In this image-driven world of today, visuals plays a big big role in presenting ourselves and our lives to the prying world out there. Though as much as we conceal ourselves, the voyeuristic society couldn’t help but intrude themselves into each other lives. Hence, if we can’t fight them, might as well uncover ourselves and present ourselves to the world the best way we can. Would you agree? By doing so, we have control over what we share and what we broadcast to the world. Thus, the emergence of the selfie generation.
Why are selfies so popular? I think I know why. Have you ever had those moments you ask a friend or random stranger to take your picture and it didn’t come out flattering at all! Meanwhile taking selfies are much easier to control and with you as the photographer, you can position your camera to your best angle and take as much photos as you want until you get it right. If there is no one available to take your photos in your travels, you can always get a selfie or a we-fie (thanks also to your trusty selfie stick). If you meet your favourite celebrity on the street or attending a concert of your favourite performing artist, you can easily take a we-fie with them or just have your own selfie with them on the background. It’s fun and sometimes, even, addicting.
ASUS, being aware of that selfies has change the face of social media, has recently launched an amazing photo that is bringing ‘The Selfie’ trend to a whole new level. Enter the ASUS ZENFONE SELFIE.
The Asus ZenFone Selfie is aesthetically a very pretty phone. It looks very stylish and classy when you hold it. It available in pearl white, aqua blue, silver and chic pink colors. I got the aqua blue phone to try out for a week and a half.
What makes this phone the best phone for our selfie experience? You noticed that the front camera of most smartphones often have lesser megapixels compared the back camera. So most of your selfies tend to have a grainy and blurry results. Asus addressed this problem by providing the Asus ZenFone Selfie with a 13 MP Front Camera. So you get a clear, beautiful you pictures. You can also click the front screen button or the silver button behind the camera to take photo.
Asus ZenFone Selfie has a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon Octa-Core processor with 3GB RAM. It has several features to provide you with best selfie photography experience:
1. Dual-LED Real Tone Flash
2. Beautification Mode
3. Selfie Panoramic Mode
4. Super HD Mode
5. Low Light Mode
6. Zen Motion
7. Laser Auto-Focus
8. 16 Shooting Modes
9. Macro Mode
10. Super Resolution Mode
11. Photo Collage
12. Manual Mode
I tried out the Beautification Mode to take some selfies. You can soften your soften your features, smoothen your skin, lighten your skin, thinify your cheeks, enlarge your eyes, apply blush and remove blemishes. Yey! You don’t need to go under the knife to achieve the best look for you, haha… You can set it to your own specification like how light you want your skin, how large your eyes to be, etc. before taking your photo. You don’t need to go to another app to do all those. It is already available when your taking your photo. It saves time! I took a selfie in a moving taxi taking advantage of the natural light. My skin was smoother and I has some few pregnancy blemishes in my chin which was magically not visible.
I know I have to up my selfie game a bit. I am still a bit self-conscious in taking selfies hence my weird smile here. Asus ZenFone Selfie is allowing me to improve my selfie skills. I also tried taking a selfie in a dim rest room before a blogger event at Ce La Vie. I got a bit more adventurous and enlarge my eyes even more & thinify my cheeks even more. Hahaha! I looked like I lost all my baby fats on my bloated pregnant face, hahaha!
You will definitely enjoy taking lots and lots of selfies with this phone and your friends will love you for bringing it along your gatherings. You can take beautiful panoramic we-fies that means you can capture Scenic Panorama Shot up to 144° with the front camera and 270° with the rear camera.
In Ce La Vie Club, it was quite dark so I tried to use the PixelMaster’s Low Light Mode to increase light intensity up to 40x for cleared photos at night. I didn’t even need my flash. I took a photo of the beautiful scenery below.
I also took the Asus ZenFone Selfie during our day at the beach. I took several photos in our fun outing. I posted some photos in my Facebook. A workmate of mine approached me asking what camera I was using because it was so clear. She though I bought a new DSLR camera, hehe. I said I used the Asus ZenFone Selfie.
I took advantage of the 16 Pre-Set Shooting Modes that will intuitively choose for you in every scenario. Here is a photo of me and my son and I also Photo Collage which I can create my own collage to remember the day.
I have to add that it has an extra tough Corning Gorilla Glass 4 for clumsy gals like me so it has a drop-damage resistance and less likely to break with daily use. This is one tough phone for you. I love the ZenMotion feature which allows you to simply swipe a letter on the screen to launch to a certain phone function like S for Front Camera, C for Rear Camera, W for Browser, V for Dialer and E for Email. Isn’t that cool? Also it has a 4G LTE Dual_Sim , Dual Standby and 300mAh removable battery.
I must say, after more than a week with this phone, it was hard to part with it. I want one too! Preferably in pink color! It is a great phone for bloggers like me who needs to take beautiful photos for my blog and instagram and such a pretty gadget to bring along for blogging events when I am lazy to lug along my big camera. Beauty & Fashion bloggers will love this phone to take their makeup tutorial photos and OOTDS. It is also a wonderful smartphone just for everyone who want to take beautiful selfies, vivid scenic shots and fun group shot to share in their social media account.
Are you planning to get one too? For more details, head over to the Asus site.
Disclaimer: This Asus ZenFone Selfie was provided by Originally Us on behalf of Asus for the purpose of this review. No monetary compensation is involved. All opinions are my own. Regardless, I only recommend products which I personally believe will be good for my readers.