Two Zenfone devices square-off, in this quick feature comparison review, as Zenfone 2 takes on Zenfone Selfie, Read further to check out their designs, features and exterior looks. Which phone suits you better?
Exterior and Controls
In exterior and controls, it can be easily seen by looking at both devices that there is a big differences in its front- facing camera positioning and looks. The Selfies’ front camera is directly located in the middle top side of the phones front side, in correspond to the Zenfone 2’s front cam positioning, which is located at the top right of the device.
The dual-LED front cam flash of the Zenfone Selfie is also located on the sensors sides. The power button is the only live physical button for both the Zenfone Selfie and the Zenfone 2. The Asus logo on the top of the Zenfone 2, is not present anymore on the Zenfone Selfie
Size and weight
For size, we easily noticed that the Zenfone Selfie is slightly taller, when in a standing position, than the Zenfone 2. And for weight, it can easily be felt that they are similar in weight, as written in the specs. Both devices looked like they are similiar, in terms of screen size, the .2mm differences is not noticeable at all, it is unlikely that this is something to be noticed.
Back side features
At the back of both phones are their respective back cover designs, with the Zenfone Selfie, possessing a feminine-like pink color and the Zenfone 2’s very cool-looking osmium black back design. Both devices felt like they have polycarbonated back covers.The Zenfone 2’s osmium black back covered, felt like metal, texture-wise, while the Zenfone Selfie chic pink back cover, felt very smooth and clean.
The rear camera is easily seen on both devices, which are both on the top middle side of the back of the devices. dual-LED flash positions are different from both phones, with the Zenfone 2’s dual-LED flash located at the top of the camera sensor, while on the Zenfone Selfie, the dual-LED flash is seen on the right side of the camera sensor, on the left side of the Zenfone Selfie’s camera sensor is where the laser autofucos is located.
Both of the devices’ speakers are located below the back-end of the phone, which is another consistent feature that Asus, tries to maintain on their devices. They are neatly placed on the middle bottom part of the devices, With the Zenfone 2, the speaker is under the Zenfone brand name, while theres no Zenfone name or logo present on the Selfie.
It seems that both devices possesses the same material, in its framing, with both devices, hosting a polycarbonate frame, with a polycarbonate power button. This is quite a very easy thing to notice overall.
Overall Analysis and Verdict
The Zenfone Selfie features a lot of similarities with the Zenfone 2. In terms of speaker positioning, overall exterior looks and control positioning, this might mean, that Asus is initiating a strong consistency level on their products. With the company, aiming to have their own style in their own flagships.
The Zenfone Selfie and Zenfone 2 are available in grey markets and online stores in the country, with the Zenfone Selfie at around Php 11,995 price at Lazada and the Zenfone 2 at Php 9,995 for 16GB variant and Php 14,495 for the 32GB variant price at lazada.
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Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML specs, Ph price
Zenfone Selfie specs, Ph price
|5.5-inch IPS LCD, 1080p HD display, 401ppi||5.5-inch IPS 1080p FHD display, 403ppi|
|10.9mm thin, 170g weight||10.8mm thickness, 170g weight|
|Cornings Gorilla Glass 3||Cornings Gorilla Glass 4, oleophobic coating|
|Intel 3560/3580 quad chip||Qualcomm Snapdragon 615|
|2/4GB of RAM||2 GB of RAM for the 16GB variant, 3GB of RAM for the 32GB variant|
|16/32/64GB ROM, microSD card up to 64GB||16/32GB internal storage, microSD up to 64GB|
|13MP main shooter, dual-tone LED flash, HDR, 1080p video||13MP rear shooter, 4128 x 3096 pixels, laser autofocus, dual-LED flash (dual-tone|
|5MP selfie shooter||13MP selfie shooter, 1080p video, dual-LED flash|
|4G LTE dual-SIM, WiFi, Bt 4.0, FM Radio, GPS, NFC||Dual-SIM, Wifi ac, BT 4.0, GPS, GLONASS, NFC|
|Android 5.0 Lollipop ugradeable to 5.1||Android 5.0 Lollipop|
|Osmium black, sheer gold, glacier gray, glamor red, ceramic white||Pure white, chic pink, aqua blue|
|Php 9,995 for 16GB variant and Php 14,495 for the 32GB variant price at lazada as of September 17||Php 11,995 price at Lazada as of September 17|
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