It is certainly not easy to determine which smartphone has the best selfie camera at the moment and it took a while for me to test and come up with this article. This are some of the reasons that I could write about despite the real user experience still comes from your end while you try the ASUS Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro by yourself. Opinion may vary depending on individuals, so feel free to take this as a personal experience on why this smartphone can be your ultimate selfie partner.
More megapixel – better image output thanks to Sony’s IMX362 image sensor with a large 1/2.55
There is a total megapixel count of up to 24MP on the ASUS Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro which uses the same method where most main cameras have the Super Resolution mode (ability of taking few photos at the same time and stitching it into one instantly). In this case, it capture two 12MP photos and thus providing a better quality image output. That’s a first by ASUS. Allowing better light makes the photo crisp clear thanks to the f1.8 aperture and 1.4µm pixel size.
Wide angle lens enables you to take wider wefie/group photos without the need of a monopod.
Wide angle lens is common these days on the front camera, but not up to 120 degrees. Most to most, its about 80 degrees in total angle. Having this not only opens up the ability to capture group photos but also allows you to take photos with wider coverage of the location or landscape you are surrounded. Although you can opt for the front selfie panorama mode, uploading it to social media would be “friendlier” via an usual selfie shot. You can opt to disable the wide angle mode too, thanks to the extra camera lens which works as a standalone camera specifically for the wefie/group shot. Though limited to only 5MP when capturing via wide angle mode, there’s no real lack of image quality as the software enhancement by ASUS manages well to compromise this situation.
The software itself is a masterpiece by ASUS. The Selfie Master allows you to shoot videos, take photos and start a livestream all with beautification mode on! This is really useful for people who heavily rely on beautification and this can be used in any circumstances. Nevertheless, there are slight editing ability where you can also create collage as well as slideshow within the Selfie Master software.
The camera interface itself is very identical to the predecessors and user friendly. You can take slow motion videos, time lapse, GIF, Panorama, Super Resolution, Pro mode and as well as the Beauty mode – all with a single click of choosing the preferred mode.
The hype is on 4K resolution and having said that even Youtube supports that resolution widely these days, wouldn’t you want to shoot videos in that resolution? Of course, most phones do support 4K video shooting capability though limited to the main rear camera only. ASUS Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro is a smartphone that is capable of shooting 4K videos via the front selfie camera! Yup, you can record your daily vlogs instantly via 4K resolution either on the front or the back camera. Isn’t that convenient?
Trend started with front LED flash striking brightly to our face while taking selfies without having any filters towards the uncovered LED flash light. Having the softlight filter, which is an extra layer on the top covering the LED flash somehow gives natural amount of light rather than over-exposing. Selfies taken with softlight flash looks like as though there is no extra lighting involved(though you been relying on it most of the time).
That’s about the 5 reasons which I think ASUS Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro deserves the Ultimate Selfie Partner award. What other features you need in order to have a perfect selfie smartphone? Auto-focus maybe? Do share with me your thoughts and suggestions that could make the ASUS Zenfone 4 Selfie a better selfie companion.
In case you have missed the full review that I wrote a week ago, do ensure to check it out and get to know the ASUS Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro better! FULL REVIEW
The ASUS Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro retails at RM1799 inclusive of GST and available nationwide via authorized dealers. You can also opt to purchase online via ASUS’s official store in LAZADA .