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A Traveler’s Perspective of ASUS Zenfone 4 Selfie

Disclaimer: This is a non-technical review of ASUS Zenfone 4 Selfie as I’m not really a technical person. But I will do my best to provide you a detailed review of this smartphone in my own perspective.

A few weeks ago, I went to Samar and got the chance to visit several tourist attractions in the province. In collaboration with my friend, Philip of SkipTheFlip.com, I was able to bring with me an ASUS Zenfone 4 Selfie so I can test if it’s a good smartphone for travelers. This year, ASUS launched their new line up of smartphone and one of them is the ASUS Zenfone 4 Selfie.

What I like about the Zenfone 4 Series is their strong wide-angle capability. As a traveler, it is pretty frustrating when you want to capture a certain scene but your smartphone is unable to do it for you. Fortunately, the ASUS Zenfone 4 Selfie did not disappoint in this matter.

I was particularly fascinated with the beautiful, crisp shots that I took of Lulugayan Falls in Calbiga, Samar.

Nature. The best antidote for exhaustion – both physically and emotionally.

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I also tested the quality of the images of the ASUS Zenfone 4 Selfie in low light condition. During my three-day caving exploration in Langun-Gobingob Cave, I was able to take a couple of shots in Auto and Pro mode.

Here are some of the sample shots inside the Langun-Gobingob Cave.



Never have I ever felt so thankful of a single candle… 😂

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ASUS Zenfone 4 Selfie is one of the selfie-centered devices of the Zenfone 4 series so this smartphone is really a great choice for the selfie and groufie lovers. While I am more particularly enamored by the landscape shots, the selfie mode is also eye-catching.

The dual lens system in the front camera has a Portrait mode, allowing the user to take epic selfies with blurring background effect and thus, making the subject stand out. You can also switch to the wide-angle mode using the front camera which makes it much easier to take group photos.

As a frequent traveler who also vlogs, I wanted to test out the video capability of the ASUS Zenfone 4 Selfie. I was able to take sample videos using both the front and rear cameras and they are pretty good. Although, I noticed a slight delay issue in some footages that I took compared to using another smartphone. Focusing the subject is a little challenging in low light condition, but in a normal setting, the video quality is pretty good. The autofocus detection is amazingly fast and the audio quality is good.

Verdict

While you can find better smartphones out there, the ASUS Zenfone 4 Selfie is fairly a good midrange smartphone for traveling. It’s impressive set of cameras and affordability is basically a good catch for travelers who are currently on the hunt for a new smartphone.

The ZenFone 4 Selfie is available at the ASUS online shop for only ₱13,995.00. You can also purchase it at the ASUS official store in Lazada.

Disclosure policy: This is not a sponsored post by ASUS, but this device was provided for review. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own.
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  • LODI, WERPA, PETMALU ng Asus Zenfone! For it to be capable of cave shots with minimal light is already impressive enough for me.

    • hannafrej

      It’s also nice in capturing stars haha. One of my friends had a great shot of the Milky Way in Siargao using a Zenfone 3 Laser.

  • Murag nindot lage ni dah but duh! Aw olark ning taga Asus d gyud manghatag ug phones sa among event. Stick It ug Lanyards ra pirmi, unsaon mn tawon na oi.

    Nice ang ASUS, no doubt but but but… basta

  • Aldrin Jake Suan

    aawwweeeeeee!!! Stunning shot gihapon bisag naa sa cave.. Nice ang ASUS! oommggg,,, hahahhaaa i love it but my loyalty is for Huawei. nalelebog na ako,… hahahaa Nice reading on this blog! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • hannafrej

      I love Huawei pud. If ever mag change nako phone soon kay ako choices between ASUS and Huawei ra jud haha

  • Rea

    I will consider this phone for my new one. Still looking for THE ONE phone that I can use a little longer. Nice kau imo adventures dinhi! I want to go to Samar pud kay I have a close friend there. Hopefully ma visit namo ang mga falls. ♥

    • hannafrej

      Hahaha looking for THE ONE diay ka ani ron dzai haha

  • Been an ASUS user before. No doubt that this is also a good smartphone brand. This is one of my suggested and reccommended phones aside from what I have right now. The Zenfone variants are superb. ASUS and Huawei are two of my favorite smartphone brands. I trust them both. As we all know, reading the blog plus the images, actually proves that ASUS also has an amazing performance.

    • hannafrej

      Right! I’m currently considering ASUS and Huawei because they are by far the best in the market right now. 🙂

  • I have to be honest, but I don’t like having two cameras in the front. It gives me a hard time in recording vlogs. I’d rather have an improved single front camera. Nevertheless, I hope you enjoyed your time with the ZenFone 4 Selfie. I think the ZenFone 4 Max is a better deal.

    • hannafrej

      I don’t like the quality of photos using the Zenfone 4 Max, to be honest. HAHAHA.

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  • I’m a Zenfone users since their zenfone 2 came out and zenfone phones is getting better in terms of features. Now I got the zenfone 3 zoom. Since then, I seldom used my DSLR for Photography.. zenfone 4 selfie is really good me and have a reasonable price.