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Verdict Both devices are great camera phones for casual snaps. Even without the aid of AI, there are instances when the Huawei P20 Lite actually performs at par and at times, even slightly better than the more expensive Zenfone 5, especially with managing noise in low light scenarios. On the downside, it does tend to over-accentuate the subject’s color at times, resulting to loss of detail. On the other hand, the Zenfone 5 produces more vibrant looking photos and is able to maintain a good level of detail without compromising color accuracy. The AI scene detection does most of the thinking for you, and  works quite well most of the time.  It does fall a little short in managing noise, especially in low light situations. For the time being, I’d say that it’s a draw as far as camera performance is concerned, but if it’s price to performance ratio as…

At the opening of ASUS’ 100th store in Ayala Malls Feliz, we were given a few minutes to talk with some of the company’s big guns, including the Country Manager, Mr. George Su, and the CEO himself, Mr. Jerry Shen, to get a better glimpse of what the future holds for the Zenfone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxEi9GfVmYg The Zoom Lineup is Officially Discontinued The Zenfone 3 Zoom will be the last of the Zoom lineup that will see the light of day. In their tests, they found out that having better light sensitivity combined with digital zoom is much more beneficial compared to optical zoom. Somehow, this makes sense as the new Zenfone 5z is already equipped with powerful and ai-assisted optics, but personally, we’d still love to see an even more camera-focused device. The Motive Behind the Very Aggressive Pricing of the Zenfone  5 Series ASUS wants to give its users a…

With only a few days before the launch of the Zenfone 5 series in the Philippines, ASUS has announced the awesome deals that you can get by purchasing their newest smartphones on-site on April 14! To have a chance of purchasing a Zenfone 5 or Zenfone 5Q on-site, all you have to do like the ASUS PH Facebook Page, fill out and fill-out a registration of interest form anytime from April 6 to 10, 2018. You’ll be required to indicate your Full Name, Age, Gender and Occupation, along with other details. On April 11,  2018, you’ll be receiving a confirmation via SMS from an ASUS Representative, which will confirm whether you are eligible to purchase the Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 5Q during the event.  The first 200 eligible buyers of the Zenfone 5, and the first 50 eligible buyers of the Zenfone 5Q will receive these freebies: Do note that to claim your unit…

Shortly after its announcement at MWC 2018 in Barcelona, ASUS Philippines has finally announced the launch date of its most anticipated Zenfone 5 series, happening on April 14, 2018! For its local launch, ASUS goes #Backto5 as a welcoming gesture to a range of photograpghy-centric devices. The new Zenfone 5 smartphones offer a combination of premium design and cutting-edge mobile photography with AI technology. Zenfone 5Z Heading the pack is the Zenfone 5Z  with its 6.2-inch display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and 90% screen-to-body ratio packed in a 5.5-inch frame, delivering a more cinematic experience for viewing any content without compromising comfort and ease of use. It’s also the first Zenfone to feature the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform with AIE, along with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The phone also benefits from Qualcomm’s X20 modem, delivering jaw-dropping speeds, along with Bluetooth 5 for use with…

After numerous rumors, leaks, and speculations, ASUS has finally unveiled the newest iteration of its popular Zenfone lineup, the ASUS Zenfone 5. Note: All photos in this article are of a pre-production Zenfone 5 unit. An All New Design Sporting an all new design, the Zenfone 5 now has a 6.2-inch FHD+ Full Screen display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and in a 5.5-inch body, resulting to an astonishing 90% screen-to-body ratio. According to ASUS, this display is also optimized for the upcoming Android P which can take advantage of the form factor. It can smartly turn itself on/off, adjust its color temperature, and stay bright as long as you’re looking at it. The glass at the back is reminiscent of the Zenfone 3, which was a really beautiful device for its time, except that it looks more seamless with the sticker gone. The dual camera module is now placed…

Today, we’re going to see how the new ASUS Zenfone 5’s design stacks up to the competition. We’re going to look at all sides, and try to give an impression of how it feels to work with and hold this device in your hand. Unfortunately, the unit we used for this overview is a pre-production sample, so those who want to see benchmarks and first camera samples will have to wait until we get our hands on a retail unit. ASUS Zenfone 5 Specs Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core processor with ASUS AI Boost 4GB/6GB of RAM, 32GB/64GB of storage expandable via microSD card (Up to 2TB) 6.2-inch FHD+ 19:9 IPS display with 2.5D Gorilla Glass, 90% Screen-to-Body Ratio, AI Display 12MP + 8MP rear cameras, Sony IMX363, f/1.8 Night HDR, OIS, EIS, PDAF, 4K Video Recording, RAW File Support 8MP front camera, f/2.0, 120° wide-angle lens Fingerprint scanner, Face Recognition…

Marcel Campos, ASUS’ Head of Global Marketing Operations posted a very interesting photo in his Instagram account.  Based on the hashtags, the photo seems to reveal the back of an unannounced device, possibly the Zenfone 5 (or the Zenfone 5 Lite?) The phone seems to utilize the same design language as the Zenfone 3, with glass at the back. There’s also what looks like a dual camera module that only slightly protrudes, a fingerprint sensor, bottom firing speakers, and a USB Type-C port. Based on historical data, the Zenfone 5 will most likely have an 18:9 display, and a high mid-range chip like the Snapdragon 660. Chances are it will also run on the new ZenUI 4.0 which introduced new features like Face Unlock, and the SelfieMaster app. Add to that are several photos that, If we were to make a guess, were also taken by the same phone. There…

ASUS has been showing hints of its upcoming Zenfone 5 smartphones. And while an announcement is apparently on its way at MWC this month, a render of possible one of the devices has been spotted from a manufacturer’s manual, and named X00PD. The image shows what seems to be an 18:9 display along with a dual camera setup along with a microUSB port, which suggests that this may not be the flagship device, but perhaps more of the entry level or even a lower-mid range offering. If anything, it looks like the Zenfone Max Plus, only that the dual rear cameras are now in a vertical position. Anyway, the company’s announcement is scheduled on February 27, and we’re very excited to see the new device or devices that they have in store for us. Source via

Tokyo Game Show Special Coverage

Tokyo Game Show 2018

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Witness this year’s biggest gaming convention in Asia, the Tokyo Game Show 2018. This September 19, our team will fly to Tokyo, Japan, to be part to TGS 2018. Special thanks to our brand partners Huawei Mobile, PLDT Home, Smart Communications and Cherry Mobile for making this coverage possible.

The Gadget Pilipinas Team was given access to a press briefing with Hidetaka Miyazaki, Director from From Software and a bit of hands-on gameplay. Here’s our take on the hands-on gameplay and the insights from the press interview. We also  figured a listicle is in order to rundown why this game will match the hype surrounding it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aW5nJDiaWf4 Here’s our Top 5 reasons why “Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice” is to die for. 1) The game is Tenchu-inspired If you’ve played any of the Tenchu games in previous game consoles, you know that the use of the grappling hook to set-up a one-slash-stealth kills from above is a hallmark of the series. Zipping to rooftops and treetops will be the go-to move in this game to get rid of sentries. And yes, those ever-so glorious decapitations and dismemberments with the stealth kill are present. 2) Casual or hardcore can play From…

Heads-up, Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) players. The PES game you’re playing on your phone is going to get a major upgrade. For starters, the visuals will get a major overhaul and will be using Unreal Engine 4 – the same graphics engine used in triple A games for consoles and PCs. With the use of Unreal Engine 4, PES will be inching closer to how it looks versus its console port. It Next, over 3,000 new animations, improved player AI with every playstyle accounted for, and realistic ball movements has been optimized for fans to enjoy the ultimate soccer game. And lastly, 10 new league licenses from Europe, South America and Asia have been added, including Japan’s J. League. The best part? Despite these updates,  Winning Eleven 2019 is still free-to-play (with in-game purchases). PES 2019 promises to give a life-like behavior of the beautiful game and should take competitive mobile…

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