Asus launched a selfie centric smartphone in India, the Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie dual Cam (ZD553KL). Here is the Zenfone 4 Selfie dual cam review, this handset is priced at Rs. 14,999. It comes with dual cameras on the front and it does an amazing job, check this review to know more.

The Asus Zenfone 4 selfie dual cam handset is powered by Snapdragon 430 octa core processor. It is powerful, does not heat up much, offers smooth gaming experience and even the battery life is decent enough.

This handset is light weight and easy to use / handle. The key attraction is the front dual cameras, even if you are not a selfie user you will become one, once you start using the front camera. Rear camera is also pretty good, check the camera section for more details.

Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie review

Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie dual cam features, specifications

Inside the box (unboxing the Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie dual cam) :  Handset, user manual, warranty card, data cable (USB – Micro USB), Travel Charger 5.2V/1.35A, SIM ejector Pin
Body : Build and finishing is very good, light weight, body made of plastic with metallic finishing, will be available in exciting color options
SIM Type : Nano SIM + Nano SIM + Micro SD card slot
Weight and Dimensions : 144 grams, 7.85mm
Screen  :  5.5 inches, IPS, 1280 x 720 pixels resolution with 2.5D curved glass. Color reproduction, viewing angles are very good
Connectivity :  4G, VoLTE, WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth
Sensors : Accelerometer, Proximity, light, magnetic, Gyro, hall and step counter
LED Notification : Yes
OTG : Yes supported
RAM : 4GB (about 2.6GB free on first boot)
ROM : 64GB (about 52GB free on first boot)
Micro SD : Yes 2TB MAX
OS : ZenUI 4.0 based on Android Nougat 7.1.1

Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie design

Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie dual cam Performance

CPU :  Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Octa Core @ 1.4 GHz – 64 Bit
GPU :  Adreno 505 GPU
Heating : Medium
Max Battery Temperature : 37 degrees

Overall performance was smooth, no lags, gaming apps did well and heat up was under control.

Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie back panel

Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie dual cam Benchmark

Antutu : 44593 / 8297
NenaMark3 :  59.4 fps (3-4)
Multi Touch : 10 points
Disk Speed :  162 MB/s read  and 168 MB/s write

Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie dual cam Gaming Review

Both Asphalt 8 as well as Modern Combat 5 games played well, no lags, check video review for gaming action.

Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie 16MP camera

Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie dual cam Camera  Review

Rear Camera : 16MP, auto focus, flash, f/2.0
Front Camera : 20MP f/2.0 + 8MP f/2.4, front flash
Video Recording : 1080p (FHD) resolution

The rear camera is of 16MP resolution and if you are using that in low light condition in Auto mode,  shots will be bad, really bad, however if you switch to manual mode you will get awesome shots.  The front camera is amazing. There are dual cameras placed at a distance and offers 3 modes – normal, wide and portrait.

Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie 5.5 inch HD screen

Now you can use the portrait mode in both normal as well as wide mode. The wide mode captures more area and is perfect for group selfies. But for individual selfies in portrait mode, select normal mode. Selfie in Portrait mode is just amazing, looks like taken from a DSLR camera – check the sample images below and yes these are taken with the front dual camera. This handset can shoot FHD videos. Overall camera quality is excellent.

Camera Rating : 4.3 out of 5

Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie dual cam camera samples

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Other features

There is finger print sensor on the front, its fast and accurate. Sound is loud and clear, no issues with in-call speaker and networks (I was using Airtel SIM).

Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie hands on

Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie dual cam Battery Review

Battery capacity : 3000 mAh (non-removable)
Charging Time : Charge – 3 hours using the charger provided 0 to 100%
Battery Life : 5 to 8 hours non-stop (moderate to heavy)
Daily usage battery life : One to One and a Half days of mixed usage

Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie thickness

Battery Test Results

Battery Temp at idle : 32 degrees
Running Benchmark app :
 15 minutes / 3% / 36 degrees
Mc5 + Asphalt 8  game play : 20 minutes / 6% / 37 degrees
FHD video playback with full brightness (WiFi /4G on) :  33 minutes / 8% / 36 degrees

Verdict

Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie dual cam is for selfie lovers, even if you are not a selfie user you will become one once you start using the front camera. Overall a very good handset price is decent.

Rating : 4.3 out of 5

Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie price in India is Rs. 14,999 on flipkart big billion day sales you can get for Rs. 13,999.

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  1. As of now I decided on Asus zenphone 4 selfie, but reading the comments about the camera, I a stepping back. How about the camera quality of Samsung on max which currently costs 15999. I am planning to buy a new mobile. I am looking for an excellent camera. Please suggest friends

    1. Don’t get it. I sold the phone. Camera quality is pathetic. It heats a lot and hangs a lot too. Better go for samsung. If you’re only interested in taking selfies you can go with selfie 4 but if you take photos with the rear camera just AVOID it.

  2. @raghav, i just dont understand you point. pics looks good in phone. so where else you expected?

    to get a super clear picture as per your requirement you need to have a camera not a phone.

    phone camera will always have flaws irrespective of upgradation. You are expecting a to carry 10 people in a Tata Nano car. you need to get a SUV.

    1. Did you even read what I had typed? The pics look good on phone but when you zoom it the pic is very bad. Have some common sense. There are other phones which cost lesser which give better picture quality, you don’t even have the phone but you’re acting too smart. The picture looks like oil color painting when zoomed in. Get a life and keep your lectures to yourself.

      1. “Have some common sense”,” Get a life and keep your lectures to yourself.” “you don’t even have the phone but you’re acting too smart.” …..at least he has manners and that is what matters.

    2. Go look at the comments in flipkart about the product. Almost everyone is complaining about the camera of the phone.

        1. Click on the negative red colored ratings and also click on the most recent reviews. You can easily read and check that everyone’s commenting about the camera. Everything else is fine, I don’t have a problem but camera sucks. Read the reviews.

          1. Overall the rating is 4 and it is good. Why do you want to me and others to filter only negative, people who are not happy with handset for whatever reason will complain, and those who are happy will write good things. Overall the good is more than the bad and you want everyone to filter only negative.

            There is a serious problem with you man, you need to see a Psychiatrist !

  3. Gogi pls reply fast….

    1.How far the display clarity is good in comparison to full HD displays.
    How much is the difference.

    2. How less is the battery backup in comparison to redmi Note 4 ‘s battery ?

    My sister is very eager to buy this phone…
    Pls clear these doubts…
    I have to buy soon….

    Thanx

    1. @Sajid I have this phone. Display clarity is not bad but not as good as full hd display. Battery back up is okay too but it drains too fast and charges too slow. Takes about 3 hrs to charge fully. It also heats up with moderate usage.
      Redmi 4 has better battery and even better camera sadly as they have used 16mp back camera in this phone but the quality is like 8mp camera even in manual mode. The front camera is 20 mp and gives okay quality shots.
      If you want good looks and good clean UI you can go with asus but everything else sucks.

    2. hi please dont buy this mobile, the mobile heats up so badly and while taking pictures the camera too heats up. in my mobile its 100.8 Fahrenheit

  4. I bought the handset. But the camera is not even average. Please tell which settings you used in manual mode for better pictures? I will be thankful to you.

    1. Did VoLTE work?
      Also if you ask such questions you should never buy a handset where I have mentioned that the quality gets better when used in manual mode, specially when you have no idea about what you are doing.

      1. Gogi bro, the camera is pathetic even after using manual controls. It’s horrendous. The macro mode shots in manual mode look like oil color paintings when zoomed in.

  5. Hi Gogi you have reviewed both Zenfone 3 and 4 selfie , now zenfone 3 is available for Rs 11999 for 3 and 32 GB variant
    which one to buy or better latest selfie 4 or old zenfone 3 in terms of camera / battery

    Thanks in advance

    1. Zenfone 4 is overrated. The phone looks good but camera is very mediocre. Even using Tripod I’m not getting good results from the 16mp back camera. I don’t know if the phone is faulty or not. Photos have lot of noise and even front cam sucks. 20 mega pixel cam looks like 8mp cam. My nubia phone with only 13mp gives super clarity compared to this.
      The only reason I’m not returning this product is because I got this for my mom and she didn’t use camera much.

      1. Exactly same thoughts.. But now there is no option to get a refund. Only replacement. Don’t know what to do..

        1. All the features are good except for the camera, I even noticed some heating but I hope it gets better after all apps get updated. The back camera is just horrible with lot of noise even in good artificial lighting condition. I should have checked reviews of low light samples before making the purchase.

          1. Rahgav, this handset is very good in fact excellent, if you read the review it says that low lights are bad for rear camera in auto mode and you should go manual. Those who have no knowledge of photography should avoid buying handsets that does well in manual mode.

            Photography is skill that no one can teach you, best photographers will get a way to get the best shots and the so called photographers will complain about saturation, noise, depth etc, use all such high fundu words. Issue is almost all users using handset for shooting photos do it in auto mode and even if some use manual mode all settings are still in Auto mode.

            I have bought this handset and it is cool, rear camera is also great, if you know how to use.

          2. @Sandeep M camera is really bad even in manual mode and don’t tell me about your so called photography expertise. The camera is bad in auto and even in manual mode it is bad. I’m not only talking about low light, I’m also talking about close up and macro shots.
            I also got an update stating camera improvement and now it has become worse.

          3. “I also got an update stating camera improvement and now it has become worse.”.

            When people like you give your feedbacks and the company makes changes it will make quality even worse.

        2. @anand I’ve asked for replacement piece, let’s see what happens. I like the look of the phone very much but if camera is the same, I will sell it and get zenfone 3 instead.

          1. @raghav did you purchase it from Flipkart? if so its hard to get a refund. I bought two mobile one original and other was a replacement for the old one. both was very worse. poor rear camera and battery heating issues.

          2. @Sharu, yes, I got the phone from Flipkart. Refund is not possible as it’s a mobile phone and even amazon is the same. They only give replacement because of all the a**hole customers misuing the refund policy that used to be there before.
            Phone got two updates with the latest update giving a slight improvement in camera but it’s still a bad camera phone because asus was making a big fuss about the camera. Front camera is okay. Looks good on the phone screen but looks pathetic when zoomed in.

    2. Mukesh, I am using Zenfone 3, 3gb/32gb version and I must say it has amazing quality, good camera and blazing fast processor (SD 625). The moment u hold this phone u will feel that u r holding a premium phone…. Most of people feel that it has less battery(2650 mAh), but surprisingly, it gives my 1.5 days battery backup (4g always on)…. I don’t know why this phone is underrated.. If you are getting it @12-13k, it will be very good deal.. I am fully satisfied…

      1. Thanks Sanjay !!!
        hope Jio also working in Zenfone 3 as you mentioned 4g always on
        how is front camera quality..

        1. Yes, Jio works flawlessly, in fact I am using Jio 4g in it. Front camera is also good.. Also getting time to time updates from Asus…

  6. Gogi bro, I bought this phone today for 12.5k based on your review about the camera. I hope it is good. BTW does this phone have call recording and tap to wake feature?

  7. Gogi sir i m planning to buy this phone but want to confirm Does this phone having cast screen function available usually came with the name ‘play to’ in asus phones… Plz tell me so i can decide whether buy or not

    1. All Asus phones with Zen UI have call recording facility, in fact it has many features under call setting..

  8. Does Asus Zenfone4 selfie support bokhe effect on front and rear camers ?? Or the bokhe effect is available on this phone

    1. Depends on your choice, Mi A1 is for normal shots (rear camera) and Zenfone 4 Selfie dual is for selfie shots.

  9. Gogi Bhai how to take image from rear camera in manual mode. as soon as we switch mode to manual mode we see lot of options how to set there parameters.

  10. very good pics of selfie and priced well i believe, photo of Gogi bhai looks awesome with bokeh effect.

    Rear camera with EIS is just unbelievable , and last not the least its not chinese

  11. Wow…selfies r lukng awesome..gogi ji… can u pls tell ..how is d music output thro’ earphones…?

  12. Gogi ji back camera me bhi portrait mode ka option dia hua hai kya vo work karta hai. Aur kya hum isme 4k video play kar sakte hai..