ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE551ML World's First Low Light and HDR Camera

Having difficulties taking selfies/pictures in the dark? Are photos not sharp enough? 

Not to worry, because this phone might help you. 
ASUS Singapore announced the launch of the much-anticipated ASUS ZenFone 2, the flagship smartphone that is the newest addition to the ZenFone family. ASUS ZenFone 2 is the world's first 4GB RAM smartphone running on a 2.3GHz 64-bit Intel® Atom™ processor with ultra-fast 4G/LTE and fast-charge 3,000 mAh battery for powerful all-round performance.

With accessories like earphone, USB cable and charger. (ASUS Lolliflash and ASUS ZenFlash is sold separately.) 


With it's dual active SIM and LTE Cat 4 Connectivity, you're able to control two mobile lines at a higher speed up to 150Mbit/s plus 802.11ac Wi-Fi, ensuring stutter-free streaming of video and music for a smooth performance. 


With the fast-charge technology, users are able to recharge up to 60% battery level in only 39 minutes. In addition, with the support of a high capacity 3000mAh lithium-polymer battery, high levels of performance on the ZenFone 2 will not be compromised.
That means if you're in a rush, this fast-charging technology will actually help you! 
I've managed to charge my phone from 0% to 60% in just 30 minutes!

Boasting a 13MP rear-facing PixelMaster camera with a f/2.0 wide-aperture lens, ZenFone 2 is able to capture stunning, high-resolution photos with zero shutter lag. The 5MP front-facing camera’s 85-degree wide-angle lens allows the user to shoot sharp selfies and enjoy crisp, clear video chats.
 
With bloggers William Tan and Kaviel Teo
Group selfies are made easy for those wanting to capture a group of friends, or include scenery in their selfie, as the ZenUI Selfie Panorama mode captures panoramic selfies with up to a 140-degree field of view. 

Unique to the ZenFone 2 is the PixelMaster’s Low-Light mode, which employs pixel-merging technology to capture up to 400% brighter photos and videos at night or in low-light scenes without the need for a flash. Through a combination of adjusting pixel size and advanced image-processing algorithms,
 
ZenFone 2 increases light sensitivity by up to 400%, enhances noise reduction and boosts color 
contrast by up to 400%. Even when a flash is preferred, ZenFone 2 is equipped with a Real Tone flash to ensure warm skin tones and accurate colors.   


The ZenFone 2 camera also has a Backlight (HDR) mode to let users capture vivid, evenly-exposed 
photos in challenging backlit scenes such as sunset portraits. By using pixel-enhancing technology to 
increase contrast by up to 400%, The Backlight (HDR) mode ensures that foreground subjects stand out clearly and are free of shadows.
(HDR Mode with Asus ZenFone 2)


Personally, I think that ASUS LolliFlash is really creative and it comes with 3 filters. Blue, White, and Pink. You can just connect it to your phone via its 3.5mm audio jack. So from the picture above, I've actually taken 3 pictures with 3 different filters. It's kinda amazing and artistic if you are taking pictures that involve in the art. 

(Beautification Selfie Mode)

The selfie mode actually makes your skin smoother, cheeks thinner and chin sharper. With up to 10 options for you to choose from, you don't have to download any 3rd-party app to actually enhance and make yourself beautiful. This is one of my most favorite mode.
 


Are you a person who enjoys music as much as I do? Yes. ASUS ZenFone 2 do have an option for your music mode to satisfy your eardrums! Smart Mode, Music Mode, Movie Mode, Recording Mode, Gaming Mode and Speech Mode. 


The battery seems to last forever because I've been using smart-saving mode ever since I've gotten this phone. There are 5 modes for you to choose from. 
  • Performance(Highest CPU performance, high brightness.) - Recommended for gaming and online videos.
  • Normal(Smartly adjusts CPU performance and brightness) - CPU and Brightness will be adjust depends on your battery.
  • Power Saving(Networks are disabled when device is asleep and reconnect when awake. Online notifications (e.g WhatsApp, Facebook) will be received when device is awake. - Low Internet Usage.
  • Super Saving(Keeps Phone, SMS and alarm awake. Networks are disabled. (Sleeping or low battery)
  • Customized( You can simply adjust your CPU, Brightness, Network and extend standby mode to save battery life. You can also off some of the apps to extend your battery life. 

Usually, I'll use Power Saving mode..(no wonder my battery can last like forever.)
How much is it? ASUS View Flip Cover will be starting from $34.90 onwards, which protects your screen while allowing you to check all your important information without having to open the case. 
ASUS LolliFlash comes is available in three colors - Blue, Red, and Yellow priced at $14.90
ASUS ZenFlash, a "Xenon Flash Dongle" that can be connected to smartphones via USB OTG. Available at $24.90, this device can stick to the phone's rear panel, offering 400 times brighter flash than the usual LED Flash.

ZenFone 2(ZE500CL, ZE550ML and ZE5551ML) will be retailing at $249, $299 and $349 respectively. 

ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML) with 4GB RAM will be priced at $429 and $499 for 32GB and 64GB storage respectively. 

For more information, head to http://www.asus.com/sg/

Thank you for reading. I'm still in love with the beautification mode. 
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