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Asus ZenFone 4 ZE554KL

Specifications

Asus ZenFone 4 ZE554KL
Asus ZenFone 4 ZE554KL (Zenfone Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
5.5 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 401 PPI, Capacitive touchscreen, 10 points multi-touch, IPS, Super Wide-View Display, 2.5D Gorilla Glas,, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 54 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: combined headphone and microphone jack (3.5mm), Card Reader: microSD up to 2TB (SDHC, SDXC), 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration-, proximity-, Hall- and RGB sensors, electric compass, gyroscope, Galileo, BeiDou, OTG, Wifi Direct, Miracast
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM/GPRS/Edge (850, 900, 1.800 und 1.900 MHz), UMTS/HSPA+ (band 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8 and 19), LTE Cat. 12 (band 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28 and 32 (all FDD), 38, 39, 40 und 41 (TDD)), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.5 x 155.4 x 75.2 ( = 0.3 x 6.12 x 2.96 in)
Battery
3300 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 7.1 Nougat
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix (Sony IMX362 Dual Pixel (1/2.55", 1,4µm), f/1.8, 25 mm, 83° wide-angle, PDAF, 4-axis OIS, 3-axis EIS) + 8 MP (120° wide-angle, 12 mm, f/2.2)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix (84° wide-angle, 24mm, f/2.0)
Additional features
Speakers: stereo speakers, Keyboard: virtual, Charger, USB cable, SIM-card tool, cover, user manual, headset, ZenUI 4.0, 24 Months Warranty, VHF-Radio, DTS Headphone:X, High-Resolution-Audio, Dual-Microphone with ASUS Noise-Reduction Technology, VoLTE, Head-SAR: 0.96 W/kg, Body-SAR: 1.53 W/kg, fanless
Weight
165 g ( = 5.82 oz / 0.36 pounds), Power Supply: 64 g ( = 2.26 oz / 0.14 pounds)
Price
499 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 77.74% - good
Average of 36 scores (from 56 reviews)
price: 76%, performance: 66%, features: 76%, display: 81% mobility: 75%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Asus ZenFone 4 ZE554KL

86.8% Asus ZenFone 4 ZE554KL Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Ambitious. With the fourth generation of the ZenFone series, Asus challenges a fiercely contested submarket by not only offering competitive pricing but also by providing their latest offering with a strong camera. Moreover, ZenUI has taken a great leap forward, making it seem positively grown up!
80% Asus ZenFone 4 Review: Hidden gem
Source: Mobile Syrup English
The ZenFone 4 marks yet another quality addition to Asus’s ZenFone line. While its lack of carrier support may mean it’s destined to remain an obscure brand for most consumers, those seeking quality inexpensive options online would do well to consider this handset.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/08/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Review: Asus ZenFone 4
Source: Hexus English
The Asus ZenFone 4 is something of a Marmite smartphone. Slim, relatively light and possessing an above-average main camera, punchy audio, solid battery life and decent build quality, Asus gets a number of important factors right for this upper-midrange handset. However, the list of potential gripes is equally as long, with the ZenFone 4 outfitted with a slippy back, average screen, and, for the price, only a Snapdragon 630 chipset.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/07/2018
90% Asus Zenfone 4 – Review
Source: Cool Smartphone English
Overall, I really top handset. I’m only sorry that it’s not available on the big networks here in the UK, so you’ll need to go through Amazon or Tesco for £449.99 or perhaps on a plan via Carphone Warehouse. It is a fantastic handset and priced well considering the quality and speed of it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 91% workmanship: 91%
80% ASUS ZenFone 4 (ZE554KL) Review
Source: Kitguru English
All in all, it is definitely a good phone for £450. It doesn’t really do anything special, but if you want a solid mid-range phone that doesn’t have any serious weaknesses, the ASUS ZenFone 4 will likely appeal.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus Zenfone 4 and Zenfone 4 Pro Review
Source: Phone Arena English
All in all, The Zenfone 4 and Zenfone 4 Pro are both improvements over previous Zenfones. The ZenFone 4, in particular, is a solid option in its price point, so we’re pretty confident in saying that there’s never been a better time to try out a Zenfone – especially if it’s the Zenfone 4.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 12/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
ASUS ZenFone 4 review: A good phone let down by the price
Source: Android Central English
And that's where I feel it comes to a sad conclusion. The ZenFone 4 is an excellent phone, but it's one that many may pass over because of its price. If the ASUS thing takes your fancy, the entry-level ZenFone 4 Max with an enormous battery is £200 less. But at £449, you're paying a fairly high price for a mid-range device. Ultimately, that's where it comes unstuck.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/30/2017
ASUS ZenFone 4 (ZE554KL) review - A good beautiful mid-range smartphone
Source: Tech Nave English
Overall, the ZenFone 4 is still a pretty good phone. My favourite features have to be the beautifully compact design, excellent battery performance and the camera is quite good too and it handles games quite well. The 8MP wide-angle is still okay in certain situations, but seriously, they really need to fix the connectivity performance. You may also find that your ZenFone 4 lags at times, so always be sure to check if there are any software updates because during my three weeks review, I've updated it three times already and I'm sure they will continue to roll out more.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/30/2017
Revisiting the ASUS ZenFone 4: A Formidable Premium Mid-Range Phone?
Source: Unbox English
Here’s the thing — the ASUS Zenfone 4 is underrated. People don’t get to see how good it really is because they’re immediately turned off by the price. Other flagship devices are just a few thousand pesos more so it’s hard to not consider other options. The hard reality is that the ZenFone 4 faces a tough competition at its current price point.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/26/2017
80% Asus ZenFone 4 review
Source: Stuff TV English
Probably doesn't signal the start of an Asus assault on our phone-buying habits, but the ZenFone 4 is perfectly potent - if a little too stuck in its ways when it comes to software.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
ASUS Zenfone 4 (SD630) Review
Source: Yugatech English
All-in-all, the Zenfone 4 (SD630) is pretty much similar to its more powerful twin – same attractive and premium build, Super IPS display, and good camera quality. The only difference is the slight decrease in performance. Still, this device is capable of handling multiple tasks and a worthy addition to the Zenfone 4 lineup.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/03/2017

Foreign Reviews

83% Mehr Wein als Wasser
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/28/2017
Rating: Total score: 83%
Mittelklasse, teuer und gute Dual-Kamera
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/25/2017
87% Asus Zenfone 4 the big comeback
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/23/2017
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 60% display: 80% mobility: 60%
70% Der Weg Aus Der Nische Ist Lang
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/19/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
85% Análisis del Asus Zenfone 4: A las puertas de optar a mucho
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 85%
80% ASUS Zenfone 4, análisis: la dualidad por partida doble busca su sitio en la súper gama media
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 83% workmanship: 85%
Asus Zenfone 4 ZE554KL, Análisis Y Experiencia De Uso
Source: Game IT Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Stylish design; decent cameras; nice speakers; good price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/29/2018
Asus Zenfone 4, lo hemos probado
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; nice performance; good price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/27/2017
ASUS Zenfone 4
Source: Geeknetic Spanish ES→EN
Positive: No bloatware; great built quality; nice display; decent cameras. Negative: High price; weak processor; no NFC.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/10/2017
ASUS Zenfone 4
Source: Noticias 3D Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Nice performance; beautiful design; good cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/23/2017
80% Review – Asus Zenfone 4
Source: PC Guia Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/15/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Asus Zenfone 4 Recensione: La Via D'Uscita Dalla Nicchia È Lunga
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
79% Recensione Asus Zenfone 4
Source: Chimera Revo Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/26/2017
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 75% features: 82% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
70% ASUS ZenFone 4 2017 recensione: lo smartphone tradizionale per eccellenza
Source: Ridble Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
88% Recensione ASUS Zenfone 4 (2017): dual-camera, bel design ed ottima autonomia
Source: Key for web Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 80% features: 90% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
80% Recensione Asus Zenfone 4 – Lavora Bene Senza Far Rumore
Source: Techzilla.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% display: 80% mobility: 85% workmanship: 80%
81% Asus Zenfone 4 Ze554Kl – Recensione
Source: Geek 4 You Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/09/2017
Rating: Total score: 81%
80% Recensione ASUS Zenfone 4 (ZE554KL): tutto in perfetto ordine ma poca personalità
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/07/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 72% features: 88% display: 84% mobility: 85% ergonomy: 76%
80% Recensione Asus Zenfone 4 by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/05/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% features: 80% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
78% Recensione ASUS Zenfone 4
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 60% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
80% Asus Zenfone 4, dual-camera grandangolare e Snapdragon 630 | Recensione
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/29/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Recensione Asus Zenfone 4, candidato come miglior acquisto
Source: Pianeta Cellulare Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice design; decent cameras; long battery life. Negative: Poor display; weak processor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/28/2017
Recensione Asus ZenFone 4 ZE554KL
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
Positive: Excellent cameras; fast system; large battery capacity; fast fingerprint sensor; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/17/2017
ASUS ZenFone 4: la recensione del nuovo ''dual cam''
Source: Leonardo.it Tech Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice display; high performance; metal case. Negative: Mediocre design; high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/07/2017
ASUS Zenfone 4: la recensione
Source: Androidiani Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good cameras; nice performance; great built quality; decent display. Negative: Mediocre design; poor Wifi connection; high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/19/2017
75% ASUS Zenfone 4 Review - Nieuw vlaggenschip voor de fotograaf
Source: XGN Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 75%
70% Asus Zenfone 4 - Lust voor de ogen
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Review Asus Zenfone 4: prima design maar te duur
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Nice design; good cameras. Negative: Short battery life; mediocre speakers; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/26/2017
70% Test Asus Zenfone 4, Un Smartphone Qui Veut Se Poser En Concurrent Du Oneplus 5 : Fiche Technique, Prix Et Date De Sortie
Source: Hitek French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/19/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 60% display: 80% mobility: 70%
Test de l’Asus Zenfone 4 (ZE554KL) : presque parfait
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; great built quality; nice display; long battery life; fast charging. Negative: Low performance; high DAS.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/17/2017
70% Test : Asus Zenfone 4
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Positive: Lovely design; good dual cameras; nice display; decent speakers. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Asus Zenfone 4 İnceleme
Source: Chip Online TR TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/19/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% Asus ZenFone 4 incelemesi
Source: Log TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 85%
Asus ZenFone 4 incelemesi
Source: Teknokulis TR→EN
Positive: Nice design; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/15/2018
82% Смартфон Asus Zenfone 4 ZE554KL: Обзор
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 78% display: 92% mobility: 64%
59% Обзор ASUS ZenFone 4: как найти золотую середину и не разориться
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 59% performance: 70% display: 60% mobility: 50% workmanship: 60%
Смартфон Asus ZenFone 4 ZE554KL: Обзор
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Positive: Nice cameras; rich set of ports. Negative: High price; sim and microSD are on the same slot.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/01/2017
Recenze: ASUS ZenFone 4 – sázka na klasiku
Source: CZC CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/03/2017
Test av Asus Zenfone 4
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Positive: Long battery life; great built quality; good price. Negative: Average performance; poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/28/2017
80% Asus Zenfone 4 [Test]: Prisvenlig smartphone med fremragende kamera
Source: Alt om Data DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 50% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
70% Asus Zenfone 4
Source: Input DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 60% workmanship: 80%
83% Test Af Asus Zenfone 4
Source: Lyd og Billede DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 83%
50% ASUS ZenFone 4 test – denne Kina-telefon holder ikke
Source: Mere Mobil.dk DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 50%
83% Test Af Asus Zenfone 4 ZE554KL
Source: Lyd og Billede DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 83%
74% Test: Asus Zenfone 4
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 74%
Asus Zenfone 4 review: un smartphone bun, de luat la reduceri
Source: Computerblog.ro →EN
Positive: Premium design; nice main camera; high autonomy; good display. Negative: Weak processor; high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/15/2018

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 508: Integrated graphics card in the Snapdragon 630 SoC based on the Adreno 500 architecture. According to Qualcomm "up to 30% faster graphics rendering than previous designs".  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.
630: Mid-range octa-core SoC with eight ARM Cortex-A53 cpu cores at up to 2.2 GHz, an Adreno 508 GPU, a LPDDR4-2666 memory controller and a X12 LTE (Cat 13/12, 300 / 150 MBit) modem. Manufactured in the modern 14nm process. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.5":

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.
0.165 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).


77.74%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2017-10-27 (Update: 2017-10-27)