An optical zoom on a smartphone isn’t quite a novelty, but a sleek design that incorporates a phone’s functionality with professional camera capabilities is. Asus Zenfone Zoom is the world’s thinnest smartphone that supports 3x optical-zoom and optical image stabilization for DSLR-like photos.
At $399, the smartphone packs an impressive lens arrangement for sharp details featuring 10 HOYA elements that come up to 12x total magnification. You can zoom in on architectural features and lines without risking a blurry, noisy zoom and crop. The OIS and dual-LED Real Tone flash make sure you get clear images in low-light conditions or motion-affected environments. Bonus: a 0.03 seconds laser auto-focus.
If you love capturing falling stars and constellations, just spend a night under the open sky and take up to 32 second long exposure photos.
The selling point of this phone is clearly camera attributes, but don’t worry – you won’t be disappointed in its mobile performance. Under the 5mm metallic unibody with the back made of premium leather in black and white, lies a 3,000 mAh battery and a Z3590 processor clocked at 2.5GHz. See more specs here.