Asus launched 3 mobile phones together Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro (INR 24999), Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Dual Cam (INR 14999), and Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie (INR 9999). Different mobiles for different segments of customers. They were all different mobiles but each mobile was made focussing majorly on selfie centric mobile. In this write up we are going to review Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie.
- Dual Sim, VoLTE, 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi
- Octa Core, 1.4 GHz Processor
- 3 GB RAM, 32 GB inbuilt
- 3000 mAh Battery
- 5.5 inches, 1280 x 720 px display
- 13 MP Rear + 13 MP Front Camera
- Memory Card Supported
- Android, v7.1
- Fingerprint sensor
As I mentioned earlier all the three phone under the category of Zenfone 4 was selfie centric, let’s start the review with the camera performance.
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie has 13 MP front and 13 MP rear camera. Both the front and rear cameras are together with a flashlight. This improvement is actually a great thumb up especially for all the selfie lovers, Snapchatters, or Instagrammers. ZenFone 4 Selfie has a Softlight LED flash that delivers the perfect amount of fill light — just like in studio — softening your skin’s texture and bringing out true skin tones to make you shine like a superstar in every selfie.
Starting with the Rear camera. The rear camera actually did a great job both in good and low light conditions. Phase detection autofocus helps you get the shot you want, helping you get sharper, in-focus photos, even when shooting difficult moving subjects. The rear camera also comes with a pro mode. While handling the pro mode you might feel like handling the settings of DSLR camera. Pro-mode helps you to play with ISO, shutter speed, focus etc. There is an actually impressive range of shutter speed present from 1/1000 to 32 seconds. With the ability to shoot with such long exposures, you can capture gorgeous light trails or stunning night-sky photographs like those traditionally shot with DSLR cameras. The rear camera also comes with multiple modes which allow doing some creativity with our clicks. Super Resolution mode automatically combines photos to achieve one 52MP photo with stunning detail, GIF Animation adds an entertaining twist to shooting movies, and Panorama and Selfie Panorama mode lets you capture stunning 270° landscape photos. Finally, the portrait mode which is in fashion nowadays is also available in this under 10K phone.
Now coming to the selfie camera. Asus selfie master technology is actually a trendsetter. The Asus Zenfone Selfie 4 comes with a 13 MP selfie camera together with soft light LED. So no more fear of dark pictures in low light. Softlight LED flash delivers the perfect amount of fill light, giving your selfies a softer look with true skin tones and a glowing complexion. With ASUS SelfieMaster technology, you could instantly retouch your selfies, removing blemishes, balancing facial features, and more to create a flawless look. The portrait mode feature available for the front camera creates a great depth of field effect blurring the background to make you stand out. Now you can take selfies that look like they were shot by a pro and represent your own style. Everybody is aware of the beauty mode but the live beauty mode is actually a great advantage to people who want to go live on social media.
Coming to the final view I would say this under 10K phone does a super job under this segment. Anyone who uses one’s camera lot and has a tight budget should not look further. Asus Zenfone Selfie 4 is going to deliver what you want.
Look and Feel:
With a visually frameless 2.5D curved glass display, ZenFone 4 Selfie strikes the perfect balance between beauty and comfort. The metallic finish of the body does provide a premium look to the phone and you won’t hesitate to show off in your circle. The Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie ZB553KL mobile features a 5.5″ (13.97 cm) display with a screen resolution of HD (720 x 1280 pixels). In the front on top you find 13 MP camera, sensor and Softlight LED flash. Volume rockers and power button are available on the right side of the phone. On the left border of the Phone, we have sim card and microSD card slot. It is a dual sim phone. With 2 sim slots and 1 microSD card slot is really a great advantage. There are plenty other brands which give you option of 2nd sim or microSD card. You can’t function both on those phones. The dual Speaker system is provided at the bottom of the body. The charging slot has been sandwiched between the volume holes. The top of the body contains the earphone slot for 3.5mm jack. The back side of the phone has a LED flash followed by the 16MP camera. There are concentric circles detained around the 16MP rear camera lens, which shimmers with a radiant luster when viewed from different angles. This actually gives a classy look to your phone. The home button is at the bottom of the front panel that doubles up as a fingerprint sensor. Two capacitive touch buttons are placed on either side of the home button.
To match your unique style, ZenFone 4 Selfie offers premium design in every detail and comes in four gorgeous colors: Sunlight Gold, Rose Pink, and Deepsea Black.
Lookwise you can,t beat this phone under its category. Though nowadays it’s a fashion of bezel-less phone but apart from that this phone is class.
The Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie runs on Android v7.1.1 operating system. The device is powered by Octa core, 1.4 GHz, Cortex A53 processor paired with 3 GB of RAM. ZenFone 4 Selfie features a powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor that provides superb performance and power efficiency to let you capture selfies faster and keep you shooting longer. A fingerprint sensor on the front is perfectly positioned for the way you hold your phone and unlocks ZenFone 4 Selfie in a fraction of a second, providing the perfect blend of security and convenience. The phone is good with multitasking and we did not experience lags or shutters while switching between tabs. Asus has added all the basic sensors such as an accelerometer, proximity, and gyroscope. All the basic connectivity options such as 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, and micro USB port.
The Asus Zenfone Selfie 4 comes with 3000 mAh battery which is sufficient for this phone. Though I am not a heavy gamer, the battery life sailed through the day with one full charge.
ZENUI 4.0 Simpler, faster and even smarter than ever, ASUS ZenUI 4.0 features a new visual design and keeps only the essential apps. It works faster thanks to quicker response across the board too. For more about ZENUI 4.0, check out this link.
Overall the phone is a complete package together with its premium look under this price range. If you are selfie lover and have a tight budget too, my suggestions go for this. Also if you have any flagship phone and want some budget secondary phone. This will solve all your problem. You can also gift it to your loved ones without getting a hole in your pocket.