It’s been half a year since Asus announced its return to form and going “Back to 5” with the launch of the new Zenfone 5 lineup. It was a big win for the Taiwanese company’s mobile division and a return to form that really rekindled our (more importantly, the fans of the brand) faith in the company that offering “Empowered Luxury for All”. One of the phones the company announced in Barcelona during Mobile World Congress was the Asus Zenfone 5Q or Zenfone 5 Lite.
With all the mid-range phones have popped up since that time, we decided to take another look at the Zenfone 5Q during a recent trip to Taiwan to recall what its quad camera setup could do; especially since it received a nice price cut recently.
Looks As Good As Ever
One thing that struck us when we first dusted off the box and put our SIM card in the unit was how remarkable the build quality of the 5Q. Despite being one of the early players in the market, it’s still easily one of the best-looking devices in its segment and the use of premium materials is definitely a boon to the device.
It’s true. You’re not getting any flashy gradients of facets with this device but it can hold its own with its simple elegance.
Four Cameras with a Difference
One thing we really like about how Asus does dual camera setups is the fact that they don’t just pop on a secondary shooter to help get that bokeh effect. Their secondary cameras serve a purpose and give you more flexibility when taking shots. You have a competent main shooter on both sides with the secondary camera being an 8-megapixel camera with a wide-angle lens. This means you can get more of the scenery in the frame of just have an easier time taking selfies with a bunch of your friends.
Let’s have a look at some of the sample photos we took during our quick trip.
There’s definitely more to taking photos than just having that software assisted bokeh effect and we really appreciate how Asus does dual camera setups. It really sets them apart from the part since there are only a few players that actually couple a main shooter with one with a wider field of view; especially in the mid-range arena.
If you like traveling, hiking, or anything that’ll take you to the great outdoors, the Asus Zenfone 5Q (or any of Asus’ Zenfone lineup that utilizes a dual camera setup) is a good option to help you take in the sights to share with your friends on social media.
You can check out our review of the Zenfone 5Q down below as well as some of the shots we’ve taken with the device in the past.