Pixel-Perfect Boracay through the Lens of the ASUS ZenFone 5

Pixel-Perfect Boracay with ASUS ZenFone 5

ASUS invited for a Pixel-Perfect Boracay session over the weekend (November 8-10, 2018) to further level up our mobile photography skills.

The PixelMasters

The company has always showcased the photographic capabilities of the ZenFone 5 series. And so, the PixelMaster Masterclass, a series of photography workshops, were held throughout the country, helmed by 8 Masters of Photography in the country. These PixelMasters include Travel Photographers Nicco Valenzuela and Arlene Donaire, Street Photographers Jay Ermitano and Jasper Tejano; Portrait Photographer Ken Go, Wedding Photographer Emir Bautista, Conceptual Photographer Dail Deri, and Commercial Photographer Ricky Ladia.

Through these PixelMasters, end-users and ZenFans were able to pick up key learnings that they were able to utilize in a photo shoot-out. ASUS PH then held a special session of its PixelMaster Master Class for their media-partners and select ZenFans who excelled in the previous sessions in Boracay.

“Our flagship ZenFone 5 Series is a testament of our commitment to push the envelope of mobile photography, not just stopping at hardware and software but also in being the only brand to hold regular events meant to help end-users level up their mobile photography skills. We’ve seen the positive response with our efforts, both in interest and the impact of these workshops on the ZenFans themselves; hence, we will continue to explore more avenues where ASUS can reach ZenFans and further add value on their ownership of ZenFones,” said ASUS Philippines Country Product Manager for Smartphones, Lenny Lin.

Not Just Photos

The company didn’t just head to Boracay to take photos of the island, but to also promote sustainable tourism in the island through a mangrove tree-planting activity for the benefit of the local community.

Pixel-Perfect Boracay with ASUS ZenFone 5 Mangrove Planting 1 Pixel-Perfect Boracay with ASUS ZenFone 5 Mangrove Planting 2

“The whole country has been excitedly awaiting the re-opening of Boracay Island since the announcement of its rehabilitation. We are proud and in awe to be among the first to experience the reinvigorated paradise and capture that through the lens of the ZenFone 5 series. We at ASUS ZenFone are one with the local government in pushing for sustainable tourism in the island and will continue to explore ways on how we can help maintain the pristine state of the island whenever we visit,” said ASUS Philippines Systems Group Country Manager, George Su.

Pixel-Perfect Boracay Photo Contest Winners

A photo contest was held during the trip with three major categories/themes. We were able to bag the Best Still Life Photo. The other winners were Darwin del Rosario of Filipino Tech Addict for Best Smiles Photo, and Alora Guerrero of Revu PH for Best Travel Photo.

You can check out more of my shots during the Pixel-Perfect Boracay session here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.271584870164190&type=1&l=0c8666aaf3

The ZenFone 5 Series

Get ASUS’ most intelligent phone ever, the AI-powered ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 5Z, with cameras that think and learn from you – for only PHP 17,995 and PHP 29,995, respectively. The ZenFone 5Q provides a quad-camera setup and is available for PHP 12,995.

ZenFone 5, 5Z, and 5Q Specifications

ZenFone 5 ZenFone 5Z ZenFone 5Q
Dimensions 153 x 75.65 x 7.7 mm 153 x 75.65 x 7.7 mm 160.52 x 76.06 x 7.75 mm
Weight 155 g 165 g 168.3 g
CPU 64-bit Qualcomm® Quad-Core Processor Snapdragon™ 636 64-bit Qualcomm® Quad-Core Processor Snapdragon™ 845 64-bit Qualcomm® Quad-Core Processor Snapdragon™ 630
GPU Adreno™ 509 Adreno™ 630 Adreno™ 508
RAM 4 GB 6 GB 2 GB/ 4 GB
Storage 64 GB (MicroSD Card up to 2 TB) 128 GB (MicroSD Card up to 2 TB) 32 GB (MicroSD Card up to 2 TB)
Display 6.2-inch Full HD+ IPS, 2246 x 1080 6.2-inch Full HD+ Super IPS+, 2246 x 1080 6-inch FHD IPS, 2160 x 1080
Rear Camera 12MP Sony IMX363 dual pixel image sensor, f/1.8, 83° field of view
120° wide-angle camera
LED Flash
12MP Sony IMX363, f/1.8, 83° field of view
120° wide-angle camera
LED Flash
20MP Sony® IMX376 image sensor, f/2.0, 85.5° field of view
120° wide-angle camera
Softlight LED flash
Front Camera 8MP, f/2.0, 84° field of view 8MP, f/2.0, 84° field of view 16MP, f/2.2, 80° field of view
LED Flash
Battery 3300 mAh 3300 mAh 3300 mAh
OS Android™ Oreo™ w/ ZenUI 5.0 Android™ Oreo™ w/ ZenUI 5.0 Android™ Nougat™ w/ ZenUI 5.0
Colors Midnight Blue, Meteor Silver Meteor Silver, Midnight Blue Midnight Black, Rouge Red, Moonlight White
Price PHP 17,995 PHP 29,995 PHP 12,995



To keep track on Davao Geek Hub’s future updates, like/follow us on FacebookTwitterYouTubeInstagram, and Google+.

Josef Cagas
Geek-of-all-Trades, master of none, Josef is the founder of Davao Geek Hub. He has a passion for all things tech, and consumes all forms of media.