10 Cool Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Features that Make it Stand Out
GT Partner Team
At a time when the world is going crazy over front dual cameras, the Indian market hasn’t seen many phones with a front dual-camera setup in the budget series. Famous Taiwanese mobile maker, Asus, aims to change that with its brand new Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie.
Launched in India at a price of Rs 14,999, the Zenfone 4 Selfie can be seen as a direct competitor to Oppo F3 and Honor 9i.
Hosting an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor and an expandable storage of 64 GB, this sleek device has created quite a buzz, especially over its strange name.
Here at Guiding Tech, we checked the device and found out some incredible features of Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie.
Note: This post is about the Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie (ZD553KL), which retails at Rs 14,999. Asus launched a trio of smartphones in the same event, bearing (almost) the same name – the Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro, priced at Rs 23,999, and the Zenfone 4 Selfie (ZB553KL), priced at Rs 9,999.
1. Click Wefie instead of a Selfie
Selfies are ancient. To replace the fad, the Zenfone 4 Selfie has introduced us to Wefie.
Thanks to the 20-megapixel primary camera and the secondary 8-megapixel camera with a 120° wide-angle field of view, capturing a selfie with your gang is a child’s play.
This means that you can put your selfie stick up for the garage sale as you embrace the new Wefie.
Not only does it help in capturing fun-filled moments with your buddies, it can also be used to capture beautiful landscape photos in a wider vista.
As mentioned earlier, the Zenfone 4 Selfie is among the few phones in the sub-Rs 15,000 price bracket that features a front dual camera.
2. Portrait Mode for Selfie
When you talk about dual cameras, wider images and portrait mode automatically pop up in the conversation. Unfortunately, it's either one of the two that you get on most phones. However, the Zenfone 4 Selfie combines both these aspects in its selfie snapper.
It sports an impressive front portrait mode – aka the bokeh mode – where the background gently blurs away. All you need to do is tap on the Portrait mode at the top of the screen and smile!
3. Power of Front Flash
The thing with selfies is that no matter how admirable the camera is or impressive the special effects are, all these features don't add up if your phone can't shoot a decent picture in low light.
You wouldn't want to hold your phone's torch while you click a picture
After all, you wouldn't want to hold your phone's torch while clicking a picture, right? That changes with the Zenfone 4 Selfie. It packs a cool Softlight LED flash that can add a soft glow to your selfies.
Similar to the rear flash, you can choose to deactivate it manually and turn it on when needed.
If you recollect, not too long ago, we were all looking at the Play Store to have our share of apps to create collage. However, with the Zenfone 4 Selfie, you don't need to search for any third-party apps as it has one of its own.
Available under the parent Selfie Master app, this collage creator has a handful of design grids. Moreover, it also lets you choose the aspect ratio of your collage.
Though it won’t let you create a collage with a horde of pictures, you can easily create collages that contain up to nine images.
5. Live Stream With Beauty Mode
An ugly pimple? Bid it goodbye. The BeautyLive mode ensures a perfect look for all your live appearances. The mode comes with a beauty meter, allowing you to maintain the right look during your live streams.
BeautyLive uses a smart behind-the-scene software trick to make your skin appear smooth and free of blemishes.
This app supports a number of social networking sites such as YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.
For a phone in the sub-Rs 15,000 price range, the Zenfone 4 Selfie packs this impressive feature.
EIS (Electronic Image Stabilisation) helps in improving the stability of videos.
The EIS (Electronic Image Stabilisation) helps in improving the stability of videos. It works in the background, analyzing every frame and cropping it to maintain the stability of the moving frames. This feature will work while recording full HD (1920 x 1080) videos.
7. Dedicated Memory Card Slot
Is there a term for the best of three worlds? If there were, it would have been an apt description for the SIM tray of the Zenfone 4 Selfie.
It lets you slap two SIM card and a memory card together, giving you the chance to use your SIM cards and the expandable memory card together.
8. Enjoy Android Nougat
On the software end, we have the latest version of Android on the Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie — Android Nougat, powered with ZenUI 4.0 out of the box. With the influx of Android Marshmallow on some of the budget devices this year, this move is more than welcome.
The ZenUI, coupled with Android Nougat, gives you the advantage of both the systems such as mono audio, notification system and a customizable-Quick Settings menu.
As far as security is concerned, the Zenfone 4 Selfie includes the August 1 security patch. If you ask me, I'd have been happy with a more recent security patch.
9. Handy Mobile Manager
Talk about everything under a single roof. This phone's Mobile Manager has quite a number of handy features such as Data usage, Power Master, and notification control.
So, whether you have to tweak the individual app notification control or check the data usage of each app – you can do it all in one place.
10. Decent Battery Life
Powered by a 3,000-mAh battery, the Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie can easily support you through a day.
Moreover, if you want to push the battery to live even longer on a single charge, there are a slew of battery saving tips, including one that smartly adjusts the phone's CPU performance.
Selfie Smart Yet?
Apart from the above amazing features, the Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie also comes with a snappy fingerprint sensor, automatic face tagging in photos, and the SOS feature, to name a few. Besides, the slim design and light-weight add to the benefits of this spectacular device.
So, would you buy the Zenfone 4 Selfie? Do let us know in the comments below.