I ordered the Zenfone 4 (SD660, 6GB RAM) because I definitely needed a dual sim phone, but didn't have the money for a flagship device. I have tried to always use flagship devices, this being the first time that I tried a midrange phone. Coming from an LG G5, I was a bit anxious about what to expect from the Zenfone 4 regarding performance, camera, responsiveness, etc., but have been extremely surprised and amazed by this device. The camera is really good (although the wide camera of the G5 was wider), the performance seems even faster than the G5 (pretty sure that it can be attributed to both the cpu and the 6GB of RAM), the design of the phone is amazing, the battery seems to last a lot more than on the G5, and it's already upgraded to Oreo, something LG has been having problems with. All in all, I'm extremely pleased with the phone, it gives flagship performance (except probably in games due to somewhat slow GPU, but I'm not a gamer so, for me, that's a moot point), has really good back cameras (not a selfie fan, so I have no problem if the front camera is not the greatest), has an amazing design and it seems that will receive updates in a timely fashion.
Got my new Asus Zen. After the Zen 5" and the Zen 3 (520), it is a great improvements on all aspects BUT
the IPS refreshes in such way, that wearing polarized sunglasses and operate your phone simply don't match.
I live in Greece and with so much sunlight, I just have to decide that I don't have a cell phone when I walk on the street.
Latest update for ze554kl 4gb ram version has f****d up the battery. Aps like instagram and utube, android system are draining the battery. Battery optimization isnt working. I used to get onscreen time of 8-10 hours per full charge, now with the same usage I get 5-6 hours. I hope Asus fixes the issue.
Anonymous, 14 May 2018ZF3 camera was destroyed by the "updates" pushed out by Asus, just look on their forum for the... moreYes, I agree with that. Asus updates mostly crashed the software until it affects the camera performance. But at the first, ZF3 was absolutely great. I used this regular ZF4 and Oreo update doesn't affect any at all (so far).
Zahin M., 18 Mar 2018Don't ever believed reviewer out there. I don't know why some reviewer stated that Zenfone 4 h... moreZF3 camera was destroyed by the "updates" pushed out by Asus, just look on their forum for the number of broken cameras on phones that are now out of warranty. Best of all, even their own service centres said it is a software problem, so they cannot fix it.
Updated to Oreo, battery feels little bit better, camera is somewhat has been improved at particular things. Recommended Oreo for everyone.
Zahin M., 18 Mar 2018Don't ever believed reviewer out there. I don't know why some reviewer stated that Zenfone 4 h... moreMine works fine but am having problem with my front camera stop working after a month of purchase
AnonD-748904, 02 Apr 2018I'm thinking about buying this phone. Are there any problems with audio quality (on headph... moreEverything works fine on my Asus zenfone 4 ze554kl but unfortunately the front camera is not working anymore after a month of purchase
The ZS550KL has blown me away. And purely because of that - not to mention I know Asus ALWAYS does it hardware good - I'm actually looking forward to switching to Z4 as soon as I can. The RAW support and in-phone editing is so, so handy and great in my ZS550KL!
Zahin M., 18 Mar 2018Don't ever believed reviewer out there. I don't know why some reviewer stated that Zenfone 4 h... morePrecisely! The last flagship I used was a Z1 and I've got iPhone 7, Galazy A5 users around me and i have NOT seen such true-to-life reproduction of the photos in ZS550KL that i'm using now. This 3 Deluxe is one helluva device, particularly the camera. One caveat though - the dac inside is not on par with the one in Mi Max that i use (as my primary device); found that out through using the Sony Media Centre music app. Anyhow.
I'm thinking about buying this phone.
Are there any problems with audio quality (on headphones)? I encountered several reports about problems with sound quality (bass in particular) in reviews and on official asus website forum.
Also how about low light picture quality compared to other phones like LG G6. Is it hard to shoot photos that are not blurred?
This is one of my choices. I like the design, front fingerprint, battery, chipset, standard screen 16:9. Looking forward to buy this.
Zahin M., 18 Mar 2018Zenfone 4, of course! Battery was pretty good, 5 hours screen-on-time for browsing.Thank you. Being considered your opinion.
gary1996, 17 Mar 2018Hello guys I planned to buy a new phone, which one is the best, Xperia xz, xiaomi mi note 3 or... moreZenfone 4, of course! Battery was pretty good, 5 hours screen-on-time for browsing.
Xavier, 18 Mar 2018I saw on much reviewer said Sony Xz and zenfone 4 has average camera and some said it has disa... moreDon't ever believed reviewer out there. I don't know why some reviewer stated that Zenfone 4 has average or sadly, disappointing camera. I used this phone for about 1 month and the camera is one of the best I've ever had. Before used this phone, I used Xperia XZs, Galaxy S6 edge and Zenfone 2 ZE551ML. This phone easily nails them! Daylight was truly incredible, lowlight is almost excellent, or above average if not decent. Some reviewers such as Digital Trends stated this phone has disappointing camera. Seriously, Zenfone 3 ZE520KL/ZE552KL already has epic camera and got many praised from reviewers but do you believed Zenfone 4 ZE554KL has bad camera? The offered hardware was a big upgrade from their predecessor and flagship-class!
gary1996, 17 Mar 2018Hello guys I planned to buy a new phone, which one is the best, Xperia xz, xiaomi mi note 3 or... moreI saw on much reviewer said Sony Xz and zenfone 4 has average camera and some said it has disappointing camera. Much reviewer praised mi note 3.
MehmetSahinturk, 20 Feb 2018I began to use Asus Zenfone 4 (ZE554KL) one month ago. But I disappointed very much when I was... moreIts hybrid.. which means if u use sim2 u cant use or external memory...
Hello guys I planned to buy a new phone, which one is the best, Xperia xz, xiaomi mi note 3 or asus zenfone 4 snapdragon 630? A good phone for me is good battery and good camera. I am from samsung s7 edge, it goes laggy and crazy and dead 2 days ago. Pleaz help me I want to buy asap.