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Last edited by iyon_srgn on 2017/12/10 03:43

Overview of the ZenFone 4 Selfie Camera Features Pro




One of the vendors who want to provide high-quality smartphone with a camera is ASUS. Newest product, ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro, comes with two front-facing camera and a rear camera that has been equipped with a variety of features that help when shooting.

Besides being used to take photos or Selfie selfie, front camera now also be counted on to make a vlog or video log of daily users.




Design


ASUS again offer different designs for Zenfone family of 4, including for Zenfone 4 Pro Selfie this, when compared with the family Zenfone 3. One should be directly viewed is  a fingerprint scanner  that ASUS is now placed on the front side and not on the back side as the family Zenfone 3. in addition, the family Zenfone 4 also has a corner with an arch that is wider than the family Zenfone 3.

Turning to Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro specifically. This smartphone comes with a body that has overall dimensions 154.02 mm x 74.83 mm x 6.85 mm. One thing that immediately implied when viewing dimension information, this smartphone has a body that is fairly thin, below 7.0 mm! As for the length and width, can be quite common for a smartphone with a screen 5.5 "at this time.

This smartphone is not designed to have a thinner bezel. Bezel on the left and right of the screen size of about 2 mm, not too thick, but can not be said to be thin. As for the top and bottom of the screen, ASUS actually use the bezel is thick enough, because they are also putting the various components in the area. When the screen is 5.5 "used smartphones compared to the cross section of the front side, the screen-to-body ratio, it is only about 72% only. This figure is somewhat lower for smartphones in the current era.





Fingerprint scanners, which also serves as the home button, placed ASUS at the bottom of the screen bezel, flanked by navigation buttons Back and All Apps. Both of these navigation buttons include a backlight, which makes it easily visible in dark conditions. As they do in the line of their smartphones, ASUS also embed extra functions in the All Apps button on the smartphone. When the button is pressed for a few seconds, then the command can be run, with the option to take  a screenshot , open the menu, or turn on  the split screen . Back button and All Apps are now equipped with a backlight.

Things become a unique feature of Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro is in the bezel above the screen, where the ASUS put the dual-camera system to camera selfie smartphone. Both selfie camera of this smartphone on the right side of the  earpiece . Meanwhile, LED flash for the camera selfie placed on the left side of the earpiece. Additionally, proximity sensor and light sensor was also there on the left side of the earpiece.





Turning to the side of this smartphone, ASUS put the volume up / down and power on the right side.




While on the left side, there is a tray for SIM Card and Micro SD. ASUS chose to use a tray  hybrid  for this smartphone, where the user must choose whether to use the Nano-SIM dual or single Nano-SIM and a Micro SD.





3.5 mm audio connector is included ASUS in this smartphone, something that can be quite rarely done by manufacturers who offer a smartphone with a fairly thin body. Along with the Micro USB connector, mic, and speakers, audio connectors are placed on the bottom side of the smartphone. Somehow ASUS still using a Micro USB connector for Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro, not a Type C connectors as they already offer in some families smartphone Zenfone 3.



The rear side of this smartphone is only inhabited by the main camera of this smartphone, along with dual-tone LED flash supporters.The rear body of the smartphone is made of material resembling metal, with two strips for the antenna located near the top and bottom of the smartphone. As for the front side, ASUS cover the body and this smartphone screen with Gorilla Glass. In general, such as smartphones with other thin metal body, this smartphone is quite slippery when held.


Sales package

ASUS offer a smartphone Zenfone 4 Pro Selfie with sales package that is quite good. They include some equipment to support the use of smartphones, including headsets and softcase. In addition, of course, power adapter, ejector pin for SIM tray / Micro SD, as well as their fixed data cable included. Here is the unboxing video for the sales package Zenfone 4 Pro Selfie this:




Softcase presence in the sales package will greatly help users overcome the body's pretty slick smartphone. Softcase given quite good.Unfortunately, the materials used a little too hard, so that the buttons on the smartphone was a little hard pressed when softcase is used. Our advice, use this softcase in the first moment you start wearing them. However, look for another case that is more convenient to operate the buttons Zenfone 4 Pro Selfie this.


Specification

SoC "million people" for the upper middle class, Snapdragon 625, relied upon by ASUS as the motor of Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro.Previously, ASUS has also been offering SoC this one in the family Zenfone 3. The Snapdragon 625, the processor octa-core Cortex A53 2.0 GHz, Adreno 506 GPU, and the Hexagon DSP 546, it still offers the ability to say a very qualified for the current needs in smartphones.




4 GB RAM and internal storage of 64 GB included for this smartphone. 4 GB RAM capacity may no longer be said big, but still more than enough for a variety of usage scenarios smartphones today. As for storage, the capacity offered is quite large, and they can be expanded using Micro SD, up to 256 GB. Unfortunately, it if doing so would sacrifice a second SIM card slot.

Screen 5.5 "ASUS offered to smartphone Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro , with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. ASUS said that they use a panel AMOLED for this smartphone, which would offer excellent display quality. Gorilla Glass 2.5D used ASUS to protect the screen, and most of the front side of this smartphone.




The battery in this smartphone brings the rating capacity of 3000 mAh , a capacity that could be said in a middle-class standard. Not exactly great, but not too small, considering this smartphone SoC comes with a fairly efficient power. ASUS states that this smartphone supports fast charging. We certainly will do the testing for battery life and recharging the battery for this smartphone.


Sensor: Complete


ASUS equips smartphones with a number of sensors to support their use. Sensors that can be said is a standard requirement for today's smartphones, such as the accelerometer, gyroscope, e-compass, proximity sensor, and light sensor available inZenfone 4 Selfie Pro . Fingerprint scanners, as we have mentioned before, is also available.



For the connectivity, ASUS certainly complement this with support for 4G smartphones, with support for LTE Band 3, 5, 8 to FDD-LTEand TDD-LTE 40 for available, in accordance with the LTE mobile operator in Indonesia. LTE offered by this smartphone only to the extent of up to Cat. 4 (150 Mbps Uplink / Downlink 50 Mbps). This is consistent with those offered by cellular operators in Indonesia, at least for now. However, this also means that the user may not be able to feel a higher speed when using smartphones abroad, in countries that already offer speeds above Cat. 4. Other connectivity options offered ASUS includes WiFi 802.11 b / g / n andBluetooth 4.2. Unfortunately, ASUS does not include NFC and support for WiFi 5 GHz in this smartphone.
This smartphone market with Android 7.1.1 brings Nougat . UI promoted is the latest variant of ZenUI, namely ZenUI 4.0


Camera

Next, let's discuss the camera of the smartphone Zenfone 4 Pro Selfie this. The camera has become a mainstay for the lines ASUS Zenfone 4, with Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro, as the name implies, comes with more capabilities in the selfie. For camera selfie , ASUS complements this smartphone with a dual-camera, 24 MP DuoPixel and 5 MP with 120 ° wide-angle. Selfie camera "main"smartphone, the sensor 24 MP, comes with a lens 6P f / 1.8 with a field of view 83 °, Actually using the Sony IMX362 sensor, which is only sold as a 12 MP sensor. However, according to ASUS explanation, they take advantage of dual-pixel in the sensor's 24 MP DuoPixel features in this smartphone. Selfie camera is equipped with LED Softlight support flash, and video recording capabilities selfie up to 4K resolution at 30 fps.



As for the rear camera, ASUS complements this smartphone with 16MP sensor, with a field of view of 80 °. This camera comes with LED support "real tone" flash. ASUS also offers video recording capabilities up to 30 fps in 4K resolution camera on the back, with the support of the EIS for a more stable video.
Zenfone 4 Pro Selfie selfie camera comes with a unique, dual-sensor camera with a combination of "24 MP" DuoPixel and 5 MP wide angle. While using the main camera of 16 MP Sony IMX351 sensor, with a field-of-view of 80 °. Here are the images using the camera of the new smartphone ASUS:


Main camera





When it is said that the camera is one of the charms of  Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro,  it can be said to be true. Ability that carried a camera of this smartphone, both selfie camera and the main camera, be regarded as sufficient and does not disappoint. However, it should be remembered, that it applies under certain conditions.

The main camera on this smartphone has excellent potential, which can be proved with good detail that can be captured by the camera in the resulting image.

Enabling DuoPixel features make the camera had to wait a few seconds before it can be reused. The picture is great (24MP), and can be useful if you want to perform magnification, super-tight cropping, or printing large size (once). However, if juxtaposed with the default setting, the image is perceived DuoPixel not justify the extra detail. In fact there are several conditions that feature oddities in the photos. Oh yes, photographs in this mode also tend to result more brightly. Sometimes too bright.

Without DuoPixel mode, the camera selfie on Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro turned into one of the best selfie cameras we've tested. High details and looks classy. Selfie flash also be able to use (DuoPixel turn off the flash). Yes, without DuoPixel, his selfie camera to be very good.Shooting results not being too bright. Video recordings look good.

ASUS also offers Portait Mode feature, which can produce a bokeh effect in the photo. Bokeh effect is only active when the smartphone to detect objects close to the camera man. Unfortunately, the resulting blur effect is too strong and tend bokehnya forms such as soft focus effect, not a natural bokeh. Moreover, there is no option bokeh effect this power setting, well before the photo is taken and after the photo was taken.

As for the camera selfie wide angle sensors are used in this smartphone only allows capturing images up to a resolution of 5 MP alone.The images with wide angle selfie was able to cover a wider area. However, the picture quality is not as good as the main camera and only feasible in a bright room.




Menu SelfieMaster a mainstay Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro . You can activate the effect of beauty in the video, photos, and even up to livestreaming. Yes, you can soften the face that appears on the livestream with Youtube, Facebook, and other app.

So the camera Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro Good or Not?OK, we realize that there are many pros and cons from our own side, the camera Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro . so let us to create plus-minus on his camera.


Weakness Zenfone 4 Selfie Camera Pro:
  • DuoPixel felt less effective. Deadly flash, making shooting more slowly, and the quality is sometimes not as good without using it.Better not be used, because the normal mode is very good quality.
  • Ultra-wide camera has poor quality. Only suitable for outdoor shooting
  • Bokeh the portrait mode is not adjustable and too strong effect
  • Not natural bokeh shape and resembles a soft focus effect
  • Not equipped with OIS
  • We feel lost fitu setting the parameters of the image


Excellence camera Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro:
  • The main camera of high quality. It could be one of the highest in its class.
  • Selfie camera with the lens wide / normal high quality. One of the best, it can even compete with the 20MP-24MP on other smartphones.
  • Ultrawide selfie camera is an interesting bonus that can be used for photos and video in bright conditions.
  • Detailed shooting mode, manual mode is super-complete.
  • 4K video to the main camera and selfie
  • EIS greatly aid in producing a video with the primary camera
  • There are shortcuts to turn the camera quickly
  • Selfie Master quite effectively to the varied needs of selfie. Even serves to livestreaming (BeautyLive).
  • Flash for selfie quite subtle and tend to produce natural pictures


We particularly liked the quality and capabilities of the camera Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro . The quality is the best classified. You just need to ignore the extra features that can degrade the quality of the picture.


Performance Test:


AnTuTu

Application benchmarks this one is one of the most widely used to measure the strength of an Android device. Some things are tested on AnTuTu include a User Experience (UX), CPU, RAM, GPU and I / O . We present a score of AnTuTu 6.0.1 .




Geekbench
GeekBench a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the processor of a smartphone, tablet, and PC. This application uses a variety of computational algorithms are widely used in real-world scenarios so that we can analyze the performance of a processor when using single-core or multi-core. We use two versions of Geekbench, which Geekbench Geekbench 3 and 4.

Geekbench Geekbench 3 and 4






3DMark

This benchmark is intended to test the performance of the system on an Android smarpthone in handling graphics processing. The higher the result, the better smartphone will run the process graphics. The test run was Ice Storn Unlimited.




PCMark
This benchmark measures application performance Android smartphone or tablet, through testing based daily activities commonly performed by the user, not the algorithm that is abstract. The resulting score is claimed to reflect the actual performance of these devices. The tests that we run is Work Work 1.0 and 2.0 .






Battery
The battery in the smartphone Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro has a capacity of 3000 mAh , a capacity that could be said to be the "standard" for the middle class smartphones today. Previously, ASUS has also been offering the smartphone with the same SoC, Snapdragon 625,with a battery of 3000 mAh as well, namely Zenfone 3 ZE552KL. Smartphones that can offer good durability, and should it also be expected users Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro. Is it true?
Note: Testing with our browsing servers, seemingly having problems. The results are not in accordance with our forecasts and expectations. We are now exploring further. Therefore, we draw terlabih advance his browsing test results. Soon we will update after the test results can be verified.





Turning to the next test, video playback, where we play the video repeatedly using the MX Player , to death for running out of battery smartphone. This test would indicate that Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro has battery life is fairly good. The results of this test video playback,  up to 14 hours 36 minutes , quite good for a smartphone with specs like this. Not the best, but it is in the top ranks for battery life in its class.




As for recharging the battery, from empty, we took about 1 minute 30 seconds to reach the point of 2%, where the smartphone can already turned on. Then, recharging from 2% to 100% takes about 1 hour 54 minutes. Overall, from a fully discharged state, the rechargeable battery of the smartphone takes 1 hour and 55 minutes with an adapter of the sales package. Note this time indicates that Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro offers recharging the battery pretty quickly, can not be said to be very fast, but it is faster than the 3000 mAh battery recharging without fast charging capability.


Conclusion



(+) Excess
  • sturdy body
  • High performance of a smartphone with Snapdragon SoC 625
  • The main camera has a good potential
  • Fast charging
  • Excellent screen (AMOLED)
  • ZenUI 4.0 feels lighter than ZenUI 3.0
  • The navigation key with backlight
  • The main camera of high quality. It could be one of the highest in its class.
  • Selfie camera with the lens wide / normal high quality. One of the best, it can even compete with the 20MP-24MP on other smartphones.
  • Ultrawide selfie camera is an interesting bonus that can be used for photos and video in bright conditions.
  • Detailed shooting mode, manual mode is super-complete.
  • 4K video to the main camera and selfie
  • EIS is very helpful making video
  • There are shortcuts to turn the camera quickly
  • Selfie Master quite effectively to the varied needs of selfie. Even serves to livestreaming (BeautyLive).
  • Flash for selfie quite subtle and tend to produce natural pictures


(+/-) Plus Minus
  • Bodi slippery, but it can be overcome with softcase in the sales package
  • Battery life is fairly good when testing video, but less well in testing web browsing (they will be rechecked)
  • SIM Card Tray hybrid, but the size of 64 GB of internal storage may make it less necessary to add a Micro SD
  • Screen 5.5 "16: 9 feels a bit" old-fashioned "because it started many smartphone with a screen 2: 1 (18: 9). But the high quality and comfortable for typing (for wide)
  • Micro USB is also noticeably less modern. However, this time, will facilitate the use of micro USB charger borrowing, is not it?


(-) Deficiency
  • Yet supports WiFi AC
  • Does not have NFC
  • DuoPixel felt less effective. Deadly flash, making shooting more slowly, and the quality is sometimes not as good without using it.Better not be used, because the normal mode is very good quality.
  • Ultra-wide camera has poor quality. Only suitable for outdoor shooting
  • Bokeh the portrait mode is not adjustable and too strong effect
  • Not natural bokeh shape and resembles a soft focus effect
  • Not equipped with OIS
  • We feel lost fitu setting the parameters of the image


Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro comes as the latest flagship ASUS in the smartphone market middle class in Indonesia. This smartphone can be said to look quite different from its predecessor, Zenfone line 3, which is now ASUS put the fingerprint scanner on the front side of the body, under the screen, and not to use tempered glass for the rear body, turning to  metal unibody . Bodi smartphone itself is sturdy enough, but quite slippery when held.

ASUS offers a screen AMOLED 5.5 " in this smartphone, with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. This screen can display the appearance looks fairly good, better than what is offered by a smartphone with AMOLED screen before ASUS, Zenfone Zoom S . Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro comes with the operating system Android 7.1.1 Nougat with  ZenUI 4.0, the new UI ASUS is noticeably lighter than the previous version, ZenUI 3.0 .

Snapdragon SoC 625 back ASUS relied on this smartphone, and performance offered also looks very attractive, fairly high for the Snapdragon 625. As for the battery, ASUS offers fast charging capability in this smartphone, which despite not being the fastest, but enough to charge the battery smartphone much faster than the average smartphone with a 3000 mAh without the capability of fast charging.

Connectivity become one of the shortcomings of this smartphone, where ASUS has yet to offer support for 5 GHz WiFi and NFC. In addition, the smartphone is only equipped with a SIM card tray hybrid, in which the user must choose between using a Dual Nano Nano SIM or SIM and a Micro SD. Fortunately, this smartphone has an internal storage is large enough, which may be sufficient to reduce the need for the use of Micro SD.

This excellent smartphone camera, equipped with a lot of extra features. However, there are some extra features that should not be used. Without regard to features such efficient feature, Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro is one of the middle-class smartphone with a front-rear cameras are very good (or even best?).

Finally,  for those who are looking for front and rear cameras of high quality in the middle class, Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro could be the best option.

Short Specifications


ProductAsus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro (ZD552KL)
Screen5.5 "Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
SoC/ProcessorSnapdragon 625
Octa Core CPU (8x 2.0 GHz Cortex A53)
GPUAdreno 506
Memory/Storage4 GB/64 GB
Battery3000 mAh
connectivityDual-SIM Nano (Hybrid), Micro SD, 2G / 3G / 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2
CameraRear camera : 16 MP. PDAF, Real-Tone LED Flash, 4K 30 fps video, EIS
Camera selfie : Dual 12 MP (24 MP DuoPixel) 4K video + 5 MP, Softlight Flash
Operating systemAndroid 7.1.1 "Nougat"





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Great in-depth review! Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro is really a great choice
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hideki elixir posted on 2017/12/11 07:53
Great in-depth review! Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro is really a great choice

Yes,,,,,
Thanks your comment.
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