ASUS launched their new line up of smartphone this year and so far, three of them are selfie-centered devices. The ZenFone 4 Selfie is their latest take on the 2nd generation lineup of smartphones, the ZenFone Selfie, which they have launched in 2015. With the 13 MP rear camera and a front camera with flash, they make their rightful place in the market for being the first company to do such innovation.
ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie, the 4th generation selfie centric smartphone with dual front facing cameras
Skipping the 3rd generation lineup, they were able to work on something much better for their avid users. This year, they have their selfie camera smartphones with different variants and price range to cater different budgets for consumers.
Here is our first impression of the new ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie, with dual selfie front cameras: 20MP main camera, and an 8 MP 120°-wide angle lens capability.
What’s In The Box
ZenFone 4 Selfie features dual, front-facing cameras, including a high-resolution, 20MP main selfie camera and a 120° super wide-angle wefie camera. A Softlight LED flash delivers the perfect amount of fill light in low-light conditions, softening skin texture and bringing out true skin tones to make selfies look their best.
Users have additional photo-enhancement effects with the ASUS-exclusive SelfieMaster app, which applies beautification effects in real-time, letting users preview the results and even apply them while shooting video or live-streaming on their favorite social-networking sites.
In addition to its dual selfie cameras, the ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie smartphone features a high-resolution 16MP rear camera with fast, phase-detection autofocus for capturing every precious moment with vivid clarity and stunning detail.
Powered by the Snapdragon 430 Mobile Platform CPU, the smartphone has 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, a triple-slot tray that accommodates two SIM cards for dual data connections with speeds of up to 150Mbps and an additional MicroSD slot to expand storage by up to 2TB. Its convenient design lets users install both SIMs and a MicroSD card in one easy step.
In the box are the following:
ZenFone 4 Selfie with Android™ N and new ASUS ZenUI 4.0
ASUS ZenEar with microphone
Ejector pin (SIM tray needle)
USB power adapter
Documentation (user guide, warranty card)
Clear soft bumper
To test different kinds of environment condition, we collaborated with Johanna Marie Frejoles of beanintransit.com, a Cebu-based travel blogger. She recently went on an adventure in Samar and we let her try the camera of the ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie.
Using the 16MP rear camera in 80° field of view
Taking advantage of the 120° wide-angle front camera
A photo using the 16MP rear camera supported with minimal natural light
With the 120° wide-angle Selfie Mode
Due to the presence of the dual lens system in the front facing camera, Portrait Mode is available that enables an all-new depth-of-field effect by blurring the background to make the subject stand out. Aside from the Auto and Portrait Modes, camera options like Beauty, Super Resolution, HDR, Panorama, GIF Animation and Pro Mode are also in the settings.
Here are the technical specs of the ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie (ZD553KL):
|Finish / Color||Deepsea Black, Mint Green, Rose Pink, Sunlight Gold|
|Capacity||Internal storage: eMCP 64GB
MicroSD card: Supports up to 2TB
Google Drive: 100GB free space (1 years)
|Dimensions||155.66 mm (6.13 inches) x 75.9 mm (2.99 inches) x 7.85 mm (0.31 inches)|
|Weight||144 grams (5.08 ounces)|
|Display||5.5-inch IPS display
Front 2.5D curved glass display
1.65mm slim bezel
Bluelight filter for eye care
Capacitive touch panel with 10 points multi-touch (supports glove touch)
|Processor||CPU: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 430 Mobile Platform with 64-bit Octa-core Processor
GPU: Qualcomm® Adreno™ 505
|Main Front Camera||20 megapixels
31mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera
Softlight LED flash
Instant cameras switching
ASUS SelfieMaster technology for smart beautification in selfies, videos, and live streams
PixelMaster camera modes:
|Second Front Camera||8 megapixels
120° wide-angle camera
200% wider view for more friends and scenery in the frame
12mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera
|Rear Camera||16 megapixels
26mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera
80° field of view
Phase detection auto-focus
PixelMaster camera modes:
|Video Recording||1080p FHD video recording at 30 fps
3-axis electronic image stabilization for rear camera’s shake-free videos
Take still photo while recording video
|Audio||Speaker: 5-magnet speaker for louder sound and less distortion
Audio Output: Audio CODEC integrated into PMIC
Microphone: Dual internal microphones with ASUS Noise Reduction Technology
FM Receiver: FM radio
|Wireless Technology||WLAN 802.11 b/g/n
|Navigation||GPS, AGPS, GLO, BDS|
|SIM Cards||Triple Slots: Dual SIM & one MicroSD card
Slot 1: 2G/3G/4G Nano SIM Card
Slot 2: 2G/3G/4G Nano SIM Card
Both SIM card slots support 3G WCDMA / 4G LTE network band. But only one SIM card can connect to 3G WCDMA / 4G LTE service at a time.
Slot 3: Supports up to 2TB MicroSD card
|Network Standard||Data rate
LTE Cat4: UL 50 / DL 150 Mbps
DC-HSPA+: UL 5.76 / DL 42 Mbps
GSM (Bands 2, 3, 5, 8)
ASUS phone 4G/LTE band compatibility varies by region, please check compatibility with local carriers.
|Sensor||Front fingerprint sensor (0.3 seconds unlock, supports 5 fingerprints), Accelerator, E-Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor|
|Operating System||Android™ N with new ASUS ZenUI 4.0|
Did you know that you can help ASUS donate to Operation Smile for every selfie or wefie using your ZenFone 4 smartphones? Read more details about the #4TheSmile campaign from this blog.