ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro Review: Selfie Master | AIB


Asus ZenFone series is well known for their midrange Smartphone, but ASUS is throwing their hat in the high-end smartphones with the ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro. High-end Smartphone components are getting more expensive which is driving the price up of the handsets, and there is no way around it. If you want the fastest processors with the best RAM, you need to pay for it, let's find out if the ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro is the complete package.

Design!


The Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro (with a thickness of only 7 mm) is among the thinnest smartphones on the market. It weighs about 145 grams and light for its size. The device is matte metal without leaving fingerprints. At the edges, there are two bright diagonal lines, a detail that gives a touch of care to design. 

The way the screen "overflows" through 2.5D glass enhances the brilliant detail and also adds higher attention to the border making it even more beautiful. However, something that does not stick much with this modern aesthetic is the traditional micro-USB connector. At this point, it would have been better to have a USB-C port.

Display!


The screen of the Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro has a diagonal of 5.5 inches, and its AMOLED panel has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, thanks to its intense colors and its showy contrasts, I liked it a lot. The brightness is more than enough, the angles of vision are excellent. Despite the new mobiles display trend with 18: 9, Asus decided to keep the standard 16: 9. 

However, this does not take away the brightness of the screen. The 5.5 inches are great, although today seem normal. The size is more than enough to have a great experience playing, watching or using generally. To complete, it has a 2.5D design and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The screen Zenfone 4 selfie Pro will not let you down.

Camera!


Unlike the other new models, Asus has not placed the dual camera of the ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro in the back, but in the front. The standard lens has a 24-megapixel sensor, the extra wide-angle lens for group selfies captures images with up to 5 megapixels. With a lot of software features, Asus tries to make these selfies even more beautiful. The Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro proved its in-depth tests and achieved the perfect selfie. 

ASUS says the Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro is the world's first mobile to record on 4K on the front camera. It's a great brand to put on an advertisement, but its use in everyday life is ineffective. We think those who like selfies put their photos and videos on social networks, meaning everything undergoes a heavy compression. 4K recording only serves a few YouTubers.

There is also the "portrait mode," which applies blur effect around the person. Depending on the background, the result can even seem Artistic so beautiful. You can also make gifs with the front camera. On the back of this smartphone, we find a 16-megapixel camera with electronic image stabilization and Sony sensor. In daytime photos, the quality can vary. It can get perfect in good light.

Performance!


The ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro is powered by an eight-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor. This mid-range chip is easy to handle in the day-to-day tasks of the smartphone and stands up when it comes to games or more reloaded websites. The applications open quickly, the multi-tasking is responsive and even run two apps at the same time is a fluid experience. The applications are opened the first time almost instantly, and the user experience is pleasant and fluid. The Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro comes with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory, which can be extended through a microSD card.

OS and UI!


This is one of the novelties of the Zenfone 4, Android 7.1 Nougat wheel under the ZenUI 4.0 from Asus. The interface has not changed much in comparison with the previous version, the focus of the update is to reduce the number of pre-installed apps and provide greater agility.

ZenUI 4.0 is equipped with tools for productivity and performance. With Twin Apps, you can use two in the same app. It duplicates the application so that it uses one account in each version. Twin Apps supports Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, Twitter, and WhatsApp.

The ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro comes with many pre-installed apps such as weather, gallery, WebStorage, cell manager, themes and Master selfie. We highlight some programs, such as cell manager and the gallery. It displays beautiful photos, automatically increasing the brightness of the screen, option for dark theme and integration with other clouds and social networks. 

There are few "plug-ins" such as Page Maker for browsers, Game Genie to boost and stream games, and Selfie Master to enhance the face in photos. ASUS also added the emergency option, it sends the location in real time to selected contacts and calls the emergency. To activate this feature press power button three times.

Battery!


We are surprised by the battery of this Asus smartphone (which is not removable, by the way) considering its thickness. 3000 mAh is a standard value, but that should be enough for everyday use. Even when the phone was at 15%, we did not have to worry, because the energy outgo of the Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro is efficient. It has battery modes, and even a "Super Economical" profile, deactivating the network only for the exchange of SMS, calls, and alarm wake up. This smartphone supports fast charging,  it goes from 3% to 33% in half an hour. So the battery is not a concern with Selfie Pro.

Conclusion!


AIB enjoyed reviewing the Asus Zenfone 4 selfie Pro, thanks to its fine shape, its good finish and its bright colors. A front camera with two lenses and a resolution of 24 megapixels is not at all usual. The phone's design is beautiful, accurate in every detail. The performance is guaranteed with the Snapdragon 625 and up to 4GB of RAM. Meanwhile, the Android 7.1.1 runs very well with light ZenUI 4.0. Finally, there is a speaker that can achieve high-volume audio without distortion. So if you want an efficient smartphone, go for it. It is fast, beautiful besides having well 'differentiated selfies.' 

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