Review-comparison of ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie and 4 Selfie Pro

At the end of August, ASUS in Taipei introduced two models of devices called ZenFone 4 Selfie and 4 Selfie Pro. The presentation was held under the slogan "We love photo". A similar event took place exactly a month later in Italy, where they showed not only selfie gadgets, but also ZenFone 4 with ZenFone 4 Pro. More details can be found at the link below:

It seems to me that it is somewhat unprofitable to sell selfie-directed devices in our country, since the cult of one's personality, the love of displaying one's photos, is not very common in our country. The other day I spoke with a colleague who said that, for example, his school-age children do not even try to publish personal photos on social networks, because in their family it is considered a wrong thing to do. Why exactly, I don't know.

Selfie phones are purely niche devices for a small audience of connoisseurs of "selfies" who are confused by the quality of photos from the front camera. I have the same opinion about the OPPO F5 gadget.

Overall, the ZenFone 4 Selfie and the Pro version are, in terms of technical specifications, average models that almost do not stand out. Yes, and the appearance is quite familiar and rather bored. The only feature is the front cameras, but I have questions about them.

You can buy a younger model from 16,000 rubles, an older one - from 23,000 rubles.

Design, dimensions, controls

From the point of view of appearance, the gadgets almost do not differ from each other. On the front side, it is a representative of any brand with a button on the front. On the reverse side is a typical ASUS of the latest generations.

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The body shape is rectangular, with sloping corners and slightly rounded side edges. The back panel of the regular version of 4 Selfie is slightly convex, while that of the Proshka is flat. In general, despite the similarities, the Pro version is a more ergonomic device: thinner, narrower, tactilely better felt in the hand due to a slightly rough material.

The 4 Selfie has two plastic inserts on the back - a sign of a simpler device. At 4 Pro, the case is divided by thin strips, but the inserts remain metal. Such a decision can already be considered quite ancient: the prerogative of smartphones of the past and the year before last. Another prettier feature in the Pro version is the use of a thin sanded bevel on the sides.

The specifications on the official website say that the glass covering the 4 Pro is made by Corning. Probably fifth generation. There is no information about glass 4 Selfie. Oleophobic coating is both there and there. However, the layer is better on 4 Selfie Pro: fingerprints are almost invisible.

Color solutions. The younger version of the device is sold in the following colors: black, mint green, pink, sunny gold. Senior: black, sunny gold, red. The smartphone in red looks the most original. The rest of the colors are either faded or habitually boring.

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The front panels are equipped with indicator lights, light and proximity sensors, speakers and two front cameras.

ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie and 4 Selfie Pro

In the 4 Selfie version, the cameras are spaced in the corners, while in the 4 Selfie Pro they are side by side. The speakers sound plus or minus equally loud and clear. The volume margin is small.

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Under the screens are non-mechanical touch buttons, they also act as fingerprint scanners. Right and left - "Menu" and "Back". There is a nice white backlight (only for 4 Selfie Pro and you can set the value to “glow constantly”).

ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie and 4 Selfie Pro

Bottom - microphone, old micro-USB connector, hands-free speaker and 3.5 mm in version 4 Selfie Pro. Additional microphones and 3.5 mm (4 Selfie) - on top.

On the right side are the power button and volume rocker. On the left side in the case of 4 Selfie there is a metal tray for two nano SIM cards and a separate slot for microSD; in the case of 4 Selfie Pro, a plastic combo tray. So if you wanted to use two SIM cards and a memory card, then ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie may be one of the options.

On the reverse side are the camera modules, they are slightly extended above the body. Nearby are single-section flashes.

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ASUS 4 Selfie, 4 Selfie Pro and ZenFone 4

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ASUS 4 Selfie, 4 Selfie Pro and Huawei P10 Lite

Displays

The diagonals of the ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie and 4 Selfie Pro screens are 5.5 inches each. The side frames are thinner in 4 Selfie Pro - about 3 mm, in the younger version they are 4 mm. Only a millimeter, but visually it is very noticeable.

The display resolution of the 4 Pro smartphone is FullHD (for the younger version - HD) with a standard aspect ratio of 16:9. Matrix 4 Selfie is made using IPS technology, while 4 Selfie Pro has AMOLED.

The brightness of white colors is 370 cd/m2 (4 Selfie) and 320 (4 Selfie Pro). Black color on the younger version is 0.65 cd/m2, contrast ratio is 560:1.

The 4 Selfie Pro has an Always On mode. That is, information is displayed on the locked screen. A cool feature, which, unfortunately, is not available on all gadgets with AMOLED matrices.

Matrix 4 Selfie is simple, it turns yellow and violet at angles, the sRGB triangle is medium calibrated. Matrix 4 Selfie Pro is slightly blue at certain angles, the sRGB triangle is calibrated very poorly: in the case of standard colors, the shift goes to green, and in the case of bright colors, the triangle creeps even more towards green. Theoretically, you can adjust the settings manually.

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4 Selfie Pro стандарт

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4 Selfie Pro яркие цвета

Настройки ASUS 4

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Настройки ASUS 4 Pro

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Viewing angles (left 4 Selfies)

Battery

Both gadgets are equipped with built-in 3000 mAh lithium-ion batteries. Official data for 4 Selfie Pro:

  • HD video - up to 14 hours
  • Web browsing - up to 10 hours
  • Talk time up to 30 hours
  • Standby up to 388 hours

There is no data for the 4 Selfie.

  • Viewing HD video at maximum brightness: 13 hours (4 Selfie Pro) and 6 hours (4 Selfie)
  • Games at maximum brightness: almost 7 hours (4 Selfie Pro) and 4 hours (4 Selfie)
  • Average glow time at automatic brightness: about 4 hours (4 Selfie Pro) and 3 hours (4 Selfie)
  • Average time for Free classifieds in Mathare North at auto brightness: 9.00 – 02.00 (4 Selfie Pro) and 9.00 – 23.00 (4 Selfies)

ASUS 4

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ASUS 4 Pro

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In the 4 Selfie kit you will find a simple 5V-1A AC adapter, and in the 4 Selfie pro kit you will find a 5V-2A. The first device is charged to 100% in 3.5 hours, and the second in 2 hours.

Communications

Everything here is typical for almost any Android smartphone: two SIM cards with LTE CAT 4 bands 1/3/5/8/7/20. There is Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth versions 4.1 and 4.0 (Pro). GPS/GLONASS/GALILEO (Pro)/Beidou (not Pro) are used as navigation.

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There is no NFC chip in gadgets, which is extremely sad: it would be better if some other parameters were worsened. It is worth reading "Couch Analytics" here:

ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie and 4 Selfie Pro

Memory

The RAM in smartphones is 4 GB LPDDR3. RAM speed - 3800 MB / s (4 Selfie) and 5300 MB / s (4 Selfie Pro). Built-in memory is quite a lot - 64 GB. Speed ​​4 Selfie - 161MB/s/166MB/s, Speed ​​4 Selfie Pro - 204MB/s/213MB/s. It is worth saying that in the younger version of the device there is a separate slot for a memory card.

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ASUS 4 / ASUS 4 Pro

Cameras

These models are positioned as devices for professional selfies. It sounds strange, but what can you do - these are the realities of the modern world, everyone shows off as best they can. In my opinion, this idea is completely pointless: as a rule, selfie photos are sent to Instagram at best, where the image resolution is only 600x600 pixels; on Twitter, too, the picture shrinks well; It is also unlikely that anyone will print posters from selfies.

There is no autofocus in all cameras, which is somewhat strange: if you take selfie gadgets, then autofocus should be there. There is no optical stabilization - a strange trick.

In the older model, the cameras are side by side:

  • Main Sony IMX362 12 MP, 25mm, f/1.8, 1/2.55" sensor, 1.4µm pixel size
  • secondary 8MP (most likely 5MP), 12mm, f/2.2

In the younger model, the cameras are spaced in the corners:

  • 20 MP primary, 31mm, f/2.0
  • secondary with 8 MP resolution, f/2.4

The quality of selfies in gadgets is very different, and not in favor of 4 Selfie. In photos taken with 4 Selfie Pro, color reproduction is better, the picture is sharper, more details, white balance is more correct. This is especially noticeable in low light conditions. Despite the usual front camera (the parameters are simpler than those of ASUS) in the iPhone 8 Plus, the picture from this device is better, and less distorted.

The main cameras 4 Selfie and 4 Selfie Pro 16 MP, f/2.2, 26mm, phase detection autofocus. Modules are likely different. This is noticeable when shooting in the dark or in poor lighting: the frames on 4 Selfie are less clear, the white balance is infrequent, but lies. During the day, the situation is about the same.

The older model can record video in UHD resolution (for some reason, phone manufacturers call 3840x2160 resolution 4K). The younger one is only FullHD. The quality is average here and there.

The 4 Selfie Pro has the ability to save clips from the front camera in UHD resolution! Is it necessary? Hardly… Gadget 4 Selfie does it in FullHD resolution.

Total by cameras. I can’t say that ASUS should have bothered with front cameras, it didn’t turn out as cool as it sounded in commercials. Moreover, they created two models with approximately the same characteristics.

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4 Selfie Examples

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Примеры селфи на 4 Selfie Pro

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Performance and system

Since smartphones are in the middle price category, the processors are also not the most fancy: the younger model is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chip (Adreno 505 graphics), and the older one is Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (Adreno 506 graphics).

I can't call the 4 Selfie gadget fast: all the same, opening applications, switching between programs is somehow a bit strained, and the animation is slow. In terms of performance, everything is about the same. Antutu also has a difference of 20,000 points in favor of Snapdragon 625.

Smartphones get slightly warm under load (to the right of the camera).

ASUS 4

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ASUS 4 Pro

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ASUS 4

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ASUS 4 Pro

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Review-comparison of ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie and 4 Selfie Pro

At the end of August, ASUS in Taipei introduced two models of devices called ZenFone 4 Selfie and 4 Selfie Pro. The presentation was held under the slogan "We love photo". A similar event took place exactly a month later in Italy, where they showed not only selfie gadgets, but also ZenFone 4 with ZenFone 4 Pro. More details can be found at the link below:

It seems to me that it is somewhat unprofitable to sell selfie-directed devices in our country, since the cult of one's personality, the love of displaying one's photos, is not very common in our country. The other day I spoke with a colleague who said that, for example, his school-age children do not even try to publish personal photos on social networks, because in their family it is considered a wrong thing to do. Why exactly, I don't know.

Selfie phones are purely niche devices for a small audience of connoisseurs of "selfies" who are confused by the quality of photos from the front camera. I have the same opinion about the OPPO F5 gadget.

Overall, the ZenFone 4 Selfie and the Pro version are, in terms of technical specifications, average models that almost do not stand out. Yes, and the appearance is quite familiar and rather bored. The only feature is the front cameras, but I have questions about them.

You can buy a younger model from 16,000 rubles, an older one - from 23,000 rubles.

Design, dimensions, controls

From the point of view of appearance, the gadgets almost do not differ from each other. On the front side, it is a representative of any brand with a button on the front. On the reverse side is a typical ASUS of the latest generations.

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The body shape is rectangular, with sloping corners and slightly rounded side edges. The back panel of the regular version of 4 Selfie is slightly convex, while that of the Proshka is flat. In general, despite the similarities, the Pro version is a more ergonomic device: thinner, narrower, tactilely better felt in the hand due to a slightly rough material.

The 4 Selfie has two plastic inserts on the back - a sign of a simpler device. At 4 Pro, the case is divided by thin strips, but the inserts remain metal. Such a decision can already be considered quite ancient: the prerogative of smartphones of the past and the year before last. Another prettier feature in the Pro version is the use of a thin sanded bevel on the sides.

The specifications on the official website say that the glass covering the 4 Pro is made by Corning. Probably fifth generation. There is no information about glass 4 Selfie. Oleophobic coating is both there and there. However, the layer is better on 4 Selfie Pro: fingerprints are almost invisible.

Color solutions. The younger version of the device is sold in the following colors: black, mint green, pink, sunny gold. Senior: black, sunny gold, red. The smartphone in red looks the most original. The rest of the colors are either faded or habitually boring.

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The front panels are equipped with indicator lights, light and proximity sensors, speakers and two front cameras.

ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie and 4 Selfie Pro

In the 4 Selfie version, the cameras are spaced in the corners, while in the 4 Selfie Pro they are side by side. The speakers sound plus or minus equally loud and clear. The volume margin is small.

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Under the screens are non-mechanical touch buttons, they also act as fingerprint scanners. Right and left - "Menu" and "Back". There is a nice white backlight (only for 4 Selfie Pro and you can set the value to “glow constantly”).

ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie and 4 Selfie Pro

Bottom - microphone, old micro-USB connector, hands-free speaker and 3.5 mm in version 4 Selfie Pro. Additional microphones and 3.5 mm (4 Selfie) - on top.

On the right side are the power button and volume rocker. On the left side in the case of 4 Selfie there is a metal tray for two nano SIM cards and a separate slot for microSD; in the case of 4 Selfie Pro, a plastic combo tray. So if you wanted to use two SIM cards and a memory card, then ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie may be one of the options.

On the reverse side are the camera modules, they are slightly extended above the body. Nearby are single-section flashes.

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Displays

The diagonals of the ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie and 4 Selfie Pro screens are 5.5 inches each. The side frames are thinner in 4 Selfie Pro - about 3 mm, in the younger version they are 4 mm. Only a millimeter, but visually it is very noticeable.

The display resolution of the 4 Pro smartphone is FullHD (for the younger version - HD) with a standard aspect ratio of 16:9. Matrix 4 Selfie is made using IPS technology, while 4 Selfie Pro has AMOLED.

The brightness of white colors is 370 cd/m2 (4 Selfie) and 320 (4 Selfie Pro). Black color on the younger version is 0.65 cd/m2, contrast ratio is 560:1.

The 4 Selfie Pro has an Always On mode. That is, information is displayed on the locked screen. A cool feature, which, unfortunately, is not available on all gadgets with AMOLED matrices.

Matrix 4 Selfie is simple, it turns yellow and violet at angles, the sRGB triangle is medium calibrated. Matrix 4 Selfie Pro is slightly blue at certain angles, the sRGB triangle is calibrated very poorly: in the case of standard colors, the shift goes to green, and in the case of bright colors, the triangle creeps even more towards green. Theoretically, you can adjust the settings manually.

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ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie и 4 Selfie Pro

4 Selfie Pro стандарт

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4 Selfie Pro яркие цвета

Настройки ASUS 4

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Настройки ASUS 4 Pro

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Viewing angles (left 4 Selfies)

Battery

Both gadgets are equipped with built-in 3000 mAh lithium-ion batteries. Official data for 4 Selfie Pro:

  • HD video - up to 14 hours
  • Web browsing - up to 10 hours
  • Talk time up to 30 hours
  • Standby up to 388 hours

There is no data for the 4 Selfie.

  • Viewing HD video at maximum brightness: 13 hours (4 Selfie Pro) and 6 hours (4 Selfie)
  • Games at maximum brightness: almost 7 hours (4 Selfie Pro) and 4 hours (4 Selfie)
  • Average glow time at automatic brightness: about 4 hours (4 Selfie Pro) and 3 hours (4 Selfie)
  • Average time for Free classifieds in Mathare North at auto brightness: 9.00 – 02.00 (4 Selfie Pro) and 9.00 – 23.00 (4 Selfies)

ASUS 4

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ASUS 4 Pro

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In the 4 Selfie kit you will find a simple 5V-1A AC adapter, and in the 4 Selfie pro kit you will find a 5V-2A. The first device is charged to 100% in 3.5 hours, and the second in 2 hours.

Communications

Everything here is typical for almost any Android smartphone: two SIM cards with LTE CAT 4 bands 1/3/5/8/7/20. There is Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth versions 4.1 and 4.0 (Pro). GPS/GLONASS/GALILEO (Pro)/Beidou (not Pro) are used as navigation.

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There is no NFC chip in gadgets, which is extremely sad: it would be better if some other parameters were worsened. It is worth reading "Couch Analytics" here:

ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie and 4 Selfie Pro

Memory

The RAM in smartphones is 4 GB LPDDR3. RAM speed - 3800 MB / s (4 Selfie) and 5300 MB / s (4 Selfie Pro). Built-in memory is quite a lot - 64 GB. Speed ​​4 Selfie - 161MB/s/166MB/s, Speed ​​4 Selfie Pro - 204MB/s/213MB/s. It is worth saying that in the younger version of the device there is a separate slot for a memory card.

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ASUS 4 / ASUS 4 Pro

Cameras

These models are positioned as devices for professional selfies. It sounds strange, but what can you do - these are the realities of the modern world, everyone shows off as best they can. In my opinion, this idea is completely pointless: as a rule, selfie photos are sent to Instagram at best, where the image resolution is only 600x600 pixels; on Twitter, too, the picture shrinks well; It is also unlikely that anyone will print posters from selfies.

There is no autofocus in all cameras, which is somewhat strange: if you take selfie gadgets, then autofocus should be there. There is no optical stabilization - a strange trick.

In the older model, the cameras are side by side:

  • Main Sony IMX362 12 MP, 25mm, f/1.8, 1/2.55" sensor, 1.4µm pixel size
  • secondary 8MP (most likely 5MP), 12mm, f/2.2

In the younger model, the cameras are spaced in the corners:

  • 20 MP primary, 31mm, f/2.0
  • secondary with 8 MP resolution, f/2.4

The quality of selfies in gadgets is very different, and not in favor of 4 Selfie. In photos taken with 4 Selfie Pro, color reproduction is better, the picture is sharper, more details, white balance is more correct. This is especially noticeable in low light conditions. Despite the usual front camera (the parameters are simpler than those of ASUS) in the iPhone 8 Plus, the picture from this device is better, and less distorted.

The main cameras 4 Selfie and 4 Selfie Pro 16 MP, f/2.2, 26mm, phase detection autofocus. Modules are likely different. This is noticeable when shooting in the dark or in poor lighting: the frames on 4 Selfie are less clear, the white balance is infrequent, but lies. During the day, the situation is about the same.

The older model can record video in UHD resolution (for some reason, phone manufacturers call 3840x2160 resolution 4K). The younger one is only FullHD. The quality is average here and there.

The 4 Selfie Pro has the ability to save clips from the front camera in UHD resolution! Is it necessary? Hardly… Gadget 4 Selfie does it in FullHD resolution.

Total by cameras. I can’t say that ASUS should have bothered with front cameras, it didn’t turn out as cool as it sounded in commercials. Moreover, they created two models with approximately the same characteristics.

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4 Selfie Examples

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Примеры селфи на 4 Selfie Pro

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Примеры фотографий на 4 Selfie

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Performance and system

Since smartphones are in the middle price category, the processors are also not the most fancy: the younger model is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chip (Adreno 505 graphics), and the older one is Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (Adreno 506 graphics).

I can't call the 4 Selfie gadget fast: all the same, opening applications, switching between programs is somehow a bit strained, and the animation is slow. In terms of performance, everything is about the same. Antutu also has a difference of 20,000 points in favor of Snapdragon 625.

Smartphones get slightly warm under load (to the right of the camera).

ASUS 4

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ASUS 4 Pro

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Операционная система – естественно, Google Android версии 7.1.1. Периодически прилетают обновления. Фирменная оболочка ZenUI версии 4.0.

ASUS 4

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ASUS 4 Pro

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Review-comparison of ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie and 4 Selfie Pro

At the end of August, ASUS in Taipei introduced two models of devices called ZenFone 4 Selfie and 4 Selfie Pro. The presentation was held under the slogan "We love photo". A similar event took place exactly a month later in Italy, where they showed not only selfie gadgets, but also ZenFone 4 with ZenFone 4 Pro. More details can be found at the link below:

It seems to me that it is somewhat unprofitable to sell selfie-directed devices in our country, since the cult of one's personality, the love of displaying one's photos, is not very common in our country. The other day I spoke with a colleague who said that, for example, his school-age children do not even try to publish personal photos on social networks, because in their family it is considered a wrong thing to do. Why exactly, I don't know.

Selfie phones are purely niche devices for a small audience of connoisseurs of "selfies" who are confused by the quality of photos from the front camera. I have the same opinion about the OPPO F5 gadget.

Overall, the ZenFone 4 Selfie and the Pro version are, in terms of technical specifications, average models that almost do not stand out. Yes, and the appearance is quite familiar and rather bored. The only feature is the front cameras, but I have questions about them.

You can buy a younger model from 16,000 rubles, an older one - from 23,000 rubles.

Design, dimensions, controls

From the point of view of appearance, the gadgets almost do not differ from each other. On the front side, it is a representative of any brand with a button on the front. On the reverse side is a typical ASUS of the latest generations.

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The body shape is rectangular, with sloping corners and slightly rounded side edges. The back panel of the regular version of 4 Selfie is slightly convex, while that of the Proshka is flat. In general, despite the similarities, the Pro version is a more ergonomic device: thinner, narrower, tactilely better felt in the hand due to a slightly rough material.

The 4 Selfie has two plastic inserts on the back - a sign of a simpler device. At 4 Pro, the case is divided by thin strips, but the inserts remain metal. Such a decision can already be considered quite ancient: the prerogative of smartphones of the past and the year before last. Another prettier feature in the Pro version is the use of a thin sanded bevel on the sides.

The specifications on the official website say that the glass covering the 4 Pro is made by Corning. Probably fifth generation. There is no information about glass 4 Selfie. Oleophobic coating is both there and there. However, the layer is better on 4 Selfie Pro: fingerprints are almost invisible.

Color solutions. The younger version of the device is sold in the following colors: black, mint green, pink, sunny gold. Senior: black, sunny gold, red. The smartphone in red looks the most original. The rest of the colors are either faded or habitually boring.

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The front panels are equipped with indicator lights, light and proximity sensors, speakers and two front cameras.

ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie and 4 Selfie Pro

In the 4 Selfie version, the cameras are spaced in the corners, while in the 4 Selfie Pro they are side by side. The speakers sound plus or minus equally loud and clear. The volume margin is small.

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Under the screens are non-mechanical touch buttons, they also act as fingerprint scanners. Right and left - "Menu" and "Back". There is a nice white backlight (only for 4 Selfie Pro and you can set the value to “glow constantly”).

ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie and 4 Selfie Pro

Bottom - microphone, old micro-USB connector, hands-free speaker and 3.5 mm in version 4 Selfie Pro. Additional microphones and 3.5 mm (4 Selfie) - on top.

On the right side are the power button and volume rocker. On the left side in the case of 4 Selfie there is a metal tray for two nano SIM cards and a separate slot for microSD; in the case of 4 Selfie Pro, a plastic combo tray. So if you wanted to use two SIM cards and a memory card, then ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie may be one of the options.

On the reverse side are the camera modules, they are slightly extended above the body. Nearby are single-section flashes.

ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie and 4 Selfie Pro

ASUS 4 Selfie, 4 Selfie Pro and ZenFone 4

ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie and 4 Selfie Pro

ASUS 4 Selfie, 4 Selfie Pro and Huawei P10 Lite

Displays

The screen sizes of ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie and 4 Selfie Pro are 5.5 inches. The side frames are thinner in 4 Selfie Pro - about 3 mm, in the younger version they are 4 mm. Only a millimeter, but visually it is very noticeable.

The display resolution of the 4 Pro smartphone is FullHD (for the younger version - HD) with a standard aspect ratio of 16:9. Matrix 4 Selfie is made using IPS technology, while 4 Selfie Pro has AMOLED.

The brightness of white colors is 370 cd/m2 (4 Selfie) and 320 (4 Selfie Pro). Black color on the younger version is 0.65 cd/m2, contrast ratio is 560:1.

The 4 Selfie Pro has an Always On mode. That is, information is displayed on the locked screen. A cool feature, which, unfortunately, is not available on all gadgets with AMOLED matrices.

Matrix 4 Selfie is simple, it turns yellow and violet at angles, the sRGB triangle is medium calibrated. Matrix 4 Selfie Pro is slightly blue at certain angles, the sRGB triangle is calibrated very poorly: in the case of standard colors, the shift goes to green, and in the case of bright colors, the triangle creeps even more towards green. Theoretically, you can adjust the settings manually.

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ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie и 4 Selfie Pro

4 Selfie Pro стандарт

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4 Selfie Pro яркие цвета

Настройки ASUS 4

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Настройки ASUS 4 Pro

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Viewing angles (left 4 Selfies)

Battery

Both gadgets are equipped with built-in 3000 mAh lithium-ion batteries. Official data for 4 Selfie Pro:

  • HD video - up to 14 hours
  • Web browsing - up to 10 hours
  • Talk time up to 30 hours
  • Standby time up to 388 hours

There is no data for the 4 Selfie.

  • Viewing HD video at maximum brightness: 13 hours (4 Selfie Pro) and 6 hours (4 Selfie)
  • Games at maximum brightness: almost 7 hours (4 Selfie Pro) and 4 hours (4 Selfie)
  • Average glow time at automatic brightness: about 4 hours (4 Selfie Pro) and 3 hours (4 Selfie)
  • Average time for Free classifieds in Mathare North at auto brightness: 9.00 – 02.00 (4 Selfie Pro) and 9.00 – 23.00 (4 Selfies)

ASUS 4

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ASUS 4 Pro

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In the 4 Selfie kit you will find a simple 5V-1A AC adapter, and in the 4 Selfie pro kit you will find a 5V-2A. The first device is charged to 100% in 3.5 hours, and the second in 2 hours.

Communications

Everything here is typical for almost any Android smartphone: two SIM cards with LTE CAT 4 bands 1/3/5/8/7/20. There is Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth versions 4.1 and 4.0 (Pro). GPS/GLONASS/GALILEO (Pro)/Beidou (not Pro) are used as navigation.

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There is no NFC chip in gadgets, which is extremely sad: it would be better if some other parameters were worsened. It is worth reading "Couch Analytics" here:

ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie and 4 Selfie Pro

Memory

The RAM in smartphones is 4 GB LPDDR3. RAM speed - 3800 MB / s (4 Selfie) and 5300 MB / s (4 Selfie Pro). Built-in memory is quite a lot - 64 GB. Speed ​​4 Selfie - 161MB/s/166MB/s, Speed ​​4 Selfie Pro - 204MB/s/213MB/s. It is worth saying that in the younger version of the device there is a separate slot for a memory card.

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ASUS 4 / ASUS 4 Pro

Cameras

These models are positioned as devices for professional selfies. It sounds strange, but what can you do - these are the realities of the modern world, everyone shows off as best they can. In my opinion, this idea is completely pointless: as a rule, selfie photos are sent to Instagram at best, where the image resolution is only 600x600 pixels; on Twitter, too, the picture shrinks well; It is also unlikely that anyone will print posters from selfies.

There is no autofocus in all cameras, which is somewhat strange: if you take selfie gadgets, then autofocus should be there. There is no optical stabilization - a strange trick.

In the older model, the cameras are side by side:

  • Main Sony IMX362 12 MP, 25mm, f/1.8, 1/2.55" sensor, 1.4µm pixel size
  • secondary 8MP (most likely 5MP), 12mm, f/2.2

In the younger model, the cameras are spaced in the corners:

  • 20 MP primary, 31mm, f/2.0
  • secondary with 8 MP resolution, f/2.4

The quality of selfies in gadgets is very different, and not in favor of 4 Selfie. In photos taken with 4 Selfie Pro, color reproduction is better, the picture is sharper, more details, white balance is more correct. This is especially noticeable in low light conditions. Despite the usual front camera (the parameters are simpler than those of ASUS) in the iPhone 8 Plus, the picture from this device is better, and less distorted.

The main cameras 4 Selfie and 4 Selfie Pro 16 MP, f/2.2, 26mm, phase detection autofocus. Modules are likely different. This is noticeable when shooting in the dark or in poor lighting: the frames on 4 Selfie are less clear, the white balance is infrequent, but lies. During the day, the situation is about the same.

The older model can record video in UHD resolution (for some reason, phone manufacturers call 3840x2160 resolution 4K). The younger one is only FullHD. The quality is average here and there.

The 4 Selfie Pro has the ability to save clips from the front camera in UHD resolution! Is it necessary? Hardly… Gadget 4 Selfie does it in FullHD resolution.

Total by cameras. I can’t say that ASUS should have bothered with front cameras, it didn’t turn out as cool as it sounded in commercials. Moreover, they created two models with approximately the same characteristics.

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4 Selfie Examples

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Примеры селфи на 4 Selfie Pro

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Примеры фотографий на 4 Selfie

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Примеры фотографий на 4 Selfie Pro

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Performance and system

Since smartphones are in the middle price category, the processors are also not the most fancy: the younger model is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chip (Adreno 505 graphics), and the older one is Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (Adreno 506 graphics).

I can't call the 4 Selfie gadget fast: all the same, opening applications, switching between programs is somehow a bit strained, and the animation is slow. In terms of performance, everything is about the same. Antutu also has a difference of 20,000 points in favor of Snapdragon 625.

Smartphones get slightly warm under load (to the right of the camera).

ASUS 4

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ASUS 4 Pro

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Операционная система – естественно, Google Android версии 7.1.1. Периодически прилетают обновления. Фирменная оболочка ZenUI версии 4.0.

ASUS 4

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ASUS 4 Pro

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Review-comparison of ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie and 4 Selfie Pro

At the end of August, ASUS in Taipei introduced two models of devices called ZenFone 4 Selfie and 4 Selfie Pro. The presentation was held under the slogan "We love photo". A similar event took place exactly a month later in Italy, where they showed not only selfie gadgets, but also ZenFone 4 with ZenFone 4 Pro. More details can be found at the link below:

It seems to me that it is somewhat unprofitable to sell selfie-directed devices in our country, since the cult of one's personality, the love of displaying one's photos, is not very common in our country. The other day I spoke with a colleague who said that, for example, his school-age children do not even try to publish personal photos on social networks, because in their family it is considered a wrong thing to do. Why exactly, I don't know.

Selfie phones are purely niche devices for a small audience of connoisseurs of "selfies" who are confused by the quality of photos from the front camera. I have the same opinion about the OPPO F5 gadget.

Overall, the ZenFone 4 Selfie and the Pro version are, in terms of technical specifications, average models that almost do not stand out. Yes, and the appearance is quite familiar and rather bored. The only feature is the front cameras, but I have questions about them.

You can buy a younger model from 16,000 rubles, an older one - from 23,000 rubles.

Design, dimensions, controls

From the point of view of appearance, the gadgets almost do not differ from each other. On the front side, it is a representative of any brand with a button on the front. On the reverse side is a typical ASUS of the latest generations.

The body shape is rectangular, with sloping corners and slightly rounded side edges. The back panel of the regular version of 4 Selfie is slightly convex, while that of the Proshka is flat. In general, despite the similarities, the Pro version is a more ergonomic device: thinner, narrower, tactilely better felt in the hand due to a slightly rough material.

The 4 Selfie has two plastic inserts on the back - a sign of a simpler device. At 4 Pro, the case is divided by thin strips, but the inserts remain metal. Such a decision can already be considered quite ancient: the prerogative of smartphones of the past and the year before last. Another prettier feature in the Pro version is the use of a thin sanded bevel on the sides.

The specifications on the official website say that the glass covering the 4 Pro is made by Corning. Probably fifth generation. There is no information about glass 4 Selfie. Oleophobic coating is both there and there. However, the layer is better on 4 Selfie Pro: fingerprints are almost invisible.

Color solutions. The younger version of the device is sold in the following colors: black, mint green, pink, sunny gold. Senior: black, sunny gold, red. The smartphone in red looks the most original. The rest of the colors are either faded or habitually boring.

The front panels are equipped with indicator lights, light and proximity sensors, speakers and two front cameras.

In the 4 Selfie version, the cameras are spaced in the corners, while in the 4 Selfie Pro they are side by side. The speakers sound plus or minus equally loud and clear. The volume margin is small.

Under the screens are non-mechanical touch buttons, they also act as fingerprint scanners. Right and left - "Menu" and "Back". There is a nice white backlight (only for 4 Selfie Pro and you can set the value to “glow constantly”).

Bottom - microphone, old micro-USB connector, hands-free speaker and 3.5 mm in version 4 Selfie Pro. Additional microphones and 3.5 mm (4 Selfie) - on top.

On the right side are the power button and volume rocker. On the left side in the case of 4 Selfie there is a metal tray for two nano SIM cards and a separate slot for microSD; in the case of 4 Selfie Pro, a plastic combo tray. So if you wanted to use two SIM cards and a memory card, then ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie may be one of the options.

On the reverse side are the camera modules, they are slightly extended above the body. Nearby are single-section flashes.

ASUS 4 Selfie, 4 Selfie Pro and ZenFone 4

ASUS 4 Selfie, 4 Selfie Pro and Huawei P10 Lite

Displays

The diagonals of the ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie and 4 Selfie Pro screens are 5.5 inches each. The side frames are thinner in 4 Selfie Pro - about 3 mm, in the younger version they are 4 mm. Only a millimeter, but visually it is very noticeable.

The display resolution of the 4 Pro smartphone is FullHD (for the younger version - HD) with a standard aspect ratio of 16:9. Matrix 4 Selfie is made using IPS technology, while 4 Selfie Pro has AMOLED.

The brightness of white colors is 370 cd/m2 (4 Selfie) and 320 (4 Selfie Pro). Black color on the younger version is 0.65 cd/m2, contrast ratio is 560:1.

The 4 Selfie Pro has an Always On mode. That is, information is displayed on the locked screen. A cool feature, which, unfortunately, is not available on all gadgets with AMOLED matrices.

Matrix 4 Selfie is simple, it turns yellow and violet at angles, the sRGB triangle is medium calibrated. Matrix 4 Selfie Pro is slightly blue at certain angles, the sRGB triangle is calibrated very poorly: in the case of standard colors, the shift goes to green, and in the case of bright colors, the triangle creeps even more towards green. Theoretically, you can adjust the settings manually.

4 Selfie Pro Standard

4 Selfie Pro bright colors

ASUS 4 settings

ASUS 4 Pro settings

Viewing angles (left 4 Selfies)

Battery

Both gadgets are equipped with built-in 3000 mAh lithium-ion batteries. Official data for 4 Selfie Pro:

  • HD video - up to 14 hours
  • Web browsing - up to 10 hours
  • Talk time up to 30 hours
  • Standby time up to 388 hours

There is no data for the 4 Selfie.

  • Viewing HD video at maximum brightness: 13 hours (4 Selfie Pro) and 6 hours (4 Selfie)
  • Games at maximum brightness: almost 7 hours (4 Selfie Pro) and 4 hours (4 Selfie)
  • Average glow time at automatic brightness: about 4 hours (4 Selfie Pro) and 3 hours (4 Selfie)
  • Average time for Free classifieds in Mathare North to run at automatic brightness: 9.00 - 02.00 (4 Selfie Pro) and 9.00 - 23.00 (4 Selfie)
  • Viewing HD video at maximum brightness: 13 hours (4 Selfie Pro) and 6 hours (4 Selfie)
  • Games at maximum brightness: almost 7 hours (4 Selfie Pro) and 4 hours (4 Selfie)
  • Average glow time at automatic brightness: about 4 hours (4 Selfie Pro) and 3 hours (4 Selfie)
  • Average time for Free classifieds in Mathare North at auto brightness: 9.00 – 02.00 (4 Selfie Pro) and 9.00 – 23.00 (4 Selfies)
  • Average time Free classifieds in Mathare North Free classifieds in Mathare North work at automatic brightness: 9.00 - 02.00 (4 Selfie Pro) and 9.00 - 23.00 (4 Selfie)

    ASUS 4

    ASUS 4 Pro

    In the 4 Selfie kit you will find a simple 5V-1A AC adapter, and in the 4 Selfie pro kit you will find a 5V-2A. The first device is charged to 100% in 3.5 hours, and the second in 2 hours.

    Communications

    Everything here is typical for almost any Android smartphone: two SIM cards with LTE CAT 4 bands 1/3/5/8/7/20. There is Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth versions 4.1 and 4.0 (Pro). GPS/GLONASS/GALILEO (Pro)/Beidou (not Pro) are used as navigation.

    There is no NFC chip in gadgets, which is extremely sad: it would be better if some other parameters were worsened. It is worth reading "Couch Analytics" here:

    Memory

    The RAM in smartphones is 4 GB LPDDR3. RAM speed - 3800 MB / s (4 Selfie) and 5300 MB / s (4 Selfie Pro). Built-in memory is quite a lot - 64 GB. Speed ​​4 Selfie - 161MB/s/166MB/s, Speed ​​4 Selfie Pro - 204MB/s/213MB/s. It is worth saying that in the younger version of the device there is a separate slot for a memory card.

    ASUS 4 / ASUS 4 Pro

    Cameras

    These models are positioned as devices for professional selfies. It sounds strange, but what can you do - these are the realities of the modern world, everyone shows off as best they can. In my opinion, this idea is completely pointless: as a rule, selfie photos are sent to Instagram at best, where the image resolution is only 600x600 pixels; on Twitter, too, the picture shrinks well; It is also unlikely that anyone will print posters from selfies.

    There is no autofocus in all cameras, which is somewhat strange: if you take selfie gadgets, then autofocus should be there. There is no optical stabilization - a strange trick.

    In the older model, the cameras are next to each other:

    • Main Sony IMX362 12 MP, 25mm, f/1.8, 1/2.55" sensor, 1.4µm pixel size
    • secondary 8MP (most likely 5MP), 12mm, f/2.2

    In the younger model, the cameras are spaced in the corners:

    • 20MP primary, 31mm, f/2.0
    • secondary with 8 MP resolution, f/2.4

    The quality of selfies in gadgets is very different, and not in favor of 4 Selfie. In photos taken with 4 Selfie Pro, color reproduction is better, the picture is sharper, more details, white balance is more correct. This is especially noticeable in low light conditions. Despite the usual front camera (the parameters are simpler than those of ASUS) in the iPhone 8 Plus, the picture from this device is better, and less distorted.

    The main cameras 4 Selfie and 4 Selfie Pro 16 MP, f/2.2, 26mm, phase detection autofocus. Modules are likely different. This is noticeable when shooting in the dark or in poor lighting: the frames on 4 Selfie are less clear, the white balance is infrequent, but lies. During the day, the situation is about the same.

    The older model can record video in UHD resolution (for some reason, phone manufacturers call 3840x2160 resolution 4K). The younger one is only FullHD. The quality is average here and there.

    The 4 Selfie Pro has the ability to save clips from the front camera in UHD resolution! Is it necessary? Hardly... Gadget 4 Selfie does this in FullHD resolution.

    Total by cameras. I can’t say that ASUS should have bothered with front cameras, it didn’t turn out as cool as it sounded in commercials. Moreover, they created two models with approximately the same characteristics.

    Selfie examples on 4 Selfies

    Selfie examples on 4 Selfie Pro

    Sample photos on 4 Selfies

    Sample photos on 4 Selfie Pro

    Performance and system

    Since smartphones are in the middle price category, the processors are also not the most fancy: the younger model is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chip (Adreno 505 graphics), and the older one is Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (Adreno 506 graphics).

    I can't call the 4 Selfie gadget fast: all the same, opening applications, switching between programs is somehow a bit strained, and the animation is slow. In terms of performance, everything is about the same. Antutu also has a difference of 20,000 points in favor of Snapdragon 625.

    Smartphones get slightly warm under load (to the right of the camera).

    ASUS 4

    ASUS 4 Pro

    The operating system is, of course, Google Android version 7.1.1. Updates arrive periodically. Branded shell ZenUI version 4.0.

    ASUS 4

    ASUS 4 Pro