Now most of the users are addicted to selfies. Its popularity can be gauged from the fact that Word of the Year in 2013 by Oxford Dictionary relaxed me. Smartphone makers are also aware of the importance of front camera, that’s why they are offering products whose USP is the selfie feature. recently launched Micromax Canvas Selfie And InFocus M530 It is part of this strategy.
Now let’s talk about the Zenfone selfie device presented by Asus. This device has laser autofocus system which allows us to asus zenfone 2 laser I was also seen. The selfie device has a better front camera and is also better in terms of specifications. Does it have something to woo selfie lovers? We will try to find out.
look and design
asus zenfone selfie smartphone The design of the Asus Zenfone 2 is largely based on the Laser. The distinctive shape, the circle pattern on the top of the device and the volume rocker on the rear, all make the device look like it’s part of the Zenfone series.
The main difference in design is the unique color variant. Apart from this, the front camera of the selfie smartphone is bigger. This camera is located in the center and there is a flash and earpiece on either side of it. Hybrid-SIM slot is present in this phone, that is, the SIM slot can be used as a microSD card slot. However, you will be able to use only one of the two. We have said before that this feature limits you to a great extent.
The 5.5-inch (1080×1920 pixels) screen in the Asus Zenfone Selfie is sharp, bright and extremely detailed. It is excellent in terms of viewing angles, sunlight legibility and color reproduction.
Specifications and software
The Asus Zenfone Selfie uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset which is common for devices under Rs 15,000 range. The review unit we got comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage. Another variant of the device is available for Rs 15,999 which comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB inbuilt storage.
At first glance, this Asus device looks a bit expensive, especially when compared with handsets like Yu Yureka Plus which are available for less money than this. However, keep one thing in mind that Asus is charging you for premium camera technology.
Other specifications include 4G support, Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection, microSD card (up to 64GB) and 3000mAh battery on both the SIMs. The device isn’t top-notch by any means, but works perfectly in daily use.
Like other Asus devices, the Zenfone Selfie also comes with a lot of bloatware and tools from Asus. Third-party apps can be removed, but you will only be able to disable Asus apps and services.
Asus Zenfone Selfie packs a 13-megapixel front camera with f/2.2 aperture and 88-degree wide angle view feature. There is also a 13 megapixel camera in the rear camera. Its lens is f/2.0 aperture and there is a laser autofocus system. Both the cameras have a 5P Largan lens, Toshiba sensor, blue glass filter and dual-tone LED flash.
The rear camera of the Asus Zenfone Selfie is similar to the camera of the Asus Zenfone 2 Laser device and the performance is also the same. Photos taken with the camera in indoor settings are good, but outdoor shots are average, looking washed out in daylight. Indoor shots and close shots are good with the lens autofocus and macro focus.
You are more likely to use the front camera to take selfies, so we limited our testing to this. The pictures came out very sharp, detail and vibrant. Color reproduction and performance in low light were also good. Mainly the front camera also has the same drawback as the rear camera. Photos are washed out and there is also the problem of white saturation. It’s usually a great camera to be used for a picture of a person standing close by. Front flash is a beneficial feature.
The camera app on the device is similar to the one on the Zenfone 2 Laser and it has a well-designed interface. Automatic mode, detailed manual mode, HDR, panorama, smart remove, slow motion, gif animation and time lapse are some of the notable features. These modes can also be used through the front camera. Apart from this, the option of Selfie Panorama is also present.
The Asus Zenfone Selfie is a capable smartphone for daily use and thanks to the Snapdragon 615 chipset in the device. The help is also available from 3 GB of RAM, which is useful for running the device smoothly. The interface runs flawlessly. Apps and games load smoothly and run smoothly. The experience of playing Dead Trigger 2 on this device was great. However, the battery drained very quickly and the back of the device got a bit hot. Our test videos also played smoothly on it.
Compared to other devices with Snapdragon 615 processor, the selfie smartphone’s results were much better in the benchmark test. Anyway, you are paying the price of premium camera technology, so its performance looks worthwhile along with the price to a great extent.
Battery life is also good. The battery of the Asus Zenfone Selfie lasted for 11 hours and 28 minutes in our video loop test. This is a bit low compared to the Asus Zenfone 2 Laser. The battery of this device easily lasts for a day. The selfie smartphone also performed well in terms of call quality.
The Asus Zenfone Selfie smartphone is a very affordable and reliable handset with decent performance and satisfactory software. It doesn’t exactly deliver a premium experience, but it does get around it. It gives good look and feel to hold. Now Asus has also made a mark for itself and due to this, it can increase its share in the market.
The camera features present in this phone are such that we usually get to see in premium smartphones. Features like laser autofocus system, large front camera sensor and front dual tone flash are absolutely premium for a device under Rs 20,000. Not that there is no dearth of cameras but you can expect great pictures from the Asus Zenfone Selfie.
If you are one of those people who use a smartphone camera, especially for taking selfies (selfies), then Zenfone Selfie is the best option for you. It is a capable device with excellent rear and front cameras. You won’t be disappointed by this.