In case you’re looking for more oomph from your selfie focused phone, Asus has got you covered with the Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro.
The extra pro at the end of the Zenfone 4 Selfie comes in with quite a few upgrades from the standard selfie.
Build wise it will emulate much of the budget-friendly build from the aluminum backing with the same camera placement and button placements as its non-pro counterpart.
First from the number of things on the upgrade checklist will be the screen resolution that got a bump from 720p to the now 1080p standard. Brightness, clarity, color reproduction gets all bumped up, too, thanks to the upgrade from IPS LCD to AMOLED. The only similarities the Selfies share will be the screen size maintaining it at 5.5 inches.
The front facing camera, rather, cameras get 4 more extra megapixels from the 20MP found in the selfie. The secondary camera only gets 5MP as its only purpose will be to assist in wide-angle requirements.
Much of how the Selfie performs, the Selfie Pro takes great shots when assisted with sunlight or proper lighting. It will excel just as much in lowlight scenarios thanks to Asus’ proprietary SelfieMaster technology that makes use of to 12MP sensors underneath the lenses making it twice as sensitive to light.
The wide-angle secondary camera works just as well and the extra space is great for large group of friends or more of the scenery behind you, whichever the situation.
Videos can reach up to 4K resolution in case you might want to utilize the Selfie Pro for vlogging.
Nothing much has changed for the rear camera still at 16MP with standard camera capabilities as well as videos of up to 4K resolution.
Things under the hood got spec bumps to from the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 to the now Qualcomm SNapdragon 625 still with 4GB of RAM and a standard 64GB on-board storage with option to expand to 2TB (in case your selfie trigger happy finger needs all the storage.
Android Nougat 7.1 will be running the Selfie Pro out of the box and Asus has promised to port this to Android Oreo 8.0 with ZenUI 4.0. The difference? Less bloatware, more power, and more speed.
The 3000mAh battery will suffice to keep you going for a good day on casual usage. This will begin to dwindle down to a few hours if you’re always on the front camera or if you’re taking videos as the sensors plus the display will eat up a lot of the battery.
The Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro, priced at PHP 18,995.00, is available in three color variants: Rogue Red, Sunlight Gold and Deep Sea Black. Purchases will come with a free limited edition Gong Yoo A4 poster.
Considering the spec bump over the Selfie version, the price increase is reasonable and well within a competitive margin. This is more apparent when placed side by side with the OPPO F3 Plus, for example with almost the same capabilities at differing price points.
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