A Selfie is a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media. There has been an increasing number of the population taking selfies, and the usual smartphone’s front camera just aren’t good enough to capture high quality photos. ASUS has decided to put a stop to blur and low quality images captured by the front camera. This is why, they have just recently introduced the brand new ASUS Zenfone Selfie for the Singapore market, which boasts 13 Megapixel front facing camera.
Most definitely, the ASUS Zenfone Selfie is not only defined by its good photo taking capabilities. The phone is equipped to perform well with its efficient and moderately good computational hardware. Zenfone Selfie runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset with a dual quad-core A53 CPU. One runs on 1.7GHz while the other at 1.0GHz. This enables the whole processing unit to efficiently switch between processors depending on performance requirements in order to extend its battery life. The phone comes in either 2GB or 3GB of RAM, and buyers also have a choice between 16GB or 32GB of internal flash storage. We were glad to see that ASUS has also integrated a microSD external storage card slot to expand the overall media storage capacity up to 128GB.
Zenfone Selfie’s battery can actually be removed, unlike ASUS’s flagship Zenfone 2 Smartphones. This allows maintenance and replacement of battery to be done fairly easily, and most certainly extend the phone’s operational time, if users were to have a spare battery with them. The considerably high capacity Li-Po 3000 mAh battery is sure to last a whole day on a single charge.
In terms of connectivity, Zenfone Selfie is in fact a dual-SIM smartphone that supports most of the 4G Networks available in the world. This makes the Zenfone Selfie a perfect phone to bring overseas, especially if you are travelling alone. The combination of its dual-SIM features and great front facing camera, the phone is going capture the finest moments of your holiday overseas. This is supplemented by the availability of A-GPS and GLONASS built into the phone which guides you around the new city. The phone is also able to connect to ultrafast 802.11ac wireless hotspots that promises speeds of over 300Mbps or higher (depending on the the transmitter), and the latest bluetooth 4.0 technology, covering all areas of wireless data transfer.
Put away the thought owning a smartphone with a low display resolution The 1920 x 1080 FullHD display that is on the Zenfone 2 Selfie is going to blow your mind away. Movies and other videos are going to seem so much clearer on the display of the Zenfone 2 Selfie. The shiny Corning Gorilla Glass 4 with oleophobic(oil proof) coating, is not only going to give you a better overall entertainment experience, but also longevity and reliability to the smartphone.
If you fancy LG’s double tap to wake features, the Zenfone Selfie will like to excite you with even more from such gestures. Zenfone Selfie brings convenience to a whole new level. In addition to the double tap to wake/sleep, you can even draw an “S” on the screen when the phone is in sleep, and the the front camera app will open, allowing you to quickly take a Selfie. If you draw a “C”, the rear camera will open instead. Surprisingly unique and intuitive!
Test 1 : Selfies
|Zenfone Selfie Front Camera|
|Zenfone 2 Front Camera|
|Zenfone Selfie Front Camera – Low Light|
|Zenfone 2 Front Camera – Low Light|
The front camera performance is apparent. No other front facing camera from any other smartphone can take images as clear and high quality as the Zenfone Selfie. Even in low light, Zenfone Selfie was able to capture much more light than the Zenfone 2, without the use of flash.
|Zenfone Selfie Night Mode|
|Zenfone 2 Night Mode|
Even though both Zenfone Selfie and Zenfone 2 are both installed with a 13 megapixel camera, it seems that the Zenfone 2’s camera managed to perform slightly better than the Zenfone Selfie’s. As seen in our tests, the Zenfone Selfie’s images seemed a bit noisier, while the Zenfone 2 remained more natural and represented the original colours better.
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