Why I bought a Zenfone 3 Zoom last week

The world of Zenfone is a rocking right now. The Zenfone 4 is rolling out across the globe with a North American release coming very soon. In fact the Zenfone 4 Max is in North America already.

So why the heck did I just go and buy a Zenfone 3 Zoom last week? Afterall, the Zenfone 4 line-up is coming to where I live in short time. Am I a party pooper?

More than anything it was called a sale. The Zenfone 3 Zoom a couple of weeks ago was at a fair discount and it was beyond tempting. More than that, Best Buy has this lovely price match where you save even more because the price difference means you pay even less than what the competitor is selling something for. So first and foremost the price was too hard to pass on.

As a complete package, I feel the Zenfone 3 Zoom has everything you could ever want at a price that’s big time value. Be sure that thanks to Apple, AMOLED displays cost more now than when Asus produced the Zenfone 3 Zoom. A shortage of AMOLED displays means higher cost to companies like Asus. I truly believe that the Zenfone 3 Zoom managed to get those screens at an ideal time and therefore the price of that phone is really cheap considering that display.

I have a Zenfone 3 Deluxe with a AMOLED display. Needless to say every time I unlock it, I’m astonished. I simply can’t own a phone that doesn’t have this display type. If you want that quality display of course the phones cost more than the others. Thus, not everyone can get this display which makes something like the Zenfone 4 a better overall value minus the premium display. It really depends on your budget of course.

The Zenfone 3 Zoom has a whopper of a battery. It has the battery of the Max series, but in a package that has this premium display. Let me not forget the dual rear camera. There is essentially a trio of features in this phone that make it genius. It’s not the fastest, thinnest or lightest, but it sure does tick a lot of boxes that are key with a smartphone.

So if you see an AMOLED display, big battery and dual cameras as important, I urge you to look at the Zenfone 3 Zoom before they are no longer available. Grab one while you can.

To be clear, the Zenfone 4 main model is going to provide a better camera experience and a nice over design. That’s assured. The Zenfone 4 Pro has top of class hardware along with superior cameras. But also you may be in a pinch right now and can’t wait for the Zenfone 4 series to land in stores. In that case, take a look at the Zenfone 3 Zoom and also consider the Best Buy price match and use that to your advantage.

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