If you read our ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom review, you will recall that we pegged it as the “iPhone 7 Plus killer at half the price“. Its operating system aside, it offers hardware features that are similar or better than the Apple iPhone 7 Plus, but at less than half the price.
The ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom has just received a big boost in its capabilities with the new Android 7.1.1 Nougat update. This update weighs in at just over 1.2 GB and the installation takes about 15 minutes to complete, so make sure you use WiFi and the ZenFone 3 Zoom has at least 20% battery life. But you will love what the ZenFone 3 Zoom Nougat update offers!
The ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom Nougat Update
In addition to Android operation system upgrades and improvements, this update also adds Portrait Mode and RAW image support to boost the ZenFone 3 Zoom’s photographic capabilities.
Portrait Mode uses the 25mm and 56mm lenses to create a shallow depth of field effect for photos, while the ability to take photos in RAW will allow greater flexibility and control in editing them. ZenFone 3 Zoom users will also be able to preview and organize all RAW files in their mobile gallery.
The Android Nougat update also adds new features like multi-window view, notification-screen replies, and improved customization settings, to the ZenFone 3 Zoom. The new Android 7.1.1 Nougat features include:
- Multi-Window View – Run two apps side by side
- Quick App Switch – Switch between apps with a double tab
- Notification Directly Reply – Reply to messages right inside the notification screen
- 72 New Emojis – Select new emoji genders and skin tones
- Data Saver – Limit how much data the device uses
- Notification Controls – Choose app notification preferences
- Display Size – Change the size of texts and icons
Recommended : The ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom Portrait Mode Guide