Asus Zenfone Selfie ZD551KL Review
The 2 phones look basically similar with their 5.5inch screens, swirled metallic bezel, curved plastic back, and rear-mounted buttons. There actually is next to nothing distinguishing the 2 aside from the bigger camera that sits in a slightly elongated front bezel.
That is no bad thing, though, as both are attractive phones. There is none of the truly premium metal builds quality of your Apple iPhone 6, HTC One M9 or Samsung Galaxy S6, however, that is why this’s a less expensive phone.
Instead, you get an array of plastic backs in various fetching colors and finishes including a fairly convincing faux brushed metal.
The main USP of the smartphone is its 13 MP front facing the camera. It employs a 1/3.2 inch Toshiba sensor with a f/2.2 aperture and a 24 mm focal size whereas the rear camera has a 1/3.2 inch Toshiba sensor with a f/2.0 aperture with a 28 mm focal size. Each the cameras additionally include the laser autofocus system which helps to acquire focus quickly.
Inside the Zenfone Selfie is a Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 with 2 or 3GB of RAM, 16 or 32GB storage and a microSD slot. There is no waterproofing, fingerprint reader or something to new-fangled right here. Just solid mid-range specs.
The display is an LCD panel with a 1080p resolution. That won’t sounds all that impressive at the moment however it is an ideal bright, vibrant panel with wonderful viewing angles and, from what we could tell, deep blacks. It is of course topped by Gorilla Glass.
One trick it has up its sleeve is that it’s dual-SIM. It’ll additionally run Android 5.0 and there is an optional selfie Swing case that incorporates a metal arm that folds out to either act as a stand for hands-free selfies or as an extension to your arm for further away selfies – it will even be simpler to grip, though you’ll, of course, want to use a timer mode to activate it.
- OS: Android 5.0
- Body: 156.5 x 77.2 x 10.8 mm
- Weight: 170 g
- Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.5 inch
- Memory: 16/32 GB internal, 64 expandable, 2/3 GB RAM
- Processor: Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615
- Camera: 13 MP, 13 MP secondary
- Battery: 3,000 mAh
The Asus Zenfone Selfie is unlikely to sway those considering the newest and best Android smartphones however for those simply looking for a mid-range handset that does the fundamentals well and that may additionally boast a simple way to take great selfies it absolutely fits the invoice.
We will have to wait for our full review to see exactly how it compares to the HTC Desire Eye, however, 1st impressions are definitely good. The Asus Zenfone Selfie release date is imminent though pricing has yet to be introduced.