In today’s modern world where technology evolves continuously, we are spoiled with the wide variety of gadgets at our disposal, whether its for travels or just day to day slice of life, experiences. This means, that we all have different ways of getting the things we want.
Say for example, travel photography. While most people choose to arm themselves with expensive hardware, drones and stuff, I simply choose to savor my travel experiences and shoot sparingly. And I do it with a mobile phone.
I have been traveling all over Europe and South America for the past two years and most of the breathtaking photos I took in the past were shot using Asus Zenfone 2 and Asus Zenfone 3.
This photo of Vienna was shot using Asus Zenfone 2
So imagine my excitement when I found out that Asus has released a new mobile edition with far more superior camera capabilities. This comes at a very opportuned time since I am embarking on a European odyssey next month and I will be traveling to Santorini, Croatia and fingers crossed, Iceland!!.
Batanes shot using Asus Zenfone 3
Anyways, the all-new Asus Zenfone 4 Max promises a whole new experience for mobile photography enthusiasts like me. It is equipped with two cameras for optimum results.
Two Cameras Are Better than One.
The first rear camera is a 13-megapixel camera with a standard 80-degree field of vision while the second rear camera has a 120-degree field of view that is better for capturing wider subjects such as landscapes and cityscapes.
We’ve all had that experience before. The subject is too wide or too tall to capture in one frame. The extended field of view of the Asus Zenfone 4 eliminates that problem.
The second rear camera is also perfect for capturing wide subjects in confined spaces.
The two cameras also have specialized lenses for depth sensory.
As if that’s not enough, the Asus Zenfone 4 Max boasts of an 8-megapixel front camera, which is definitely a must if we are to get that awesome selfies. So watch out for my selfies as I hit the road once again this October.
Power in your hands.
The only worry mobile photographers have is the speed at which most phones drain their batteries. Here’s a true horror story. I traveled to Berlin last April and I must have took hundreds of photos of the city. When I finally got to the Brandenburg Gate, my phone died and I just stared at my phone for a full minute, in shock hahaha.
The moral lesson? Bring a massive powerbank. All the freaking time.
What’s even better? Bring a phone that has a formidable battery capability.
Yes, I am talking about he incomparable battery of the Asus Zenfone 4 Max.
Parc Guell shot using Asus Zenfone 2
It has an ultra-high 5000mAH capacity battery, capable of powering the smartphone for 46 days on standby, or simply allowing users to shoot for far longer periods than conventional smartphones. It provides 3 hours of talk time with just 15 minutes of charging, has twice the lifespan of conventional phone batteries and can act as a backup power bank. It really is impressive.
I have been testing the phone for the past few days and so far, I only needed to -recharge the phone once, even after hours of taking selfies, taking videos, and listening to music, and watching videos, on repeat. Whew.
Needless to say, this feature is one of the most compelling reasons why you should get yourself an Asus Zenfone 4 Max. When you travel a lot, the battery capabilities of your phone will drastically change the way you take photos and videos. You won’t have any worries and hesitations, knowing that your battery won’t let you know.
One of the thing’s that surprised me about this phone is its Pixelmaster Technology, which allows users to elevate their photography experience and capabilities.
The ones that I really like is the Super Resolution Mode which allows users to create an ultra-high resolution, 52 megapixel photo. How do you this? By using special image-processing techniques to capture and combine four 13MP photos to create a much larger single image with greater detail and less noise. this feature is perfect for travel mobile photography since it will allow you to take photos which you can print using larger formats.
A photo of Trajan’s Tower in Rome shot using Asus Zenfone 2.
Another awesome feature is the Power Saving Time Lapse shooting. With this gem of a feature, you can shoot extended time-lapse videos. In this mode, the phone automatically shoots frames at preset intervals which are then compiled into a stop-motion-like video. What sets the ZenFone 4 Max apart is its ability to save power through a “power saving” mode in time lapse shooting – which is important as time-lapse videos can consume a lot of battery power to shoot. I can’t wait to tale long time-lapse videos of Santorini!!
Lastly, I just love the feel of the phone. Its metallic curved edges makes it easy to hold. I chose a black one so its timeless and classy.
Obviously, I just love everything about the new Asus Zenfone 4 Max. I’ve only had it for a few days and I have yet to take it to another journey but here’s a promise. I’ll start posting amazing photos of my travels using the phone in the coming weeks. So watch out for them.