This is ASUS’s new addition to its Smartphone line up, the ZenFone Selfie (ZD551KL), a specifically built Smartphone to help elevate any selfie lover’s game. It has a powerful front and rear camera and an actual flash for the front-facing camera, so no selfie will be left in the dark. Aside from its selfie feature, it still manages to give you enough power to keep your social life and work in check.
Before anything else, let’s talk about the cameras on this Smartphone. What really makes this a selfie camera is that both its front-facing and rear-facing camera are 13MP and they each have Real Tone LED flash – which is not something you see every day. Being a selfie phone, you can’t exactly do without the almighty Beautification mode. Trust us when we say that it’s like instant Photoshop that makes your skin so smooth, that your friends would think you got a professional to help with some touch ups.
In addition to the aforementioned specifications, the ZenFone Selfie’s front-facing camera is equipped with 2.2 f aperture, 88 degree wide angle lens and Selfie Panorama feature. With these features, prepare to get picture perfect selfies and wefies no matter the lighting conditions or how big of a group you are with for a wefie. ASUS has also thought of an easier way to for you to capture a selfie, just draw an ‘S’ on your screen and it will activate the selfie camera in a jiffy.
The rear-camera is equipped with a 2.0 f aperture, laser auto-focus lens and it is able to take macro images down to 6cm. With the laser auto-focus feature, you no longer have to wait long for your camera to find its focus as the laser beam is able to measure distances in dim light conditions.
On top of that, the in-built ZENUI Camera application allows you to take pictures manually or use one of its 16 customised modes for artistic shots like Depth of Field, HDR, Low Light, GIF Animation - just to name a few.
The ZenFone Selfie is priced at US$286 (SG$399), making it a mid-range Smartphone, but like many of the mid-range Smartphones now, its specifications are anything but mediocre. It boasts a 5.5” FHD 1920 x 1080, Corning Gorilla Glass 4 display with a 443ppi display. The ZenFone Selfie measures 156.5 x 77.2 x 10.8 to 3.9mm (due to its ergonomic design) and weighs 170g, which is a little heavier as compared to other similar Smartphones of its class.
On the inside, the ZenFone Selfie runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop, 64-bit Ocata-Core Qualcomm Processor, 3GB of RAM, has a 32GB of in-built memory and an adequate 3000mAh of battery life. In addition to that, it features dual micro-SIM and has an option for expanding your memory of up to 128GB.
Availability And Pricing
The ASUS ZenFone Selfie (ZD551KL) is now available, retails for US$286 (SG$399) and in three distinct colours, Pure White, Chic Pink and Aqua Blue.
Check out our other article on ASUS’s other Smartphone the ZenFone 2 here.
By Geralyne Kaye / October 27, 2015 3:17PM GMT+8
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