Review on Asus Zenfone Selfie

Are you a selfie lover? Then here is good news for you because Asus India has announced that Indian selfie lovers can now buy Asus Zenfone Selfie at only 20,000 INR via Flipkart from 15 September 2015. This latest model of Asus Zenfone is about to lure the new Instagram generation. Asus Zenfone Selfie is the only Smartphone amid the variants in the market which support 13MP front and rear cameras.

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Other key features of this new Instagram generations’ smartphones are 5.5 Inch full HD screen, Snapdragon 615 processor, 3GB RAM, Android OS 5.0 (Lollipop), 16 GB internal memory and expandable memory up to 64 GB through microSD cards. These features are enough to grab the attentions of many eyeballs of selfie addicts and those people who are willing to buy the digital cameras.

As smartphones are nowadays used as everyone’s primary cameras because it comprise of many features within  one device and almost every mobile company is focusing in the improvement of the quality of their smart phones products. This internet generation is now more attracting towards the high definition camera of the smartphones rather than buying and carrying large digital cameras.

The more exciting thing with Asus Zenfone Selfie is that you do not need to carry your digital camera outside every time as well as the storage with this smartphone is easy too and even hundreds of pictures could be captured in a whole day whenever you head out of the home. Keeping the necessity of this generation in their mind Asus got inspired to launch such a featured smartphone with a unique name: Selfie.

As the “Selfie” word had crowned as the “word of 2013” in 2013, the smart phone’s companies have realized the importance of quality of the front camera;  after that various companies had launched numerous of smartphones including “Micromax Canvas Selfie” and “In Focus M530” and aiming to win the choices of cell phone obsessed buyers.

Today’s selfie-centric smartphone Asus Zenfone selfie goes a bit further with its same feature of laser autofocus system as it was in Asus Zenfone 2 laser and its improved camera. If you have the quest whether it is offering enough allure to the self-obsessed selfie lovers then we will find out below.

Display, Design and Configuration

The Asus Zenfone Selfie is the successor of the Asus Zenfone 2 and it gives the same look and feel as the prior model of the Asus Zenfone including diverse range of models, concentric circle pattern, and sound rocker on rear level. There is only one difference between the two models that is Zenfone selfie comes in numerous colors and the lens of front camera is slightly larger and noticeable, which is positioned at the front and centre adjacent to the earpiece on either side.

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This model of Zenfone is also inbuilt with the hybrid-SIM slot  that seems like one slot is extended to double at  one place. The screen of the Zenfone selfie is of 1080×1920 pixels with 5.5 inches of dimension and it is extremely sharp and bright.

Specifications and Software

The Asus Zenfone selfie is inbuilt with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. It supports 4G with both the SIM and has expandable memory up to 64 GB through microSD cards. It has also 3000mAh battery which remains standby for 24 hours even experiencing the day 2-day tasks.
The main thing that is included in this device is whenever you capture any picture, it  is loaded with Bloatware and Asus tools. It also comprises of a wide range of applications which you can remove if it is a third party or you can disable the apps of Asus.

Camera

The popular feature of Asus Zenfone Selfie is its 13-megapixels front and rear cameras, which possesses f/2.2 aperture and 88-degree wide angle view of a field. The back camera also has a 13-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture and the laser autofocus system. Both the cameras have 5P Largan lenses, Toshiba sensors, blue glass filters and dual-tone LED flashes.

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Performance

The Asus Zenfone Selfie is succeeded as the best performer amid the all the variant smart phones to use all the day to day activities on the internet due to the capabilities of Snapdragon 615 Soc and the 3GB RAM also helps users to get rid from the phone hanging difficulties of the phones and runs smoothly. The interface of this device runs faultlessly and helps users to access all the apps and games without any trouble.

Battery life of the Asus Zenfone Selfie is far better than its prior models and can run for 11 hours, 28 minutes even if you continuously access video player. It has also higher resolution screen which performs well while capturing selfie as well as other tasks including phone calls, signal strength quality and sound quality of the speakers.

Key Features of Asus Zenfone Selfie

Network SupportNetworkGSM, HSPA, LTE
Body AttributesDimensions156.5 x 77.2 x 10.8 mm (6.16 x 3.04 x 0.43 in)
Weight170 g (6.00 oz)
SIM SupportDual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
DisplayTypeIPS  capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours
Size5.5 inches (~68.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density)
MultitouchYes
Design & PlatformOSAndroid OS, v5.0 (Lollipop)
Chip SetQualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615
CPUQuad-core Cortex-A53 & Quad-core Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 405
MemoryCard SlotsmicroSD, Extendable memory up to 64 GB
Internal

Storage

16/32 GB, 2/3 GB RAM
CameraFeaturesGeo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama
Primary13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Secondary13 MP, 1080p, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Video1080p@30fps
Sound FeaturesAlert TypesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerAvailable
3.5mm JackAvailable
Communication TypeWLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP, EDR
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Infrared portYes
RadioFM radio
USBmicroUSB v2.0(MHL TV-out),USb Host
FeaturesSensorAccelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
BrowserHTML5
JavaNo
Other Features5GB free lifetime ASUS WebStorage

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player

– MP4/H.264 player

– Document viewer

– Photo/video editor

Battery SpecificationsLi-Po 3000 mAh battery
Standby Time11 hours,28 minutes
During callTo be confirmed
During MusicTo be confirmed
Colours Available Pure White, Chic Pink, Aqua Blue

Verdict

For daily smartphone users, it can be considered relatively expensive than Yureka series but more reliable with the outstanding performances. It gives you an astonishing experience and comes up into the market at reasonable rates without putting much load on user’s bank accounts.

The camera of this device is more similar which could be mostly seen in the premium category of smartphones and the laser autofocus sensor and dual tone flash add the worth value to it even only at 20,000. If you are about to buy a digital camera and use your smartphone mostly to capture selfie with your friends then you can save your budget through buying Asus Zenfone Selfie without spending on both the gadgets.

Besides, it is more beneficial for selfie addicts and one could not be disappointed after buying this phone. This cell phone is has set the fire in the sales of Flipkart in this month.