Quite recently, Asus took the selfie market by storm with the launch of its ZenFone 4 Selfie trio. Out of the three selfie phones that it launched in India, the Asus ZenFone Selfie (dual camera version) strikes the perfect balance of competitive features and an aggressive price.
If you are a selfie-enthusiast trying to narrow in on the perfect selfie shooter, we tell you what makes the ZenFone 4 Selfie (dual camera version) the ultimate smartphone for you.
Let’s talk about the primary highlight first – ZenFone 4 Selfie (dual camera version) performance. To start with, the new ZenFone has powerful hardware to bolster its selfie. On the front, you will find a 20 megapixel (5140 x 3860px) main front camera, which is to say there are a ton of details in the clicked self-portraits – enough for them to retain their awesomeness when you view them on a bigger monitor or even print them on an A3 sheet.
This primary front camera is further aided by an 8MP sensor with 120-degree wide-angle lens. This essentially means that you can fit more in your selfies, including more people and the scenic backdrop, and also ditch that selfie stick.
The rear camera is no slouch either. On the back side, Asus employs a 16MP shooter that can lock focus in just 0.3 seconds and can also shoot electronically stabilized 1080p videos. Besides, you will find numerous shooting modes in the app that help with convenient operation irrespective of the lighting conditions.
Asus also provides with a soft-light LED flash on the front and real tone LED flash on the rear to ameliorate your low light photography woes.
The capable camera hardware on the ZenFone 4 Selfie (dual camera version) is duly matched by equally competent software. The portrait mode works on both front and rear cameras and facilitates capturing DSLR like creamy bokeh shots. Asus also has a subtle and effective beautification mode that works like a charm. It can detect and remove skin blemishes without going overboard.
The Selfie Master App includes features like Photo & video beautification, BeautyLive that can render real life beautification even when you are live on third party social media apps like YouTube and Facebook, Photo Collage, SlideShow, Artistic Selfie Filters, and more.
Coming to the looks of the smartphone; the handset brandishes a unibody finish. It’s quite light owing to its polycarbonate back panel that features a premium metallic finish. The 2.5D glass on the front and its slim profile further add to its look and feel. The device has a 5.5-inch HD IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1280X720 pixels.
The mellow color balance of the display makes it great for watching videos and enjoying short sessions of reading. Besides, you get to choose between three attractive colors – Rose Pink, Deepsea Black, and Sunlight Gold.
While most other selfie-first phones in this budget rely on up to 2 generation old MediaTek chipsets, the Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie (dual camera version) is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core paired with Adreno 505 GPU, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. Also, the phone comes with a dedicated card slot that lets you add up to 2TB of secondary storage.
The configuration is quite reassuring and your performance shall remain in pristine condition even after months of usage. The phone could handle heavy games and demanding tasks without breaking a sweat.
Moreover, the chipset is extremely light on battery. The 3000mAh battery on the ZenFone 4 Selfie consistently managed to last for one and half day with moderate to heavy usage, which is surprisingly good. The smartphone runs Android Nougat while the GUI on the device is Asus cultivated ZenUI 4.0.
The fingerprint sensor is located right where we prefer it (on the front) and is one of the fastest and most accurate sensors that we have come across till date.
Basics are well covered too. The ZenFone 4 Selfie (dual camera version) accepts two nano SIM cards and has 4G VoLTE support on both. The call quality was excellent in our area.
The ZenFone 4 Selfie (dual camera version) looks gorgeous, is easy to wield, and includes all the selfie hardware and software prowess an enthusiast could ask for. It beats contemporary selfie experts that are expensive and primarily competing in offline markets – both in terms of features and price. The bottom line is that if you are looking to buy or gift a selfie phone this festival season, the ZenFone 4 Selfie (dual camera version) feels like a great option.
Priced at INR 14,999/-, ASUS ZenFone 4 is available exclusively on Flipkart.