As of writing there are already an army of Asus ZenFone users from every corner of the country, a large number of Asus ZenFone-related online community from major digital platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Forums etc. And to celebrate this success and to recognize and honor these ZenFone users not just for buying and endorsing the products to their friends and families but also for sharing supports with each other, Asus is holding a quarterly Zen Fans Gathering in the Philippines. They just had one in Davao city last week and I was one of the lucky invited attendees at this event.
When it comes to affordable-yet-powerful-and-beautiful smartphones, it's no doubt that Asus is one of those brand names you will see at the top of every list. Ever since Asus introduced the very first smartphone to offer a massive 4GB of RAM, it has taken every smartphone market in the world by storm. Even Asus itself through its CEO Jerry Shen confirmed these facts at the recent ZenFestival in Manila during the official launch of ZenFone 2 Deluxe, Selfie and Laser. Not only that, every smartphone enthusiast I personally know knows what a hell of a device a ZenFone is, even if they don't use Asus. And that's how you know a particular product is a success.
This fans gathering ( some are even calling it friends gathering event) last Saturday, September 26, 2015 was held at one of the newest restaurants here in Davao city called Rekado. This was actually the second time Asus has held this kind of get together in the city, the first one took place last July and was dubbed "Asus PixelMaster Party". Sadly I was not able to attend. I knew it was a fun-filled activity for ZenFone users, and now that I also own a ZenFone 2 phone and really wanted to attend happenings like this, I made sure that I would be there. Thanks to our friends over at DavaoGeekHub.com for the heads up.
So what happened during this fellowship event? Some of the highlights, aside from a great set of food courtesy of Rekado, were discussions about the newest members of the ever-growing ZenFone lineup which are the ZenFone 2 Deluxe, 13MP front and back-equipped ZenFone Selfie and the ZenFone 2 Laser smartphones and of course additional talks, tips, tutorials and Q&As about the current Asus Zen UI. Games and Asus freebies were also part of the agenda.
At the event we met people from Asus Philippines who successfully conducted the event and made us ended the day wanting more of these kinds of celebration in the future. These people are Eason De Guzman Jr Digital Marketing Head and Lead Trainer at Asus and Editor-in-Chief at HungryGeeks.ph , Adrian Chua and Nikko James ZenTalk leaders and forum moderators.
This ZenFestival Davao event kicked off with the introduction of new ZenFone devices and some video presentations from the Asus company led by Eason De Guzman Jr himself. Then followed by Nikko James talking about the Zen UI, did some demos using the ZenFone camera features, other device functionalities and, together with Eason, answered several questions from Zen users at the venue. Adrian Chua, a ZenTalk leader, was also busy attending to other attendees and my fellow Davao-based bloggers' inquiry about the devices. Adrian even showed us and let us use some of the new ZenFone smartphones they had that day like the ZenFone 2 Deluxe, ZenFone Selfie and ZenFone 2 Laser together with other ZenFone 2 models. See the photos below I took from the event.
|Eason De Guzman introducing us the new ZenFones and the ZenTalk community forum with a video presentation (which is embedded above)|
|Some won a Zenny stuffed toy|
|ZenTalk moderator Nikko James talking about the camera features of ZenFone|
|Question and Answer portion with Eason De Guzman|
|Zenny plushies and selfie sticks awaiting their winners|
|Me and the new Asus ZenFone 2 Deluxe|
|Thanks to Rekado and Asus for this wonderful event and super tasty food|
|Rekado is located along Jacinto Street, Davao City|
|Just before the group selfie|
|The ultimate ZenFestival Davao group selfie. (Image credit to Eason De Guzman of Asus Philippines)|
|Of course Davao bloggers' own Zennies, awesome! A huge thanks to Asus : )|
Just a quick additions, Zenny is the official Asus mascot that was revealed during ZenFestival Manila. Eason De Guzman told us that this Zenny plush toy is a real and official product of Asus and only 500 units are released in the Philippines. This means, we are some of the 500 owners of this Zenny stuffed toys in the country, cool right?
Now if you are an Asus ZenFone user who wants to meet the amazing ZenFans community and share tips and experience with other users, you may join the official ZenTalk PH Forum here where great freebies and prizes await members or other Asus-recognized Facebook groups like Asus ZenFone Davao (Support), and Asus ZenFone 2 Philippines Community. And of course Asus PH Facebook Page.