Tag Archive: Zoom

Note 8’s ‘x2’ zoom toggle doesn’t always use the telephoto sensor

Like many who received their new and shiny Note 8 this past Friday, I’ve been profoundly enjoying playing around with this fabulously engineered device over the past few days. But the brakes came on when I was playing with the zoom toggle and made an dismal discovery – the same sensor was being used when pressing […]

ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom finally arrives in the US with $329 price-tag

In early January, ASUS introduced the ZenFone 3 Zoom during the CES 2017 event in Las Vegas. But so far customers were unable to purchase the device. Well this changes this week, as ASUS has finally announced the phone is going on sale in the US with a $ 329 price-tag. The ZenFone 3 Zoom 3 […]

ASUS Zenfone 3 Zoom vs Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) – Smartphone Showdown

If you’re currently looking for an affordable flagship alternative this spring, you might want to look towards the premium mid-range category with confidence. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6 are expensive phones not everyone can afford, but luckily the market abounds of smartphones with advanced specifications that sell for far more convenient price-tags. For […]

How to use the page zoom settings in Chrome

You can easily adjust the way your screen looks with Chrome.

Chrome makes surfing the web easier in a variety of different ways from awesome extensions that make your favorite apps accessible, to being able to quickly and easily adjust the settings.

If you’ve ever found yourself squinting while looking at the screen, or thought that the text was way too large, you probably want to adjust the zoom settings on your screen. It’s ridiculously easy with  [Read More…]

Oppo’s 5x optical zoom camera is like a periscope inside your phone


We live in a glorious age of dual-camera smartphones. Huawei uses a color sensor plus a monochrome sensor to enhance detail and contrast. LG has a standard angle camera plus an ultra-wide-angle one. Apple uses a pair of cameras to offer a 2x optical zoom.

Oppo is jumping into the dual camera age with their own take at MWC 2017: a two-sensor system that combines a standard angle camera with a telephoto zoom, but taking it all  [Read More…]

OPPO promises 5x optical zoom without an ugly camera bump

OPPO’s latest camera tech brings 5x optical zoom with no loss in quality.

OPPO isn’t launching a new phone at Mobile World Congress, but the Chinese manufacturer is showing off its latest camera tech at the conference. The company is debuting 5x Dual Camera Zoom, an interesting take on the dual camera module designed to deliver 5x optical zoom without the need for a bulky module.

The culmination of a year-long development effort, OPPO’s sensor features  [Read More…]

Oppo debuts periscope-style 5x zoom camera module

As phones have evolved over time we’ve found that handset makers are always trying to make them thinner. Some users might argue that they’d happily trade a thicker phone for a little more battery, but the industry trend is to think thin. A problem with phones, though, is that even with these great sensors and features, […]

ASUS’ poorly spelled ZenFone 3 Zoom delayed in the U.S.

ASUS announced on Facebook (Thanks, GSM Arena) Thursday that the ZenFone 3 Zoom (be still, my Spelling-Nazi heart) has been delayed until Q2 2017 (between April and June) instead of the previously announced Q1 (January through March). Now, product delays are nothing new in the technology world; as complex and ever-evolving as the market is, […]

ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom hands-on: Focused on being more than just a camera

The second ‘Zoom’ model isn’t quite as impressive optically, but makes more sense practically.

After some pretty audacious engineering marvels going into the last ZenFone Zoom, ASUS has taken a decidedly simpler approach with the new ZenFone 3 Zoom. Rather than being a majority camera-focused smartphone, this is aimed at being a solid mid-to-high-end device overall that also happens to great photos with top-end camera specs.

ASUS effectively gave up on the huge, cumbersome and trade-off-heavy optical  [Read More…]

ASUS announces ZenFone 3 Zoom and ZenFone AR, the first phone with 8GB of RAM

As anticipated ASUS has taken center stage at CES 2017 during its Zennovation event. The company’s CEO Jerry Shen said 2016 has been a tremendous year for ASUS, but we should expect a lot of exciting things to come out of the company in 2017. Today ASUS has unveiled two new smartphones which bring some