Introduction


The selfie-oriented niche may be a small one, but still active. Every now and then a manufacturer will launch a phone with a high-resolution front camera, assisted by an LED flash, and some software enhancements to boost your self-made mugshots. Today, we take a look at the Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro. As you are probably guessing by the name, it's a phone that wants to appeal to the social-networking, selfie-loving crowd. This one ups the ante with a secondary, wide-angle selfie camera on the front, and a Portrait Mode for both the front- and rear-facing snappers.

Design



When first laying eyes on the ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro, one is met with a pleasant, contemporary design. The device is wrapped in matte-finished metal and has a thin profile, which feels quite pleasant in the hand. The home button on the bottom is a capacitive plaque, which also doubles as a fingerprint scanner. We've got backlit "back" and "recent apps" buttons surrounding it.

The power button and volume rocker are both placed on the right, with the latter being just a tad bit higher than we would've liked. Still, all controls are in a reasonably reachable spot. The physical buttons have a very reassuring click to them, though they're just a bit shallow.


Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro

Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro

Dimensions

6.06 x 2.95 x 0.27 inches

153.9 x 74.9 x 6.9 mm

Weight

5.19 oz (147 g)

Motorola Moto G5 Plus

Motorola Moto G5 Plus

Dimensions

5.91 x 2.91 x 0.38 inches

150.2 x 74 x 9.7 mm

Weight

5.47 oz (155 g)

Sony Xperia XA1

Sony Xperia XA1

Dimensions

5.71 x 2.64 x 0.31 inches

145 x 67 x 8 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)

Dimensions

6.17 x 3.06 x 0.31 inches

156.8 x 77.6 x 7.9 mm

Weight

6.56 oz (186 g)

Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro

Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro

Dimensions

6.06 x 2.95 x 0.27 inches

153.9 x 74.9 x 6.9 mm

Weight

5.19 oz (147 g)

Motorola Moto G5 Plus

Motorola Moto G5 Plus

Dimensions

5.91 x 2.91 x 0.38 inches

150.2 x 74 x 9.7 mm

Weight

5.47 oz (155 g)

Sony Xperia XA1

Sony Xperia XA1

Dimensions

5.71 x 2.64 x 0.31 inches

145 x 67 x 8 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)

Dimensions

6.17 x 3.06 x 0.31 inches

156.8 x 77.6 x 7.9 mm

Weight

6.56 oz (186 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page



Display


We've got a 5.5-inch AMOLED panel with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. The imagery is sharp and, thanks to a very elaborate screen color customization menu, we can get either very punchy colors, or a very subdued, easy-on-the-eyes look.

In short, if not entirely color-accurate, the display is a pleasure to look at and covers a variety of tastes. Unfortunately, it doesn't get very bright, so viewing out in the sunlight is not always a great experience.



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3 Comments

1. lbblock

Posts: 34; Member since: Apr 20, 2015

I thought the front camera is fine. Subjectively I think it's one step above, say, whatever LG uses up front on the G6, and the rear is no worse than the G6. And for me the launch price is closer to $300. This is probably Asus' best effort amongst their entire product line right now, and I'd prefer this over the regular ZF4 or ZF4 Pro.

2. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1553; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Isn't the 625 last years processor? I thought we moved on to the 630 and 660?

3. Omran2000

Posts: 101; Member since: Aug 18, 2016

There is a variant of the regular ZF4 that uses the SD630 and another variant uses the SD660 So they are still found in the series as a whole
ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 24 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh

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