ZenFone 5 Series: ASUS’ Most Intelligent Phone Yet


ASUS Philippines unveiled ZenFone 5, the latest of its ZenFone series last April 14 at One Esplanade. Thousands of Zenfans all over the Philippines, including yours truly, flocked the #Backto5 anticipating the arrival of the ZenFone 5 Series, ASUS’ most intelligent phone yet. 🙌

Zenfone 5 Launch
ZenFone 5 was sold out in just 45 minutes. WOW!

It was 10 years ago when ASUS first entered the Philippine market. Now, ASUS phones have reached 1.8 million users. With its very competitive pricing and continually innovating features, it’s no wonder ASUS has become one of the most sought out brands. In fact, the ZenFone 5 was declared sold out in just 45 minutes! This was also true for on-site sales during the launch event itself, which brought the total sell-out of 1,000 ZenFone 5’s and ZenFone 5Q’s combined. That’s just under an hour of their first day in the country. That’s impressive! 👏

“ASUS ZenFones aim to empower luxury – this philosophy continues with the new ZenFone 5 family; especially with ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 5Q,” ASUS Philippines Country Manager, George Su, stated. “We want to share with everyone and, likewise, we also want everyone to enjoy the best  affordable technology the world has to offer.”

ZenFone Brand Ambassador: Gerald Anderson 🤩

Gerald Anderson

I was so sad last year when Gerald Anderson wasn’t in the ZenFone Max launch that I attended. So it was a happy surprise to see him in this #Backto5 event! We couldn’t take selfies with him though. 😥 He was there, as the ZenFone brand ambassador, to unveil the price of the ZenFone Max Plus M1 which only costs Php8,995! I actually gasped when I saw the price. A quality smartphone with a LONG lasting battery for a very affordable price. 😱

ZenFone 5Z and ZenFone 5 both champion mobile photography anew with the latest Artificial Intelligence (AI) camera technology that can think for its users. In the same way, ZenFone 5Q is bringing its own photography advancements as the world’s first true quad-camera smartphone. The ZenFone 5Q series is surely changing the mobile photography landscape.

AI Cameras that Think For You: The ZenFone 5 and 5Z 💡

ZenFone 5Z is an exciting next-generation 6.2-inch, dual-camera smartphone that comes with a beautiful 19:9 all-screen display (ASUS’s first-ever phone to have this feature) featuring a 90% screen-to-body ratio, packed in a 5.5-inch body size. It’s also the first-ever ZenFone model to harness the power of the latest Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform with AIE, featuring a 3rd Generation AI platform that includes the Hexagon 685 Vector DSP, Adreno 630 Graphics, and Kryo 385 CPU.

ZenFone 5Z also benefits from the Snapdragon X20 Gigabit LTE modem, delivering speeds that surpass the gigabit barrier for a ‘wireless fiber’ experience, as well as integrated 2×2 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® 5 for ultra-low-power wireless earbuds. The extreme-performance ZenFone 5Z comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM, offering breathtaking performance combined with outstanding energy efficiency for long-lasting battery life.­

ZenFone 5 features an exquisitely crafted design, an amazing dual-camera system, and a powerful processor, the latest Snapdragon 636. For an instant blast of extra power, the exclusive ASUS AI Boost — available on both ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 5Z — optimizes performance for games and other demanding tasks.

ZenFone 5Z and ZenFone 5 feature intelligent dual-camera systems that adapt and learn, delivering perfect photos every time. Equipped with the latest flagship Sony® IMX363 sensor with large 1.4µm pixels, an f/1.8 wide-aperture lens, 120° wide-angle secondary camera, and four-axis optical image stabilization (OIS). Plus this powerful camera is supplemented by equally powerful AI-enhanced camera features. These include the AI Scene Detection for 16 different scenes and objects, AI Photo Learning, Real-time Portrait and Real-time Beautification. ZenFone 5Z and ZenFone 5 encourage creativity and free the user to concentrate on the subject rather than the camera.

My favorite ZenFone 5 and 5Z feature is that the phones can detect if you’re in a noisy or quiet environment. Your ringtone volume automatically adjusts so you don’t have to miss a call or disturb anyone again! There’s nothing quite as embarrassing as your phone ringing full blast while in a conference call. 😬

Enjoy A Quad-Cam System with the New ZenFone 5Q 4⃣📸

The ZenFone 5Q is a stylish 6-inch smartphone featuring the world’s first globally-announced true quad-camera system with high-resolution and wide-angle cameras at both front and rear. The sky is the literal limit on your creativity with ZenFone 5Q’s high-resolution main camera: 20MP Sony at the front, 16MP at the rear. Plus, uniquely, the phone also features a secondary 120° wide-angle camera at both front and rear. Unlike rival systems, each camera works independently. You can have the perfect camera for every perfect selfie, wefie, landscape, portrait or groups shot.

The 6-inch Full HD+ IPS display has a Full View 18:9 aspect ratio and an ultraslim bezel, making the pocket-friendly ZenFone 5Q as compact as a standard-aspect-ratio 5.5-inch phone. Powered by the Snapdragon 630 Mobile Platform, ZenFone 5Q combines incredible performance, optimized power efficiency and a 3300mAh battery. Moreover, it has advanced security and convenience features — including NFC, triple-slot SIM/microSD card holder, rapid face unlock and fingerprint recognition. You get a truly complete mobile experience like no other.

ZenFone 5 Series Is SO Affordable 💰

The ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 5Q are officially available nationwide beginning April 14, 2018. The ZenFone 5 is priced at only PHP19,995.00. While the ZenFone 5Q is for the even more affordable rate of PHP 16,995.00.

Obligatory picture with Zenny, the wide-eyed ZenFone mascot. 🙂

What are you waiting for? Get your ZenFone 5 phones now! I’m waiting for June for the 5Z to be available. 😂

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