ASUS Zenfone Selfie is the phone for those who love to take selfies and wefies. The selling point of the ASUS Zenfone Selfie is the better front camera than its predecessor, the ASUS Zenfone 2 that has a 13 MP primary rear camera and only a 5MP shooter in front for selfies.
I was given the opportunity to try out the ASUS Zenfone Selfie for 2 weeks. So, here are some of the photos taken using the phone without filter at all.
The phone uses beautification mode and selfies and wefies that I took was awesome. My skins became flawless and dark eye circles are automatically faded and it is still me with better skin and radiance look in the photo. The phone smartly auto detect the face and did an amazing job on the beautifying mode. Definitely hassle free to do editing and using filter app after photo taking.
Also, the camera function is user-friendly with preset modes. The All Smiles mode did wonders as it will select the best facial expression after taking 5 consecutives selfies.
Other than the beautification mode for selfie, it also has the new and improved ASUS ZenUI. It knows what user need and helps to connect wherever you go. This improved feature enables users to manage the information all in one app instead of handling few apps at the same time.
On top of this, the ZenMotion is very cool. I do not need to unlock the phone and all I need to do is to draw a “C” on the locked screen to open the Camera function or even “S” for the access of the selfie taking front camera. Sound cool isn’t it?
Many smartphones power and volume control buttons are located on the sides of the phone. But for Zenfone Selfie, the power button is located at the top. The volume control buttons are located on its back and it is quite conveniently used as snapping selfies button with finger tips.
|Platform||Android 5.0 (Lollipop)|
|Colour||Pure White/ Chic Pink/ Aqua Blue/Glacier Gray|
|Dimensions||156.5x 77.2 x 10.8~3.9mm (W x D x H)|
|Weight||170g (with battery)|
|Memory||3GB LPDDR3 RAM|
|Storage||32GB eMCP Flash|
|5GB free lifetime ASUS WebStorage|
|Memory Slot||MicroSD card (up to 128GB)|
|Connectivity Technology||WLAN 802.11 b/g/n/ac / USB|
|Dual Micro SIM card|
|SIM1 Support 2G/ 3G/4G|
|SIM2 Support 2G/3G/4G|
|Dual Sim Dual StandBy|
|Display||5.5 inches, FULL HD 1920x 1080/403 PPI|
|Scratch Resistant Corning Glass with anti-fingerprint coating|
|Corning Gorilla Glass 4|
|Battery||3000 mAh Li-Polymer|
|Standby Time||255 Hours|
|Talk Time||23.1 Hours|
|Camera||Front 13MP, Auto Focus, Wide View, Pixel Master|
|Rear 13MP, Auto Focus, Pixel Master|
|Sensor||Accelerator/G-Sensor/E-Compass/Gyroscope/Proximity/Ambient Light Sensor/Hall Sensor|
|Note||Both micro SIM card slots support 3G WCDMA/ 4G LTE network band. But only one micro SIM card can connect to 3G WCDMA/ 4G LTE service at a time.|
ASUS Zenfone Selfie is truly an option for those who are into selfies. It has the beautify mode and the front and rear camera has 13MP that provides a decent photo pixels to be uploaded. It is best to be shooting on natural lighting without disclosing pimples on your face.
During my 2 weeks with the phone, I find that running multiple apps would slow down the processing of the phone and it lagged once while I was trying to change to another app. Thus, I would advise not to open too many apps at one time otherwise, it is good to perform well.
Also,if only the phone size (5.5inches) would be slightly smaller to grab within my palm and fit into the pockets easily.
But I did have a pleasant experience exploring the phone. If you weigh the price with the features and specifications built-in the ASUS ZenFone Selfie, it is pretty good deal. The phone is available in pastel colours of baby pink, tiffany blue and pure white with 13MP for the front and rear camera.
ASUS ZenFone Selfie is available at all ASUS brand stores, ASUS authorized retailers and Q0010 at S$399.00 (without contract) from 26 September 2015.
Find out more from ASUS official website: https://www.asus.com/sg/Phone/ZenFone_Selfie_ZD551KL
[Thanks ASUS for the giving me the opportunity to explore the phone.]