Dual cameras have been a key feature defining the smartphone industry all this year. But Taiwanese electronics major Asus takes the dual-camera game to the next level with the Zenfone 4 Selfie series – three selfie-centric smartphones, two of which have dual front camera set-ups.
While one variant of the Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie and the premium Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro have dual front cameras, the Zenfone 4 Selfie also has a single-front-camera variant. The Pro version has a dual 24-megapixel plus 5 MP shooter on the front, along with a soft flash and features like the portrait mode and wide-angle shot.
This camera-centric smartphone has a major focus on front-facing cameras. The Zenfone Selfie Pro has a 24-megapixel camera lens and a 5MP wide-angle lens on the front and a 16MP one on the rear.
The dual selfie cameras in the Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro work in tandem to take very good shots. The front-facing dual camera set-up of the smartphone is as good as the back dual-camera set-ups that we have seen in several devices this year.
For selfie lovers, the addition of a portrait mode makes it convenient to click DSLR-type shots, focusing on the subject and an enhanced bokeh effect blurring out the rest of the objects in the frame. The wide-angle lens increases the field of view to accommodate more people in the frame.
Besides selfie wizardry, the Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro allows video recording in 4K resolution using the front-facing cameras. The quality is not exceptional but a future update might resolve this issue.
As for the rear camera, the primary 16MP lens is not bad, either. The focus is fast and the captured shots have a lot of detail and limited noise. Even in low-light conditions, the rear camera captures satisfactory shots with optimum detail and balanced colours.
The camera interface for both front and back has several options. These might stuffed to those who do not like fiddling with the default setting, but with all settings almost visible within the camera interface, it is easy to tweak the performance for desired results.