Believe it or not this is the second “Zenfone 4” Asus has released to date (not counting the zenfone 4 variants released this year), the previous one released back in 2014.
The company is going all in with the dual-camera trend instead of the bezel-less trend it seems.
Price for the Zenfone 4 starts at $400, Asus did not specify whether it was for the upper end or the lower end model.
Design and Display
The design of the ZenFone 4 features a metal finish on the back, along with a curved 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4 on the front. The display comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS LCD, which is brighter than the AMOLED on the Pro version of the phone.
Internals and Storage
You get a choice of an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 or 660 underneath, with 4 or 6 GB RAM, as well as 64 GB expandable storage. It makes for quite a respectable combination in a mid-range phone. Zenfone 4 is dual-SIM by default and features Android 7.0 Nougat for the OS.
At the back is a familiar dual-camera setup, with a Sony IMX362 12 MP f/1.8 primary sensor with optical image stabilization and phase-detection autofocus, accompanied by an 8 MP OmniVision 8856 wide-angle lens. On the front is an OmniVision 8 MP wide-angle lens with f/2.0 aperture.
The battery capacity here is 3,300 mAh, with fast-charging supported. It should last you through the day easily on medium-heavy usage.
Asus Zenfone 4 Specifications
- CPU: 1.8 Ghz quad-core + 2.2 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630/660
- OS: Android 7.0 Nougat with ZenUI 4.0
- Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
- 5.5-inch IPS LCD with 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution
- 600-nit brightness, 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 4
- RAM: 4/6 GB
- Internal: 64 GB
- Card slot: yes
- Primary: 12 MP f/1.8 lens + 8 MP wide-angle, LED flash, 4K video
- Secondary: 8 MP, f/2.0
- Fingerprint scanner, dual-SIM support, dual-stereo speakers
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC
- Battery: 3,300 mAh with fast-charging support
- Price: $399 (Starting)