Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro ZD552KL
Secondary Camera: 12 MPix Sony IMX362 Dual Pixel Camera sensor (1/2.55”, 1.4 µm pixel size), f/1.8 aperture, 25 mm focal length, 120° wide angle, 12 mm focal length, 4K video at 30 FPS
Average of 12 scores (from 25 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro ZD552KL
Fire-red selfie machine. The ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro’s salient feature is its high-resolution dual front-facing cameras. This is coupled with good battery life, and it is all housed in a metal case. Can the ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro do enough to compete with the strong selection of mid-range smartphones?
The Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro is made for selfie lovers. The front camera is impressive but when you compare it with the shots taken with the Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Dual, the Selfie Dual does a better job (bokeh looks much better).
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 82%
Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro is a well made smartphone and at Rs 23,999, the price may seem a slight bit more than competition. Dual-front facing cameras with wide-angle option and a softlight LED bulb means that it is a boon for the selfie enthusiasts. However, I must add the caveat that the exposure can be off at times with the front camera. If Asus could resolve this shortcoming with a relevant software patch, then the ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro could easily achieve some of the objectives it has set out to. Overexposure of surroundings in daylight with the front camera shots is annoying.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 75% display: 80% mobility: 75% workmanship: 80%
Source: Phone Arena
The Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro is certainly not a bad phone. Its hardware is just right for an upper-midrange device, its user interface is smooth and its customizations are actually fun to play around with. Its thin profile and metal build make it look and feel like a premium handset, yet it still holds a rather large battery and definitely lasts a while. Its display is a pleasure to look at and can be set to taste, whether you love super-punchy colors or soft and subdued ones.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Among the recently-released ASUS Zenfone 4 smartphones, you can pretty much surmise what the Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro has to boast about. It’s got dual front cameras on board, which ASUS claims to offer great quality for selfies and we-fies but is it all there is to this device?
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/28/2017
Source: Think Digit
The Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro makes a big promise with its 24MP "duopixel" feature, but it's actually not very useful. That makes it an unfavourable choice for selfie lovers, and there are better options out there. Vloggers will probably like the 4K selfie videos feature, but there's not much more worth recommending this phone for.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/28/2017
Rating: Total score: 66%
Source: The Indian Express
The highlight of Asus Zenfone Selfie 4 Pro is its dual selfie camera. There’s no denying that the front shooter is impressive, but what makes the phone a less viable option is the price-tag of Rs 23,999 which is expensive. The phone makes sense only for people who’d buy it solely for the selfie camera.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/28/2017
Source: NDTV Gadgets
The Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro is a pretty feature-rich offering at this price level, and we’d say it's a better bet than Vivo’s V7+. If you’re into vlogging on your smartphone, then you’ll appreciate the 4K recording support with the front camera. We don’t get why Asus had to resort to gimmicky features like the 24-megapixel DuoPixel mode, when the Sony sensor is capable of good things by itself. ZenUI 4 certainly looks leaner, but not much has really changed beneath the surface. Our main concerns here would be the weak sunlight legibility of the display and the fact that the cameras (all three of them) really struggle to give satisfactory results in low light.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/27/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Source: The Mobile Indian
To conclude, the Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro does sport a sleek look and it is certainly one of the slimmest smartphone available in the market. However, when it comes it clicking selfies, the phone does a good job when the lighting condition is good, but there is a loss quality when you switch to the wide-angle lens. The rear camera does a decent job as well. Coming to the performance, there isn’t much to complain, but the battery backup is not up to the mark. Considering the price tag and specs and performance it offers, the Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro looks a tad overpriced smartphone, especially when you get the same specs around Rs 15,000 in India.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/22/2017
Source: Gadget Diary
Overall the Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro is brilliant device offering top-of-the-line features, a great selfie camera setup, a crisp display, and a decent battery reservoir. Although the phone offers such great features, it still feels a tad expensive at Rs 23,990. But if you are someone who loves to click selfies and can make good use of that feature, then you should definitely put your money on this one.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/22/2017
Source: Gadgets Now
The Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie comes with a price tag of Rs 23,999. Designed specifically for selfie lovers, the USP of the smartphone is its dual selfie camera. Other than this all the other specifications are similar to any budget smartphone available in the market. The price of the phone is a huge deterrent even though the performance and looks of the phone do stand out. There are alternatives like the Vivo V7+ which sells for Rs 21,999 if you're looking for a selfie smartphone. The Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie delivers what it promises but perhaps isn't worth the price it commands. In that sense, Asus might have just scored a self(ie) goal!
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: The Mobile Indian
To conclude, the Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro offers a sleek design and it surely one of the lightest and slimmest devices available in the market right now. The dual front cameras do take some selfies in our initial testing. However, looking at the sheer specs sheet, it looks a bit overpriced in nature. As for the competition is concerned, it faces a stiff competition with the likes of Gionee A1, Oppo F3s, Motorola Moto G5S Plus and Honor 8 Lite, as the first two devices take good selfies, while the other two scores good marks in the overall performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/14/2017
Source: Tech Nave
The ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro is almost a perfect selfie smartphone, if it wasn't for the somewhat subpar 5MP camera sensor performance, it could have easily been the go-for selfie smartphone in the Malaysia market (#soclose). If you don't really mind about that, then go for it. The 24MP DuoPixel technology is great, same goes for the rear camera, it is a compact device, has good battery performance (but not for intense gaming) and the Selfie Master app should prove to be a favourite for selfie lovers and vloggers too.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/13/2017
ASUS is definitely back in the selfie game with the ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro. It came a bit late, though, considering that its competitors, namely OPPO and Vivo, have already established a strong presence in the market with their selfie-centric devices. Still, it’s a worthy offering given its slim and premium body, AMOLED display, fun yet capable cameras, and improved ZenUI 4.0.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/06/2017
Source: Manila Shaker
With how the ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro’s front cameras perform, I can’t help but feel that this is not the best at its price. However, the overhauls and upgrades make it worth looking for those who are willing to shell out more than the usual. With a commanding PhP 18,995, the ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro’s performance and features fall a bit short but is still reliable for a day-to-day use.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/20/2017
All in all, the decision made by the team behind ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro to take additional time to craft this selfie-oriented phone seems to be quite fruitful although there are still a lot of rooms for improvement especially in camera quality which can be delivered through software updates from time to time.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/18/2017
ASUS ZenUI is still on board, and while we’d still prefer a lighter UI overall this year’s iteration is much better compared to the bloat-ware ridden mess last year. There’s only a few additional apps that are installed when we got the device, which makes for a more pleasant experience.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 08/16/2017
Source: Android Pit DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/19/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Android Pit DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/24/2017
Source: Key for web IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/06/2018
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 80% features: 80% display: 80% workmanship: 90%
Source: Tutto Android IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/06/2018
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 75% features: 78% display: 85% mobility: 83% ergonomy: 78%
Source: AndroidWorld.it IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 65% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 75% workmanship: 75% ergonomy: 75%
Source: AndroidPit.it IT→EN
Positive: Slim size; light weight; beautiful design; excellent selfie camera.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/26/2017
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 82% display: 90% mobility: 78%
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Great built quality; metal case; excellent selfie camera; good display; decent hardware. Negative: Mediocre design.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 08/18/2017
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: High performance; powerful hardware; top selfie camera; fast charging; nice display. Negative: Slippery; poor connectivity; no NFC.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/25/2017
Model: The Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro is a phone that wants to appeal to the social-networking, selfie-loving crowd. The ZenFone Selfie Pro opts for a 12 MP selfie shooter. In addition to that, it features a secondary, wide-angle selfie camera on the front, and a Portrait Mode for both the front- and rear-facing snappers. Asus is clear on the selling point of this device, having given it the name Selfie Pro, and reinforcing this by printing “We Love Photo” on the box. The main camera has a 16 MP sensor that takes relatively good photographs. As for the selfie camera, the software can stitch together the images taken with dual 12 MP sensors on the front to create effectively a 24 MP image. This results in beautiful-looking photographs that are detailed and well lit. The case is 6.9 mm thick, with ASUS managing to keep the rear camera protrusion to a minimum on such a thin case. The device feels good in the hand though thanks to its rounded corners. The device is wrapped in matte-finished metal and has a thin profile, which feels quite pleasant in the hand. There are three colors available: black, red, and a combination of gold and white. The case feels high quality and stable.
For display, it has a 5.5-inch AMOLED Full HD panel with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. The imagery is sharp and, thanks to a very elaborate screen color customization menu, a user can get either very punchy colors or a very subdued and easy-on-the-eyes look. AMOLED displays are now common in mid-range smartphones. These offer rich colors and absolute blacks, but typically at a cost of a lower maximum brightness. Lower maximum brightness caused user experience in viewing display out in the sunlight to be not always a great experience. The ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, while graphics are handled by the Qualcomm Adreno 506. This is a popular SoC choice for current mid-range smartphones. The ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro has 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of internal storage, the combination of which makes it comparable to similarly priced smartphones. The device supports microSD card expansion or dual-SIM card slots. The device ships with Android Nougat 7.1.1 and has security patches dated December 2017. Asus uses its ZenUI on the ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro which the company made minor visual changes from stock Android and pre-installed some additional apps. There is a theme gallery, which allows for further UI modifications. Furthermore, ASUS has installed a Mobile Manager app, in which cached data and notifications can be blocked for each app and one which supports a security scan feature too.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
Qualcomm Adreno 506: Integrated graphics card in the Snapdragon 625 SoC and based on the new 500-series architecture with support for Vulkan, OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE (3.2) and UBWC.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
625: Mid-range octa-core SoC with eight ARM Cortex-A53 cpu cores at up to 2 GHz, an Adreno 506 GPU, a DDR3L-1866 memory controller and a X9 LTE (Cat 7) modem. Manufactured in the modern 14nm 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.
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).
73.29%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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