Asus Zenfone Zoom is Asus’s latest entry for the Zenfone series of phones and has some spectacular features. It comes with a netbook grade Intel Atom Z3590 2.5Ghz Quad core processor, 128 GB of internal memory with expandable microSD card slot and 4GB of DDR3 RAM. 10 element 13MP rear shooter with PixelMaster tech and 5MP front snapper. But priced at Rs. 37,999 the phone leaves us asking for a little more from it.

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Following is the list of 5 features Asus Zenfone Zoom missed out on:


1. Removable Battery

The Asus Zenfone Zoom comes with a massive 3000 mAh LiPo battery which has the ability to Quick-charge from 0 to 60 % in 39 minutes. BUT, the battery is non removable. If some problem were to occur with the battery or if the phone were to get stuck on booting screen with the buttons being non responsive there is nothing we can do but to take the phone to the service center.
So, let us just hope the battery never encounters any problem!

2. Water and Dust resistance

With the amazing camera that this phone has, with 3x optical zoom, 10 element Hoya lens and PixelMaster Technology, we would surely love to take it out on expeditions to the Thar Desert, the misty mountains of Himalaya and the sandy beaches of Goa, BUT, we can not. The phone is not resistant to dust and that can do some serious damage in sandy conditions. Also we wished the phone had some IPXX water proofing so we could take it out in the rain for a long exposure or just take pics with friends in the pool!

3. USB Type C cable

Considering the fact that the world seems to finally moving on to the USB Type C cable from the older Micro USB cable, Asus could have made the Zenfone Zoom future proof by adding the Type C USB jack instead. Not much problem with this point, but heck.

4. Android Lollipop 6.0

The world is moving onto Android Marshmallow 6.0 and yet the Zenfone Zoom has been released with the 5.0 version, not even 5.1.1

Let us just hope the Zenfone Zoom gets the update to Android 6.0

5. Fingerprint Scanner

Even the Coolpad Note 3 Lite, a Rs. 6999 phone has the finger print scanner, so why does a high end phone not integrate it? We think it has something to do with Intel Chipset or the fact that Asus has not launched a single phone with fingerprint scanner yet. Either ways, definitely something which the Zenfone Zoom missed out on!