Today’s Deal over at Amazon is on the powerful ASUS ZenFone Zoom. This 5.5″ display device with a 13MP rear camera, 64GB of storage and unlocked phone is on sale today for $229. That’s a savings of $170 from the normal $399 price. For that price, this is a well spec’d phone. It has an Intel 64-bit Quad-Core processor running at 2.3GHz and coupled with 4GB of RAM. Storage wise it has 64GB of storage built-in but can be expanded an additional 128GB thanks to the MicroSD slot.
The ZenFone Zoom, as the name suggests, has a 13MP camera with a 3x optical zoom on the rear camera. Optical zooms are not completely unique but they aren’t found often on phones. Having an Optical zoom provides much crisper images over software zooming. The front camera on the Zoom is a 5MP shooter.
Today’s Deal phone is sold unlocked and works with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile. Sorry Sprint and Verizon customers, this one isn’t for you as it won’t work on CDMA networks. Here are
the supported frequencies and bands in the ZenFone Zoom:
- GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
- UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
- LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20)
Overall, this is a solid phone for the price. Since you would be buying it through Amazon, there is a 30 day return policy and this phone is Prime eligible for free shipping.