Zenfone 4 Pro Review: The Ultimate ASUS Smartphone


Asus is well known for producing first-rate desktop PCs, laptops, tablets, and hybrid devices. In the last few years, Asus also started producing a series of mid-range Android phones that are powered by Intel and Qualcomm SoCs, which is known as the ZenFone series.

However, with the launching of the ZenFone 4 Pro, Asus seems to finally throw their hats into the ring with this particular high-end phone. Let’s check out if it could indeed beat the various high-end phones in the market.

Zenfone 4 Pro

Key Features

  • Gorilla Glass rear and front
  • 5-inch ALOMED display, 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • 6GB RAM
  • 64GB storage, extendable up to
  • Gigabit LTE + 802.11ad Wi-Fi
  • 3600mAh battery with fast charging
  • Main camera: 12MP, 1.4µm, f/1.7, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
  • Secondary camera: 16MP 2x zoom lens
  • Front camera: 8MP, 1.4µm, f/1.9, AF

Design

Similar to the Zenfone 4, the Zenfone 4 Pro has a metal core with Gorilla Glass covering the front and back portion of the device. As a whole, the quality of the Zenfone 4 Pro’s frame is impressive.

Although the Zenfone 4 Pro has thick bezels compared to other high-end phones, the quality of the design and body can be considered as one of the best. It also features a 3.5mm headphone jack and a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080.

Hardware and Display

In comparison with its simple and neat design, the hardware that Asus uses for the Zenfone 4 Pro is of top-quality. The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and a 6GB RAM, which makes the Zenfone 4 Pro at flagship level.

Other great things about the Zenfone 4 Pro is the Gigabit LTE, which offers super-fast Wi-Fi with the most recent 802.11ad standard, and the 3,600mAh battery that supports fast charging as well.

Cameras

The Zenfone 4 Pro lets users shot beautifully vivid photos and videos with its high-quality Sony sensors across all its cameras. It also has a 2x zoom lens on its second rear camera, which functions quite well but is totally inconsistent with the other models of the series.

Apart from the zoom camera, the Zenfone 4 Pro also has a standard rear camera that is equipped with appropriate hardware in order to grant it lots of potentials. It has big pixels, wide aperture, and optical image stabilization, which enables it to capture a lot of light, making it adaptable in low light conditions.

The front camera offers a wide range of live beauty enhancements, which you can use to broadcast yourself using those enhancements in real-time.

Overall, the design and the hardware of the Zenfone 4 Pro make it an impressive phone. It certainly gives the feeling of being high-class. However, consumers might find the price to be a tad too expensive compared to their other models. I guess that is to be expected when you’re getting all the power and capabilities in one sleek design.


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