Melissa C. Koh

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ASUS in Paris


Dear Paris (and Asus), why didn’t I discover you any sooner?

I always get stuck in a problem where I’ve an overwhelming number of photos to share after a trip. I always wonder how much is too much? I re-look at the entire album over and over again, and make sure that my eye for detail ensures that each and every single one I’m posting here (out of the 300 odd photos) are the best ones and the most worthy of sharing.

I recently returned from Paris, and there’s just so much content and pictorial excerpts that I wish to post.
I’ve received many requests to share about the cameras I’m using and about my hotel location as well as food recommendations and itinerary in Paris. I’m more than happy to help wherever I can, so feel free to ask away.
P.S. I’m just slightly jealous that you guys seeking recommendations must be in the midst of planning your upcoming Parisian Getaway. Kindly take me along, would you?

So to answer your first and biggest question: What camera do you use?
The answer: My new ASUS ZenFone 5!

I’m extremely convinced at the shots this powerful device can deliver. Here’s my proof:

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I would like to cross my heart and swear by the moon and stars that ALL the above photos are not edited or filtered in any way, but taken raw from my camera.


Thanking the kind souls from the ASUS team infinitely, for sending me their newly launched phone just in time before my departure. It was such a joy bringing along this wonderful device to capture my travels through this beautiful city.

The ZenFone 5 LTE has two built-in cameras, with the main 8-megapixel PixelMaster camera for professional-looking photos. This camera boasts a backside-illumination (BSI) sensor and wide-aperture f/2.0, 5-element lens with exclusive ASUS PixelMaster technology to capture images that are on par with most standalone digital cameras; while the 2-megapixel front camera comes with an f/2.8 lens. PixelMaster technology improves camera performance and comes with features like Selfie, Depth of Field, and Low-light modes as well as the Time Rewind burst mode.

I’m absolutely sold by the great photos this phone takes, especially under low-light conditions. Extremely value for money in my mind, I love that the ASUS has all the premium features that serve me functional in my day-to-day life.

Besides my raves about the camera, the 5″ HD 4G LTE Smartphone has an extremely fast and responsive Qualcomm Snapdragon Quad-Core Processor, with a all-new and exclusive mobile interface that’s extremely simple to get used to.
I especially love the “What’s Next” and “Do It Later” feature of the phone as it has been really helpful to me in my daily activities. I almost rely on it entirely for my to-do-list and reminders.

Light in weight but power-packed in performance, plus, tagged at an affordable price of less than $300, the ASUS is surely gonna be one popular device amongst many.

I am so privileged to be one of the first few to get my hands of this product ever since their recent launch.

Find the ASUS ZenFone 5 in Champagne Gold, Cherry Red, Pearl White and Charcoal Black at all three major mobile operators, ASUS brand stores, Best Denki, Challenger and Newstead stores from 30th of August 2014. It will also be available at the ASUS Official Online Store and Lazada as well.

There will be a “Flash Sale” on the ASUS Online Store at September 20th, 12:30PM. Head over then to catch some awesome deals!

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