Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro ZD552KL Review – Best Alternative for OPPO and VIVO?
Honest Review of Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro ZD552KL
In the smartphone market specially in India the OPPO and VIVO are ruling the offline market and the best feature they have is camera and rest everything is just average so now the other brands have now also started focusing on front camera and now turning their new phone as camera phones. Recently Xiaomi has also launched the camera phone Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite. So when the brand like Mi can also step into camera phone then other brands like Asus are bound to so. And now Asus has launched Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro in which the main focus is the front camera.
I have used Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro for like around 1 Month and here is my take on
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro ZD552KL Detailed Review
1. Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro ZD552KL Display and Build Quality
- Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro comes with 5.5-inch AMOLED FHD Display (1920X1080).
- The Color reproduction in Asus Zenfone Selfie 4 is very good and yes you can clearly see the difference of having AMOLED FHD Display.
- The Touch is also very smooth and fast.
- You can watch the Full HD Movies or Videos on this phone without any lag.
- The Asus Zenfone Selfie Pro is very Slim and looks like a Premium Phone, Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro comes with Premium-crafted metallic body with 2.5D contoured Glass.
- Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro has 76.7% Screen-to-body ratio which is really very good but yes in 2017 most of the phones launched were Bezel less so we can expect the same from the next phone from Asus.
- The Device is light in weight (147 grams).
- The Overall Display and Build Quality is Perfect.
2. Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro ZD552KL Camera Review
- The rear camera has a class leading 16-megapixel resolution; provides extremely fast autofocusing in a mere 0.03 seconds with its phase detection autofocus (PDAF) system, has electronically stabilized Full HD (1920 x 1080) or full resolution 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) video recording, and can even shoot professional RAW files.
- At the front the device has dual camera setup one for the selfies and the another for group selfies (Wide Angle).
- Front Camera 1 (Main) – Resolution: 24MP DuoPixel Sensor: Sony Exmor RS IMX362 / 1.4 μm pixel size Aperture: ƒ/1.8 Focal length / field of view: 25mm/83.
- Front Camera 2 (Wide Angle) – Resolution: 5MP Sensor: Omnivision 5670 / 1.12μm pixel size Aperture: ƒ/2.2 Focal length / field of view: 12mm/120°
- 6 direction / 3 Axis EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization) FHD video-shooting
- Overall the Camera Performance of Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro is good but struggles in low light and rear camera is also not that great and if you are a photographer or you have the great knowledge of camera like camera angles, ISO, Shutter Speed etc then you can take some superb shots otherwise you can try and might be some shots may turn into awesome shots 😛
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro Camera Features:
- To give ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro users even more creative options and flexibility to use its powerful front facing cameras, it comes preinstalled with the Selfie Master app which is a collection of the following useful apps:
- The rear camera of the ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro empowers photo lovers to shoot with many interesting preset modes.
- These Days almost all camera oriented phones comes with Pro Mode and this is one of the best feature in camera and Asus has implemented this Pro Mode Feature in Previous Zenfone Phones also.
- However Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro is totally a Selfie Oriented Phone but still I was not much happy with the Camera. Last Year Asus launched Zenfone 3 ZE520KL and I must say that Zenfone 3 ZE520KL has much better Camera than this Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro. You Can also check my Review of Asus Zenfone 3 ZE520KL
- Softlight LED Flash – For even better selfies in low light, the ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro offers a Softlight LED flash that gently illuminates the subject’s face by delivering just the perfect amount of fill light. Unlike overly-powerful conventional flashes that tend to over expose faces, Softlight LED flash on the ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro, softens the subject’s skin texture and brings out true skin tones.
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro Front and Rear Camera Samples:
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro Rear Camera Samples:
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro Front Camera Samples:
3. Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro Gaming Review and Performance
- Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa-core SoC (8x ARM Cortex A53)
GPU – Adreno 505 along with Adreno 506 GPU.
- Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro has 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM and is expandable upto 2TB.
- The performance of Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro is good. Till now I have not noticed any kind of lag in Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro.
- I have opened many applications at a time and then all were running in the background but does not affect the performance of the phone.
- I have played around 6-7 games namely: Nova 3, Modern Combat 5, Asphalt Nitro, Asphalt 8, BB Racing, Traffic Rider, Subway Surfers etc. and all games were running fine and no major lag in any game. Sensors like Accelerometer is also doing a great job in games like Asphalt or any other racing.
- Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro is really a great device and it is damm fast and smooth that you can skip the other smartphones in the same price range and can go for this one.
- The Beauty of this Phone is it is running on the latest version of Android 7.1 and it may also receive the Oreo Update.
4. Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro Battery Review
- Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro comes with 3000 mAh battery. Here the Battery is a disappointment as in Android Phones the Average Battery now is 3500 mAh and at this price 3000 mAh is very low but still Asus has done a great job in optimisation, you will easily get the 2 days of battery backup if you are an average user and if you are a heavy user then still you will get a full day battery backup.
- Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro will give you the full day battery backup or more than that depends on your usage. I am using it as a Secondary phone from the last 10-15 days and my usage is normal and I charge this phone after 1 day and sometimes after 2 days.
- The time taken by Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro for charging from 1% to 100% is around 3 hours and also Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro is Capable of Fast Charging.
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro is available Exclusively Via Flipkart (Online) and Might be later on will be available on Offline Stores also.
The Price of Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro is Rs 23,999 which is the only thing that I don’t like in this phone actually from the Zenfone 3 Series Asus is not good at Pricing and at around Rs 24,000 – Rs 27, 000 you have lot many options like Honor 8 Pro, Honor 9i, OnePlus 3T, OnePlus 5 (One Plus 5 Will get a Price Cut soon because of OnePlus 5T) etc
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But if you are looking for a phone which should have amazing selfie camera then you can consider Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro instead of OPPO and VIVO devices because in Asus Zenfone 4 you will atleast get a good hardware configuration than OPPO and VIVO.
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If you are using Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro and would like add some more points which i have missed then you are always welcomed.
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Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro Review
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro is a good phone if we don’t consider the price. The Price for this Price is really too high but if you need a Premium looking phone with amazing front camera and if you don’t like OPPO and VIVO then this is the best Alternative.
Yes! I have one son who was obsessed with these kind of apps last year. He is a little older and mostly outgrown them now, but my niece still loves them.