Handphone Review of ASUS ZenFone Selfie (ZD551KL)
People calls me the Selfie Queen as I prefer to take my own photos using special photo apps which I have downloaded into my phone so that I can see how I look before taking the photos and reduce the ‘heartache’ of seeing the not so flattering photos… hahaha!
I have tried many smartphones that come with camera but most of the time, without photo apps, the photos turned out to be just blah.
When ASUS launched ASUS ZenFone Selfie (ZD551KL), the curious me wanted to check it out as this smartphone comes with a 13MP Front Camera which has a beautification mode. This means we are all going to look great in photos…. yeah!
It is absolutely not necessary to download any photo apps or do cumbersome editing, before posting your photos on social media like instagram, Facebook or twitter, etc. Time saving device…. another plus point.
Here comes the three ultimate tests. Is this smartphone going to satisfy the needs of the Selfie Queen? Let’s find out.
Selfie SmartPhone Test Number 1:
Let’s take a closer look at the handphone beautification mode and take some comparision selfies!
Interested to see how the selfies will turn out with and without any beautification mode, I took a photo without any beautification touchup or editing… Basically the raw actual me. Followed by playing and adjusting with the beautification mode options, like blush effect, skin softening, skin whitening, eye enhancement and cheek thinning.
This is the real me… hope I didn’t scare anyone to death… hahaha! You can see the dark circles, pigmentation on the cheek areas near to the eyes and blotches of oiliness.
The photos below are taken using different combination of the beautification modes to see which is the best option for me.
And after a few tries, I decided that this combination worked for me as the me in the photo still looked natural. My dark eye circles and pigmentation were gone. On top of that, my skin looked smooth and fair. What do all of you think? 🙂
Selfie SmartPhone Test Number 2:
I wanted to take some selfies hands-free so that it looked like someone took the photos for me. Hence I tested out the camera timer. Users get the option to set the timer from 1 to 5 seconds. To challenge myself as well, I decided to do 10 different selfies with hand gestures (十连拍）to see how I look with different expressions.
Selfie SmartPhone Test Number 3:
With this special wide-angle mode and ZenFone Selfie’s f/2.2-aperture
front lens and 88-degree field of view, users can capture panoramic selfies of up to 140 degrees.
Very cool indeed! Now you can have group selfies with many people in one photo without the need of any additional wide angle len equipment to be attached to your handphone.
I can’t wait to share this awesome high value affordable smartphone that comes with the amazing 13MP Front Camera with others!
ASUS Zenfone Selfie (ZD551KL) comes in three different colours: Chic Pink, Pearl White and Tiffany Blue for that fashionista you!
Another feature worth mentioning is the ZenMotion because all you need to do is to swipe “S” for selfies and viola, the front facing camera is launched immediately and you can start taking selfies.
Not sure what I mean? Don’t worry, I have taken a video to show how this can be done.
Watch out for my next blog post on ASUS ZenFone Selfie Handphone (ZD551KL) as I take more selfie photos to test it out and share this with my friends.