Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Colors I Captured With My New Smartphone - ZenFone 3!

Sure, I am no techno geek or nerd. I have a mobile phone which I rarely use or bother of keeping it at arm’s length; mostly use it just for clicking and updating pictures on social media (twitter, instagram, Facebook). But that’s not to say that I don’t love these gadgets and gizmos that make my life simpler and my work more enjoyable. I love them even though, I confess, I barely understand much about them anyway. That’s because I love learning and exploring and anything new gets me all excited and curious. Even if that means taking up weeks or sometimes even months to understand all the new features that these new smart cellphones come packed with nowadays.

ASUS Zenfone 3

So in the past week when ASUS sent me a brand new shimmering cellphone, not for keeps, but for my opinion on its camera and other features, I was thrilled to get my hands working on it.

Hello ASUS Zenfone 3!

ASUS Zenfone 3’s shimmering glass & metallic scratch free design called for love at first sight. Once I delved deeper and started playing with it, the phone didn’t disappoint either which was a wonderful thing for a person like me. To my delight, it was really simple and hassle free to work my way around the navigation. It was loaded with so many features but everything was easy to find and use, even for me.

For the more detail-oriented and technology enthusiasts, this is what the brand has to say about its 16MP Rear & 8MP Front Camera:

Zenfone 3 comes with PixelMaster camera which has incredible features like 4K Video recording, Optical Image Stabilisation, 4 Axis OIS for Steady photographs even in the objects are moving or if you take the images from a car/train, 3 Axis EIS for steady videos. 0.03 TriTech Auto Focus enables taking photos even if the object moves far or fast .e.g : Imagine capturing your pet while it tries to move around. The camera also have a Super Resolution mode than can take pictures at 64MP resolution giving a DSLR like experience

Didn’t get it, don’t worry; I don’t understand all this jargon either. Stay with me, let’s take the phone out and have some fun with the camera!!

One of the things I love about cellphone photography is quickly and easily capturing candid moments and sharing them on instagram. When I’m on the move I often see something so beautiful and extraordinary and fascinating that I know I have to take a photo. My digicam is great too but there are moments that till the time I put it on and snap something, chances are the moment is gone and all I am left with is a sullen face.

This is where I love my phone. Thankfully, the ASUS Zenfone 3 is really quick. Because of the slim size it’s easy to keep in my pocket so as soon as I see something Instagram worthy I can whip it out and take a quick snap on the go.

What’s good with Zenfone 3 is that its camera is packed with diverse photography functions which are really really painless to use and that makes the capturing even more fun. Open the camera, select the mode, tap and click!

I experimented with the camera at various settings and with a few of these modes that the phone came loaded with at various times of the day, in different light conditions.

I discovered that the camera has a stunning auto focus which means you get a really clear picture in a matter of seconds no matter what the conditions - which is impressive as I don’t have to miss any moments now! This has been possible thanks to the work by their engineers who have combined three focusing technologies for the first time in the smartphone world — laser, phase detection and continuous auto-focus — into one harmonious system. Resulting a clear focus in just 0.03 seconds in varying conditions, for all scenarios — and at up to ten times (10x) faster than the blink of your eye! Isn’t that fabulous?

Let’s take a look at the captured pictures:


TESTING the camera of ASUS ZENFONE 3 mobile photography.


TESTING the camera of ASUS ZENFONE 3 mobile photography.


TESTING the camera of ASUS ZENFONE 3 mobile photography.


TESTING the camera of ASUS ZENFONE 3 mobile photography.


TESTING the camera of ASUS ZENFONE 3 mobile photography.
Chasing Ganesha woth ASUS Zenfone 3


TESTING the camera of ASUS ZENFONE 3 mobile photography.


For Rs 21,999, this is one smartphone camera that combines elegance, style, technology and simplicity together with ease of use. The phone came fully charged when I received it and I used it for about 3 days clicking pictures and exploring its other features. For all the days it was with me, I never had to charge it even once which speaks volumes about its battery life. Which is a great bonus for when you are travelling too. The biggest highlight of course, for me, remains its camera - pocket friendly, hassle free, great quality and simple to use - what else would you need?


Disclaimer: I was provided with this phone for the purpose of a review but all thoughts and opinions are, as always, my own.

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  1. Lovely Captures Arti, I think the New Phone is Really Crisp but helped us with the detas on all the specifications of the Camera. I think it makes a Good choice with d bugdet of 21k it is definitely something gr8 Phone.

  2. Beautiful captures. Zenfone is a great brand and they are in budget.

  3. Arti, with this great review, they must let you keep the phone. The photos you snapped are super crisp and vivid. I also use my phone as a snap and shoot when I'm not carrying the bigger camera.

  4. Nice review , Beautiful clicks with ASUS Zenfone 3. ~da

  5. Hello, Arti! The photos you took are so wonderful though I say it’s not only camera but also the photographer's heart for impressive photos. Since camera is an important factor of the smart phone, people wondering to buy or not will be convinced by your review. I’ve used my smart phone (iPhone) 2 years. To me, it is a library, camera, and communication tool in my pocket. I prefer my micro four-thirds mirrorless camera though my phone camera is so useful when I'm not with my mirroless camera.

    Incidentally, I’d like to say about smart phone in general. It is a paradox; it is such useful communication tool but it makes people less directly communicate.


  6. Asus is indeed making good progress in Indian market! I like the picture quality and the config of camera and mobile both! Beautifully reviewed too! :)

  7. Hi, Arti,
    Congratulations to your new cell phone!


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