ZenFone 3 Camera Review Roundup

zenfone 3-cameraThe hotly anticipated device to emerge recently is the ZenFone 3.  When it was officially unveiled, it piqued the interest of consumers for the prospect of having an opulent looking devices that is just within a comfortable spending threshold particularly when you buy the device unlocked. Now that the reviews begin to trickle in , the general consensus suggested that ZenFone 3 (ZE550KL and ZE552KL) is a step up from from previous iteration in terms of design and specs.

Having a good if not great camera is now a tradition for any new top of the line phones, on the other hand if an outfit fail to deliver in this area, it is going to be a disappointment. As such, Asus make sure that it put together set of features that should make the ZenFone 3 a decent shooter- it now rocks tried and true 16MP Sony sensor with f/2.0 aperture, a fast laser autofocus, OIS and a dual-LED flash. So how well it fare based on reviews? Check them out below.

Android Police

The website notes that the phone snapper is quite good and it does well even in low light. Though the review discerned that it might not beat the heavy hitters out there like the Galaxy S7, but for a lesser price and good performance, ZF3 is still a win on that merit.


Meanwhile folks at Yugatech opined whats great about the camera is that it packs plenty of details with fast autofocus.  They are also plenty of manual modes for those who likes to tinker with their photos. Also according to the review, the front camera for taking selfie is also decent enough. The only quibble they notice is the micro shot is not the fastest in terms of finding the subject to focus on.

ZenFone 3 Optical Image Stabilization in action

One of the feature that are standard to flagship these days is the OIS or optical image stabilization and it is a delight to see it present in these models of ZF3. With OIS, camera results are going to be sharper and shooting footage is much smoother as it tries to compensate movement. Here is a video that shows how optically stabilize videos are much easier on the eyes.

ASUS Zenfone 3 (ZE552KL) Camera Features and Specs:

Main Camera:

  • 16MP Sony IMX298 with f/2.0 aperture
  • Laser and Phase Detection AF
  • 4-axis Optical Image Stabilization,
  • TriTech Ultra Fast Auto Focus
  • dual-tone LED flash

Selfie Camera:

  • 8MP
  • Wide Angle Lens
  • f/2.0 aperture
  • 1080p video capture.


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