ASUS Zenfone Selfie: 13 is Not a Bad Luck, It’s Quality
ASUS will be joining the selfie game and no model will be altered to headline Asus’ entrance other than the name that has carried the company to new heights. The Asus Zenfone 2. With its 4 GB RAM, it is a gamer’s dream and arguably the best hardware leap of 2015. The onsly feature that received less love is its 5 Mp secondary front camera. A megapixel grade of this number is actually pretty high and is a standard feature for 2014 flagship devices. But, when you have a 13 MP primary back camera and a 4GB RAM, you begin to question ASUS’ decision of settling for 5 MP camera. The selfie-compatibility of Smartphones has become an important aspect of decision making that ASUS could not afford to lose that specific market.
The solution? Low and behold the ASUS Zenfone Selfie. It is basically a Zenfone 2, now with a 13MP front and back camera. It will have the same screen display dimensions as its inspiration. All the beauties of the 13MP back camera on the Zenfone 2 is retained and the boost on the Zenfone Selfie’s front camera is not limited to just the MP grade. There will also be a faster front camera access. The slight calibration on the user interface enables the Zenfone Selfie to open the front camera function by simply sliding or swiping your finger in a ‘S’ figure on the screen.
And when you have the access to the front cam, you can test the f/2.2-aperture and 88-degree wide-angle lens rating of this unit. The Selfie is not only focused on selfie-type shots but with its panorama mode, you can shoot for a better background coverage with its 140 degree outlook. On its back camera, you can also deliver great photo results even if the subject is 6 centimeters near.
The Selfie’s frame can be shifted backwards to function as the unit’s stand.
So what model should you consider buying? If you enjoy fast paced Smartphone games without the lag the Zenfone 2 is still the best- the model with the 4GB RAM that is. But if you really love taking self portraits and better built-in photo editing software, then the Zenfone Selfie is the better choice. Zenfone selfie is also equipped with powerful 2 or 3GB RAM, depending on the phone’s variations. A reduction of 1GB RAM will not be totally felt since the best gaming and multimedia editing applications needs only about 1GB RAM.
The key difference aside from the camera would have to be their respective Chipset. The Zenfone Selfie will not be using the company-developed Intel Atom Z3580 that is present on the 4GB model of the Zenfone 2. Nope, the Zenfone Selfie, despite its 2GB RAM hardware will also not be using the Intel Atom Z3560. But this should not be a problem for the Selfie as it will be armed with the Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615. This chipset will do better power management on the built-in and other multimedia editing programs. This chipset will be more suitable for ultra fast photo refinements while the Intel Atom is a bit better when it comes to device transitions. A difference that can be rated only through paper but never on firsthand experience.
The Zenfone Selfie’s Snapdragon 615 will be joined by the quad-core ARM Cortex A53 clocked at 1.7 GHz, plus a quad-core A53 at 1.0 GHz and an Adreno 405 GPU. This will be available in 16 and 32GB model, with expandable storage of up to 64 GB probably on the last quarter of the year.