Asus - ZenFone 3 Zoom 4G LTE with 32GB Memory Cell Phone (Unlocked) - Navy Black

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Access email and account information while traveling with this unlocked ASUS smartphone. Its 32GB of storage can be expanded to 2TB with a microSD card, and its 3GB of RAM lets you run multiple apps easily. Use this 5.5-inch ASUS smartphone with GSM networks such as AT&T and T-mobile for clear communications.

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Overview

What's Included


  • 5000 mAh Battery
  • ASUS ZenEar with Mic
  • ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom 4G LTE with 32GB Memory Cell Phone (Unlocked)
  • Power adapter
  • SIM card removal tool
  • USB Type C cable

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
75% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (24 out of 32)

Features


Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor

Octa-core 2GHz processor and 3GB of RAM deliver outstanding overall performance for opening and running applications, flipping through menus, running home screens and more.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS

Smart battery usage and simple fingerprint recognition — all in a familiar layout. Google Now on Tap takes what's already on your screen and provides intuitive shortcuts to relevant info.

Compatible with GSM carriers, including AT&T and T-Mobile

Also compatible with GSM SIM Kits, including Cricket Wireless, Tracfone, Net10, H2O, GoPhone and Simple Mobile.

4G LTE speed

Provides fast Web connection for downloading apps, streaming content and staying connected with social media.

5.5" AMOLED touch screen

Extra-large screen is matched with a slim body to comfortably fit in your hand. Offers 16:9 cinema-like screen ratio that's perfect for viewing of videos, photos and games.

Dual 12MP rear-facing camera

Dedicated light sensors enable the camera to capture more light in dark environments for better pictures. Also includes a front-facing 13MP camera for self-portraits and video.

32GB internal memory plus microSD slot

Provides plenty of storage space for your contacts, music, photos, apps and more. Expand storage up to 2TB by adding a microSD card (sold separately).

Use your smartphone as a mobile hotspot

Share your 4G data connection with other compatible wireless devices.*

Dual SIM Card Design

Two SIM card slots allow you to combine two numbers and networks on the same phone. Great for traveling abroad, separating personal and business contacts, or switching to a stronger network based on your location.

PixelMaster technology

Low-light performance and editing features allow you to capture and create incredible images.

Listen to music and news with the included FM radio app

Scan for new stations, store your favorites and record audio directly from the radio.

Your fingerprint keeps your phone secure

Hold your finger on the fingerprint sensor to unlock your phone.

Access to Google Play

Browse and download apps, magazines, books, movies, and television programs directly to your phone.

Listen to your favorite tunes

Store and play your MP3 files on your phone.

SIM card not included.

* Phone will not work with Sprint, Verizon, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile or any other CDMA network.

* Depends on device memory and network availability. Additional carrier charges may apply.


What experts are saying

Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews

Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars with 32 reviews

75%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Unprecedented battery life, great value.

    Posted
    jeremyjjbrown

    First things, this is not a power gamer phone. If you need top notch gamer of heavy cpu/gpu performance please move on and do not leave sour reviews if it didn't do what Asus does not intend it to do. You will have to pay a lot more money. This phone fits my use case perfectly. I need my phone for work, email, slack, texts and Skype calls. It preforms these functions wonderfully. I spend a lot of time in these apps and the screen is as big and bright as my iphone 6 plus screen. It's a Asus, so I trust the brand and the build quality feels very nice. The battery is honestly ridiculous. I can use the phone all day and have 66% battery left. It's a 5000mah battery. My iphone 6 plus battery was 2700mah. It's almost 2x the size. The camera is very nice and fast. it has 2.3x real zoom which is better that the iPhone 7 ($700 phone). The fingerprint sensor is fast and better than the sensor on my iphone 6 plus. Now, for the ZenUI. It's Marshmallow base but Asus has an release date for Nougat . I didn't care for ZenUI look and feel that much myself. I fixed this in 20 minutes by installing a ZenUI Marshmallow theme from the app store, Asus provides a theme engine! Installing Nova launcher and switchign to Googboard (keyboard). Then I disabled some Asus apps I didn't want, but honestly most of them are useful apps. Now it looks and works very close to Stock Android. This phone also has USB C. This is a requirement for me. I switched to iPhone because of micro usb port failures. No need to worry your charging port is going to fail while you are traveling and leave you without a mobile device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Second Worst Smartphone I've Ever Owned

    Posted
    Josh
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Pros: + Cheap + Long battery life + Frequent updates Cons: + Very fragile + Glitchy software + Lacks 5ghz WiFi and NFC + No good cases available, despite the phone NEEDING one So, I'll open by saying I'm not gentle with my phones, but I'm certainly not a toddler throwing a tantrum either. My phones get dropped sometimes or a bit of water spilled on them, but nothing too extreme. My last three phones were all Nexus devices and they all ran me 2+ years before issues started cropping up. After bringing the phone home I tried to connect to my WiFi and realized it only supports 2.4 ghz. The glass in front of the camera cracked almost the first time I set the phone down without a case. After getting it exchanged I get the most rugged looking case I could, which ended up being a thin sheet of plastic and a mediocre screen protector (again, no good options). The power button and volume rocker get jammed into the phone body and stop working until I pry at them frequently, many times just from bumping the phone into a counter or door frame while walking. The volume up portion is now permanently stuck after just a few months. The camera on the phone is okay. It's not amazing, no where near what I expected. The depth of field thing is neat, but the photos are grainy. Lastly, ASUS has some kind of built in memory cleaner that I haven't figured out how to shut down. Apps that are supposed to play in the background (YouTube, Play Music, Audible, etc...) randomly die and don't save my place correctly. On top of that, the seeker bar in Play Music randomly stops working, restarting the current track instead of seeking despite the app working perfectly on every other device that I own. As to the good, the bullet points sum it up - it's cheap and has a long battery, and ASUS pushes out regular security updates. TL;DR: Get something else.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good for AT&T, Poor for T-Mobile

    Posted
    Jason
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This phone feels fantastic in the hand. The weight of the battery and the quality of the materials used give it a really premium feel. The battery is impressively massive, the screen is bright, clear, and colorful, and the camera takes sharp photos. The phone also has an update to Android 7.1.1. Fantastic. HOWEVER. This phone was released 2nd quarter on 2017, and lacks Band 12. Band 12 is T-Mobile's newest LTE band, and is the one they're aggressively rolling out. That means this phone is a no-go for T-Mobile Customers. The Moto G5+ that replaced the ZenFone3 Zoom we purchased gets excellent reception where the Zenfone gets NONE. No matter the quality of the phone, it's worthless without the correct frequency bands. This is a truly bizarre omission from an unlocked phone in 2017. The phone also omits support got 5GHz wifi and has no NFC. TL;DR: Great hardware, giant battery, nice camera, microSD slot, up-to-date Android OS. Missing LTE bands for T-Mobile. Buy for AT&T, Skip for T-Mo. No Wifi calling even with updated OS.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera, Battery Life

    Posted
    Anonymous
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    This phone is a great value. It thrives more than what it lacks. As others have mentioned, it has superior battery life. Why don't we see this kind of tech in phones like Samsung and Apple? We all know why. For a 5000mAh battery, this thing lasts me three days on a single charge. The camera is really good too. Bringing quality pictures to mid-range phones is a plus and a delight. Does well in low-light, but nothing to write home about. The thing that made this phone lose a star is the bloated software. It has so much going on in the background, it's impossible to watch a video and enjoy it whether it's played locally or on YouTube, NetFlix, etc. The UI lags behind the audio. I think another thing I would have liked to see is the ability to put a custom ROM on there. The ZenUI is so bloated and I like having minimal things on there. Overall a great phone that you don't have to plug in every night, I took it with me to the Philippines and it was awesome and it worked very well. Would I consider buying another one? Perhaps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Camera, features you need and more!

    Posted
    ZoomZoomZenfone
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The Asus Zenfone Zoom 3 has dual Sony lens and 12x zoom. I love the pics I take with this phone. The battery is amazing, so it's a plus when using the camera. Additionally, the dual sims and the Zen UI interface are intuitive and attractive. I intend to keep this phone for a very long time. The price and the features make is it the best Smartphone out there as compared to the expensive prices of the other phones, Not to mention that Zenfone 3 zoom has dual sims, encrypted, and fingerprint sensor. The Geek Squad warranty is the best available. I am highly satisfied with customer service inside the store, online and on the phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great battery & camera but poor design

    Posted
    britsilver04

    My husband and I both bought this phone. He dropped his and found only one repair shop all the way in Addison that would work on Asus phones. They of course could not fix it. Several months later, I dropped my phone (very light drop) and the screen was not shattered but the display would not work. Apparently this is a common problem with this phone. From what I am told and have experienced myself, Asus phones are very fragile and it is impossible to find a repair shop in the DFW area that can work on them. I absolutely loved the long battery life and great camera, but it needs to be designed to be a little more durable. Also because Asus phones are less common in America, it was very difficult to find cases or screen protectors that are drop proof/tested. I will now only buy more common phones (apple, samsung, LG) so that the repairs shops will be able to fix them if the need arises.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good phone, but UI is lacklusterous

    Posted
    iDoc
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Solid phone nice "iPhone" feel to it, camera is solid and runs smooth through all applications. Only down fall for me was the UI just didn't work like I wanted too. I could look past the enlarged icons on the notification area, and the ackward home screen, although easily customizable, I just wasn't feeling it. The bloatware is through the roof as well will take you 20 minutes disabling the stuff you don't want if you can disable it. Now I could see past that if it wasn't for one MAJOR fall in the UI. That is when you turn the sound to "Mute" it automatically turns on Do Not Disturb. For me that was the straw that broke the camel's back since when DND is active you will not get any notifications to you wearable devices and that is why I want my phone on mute so all notifications will go to my wrist. I wouldn't say I wouldn't recommend this but it does have a lot of flaws that hopefully will be fixed when it gets the Nougat update but at this time it just wasn't for me.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Great Specs, extremely delicate

    Posted
    JJones
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I purchased this phone Summer '17 at a local best buy This phone has amazing specs on paper Great dual camera on back Amazing 5000mah battery Perfect Amoled Screen And I loved it the first month and then a dreaded white line at the bottom of the Screen appeared and would not go away, it was a glitch, hardware related not software Had to send my phone into ASUS to fix it, they took FOREVER When I did receive it back I had it all 10 days when I dropped it off a bed, a 3ft drop onto the floor The Screen cracked internally and I had to send it in once again This phone has been nothing but a head ache, I would not purchase again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews

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