ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie (Dual Camera Version) Review

Last month, ASUS rolls out ZenFone 4 Selfie (Dual Camera Version) in India. ZenFone 4 Selfie (Dual Camera Version) features dual front-facing cameras, including a high-resolution, 20MP main selfie camera with an ƒ/2.0 aperture and 8MP 120° 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. In addition to its dual selfie cameras, ZenFone 4 Selfie (Dual Camera Version) features a rear 16MP camera with LED flash to let users capture every precious moment with vivid clarity and stunning detail. Its phase-detection autofocus system works in just few seconds to help ensure that users get the shot they want, every time. Additional camera features include Pro mode that enables exposures of up to 32 seconds, and Full-HD video recording with electronic image-stabilization (EIS) for detailed, shake-free videos.

ZenFone 4 Selfie (Dual Camera Version) is available in four beautiful colors: Sunlight Gold, Rose Pink, and Deepsea Black.

ZenFone 4 Selfie Specification

Screen: 5.5-inch IPS display

Front Camera: 20 MP

Back Camera: 16 MP

Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430

GPU: Adreno 505

RAM: 4GB

Internal Storage: 64GB

External Storage: Supports up to 2TB

Battery: 3000mAh

Design

The ZenFone 4 Selfie features a lightweight, beautifully slim, polycarbonate shell that has a metallic finish and a unibody construction. Its display’s glass features ‘2.5D’ contouring at the edges which blends it perfectly into the chassis and provides a comfortable grip. It also has one of the slimmest bezels of any smartphone at only 1.65mm, giving it one of the highest screen-to-body ratios too at 74.2%. The frame around the rear camera lens has an engraved detailing that shimmers with a radiant luster when viewed from different angles.

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Triple card slot:

Dual SIM + Dedicated Micro-SD card slot – With this, users will never have to struggle between using 2 SIM connections and using a MicroSD card at the same time. The ZenFone 4 Selfie allows two SIM cards AND a storage card to be used simultaneously. The SIM card slots support 4G connections up to 150 Mbps and the MicroSD card slot supports SDXC cards up to 2TB – the highest planned capacity for microSD cards to date.

Display

The display of the ZenFone 4 Selfie (Dual Camera Version) is composed of 5.5-inch HD IPS LCD (1280 x 720).

Hardware & Battery

The ZenFone 4 Selfie (Dual Camera Version) features a superb sleek design with Metallic back-finish featuring Nano-molding technology (NMT). On the front, it features a 0.3s fast fingerprint sensor that supports 5 fingers and detects fingerprints in all 360 degrees.

The ZenFone 4 Selfie features an Octa-core SoC from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 430. Paired with it is the fast Adreno 505 GPU that powers superb visuals for outright maximum gaming experience. It comes with 4GB of RAM with 64GB of internal storage. Battery inside this smartphone is 3000mAh, it is a non-removable battery. For Audio, the Zenfone 4 Selfie features a 5-magnet speaker. The loud-speaker loudness is further enhanced by a dedicated Outdoor mode, which boosts the Audio loudness significantly without hampering the audio fidelity.

Another notable physical feature of the ZenFone 4 Selfie is its home button that doubles up as a fingerprint sensor for rapid unlocking of the phone in 0.3 seconds, and can also be used for authentication by other apps. It lets up to five fingerprints to be registered, and it can detect them regardless of the direction of the fingers placed on it. So even if users accidentally misplace their ZenFone 4 Selfie, they need not worry about personal data loss.

The fingerprint sensor can also be configured to allow fingerprints to answer calls, or call specified contacts.

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Software

This smartphone comes with ASUS ZenUI 4.0.

New interface with Twin Apps feature

The overall Zen UI 4.0 interface is cleaner, more minimal and better-looking than ever, and allows users to find what they want faster than ever. With Twin Apps, users can easily create copies of the same app on their phones, so they can stay logged in to two accounts on the same app simultaneously! These may include social or messaging platforms to separate work and play, or two gaming accounts to boost player scores, reduce wait–to-play times or get faster upgrades.

Smart Gallery

The new Gallery is equipped with powerful AI tools that can organize your photos using facial recognition. Create your preferred groups of friends or family members, and Gallery will swiftly sort all group photos of the selected individuals into your predefined groups. Everything is done right on your device, without the need to upload your images to a cloud service.

Page Marker for Chrome browser

How many times have you saved an article to read later but could not remember where you saved it? Page Marker lets you save your articles and highlighted excerpts from your Chrome browser, and sync them on your smartphone, tablet, or computer so you can read them later on any device – even when you are offline.

Safeguard SOS

Safeguard is a useful personal safety app that lets the user’s friends and family track their path online whenever they send them their location. And if any dangerous situation develops, SOS mode can immediately call preset contacts or local emergency services as well as record the user’s conversation to help them stay safe.

Selfiemaster App

This smartphone comes with a selfie camera App, it is Selfiemaster App. This app is only used by front camera.

Photo & video beautification – This is a simplified version of the Beauty mode in the main selfie camera interface which only provides a 10-level skin whitening and blemish reduction feature. The results can be seen in real time before the selfie photo & video is taken.

BeautyLive – Allows the 10-level beautification option beautification video to be streamed live to Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and other popular livestream video social media platforms.

Photo Collage – Allows users to choose photos and lay them out in attractive templates for saving as collages.

Slideshow – Lets users quickly create a mini movie for sharing using their photos and videos.

Front Camera

It has two front-facing cameras with – each with its own special lens, so you get the best-looking selfies in any situation, alone or with friends. These include a superb 20-megapixel main front camera that produces exceptionally detailed selfies. Along with the main camera is a 120-degree wide angle 8MP second front camera that is ideal for large group self-portrait photos as well as selfies against vast landscapes.

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The ZenFone 4 Selfie has two cameras on one side, this is similar to how professional photographers use separate fixed focal length lenses with their DSLR cameras for the best possible quality, and to allow them to compose photos with different perspectives. The big difference of the ZenFone 4 Selfie is that its cameras faces the front, so that it can shoot perfect self or group portrait photos (wefies).

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The main selfie camera on ZenFone 4 Selfie features a very high 20 megapixel resolution, allowing users to shoot the most detailed selfies. ), the 20 megapixel (5140 x 3860px) main front camera of the ZenFone 4 Selfie produces photos that look much clearer and detailed on high resolution devices like monitors, and when printed on photo paper as large as A3 size.

The ZenFone 4 Selfie’s second front facing, 120-degree wide angle camera allows you to capture photos and videos that fit more of your environment into the frame, so you can include a scenic background in your shot or gather even more friends together and have fun taking wefies – without needing to use an inconvenient selfie stick.

Selfie Camera Mode

Beauty Mode – For users who love taking selfies and portraits, the Beauty Mode intelligently enhances the subject’s face with makeup-like effects including skin softening and brightening, blush and color correction, eye enhancement and even cheekthinning. The effects can be set to varying degrees and viewed in real time before saving as a selfie photo. The effects can also be used together with portrait mode. The mode also has a convenient, auto setting that applies these beautification effects automatically at the discretion of the smartphone, so the user can apply them in a single click.

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Other Selfie Enhancement Features

Artistic Selfie Filters – The ZenFone 4 Selfie allows selfie photos to be enhanced with a choice of eight Instagram-like filters: Greyscale, Warm, Hipster, Retro, Faded, Nostalgic, Vibrant and Blush. To activate them simply swipe left from the interface of any of the front facing selfie cameras.

Soft-light Flash – For even better selfies in low light, the ZenFone 4 Selfie offers a soft-light flash that gently illuminates the subject’s face by delivering just the perfect amount of fill light. Unlike overly-powerful conventional flashes that tend to over expose faces, this soft-light flash softens the subject’s skin texture and brings out true skin tones.

Front Camera Sample Images

Back Camera

The ZenFone 4 Selfie also has a highly-capable rear-facing camera. The rear camera has a class leading 16-megapixel resolution; provides extremely fast autofocusing with its phase detection autofocus (PDAF) system, Full-HD (1920 x 1080) video recording and can perfectly illuminate subjects in low light with the rear LED flash.

Modes

Super Resolution Mode – With the ZenFone 4 Selfie’s Super Resolution Mode, users can create an ultra-high resolution, 64 megapixel photo. It achieves this by using special image-processing techniques to capture and combine four 16MP photos to create a much larger single image with greater detail and less noise. This high resolution photo has the advantage of appearing clearer on higher resolution monitors, or when printed on larger format photo media A4 sized or larger.

GIF Animation Mode – Animated GIF images are simple animations composed of a repeating loop of sequential images. They are super easy and fun to create using the GIF Animation Mode. Simply shoot your subject in this mode and the camera will compile the photo sequence as an animated GIF image. The interface even allows you to modify the speed of the animation before saving.

Panorama Mode – The perfect mode for wide landscapes, Panorama allows users to pan the camera from one side of landscape to another while the camera automatically captures the separate frames and stitches them together to for a wide panoramic photo.

Pro Mode – A scene can be interpreted in many ways, and the phones’ auto or preset modes may not always render the photo you want. For this, the ZenFone 4 Selfie offers users the most comprehensive set of manual controls under its Pro Mode. Highlights of these settings include the 32-second slow shutter (the longest in the smartphone market) and the ability to choose between the main or wide angle cameras.

These manual controls make the ZenFone 4 Selfie a powerful tool for learning the fundamental skills of photography, and allowing users to creatively shoot scenes in many different interpretations.

Power Saving Time Lapse shooting – One of the most impressive features of the ZenFone 4 Selfie’s manual controls is the ability to shoot extended time-lapse videos. In this mode, the phone automatically shoots frames at preset intervals which are then compiled into a stop-motion-like video. What sets the ZenFone 4 Selfie apart is its ability to save power through a “power saving” mode in time lapse shooting – which is important as time-lapse videos can consume a lot of battery power to shoot. This mode saves power by lowering the screen brightness and also allows users to switch the phone into airplane mode allowing radios to be switched off.

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Verdict

ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie (Dual Camera Version) is a good device for camera loving people. It gives decent picture quality. If you are looking for any selfie smartphone in Rs. 15,000 segment, this smartphone is a good option.

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