10 Ways to get the most out of your Asus Zenfone Zoom: Quick Tips and Tricks!

Written By: Ankit

Asus recently launched their Zenfone Zoom smartphone in India. Equipped with a 13MP rear camera that boasts of features like a 10-element Hoya lens, 3X Optical Zoom and Laser Autofocus, the Zenfone Zoom is a casual photographer's dream. It is powered by the Intel Atom Z3590 processor coupled with 4 gigabytes of RAM, ensuring a smooth and lag-free experience.

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Priced at Rs 37,999, this device is great for photography enthusiasts and we have curated a list of the top 10 tips and tricks that can help you utilize the most out of your Zenfone Zoom. Read on to find out more about it.

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Launch camera app using dedicated hardware buttons

Asus Zenfone Zoom Tips and Tricks

A very handy tool for taking quick photos without missing out on special moments is the addition of two dedicated hardware buttons by Asus on the Zenfone Zoom. While the bigger button is the camera shutter key, the smaller button is for video recording. The camera app can also be launched while the smartphone is in sleep mode.

Using Power and Boost to increase performance

Asus Zenfone Zoom Tips and Tricks

It is a known fact that the Zenfone Zoom has 4 gigabytes of RAM but sometimes, due to the nature of the Android software, some of it might tend to freeze up as a result of app crashes or software bugs. The Power and Boost built-in app helps in managing such errors by clearing up all the RAM and closing programs that might be causing problems in the UI.

Easy Mode for bigger icons and lighter usage

Asus Zenfone Zoom Tips and Tricks

If you have purchased the Zenfone Zoom for elders, children or even someone who is not that familiar with using latest-gen smartphones, the Easy Mode on this phone is the perfect alternative. Accessible under the Personal tab in the Settings App, Easy Mode lets you magnify the size of app icons and also limit the usage to specific apps which are most useful to the user.

Double tap to wake up and standby

Asus Zenfone Zoom Tips and Tricks

This is one of the most common features of Asus' custom skin, Zen UI. On the Zenfone Zoom you can double tap the display to wake up the device and also lock the device, when the display is on. All this without even touching the hardware lock button, located to the right of the device. It is a nifty feature for many users who are not comfortable with pressing the lock button due to the large form factor of the smartphone.

Kids Mode for avoiding accidental usage or purchases

Asus Zenfone Zoom Tips and Tricks

Most of us have children at home and most of them are curious in order to check out new smartphones that they see around them. The Zenfone Zoom has another feature called the ‘Kids Mode' (under Personal tab in Settings) that can be used to restrict the usage of the smartphone's features, when given to the child. These are some of the functions that it provides:

  • Safe and secure Internet browser with filtration
  • Protect call privacy using passwords
  • Set time limits on specific app usage

Leather Strap for better grip during photography

Asus Zenfone Zoom Tips and Tricks

The retail box of the Asus Zenfone Zoom comes bundled with a premium leather strap that you can attach to the smartphone, through the opening provided on the left corner of the device. Attaching the strap to the device gives the user a stable grip for still photography as well as video recording. A metal clip on the strap can also be used to adjust the grip according to the size of your hand.

Power Saver for managing battery performance and efficiency

Asus Zenfone Zoom Tips and Tricks

Improving battery life is extremely important for most smartphone users, especially during times when there is no power bank or electricity socket nearby. The Power Saver app on the Zenfone Zoom has five modes for managing battery needs. Starting off with ‘Performance' mode that involves the highest amount of CPU and power usage, the options go on till ‘Super Saver' mode wherein only minimal functions are kept active for extended standby time.

You can also customize various CPU, Brightness, Network as well as App toggles for a controlled battery environment.


Laser Ruler for measuring distance

Asus Zenfone Zoom Tips and Tricks

Another one of the unique and handy features on the Zenfone Zoom is of the Laser Ruler. Making use of the Laser Autofocus on the smartphone, this app can measure the distance between the phone and the object that you point it at. This can be very nifty in crucial circumstances where a certain amount of distance is to be measured and no such tool is available. There is however a limit of 50 cm till which the device can measure accurate distances. So, it is good only for extremely short lengths.

MiniMovie for quick nimble video editing

Asus Zenfone Zoom Tips and Tricks

Suppose you were at a friend's birthday party and you took numerous good photos and videos at the event. To convert the still photos into something memorable and elegant, you can use the MiniMovie app on the Zenfone Zoom. In this app, multiple photos (limit of 30) can be selected from the gallery and quick captions and animation options can be selected to assemble a nice little video within seconds.

Share Link for transferring files to and from Android phone and PCs

Asus Zenfone Zoom Tips and Tricks

Acting on the lines of Wi-Fi Direct software feature, Asus' Share Link offers easy and convenient transfers using your Zenfone Zoom to and from other nearby Android smartphones as well as computers, provided both the devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi___33 network. The interface is really simple and easy and data sharing can be done with just minimal taps in the app. All you need to do is just power up the application, choose the files that you wish to receive or send and then select the device that you wish to connect among the list that appears after choosing the files.

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