Festive season is undoubtedly the best time to buy yourself a shiny new smartphone or to even gift one to your family or friends.
ASUS recently launched Zenfone 4 Selfie series, arrived perfectly on time for the festive season. The ZenFone 4 Selfie Series, namely ZenFone 4 Selfie, ZenFone 4 Selfie (dual cam version) and ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro. The series featuring high-quality, dual front-facing cameras and intuitive yet powerful image processing software that enables users to easily capture beautiful selfies and widest-angle wefies with their friends in any conditions.
Today we have the mid-range, front dual camera – ZenFone 4 Selfie (dual cam version). The smartphone features a high-resolution 20MP front camera for super-high quality Selfies, and for super-wide photos featuring more than just yourself, there is an 8MP sensor with a wide 120-degree field of view. To add a soft-glow during low-light conditions, there’s a Soft-light LED flash. On the rear, there’s a 16MP shooter with phase detection autofocus (PDAF) for the fastest focus time of just 0.03s, and Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) for stable videos. The best part is that both the cameras sport the Portrait Mode, which lets you shoot compelling Photos with Bokeh effect.
Let’s get into details:
Dual Front Camera
The Zenfone 4 Selfie ‘Dual Camera version’ features a 20MP high-quality main selfie camera sensor that shoots supreme selfies in super high-resolution. The smartphone also features a front Soft-light LED flash, that softly spreads light on your face to capture true skin tones even in extreme low-light conditions. The Portrait mode on the Zenfone 4 Selfie ‘Dual Camera version’ adds surreal blurred bokeh depth to the background, allowing you to shoot crazy cool bokeh photos anywhere. In addition, the Zenfone 4 Selfie ‘Dual Camera’ can shoot superb selfie videos at 1080p Full-HD.
The smartphone features a secondary widest-angle camera, with an 8MP sensor. It sports an FOV of 120°. Meaning you can shoot super wide selfies with you, your family & friends, and the beautiful backdrop you’re all in without needing to use an inconvenient selfie stick. Additionally, a Selfie Panorama mode is also provided that allows selfies panoramas capturing up to 140° FOV.
The Zenfone 4 Selfie ‘Dual Camera version’ features a full-fledged SelfieMaster Technology – I loved thePortrait mode – adds surreal blurred bokeh depth to the background, allowing you to shoot crazy cool bokeh photos anywhere.
Beauty mode, enables to beautify each shot. The mode intelligently enhances your face with makeup-like effects including skin softening and brightening, blush and color correction, eye enhancement and even cheek thinning. The effects can be set to varying degrees and viewed in real time before saving as a selfie photo. It can even beautify your face in videos, and while we’re still talking about videos, the Zenfone 4 Selfie ‘Dual Camera version’ also packs in the BeautyLive feature that allow you to beautify yourself while you’re live-streaming on your favourite social media app, such as Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. Adding to the experience of the live-stream beautification is the ability to record audio in stereo while cancelling out ambient noise, all thanks to the Dual MEMS microphones.
Artistic Selfie Filters – The ZenFone 4 Selfie ‘Dual Camera version’ 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.
Additionally, the Selfie Master app., lets you select beautification effects to make selfies even more glamourous. With 10 levels of enhancements to choose from, you can adjust the strength of the beautification effect for perfect results.
The Zenfone 4 Selfie ‘Dual Camera version’ has 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.
Additionally, you can shoot super bokeh photos with portrait mode even with the rear camera.
Performance & Design
The ZenFone 4 Selfie ‘Dual Camera Version’ has a superb sleek design with metallic back-finish for a seamless feel. Available in four beautiful colors: Sunlight Gold, Rose Pink, and Deepsea Black.
On the front, it features a 0.3s fast fingerprint sensor that supports 5 fingers and detects fingerprints in all 360 degrees. Adding to the curve ergonomics of the device is the 2.5D curve glass, with 5.5” HD IPS Display , and comes pre-installed with Android 7.0 Nougat along with all new ZenUI 4.0. Not just that, the Zenfone 4 Selfie ‘Dual Camera version’ is slated for the Android Oreo 8.0 update already, expected to rollout in the first half of 2018.
Powering the device is an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor with 4GB of RAM and with 64GB of internal storage. A 3000mAh battery ensures that you get more than a day worth of battery backup effortlessly.
The smartphone comes with a triple-slot tray that accepts two SIM cards for dual data connections and an additional MicroSD slot to expand storage by up to 2TB, making communications and storage easier.
The Zenfone 4 Selfie (Dual Camera Version) also features a 5-magnet loud-speaker with dedicated outdoor mode that boosts audio level without sacrificing fidelity.
All in all, this is a handset that offers a formidable suite of features along with respected brand name recognition. So if you are the kind who wants everything without quite raiding your savings, this could be the best gift for yourself or your loved once this year.
Priced at INR 14,999/-, ZenFone 4 Selfie (Dual Camera Version) is, now available at Rs. 1000 discount i.e. for Rs. 13,999 exclusively on Flipkart.