Asus had released so many Zenfone variants last year and they had huge success. Success came from the device like Zenfone 2, Zenfone Laser but along with these smartphones they have also launched some smartphones for a special audience. Zenfone Selfie is that kind of smartphone which will attract Selfie Lovers. So lets check is this smartphone really up to the mark for selfie lovers!
Key Features of Asus Zenfone Selfie
- 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) display with 72% screen to body ratio
- Corning gorilla glass 4 protection
- 13MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, Real Tone flash, Laser Auto Focus
- 13MP front-facing camera, f/2.2 aperture, Real Tone flash, 88-degree wide-angle lens
- Octa-Core Snapdragon 615 processor
- Adreno 405 GPU
- Android 5.0 (Lollipop) with Zen UI 2.0
- 3GB LPDDR3 RAM
- 32GB internal storage and expandable memory up to 64GB with microSD
- 3000 mAh battery
Hardware & Build Quality
Asus Zenfone looks good in hand. It is solidly built like other Zenfones and fully made of plastic. But there are no crunchy sounds while using it. The smartphone’s display size is 5.5-inch which is pretty big for a selfie phone. On the top of the phone the Power button is placed like Zenfone 2 variants. Using a Power button on the top is always tough but the double tap on Zenfone Selfie makes it easy to use. On the bottom of the device the USB port is placed. The Volume rocker buttons are placed like Zenfone models, on the back of the device.
Just on the upper side of the Volume buttons the Camera, Laser Focus and Dual Tone LED flash is placed. At the bottom of the back we can find the Speakers and on the top beside the power button the 3.5mm audio port is placed. In hardware and Build quality it has done pretty good job and result is satisfactory.
The Asus Zenfone Selfie has a 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display with 72% screen to body ratio and 403 ppi pixel density. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The color contrast, brightness, saturation levels are good. But the brightness bar in the notification panel is not up to the mark as reducing the brightness doesn’t change much brightness. This can be solved with Software update. The viewing angles are average and the display is too reflective so sometimes you may face problem using it in sunlight.
Performance & Gaming
Zenfone Selife two different variants 2GB/16GB and 3GB/32GB. We have 2GB/16GB variant for testing. The device is powered by Octa-Core Snapdragon 615 processor with Adreno 405 GPU. And 2GB RAM ensures performance. But sometimes we found lag while doing multitasking and using the default launcher.
We have tested some heavy games like Modern Combat 5, Asphalt 8 Airbone and as well as some simple games like Subway Surfers, Temple Run. The performance was good while playing low graphics games and sometime found frame drop and lag while playing heavy games. For having Snapdragon processor its heat up as well while playing heavy games. But the gaming performance was somehow satisfactory.
This smartphone is all about camera. Well the primary camera is a 13MP shooter along with f/2.0 aperture, Real Tone flash, Laser Auto Focus. The front camera is also a 13MP shooter along with Dual-LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture, Real Tone flash and 88-degree wide-angle lens. Both camera can record upto 1080p videos. When coming to the picture quality the pictures are crisp and very good. The camera App of Zenfone Selfie by Pixelmaster gives you a wide range of options to play with. The pictures are sharp, not over saturated. The primary camera finds some difficulty while shooting in low light.
Battery and Sound
Zenfone selfie has a 3000mAh user removable battery. The battery life on this device is impressive. It can run upto 1day with heavy usage and upto 1 and 1/2 day with medium usage.
The speakers in Zenfone Selfie are surprisingly good. It produces overall very good sound. The inbuilt Music app is also good one to produce good music using equalizer. So far very good sound while calling, no noises and pretty high volume.
Well Asus Zenfone Selfie may not a perfect smartphone for all users. But it is definitely a perfect smartphone for selfie lovers who like to put their selfies in their Instagram profile whole day.