The ZenFone Selfie itself didn’t change much in terms of its design from the ZenFone 2. Maybe a little taller than its cousin and has a slight bulge on the front-facing 13MP camera, but that’s about it.
Though the material of the back plate is a little different – instead of opting for the horizontally brushed metal finish, the ZenFone Selfie has a sort of very fine grainy texture to it, almost feels a little like a subtle matte finish to it. However it is though, I like the both of the materials used on each of the ZenFones – the original ZenFone 2 offered more grip but has a more aggressive look to it (especially the red colour), whereas the Selfie as a friendlier glossy finish and feels much slipperier compared to the brushed metal finish.
In the other parts of the design, it remained the same as the ZenFone 2, including the rear volume up and down rocker with the power button and audio jack at the top. Do I like this design still?
ZenFone Selfie has improved many of the faults from the original ZenFone 2 – including the mushy power and volume buttons. The battery is even removable now – I wonder why?
With the removable battery though is where a little reshuffling of the SIM card and SD card slot positions happen. The SIM 1 slot and the SD card slot are now stacked together and protected by the battery itself, so changing either of them will require the battery to be removed.
Still, this is one of the things that will be touched once and forgotten for many months or years to come.