We’ve recently had the chance to play around with the some ZenFone 4 models, as they were unveiled in Rome last week. We have also unboxed the ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro and now it’s time for the ZenFone 4 to get the same treatment. The device is a 5.5 inch midranger, priced at $450.
It’s an evolution from the successful ZenFone 3 and it moves on towards a dual camera. Inside its box we find a transparent and flexible case, a manual, a small metal key used to access the slots and headphones. They have an inclined design, much like the ZenFone 3 headphones did. There are also headphone plugs here, an USB Type-C cable and a charger that juices up the phone to 50% battery in 36 minutes.
Made of glass and metal, this handset has a 2.5D glass panel at the front and one at the back, with Gorilla Glass action. The back side reflects light in a special circular pattern, a throwback to many ASUS products, laptops included. Available in white, green and black, this phone sports an IPS LCD Full HD screen panel with a 5.5 inch diagonal and it comes in two versions: Snapdragon 630 and 4 GB of RAM or Snapdragon 660 and 6 GB of RAM.
It measures 7.5 mm in thickness and weighs 165 grams, plus it features 64 GB of storage, a microSD card slot and a 3300 mAh battery. The kicker here is still the main camera, a dual module with a 12 MP and 8 MP sensor. The main one is a 12 MP Sony IMX362 sensor, with dual pixel technology, F/1.8 aperture and 4 axis OIS. We’ve also got an LED flash here, plus RGB sensors.
The secondary 8 MP camera has a 120 degree wide angle lens and the whole module does 4K video capture. Upfront we find an 8 megapixel shooter, with 140 degree wide angle lens and F/2.0 aperture. ASUS ZenFone 4 comes with dual speakers, 24 bit acoustics and a fingerprint scanner placed upfront. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with Zen UI 4.0 on top, this time with 30% less bloatware and with a more clean and clear UI.
I can already tell you I’ve used the main camera and the results are quite good, evolved from the ZenFone 3. We’ll be back with a full review ASAP, in the meantime you can get the phone here.