Asus will soon launch Zenfone Selfie in India, which will supposedly be Panacea for all selfie lovers in India. We have the 32GB storage/ 3GB RAM variant with us. Here are some basic questions and their answers if you are considering buying Zenfone selfie.

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Asus Zenfone Selfie Specs

  • Display Size: 5.5 Inch IPS LCD Display with 1920 x 1080p HD Resolution, 401 ppi
  • Processor: 1.7 GH GHz octa core Snapdragon 615
  • RAM: 2GB/ 3GB
  • Software Version: Android 5.0.2 lollipop based Zen UI
  • Camera: 13 MP, Dual LED flash (two tone), 1080p videos
  • Secondary Camera: 13 MP, Dual LED flash (two tone), 1080p videos
  • Internal Storage:  16GB/ 32GB
  • External Storage:  Yes, up to 64 GB
  • Battery: 3000 mAh
  • Connectivity:  3G/4G LTE, HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, GPS,  Dual SIM

Question – Does Asus Zenfone Selfie have Corning Gorilla Glass Protection?

Answer – Yes, Asus Zenfone Selfie includes Gorilla Glass 4 on top, which holds better against drops. Smudge resistant oleophobic coating is also present.

Question – How is the Display on Asus Zenfone Selfie?

Answer –  The 5.5 Inch display has full HD resolution is similar to Zenfone 2 display. It is sharp, crisp and vibrant but comes with average brightness which affects visibility under direct Sun light.

Question – How is the Design and Build Quality?

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Answer – The design is similar to Zenfone 2, but a big front camera sensor needs more room to fit above the display, which results in beefed up vertical bezels. Side edges are slim, and the odd power button placement (on top) is compensated for to an extent, by a functional double tap to wake/ sleep gesture. On the rear side, the camera sensor is flanked by dual LED flash and laser AF. Feed back from the rear volume rocker key is again average. It is not a very comfortable phone when held in hand, but those of you who admire large display phablets should love it.

Question – What is the SAR Value?

Answer –  Asus has not mentioned SAR value in user guide (or anywhere else), but states that it is within permissible limits.

Question – Are the capacitive navigation keys backlit?

Answer – No, the navigation buttons are not backlit, but have decent haptic feedback.

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Question – Is there any heating issue in Asus Zenfone Selfie?

Answer –  We haven’t experienced any abnormal heating so far.

Question – What comes inside the Box?

Answer – 2.0 A Charger, documentation and USB cable are present in the box.

Question – What size SIM card is supported?

Answer –  Both SIM card slots accept Micro SIM cards.

Question – Does it have LED notification light?

Answer – Yes, LED notification light is present

Question – How much is Free Storage?

Answer – Out of 32 GB, 25.02 GB is available at user end. Apps can be transferred to SD card.

Question – Does it support USB OTG?

Answer – Yes, USB OTG is supported.

Question – How much is free RAM on first boot?

Answer – Out of 3GB, a little less than 2GB RAM is free on first boot.

Question – How is the Camera Quality?

Answer –  Obviously the selfie camera is the main highlight here. Asus Zenfone Selfie includes a 13 MP front camera with dual LED flash for well lit selfies. Appropriate software which allows you to soften skin tones, slim your cheeks, enhance your eyes, etc. to eliminate some minor natural flaws. The good news is that the hardware and software combination works well and you can capture great selfies from the front camera.

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The rear 13 MP camera is a decent shooter, though not particularly impressive. Daylight shots were a bit overexposed, but colors were close to natural. In Indoor lighting and in low light, camera performance is above average.

Question – How is the performance?

Answer –  Performance has been smooth in day to day usage and casual games run very well too. While running heavy games and benchmark apps e encountered some unexpected crashes. Asus Zenfone Selfie scored 38,165 on Antutu and 59.0 fps on Nenamarks 2.

Question – How many sensors does Asus Zenfone Selfie have?

Answer –  You can see the full list in the image below.

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Question – How loud is Loudspeaker?

Answer – Loudspeaker is fairly loud. Even though the speaker grill is present on the rear surface, sound doesn’t get blocked or muffled when the phone is resting on its back.

Question – How is the battery backup?

Answer – The battery backup has been average so far. we can make it to one day usage with moderate usage, but heavy users could need a mid day charging. We will update you on the battery backup more with our full review.

Zenfone 2 Selfie India Unboxing, Hands on Review

Conclusion

Asus Zenfone Selfie looks and works similar to Zenfone 2 on the inside and on the outside. The selfie camera works well, which makes this a great phone for selfie lovers.

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