ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie Series – 3 new ZenFones for selfie lovers

The ZenFone Selfie series of ASUS has mid-range smartphones targetting young selfie lovers. Moving forward in this line, ASUS today launched three new selfie smartphones. These are ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro, ZenFone 4 Selfie (dual camera version), and ZenFone 4 Selfie.

Overall, these devices sound like a good package of specifications and features. They are reasonably priced and will be available exclusively on Flipkart, starting from 21st September.

All three phones focus on providing better selfies. They run on Android Nougat and will upgrade to Android Oreo. For User Interface, they have brand new ZenUI 4.0 which is less bloated and claims to be faster. They have less pre-installed apps than previous ZenFones. And they have the TwinApps feature which allows users to run two accounts on popular apps like Facebook, WhatsApp etc. Like other ZenFones, they also have Mobile Manager, Auto Start Manager, Gesture and Motion commands etc. These are excellent features that help in optimized performance and better user experience. They also have the SOS feature for emergency alerts. All three ZenFone 4 Selfie devices have fingerprint sensor on the front. They also have Blue Light Filter which helps in eye care.

ZenFone Selfie

Camera:

Camera has always been one of the highlights of ZenFones. It is even more important in ZenFone Selfie series phones. The highlight of ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro and ZenFone 4 Selfie dual camera version is that they have dual selfie camera and provide wider angle selfies (120 degree). So you can cover a greater area in your selfie, without a selfie stick. ZenFone 4 Selfie has Selfie Panorama mode for wider selfies (140 degrees). ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro is world’s first smartphone with 4k video recording by rear, as well as front camera. All three smartphones have Live beautification feature. Users can apply beautification while going live on Instagram, Facebook etc. (For camera specifications, scroll down to Specifications section).

Appearance:

All three ZenFone 4 Selfie smartphones have a good combination of specifications and features. They will run smoothly and give good user experience. However, to me they have nothing special to boast about in terms of looks. All three smartphones look the same. They have fingerprint scanner on the front. The edges are rounded. They are slim and light weight. But, they look very ordinary, and even a little outdated.

Specifications:

ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro

ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro

ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro: Priced at INR 23,999/ – and will be available exclusively on Flipkart, starting from 21st September.

Model ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro

(ZD552KL)

Colors Rouge Red, Sunlight Gold, Deepsea Black
Design 2.5D Corning® Gorilla® Glass for best screen protection

Premium metal design with 6.85mm thickness

1.7mm-slim bezel

147g weight

Front fingerprint sensor with 5 finger support

Display 5.5″ Full HD (1920×1080) AMOLED display

76.7% screen-to-body ratio

500 nits brightness for outdoor readability

Over 100% NTSC color gamut

Capacitive touch panel with 10-point multitouch (supports glove touch)

Blue-light filter for eye care

CPU Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 625 Octa-core 14nm processor, 2.0 GHz with FinFET LPP (Low Power Plus) power saving technology
GPU Adreno™ 506
RAM/ROM 4GB RAM / 64GB ROM
Main selfie camera 2X light sensitivity low-light photos*

ASUS SuperPixel Engine – exclusive image processor

24MP** DuoPixel camera technology

Sony flagship IMX362 12MP dual pixel image sensor – 1/2.55″ large sensor size, 1.4 µm large pixel size

f/1.8 aperture

4K UHD (3840 x 2160) selfie video

Softlight LED Flash

Instant camera switching

ASUS SelfieMaster technology for smart beautification in selfies, videos, and live-streams

 

* Compared to a typical camera with 16MP, f/2.0 & 1µm pixel camera

** 24MP (12MP x 2) DuoPixel Unit – Sony IMX362 12MP Dual Pixel sensor.

Second selfie camera 120° f/2.2 5MP super-wide-angle camera

200%-wider field of view for more friends and scenery in the frame

Rear camera f/2.2 16MP Sony® image sensor

ASUS SuperPixel Engine – exclusive image processor

LED real tone flash

Phase detection auto-focus

Video recording 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) video recording at 30fps

1080p HD video recording at 60fps

3-axis EIS for selfie and rear cameras

Take still photo while recording video

Wireless technology 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth® 4.2, Wi-Fi Direct
Connectivity Micro-USB 2.0, front fingerprint sensor (supports 5 fingers 360° recognition)
SIM cards Dual SIM, dual standby

Slot1: Nano SIM (2G/3G/4G)

Slot2: Nano SIM (2G/3G/4G) / MicroSD (supports up to 2TB)

Navigation GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDSS
Operating system Android 7 with ZenUI 4.0
Battery 3000mAh capacity with fast charging
Audio Hi-Res Audio 192kHz/24-bit standard

5-magnet speaker with NXP Smart Amp

DTS® for headphone support

Dual internal microphone with ASUS Noise Reduction Technology

 

ZenFone 4 Selfie (dual camera version)

ZenFone 4 Selfie (dual camera version)

ZenFone 4 Selfie (Dual Camera Version): Priced at INR 14,999/ -and will be available exclusively on Flipkart, starting from 21st September.

Model ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie

(Dual Camera Version)

(ZD553KL)

Colors Deepsea Black, Rose Pink, Sunlight Gold
Design Front 2.5D curved glass display

Premium metallic finished design

1.65mm-slim bezel

144g weight

Front fingerprint sensor with 5 finger support

Display 5.5″ HD (1280×720) IPS display

400 nits brightness for outdoor readability

Capacitive touch panel with 10 points multi-touch (supports glove touch)

Blue-light filter for eye care

CPU Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 430 Octa-core 64-bit processor
GPU Adreno™ 505
RAM/ROM 4GB RAM / 64GB ROM
Main selfie camera 20MP

f/2.0 aperture

Softlight LED Flash

Instant cameras switching

ASUS SelfieMaster technology for smart beautification in selfies, videos, and livestreams

Second selfie camera 120° f/2.4 8MP super-wide-angle camera

200%-wider field of view for more friends and scenery in the frame

Rear camera f/2.2 16MP

LED real tone flash

Phase detection auto-focus

Video recording Full HD at 30 fps video recording

3-axis EIS for rear camera

Take still photo while recording video

Wireless technology 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth® 4.0, Wi-Fi Direct
Connectivity Micro-USB 2.0, front fingerprint sensor (supports 5 fingers 360° recognition)
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

Slot 3: Supports up to 2TB MicroSD card

Navigation GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDSS
Operating system Android 7 with ZenUI 4.0
Battery 3000mAh capacity
Audio 5-magnet speaker for louder sound and less distortion

Dual internal microphone with ASUS Noise Reduction Technology

 

ZenFone 4 Selfie

ZenFone 4 Selfie

ZenFone 4 Selfie: Priced at INR 9,999/- and will be available exclusively on Flipkart, starting from 21st September.

Model ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie

(ZB553KL)

Colors Deepsea Black, Rose Pink, Sunlight Gold
Design Front 2.5D curved glass display

Premium metallic finished design

1.65mm-slim bezel

144g weight

Front fingerprint sensor with 5 finger support

Display 5.5″ HD (1280×720) IPS display

400 nits brightness for outdoor readability

Capacitive touch panel with 10 points multi-touch (supports glove touch)

Blue-light filter for eye care

CPU Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 430 Octa-core 64-bit processor
GPU Adreno™ 505
RAM/ROM 3GB RAM / 32GB ROM
Main selfie camera 13MP

f/2.0 aperture

Softlight LED Flash

Instant cameras switching

ASUS SelfieMaster technology for smart beautification in selfies, videos, and livestreams

Second selfie camera
Rear camera f/2.2 13MP

LED real tone flash

Phase detection auto-focus

Video recording Full HD at 30 fps video recording

3-axis EIS for rear camera

Take still photo while recording video

Wireless technology 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth® 4.0, Wi-Fi Direct
Connectivity Micro-USB 2.0, front fingerprint sensor (supports 5 fingers 360° recognition)
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

Slot 3: Supports up to 2TB MicroSD card

Navigation GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDSS
Operating system Android 7 with ZenUI 4.0
Battery 3000mAh capacity
Audio 5-magnet speaker for louder sound and less distortion

Dual internal microphone with ASUS Noise Reduction Technology

Jyoti Arora

Jyoti Arora is post graduate in English Literature and Applied Psychology. Jyoti has two great passions: books and gadgets. Her love of books turned her into a novelist. You can know more about her books at jyotiarora.com. Jyoti's love of gadgets turned her into a technology blogger too and technotreats.com is the result of that.

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