enthusiasts, meet this one Smartphone specifically tailored to all your selfie
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
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.
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
By Geralyne Kaye / October 27, 2015 3:17PM GMT+8
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