ASUS Zenfone 4 Selfie or Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro?

Millie Mae Go Pua asks, “Which is better: ASUS Zenfone 4 Selfie or Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro?

In this match, we’ll be checking out two smartphones that have good camera features and is being advertised for it. Let’s begin!

The ASUS Zenfone 4 Selfie is one of the 6 smartphones that the company released 2 months ago. It has a 5.5″ HD IPS display with 1280 x 720 resolution, a Snapdragon 430 chipset, 64GB internal storage, 4GB RAM, 16MP rear camera with LED Flash, a 20MP + 8MP dual front camera with LED flash, and a 3,000mAh battery.

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro is the company’s most advertised mid-range smartphone this year and is being touted for its front and rear camera qualities. It has a 5.5″ Super AMOLED display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, an Exynos 7870 chipset, 32GB internal storage, 3GB RAM, 13MP rear AutoFocus (AF) camera with LED flash, a 13MP front camera with LED flash, and a 3,600mAh battery.

Let’s look at their detailed specs:

ASUS Zenfone 4 Selfie Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro
Display 5.5-inch HD IPS display @ 1280 x 720 pixels 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display @ 1920 x 1080 pixels
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 1.4GHz octa-core 1.6GHz Samsung Exynos 7870 octa-core
GPU Adreno 505 Mali-T830
Memory – 64GB internal storage
– 4GB RAM
– 32GB internal storage
– 3GB RAM
Camera – 16MP rear camera with LED Flash
– 20MP + 8MP dual front camera with LED flash
– 13MP rear autofocus camera w/ LED flash
– 13MP front-facing camera w/ LED flash
Battery 3,000mAh Li-Ion battery 3,600mAh non-removable battery
OS Android 7.0 Nougat with ASUS ZenUI with Fast Charging Android 7.0 Nougat w/ Samsung Experience UI

Here are the advantages of each smartphone.

ASUS Zenfone 4 Selfie

+ Larger internal storage

+ Larger RAM

+ Higher rear camera resolution

+ Dual front camera

+ Higher front camera resolution

Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro

+ Higher screen resolution

+ Better performing CPU

+ Slightly better-performing GPU

+ Larger battery capacity

For their Antutu benchmark scores, the Zenfone 4 Selfie got 43,322 while the J7 Pro received 47,451. As for their battery life, Asus’ offering lasted for about 12 Hours and 30 Minutes while Samsung’s offering lasted for 18 Hours and 30 Minutes.

Looking at their displays, the J7 Pro has a higher screen resolution which provides better viewing experience to users compared to the Zenfone 4 Selfie. On top of that, it is equipped with a Super AMOLED display which has better sharpness than IPS ones, however, such displays pose a threat of having burn-ins or degradation of pixel quality over time. The latter has an IPS display which has more natural color reproduction but it draws more power compared to the other display type we mentioned.

As for the CPU and GPU, the Zenfone 4 Selfie has a Snapdragon 430 chipset which is actually aimed more at lower-leveled smartphones. If you’d ask us, the company could have equipped a better processor on the device but nonetheless, it is good for day-to-day tasks and it has good gaming potential with its Adreno 505 GPU. Compared to the J7 Pro’s Exynos 7870, Asus’ device fell short with its performance base on their Antutu scores alone. As for their gaming potential, we already had a comparison for the same GPU’s from our previous articles in which we said that the Mali T830 is slightly better than the Adreno 505.

For the camera department, we have made reviews for both smartphones including sample shots for each. The Zenfone 4 Selfie packs a punch when it comes to camera resolutions. In addition to that, the smartphone has a dual camera setup which is its main feature in the first place. You can check out its sample photos here. For the J7 Pro, even though both rear and front cameras have only single lenses, it still produced good quality photos. Watch our comparison video of the device and the OPPO F3 here.

For their battery performance, the Zenfone 4 Selfie carries a 3,000mAh battery while the J7 Pro has a 3,600mAh one. We’ve tested both smartphones’ battery lives and results showed that the latter has more endurance compared to the former. You will definitely notice which smartphone has the upper hand in this aspect.

In overall performance, the J7 Pro has the upper hand with its advantage in display, CPU, GPU, and battery life. With regards to camera quality, we will let you decide which one has better performing cameras.

The ASUS Zenfone 4 Selfie is priced at Php13,995 (see price listing here) while the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro is priced at Php15,990 (see price listing here).

So, which camera-centric smartphone would you choose? Let us know your answers in the comments section below.

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