ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro Review

The ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro makes things worse by having a horrible screen, sure it’s said to be IPS but what good is an IPS screen when the software screws it up badly?

By default the ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro uses the Super Color mode of which everything is so saturated it actually looks ugly, I know some people like vibrant colors but I think this one went too far.

ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro Review

Going with the Standard mode on the other hand the screen ends up being washed out.

ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro Review

What’s the problem?

The problem with this “neither here nor there” colors is that your photos may seem right all the time when it’s actually wrong, or vice versa. To put it simple – what you see is always “sugar coated” or “color enhanced” – it’s not that your camera takes great images, it’s your screen boosts everything to make you think the camera did a great job.

Sure, this is not a problem when one is just using it for browsing, communicating and playing games but this is after all a “photography centric” phone so harping on the screen is merited.

I think that’s all about the rant, while I detest the image quality from the photographic capability of the ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro, I must say that I’m happy that they’ve enabled 4K video recording for both cameras and they record very well.

4K UHD recording sample

Video production

In this clip I used the ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro’s front camera to video myself for Youtube content.

What can I say? I like it when it comes to video, it’s not perfect but it’s there. 4K UHD with image stabilization is very much welcome!

Not forgetting also that the device works great for gaming too.