The audience for selfie-centric smartphones is growing, and it is clearly evident looking at the sales of Oppo and Vivo smartphones that tout selfie-centric features. Other smartphone brands are also trying to equip their smartphones with high-resolution front cameras. Asus has fired its latest shots in the selfie-smartphone fight with its new Zenfone 4 Selfie and Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro smartphones.
The Asus Zenfone line-up has always had a selfie-centric smartphone, but one of the key highlights of the new smartphones is the dual-camera setup at the front for portrait and wide-angle selfies. We have with us the Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro smartphone for review, and it is priced at Rs 23,999. The smartphone will compete with other front dual-camera smartphones such as the Vivo V7+ Plus, the Oppo F3 and the Oppo F3 Plus. But does the Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro have enough to make for a good enough option for selfie lovers? We review to find out.
Let’s first talk about the dual-camera setup at the front. The setup includes a 24-megapixel DuoPixel lens of aperture f/1.8 and a 5-megapixel wide-angle lens of aperture f/2.2. With the 24-megapixel (DuoPixel) resolution turned on, the camera allows you to take standard and wide-angle photos for your selfies and group selfies.
By default, the front camera resolution is set to 12-megapixel, and enables the portrait mode, allowing you to add DSLR-like blur background effects to your selfies. You can head over to the settings and turn on 24-megapixel DuoPixel mode, but after switching to this mode, you won’t get the portrait mode option. The front cameras are also supplemented with a soft light LED flash to help you capture better photos in low-light. Here’s our video review!