The ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro takes on a familiar look, as the front of it looks… well, pretty generic when compared to other selfie-centric smartphones. Especially with that front-facing fingerprint scanner-cum-home button.
With that new fingerprint scanner placement, I find myself always touching the camera at the back and thinking that it’s the fingerprint scanner… Personally, would prefer it to be placed at the back below the camera instead.
Either way, the ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro had some tweaks in terms of its geometry compared to its predecessor. It’s now slimmer, a lot lighter, and slightly smaller too. Still using a 5.5-inch screen, by the way. And it just feels a lot lighter and thinner than its predecessor.
Looking at the back, this time around the camera cutout is about the same size as its predecessor, but this time with near zero protrusion. This design is definitely better, as the included TPU case does offset the camera from the surface quite a bit to prevent the lens from scratches.
There is one issue that I found out with the included TPU case – it makes the power and volume buttons extremely difficult to press. It somehow wraps around those buttons in a way that the TPU case suppresses tactility. When the case is removed, those buttons feel very good.
In my honest opinion. I think that the ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro is really thin with the new body. It’s a lot easier to hold and definitely less bulky than before even when the TPU case is installed.
It’s not a particularly flashy design, but it’s always the little tweaks that improve the overall experience that matter.