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Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie ZD553KL: For selfie-lovers! Featuring its amazing dual 20MP+8MP selfie camera

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With the recent launch of Zenfone 4 line-up, Asus has been on fire as more and more models hit the market. Today, we will be taking a closer look at Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie ZD553KL.

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Did you know there’s another model called the Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro ZD552KL? We have covered it previously, so let’s do a quick recap of what it was all about:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels or ~401 ppi pixel density
  • Metal and glass body
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Gorilla Glass protection
  • Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 chipset, Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, Adreno 506 graphics and 4GB RAM
  • 16MP primary camera with autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • Dual 24MP+5MP selfie camera with LED flash
  • 64GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to maximum 256GB
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
  • Android Nougat 7.0
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • September 2017 release date
  • $379 USD price tag

As the name mentions, Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro ZD552KL is the ultimate selfie smartphone with an astonishing dual 24MP+5MP selfie camera that also comes with an LED flash.

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Which then leaves us with the Zenfone 4 Selfie ZD553KL. Without the ‘Pro’, here are its specs:

  • 5.5-inch HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 720 x 1280 pixels or ~267 ppi pixel density
  • 2.5D curved glass
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 chipset, Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, Adreno 505 graphics and 4GB RAM
  • 16MP primary camera with 26mm, EIS (gyro), phase detection autofocus and LED flash
  • Dual 20MP with f/2.0 aperture, 31mm +8MP selfie camera with 12mm, LED flash, panorama and HDR
  • 64GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to maximum 256GB
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
  • Android Nougat 7.0
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • September 2017 release date
  • 13,999 Indian Rupee or ~$229 USD price tag

With the price having 40% less than the Pro version, Zenfone 4 Selfie ZD553KL does have a lot of points to consider.

For starters, it is only equipped with a High Definition resolution although the 5.5-inch IPS screen is still there.

Then we have the 2.5D curved glass and fingerprint sensor that makes for a beautiful body and practical use with it.

Under the hood of the Zenfone 4 Selfie ZD553KL is something of a mid-low range with the Snapdragon 430 chipset, decent octa-core processor, decent graphics but with 4GB RAM. There are some mismatch over here, but you will definitely benefit from the large memory capacity.

The highlight of the show for Zenfone 4 Selfie ZD553KL is on the selfie camera – more specifically its dual 20MP+8MP selfie camera. To provide the best selfie experience, the 20MP standard view camera shoots selfies with stunning clarity, and an 8MP wide-angle camera with a 120-degree field of view. With dual cameras and ASUS SelfieMaster technology, you have the flexibility to include just yourself in the shot, capture yourself with your environment, or gather some friends and have fun shooting wefies. It also comes with Softlight LED flash that delivers the perfect amount of fill light, just like if you were taking photos in a studio. To round it up, the Beauty Mode then lets you perform professional-quality, automatic image retouching and enhancement. Adjustments include complexion softening, skin toning, blemish removal, skin brightening, eye enlargement, and cheek slimming.

Don’t forget that it is also equipped with a 16MP primary camera with so that you can capture every precious moment with vivid clarity and stunning detail. Phase detection auto-focus helps you get the shot you want, every time.

By taking lots of photos, you will then need to contend with the amount of storage to fit all that photos. Thankfully, there’s more than enough with the available 64GB internal storage that can be easily expanded up to a maximum of 256GB via the microSD expansion slot.

A 3000 mAh battery provides for just enough to last you for a full day of charge, so don’t worry about it.

Finally, Zenfone 4 Selfie ZD553KL comes with Android Nougat 7.0 operating system. Although there’s a doubt as to whether it will be getting an update to Android Oreo 8.0 anytime soon.

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Conclusion:

Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie ZD553KL is not your regular mid-range smartphone. Although it doesn’t have the prowess, it more then makes it up with a great dual 20MP+8MP selfie camera. And that’s exactly its unique point, so if you are into selfies – go and grab this device.

Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie ZD553KL had just been released for $13,999 Indian Rupee or ~$229 USD. You get to choose from either Deepsea Black, Mint Green, Rose Pink or Sunlight Gold colours.

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