Asus ZenFone Live with its real- time beautification technology is the world’s first smartphone with and is hardware- optimized which makes it possible to share more glamorous version of yourself when going live on Facebook or other social media platform.
Build and Design Quality
The ZenFone Live phone has a very generic and industrial build but it is not too bland or boring. The phone comes with a metallic- finish and has a 2.5D curved glass. This phone is very light and slim-weighs just 120 grams and measures only 8mm. The Asus ZenFone Live is designed to shoot live videos and feels very light on the hands.
The rounded corners and subtle curves form the epicentre as well as help ergonomics, while the 2.5D curved glass on the front gives a pleasing look to the eyes. The volume rocker and power button on the right side are built well. There is a hybrid card slot on the left, the capacitive keys at the bottom of the display are not backlit. It does not have a fingerprint scanner.
The Asus ZenFone Live comes with a 5 inch 720p display and a 2.5D glass. Its screen can get bright and has an ambient light sense with decent color reproduction.
Specifications and Features
The Asus ZenFone Live ZB501KL is a dual-SIM phone that runs on ZenUI 3.5 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. With a 5 inch- 720 x 1280 pixels IPS display, it has a bluelight filter for eye protection and 2.5D curved glass. It bears a 5 MP camera with a 1.4 micron pixel sensor, soft-light LED flash, f/2.2 aperture and 82 degree wide angle lenses.
This smartphone comes with an inbuilt storage of 16GB that is expandable via microSD up to 128GB. The phone’s connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11, v4.0 Bluetooth, GPS/A-GPS and FM Radio.
The Asus ZenFone Live smartphone bears a battery of 2650mAh that provides up to 158.8 hours of standby time, 17.1 hours of Wi-Fi browsing and 24 hours of 3G talk- time. The sensors on board include ambient light sensor, accelerometer, proximity sensor and digital compass. This phone measures 141.18 x 71.74 x 7.95mm.
This dual sim Asus ZenFone Live runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with the company’s UI running on top of it. IT comes with interesting features such as blue light filter, phone manager and many more options. There is also an option to selectively lock apps for additional privacy. The screen pinning options keeps the current screen in view until you unpin it.
The combination of 2GB RAM and Snapdragon 410 SoC works well together and offers smooth performance for day- to- day activities. But a lag is noticeable when one surfs on the Chrome browser with about three to four tabs open at once. Even though the overall performance is good, the time it takes to open and load apps is a bit too much especially when there are so many apps running in the background.