|Release Date in Singapore|
|Processor frequency||1.2 GHz|
|Processor family||Intel® Atom™|
|Display diagonal||11.4 cm (4.5")|
|Display resolution||480 x 854 pixels|
|Ports & interfaces|
|USB connector type||Micro-USB|
|Headphone connectivity||3.5 mm|
|Weight & dimensions|
|2G bands (primary SIM)||850,900,1800,1900 MHz|
|RAM capacity||1 GB|
|Internal storage capacity||8 GB|
|Compatible memory cards||MicroSD (TransFlash)|
|Maximum memory card size||64 GB|
|Assisted GPS (A-GPS)|
|Operating system installed||Android|
|Operating system version||4.4|
|Rear camera resolution (numeric)||8 MP|
|Front camera type||Single camera|
|Front camera resolution (numeric)||0.3 MP|
|Battery technology||Lithium Polymer (LiPo)|
|Battery capacity||1750 mAh|
|Talk time (3G)||13.8 h|
|Standby time (3G)||255 h|
|Talk time (2G)||27.4 h|
|Standby time (2G)||289 h|
|Colour of product||Red|
|Audio formats supported||3GA,3GPP2,AAC HE,MMF|
|Subscription type||No subscription|
The mid-range ZenFone 4 is one of Asus’ latest flagship smartphones. It features a stunning design, satisfactory camera performance, and an impressive battery life, making it one of the finest Zenfone handsets to date that meet 99% of people's needs. Here's a rundown of its specifications and features.
The overall design of the ZenFone 4 is pretty familiar to anyone that has owned previous ZenFone variants. ASUS combines metal and glass to come up with a device with a metallic frame with two layers of Gorilla Glass. Its button layout will remind you of its predecessors since the power and volume buttons are on the right, while the fingerprint scanners are situated in front of the device. You can also find the USB Type-C connector on the bottom together with the 3.5mm jack and speaker grille.
Although the ZenFone 4 doesn’t come with the popular 18:9 ratio display, it sports a traditional 5.5-inch, 16:9 ratio display with full HD resolution. The ZenFone 4 is expected to wield such features since ASUS is known for its full HD panel on its smartphones, except for the ZenFone AR that is equipped with a QHD screen. Nevertheless, even without QHD, the ZenFone 4 offers crisp details and vibrant colors through its full HD display.
The ZenFone 4 hosts a major upgrade in terms of hardware over its previous iteration. The device comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset with 8 Kryo cores at 2.2 GHz and 1.8 GHz. Although this processor is considered average at best by many experts, it offers users a satisfactory performance when recording videos and playing mid-range mobile games.
Unlike its previous versions, the ZenFone 4’s User Interface is much cleaner with huge icons and more color options. On top of that, you will see smoother animations, a cohesive design, and a range of nifty features such as the memory and power booster. This allows users to save on the device’s battery life.
The ASUS ZenFone 4’s main selling point is its camera, giving users decent shots in ideal lighting conditions. The smartphone comes with a dual camera setup on the back, comprising of a 13 MP primary sensor and a 5-MP wide-angle shooter. In front, you can find the 8-MP selfie snapper with a single LED flash.
In terms of camera performance, the phone will never come close to high-end smartphones. However, for its price range, it offers satisfactory image quality. As long as there is proper lighting, you’ll get photos with the right amount of sharpness and a decent white balance. Not to mention, the pictures are good enough for social media such as Instagram, which ASUS seems to be aiming for.