Now Available: ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom and ZenFone Live Smartphones

The brand new and super latest smartphones from ASUS - Zenfone 3 Zoom and ZenFone Live - are now available in the Philippines. Just as promised during the local launch event on April 6, these phones have now finally hit local shelves nationwide bearing the same price tags as announced.

 The ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom is priced at Php23,990 and it comes with free items right out of the box such as the JBL Clip 2 Bluetooth Speaker, a premium ZenEar earphones, and a Zenfone 3 Zoom clear case. Below is the official packaging for the unit.

If you have seen or read my unboxing and initial impressions of the ZenFone 3 Zoom, you will notice that the unit I reviewed came in different box, similar to the ZenFone 3 box. But since this is offered with bundled items, ASUS decided to modify the box to make sure that everything comes in a single package.

Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom specs:
  • 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED Display
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
  • 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 2.0GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor
  • Adreno 506 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage
  • Supports microSD card up to 128GB
  • 12MP SuperPixel rear camera with, Sony IMX362 sensor,  f/1.7 aperture, Dual-Pixel PDAF, OIS and EIS
  • 12MP Secondary rear camera with 2.3x Optical Zoom
  • 13MP front camera with Sony IMX214 sensor
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS,
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow with ZenUI 3.0
  • 4G LTE
  • Dual-SIM (hybrid type)
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, GLONASS
  • 3.5mm jack
  • FM Radio
  • USB Type-C
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • Fast Charge
  • 7.95mm 
  • Reverse Charging Tech
  • 5,000mAh battery
  • Php23,990
 The ASUS  ZenFone Live on the other hand allows users to apply beautification effects while doing a livestream on popular social media sites like Facebook and YouTube. Live Beautification as they call it. ASUS has developed this kind of functionality to cater to a large and continuously growing number of social media users who love livestreaming their adventures.  It is the first of its kind to hit the smartphone and local market. And surprisingly, the ZenFone Live is only priced at Php6,995. Plus it sports a set of very good specs too.

ASUS ZenFone Live specs:
  • 5-inch HD IPS Display
  • 1280 x 720 resolution
  • Quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor
  •  2GB RAM
  • 16GB Internal storage
  • Supports microSD card up to 128GB
  • 13MP rear camera with Autofocus, f/2.0 aperture, LED flash
  • 5MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture and LED flash
  • With Soft Light LED Selfie Flash
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow with ZenUI 3.5
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Dual-SIM
  • LTE
  • BueatyLive 
  • 5-Magnet Speaker
  • Dual-MEMS Noise Cancelling micrphones
  • 120 grams
  • 7.95mm thick
  • Shimmer Gold, Rose Pink, Navy Black
  • 2650mAh battery
  • Php6,995
You can now buy any of these devices at ASUS kiosks, concept stores, and key authorized retailers nationwide.

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