Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie ZD553KL 

price₹ 12,999 onwards

launchSep, 2017

22.7

excellence score

56.4

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Design

  • Good design - the metal chassis covers the entire side and back panel, giving it a solid feel in the palm - the rounded edges feel good in the hand
  • The home button doubles up as the fingerprint sensor and is both fast and accurate
  • The 20-megapixel camera is for regular selfies, while the 6-megapixel camera is for wide-angle shots and can accommodate multiple people in a single frame

Display

  • Light and handy - at 144g, it is one of the lightest 5.5-inch screen smartphone around
  • The screen is decent in terms of viewing angles, and sunlight legibility, but the resolution could certainly have been better

Software

  • Asus's Zen UI is still one of the most cluttered/heavy Android UIs (ironic, given its name) - and this is definitely an area where Asus can improve

Performance

  • The overall performance is impressive especially for this price range - even in limited light, the photos look well lit and crisp enough
  • Performance is middling - the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor is decent with basic tasks but starts to struggle when stressed - there are better performing phones in this price bracket

Camera

  • The stand-out feature of course is the dual cameras on the front - the Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie DC can bring your selfies to life like no other smartphone at this price point
  • To camera also packs many enhancements like a beauty mode, selfie panoramas, GIF animation, and a portrait mode for bokeh selfies
  • The rear camera is decent, but nothing exceptional - its good with color and macros, though not so much with landscape shots, or low-light shots
  • In terms of the competition at this price point, there are certainly devices with better performance, screen, and better UI available - the likes of Xiaomi Mi A1 for instance - so the Zenfone 4 Selfie DC only starts to make sense if you value a good selfie camera above all else
  • And, if you can raise your budget a bit, then the Honor 9i is a good option offering both a good selfie camera, and an overall better package

Battery

  • Decent battery life - the 3, 000mAh battery lasts a full work day with moderate use

More

  • Dedicated slots for Dual SIMs and memory card
  • Ample storage

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Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie ZD553KL Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 7.0 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.1 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
  • Bluelight Filter
  • Fingerprint and Smudge-resistant Oleophobic Coating
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.4 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430Ranked #72 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 505
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 2 TB
Battery
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Dimensions
Weight144 gm
Thickness7.85 mm
Camera
Primary Camera16.0MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (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
Secondary Camera20MP + 8MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • LED Flash
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 120-degree Wide-angle Lens
  • Beauty mode
  • Portrait mode
  • Selfie Panorama
  • GIF Animation
  • 9 Filters
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
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Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
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