Asus Zenfone Live is the latest addition to the Zenfone series which is marketed as the world’s first real-time beautification technology till date. Using this device for quite some time, I have settled with few pros and cons of it. Today in this post, I will be sharing my review of Asus Zenfone Live and also explain its features.
Asus Zenfone Live Review
Design and Feel
As always, let’s start with the design of the phone. The Asus Zenfone Live is one of the lightest phones I have ever used in the Zenfone series. The phone weighs only 120 gram and you won’t even feel that you have the phone in the pocket. It comes with 5 inches display and has a metallic finish but actually made out of plastic.
Now taking about the placements, the Zenfone Live has the LED Flash, Earpiece, 5MP front camera and the sensor on the top. The three navigation buttons are placed below the screen and they do not light up. To the left, the SIM tray is placed and to the right, the Volume and the Power Keys are placed. The buttons give a tactile feedback and they are tightly placed as well. On the top, the 3.5mm headphone jack is found and secondary noise-cancelling Mic is placed next to it. The single nano speaker, Micro USB port, and the MIC are placed at the bottom.
On the rear side, the 13MP primary camera is placed followed by single LED Flash and Asus Logo. The phone feels very good in the hand and I liked the design very much but sadly it doesn’t have the Fingerprint scanner.
The Zenfone Live has the 5 inches HD display with 1280 x 720 Pixels resolution. It comes with 2.5D curved glass and the display looks pretty good for the size. The color looks good and you can even set the Color Screen mode according to your need.
The brightness level is good enough and with full brightness, you can easily use the phone under the direct sunlight. The viewing angles are good enough and there is nothing much to talk about the display.
It is disappointing to see Asus using an old age Snapdragon 400 chipset on a Smartphone worth 10,000 Rupees. The processor is paired with 2GB RAM which helps you with regular usage and some light multitasking. When it comes to gaming, the phone loses its ground I would say. It could able to handle low-end game but with some end game, there are major lags and frame drops.
The phone could able to handle some basic multitasking but when too many Apps are kept open in the background there are some lags and heat issues. To be simple Asus Zenfone Live is not your Smartphone if you are a heavy user.
The Asus Zenfone Live comes with the 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera. And the good thing here is, it also has front LED Flash. The camera quality on Zenfone Live is pretty average and there is nothing special about it. The real-time beautification mode on Social media platform does its job without any issues. The colors are not too natural and the camera struggles in the low light conditions. Below are the some of the camera samples of Asus Zenfone Live.
Os and Multimedia
The Zenfone Live runs on the Android Marshmallow 6 with ZenUI on the top. The phone comes with lots of bloatware but still has some cool features as well. The missing of the Fingerprint scanner on a 10,000 Rupees worth Smartphone is a real disappointment. The single speaker on the bottom does the decent job and the call quality and the cellular reception is good as well. It is the dual hybrid SIM smartphone and other connectivity options are Micro USB, Bluetooth, and WiFi.
The Zenfone Live is packed with 2650 mAh Polymer non removable Battery. The battery life is pretty decent and it won’t last for a day if you are a heavy user.
The Asus Zenfone Live is the good looking light weighted Smartphone and there is nothing special about it except the real-time beautification mode. You should not consider buying it except if you use live streaming a lot on different social media platforms.