ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5- A Budget Smartphone For Beauty Bloggers
Every Beauty Blogger knows that a smartphone with great camera is essential to this profession/hobby because our job deals with communicating product finishes, looks, and textures. Before, great smartphone with great camera = iPhone, but recent advancements in smartphone technology have made great features more accessible and affordable; finally, Beauty Blogging is not only a hobby exclusive to those with money to spare!
If you're a beauty blogger on a budget, you only need to save a few thousand bucks - specifically P8,995.00 - to own this budget- friendly smartphone that will be your best friend in Beauty Blogging: ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5. Let me tell you why it's the perfect smartphone for every beauty blogger on a budget.
ASUS Zenfone Laser 2 has a 5.5 in. screen, Corning Gorilla Glass (scratch- resistant, yo!), and has a 178- degree wide angle; I like how this smartphone offers a wide viewing experience - gives me a better perspective on my flatlay and FOTD shots; for a less than 10k smartphone, it offers an 8MP auto focus/dual color flash back camera and 5MP/Dual color flash/f./20 aperture/wide angle pano selfie 85- degrees front camera; the pixel levels are good enough to give you a decent- looking photo. It has a smaller, easy to grip body compared to ASUS Zenfone 2 Selfie yet it doesn't feel small, thanks to its 5.5 in. screen.
Now let's get this unit working on my beauty blogging- related photos:
5MP's looking fine! This photo is taken under daylight and look how the front camera captured the color of my blush and lipstick perfectly and truthfully without any underlying hues. The Auto Focus feature allows the front camera to focus quickly, in about 0.03 seconds, thus I save more time and capture more photos.
Front Camera, Beautification Mode
Beauty Bloggers are always expected to look good, but sometimes, our skin won't cooperate! In times when your skin is acting up, switch on the Beautification mode; it will give your skin an instant smoothing action!
This smartphone also works best when covering beauty events or your personal beauty adventures; I took this smartphone on a spin at Benefit and took photos of me while having my brows groomed:
Photo edited using the smartphone's editing tools
Photo too dark? This smartphone has ample editing tools to give you that IG or blog- worthy photo.
How does it fare when shooting videos? Take a look:
It takes okay videos and focuses fairly quickly, which is good enough for IG, although I find its internal microphone a bit weak and sound plus video should be tweaked upon editing if you're going to upload it on Youtube or blogs; on the bright side, you can focus on a subject with just a tap during filming. Btw, this unit I have has 32gb storage and can create a 1 hour HD video!
The photos and videos have high resolution, which allows you to edit them according to your preference and needs.
Here are the other neat features of this mobile phone:
- runs on Qualcomm and quad- core Snapdragon S410
- dual sim
- 32gb storage
And here are the other cool things you can do with it:
While some may argue that this isn't the most budget- friendly mobile phone out there, in the realm of Beauty Blogging where quality photos are a must and gadgets that most Bloggers swear by can cost an arm and leg, ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5 is quite a steal already given its performance, features, and the quality of photos it gives; if you're just starting out as a Blogger or you're on a budget, this is a pretty neat smartphone to consider!
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