Let me bring you the Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro review and the highlighting feature of the phone is its dual front camera. In current mobile market trend, Asus has launched the phone with right features to compete with smartphones like Vivo V7+. Asus has tried to work around a bit differently with its dual front camera features which might help Asus differentiate it with the world. But do you think that Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro manages to fulfil our expectation? Let’s check it out on our Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro review.
The very first thing I liked about the phone design is the metal body which makes us feel very good while handling the phone in the palm. The phone weighs 145 grams which is very lite. We have seen many smartphones coming with the bezel-less display but Asus didn’t bother to build Zenfone 4 selfie pro with bezel-less display. Unlike OnePlus 3, Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro doesn’t slip from hand and measures just 6.85mm.
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro is designed with volume buttons and the powered button is placed on right side of the phone. While testing the phone I found it quite difficult to reach out my finger to the volume button and press it. With 5.5-inch full-HD AMOLED display, I found very good colour saturation but I found difficulties in viewing when the display was brought in contact with sunlight. The edges at the corner of the body and gold border lining at the home button makes the phone look more appealing.
More about the display to talk is that the phone comes with Gorilla Glass Protection and it has a 2.5D contour. At the bottom of the phone, we can see 3.5mm jack with micro-USB charging slot and speakers. The phone supports hybrid dual-SIM slot and it can be expandable up to 2TB via microSD card. In our process of Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro review, we found the design very allegiant and stylist at the price the phone is offered.
Specification & Software
Asus Zenfone 4 selfie pro is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC and runs on ZenUI 4.0 which is based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The device comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage which is a trend to all upcoming smartphones. Other specification includes Bluetooth 4.2, GLONASS, single-band Wi-Fi b/g/n, and USB-OTG. In our Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro review, we tested it with AnTuTu benchmark where it scored 65621 and with GeekBench, it scored 4344 for the multi-core processor.
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro operates on ZenUI 4.0 which is somewhat similar to its earlier version. We found out some similar features like, long-press on the home screen pops out the option to change the theme and other options, swiping right opens up Google Now and long press on home button loads Google Assistant. Split screen feature is something which multi-tasker needs the most and so Zenfone 4 also supports Nougat split screen feature which lets you use two apps at the same time. Nowadays most of the phone doesn’t come with FM feature, Zenfone 4 comes with FM but only via the notification bar.
With ZenUI, Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro lets you set up SOS mode where you can share your location with your family or friends just by 3 consecutive clicks on the power button. The intended recipients will receive an SMS with Google maps links. Selfie Master is a launcher which lets you jump to the front camera for stills or video, enter the BeautyLive mode, or create a collage or slideshow, which was the highlight feature of the ZenFone Live. Parallel App is a feature which is available in Android Oreo, a similar feature named Twin App is available in Zenfone 4 which lets you use same with two different accounts. Other than this app, Zenfone 4 selfie pro also has mobile manager app which helps you manage junk files, data usage, etc.
Performance & Battery
Looking at the specs of Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro, there isn’t much doubt about its performance. The phone performed well in our various test including playing large size games and continuously using playing videos for a long time. The metal body did get heat up quickly while using the camera for a long time. Most games run smoothly and we didn’t find any issues with call quality. The fingerprint sensor is placed on the home button and is pretty quick to unlock the smartphone, other than unlocking the phone it functions to answer incoming calls.
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro handles multimedia playback too and also supports high-resolution audio (192kHz/24-bit) files. The audio output & quality is good and it gives an alert if the audio is very high or beyond systems threshold. Asus has its AudioWizard software, which additionally helps in enhancements like DTS Headphone: X and virtual surround sound for headphones.
In our Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro review, we found its performance up to mark without any lagging issues expect that the phone gets heat up. The Zenfone 4 is packed with 3000mAh battery which lasts for 10 hours in the review. It takes around 2 hours to charge the phone fully and with regular use the battery last for a day.
The phones most famous feature is its dual front camera so let me give you a clear picture of how its front and back camera works and how quality pictures are clicked. Let’s talk about the dual front camera, the selling point of Asus Zenfone 4 selfie pro comes with ‘DuoPixel’ along with the 24-megapixel resolution. The main front sensor is a 12-megapixel Sony IMX362 sensor and has a f/1.8 aperture. The 24-megapixel actually gets into working only when you switch to DuoPixel mode from the camera settings.
In our Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro review, we found that the camera didn’t give a much better result. In DouPixel mode, the bright area of the images are captured quite badly in daylight shots and details of faces are generally good. The pixel and colour of the image are average and low-light can be considered good but not great. Zenfone 4 second front sensor holds the 120-degree field of group selfies view but that too doesn’t give a favourable result because of its narrower aperture and regular sized pixels lead.
The rear 16-megapixel camera which is placed at the back of the phone works well but fails in the low light area. It captures noise-free images in daylight area but doesn’t do a good job a low-light area. Similarly, focusing is quick in daylight view but slows down in low-light view. The biggest feature I found is 4K recording using any of the cameras. 4K recording works well but we didn’t find full-HD video quality that great. There’s a portrait mode for the front and rear sensors, which works simply well. The camera app is fairly straightforward, giving you options to switch between the main and wide-angle front sensors, and a variety of shooting modes like Pro, Super Resolution, Panorama, slow motion, timelapse, etc.
In our Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro review, we came to a conclusion that Zenfone 4 comes with high-end features at the price range. We didn’t find the camera to be very great as the marketing material was all about the camera. Apart from the camera, we found all other features to be quite great to the price range. ZenUI 4 looks good but we didn’t find much change in it.