Asus announced the ZenFone Selfie, a selfie-centric smartphone in India, with a good 13-megapixel selfie camera along with a Dual LED flash. For the other specs, the phone is very decent, and the best part about it is the camera combination. The phone is priced at Rs. 15999.
For those who are looking to purchase this selfie phone from Asus that looks like the ZenFone 2 but has better cameras, you should check the FAQ we did below, to make it easier for you to understand what comes packed in.
Check the Asus ZenFone Selfie specifications.
What are the variants of Asus ZenFone Selfie?
The phone is coming in two variants, one is with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage, and other is with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. Both the phones have everything else the same, even including a MicroSD card slot for storage expansion. [Update: We are yet to get an answer from Asus about the 2GB version]
How is the build quality of ZenFone Selfie?
It is almost the same as the ZenFone 2 is, with a solid build although plastic is what it is made of. It is a bit taller because of the bigger selfie camera that makes the top section bigger. It is a very good phone to hold in the hand, and seems quite sturdy.
Yes, the smartphone comes with a very tough Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection, which is capable of resisting even some drops, though it still depends on luck.
Do the navigation buttons come with a backlit LED light?
No, these are silverish buttons below the screen area, and they stay the same always without having any light. The only way you might be able to recognize the touch is with the haptic feedback.
How is the selfie camera on the phone?
In one word – Brilliant. The selfie camera is a 13-megapixel one, and is assisted by a Dual LED flash, so you know how good the photos would come out. Of course when it comes to selfies, there is some softening done by the camera software, but the options and modes it comes with, are all good enough to bring out great selfies.
Does the Asus ZenFone Selfie come with double-tap-to-wake function?
Yes, thankfully the feature is available although Asus has not changed the placement of the power button, which still stays on the top. Thus, having the double tap to wake function is very handy for this phone.
What are the SIM options in the ZenFone Selfie?
This is a Dual SIM smartphone in India, and both the SIM card slots support MicroSIM cards. We are yet to confirm whether both the SIMs support 4G LTE connectivity.
What is the internal hardware provided in the phone?
The ZenFone selfie has Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, octa-core 64-bit processor clocking at 1.7GHz, and along with that is either 2GB or 3GB of RAM.
How is the gaming performance of ZenFone Selfie?
The games play very well on the phone, except for some very rare lags on top games, which might be due to the Full HD display putting a load, because usually the Snapdragon 615 processor is seen to be doing great with the gaming even with high-end games such as Modern Combat 5, Asphalt 8.
What are the sensors provided in the device?
Following are the sensors in the Zenfone selfie phone: Gyroscope, Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Orientation sensor, Magnetic field sensor.
Is there USB OTG support available in the device?
Yes, the ZenFone Selfie supports USB OTG connectivity but we aren’t sure what size is the maximum it can support.
What is the available storage in the Zenfone Selfie?
The available user storage in the device is about 11GB in the 16GB variant, while the 32GB variant has just above 25GB available for the user.
Asus ZenFone Selfie Pros
- Gorilla Glass 4 protection
- Selfie camera is great
- Good performance
Asus ZenFone Selfie Cons
- Not easy to hold, power button on the top
- ZenUI has a lot of apps pre-loaded
- Battery performance not up to the mark