One of our favourite smartphone brands – Asus decided to up their selfie game by launching not one but 3 new phones from their Zenfone 4 Selfie Series. This series is all about the unique all-around selfie experience with their Selfie Master Technology. I was super kicked for the launch as having one dependable smartphone that covers all your selfie needs is a must. Especially for me, being a Fashion Blogger at most of the events in low lights I have to make do with blurry, grainy selfies that don’t even make it to my social media channels and it breaks my heart. But now with the Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Series I am so looking forward to a whole different level of selfies game done right.
These are the 3 new variants launched – ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro (which I am reviewing in this article for you all), ZenFone 4 Selfie (Dual Camera Version) & Zenfone 4 Selfie.
I love the look and feel of the Zenfone 4 Selfie, which is a slim metal clad uni-body with Nano Molding Technology. It also has the 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass which also adds a premium edge to it. The 5.5-inch device comes with extended top and bottom bezels that make the screen look bigger and better.
The Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro Camera
The Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro comes with a 24 MP duo pixel camera technology with Sony IMX362 image sensor, ƒ/1.8 aperture, 1.4µm pixel size and ASUS SuperPixel Engine enabling 2X light sensitivity for beautifully clear and vivid selfies. As you can see through my selfies, the pictures are shot in different light set-ups and yet they look so beautiful and real. Slim Metal uni-body with Nano Molding Technology and 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass makes this phone a light yet sturdy model.
This selfies-centric smartphone variant by Asus is just what we needed. Packed with smart features that are path-breaking and some of which were missing from all the other smartphones along with their competitors. Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro is giving all the other smartphones a run for their money since they are among world’s first smartphones to feature 4K UHD selfie video capability, enabling users to capture and share any moment with a lifelike quality.Ideal for all my Live sessions & that only means you guys can view all my fashion and beauty hauls in 4K, Hell Yeah!!!
I am particularly loving the different modes this phone presents. The portrait mode which brightens up the face and it adds bokeh (Blurry Backgrounds) which is possible to achieve only on DSLR cameras. I shot this in such low light but still the outcome is amazing.
The LIVE beautification mode takes this unit to another level as now you do not need to worry about lighting or make-up before going live on your social media channels as this phone comes with a LIVE beautification mode that allows you to select the texture & skin softening as per your needs.
It comes with 0.2 seconds fast unlock front fingerprint sensor which is the fastest in the market currently. Now no more wasting seconds waiting up till your phone unlocks.
Now comes the best part about my Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro – It has a unique and breathtaking 8 MP 120° widest-angle selfie camera. Yes, you heard that right, it now allows us to take as many wide selfies as possible so that means all of our meet & greets or events will capture all of us in one frame!!
The wide-angle selfies are so easy to take and the best part is that you can fit all your friends in one frame. I tested out the wide selfie-mode with 5-6 & more people in one frame and there was more room for the background as well. :)) Tried the wide-angle selfies during night time in low light situations and the pics have still turned out to be so good. This phone is really a boon for wide angles group selfie pics.
Check out our group selfies in daylight where we fit the all the staff members of this resort in one frame.
Imagine the times when you are travelling and you do not have anyone helping you with the pictures and you are stuck with taking selfies and the worst part is when you have to either crop yourself out or the majestic structure you are shooting. With this new wide-angle selfie, you can be in the same selfie frame along with the favourite background.
This device comes with hybrid dual SIM functionality, which means that you can use either two SIM cards or one SIM card and one microSD card.
The 16 MP rear camera also has a phase-detection autofocus (PDAF) to take clear, detailed photos with natural colors, and with EIS for steady videos. The phase-detection is one of the most leading autofocus technology all over the world and is only equipped with the Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro.
All these stunning images and selfies that you see here have been shot from the GQ Men of the Year Awards on my newest Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro!!
The “Pro” mode on the camera gives you full control over the images since it allows you to manually control ISO, white balance & the shutter speed of the camera. This feature is ideal for budding and pro photographers. This is a very handy feature for me too when I need fashionable images shot in a particular way, like the ones from the GQ Awards.
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system topped with the company’s own Zen UI 4.0. The Zen UI is way simpler, smoother & faster and it contains some of the best features like page marker to bookmark web pages, safeguard feature that automates emergency communications, auto face tagging feature in the gallery and many more amazing features. This time the company has removed all the extra bloatware apps and the Zen UI is simpler and faster. The new Zen UI consists of features like auto face tagging in Gallery, Safeguard that automates communications in emergencies, Page Marker which helps you bookmark web pages and many more features.
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Series truly packs a punch and is hands down one of the best, premium and pocket-friendly smartphones that are selfie-centric in the market currently. I am so looking forward to creating some awesome content through photo diaries, blogs, selfie videos and wide-angle selfies in the coming months for you all. This is my constant companion now on all my shoots to events and travels!!!! I would recommend this phone to everyone and anyone who loves great selfies pictures and wants to experience a never seen before image output.