Asus launched the Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML) in India last month that starts at Rs. 14999. Both the 2GB RAM and 4GB RAM variants have the same 13-megapixel rear camera from Toshiba with f/2.0 aperture, 5-element Lens, Blue Glass IR-filter and Dual-Color Real Tone Flash. It has a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, 85-degree Field of View, 5-element Lens and 140-degree Selfie Panorama.
It has a Pixelmaster 2.0 camera. It has several modes such as (Auto, Manual, Super Resolution, Time Lapse, Effect, HDR, Panorama, Night, Low light, Selfie, Miniature, Depth of field, Smart remove, All smiles, Beautification and GIF animation). We had already seen most of the features in the Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 6, but some features such as Manual mode (to adjust white balance, Exposure, ISO and Shutter speed manually with live preview) and Super Resolution (Captures 4 13MP images and proceses into a 52MP image) are new. The front-facing camera has beauty mode and new modes such as Effect, Selfie Panorama, Low Light, and Time Lapse.
Daylight shots are decent, but the images have highlights and are over saturated. Thanks to the f/2.0 aperture, macro shots came out pretty good. HDR shots and the 52MP high-resolution images were good, but you need to hold the phone steady, otherwise the shots end up blurry. The Low light mode uses different image-processing techniques to reduce noise and boosts color contrast, but it reduces the image size to 3-megapixel. Even though low-light mode captures more details, these still have noise. Flash is not overpowering, and the dual-tone flash helps to offer accurate skin tone, the images have a lot of noise. Overall, the Zenfone 2’s camera does a decent job for the price, but it’s not the best.
Check out the camera samples (Click the image to view the full resolution sample).
It can record videos at 1080p resolution at 30fps. Thanks to the secondary microphone, audio is decent. The video quality is also average without much