Are you a selfielord? Well, this article is for you! Our good friends from Asus Philippines has sent us the selfie-centric Asus Zenfone Selfie for us to review. But before that, we would like to see what’s inside the box and how it looks like up close. Let’s unbox it!
Asus Zenfone Selfie:
- Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor
- Adreno 405 graphics
- 3GB RAM
- 32GB internal memory expandable via MicroSD up to 128GB
- 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display (1920 x 1080 pixels)
- Corning Gorilla Glass 4
- 13 megapixel rear facing camera with laser autofocus and dual LED flash
- 13 megapixel front facing camera with 88-degree wide angle lens and dual LED flash
- Dual SIM, Dual Standby
- 4G/LTE, 3G/HSPA+, WiFi, Bluetooth
- GPS, A-GPS
- 3,000 mAh battery
- Android 5.0 Lollipop with ZenUI
- SRP: P11,995
What’s inside the box?
- Asus Zenfone Selfie smartphone
- USB cable
- Wall Adapter
Notice that there’s no included earphones in the package but Asus said that the retail unit has included earphones. By the way, the Asus Zenfone Selfie is now available in stores and retailers.
Upon taking the Asus Zenfone Selfie out of the box, we immediately noticed that the device is taller than the 5.5-inch Zenfone 2 Laser which we recently reviewed. That is because of its huge 13 megapixel camera lens above the 5.5 -inch display. We also noticed that it quite heavier than the Zenfone 2 Laser. Aside from that, everything looks a lot like the rest of the Zenfone family.
Checking the button placements – the power button is still awkwardly placed at the top together with the 3.5 mm headset jack. USB charging port is at the bottom and nothing on both sides on the device. The volume rocker is situated just right below the 13 megapixel rear camera with the speaker grill at the back.
The only we have with the device after using it for about 24 hours is the lack of illumination of the three capacitive buttons. We did failed to mention this on our Zenfone 2 Laser review but I we really appreciate if Asus could illuminate the capacitive buttons on their future models.
We will be using the Zenfone Selfie especially that 13 megapixel front camera and how it fares with real world usage. Full review will be out soon!