I grew up with a camera constantly on my face. My Mom has always been fond of capturing moments and she would always ask us to pose for the camera. I remember that every time we would go out, there would be photos taken. When I was a teenager, I hated it but eventually, I got into it and it all started when I first got my camera phone.
It was AVG quality and it was tiny but I loved it. I would constantly take photos of my outfits and MMS it to friends and I would constantly take photos of myself. My Mom said to me that we should always take photos so we have something to look back on in the years to come. You can tell yourself, "oh I looked like this when I was 20, 25, 30, etc."
When I had my own child, I became my Mom in the sense that my son was also bombarded with photos left and right. I constantly took photos and videos using my phone but would normally switch to my DigiCam for better shots. Eventhough the camera phones were good, it wasn't good enough.
I've tried a lot of different brands in the hopes of getting the one that would allow me to take a selfie whenever and wherever. Most were able to meet my demands as a selfie addict but there would always be an exemption. Finally, someone told me about the Asus Zenfone Selfie and the name itself got my attention.
I thought to myself "if they can name a phone the Selfie phone" then it must be able to allow me to take selfie's whenever I want and wherever I want regardless of the setting and the light. Guess what? IT IS A SELFIE PHONE!
So first, let me give you a quick look at THE ASUS ZENFONE SELFIE phone. I chose the color RED because I believe that red attracts luck and it is also a major color in my life. It's vibrant and I want my life to be more vibrant.
It has dual sim and a slot for microSD which I really love because one can never have too many memory though this phone comes with its own internal memory of 32GB. I was surprised that it was 32GB. It's pretty huge for a smart phone.
The charger comes in your standard format which is good but ASUS suggests using your own port and charger and not that of another brand to ensure that everything is at full capacity.
Now the earphones that come with the phone are not your run of the mill earphones. This is sleek in style and the audio quality is actually pretty great. Scratch that, it is awesome. The voice is clear when talking to someone and the music or audio from movies that I play are loud. I don't need to even put it on full capacity because it's very sharp. I actually gave up my other earphones and I am just using this now.
Now for the actual shots of the Asus Zenfone Selfie. Since it came with a flash on it's front camera and it claims to be 13MP for the front camera, this was the first test that I did. This room I was in was in complete darkness I kid you not. Looking at this shot though, you wouldn't believe me right because it looked like there was light. However, this was taken middle of the night in complete darkness. I also loved that eventhough there was a front flash, it wasn't the kind that would leave you blind. This matters because it would be so hard if you dropped your phone in complete darkness because you were blinded by the flash. Nobody wants that.
This other shot was taken at a bar where I normally host every Tuesday. In the past, I would always have a hard time taking a photo in here that would look half decent from my phone's camera because the lights here are yellow and the place is dimly lit. My photos would normally end up dark and grainy. I used the Asus Zenfone Selfie and ta-da! It looked like the place was well lit and bright.
I also used it to take a photo of my pen collection and it captured the details perfectly which I loved. I didn't have to do multiple shots just to get the shot that I wanted. I have minuscule patience and I am loving how this phone lets me take the shot I want in just one click.
Now these next two are the shots featured in my video review. I realized that since I used my digicam and shot myself on my own, I wasn't able to give the viewers a clear view of the shots that I took so here it is as promised.
One snap of the cupcake I had. There was no need to retake coz I used the back flashlight to lighten up the food and voila, one snap for food bloggers like myself. When you are fighting off other food bloggers during food reviews, it is very important to take the shot in one go. The Asus Zenfone Selfie allows me this and I am giddy with happiness.
This was the selfie I took during the video and I love how my face looks so much brighter without having to edit it. I just had to use the front flashlight to liven up my face and here's the photo. I look refreshed eventhough this was taken at 11 in the evening after a very long day.
Lastly, I took a shot of Mystic Brew Cafe where I took my video and without having to use any flashlight and simply choosing the HDR capability of my phone, I was able to take this very clear shot. Easy peasy. I LOVED IT.
If you're into phones, are not that good in learning new aspects of a phone, and do not want to break the bank buying a new phone, I strongly recommend getting the Asus Zenfone Selfie. It is a dream. Battery life is very good especially for someone like myself who uses the phone almost 24/7 and I didn't have a moment where I went "how do you do this?" It's very user friendly, light on the pockets, thin enough to be carried around without feeling lke a burden, and it lets you capture moments just like that. Heck, even the videos it takes are clear and precise.
Seriously, I loved this phone. I'm glad I met this phone and this phone is now my new boyfriend. I'm pretty sure this phone won't break my heart and in this day and age, that is something that every girl needs. A phone that will make you feel beautiful at all times, lets you talk to family and friends, helps you capture moments in the best way possible, and keep you company all the time. What more can you ask for?
PS. I also made a video review and an unboxing video just in case you're interested, just click on the links.