Asus Zenfone Selfie Review: Special for selfie lovers

Today, smartphones serve as the primary camera for many people. There are many concrete reasons for this. Today, photography done through smartphones has become much better. Now people do not even need to keep a separate camera. Photos taken from smartphones are in digital format and it is also cheap to store them. If you have a smartphone with you, then step out of the house and keep taking pictures. Without any tension.

(Read: 3GB RAM variant of Asus Zenfone Selfie available for Rs 17,999,

Now most of the users are addicted to selfie. Its popularity can be gauged from the fact that Oxford Dictionaries named it Word of the Year in 2013. relaxed me. Smartphone manufacturers are also aware of the importance of the front camera, that is why they are introducing such products whose USP is the selfie feature. Recently Launched micromax canvas selfie And infocus m530 Are part of this strategy.

Now let’s talk about the Zenfone selfie device introduced by Asus. This device has a laser autofocus system which allows us asus zenfone 2 laser I also got to see it. The selfie device has a better front camera and is also better in terms of specifications. Is there anything in it to attract selfie lovers? We will try to find out.

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Look and Design
asus zenfone selfie smartphone The design of is largely based on Asus Zenfone 2 Laser. The unique shape, the circle pattern on the top of the device and the volume rocker on the rear, overall the device has been designed to look like a part of the Zenfone series.

The main difference in the design is the unique color variant. Apart from this, the front camera of the selfie smartphone is bigger. This camera is built in the center and it has flash and earpiece on both sides. This phone has a hybrid-SIM slot, that is, the SIM slot can be used as a microSD card slot. However, you will be able to use only one of the two. We have said before that this feature limits you to a great extent.

The 5.5-inch (1080×1920 pixels) screen on the Asus ZenFone Selfie is sharp, bright and extremely detailed. It is excellent in terms of viewing angles, sunlight legibility and color reproduction.

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Specifications and Software
The Asus Zenfone Selfie uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset which is common for devices in the sub-Rs 15,000 range. The review unit we received has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage. Another variant of the device is available for Rs 15,999 which comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB inbuilt storage.

At first glance this device from Asus looks a bit expensive, especially when compared to handsets like the Yu Yureka Plus which are available for less money. However, keep one thing in mind that Asus is charging you for premium camera technology.

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Other specifications include 4G support on both SIMs, Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection, microSD card (up to 64GB), and a 3000mAh battery. This device does not have top specifications by any means, but is completely effective in daily use.

Like other Asus devices, the Zenfone Selfie also comes with a lot of bloatware and Asus tools. Third-party apps can be removed, but you will only be able to disable Asus apps and services.

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camera
Asus Zenfone Selfie has a 13-megapixel front camera which is equipped with F/2.2 aperture and 88 degree wide angle view feature. The rear camera also has a 13 megapixel camera. Its lens has F/2.0 aperture and is also present with laser autofocus system. Both cameras have 5P Largan lens, Toshiba sensor, blue glass filter and dual-tone LED flash.

The rear camera of Asus Zenfone Selfie is similar to the camera of Asus Zenfone 2 Laser device and the performance is also similar. Pictures taken with the camera in indoor settings are good, but outdoor shots are average and look washed out in daylight. Indoor shots and close shots are good due to lens autofocus and macro focus.

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There are high chances that you will also use the front camera to take selfies, so we limited the testing to this only. The pictures came out very sharp, detailed and vibrant. Color reproduction and low light performance were also good. Mainly the front camera also has the same shortcomings as the rear camera. The pictures are washed out and there is also a problem of white saturation. Generally, it is to be used for taking pictures of a person standing nearby, in such a situation it is a great camera. The front flash is a beneficial feature.

The camera app on the device is similar to the app on the Zenfone 2 Laser and has a well-designed interface. Automatic mode, detailed manual mode, HDR, panorama, smart remove, slow motion, GIF animation and time lapse are some of the features worth noting. These modes can also be used through the front camera. Apart from this, the option of selfie panorama is also available.

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performance
In terms of daily use, the Asus ZenFone Selfie is a capable smartphone thanks to the Snapdragon 615 chipset present in the device. Help is also provided by 3 GB RAM which helps in running the device smoothly. The interface runs flawlessly. Apps and games load easily and run without any hassle. The experience of playing the Dead Trigger 2 game on this device was great. However, the battery drained very quickly and the back of the device also got a bit hot. Our test videos also played smoothly on it.

In benchmark tests, the selfie smartphone’s results were better than other devices with Snapdragon 615 processor. You are paying for premium camera technology anyway, so its performance seems to be worth the price to a great extent.

Battery life is also good. The Asus ZenFone Selfie’s battery lasted 11 hours and 28 minutes in our video loop test. This is slightly lower than the Asus Zenfone 2 Laser. The battery of this device easily lasts for a day. The Selfie smartphone also performed well in terms of call quality.

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our decision
The Asus Zenfone Selfie smartphone is a very affordable and reliable handset with respectable performance and satisfactory software. It doesn’t give a completely premium experience, but it definitely comes close to it. It looks good and feels good to hold. Now Asus has also created its own identity and with the help of this it can increase its share in the market.

The camera features present in this phone are such which we usually see in premium smartphones. Features like the laser autofocus system, large front camera sensor and front dual tone flash are completely premium for a device priced under Rs 20,000. It is not that there are no shortcomings in the camera but you can expect great photos from Asus Zenfone Selfie.

If you are one of those people who use the smartphone camera mainly to take pictures of themselves (selfies), then Zenfone Selfie is a great option for you. It is a capable device with excellent rear and front cameras. You are not going to be disappointed with this.

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