The driving spirit behind the ZenFone 4 Series is our deep love of photos. We love photos that capture life's precious moments, and in this gallery you'll see how passionate photographers have discovered, captured and shared these unique moments in their journeys around the world. ZenFone 4 Series — We Love Photo.
Poon Wai Nang
In 2004, Yi-Fan started his career as a travelling photographer. Yifan believes in exploring unfamiliar surroundings and he enjoys meeting new people through his photography. He's published two books: “Make Friends with our World Through the Camera” and “Participate in Creating a Better World, One Photo at a Time.”
“The brand-new dual cameras on ZenFone 4 Series can be switched to different focal lengths with a single button — it's really straightforward, and fast! With the enhanced light sensitivity of the sensor, ZenFone 4 Series is very effective at capturing more light, and HDR mode captures clear detail even in backlit or high-contrast environments. ZenFone 4 Series also has a slow-motion mode that records videos at high speed and plays them back at a much slower speed. It's a really enjoyable and fun feature!”
Kyo is a man who has walked to the North Pole 14 times, chased aurorae for almost 200 nights, and explored over 50 countries. He has won over 300 awards over the past eight years, including:
- PX3 (Prix de la Photographie Paris)
- IPA (International Photography Awards)
- MIFA (Moscow International Foto Awards)
- IPPA (iPhone Photography Awards)
- Sony World Photography Awards
- Won two gold medals and two bronze medals in 2017 PX3 and MIFA professional entries using photos taken by ZenFone 3
“As well the brilliant low-light performance — introduced in the ZenFone 3 Series — ZenFone 4 now lets me capture the wide beauty of the Earth, effortlessly. Whether I'm walking the streets of Old Havana at midnight, speeding down the picturesque golden Alaska Highway, or chasing my favorite aurora in the freezing cold, I can preserve every heart-touching moment with a single shot.”
Hiroki Inoue was born in Sapporo, Hokkaido in 1979 and graduated Sapporo-Minami high school, Niigata University and finished Tohoku Gakuin University Graduate school, Course of Law. He started to take scenery photos after coming back to Hokkaido and has been creating beautiful landscape studies including animals, mainly the Ezo red fox. Among the recent awards and honors he has achieved the National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year 2016 Nature First Prize. In his work A Wild Fox Chase, he has questioned the relationship between nature and human society. He has recently worked with the Japanese Airline Company AIRDO, which connects Hokkaido and the Japanese mainland, and his photos have been used not only by Japanese media but also in global advertisements.
“ZenFone 4 has a fingerprint sensor and cameras that blend perfectly into the body design. The smooth and luxurious texture is enchanting, and I never tire of it! My favorite feature is the dual camera system with its standard and wide-angle lenses — this lets me choose different viewpoints for a wide variety of photo styles. I feel like I have a pocket-size DSLR! Another striking feature is how bright the world looks through the F1.8 wide-aperture lens (or F1.7 in ZenFone 4 Pro). This has about 5x-better light sensitivity than previous models, and also is much less noisy. It's an impressive evolution from “not a pretty sight” to “wonderful!”, and I'm delighted with the high-resolution, low-noise performance in all situations. As well as the impressive camera hardware, I've been surprised by the great CPU performance when I do photo editing. With just my ZenFone 4, I can create fabulous archives of my memories and share them in superb quality!”
Pierre Caillault is a French street and landscape photographer based in Tokyo (Japan), actively involved in the fascinating TokyoStreetView project (www.tokyostreetview.com). Pierre's pursuit of the perfect street and landscape images has taken him mainly around Asia for well over a decade now. The visual artistry of his photographs is born of a keen eye for details and unique approach to his subject, whether in or out of the city. Pierre's style is both unequaled and unmistakable. His talent for unique rare captures of light and atmosphere inspire his portfolio with a sense of the poetry, mystic and bold.
“Working with the ZenFone 4 series is a delight. The “camera part” of the smartphone offers good, fast and stabilized optics associated to top notch sensors making it easy to capture the right moment on the street or in the countryside. The ability to use the “Pro” mode to take full manual control of the camera helps dealing with almost every situation, and allows to record RAW pictures. The ZenFone 4 itself with its powerful Snapdragon processor is more than enough to edit those RAW pictures “on the go”, almost as well as on a desktop. What a powerful combination in a single ZenFone!”
A master photographer who shoots commercial, wedding and studio portraits. Peter is a producer, director and host of the Behind the Lens interview series. He's a member of UK Master Photographers Association and is the 2011 winner of the organization's Far East Open award. Peter served as judge of the Canon Photo Marathon between 2009 and 2011, and has been inducted into the Canon EOS Hall of Fame in Malaysia. Also, he is ASUS Malaysia ZenFone brand ambassador.
“The new ZenFone 4, represents the new generation of ASUS mobile devices, with highly innovative features and yet offering more value-for-less money. One of the first few camera phones to offer a super wide-angle camera, ZenFone 4 covers a massive 120 degrees in the secondary rear camera, I can now capture wider vistas that are unparalleled! ZenFone 4 continues an amazing legacy of great ZenFones by having an amazing battery life that lasts longer than similar capacity phones.”
Kelvin Yuen was still a student at Hong Kong Baptist University when one of his photographs won a National Geographic Contest. Not only was it a huge achievement for someone his age, but even more staggering was that he had only picked up a camera few years prior. His winning shot was taken of Kowloon Peak, a 602-metre tall mountain in one of Hong Kong's country parks, which is close to where he lives. His panache for landscape photography has since caught the eye of the Hong Kong Tourism Board, which uses his services as a photography consultant.
“ZenFone 4 camera performance is out of my expectation in normal smartphone, as it provides long exposure function which can take high quality night view photo and it contains wide angle and standard lens for change to increase flexibility during shooting in different environments whatever narrow or wide area.”
Poon Wai Nang
Poon has worked as a photographer for many tourism organizations and administrations of various countries, airlines and international resorts. He is a volunteer photographer for Oxfam Hong Kong which is an international development and anti-poverty organization. Being a travel writer owning a travel column, Poon regularly contributes articles and content to various newspapers, magazines and social media. He is also a presenter for radio introducing travel.
“ZenFone 4 has double lenses and ultra-wide lenses which are good assistants for my creative work. I also like its slow stutter speed and low ISO which is great for night photography.”
Pace is a Japan-travel lover, travel guide book writer and blogger.
“ZenFone 4 has excellent performance with superb photo quality. Light weight and ultra-wide camera are perfect for traveler.”
Tugo Cheng is a Hong Kong based fine art photographer and professional architect. Influenced by his architectural background, he pays special attention to the order and rhythm in landscape and the visual impact of photography. With intent to raise awareness for conservation, he has focused on the unique yet volatile landscapes of China in the past decade, and published the book “Discovering China” which covers some of his award-winning works. Capturing the abstract and poetic compositions in South China coast, his seascape series “Coastal Geometries” received enormous recognition worldwide and earned him the title International Discovery of the Year 2016. Exploring life and cityscape of Hong Kong from new perspective, he published and exhibited his aerial series “City Patterns” in the same year and was featured extensively by media such as CNN, National Geographic Magazine, Wall Street International and South China Morning Post.
“The standard and zoom lenses of ZenFone 4 Pro offer great potential for compositions, whereas top-grade sensors and RAW capacity enhance the output quality. The manual settings also give photographers the flexibility that unlock their creativity and imagination. From hardware to software, the phone is literally a pocket-size camera designed for serious mobile photographers.”