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ASUS ZenFone 4 series Technical Specs Comparison – featuring ZenFone 4, ZenFone 4 Pro, ZenFone 4 Selfie, ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro, ZenFone 4 Max Pro
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ASUS ZenFone 4 series Technical Specs Comparison – featuring ZenFone 4, ZenFone 4 Pro, ZenFone 4 Selfie, ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro, ZenFone 4 Max Pro

by Super DaddyAugust 17, 2017
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I know, it sounds confusing, but it’s actually a lot simpler than it looks. I’ll make it easier for you guys too. There are 3 iterations of the ASUS ZenFone 4, and their Pro counterpart is a step-up of their baseline model. I’ve made a comparison table for your pleasure, each along with their Pro counterpart. I’ll elaborate them in their respective sections ahead.

ASUS ZenFone 4 & ASUS ZenFone 4 Pro

Spotting a 5.5″ display and dual rear cameras, both the ASUS ZenFone 4 and the ASUS ZenFone 4 Pro, while being very similar, carry a significant amount of differences. The devices are perfectly flat with no camera bumps, and the thickness stands merely at 7.5mm only. Standing at the top of the ZenFone 4 series, the quickest way to spot the difference is the availability of the Laser Auto Focus sensor behind the Pro version, which the non-Pro counterpart doesn’t have.

Notice the Laser AF behind the Pro version (right)

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 on the ASUS ZenFone 4 is probably one of the most balanced CPU in terms of performance vs battery consumption while the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 on the ASUS ZenFone 4 Pro is a powerhouse that delivers unrivaled performance with a plethora of new technologies bundled with it. Let’s dive into the specifications.

ModelASUS ZenFone 4 (ZE554KL)ASUS ZenFone 4 Pro (ZS551KL)
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 630 Octa-core 2.2GHz, 64-bit, 14nmQualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-Kyro 280 (4 x 2.45GHz + 4 x 1.8GHz), 64-bit, 10nm
GPUAdreno 508Adreno 540
RAM / Storage6GB / 64GB6GB / 128GB
Rear Camera 112MP, Sony IMX362, 1/2.55″ sensor, 1.4μm, f/1.8, 25mm focal length, 83° field of view12MP, Sony IMX362, 1/2.55″ sensor, 1.4μm, f/1.7, 25mm focal length, 83° field of view, Dual Pixel PDAF, Laser AF, Subject Tracking AF, SuperPixel Engine, 4-axis OIS with 4-stop slower shutter speeds
Rear Camera 28MP, Omnivision 8856, 1.12μm, f/2.2, 12mm focal length, 120° field of view16MP, Sony IMX351, 1.00μm, f/2.6, 50mm focal length (2X), 47° field of view
Front Camera8MP, Omnivision 8856, 1.12μm, f/2.0, 24mm focal length, 84° field of view8MP, Sony IMX319, 1.4μm, f/1.9, 24mm focal length, 88° field of view, PDAF, SuperPixel
Display5.5″ FHD (1920 x 1080) Super IPS+ LCD, 600 nits5.5″ FHD (1920 x 1080) AMOLED, 500 nits
WirelessCAT12 3CA – 600Mbps D/L and 100Mbps U/L
802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi
ConnectivityBluetooth 5.0
USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C (with OTG support)
0.3s fingerprint sensor
SIM and ExpansionDual nano SIM with LTE + 2nd SIM combo SD card (up to 256GB)
Battery3300mAh3600mAh
AudioSmart amp powered speaker with DTS 7.1 virtual, dual internal mic with ASUS Noise Reduction Technology, VoLTEDual Smart amp powered speakers with DTS 7.1 virtual, triple mic system with ASUS Noise Reduction Technology, VoLTE
ColorsMidnight Black
Moonlight White
Mint Green
Pure Black
Moonlight White

Now, this is a VERY generous list of features that ASUS has put into the ASUS ZenFone 4 series this time around. These specifications are tailored for Malaysia, with other regions getting different specifications. We also have deets about ASUS including 802.11ad 60GHz Wi-Fi band into the ASUS ZenFone 4 Pro for selected countries which would be a solid breakthrough. As for now, we can only confirm that ASUS Malaysia has no immediate plans to bring in the ASUS ZenFone 4 Pro yet, but the ASUS ZenFone 4 will be available by end of August 2017.

ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie & ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro

The rogue red has a very beautiful color combined with a black front facade

Next up, we have the ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie and it’s Pro counterpart. BOTH of these devices will be making their way to Malaysia, and these will be highly available in our country. Their specifications are very well decided and their prices are spot on! At the fourth generation of the ZenFone series, ASUS has finally decided to price their products with the consumers in mind!

The ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro has it’s lenses aligned next to each other, side-by-side

Let’s have a look at their specifications. Oh, and take note that the ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie series have dual cameras in front as opposed to the rear, so don’t get confused reading the specifications 😉

ModelASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie (ZD553KL)ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro (ZD552KL)
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 430 Octa-core 1.4GHz, 64-bit, 28nmQualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa-core 2.0GHz, 64-bit, 14nm
GPUAdreno 505Adreno 506
RAM / Storage4GB / 64GB4GB / 64GB
Front Camera 120MP, Omnivision 20880, 1.0μm, f/2.0, 31mm focal length, 69° field of view24MP SuperPixel, Sony IMX362, 1.4μm, f/1.8, 25mm focal length, 83° field of view
Front Camera 28MP, Omnivision 8856, 1.12μm, f/2.4, 12mm focal length, 120° field of view5MP, Omnivision 5670, 1.0μm, f/2.2, 12mm focal length, 120° field of view
Rear Camera16MP, Omnivision 16880, 1.0μm, f/2.0, 26mm focal length, 80° field of view16MP, Sony IMX351, 1.0μm, f/2.2, 26mm focal length, 80° field of view
Display5.5″ HD (1280 x 720) IPS LCD, 400 nits, 74.2% screen-to-body ratio5.5″ FHD (1920 x 1080) AMOLED, 500 nits
WirelessIntegrated 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz, Wi-Fi Direct
ConnectivityBluetooth 4.0
Micro USB 2.0 (with OTG support)
0.3s fingerprint sensor
Bluetooth 4.2
Micro USB 2.0 (with OTG support)
0.3s fingerprint sensor
SIM and ExpansionDual nano SIM with LTE + dedicated SD card (up to 2TB)Dual nano SIM with LTE + 2nd SIM combo SD card (up to 2TB)
Battery3000mAh3000mAh with fast charging
AudioNew 5 magnet structure speakerNew 5 magnet structure speaker with DTS 7.1 virtual, dual mic system
ColorsRose Pink
Mint Green
Sunlight Gold
Deepsea Black
Rogue Red
Sunlight Gold
Deepsea Black
PriceRM1,299RM1,799

As you can see, ASUS didn’t just slap the Pro for no reasons. There are significant differences that ASUS has added to the ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie series to cater to different demographics. You can pick the one that fits your pocket basically. The price stated includes several accessories like selfie stick (both), OTG cable (both), Micro USB cable (both), Screen Protector (both), ASUS ZenPower 10,050mAh power bank and 16GB Micro SD card (Pro only).

ASUS ZenFone 4 Max Pro

Yup, the ZenFone 4 Max Pro also gets a dual-camera!

Now the ASUS ZenFone 4 Max Pro has only the Pro version. There is no “base” model for it and don’t ask me why. This one is going to be the most affordable in the ASUS ZenFone 4 series as usual. Spotting very similar looks to the ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom, the ASUS ZenFone 4 Max Pro got itself a pair of dual-lenses camera too. But that’s not the key feature of the ASUS ZenFone 4 Max Pro. We all know what the ZenFone Max has been famous for – it’s battery.

Under the hood, there is a non-removable 5000mAh battery that does not jeopardize the outlook of the ASUS ZenFone 4 Max Pro at all by retaining a slim profile. With up to 46 days of 4G standby, 40 hours of 3G talking, 26 hours of Wi-Fi web browsing and 22 hours of video playback, battery life is going to be the last of your worries with the ASUS ZenFone 4 Max Pro. And if you do managed to deplete it in one way or another, it has fast charging capabilities using it’s 10W adapter that brings the device alive to 3 hours of talk time just with a mere 15 minutes charging. And if you are very much in a hurry after this short charging time, put the ASUS ZenFone 4 Max Pro into Super Saving Mode, you will get 91 hours of standby time with the battery at 10%! Impressed yet?

The ASUS PowerMaster app gives you complete control of your battery

With the ASUS Power Master app, you will be in full control of how efficiently would you like to utilize the battery of the ASUS Zenfone 4 Max Pro. The Performance Mode will grant you ultimate performance, perfect for resources intensive operations like gaming and downloading multiple applications. The Power Saving mode turns of network connectivity when the device is put to sleep for better efficiency. The Super Saving Mode  turns off all Internet connections and keeps only basic features on including the telephone, text messaging, alarm clock, etc. This mode offers extreme levels of power-saving performance.

Let’s checkout the specifications to see what ASUS has to offer.

ModelASUS ZenFone 4 Max Pro (ZC554KL)
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 430 Octa-core 1.4GHz, 64-bit, 28nm
GPUAdreno 505
RAM / Storage3GB / 32GB
Rear Camera 116MP, Omnivision 16880, 1.12μm, f/2.0, 25mm focal length, 80° field of view
Rear Camera 25MP, Omnivision 5675, 1.12μm, f/2.2, 18mm focal length, 120° field of view
Front Camera16MP, Omnivision 16880, 1.0μm, f/2.0, 26mm focal length, 80° field of view
Display5.5″ HD (1280 x 720) IPS LCD, 400 nits
WirelessIntegrated 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz, Wi-Fi Direct
ConnectivityBluetooth 4.1
Micro USB 2.0 (with OTG support)
0.3s fingerprint sensor
SIM and ExpansionDual nano SIM with LTE + dedicated SD card (up to 2TB)
Battery5000mAh
AudioSpeaker with PMIC internal amplifier, dual mic system
ColorsRose Pink
Sunlight Gold
Deepsea Black
PriceRM1099

The ASUS ZenFone 4 Max Pro also includes similar accessories like the ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie which makes this price very interesting indeed.

So, there you go, a comparison of the ZenFone 4 series. I hope I have shed off some confusion in terms of the naming and product positioning so far. Let’s talk about the products’ features in the next posts. Eventually, we will also be doing reviews accordingly so subscribe to our site if you not already have 🙂

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Super Daddy
A proof that the real fun does not actually ends, but rather begins when you become a daddy. Enterprise Application Co-ordinator, Web Developer, Hardware Enthusiast, Gadgets lover, Android Evangelist, Desktop and Consoles Gamer, Metal Music Guitarist, Audiophile, Networking Freak, Radio Controlled Toys rat, Ferrari Crazy and above all - a daddy in every kid's dream.

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