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Unbox Captures Batanes with the Asus Zenfone 3 Max

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ASUS brought a handful of media to Batanes from October 25 to 28 to take the ASUS Zenfone 3 camera out for a spin.  We visited many of its incredible views, ready to capture moments with our Zenfone 3 and since we raffled off the 5.5-Inch variant of the Zenfone 3, ASUS Philippines was nice enough to lend me a Zenfone 3 Max. As a recap, here are its specs:

ASUS Zenfone 3 Max Specifications

  • 1.5GHz Quad-core MediaTek MT6737T processor
  • Mali-T720 MP2 GPU
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 5.2-inch HD IPS display, 2.5D glass, 1280 x 720 resolution
  • 32GB of expandable storage
  • 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • Dual SIM
  • 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, Fingerprint scanner
  • Android Marshmallow 6.0, ZenUI 3.0
  • 4100mAh battery

Disclaimer: I’m not a professional photographer but I think that the phone did exceptionally well in capturing the beauty of Batanes even in the hands of an amateur. It’s great for those who want to travel light and refuse to bring heavy photography equipment but still want quality pictures. Photos, after all, are the best souvenir from every trip.

Here are some unedited photos taken in Batanes:

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Taken at Marlboro Country, Batanes
The Valugan Boulder Beach is known for its long stretch of boulders due to Mt. Iraya's eruption in 400 AD.
The Valugan Boulder Beach is known for its long stretch of boulders due to Mt. Iraya’s eruption in 400 AD.
Taken near the Fountain of Youth in Batanes where one is believed to stay young upon bathing there.
Taken near the Fountain of Youth in Batanes where one is believed to stay young upon bathing there.
Showing you a selfie in case you're wondering what the front camera is like.
Showing you a selfie in case you’re wondering what the front camera is like.
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A cow enjoying the incredible view at the Basco Rolling Hills.
Remnants of an old settlement ravaged by a Tsunami in the 1950s.
Remnants of an old settlement ravaged by a Tsunami in the 1950s.
Taken on top of the Dipnaysuhuan Japanese Tunnel that served as a lookout spot and water reservoir during the Japanese occupation.
Taken on top of the Dipnaysuhuan Japanese Tunnel that served as a lookout spot and water reservoir during the Japanese occupation.
Night shot of Fundacion Pacita.
Night shot of Fundacion Pacita.
Obligatory sunset photo
Obligatory sunset photo
Obligatory "look back with arms raised" photo
Obligatory “look away from the camera with arms raised” photo
The Honesty Coffee Shop - where the overhead is low because there is no one manning the store.
The Honesty Coffee Shop – where the overhead is low because there is no one manning the store.
The Trek back from the Rolling Hills
The Trek back from the Rolling Hills
An attempt to capture the stars using the Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe
An attempt to capture the stars using the Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe

Here’s a time lapse video taken with an ASUS Zenfone 3 Max in HD.

I’d also like to note that the phone’s 4100 mAh battery was exceptional.  I didn’t have to charge in the middle of the day — compared to my usual daily driver, an iPhone 6 — despite the numerous pictures and videos I took during the trip. It really is a great companion to any travel destination.

Learn more about the Asus Zenfone 3 Max.

Read: ASUS Zenfone 3 Max Unboxing, Initial Review: Big Battery, High Fashion

Read: ASUS Zenfone 3 Max Review: More Than Just A Glorified Powerbank

Lea Cruz

A hardcore Star Wars fan, we’ve been calling Lea the Philippines’ Princess of Tech. She serves as the Lifestyle Editor at Unbox and the host for some of our YouTube videos.

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9 Comments

  1. uhmm di po pantay yung horizon mejo nka tagilid sna nag lagay po kayo ng grid na 3×3 para makita niyo kung ayos ba ang perspective.

    1. Thanks! I’m glad you noticed the captions. There’s so much to say about each place it deserves a separate post!

  2. Can you please give me link of uncompressed photos so that I could carefully analyze each pictures detail? ^_^ this would help me very much if you give me a link, thank you! 🙂

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