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ASUS ZenFone Zoom

ZX550
ASUS-ZENZ
Discontinued

Description

ASUS ZenFone Zoom (SIM Free/UK)

The ZenFone Zoom from ASUS is one of the very few smartphones to feature a true optical zoom for the camera. Those who are passionate about photography will understand the huge difference that this can make to your pictures over digital zoom.

Read on for an overview of the SIM Free ASUS ZenFone Zoom.

SIM Free / Unlocked UK Stock

All stock from Clove will be UK specification, with a 3 pin UK mains charger included.

Provided SIM Free, our phones are also certified with any operator across Europe and will be compatible with almost all international service providers (you may need to check compatibiity for 3G / 4G LTE networks outside of Europe).

Reasons to buy Zenfone Zoom

  • Android 5.0 Lollipop - new for 2015, the latest Android offers significant updates over 4.4
  • 13MP camera with 3x optical zoom - unique ASUS hardware
  • Xenon flash and laser autofocus - capture incredible images with awesome tools
  • 2.3 GHz quad core Intel processor and 4 GB RAM - top of the range power and performance
  • 5.5" 1080p screen - enjoy crystal clear movies and images

Colour and memory variants

We are currently waiting for final confirmation from ASUS on which versions of the ZenFone Zoom will be available to buy in the UK.

Both 16GB/2GB RAM and 32GB/4GB RAM versions have been announced, which will have a different price.

Box Contents

  • ASUS ZenFone Zoom ZX550 SIM Free / Unlocked UK
  • TBC

Overview

Transferring the design of the well-received Zenfone 2, the Zenfone Zoom is a beautifully styled phone with incredibly thin tapered edges.

With a large camera module needed to provide the excellent photographic results of the Zenfone Zoom, the weight of the handset has been skillfully redistributed to avoid a top-heavy feel.

Android Lollipop

The Zenfone Zoom runs the Google Android operating system - version 5.0 (Lollipop) - so the complete suite of Google services are installed out of the box including Google Play, Gmail, Drive, Maps, YouTube, Translate and many more.

Android 5.0 delivers many changes over the 4.x Jelly Bean range including:

  • Material Design - a flattened, modernised interface that will now be seamless through phone navigation & apps
  • Power management tools & a power saving mode for extending battery life
  • Better notifications: respond from your lockscreen, or turn on priority mode to reduce them to the bare minimum. Notifications & calls can even be turned off when watching a movie or full-screening an app.
  • User accounts: make individual profiles with unique settings and app access for your phone.
  • Improved security against malware
  • SmartLock: pair your Android with another trusted device and it will only unlock when the two are paired.

ASUS have put their own 'skin' to the Android operating system which differentiates it from other manufacturers' phones. Called ZenUI it has 15 million users worldwide and is constantly updated.

Extra features of ZenUI include ZenMotion, SnapView and Trend Micro Security, none of these are found on the basic Android system.

Personal and Business

Despite efforts to separate them, our personal and work lives are often mixed together. It's not uncommon to have two phones, one to cover each purpose. The ZenFone 2 can act well in either capacity.

You have access to all standard connectivity requirements including Bluetooth and WiFi, as well as mobile data for both global 3G networks and select 4G/LTE services, enabling fast downloads and internet connectivity on the move (subject to SIM, data plan and coverage).

GPS is built-in too, combined with Google Maps and turn-by-turn navigation, you can find your way whether you just need to get a few streets away or several hundred miles cross-country.

Camera

This is the reason you'll be wanting a Zenfoon Zoom. This excellent camera is manufactured using 10 elements and incorporates modern optical image stabilistaion (OIS) technology.

Unlike previous attempts to bring optical zoom technology to smartphones, the Zenfone Zoom doesn't have lots of extra bulk at the back. In fact, the camera module only adds an extra 1-2mm of thickness, with a smooth, contoured edging.

The 3x optical zoom is more of a game changer than the seemingly small number might suggest. With digital only zoom offered on practically every other other major smartphone, it can be difficult to get decent shots when anything other than the correct distance away.

Digital zoom makes the resultant image choppy and pixelated, even if you have a high megapixel rating - the mathematical method for zooming in this manner can't help but lose detail quickly.

Optical zoom adds another dimension to your mobile photography, allowing you to ahieve perfect pictures that would otherwise be out of your grasp with any other phone.

Specification

SIM Free & Unlocked
Operating System
  • Version
  • Custom Skin
Processor
  • Speed
  • Dual Core
  • Quad Core
  • Make/Model
  • Other
Expansion Slot
  • Type
  • Capacity (Up to)
RAM
ROM
Internal Storage
  • Capacity
Display/Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • Size
  • Type
  • Resolution
  • Other
GSM/GPRS
  • Frequencies
  • Speed
3G/HSPA
  • Frequencies
  • Speed
4G
  • Frequencies
  • Speed
Bluetooth
  • Version
  • Functions
WiFi
  • Version
DLNA
  • Version
Ports
  • Data
  • Power
  • Audio
  • Video Out
Facebook
Device Controls
  • Keyboard
  • Optical Trackpad
  • Hardware Buttons
  • Other
GPS
  • Antenna Type
  • A-GPS
  • Built-in Software
Camera
  • Megapixels
  • Flash
  • Camera Lens
  • Other
Front Facing Camera
  • Type
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Digital Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Light Sensor
Audio
  • Formats
  • Recording
Video
  • Formats
  • Recording
Near Field Communication
FM Radio
Battery
  • Capacity
  • Type
  • Removable
Call Time
  • GSM
  • 3G
Standby Time
  • GSM
  • 3G
Dimensions
Weight
Software
Other
Warranty

FAQs

Will my phone work

The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link: http://www.clove.co.uk/international-customers.aspx

Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?

Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world.

Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.

Is this phone brand new?

Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.

Is there any network/operator branding?

No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.

Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?

Yes – this phone supports up to 64GB of external storage

What SIM card does this phone use?

This phone takes a micro SIM card.

A dual SIM model may be in production, at the time of writing we are awaiting confirmation of the final UK specification.

Is this handset LTE compatible?

Yes – this phone is compatible on international LTE frequencies (TBC).

Please check with your local operator for LTE network provisions in your area

Does this phone have a removable battery?

No

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