Nowadays the first thing that buyers look for, while buying a smartphone is the camera department. With the advent of smartphones with great camera capabilities and handy design, people are relying more on smartphones for capturing images instead of traditional cameras.
If you are looking for a smartphone with best selfie camera and great spec-sheet, which you can buy under Rs. 20,000, then you have reached the right place. In this post we go hands on with the Asus Zenfone Selfie smartphone which is amalgamation of excellent front and rear cameras and impressive configuration. Read on to find out Asus Zenfone Selfie hands on and first impressions with video.
On design front, the Asus Zenfone Sefie features plastic body which is rounded at the back. The phone is designed in such a manner that it feels comfortable while holding in one hand. Overall look of the phone is stylish and premium.
On the front, there is 5.5-inch full HD display with resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. It features Gorilla Glass 4 protection for resistance against scratches. The display is sharp, bright and vivid. Viewing angles and sunlight legibility are impressive.
Above the display, there is a 13 mega pixel front shooter accompanied with dual tone LED flash. Earpiece is placed next to front facing camera on right and sensors are located towards the left side.
Below the display, there are three touch capacitive buttons (Back, Home and Tasks keys).
Left and right edges of the phone are clean.
Top edge houses power button, 3.5mm audio jack and secondary microphone for noise cancellation.
USB port and microphone are located on the bottom edge.
On the rear of the phone, there is a 13 mega pixel rear primary camera with dual tone LED flash and laser auto focus. Below the camera, there are volume rockers and Asus logo.
Zenfone branding is present on the rear bottom of the phone, below which there is speaker mesh. The speakers are loud and clear.
Rear panel of the device is removable and it gives access to 2 SIM card slots and a 3000mAh battery.
The variant which we received for review, houses 32GB of internal memory (3GB RAM) which is expandable up to 64GB using microSD card.
The highlight of this phone is its camera department. It sports a 13 mega pixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, dual tone LED flash and laser auto-focus. There is also a 13 mega pixel front facing camera with dual LED flash and f/2.2 aperture. Both the cameras take stunning shots. The images taken by both cameras are crisp and sharp. Color quality of the images is natural and images do not pixelate even after zooming in.
At the heart of the device is a 64-bit 1.7GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor which is paired with Adreno 405 GPU and 3GB of RAM. The configuration is good enough to offer seamless gaming and multitasking performance. Heavy games and applications run flawlessly on the device.
On software front,it runs Android 5.0 Lollipop wrapped under ZenUI. The device however, comes pre-loaded with bloatware.
Price & Availability
The 32GB storage variant of Asus Zenfone Selfie with 3GB of RAM is available to buy from Flipkart for Rs. 17,999. The 16GB version with 2GB of RAM is priced at Rs. 15,999 and will go on sale starting September 30, 2015.
Key Features Of Asus Zenfone Selfie
- 64-bit 1.7GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
- GPU: Adreno 405
- Operating System: Android 5.0 Lollipop with ZenUI
- Display: 5.5-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 4)
- RAM: 2GB/3GB
- ROM: 16GB/32GB (expandable up to 64GB using microSD card)
- Rear Camera: 13 mega pixel with f/2.0 aperture, dual tone LED flash, laser auto-focus
- Front Camera: 13 mega pixel with f/2.2 aperture, dual tone LED flash
- Battery: 3000mAh
- Connectivity: 4G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
- Dimensions: 156.5×77.2×10.8 mm
- Weight: 170 grams
- Color Options: White, Pink and Aqua Blue
- Dual SIM
Asus Zenfone Selfie Hands On Video
In a market where camera has become an important factor for buyers while buying a smartphone, the Asus Zenfone Selfie does not fail to impress us. It offers great image quality and camera performance. Besides fascinating camera features, it offers great performance. It looks impressive on both design front and spec sheet. If you are looking for a smartphone with great camera capabilities and monstrous performance, then Zenfone Selfie is certainly the device which you are looking for.
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