Asus Zenfone Zoom S ZE553KL 


launchAug, 2017

This phone is discontinued.
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  • Upscale, simple, elegant brushed-metal design (similar to the iPhone) that feels much more premium than its price range would suggest
  • The outside edges of the phone are smooth and rounded, giving a nice hand feel
  • The fingerprint sensor at the back is intuitive to reach, and it’s really fast at recognising your print
  • Excellent AMOLED screen, with slim bezels and Gorilla Glass 5 protection - brings true blacks and more richly saturated colors and contrast to the forefront - viewing angles and view ability outdoors is very good too


  • ZenUI has improved from before is now more streamlined, but it is still not the most elegant Android UI


  • Good, reliable performance - smooth in daily use, and can handled everything you throw at it, including graphic-intensive games


  • Pretty good set of rear dual cameras - the Zenfone 3 Zoom lives up to its camera-centric name - puts out quality images and also offers dollops of customization for people who like to have their hand in every last detail - and of course it has optical zoom (2.3x) that very few other phones can claim (the iPhone 7 Plus offers 2x optical zoom, just for reference)
  • Good front camera too


  • Outstanding battery life - boasts a huge 5, 000mAh battery that puts two-day battery life well within reach
  • Good charging speed too - goes from 0 to 50% in an hour


  • Hi-Res audio support and DTS:X virtual surround sound make for a good audio experience
  • On the whole, given the competition, the Asus Zenfone Zoom S might not be the best overall phone in its category, but it will not disappoint if camera is your priority

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Asus Zenfone Zoom S ZE553KL Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoNo more updates expected
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Display TypeAMOLED
Screen Refresh Rate60 HzStandard
Display Features
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
  • 500 Nits Brightness
  • Fingerprint and Smudge-resistant Oleophobic Coating
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • RGB Sensor
  • IR Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor2 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625Ranked #79 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 506
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory SlotYes, up to 2 TB
Battery Capacity5000 mAh
Fast Charging SupportYes, BoostMaster, Fast charger included
Weight170 gmMedium
Thickness7.99 mmMedium
Width77.0 mmInconvenient for one-handed use
Primary Camera12MP + 12MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)
  • Laser Autofocus
  • F/1.7 Aperture
  • Sony IMX362 Sensor
  • 1.4um Pixel Size
  • 3-axis Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS)
  • 4-axis Optical Image stabilization (OIS)
  • 1/2.55" Sensor Size
  • Geo-tagging
  • Simultaneous 4K Video Recording and 9MP Image Recording
  • Touch Focus
  • Face/Smile Detection
  • Auto HDR
  • Panorama
  • 12MP: F/2.0 Aperture; 5P Largan Lens
  • Manual Mode
  • HDR Pro
  • Beautification
  • Super Resolution
  • Children Mode
  • Low Light
  • Night Mode
  • Depth of Field Effect
  • Selfie Mode
  • Time Rewind
  • Smart Remove
  • All Smiles
  • Slow motion
  • Time Lapse
Secondary Camera13.0MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • Sony IMX214 Sensor
  • Screen Flash
  • Beautification
  • Selfie Panorama
  • Night Mode
  • HDR Pro
  • Effect
  • Low Light
  • GIF Animation
  • Slow motion
  • Time Lapse
Connecting PortUSB-C
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFi DirectYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
  • DTS Sound Enhancement
  • Hi-Res Audio
  • Fast Battery Charging (BoostMaster)
  • Reverse Charging
  • Google Drive (100 GB cloud storage)

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