SELFIE CHALLENGE: Alcatel Flash 2 vs Asus Zenfone Selfie


SELFIE CHALLENGE: Alcatel Flash 2 vs Asus Zenfone Selfie

Alcatel Flash 2 was launched in Malaysia on 15 OCTOBER 2015 with the retail price of RM 549 and Alcatel Flash 2 already started selling at Lazada on 26 OCTOBER 2015. The specifications of Alcatel Flash 2 is a 5 inch 720p display smartphone that is powered by a Mediatek MT6753 Octa core processor. It is pairing with 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM ( expandable with microSD card up to 128GB). The main camera is 13MP and the front camera is 5MP with dual tone flash. The device battery size is 3,000mAh and the device also supports dual SIM 4G LTE. The device runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS.

In comparison, the specifications for Asus Zenfone Selfie on the other hand is sporting a 5.5 inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixel resolution) display, complete with Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The device is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa core 64 bit processor, 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM. Both front and rear camera are 13MP with dual tone flash. The device is running on Android 5.0 with ZenUI interface. Lastly, the asus zenfone selfie is now selling at Asus Store with the retail price of RM 1,049.

Now let us go through the comparison photos between Alcatel Flash 2 and Asus Zenfone Selfie in sequence from top to bottom are Auto Mode, HDR Mode and Face Beauty Mode.

Alcatel Flash 2                    Asus Zenfone Selfie


Although the front camera for Alcatel Flash 2 is just 5MP, but when compared with Asus Zenfone Selfie that has 13MP sensor for the front camera, the picture taken by Alcatel Flash 2 is also quite nice. Alcatel Flash 2 has the camera button on the right side of the device to offer user the convenience of snapping pictures or selfies. While Asus Zenfone Selfie can use the shutter button or the volume down button at the back of the phone for a more convenient way to take photos.

Moreover, Alcatel Flash 2’s camera software has a few photography modes, such as Auto, Super Fine, HDR, Panorama, Track, Face Beauty, Live Photo, Multi-Angle and PIP. While Asus Zenfone Selfie has more selectable photography modes than the former, such as Auto, Manual, HDR, Beautification, Super Resolution, Low Light, Night, Depth of Field, Effect, GIF Animation, Panorama, Miniature, Time Rewind, Smart Remove, All Smiles, Slow Motion and Time Lapse. Both devices equipped with dual tone LED flash, so we do not have to worry about taking photos in dark environments.

The following are based on my friend XiaoPei Ng‘s first hand experience of the device while trying out the camera of the Alcatel Flash 2 and Asus Zenfone Selfie.

I am quite satisfied with the pictures that captured by both device. Although alcatel flash 2 front camera only got 5MP, but when compare to asus zenfone selfie, I feel that the colour display for alcatel flash 2 is more better than asus zenfone selfie. Other than that, alcatel flash 2 equipped with a camera button for me to easy to snap pictures and selfie. While the asus zenfone selfie unconventional placement of the volume button will be harder for me to take pictures and selfie compare to alcatel flash 2.

Moreover, the main camera for alcatel flash 2 with 13MP is quite good to take pictures and it is more better than asus zenfone selfie main camera. Although alcatel flash 2 do not have a lot selectable photography modes than asus zenfone selfie, but I think that is enough for me to take pictures and selfie.

Other than that, when I using one hand to play alcatel flash 2 it is no problem because the size for alcatel flash 2 is very suit for me but when i using one hand to play asus zenfone selfie, it might be quite hard for me to play or take selfie because the size for the device is big. The phone is quite smooth for alcatel flash 2 even though the device only has 2GB RAM but not as smooth as asus zenfone selfie that has 3GB RAM.

Lastly, I think that although that is a huge difference between the price of alcatel flash 2 and asus zenfone selfie, for me if I want use for selfie and normal use purpose, alcatel flash 2 is a very good choice for me.

Since we have already seen the performances for both front cameras, now we taek a look on the photos captured by Alcatel Flash 2’s main camera.

Auto Mode




HDR Mode




PIP Mode



In conclusion, Alcatel Flash 2 can be considered as a decent smartphone for users that prefer to take selfies and pictures compared to Asus Zenfone Selfie because Alcatel Flash 2 is available at a more affordable price than Asus Zenfone Selfie and yet its specifications is quite worth for its price.

Thus, for those who are interested to buy the Alcatel Flash 2 can get it at Lazada on 9 NOVEMBER 2015. And for consumers who prefer the Asus Zenfone Selfie, can make your purchase at Asus store.

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