Asus Zenfone Zoom and Nokia 1020 are 2 smartphones which focus on one specific spec – camera feature. They just not focus on camera, but the Zoom on that camera.


Nokia 1020 vs Asus Zenfone Zoom: camera feature

What comes first to our minds about these two phones is their cameras, or more exactly their abilities to zoom. But they’re totally different. The Nokia 1020 launched in 2013 has a 3x zoom, thanks to its underlying 41 MP sensor. And the Zenfone Zoom goes to another direction with 13-megapixel sensor with 3x Optical Zoom. Despite the similar camera design, the technologies inside are very different. While the Zenfone Zoom has a 10-element optical system with 45º reflectors and zooming lenses, Nokia 1020 uses digital crop zoom, mart-cropping down to 1:1 (at 5MP).

With the others specs, Zenfone Zoom seems to be more standout than Nokia 1020 on the display size, the battery life, and front – facing camera. The display size is 5.5 inches on the Zenfone Zoom, and 4.5 inches on 1020. While Zenfone Zoom is said to featured 3000 mAh, and Nokia 1020 just has 2000 mAh capacity. Zenfone will give you a better selfie with 5 megapixels on the front camera. While on 1020, it’s 1.2 megapixels. But in the exchange, 1020 is working Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 chip set, Zenfone is on Intel chip set.


Both phones have a different way to zoom. Hardware optical zoom or digital software zoom? Well, it all depends on your crucial interests, on what type of pictures you want to take. If you’re a landscape lover, Zenfone Zoom is a proper choice with the ability to zoom into with full resolution, while the Nokia 1020 is considered as a jack of all trades.

Nokia 1020 vs Asus Zenfone Zoom: it all come down to price.

If your’e looking for the smartphone with the qualified ability to zoom, these two phones surely will be the “top of mind”. With the price of $525, you can have a  premium Zenphone Zoom. But if you want a phone which is more affordable, Nokia 1020 which has price $155 definitely is the better choice for you.