Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie was unveiled by Taiwanese smartphone maker on September 14 in New Delhi just days ahead of the extended festival season in India. The selfie-centric smartphone set to challenge the likes of Vivo and Oppo who have wholeheartedly embraced the selfie formula. Asus launched two variants of the Zenfone 4 Selfie, the basic variant boasts of a single 13MP selfie camera. It is also the most aggressively priced one and is expected to be the most popular of the three.
If you are a selfie enthusiast and have few questions pertaining to the Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie (base variant) we will make it easier for you. In this FAQ article, we have summed up all users related queries and answered them based on our experience with the phone.
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Advantages and Disadvantages
- Slim and Lightweight
- Dedicated microSD card slot
- Selfie camera performance
- Improved UI
- Not for gaming
- Plastic body
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie dual camera version vs Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie single camera Specifications
|Model||Zenfone 4 Selfie (Dual Camera Version)||Zenfone 4 Selfie (Single front camera)|
|Display||5.5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD, IPS LCD, 2.5D curved glass display||5.5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD, IPS LCD, 2.5D curved glass display|
|Processor||1.4GHz octa-core Snapdragon 430||1.4GHz octa-core Snapdragon 430|
|Internal Storage||64GB, expandable up to 128GB||32GB, expandable up to 128GB|
|Software||Android Nougat with Zen 4.0 UI on top||Android Nougat with Zen 4.0 UI on top|
|Primary Camera||16MP, dual tone flash, PDAF||13MP, dual tone flash, PDAF|
|Secondary Camera||20MP +8MP front-facing camera, F/2.0 aperture||13MP, LED flash|
|Battery||3000 mAh||3000 mAh|
|Dimensions and weight||155.66 x 76.2 x 7.85 mm; 144 grams||155.66 x 76.2 x 7.85 mm; 144 grams|
|Others||4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS / GLONASS, Fingerprint sensor||4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS / GLONASS, Fingerprint sensor|
|Price||Rs 14,999||Rs 9,999|
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Look and Feel
Question: How is the Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie design?
Answer: Design in budget phones always has limitations involved as the makers can’t really go overboard. The Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie has an all plastic build but it doesn’t feel cheap. In fact, the white fascia on the front, slim built and lightweight all work in its favor.The phone has 2.5D glass on top which further makes a persuasive case.
It’s a not a short phone from any means. It has beefy bezels on both top and bottom. The navigation keys and fingerprint sensor and fingerprint sensor are all on the front. The phone has slightly slanted edges that ensure a firm grip.
The volume rocker and power key are on the right edge while SIMs and SD card tray is on the left edge. The phone has 3.5mm jack, secondary mic on the top while loudspeaker and a micro USB port are at the bottom.
Asus could have opted for u-shape antenna bands and mimic the full metal design instead of the partial metal unibody template (something like Vivo V5s) and that would have felt more refreshing in our opinion. But, either way, the Zenfone 4 Selfie is certainly one of the best looking phones under 10,000 INR.
Question: How is the Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie build quality?
Answer: We found no issues with the Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie built quality. We tried to apply pressure to see if it bends but found it to be quite sturdy. We didn’t notice any flexes and creeks in the body.
Question: Is Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Water resistant?
Answer: It is not IP 67/68 certified which is necessary to claim water resistant.
Question: Does the Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie comes with back cover and tempered glass?
Answer: No, the Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie doesn’t come with a back cover or tempered glass, therefore, we would request you to buy a back cover and tempered glass as soon as you order this phone.
Question: Does Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie have capacitive navigation buttons below the display?
Answer: While it has a physical home button, the recent and back buttons are capacitive in nature. They are not backlit.
Question: How is the Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie display?
Answer: The Zenfone 4 Selfie display has one of the better displays in the price range. It packs a 5.5-inch 720p HD display which comes with 267ppi pixel density. What’s good about the display is its dynamic range which is better than what we get in the smartphones in this budget. It manages to produce accurate colors. The maximum brightness level is optimum for comfortable outdoor usage. A better pixel count would have made it a better deal.
Question: Does the Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie have the option for automatic brightness?
Answer: Yes, automatic brightness option is available on the Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie and it can be activated or deactivated from the quick settings.
Question: Does the Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie display have Gorilla glass protection?
Answer: No Gorilla Glass protection is not available on the Zenfone 4 Selfie.
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Performance and Storage
Question: How much internal storage space is free on Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie?
Answer: Out of 32GB internal storage, about 23GB internal storage is available on the phone.
Question: How much RAM is free on Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie?
Answer: Out of total 2.8GB RAM, about 1.6GB was available at the time of first boot.
Question: Does Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie have a separate microSD card slot?
Answer: Yes, it comes with a dedicated microSD card slot which can support memory card up to 2TB.
Question: Does Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie support USB OTG?
Answer: Yes, it supports USB on the go.
Question: Does Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie have a fingerprint sensor? How many fingerprints can you scan and store?
Answer: It comes with a front fingerprint sensor which can store up to 5 finger impressions.
Question: Is the fingerprint sensor on Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie fast and accurate? Is it always-on type?
Answer: The Zenfone 4 Selfie fingerprint sensor is always on and is reasonably fast and accurate.
Question: How is the day-to-day or general performance? How is gaming performance of Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie?
Answer: The Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie is a budget device so you will have to balance your expectations accordingly. The phone rocks on Snapdragon 430 SoC coupled with 3GB RAM and the performance we are getting out of it is at par with other Snapdragon 430 phones like Redmi 4 (faq), LG Q6 (review), and Nokia 6 (faq). Day to day usage of the phone was fairly balanced. Asus has finally axed most of the bloatware apps which use to consume a lot of system resources. The UI transitions were fast as well as smooth. We found RAM management on an aggressive side.
Day to day usage of the phone was fairly balanced. Asus has finally axed most of the bloatware apps that used to tax a lot of system resources. The UI transitions are fast as well as smooth. We found RAM management on the aggressive side.
It is not a gaming phone per se, but you can still enjoy casual games and occasional bouts of high-end games too.
Question: Does Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie have heating issues?
Answer: As of now, we didn’t face any heating issues with the phone.
Question: Does Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie support Google cardboard and other VR Apps? Does Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie have gyroscope sensor?
Answer: Yes, Gyroscope is available on the phone. We also tested Google cardboard app and it worked perfectly.
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Camera
Question: How is the Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie camera quality?
Answer: The Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie camera flaunts a 13-megapixel rear camera which comes with PDAF and LED flash. In favourable conditions, the manage to click few decent pictures. However, as lighting deteriorates, the image quality takes a hit as details suffer. Excessive noise further hurts its case.
Question: Does the Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie come with a dual camera setup?
Answer: Yes, there is a dual selfie camera variant of the Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie but that isn’t the one that we are talking about in this article.
Question: How is the selfie camera on Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie?
Answer: It packs a 13MP front camera with LED flash which manages to take some good shots for us. Beautification mode also works well. The camera can take good selfies indoors. Outdoors, it has a tendency to overexpose the background. The Selfie camera has its flaws but compared to what other options are available in this budget, Zenfone 4 Selfie does a fine job.
If you are a selfie enthusiast who is restricted by a budget of 10,000 INR, the Zenfone Selfie is a good deal.
Question: Can the Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie shoot 4K videos?
Answer: No It can’t.
Question: Can you record slow-motion videos on Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie?
Answer: No, there is no option to record slow motion videos on the Zenfone 4 Selfie.
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Camera Samples
Question: How is the software on the Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie?
Answer: Asus has made some welcome changes to the software part. It comes running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat based ZenUI 4.0. Asus has cut down all the clutter in the UI and made the icons leaner and cleaner. The bloatware (pre-installed apps) has been reduced from 36 to 13. All in all, Asus is finally making transitions in the right direction.
Question: Will Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie get Android O update?
Answer: Asus has promised that the Zenfone 4 selfie will be upgraded to Android Oreo.
Question: What kind of SIM cards does Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie support?
Answer: Well it supports nano-SIM cards in both slots.
Question: Does Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie support FM radio?
Answer: Yes, it does.
Question: Does Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie have IR blaster?
Answer: No, the Zenfone 4 Selfie doesn’t feature an IR Blaster.
Question: How is the call quality on Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie?
Answer: We didn’t face any calling issues in our location.
Question: Does Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie support Reliance Jio SIM cards/ 4G VoLTE? Do both SIM slots support 4G VoLTE?
Answer: As per Asus it does support 4G VoLTE but when we tested VoLTE in our unit it failed to connect calls.
Question: How is the Battery backup on Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie?
Answer: Well, it comes with 3000mAh battery which manages to last my work day when I used it as my daily driver. The battery backup seems fine.
Question: Does Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie support fast charging? Is fast charger bundled in the box?
Answer: No, it doesn’t support fast charging, therefore, it comes with regular 5V – 1.35A charger.
Question: What are the sensors present on Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie?
Answer: Gravity, Light sensor, Proximity, Gyroscope and Motion sensor available on the phone.
Question: How loud is the loudspeaker on Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie?
Answer: The Zenfone 4 Selfie has a mono speaker mounted on the bottom edge. Audio output is loud and clear.
Question: What’s the Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Best India Price? Where to buy Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie from? Are there any promotional offers that I can avail?
Answer: The Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie (single selfie camera variant) best price in India is Rs. 9,990 ( as per launch). Asus promised that there will be some discount offers during upcoming Flipkart’s upcoming Big Billion days sale.
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Quick Review – Should you buy it?
Well, the Asus Zenfone 4 selfie is a budget selfie phone which is a decent buy if you are looking for a selfie phone under ₹10,000. It’s slim and looks great, has a dedicated card slot, and Asus has finally fixed the software.This is one of the phones that we can recommend for under Rs. 10,000 especially for anyone who likes clicking selfies.