Asus Zenfone 4 Review

February 9, 2018 | Mark Goldstein | |
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Specifications

ZenFone 4 (ZE554KL)
Finish / Color

Moonlight White, Midnight Black

Capacity

Internal storage

eMCP 64GB

MicroSD card

Supports up to 2TB

Google Drive

100GB free space (1 year)

Weight and Dimensions
155.4mm
(6.11 inches) 75.2mm
(2.96 inches) 7.5mm
(0.29 inches)

Weight: 165 grams (5.82 ounces)

Display

5.5-inch Full HD (1920 by 1080) Super IPS+ display

600nits brightness

Front and rear strong 2.5D Corning® Gorilla® Glass

2.1mm slim bezel

Bluelight filter for eye care

Capacitive touch panel with 10 points multi-touch (support glove touch)

Smudge-resistant oleophobic coating

Processor

CPU: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 660 Mobile Platform with 14nm, 64-bit Octa-core Processor
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 630 Mobile Platform with 14nm, 64-bit Octa-core Processor
FinFET LPP (Low Power Plus) powersaving technology

GPU: Qualcomm® Adreno™ 512 (SD660)
Qualcomm® Adreno™ 508 (SD630)

Memory

LPDDR4x 4GB

Main Rear Camera

5x light sensitivity low light photos (compared with a typical camera with 16 megapixels, F1.7 & 1.12µm pixel size)

Sony flagship IMX362 12 megapixels dual pixel image sensor - 1/2.55" large sensor size, 1.4µm large pixel size

F1.8 aperture

25mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera

6p lens

83° field of view

0.03 seconds Dual Pixel PDAF

0.03 seconds subject-tracking auto-focus

4-axis, 4 stops optical image stabilization

Color correction (RGB) sensor

LED flash

Instant cameras switching

PixelMaster camera modes:

Auto (with low light and HDR features)

Beauty

Portrait

Pro (RAW file support / up to 32 seconds long exposure)

Super Resolution (48 megapixels)

GIF Animation

Panorama

Slow Motion

Time Lapse (with power saving)

9 various filters

Second Rear
Camera

8 megapixels

120° wide-angle camera

200% wider view for more friends and scenery in the frame

12mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera

Video Recording

4K UHD (3840 by 2160) video recording at 30 fps for main rear camera

1080p FHD video recording at 30 / 60 fps

720p HD video recording at 30 fps

3-axis electronic image stabilization for rear camera's shake-free videos

120˚ wide-angle video

Slow Motion video (1080p at 120 fps / 720p at 240 fps)

Take still photo while recording video

Front Camera

8 megapixels

F2.0 aperture

24mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera

84° field of view

PixelMaster camera modes:

Auto (with low light and HDR features)

Beauty

Portrait

Selfie Panorama

GIF Animation

9 various filters

Audio

Speaker

Dual speakers

5-magnet speaker with NXP Smart Amp for up to 40% better performance

Audio Output

Hi-Res audio 192kHz/24-bit standard that is 4 times better than CD quality

DTS (Digital Theater System) Headphone:X™ 7.1 virtual surround sound for headphone support

Audio CODEC integrated into PMIC

Microphone

Dual internal microphones with ASUS Noise Reduction Technology

FM Receiver

FM radio

Wireless Technology

WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

Bluetooth 5.0

Wi-Fi direct

NFC

Navigation

GPS, AGPS, GLO, BDS, GAL

SIM Cards

Dual SIM dual standby

Slot 1: 2G/3G/4G Nano SIM card

Slot 2: 2G/3G/4G Nano SIM card, or the MicroSD card (supports up to 2TB) at a time

Both SIM card slots support 3G WCDMA / 4G LTE network band. But only one SIM card can connect to 3G WCDMA / 4G LTE service at a time.

Network Standard

GSM/GPRS/EDGE; WCDMA/HSPA+/DC-HSPA+; TD-SCDMA; CDMA 2000; FDD-LTE; TD-LTE

Data rate

LTE Cat12 UL 150 / Cat13 DL 600 Mbps

DC-HSPA+: UL 5.76 / DL 42 Mbps

2CA / 3CA support (by specification and region)

Operator with NFC version

FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 32)

TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)

WCDMA (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 19)

EDGE/GPRS/GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz)

CN with NFC version

FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8)

TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41)

WCDMA (Bands 1, 2, 5, 8)

TD-SCDMA (Bands 34, 39)

CDMA (Band BC0)

EDGE/GPRS/GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz)

TW-2CA with NFC version

FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 28)

TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)

WCDMA (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 19)

EDGE/GPRS/GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz)

TW-3CA with NFC version

FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 28)

TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)

WCDMA (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 19)

EDGE/GPRS/GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz)

WW/ID/IN without NFC version

FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)

TD-LTE (Band 40)

WCDMA (Bands 1, 5, 8)

EDGE/GPRS/GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz)

BR without NFC version

FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 28)

WCDMA (Bands 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8)

EDGE/GPRS/GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz)

NA/SA with NFC version

FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 28)

WCDMA (Bands 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8)

EDGE/GPRS/GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz)

ASUS phone 4G/LTE band compatibility varies by region, please check compatibility with local carriers.

Sensor

Front fingerprint sensor (0.3 seconds unlock, supports 5 fingerprints), Accelerator, E-Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Hall sensor

External Buttons and Connectors
Fingerprint sensor On/Off
Sleep/Wake Volume up/down 3.5mm audio jack
(1 Headphone / Mic-in) Built-in speaker USB-C connector
Battery

3300mAh with fast charging

5 minutes charge for 2 hours talk time

36 minutes charge to 50% capacity

Up to 23 days 4G standby

Up to 30 hours 3G talk time

Up to 16 hours video playback

Up to 18 hours Wi-Fi web browsing

Power Adapter

Output: 9V 2A 18W* & 5V 2A 10W**

* The ZenFone 4 with a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 660 Mobile Platform comes equipped with a 18W charger but charge is limited to 15W for technical and safety reasons.

** The ZenFone 4 with a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 630 Mobile Platform comes equipped with a 10W charger.

Operating System

Android™ N with new ASUS ZenUI 4.0

ASUS ZenUI includes:

Launcher
Themes
ZenUI Safeguard
Fingerprint Sensor
ZenMotion
Gallery
ASUS MyCover
SelfieMaster
File Manager
Weather
Game Genie
Camera
Clock
Calculator
Mobile Manager
Keyboard
Phone
Contacts
Page Marker
AudioWizard
In the Box

ZenFone 4 with Android™ N and new ASUS ZenUI 4.0

ASUS earphone with microphone

Type-C USB cable

Ejector pin (SIM tray needle)

USB power adapter (SD660 / 15W)

USB power adapter (SD630 / 10W)

Documentation (user guide, warranty card)

Clear soft bumper (optional)

Note

Specifications and contents may vary by region.