ASUS Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro review: A boon to selfie enthusiasts ?

Selfie-centric smartphones seem to be the new trend that the smartphone makers are chasing. We have seen a lot of smartphones with top-of-the-line selfie shooters tucked in and Zenfone 4 Selfie 4 Pro is no different. By incorporating a 24MP front-facing dual camera setup seems ASUS means business.

Priced at Rs 23,999, the Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro brings high-end features to the table. The focus here, of course, is on selfies as it comes with company’s own ‘Selfie Master’ app and Portrait mode. Let’s see if you what this device has to offer apart from the high-quality selfies.

Design

The Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro is a lightweight smartphone weighing just 147 grams. It doesn’t feel heavy in hand but offers a premium look and feel. It comes with a metal unibody design featuring a home button integrated with a fingerprint sensor alongside two capacitive touch buttons. The bezels on the edges have been reduced and the curved Gorilla Glass adds charm to the overall design of the phone.

The rear panel houses the camera beside an LED flash. The ASUS branding has been engraved in the center. Overall, the Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro is a looker and has a good overall feel and comfort.

Display

The smartphone sports a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution, one that gives crisp videos and color reproduction while offering great viewing angles and vivid colors at the same time.

The screen is sharp with the default setting but oversaturated colors are something very common with the OLED panels. Users can customise the display setting by choosing from three modes –Bluelight filter, Super color, Standard, and users can also manually change screen’s saturation and hue. The sunlight legibility of the phone is good and the auto brightness setting works as a charm.

Camera

The biggest highlight of the Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro is its 24MP front-facing dual lens snapper. The setup comprises of one 24-megapixel DuoPixel lens of aperture f/1.8 and a 5-megapixel wide-angle lens of aperture f/2.2. On the rear panel, it has a 16MP camera.

The front-facing shooter is as good any rear dual camera setups we have seen on other flagships. The front camera is capable of taking DSLR-like pictures offering a bokeh effect. To accommodate more people in your selfie, the front camera features a wide-angle lens. The front camera also allows users to capture 4K videos at 30fps.

The rear camera also does its job decently and exposes pictures with ample amount of detail and limited noise. The rear camera provides good low-light shots as well with the balanced amount of colors.

Performance

The smartphone is powered by a Snapdragon 625 processor which is built using the 14nm process paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. The device is a smooth performer and you won’t notice any lag or stutter while using extensive apps or playing games. The device can handle multitasking with ease offering an impressive user experience.

The Zen UI 4.0 wrapped under Android 7.1.1 Nougat is heavily customised which puts a lot of strain of the chipset, but the processor manages to take the beating without showing signs of sluggishness. The smartphone draws power from a 3000mAh battery with support for quick charging.

The battery is capable of keeping the phone alive for more than a day, all thanks to the well optimised OS and the efficient processor. If you are a moderate user, the device will last for a day or two, but if you are a hardcore user, then you might end up finishing the fuel within 10-12 hours.

Verdict

Overall the Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro is brilliant device offering top-of-the-line features, a great selfie camera setup, a crisp display, and a decent battery reservoir. Although the phone offers such great features, it still feels a tad expensive at Rs 23,990. But if you are someone who loves to click selfies and can make good use of that feature, then you should definitely put your money on this one.

Author: Mobile Geek

Loves each and everything related to mobiles including but not limited to poor battery life, slow UI, low resolution display etc.

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