Asus Philippines recently released their ZenFone 4 line-up. Here are the official SRPs in case you’re interested in getting your very own ZenFone 4 smartphone.
Official Asus ZenFone 4 Philippines Price
The cheapest member of the new lineup, of course, is the Asus Zenfone 4 Max. This smartphone aims to maximize the life of the phone both literally and figuratively. Literally, thanks to a massive 5,000 mAh battery, and figuratively, thanks to a decent set of specs despite the low price. To give readers an overview, we’re looking at a phone that claims to last up to 46 days on 4G standby, 40 hours 3G talk time, 22 hours of video playback, and 26 hours browsing on WiFi. On top of that it has a 13MP main camera, along with a 120° wide angle secondary camera. Meanwhile, the 8MP selfie shooter has an F2.2 aperture, and an 85° field of view. And going back to the aforementioned decent specs, the Max runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Octa-core processor. This phone fits just right into your budget, retailing for just Php 9,995.
Moving up the price range we have the Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie and Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro. These selfie-centric devices aim to compete in the modern social media market. How do they accomplish this? By featuring a dual front camera setup with efficient in-camera features. The Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro sports a Sony IMX362 dual-pixel image sensor which takes crisp and clear photos, and 4K quality selfie videos. This particular device also packs a 2.0GHz Snapdragon 625 CPU, matched with 4GB of RAM, and the desktop-grade Adreno 506 GPU. The Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro is priced at Php 18,995.
Meanwhile, the more affordable price of Php 13,995 will net buyers a Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie. An equally desirable device, it rocks a 20MP main front shooter with a 120° wide-angle camera. In addition, the Softlight LED flash softens skin texture and ensures that you look good for every selfie. Use these in conjunction with the real time Beautification effects of the SelfieMaster app and produce the perfect selfie! All of these, of course, run via a Snapdragon 430 processor.
Asus ZenFone 4 and Zenfone 4 Pro
The centerpiece of this lineup, the Asus ZenFone 4, comes packed with a Sony IMX362 image sensor, an f/1.8 aperture, and a 120° wide-angle lens for groufies. The camera alone shows Asus’ commitment to bringing premium level mobile photography. The phone is also powered by the Snapdragon 660 and 630 Mobile Platform. The 3,000 mAh lithium battery makes sure your phone keeps up with you and your activities. All in all, the Asus ZenFone 4 is priced at Php 28,995.
At the top of the lineup, however, stands the Asus Zenfone 4 Pro, a premium Asus smart device. The Zenfone flagship’s Pro version’s main shooter clocks in at 12MP with a Sony IMX362 sensor, and F1.7 aperture. On the other hand, its secondary shooter is more zoom focused with a 16MP Sony IMX351 sensor, and 2x optical zoom. And last but not least, the selfie camera. It’s an 8MP camera with a Sony IMX319 sensor, and F1.9 aperture for some fantastic selfies.
Under the hood, things get even more impressive with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-core processor, Adreno 540 GPU, and 6GB of RAM. On top of that, of course, is the internal memory of 64GB or 128GB . These may be expandable to a solid 2TB of ROM via microSD. Get your hands on this premier flagship device at Php 39,995.
While the phones, by themselves, offer a strong lineup of features and surprises, especially in terms of the devices’ selfie and photography game, it is interesting to note that the price can go as high as Php 40,000. Compare this to other flagship models like the Galaxy S8 or LG G6, some might actually question if the lineup warrants the high price. This rings especially true in a market that has moved on past strong specs, and focus more on added premiums such as IP68 protection. After all, making a high-priced phone should mean that the brand maximizes each peso spent by the consumer.
On the flipside, if you want a device that shoots DSLR-quality photos, or a powerful gaming phone that will remain useful for years, then get a ZenFone 4. It just means that great computing power and top-of-the-shelf parts need a high asking price.