to the latest Android OS, the Taiwanese manufacturer will also offer additional updates such as RAW image support as well as other features on photography. For the patient, the device is going to be easy on the pocket since the unlocked retail price version of the device is only $329.

The device isn't built for power users because of its relative lack of power and operating system. However, it should be more than enough for average users looking for a reliable device that could last for more than a day even under heavy use. The impressive battery life coupled with a power conscious processor ensures Zenfone 3 Zoom will always have juice.

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