Report : Does the 5,000 mAh battery on the ZenFone Zoom S really last for a day?
The ZenFone Zoom S was released from ASUS. It has both wide angle and telephoto cameras. It also has big battery capacity of 5,000mAh. I tested the ability of the camera and battery on a one day trip.
I definitely need a camera when I go on a trip. But I actually don't want to take a big camera with me as it can be an extra load. However, I don't want to waste money on a small mirrorless camera or a compact digital camera. I thought a smartphone might be able to do the job, but my smartphone doesn't last for a day and it is troublesome to carry a mobile battery.
That is when I hear about the ZenFone Zoom S from ASUS. It has both wide angle and telephoto cameras, and it also has a big capacity battery of 5000mAh. This should be fine for using it to take photos for a whole day, and it seems it can take beautiful photos easily with the high performance camera! So I went on a day trip in Tokyo with the ZenFone Zoom S.
Let's have a look at the basic specifications of the ZenFone Zoom S
Can a smartphone be a substitute for a camera? To answer this question, I went on a day trip in Tokyo using the ZenFone Zoom S as a camera. I chose places I always wanted to visit and the places where my colleagues recommended, and I did sightseeing at those places from the morning till night using the ZenFone Zoom S fully.
Before starting, let's have a look at the basic specification of the ZenFone Zoom S. Its CPU is Snapdragon 625, 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM. it has 5.5-inch OEL (1920 x 1080). ASUS had a smartphone called the ZenFone 3 Max which specialized in battery capacity, but this ZenFone Zoom S has a lot bigger battery capacity than that; it is 5000mAh.
Can I successfully finish my one day trip with the ZenFone Zoom S as a camera?
Now we are off to sightseeing in Tokyo. While travelling, I used this for playing music and for GPS, which uses a lot of battery. The photos from here are all taken by the ZenFone Zoom S except for the photos of the device itself and screenshots.
Took a lot of animal photos at the Ueno Zoo!
After looking around Tokyo Tower, I took photos of what I had for lunch, and I went to the Ueno Zoo by car. We again used Google Maps for GPS and Google Play Music to listen to music while traveling from Tokyo Tower to Nippori and Nippori to Ueno Zoo. I decided to check the battery remaining at the end of the day. I feel nervous if the battery will last.
Tried many modes at Senso-ji, then went to Odaiba to photograph night scenery
Two hours had flown by taking photos at the Ueno Zoo. I didn't get a chance to see everything there. We headed to Senso-ji next. I tried many modes of the ZenFone Zoom S at Senso-ji, which enabled me to take many interesting photos. I was very happy with it. Lastly, we went to Odaiba to photograph the night view to finish the day.
How much battery did the ZenFone Zoom S have left after being used fully for sightseeing in Tokyo?
I said good bye to my friend at Odaiba and took the train back home. At Odaiba I walked around using Google Maps, and on the train ride home, I surfed the Internet and watched YouTube videos. I was out for about 11 hours, but when I got home, the remaining battery was an amazing 23%.
We were in the car for about 3 hours travelling. I kept using Google Maps GPS system and Google Play Music during the travel. Also, I took about 350 photos. I left the ZenFone Zoom S on for almost a whole day, but it still had 23% battery remaining. It is just amazing.
The battery of the ZenFone Zoom S is more than enough for sightseeing for a day. It should last for two days easily for daily use. As for the camera, it has enough functions for a trip or sightseeing. Just taking photos in auto mode takes beautiful photos, which is another advantage of this smartphone. It has 64GB storage, so no matter how many photos you take, you wouldn't run out of storage easily. It supports shooting RAW, so users fussy with cameras would be happy with it, too. If you are looking for a SIM free smartphone with long battery life with good camera function, this would be the best choice.