Our Opinion

The Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie ZB553KL is a slightly better phone than the Panasonic Eluga Ray 700, and is also slightly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie ZB553KL!

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Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie ZB553KL Panasonic Eluga Ray 700
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Excellence Score
21.0
19.1
Value for Money Score
65.8
63.2
Price ₹ 8,590 onwards ₹ 8,065 onwards
Launch Date (India) Sep, 2017 Sep, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 7.0 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.1 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 7.0 NougatLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.5 inches 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Display Features IPS, 2.5D Curved Glass, Bluelight Filter IPS, 2.5D Curved Glass
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.4 GHz 1.3 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 430Ranked #75 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Mediatek MT6753Ranked #69 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 505 Mali-T720 MP3
RAM 3 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB USB
Primary Camera 13.0MP 13.0MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)P, Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS), Beauty mode, Portrait mode, Pro mode, Super Resolution (52 megapixels), GIF Animation, Panorama, Time Lapse Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), 5P Lens, F/2.0 Aperture, HDR, Panorama, Beauty Mode
Secondary Camera 13.0MP 13.0MP
Secondary Camera Features LED Flash, F/2.0 Aperture, Beauty mode, Portrait mode, Selfie Panorama, GIF Animation, 9 Filters Flash, 5P Lens, F/2.2 Aperture, Beauty Mode, HDR
Internal Memory 32 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 2 TB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 7.85 mm 8.9 mm
Weight 144 gm 182 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh 5000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Noise Filtration; Google Drive: 100GB Free Space (1 yr) Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Nice looking design - similar to Zenfone 4 Selfie Dual Camera and the ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro
  • While the body of the smartphone is made of plastic it looks and feel premium
  • The curved sides and rounded edges makes it comfortable to hold
  • The finish on the body makes the phone easy to grip
  • Accurate fingerprint scanner (though it could have been faster)
  • Decent 5.5-inch IPS display with 2.5D curved glass - has good colour reproduction, viewing angles, and sunlight legibility
  • Zen UI on top of Android is now much more streamlined and close to stock than before - which keeps things simple
  • Additional features like gestures, one-handed mode, game mode etc are useful too
  • Good, reliable day-to-day performance backed by an efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor
  • Decent front camera with live beautification mode that can be useful if you are into vlogging or doing Facebook Live videos
  • Battery life is decent and the phone will deliver one day of light to medium use
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2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • The volume buttons are placed a little high, and you will tend to shuffle the phone in your hand to reach them
  • Average rear camera - there is shutter lag, and overall quality is ordinary - night shots are very ordinary too
  • If you are a lot into selfies, then the Zenfone 4 Selfie might be a decent pick, but if you want a good all-round device, then the likes of Redmi Note 4 are much better options in this price bracket
  • No fast charging support - the phone takes two and a half hours to charge the battery fully
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