Asus Joins The Dual Camera Club With Zenfone 4

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
  • Display:
    • 5.5-inch IPS LCD with 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution
    • 600-nit brightness, 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 4
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 4/6 GB
    • Internal: 64 GB
    • Card slot: yes
  • Camera:
    • 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)