ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom 32GB Smartphone - Black - Unlocked

  • Model #: ZE553KLS6253G32GBK
  • Web Code: 10671426
  • Release Date: 05-09-2017
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With the ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom there is no compromise. It features dual-lens optics for unparalleled smartphone photography, a 12MP main camera for 4K video recording and a 12MP zoom camera with 2.3x optical zoom. Plus, it has a 5000mAh battery, octa-core Snapdragon 625 CPU, 3GB of RAM, USB Type-C charging, and more for unrivalled performance.

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Elegant design

  • A 5.5-inch AMOLED Full HD display (1920 x 1080) shows every detail and has an intense 500nits of brightness for easy viewing under even the brightest light conditions
  • Ultra-slim bezel with an impressive 76.5% screen-to-body ratio, so there's more display and less bulk
  • Corning Gorilla Glass on the front and back is carefully tempered, machined, and polished to be as clear as crystal, as smooth as silk, and incredibly resistant to scratches
  • Premium metal frame is just 7.99mm thin and features a taper towards the edge that feels natural and comfortable to hold
  • 5000mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery lets you spend more time talking, texting, and surfing, and less time recharging
  • USB Type C port lets you easily connect your device thanks to the reversible connector and offers quick battery recharging

Monstrous power

  • 2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core 14nm processor and 3GB of RAM deliver speedy performance while reducing power consumption
  • Adreno 506 graphics processor uses advanced techniques such as geometry shading and tessellation to create desktop and console-quality gaming experiences on your smartphone
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow offers a seamless smartphone experience with features like Now on Tap, Doze, App Standby, and more
  • Dual-SIM bay (4G/3G) offers complete flexibility for up to 150Mbps (Category 4) downloads via either SIM card
  • Wi-Fi 802.11n technology provides wireless connections that scream at up to 433Mbps
  • Bluetooth 4.2 lets you pair with compatible devices, giving you the ultimate in wireless freedom
  • Equipped with 32GB of storage for your favourite apps, music, movies, and more
  • Supports micro SD cards of up to 2TB

Built for photography

  • Dual-lens optics features two 12MP cameras, 1 main camera with 4K UHD recording and 1 zoom camera with digital zoom up to 12x
  • 12MP main camera captures everyday scenes, especially in low light thanks to a Sony IMX362 sensor, f/1.7 aperture, 6-element, wide-angle lens, and ASUS SuperPixel Technology
  • 12MP zoom camera features a 5-element lens with 59mm focal length and 2.3x optical zoom to help you capture high-quality close-ups at a greater distance barrier
  • Subject-tracking TriTech+ combines 3 focusing technologies -- laser, dual-pixel phase detection, and continuous auto-focus -- into one harmonious system, resulting in clear focus in just 0.03 seconds
  • 4-axis optical image stabilizer (OIS) compensates for shakes and wobbles, keeping the lens steady when you can’t
  • 3-axis electronic image stabilization (EIS) allows you to shoot smooth, steady video, even as you and your subjects move
  • Front-facing 13MP camera with Sony IMX214 sensor and f/2.0-aperture lens makes it easy to video chat or take a quick selfie

Unrivalled audio

  • Enjoy powerful, emotional sound that's SonicMaster and High-Res Audio certified thanks to advanced 5-magnet speaker construction, metal voice coil, and an expansive sound chamber powered by an NXP Smart AMP
  • Experience true High-Res Audio quality everywhere you go with studio-grade 24-bit/192kHz playback with built-in support DTS Headphone:X 7.1

Security (and more) at your fingertip

  • A fingerprint sensor on the back of the smartphone makes it easy and natural to turn on and unlock your phone; simply touch it for easy, secure access to your device
  • Double tap your fingertip on the sensor to summon the camera, then tap again to trip the shutter
  • Answer incoming calls with a double-tap on the fingerprint sensor
  • Store up to five fingerprints for increased access
What's an "unlocked phone?"

Purchasing an unlocked handset gives you more handset options to choose from and more flexibility as to where you use it. Because an unlocked handset isn't tied to a particular service provider, it can be used with any service provider in the world that operates on a SIM card-based GSM network. Simply place an activated SIM card in the handset and you'll enjoy the same or similar service. Some premium features may not be available. SIM card sold separately. Speak with your current service provider for more details.

What's in the Box?

  • ZenFone 3 Zoom
  • Standard Type-C Cable
  • Adapter
  • Headset
  • Bumper Case
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Card
  • Needle Pin

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)
  • Labour - 1 Year(s)



Customer Reviews

3.9 / 5
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  • from Moncton, NB

great phone

all the bells and whistles for 400 less

  • from Etobicoke, ON

Dont Buy

Phone worked for 4 months, if you dropped the phone thats it . DO NOt drop the phone if you buy it.... waste of money. add money and buy another brand. My old crappy motorola phone worked for 3 years.. just that camera sucks

  • from Calgary, AB


Was a nice phone for the couple weeks I had it. Sweet display and battery life. Unfourtanelty, it seems to be built like a wet paper bag. Dropped it from pocket and competley stoped working.. . Back on the cracked up trusty old iphone 4.

  • from Calgary, AB


Former iPhone user switching back to Android platform, couldn't be more impressed with this phone. At this point in time I wanted a larger screen, better battery life, a decent point and shoot camera replacement, and not be limited to small memory. Let me just say I can go 4-5 days on a single charge now, the 5000 mah battery is massive. The 625 processor runs efficient and cool and does not over consume the battery. The display is clear and crisp, auto dim/bright works flawlessly indoors to outdoors. Sound is ok, adequate for my needs as I don't blare music all day or talk that much on the phone. Headphones included are nice noise cancelling buds and work well with ok bass. Comes with a slim rubber case, should be adequate. Runs Nougat 7.0 just fine and easy to get used to once you customize it. Fingerprint bio access on the rear is flawless, access every time. No protruding buttons, just up/down volume and power both are recessed into the side. First phone that I don't have a screen protector on, screen edges are slightly curved so fitting one will be difficult without bubbling and this phone is pretty large to add a full case to. The GG 5 glass seems to work well however I have noticed a couple small scratches here and there ... After searching around and comparing the specs, I found this ASUS uses a lot of the same parts as the more expensive phone makers. The best part, for a half to a third of the cost ... if you want to save some cash, give this one a try.

  • from Calgary, AB

Great battery

This is very good device with amazing battery life, for normal user it can easily last for 2-3 days without charge. Sound quality is very good and loud. It feels solid and can be used with one hand for most tasks. Rear facing camera is great but front is not that good. Asus skin have some lags so its better to use another launcher and device have no NFC so android pay will not work.

  • from Oakville

911 issue

This phone has a known issue where it cannot dial 911, Asus refunded it for me.

  • from Etobicoke, ON

Great Phone, exceeded my expectations

For me, a good smartphone needs few things: - Great battery life, Great Camera, and speed above average. This phone has all of this. The battery life is easy 2-3 days with my heavy use. The camera is at least on par with my LG G4 and the optical zoom is a nice bonus. The speed is SUPERB. One warning- I do not play heavy games, but I multitask and this phone is amazing. The sound of the phone is also one of the best I have heard from a phone.

  • from Toronto

Amazing Battery Life

This is probably the ideal travel phone. It has a huge 5000 mAh battery but still thin, dual SIM, good camera, and unlocked. It's great value for a mid-range phone.

  • from Abbotsford BC

Excellent phone for the price

I had bought a phone from China with excellent specs, but I got tired of the poor camera quality and the random reboots. Also, there was no proper case available for it, and so the screen got shattered last week. I picked this phone because of the huge battery, the fast speed (2.01GHz), and the build quality I assumed Asus would put into it. Although it is made of plastic, it feels solid, does not look like plastic, and looks much more elegant than other Asus phones. Bonus! It includes the silicon case. The camera takes excellent pictures, and the 2.3x optical zoom is helpful. It also takes pics with a 5.0x zoom (optical + digital). I have not owned it long enough to determine how long the 5000mAhr battery lasts. It gets Google's monthly security updates, and this week (June 27) Android 7 was released for this phone by Asus. It is being installed as I write this. It has two SIM slots, which are important for me, as I travel internationally a lot, and use SIMs from other countries. I would give it 5 stats, but it requires nanoSIMs and I don't care for Asus's overly cheerful UI. I replaced the launcher with Atom Launcher.

  • from Maple, ON

Supremely disappointed.

I really like this phone for about 5 months, then out of nowhere the LCD went blank!

  • from Montréal, QC

I love this phone

For the price, this is a great phone! I was a bit scared about the phone size, but I can use it with one hands no problem. The design is elegant, making the phone look alright in the hand. The features are OK, everything works as expected. Coming from a Galaxy S7, I felt like Zenfone 3 Zoom was snappier and faster in executing tasks. Only thing is NFC missing, so I cant use mobile payments. Also waiting on Nougat, which sincerely isn't too different from Marshmallow so no big loss here. Now, the biggest reason I bought this phone was the battery. I wanted a phone that could last all day long (I usually unplug my phone at 8am for work, and will plug it back at around 3am on weekends). This phone doesn't disappoint!! At 3am, my phone is usually around 40%, which is awesome. I highly recommend this.

  • from Barrie, ON

Decent phone

I just bought this phone three weeks ago and haven't had any issues. The camera quality is not iPhone quality but that it is great for android and since its not the main reason I bought it I love this phone. Cheap and very good quality phone.

  • from Kanata, ON

Mixed feelings

I bought it for its photo camera. I am using it for 2 weeks. Photos are Ok, but in low light settings they are not so good as advertised. I think the photo quality is lower than iPhone 7+ even though the spec suggest different results. Lack of NFC is an important disadvantage. Phone is running 2yrs old Android 6 and Asus have not prepared upgrade to Android Nougat still. Phone is nice to use. Battery life is a huge advantage. Battery in my previous phone needed to be charged after 1 day, but this phone can work 4 days without recharging (with this same usage pattern).

  • from Toronto, ON

Extremely expensive

Extremely expensive.

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