ASUS ZenFone 2 vs ZenFone Zoom: What is the main difference?

ASUS ZenFone 2 or ZenFone Zoom?

zenfone 2 vs zenfone zoom

ASUS ZenFone 2 ZenFone Zoom are both from the same house and said to be the key products of their company this year. While ASUS ZenFone 2 has been receiving a lot of success and fame in the mobile industry, ZenFone Zoom seems to be a bit “quieter” than its sibling. However, it does not mean that the Zoom has no potential to be a hot machine. In fact, ASUS ZenFone Zoom specs, especially the camera, are really worth consideration. So, what should we choose between these quality handsets? Let’s find out the answer together 😉 !

ZenFone 2 is considered as a strong upgraded version of ASUS ZenFone 5 in terms of specs and design. One thing that has made Zen 2 so famous is its powerful 4GB RAM, which also brought it the “world’s first 4GB RAM phone” title. On the other hand, ASUS ZenFone Zoom is also able to sport the same fantastic RAM. Then, apart from that one, are there any differences?

Spec-wise, in order to show you a clearer view of these guys’ differences, we have created the following table:

 ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE551ML ASUS ZenFone Zoom
Dimensions152.5 x 77.2 x 10.9 mmDimensions158.9 x 78.8 x 12 mm
Weight170 gWeight185 g
Display5.5-inch 1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density) IPSDisplay5.5-inch 1080 x 1920 pixels (~403 ppi pixel density) IPS
OSAsus ZenUI, Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop)OSASUS ZenUI, Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop)
ProcessorIntel Atom Z3580 quad-core 2.3 GHz (4 GB RAM model)

Intel Atom Z3560 quad-core 1.8 GHz (2 GB RAM model)

ProcessorIntel Atom Z3580 quad-core 2.3 GHz
ROM16/32/64 GBROM16/32/64/128 GB (expandable up to 64 GB)
RAM2/4 GBRAM2/4 GB
CameraRear: 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash

Front: 5 MP

CameraRear: 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, laser autofocus, 3x optical zoom, optical image stabilization, dual-LED (dual tone) flash

Front: 5 MP

BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 3000 mAhBatteryNon-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh
SIMDual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by, dual call)SIMDual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
ColorOsmium Black, Sheer Gold, Glacier Gray, Glamor Red, Ceramic WhiteColorMeteorite black, Glacier white

 We can see that there is not many differences to state. The only one goes to the camera system. First, ASUS ZenFone 2 rear snapper is equipped with dual LED flash and PixelMaster function, helping capture photos in low light condition (brightness can increase up to 400%). In addition, there is a 5MP front cam with Beautification feature that will make your selfies even more gorgeous. Furthermore, it has Selfie Panorama mode for 140degree wide images. In general, we cannot deny that the shooter system of Zen 2 is already good, but how about ZenFone Zoom?

ASUS ZenFone Zoom appears to be a smartphone for those who love taking pictures. Despite being capable of the same 13 megapixels, ASUS ZenFone Zoom rear camera boasts many advanced features such as laser autofocus, 3x optical zoom, optical image stabilization, and dual LED flash. Interestingly, the 3x optical zoom reminds us of Nokia 1020 but it is much slimmer at 11.95 mm, bringing us a feeling of holding a professional and fashionable camera.

Nokia 1020

Well, as for the cost, ASUS ZenFone 2 price ranges from RM600 to RM1,300. Meanwhile, ASUS ZenFone Zoom price has not been officially announced. As a result, you may have to wait. Yet, since ASUS smartphones are known as affordable ones, so we predict that Zen Zoom will also come with a good price tag.

In conclusion, we think that if you are looking for a device good at taking photos, you should choose ASUS ZenFone Zoom. Otherwise, ASUS ZenFone 2 would be enough for either normal or heavy use!