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Asus ZenFone Selfie ZD551KL


Asus ZenFone Selfie ZD551KL
Asus ZenFone Selfie ZD551KL (Zenfone Series)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 8 x 1.5 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
Qualcomm Adreno 405, Core: 550 MHz
3 GB 
5.50 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, capacitive, IPS, Corning Gorilla Glass 4, glossy: yes
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 24.7 GB free
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm stereo jack, Card Reader: microSD (up to 128 GB), Sensors: Accelerometer, G-Sensor, E-Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Hall Sensor, WiFi-Direct, AGPS, BeiDou, USB-OTG
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.0, Edge/GPRS/GSM, UMTS HSPA+ (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz), LTE Cat.4 (800, 850, 900, 1800, 1900, 2100, 2600 MHz), LTE, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 10.8 x 156.5 x 77.2 ( = 0.43 x 6.16 x 3.04 in)
12 Wh, 3000 mAh Lithium-Polymer, removeable, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 23 h, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 255 h
Operating System
Android 5.0 Lollipop
Primary Camera: 13 MPix f/2.2, Dual LED Flash, 88 degrees wide-angle
Secondary Camera: 13 MPix f/2.0, Laser autofocus, Dual LED Flash
Additional features
Speakers: Mono, Keyboard: virtual, PSU, USB cable, Headset, Manual, Warranty information, ZenUI, MyAsus, Smart Tools, Auto-Start Manager, Asus WebStorage (5 GB for life), Google Apps, Zen Circle, Splendid, Omlet-Chat, 24 Months Warranty
167 g ( = 5.89 oz / 0.37 pounds), Power Supply: 90 g ( = 3.17 oz / 0.2 pounds)
300 Euro



Average Score: 77.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 63%, features: 49%, display: 82% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Asus ZenFone Selfie ZD551KL

84% Asus ZenFone Selfie ZD551KL Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Two cameras. Selfies are more popular than ever, which is why Asus now sells a matching smartphone. The ZenFone Selfie is equipped with two 13 MP cameras, so is it the perfect smartphone for self-portraits?
Asus Zenfone Selfie review
Source: GSM Arena English version
The Asus Zenfone Selfie isn't too quiet about what it tries to be - a smartphone for taking photos of yourself. With 13 megapixels front and back it sure has nailed the numbers game and the dual-tone dual-LED flash makes it a one-of-a-kind offering. OK, second of its kind, but still a rare breed.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/06/2015
More than just fabulous selfie shots
Source: Laptop Media English version
Judging from the information, which we’ve gathered so far, we can say that we’re impressed by the performance of both 13MP cameras and the quality of the sample shots. Their menus are full of settings and shooting modes, so you can spend a lot of time playing with them. As we expected, ZenUI offered a lot of features, modes and pre-installed applications, which might not be considered as a plus by some users. We also liked the performance of the SoC – not as much in the computing and graphic tests, but rather in the temperatures test. It would’ve been nice if the device had more durable battery, since the result in our web browsing test wasn’t that high, but on the other hand, on the video playback test the device scored 12 hours – a rather impressive score.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/07/2015
80% Asus ZenFone Selfie Review: Zen and the Art of Selfies
Source: NDTV Gadgets English version
The Asus ZenFone Selfie is a (relatively) inexpensive, reliable smartphone with respectable performance and decent software. It doesn't quite deliver a premium experience, but it comes close enough without putting too much of a burden on your bank account. It also looks and feels good, and Asus has enough brand recognition now to make it a force in the market.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
69% Asus Zenfone Selfie
Source: Think Digit English version
The Asus Zenfone Selfie takes good selfies indeed. However, with the powerful front camera, we expected even better. There is still a slight hint of pixelation in slightly dimmed fluorescent light conditions, although it does do a much better job than most other phones out there. Performance is smooth, and except for its large dimensions and the small volume keys placed at the back, there is no real ‘bad’ thing about it. At Rs. 15,999, it falls in near range of the Xiaomi Mi 4, the ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini and the Coolpad Dazen, all of which have a better form factor, along with similar performance and good camera performance. You may go for it, if you want a Zenfone with brilliant cameras on both ends. If ergonomics take the front seat, the others reasonably make more sense than the Asus Zenfone Selfie.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/07/2015
Rating: Total score: 69%
Asus Zenfone Selfie
Source: Trusted Reviews English version
The Zenfone Selfie is unlikely to sway those considering the latest and greatest Android handsets but for those just looking for a mid-range handset that does the basics well and that can also boast an easy way to take great selfies it absolutely fits the bill.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/01/2015

Foreign Reviews

Mit der Zweiten knipst man besser
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/31/2016


Model: With selfies being recognized as a trend that is here to stay for a while, Asus has also recognized the importance of easily capturing self-portraits on a mobile device. The Asus ZenFone Selfie ZD551KL is a smartphone designed with two high-quality cameras. Asus has placed emphasis on ergonomics with an arc design to enable easy gripping and the installation of a rear button certainly helps with operating the front-facing camera. There are 3 colours to choose from; pure white, chic pink or aqua blue. The Android 5.0 Lollipop device comes with a 5 inch Full HD display panel with Corning Glass protecting the beautiful screen.

On-board is an octa core processor in the form of 2 Cortex-A53 quad-core processors, either 2 GB or 3 GB RAM, and 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage. The main drawing point of the Asus ZenFone Selfie ZD551KL is the front and rear cameras, featuring a 13 MP auto focus PixelMaster sensor each. Other features on the device are Bluetooth 4.0, microSD support, dual-SIM support and A-GPS. The 170 g Asus ZenFone Selfie ZD551KL comes with a 3000 mAh Li-Polymer battery, which should satisfy the most hard-core selfie-centric user.

Qualcomm Adreno 405: Integrated graphics card for ARM based SoCs. Depending on the used SoC the clock rate is around 500 MHz and features 48 unified shaders.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

615 MSM8939:

Mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU cores (Cortex-A53, 64-bit capable) and an Adreno 405 GPU. Manufactured in a 28 nm LP process.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.167 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.

Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).

77.67%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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Stefan Hinum, 2015-06- 3 (Update: 2015-06- 3)