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Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Cameras – First Impressions and Sample Photos

I know people think I’m vain. Branding pa lang na Diyosa Life, #AlamNa, right? Well, there’s some truth to that. I do like looking good. One Diyosa skill, I am not too good at, however, is taking selfies. Ever since I started blogging (even before the rise of social media), I’ve always had people who take my photos for me. So I never really saw the need to learn how to take selfies. Secondly, I have short arms. LOL! Not to mention, my hands are shaky. So taking a selfie is quite a struggle for me. Much more difficult for me is taking wefies. The good news is I now have an Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie.

Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie

Yep, I finally got the latest “Selfie King” smartphone.

Zenfone 4 Selfie Cameras

What makes the Selfie phones unique from other Zenfone models and other smartphones, as well, is how their selfie or front-facing cameras as better or more powerful than its rear camera.

The new Zenfone 4 Selfie has Dual Selfie Cameras. The first one is a 24MP camera with Softlight LED Flash. The second front camera is an 8MP 120 degree wide-angle camera. So I get to take beautiful selfies which can be more beautiful with the Selfie Master Beautiful Technology.

And with the 120 degree wide-angle camera, better wefies with more people and a wider scenery are now possible. The selfie cameras can be set to a 16:9 aspect ratio.

The front facing camera has Softlight LED flash for better selfies even with low light. Moreover, it has a Portrait Mode and a Beauty Mode and various Filters. Plus, it is capable of taking a Selfie Panorama.

The Zenfone 4 Selfie has a 16MP PixelMaster 4.0 rear camera. Aside from the 120 degree wide-angle, it also has a 3-axis Electronic Image Stabilization for better videos. It has a Super Resolution Mode, a Pro Mode, a Beauty Mode, and a Portrait Mode. It is capable of taking Panorama shots and Time Lapse videos.

Zenfone 4 Selfie Front Camera Shots

Without further ado, here are the first set of shots that I took using my Selfie smartphone.

First off, selfies.

Selfie using the Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie
Selfie in 16:9 Aspect Ratio
Selfies Taken with Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie
Selfies Taken with Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie

Note that I did not use the Beauty and Portrait Modes yet. Neither did I use any filters. All selfie shots were not post-processed except for resizing.

And here are some wefies I took with my family.

Family Wefie Taken with Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie
Family Wefie
Wefie Taken with Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie
Wefie with Bright Lighting

Considering I am not used to being the one to take wefies or group photos, I was able to take decent wefies. I have to practice doing it more often. Quite sure my future wefies will be way better.
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Asus Zenfone 4 Philippine Launch

No doubt about it, Asus Zenfone is my favorite Android phone brand. After all, Asus is one of my favorite gadget brands. And yes, I am writing this post on an Asus Vivobook. No wonder I am super excited for the Asus Zenfone 4 Philippine Launch today. And luckily Asus hosted a Launch Livestreaming Party here in Davao. With our very own Gong Yoo in attendance.

Davao's Gong Yoo Mark Anglionto
Davao’s Gong Yoo Mark Anglionto

Just kidding! That’s one of our Davao Blogger Society members, Mark of Toys for the Geek Boys.

Today, 6 models were introduced during the Asus Zenfone 4 Philippines Launch. All units have cameras that perform well in low light. Something I have appreciated even in past Asus Zenfone units. And all have wide angle capabilities. Excited to try what that is all about.

Launched during the event are the Asus Zenfone 4, the Asus Zenfone 4 Pro, the Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie, the Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie, the Asus Zenfone 4 Max, and the Asus Zenfone 4 Max Pro.

Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie

The Zenfone Selfie is the world’s leading 4k selfie video. It is powerful enough to do awesome high def live videos. One of the features that made the Asus Zenfone Live exciting is its capability to deliver incredible live videos. Combined with the Zenfone Selfie’s features, livestreaming with Zenfone is now even more beautiful.

The Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie and Selfie Pro both come with Beauty Mode that’s popular with selfie addicts. This feature and the Selfie’s powerful front facing cameras have made it popular with a lot of Filipinos.

Diyosa Selfie using the Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie
Diyosa Selfie using the Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie

Every Zenfone 4 Selfie unit boasts of a Dual Selfie Camera: a 24MP camera with Softlight LED Flash and an 8MP 120 degree wide-angle camera. Plus, it has a 16 MP PDAF rear camera.

The Zenfone 4 Selfie has Android 7 and ASUS ZenUI 4.0 and runs with Qualcomm Snapdragon 430-bit-Octa-Core processor. It has a 1280 x 920 5.5 inch HD IPS display. The new Selfie phone comes with 4GB RAM, 64GB internal memory, and a 3000 mAh battery.

You can buy the Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie for only PhP13,995.

Davao Bloggers checking out the Asus Zenfone 4 Units
Davao Bloggers checking out the Asus Zenfone 4 Units

Meanwhile, The Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro also runs with Android 7 and ASUS Zen UI 4.0 on Qualcomm Snapdragon 625-Octa-Core processor with 4GB Memory. It has a 1920 x 1080 5.5 inch Full HD AMOLED Display. Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro has Dual Selfie Cameras, a 24MP Duo Pixel Camera with F 1.8 Sony flagship IMX362 image sensor with ASUS SuperPixel Engine and a 120 degree wide-angle camera. Plus, it has a 16 MP Sony IMX351 rear camera. It has 64GB internal memory and a 3000 mAh battery with fast charging.

You can buy the Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro and take incredible selfies for only PhP 18,995.
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The Asus ZenFone3 Max is Arriving Soon

Asus ZenFone3 Max
Asus ZenFone3 Max

Ever since I got my hands on my Asus ZenFone Max and the Asus ZenFone Zoom, I have become a ZenFone fan. The Asus ZenFone is a powerful Android phone that is available at various price points, specifically designed for specific kinds of users.

The ZenFone Zoom, for one, is specifically designed for photography enthusiasts. And the ZenFone Selfie is specifically crafted with an awesome front camera for those who love taking selfies.

My favorite, the ZenFone Max is for users like me that have basic requirements for a smartphone but need one that has long, reliable battery life. The Asus ZenFone Max has an 8000 mAh battery so yeah, it’s perfect for somebody like me who needs a phone 24/7. I could go on for days on why I feel in love with the ZenFone Max.

Asus ZenFone Max. Photo taken with another ZenFone Max. Cropped and watermarked but unedited.
Asus ZenFone Max. Photo taken with another ZenFone Max. Cropped and watermarked but unedited.

Needless to say, the announcement of the Asus ZenFone3 Max excited me to no end. And here is it… gorgeous and powerful. Behold, the Asus ZenFone3 Max.

Asus ZenFone3 Max
Asus ZenFone3 Max

The best news? This beauty will have its Philippine launch on August 14.

Asus Zenfone3 Max Features and Specifications

The Asus ZenFone3 Max basically combines the best features of the Asus ZenFone3 and the Asus ZenFone Max. Here are some of its notable features:

  • 13MP camera with the latest Sony IMX214 sensor,
  • Low Light mode that captures 400%-brighter photos at night or in extreme low-light scenes without the need for any flash,
  • Backlight (Super HDR) mode can see through daytime shadow with superb clarity,
  • Super Resolution mode captures detailed images at resolutions of up to 52MP,
  • Other camera modes include Selfie mode, Panorama mode, Beautification, Time Lapse, and Effect mode,
  • 5.2-inch sophisticated aluminum alloy body,
  • Finely sandblasted matt surface and a gently rounded edge combined with a refined metallic-chamfered edge,
  • ergonomic fingerprint sensor placed near the top of its rear panel to rapidly unlock the phone,
  • 4130 mAh battery with up to 30 days of standby time,
  • Ability to turn into a power bank with reverse-charging capabilities offering high-speed charging of other devices, and
  • Quad-Core 64 bit processor running at 1.25Ghz complimented with a Mali T720 graphics processor.

Great cam, check. Awesome low light mode, check. Gorgeous look, check. Long battery life and reverse-charging capability, check and check. Powerful processor, check. INCREDIBLE!
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