My Incredible "One Day Of Zen" Story.




The unparalleled smartphone photography features of the ZenFone 2 Laser 5.0 once again takes center stage in this special affair, which also marked the celebration of yet another milestone for ASUS Philippines

Ever wonder what that #SeeWhatOthersCantSee thingy all over social media? That is one of the biggest campaign from Asus Philippines. The much talked about launch was the Zenfone 2 series held last August. And just couple of months ago was a photography contest titled "100 Days of Zen" wherein a whopping 75 out the 100 winners were... ehem... Pinoys! 

Owing this remarkable feat to the Filipino public’s overwhelming support for the brand, ASUS Philippines decided to make this milestone even more incredible, by putting together a special event that would ultimately pick up from the success of the “100 Days of Zen” campaign, and take it up even a notch higher. Aptly called #OneDayofZen, this special affair would likewise make use of the ZenFone 2 Laser 5.0 as its centerpiece, leveraging on the local market’s continuously growing fervor and fascination over this smartphone.


Mr. Eason De Guzman of ASUS Philippines

Smartphone Photography 101 with the pros
While the “100 Days of Zen” showcased the superior photo quality of the ZenFone 2, the #OneDayofZen event intended to teach the public how to actually take such powerful photos using the ZenFone 2 Laser 5.0. With this, ASUS Philippines kicked-off the event in high gear, via a back-to-back smartphone photography workshop led by none other than two of the country’s most in-demand photographers in Jay Tablante and Roy Macam.



Mr. Jay Tablante

Mr. Roy Macam


Widely known for their works in fashion, beauty and pop culture, both lensmen openly lent their expertise, shared pro tips and tricks, and also touched on the evolution of mobile photography. From there, they then gave helpful points on how one can maximize the features and capabilities of the ZenFone 2 Laser 5.0, taking the audience through various scenarios and conditions they might face when taking any and all kinds of photos.






It was during these workshops that it was proven that it was not just the ordinary gadget lovers or tech-savvy individuals who were the only ones who caught the ZenFone 2 series fever during its launch this year. In fact, Jay and Roy, both celebrated photographers with wide-spread careers, shared their awe on ZenFone 2’s photo prowess.

Unmatched smartphone photo quality and auto-focus

Asked to compare the ZenFone 2 to other smartphones, veteran photographer Jay Tablante quickly answered:

“I can attest that the ZenFone 2’s auto-focus speed when taking photos is remarkably fast compared to my previous smartphones. More so, in terms of quality, you will find that the images taken by the ZenFone 2 are very crisp and bright overall, so that means you would no longer need to rely on any sort of photo app anymore. Given the ZenFone 2’s overall performance, I can say that it rivals that of the more expensive smartphones out there, but without the hefty price tag.”

Roy Macam echoes Jay’s sentiments: 

Performance wise, I can say that the ZenFone 2 is much faster than the point and shoot cameras in the market now. Its auto-focus speed is so on-point that I have made my ZenFone 2 my go-to device for taking quick snaps, as there is never a struggle to capture any moment.”

Measuring up to an SLR’s quality
Roy continues the discussion: 
“Another great thing about the ZenFone 2 is its 13mp camera, which makes the quality of its photos comparable to the big SLR cameras. With a great eye and a gadget like the ZenFone 2, one can definitely take an image like a pro who uses an SLR camera, and no one will be able to tell the difference, unless you blow up the image. But given its price, the ZenFone 2 is definitely bang for the buck. And with all the best features packed into one, this smartphone can definitely compete with the SLRs in the market.”

Hands-on with the ZenFone 2 Laser 5.0


Right after the workshops, all 100 of the invited guests then made their way to the historical site of Fort Santiago, where a one-of-a-kind outdoor photography challenge awaited them. The photo categories, which included Best Selfie, Best Indoor Shot, and Best Outdoor Shot, were chosen to showcase the ZenFone 2 Laser 5.0’s unique selling points, and unparalleled photography quality and capabilities.


After an hour at Fort Santiago, here's my #OneDayofZen Photos captured via ZenFone2 Laser 5.0


for "Best Selfie Category"


Nag enjoy ako sa Outdoor Shots kaya feast your eyes sa madami kong Outdoor Shot entry :)









  

  


for "Best Outdoor Shot/s"

and last but not the least:




for "Best Indoor Shot"

Want to check out other One Day Of Zen PhotoWalk participants entry?
Just use the hashtag #OneofDayZen 

ASUS Philippines also let netizens in on the fun and celebration of #OneDayofZen through a special offer for the followers of any of the 100 attendees. Interested participants must submit a clear, scanned copy of their official receipt of any recent ZenFone 2 purchase made in the Philippines from November 21 – 30, 2015, along with their favorite photo uploaded by any of the attendees for #OneDayofZen. The first 25 individuals to send both these requirements to marketing@asusph.com, will get to win a limited edition Zenny Doll.

“For this particular milestone for ASUS Philippines, we wanted to really pull out all the stops to celebrate with some of those who have continuously given us their support. We wanted to think of a different way to give back to them, while at the same time showcasing the ZenFone 2 Laser 5.0’s features and capabilities, and that is just how #OneDayofZen came about. We were very happy to see everyone having fun with their ZenFone 2 Laser 5.0 units during the outdoor photography challenge in Fort Santiago, and everyone also had a blast with the two celebrated photographers who joined us in the morning. On that note, I invite everyone to quickly get a ZenFone 2 Laser 5.0 for themselves right away, if they too want to experience the best smartphone photography quality available out there,” closes ASUS Philippines PR and Events Specialist Francis Garcia.


 AVAILABILITY & PRICING
ZenFone 2 Laser is now available in all authorized re-sellers nationwide for as low as P7,295 (ZE500KL) and  P7,995 (ZE550KL)
Brand
ASUS
ASUS
Model Name
ZE500KL
ZE550KL
Marketing Name
ZenFone 2 Laser 5.0
ZenFone 2 Laser
MSRP
(Local currency)
PHP 7,295.00
PHP 7,995.00
Screen Size
5-inch
5.5-inch
Screen Resolution
HD 1280x720 IPS LED Backlight screen with 178⁰ wide view angle
HD 1280x720 IPS LED Backlight screen with 178⁰ wide view angle
Pixel Per Inch
294
267
Screen Protection
Corning Gorilla 4 glass 
Corning Gorilla 4 glass
Processor
Qualcomm
Qualcomm
Snapdragon S410
Snapdragon S410
Quad-core
Quad Core
1.2GHz
1.2GHz
Rear Camera
 8MP f/2.0  Aperture, 5-element lens, Auto focus, Dual Color Flash
13MP, f/2.0 Aperture, 5-element lens, Auto focus, Dual Color Flash
Battery
2070mAh Li-Po battery (removable)
2070mAh Li-Po battery (removable)
Front Camera
5MP, f/2.0 Aperture, wide-angle 85˚Pano Selfie
5MP, f/2.0 Aperture, wide-angle 85˚Pano Selfie
3G Network
DC-HSPA+ (DL/UL): 42/5.76 Mbps
DC-HSPA+ (DL/UL): 42/5.76 Mbps
LTE Network
LTE CAT4 (DL/UL): 150/100 Mbps
CAT4 (DL/UL): 150/100 Mbps
3G Quad Band Support
(850/900/1900/2100 MHz)
850/900/1800/1900
850/900/1800/1900
Operating System
Android Lolipop 5.0
Android Lolipop 5.0
RAM
2GB
2GB
Storage
16GB
16GB
WebStorage/Google drive/Dropbox bundle
 (Y/N)
5GB lifetime for free
5GB lifetime for free
Dual SIM-Card Support
Yes
Yes
Maximum Micro SD Card support size
128GB
128GB
Bluetooth
BT 4.0
BT 4.0
Navigation System
A-GPS and GLONASS
Support GPSA-GPS and GLONASSBDS
Sensor
1.Accelerator
2.E-Compass
3. Proximity
4. Hall sensor
5. Ambient light sensor
1.Accelerator
2.E-Compass
3. Proximity
4. Hall sensor
5. Ambient light sensor
Weight (gram)
140g
170g
Available Color
Pure Black / Glamour Red /Ceramic White
Painting: Pure Black / Glamour Red /Ceramic White

Intial Unboxing of Zenfone2 Laser 5.0







Please stay tuned for my much detailed unboxing.
Medyo naexcite ako kaya ayan nag initial unbosing na agad :P


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