Launched by in September, Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Dual Camera is a selfie-centric smartphone and as the name suggests it comes with the dual-camera setup on the front. Priced at 14,999/- on Flipkart, this handset is a little brother to the Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro which comes at a price point of Rs. 23,999/-.
Zenfone 4 Selfie Dual Camera Key Specifications
|Display||5.5-inch HD IPS Display|
|Processor||Snapdragon 430 Octa-Core, 1.4GHz|
|Storage||64GB Internal Storage|
|OS||Android 7.1 Nougat|
|MicroSD||Up to 2TB|
|Front Camera||20MP + 8MP Dual Front Cameras|
|Fingerprint Scanner||Yes (front)|
|Battery||3000 mAh non-removable|
|Price||Rs. 14,999/- at Flipkart|
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Dual Camera Detailed Review
Zenfone 4 Selfie DC is an elegant looking device. It’s sleek and made out of metal. It weighs 144 grams approximately, which makes it light-weight handset and it is also having 2.5D contour glass. This device is having two non-backlit touch capacitive keys for back and multitasking, along with a home button, which doubles as a fingerprint scanner. The fingerprint scanner gives haptic feedback and it can’t be pressed, but it works as a home button as well.
Starting from the top, you get a 3.5mm headphone jack along with a secondary noise-cancellation mic. On the right, there are power and volume button. At the bottom, there is a micro USB port, primary mic, and a single speaker. And, on the left, there is dual nano-SIM slot and a microSD card slot.
In terms of performance, Zenfone 4 Selfie Dual Camera smartphone comes powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Octa-Core CPU clocked at 1.4GHz coupled with Adreno 505 graphics processor. It comes with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage which can be further expandable up to 2TB via microSD card.
In our testing, it managed to get a score of 44320 on Antutu, whereas on the GeekBench 4 it got a score of 646 and 2539 in single-core and multi-core, respectively.
We also tested few games like Asphalt Xtreme, War Robots, Fifa 16 Ultimate Team and Modern Strike and this handset handled the game just fine. However, while playing Asphalt Xtreme there were few frame drops in a couple of games.
Asus Zefone Selfie 4 Dual Camera is targeted for a niche, selfie-centric audience. Therefore, it comes with dual front cameras. Up front, it is having 20-Megapixel and an 8-Megapixel sensor for normal selfies as well as wide-angle selfies/group selfies. In the camera settings, you will find the familiar Asus’s camera interface. It also allows you to take selfies in the portrait mode with shallow depth-of-field. With the front camera it can capture photos up to 20-Megapixel (4:3) and it can record full HD videos. Apart from that, you get beauty mode and there is also a soft selfie flash on the front.
On the rear, this handset comes with a 16-Megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture and LED flash. It is having the HDR mode, Portrait mode and it can also record Full HD videos. It is also having the pro-mode which enables users to manually change focus, shutter speed, ISO, EV and white balance.
In terms of image quality, the front camera seems to take decent photos. However, while using taking wide-angle selfies, the quality of the image is slighting effected whenever there is too much brightness or it’s a low light environment. Whereas the rear camera takes good photos in good-lighting conditions as well as the macro photos also looks brilliant. However, photos taken with rear camera struggles with noise in low-lighting conditions.
On the connectivity front, this device comes with dual nano SIM slots and it is having a separately, dedicated slot for microSD card. There is Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3.5mm headphone jack and a micro USB port for charging and data syncing.
This smartphone gets all the juice from a 3000 mAh non-removable battery and it comes with a regular charging adapter.
We began to charge this smartphone at 10:00 pm from 0% and it took 1 hour and 30 minutes to reach 56%, and by 1:00 am it reached 100%. So it will take somewhere below 3 hours to completely charge Zenfone 4 Selfie Dual Camera.
In terms of battery life, it can go through a whole day if you are medium to moderate user. For power users and gamers get a complete day of usage would be impossible. (Please note: all our testing was completed using normal battery mode. There are other modes like performance, power saving, super saving and customized which can provide better performance or longer battery usage time.)
Zenfone 4 Selfie DC features a front fingerprint scanner and it doubles as the home button and provides haptic feedback. Although, it’s not a clickable button / can’t be pressed.
To sum up, Asus Zenfone 4 Selfies Dual Camera priced at Rs. 14,999/- is a selfies-focused smartphone as it comes with dual cameras setup on the front. The wide-angle feature could be useful for some from time to time. Whereas, others can just ignore it. The 5.5″ HD display has pretty good viewing angles along with additive brightness. However, a full HD screen was expected at this price point. With Snapdragon 430, Adreno 505 and 4GB of RAM it can do day to day task and a bit of gaming without any problem but when compared Snapdragon 625 that’s what competition is offering at similar pricing, it seems to be lacking far behind. Moving forward, the fingerprint scanner works 99% of times but sometimes after restarting the device, it seems to give up until you enter the pattern for the first time on the lock screen.
Who Should Buy This: Its definitely for selfies lovers as it comes with dual frontal cameras and it is also having front LED flash. There is 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage which keeps everything working smoothly, and above all, it is having an elegant design, thanks to its metallic body. In terms of connectivity, Asus has not made any compromises, which is a good thing as you get three slots on this phone, two for SIM and one for microSD card.
Who Shouldn’t Buy This: It’s definitely not for power users who love to do a lot of high-end gaming. The battery is also a 3000 mAh, which might not be the ideal number for performance hungry audience.