Asus has launched the Asus Zenfone Live, a smartphone focused on giving users beautiful pictures using a real-time beautification technology. This is despite the fact it’s touted as a budget smartphone.
The Asus Zenfone Live was introduced in India in February and has just been made available to anticipants of the smartphone in the country.
Asus Zenfone Live Review
The Asus Zenfone Live runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, and as usual, Asus’ Zen UI 3.0 is layered on it to provide you with the latest customizations and tweaks present in the Android operating system.
Design & Display
The Zenfone Live comes with a 5-inch IPS display which is covered with 2.5D curved glass and has an HD (1280 * 720) pixel resolution and a 75% screen-to-body ratio.
The smartphone uses capacitive buttons for navigation and sports a design fit for its status. It has a curved metal back for better grip.
Memory & Performance
The Asus Zenfone Live is powered under the hood by a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor which has a clock frequency of 1.4 GigaHertz and an Adreno 305 GPU which handles graphics on the smartphone.
The phone comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 128GB by means of a microSD card.
The Zenfone Live sports a 13MP camera with properties like a f/2.0 aperture, 5P lens and a LED flash accessory at the rear. For selfie photography, it uses a 5MP camera with 82-degree wide-angle lens and a soft LED flash which attempts to make your selfies brighter in low-light conditions.
The smartphone comes with a BeautyLive app which smooths your skin and removes your blemishes in real time, i.e. as the object is being focused on (even before the picture is shot). The app possesses integration with popular streaming apps like YouTube and Facebook so that you can share your beautified photos instantly.
Battery & Connectivity
The Zenfone Live packs a 2650mAh battery which will do well to last you more than half a day on average use. The phone comes with a hybrid dual Nano SIM which gives you the option of choosing between using a second SIM card and expanding the internal storage via microSD. It is compatible with 4G networks with VoLTE, and possesses USB OTG functionality.
Audio & Hardware
The Asus Zenfone Live comes with dual MEMS microphones which remove background noise from your audio and allow the phone to pick up voice from wider ranges. It also has a five-magnet speaker and a smart amplifier to deliver a satisfying audio experience to the user via its 3.5mm audio jack. The phone has FM Radio.
Asus Zenfone Live Full Specifications
- 2G: GSM 900 / 1800 MHz.
- 3G: HSDPA 850 / 2100 MHz.
- 4G: LTE with VoLTE.
- SIM Type: Nano SIM.
- SIM Count: Hybrid SIM
- OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
- User Interface: Zen UI 3.0.
Design & Display
- Dimensions: 141.2 * 71.74 * 7.95 mm.
- Weight: 120g.
- Display size: 5.0 inches.
- Display Resolution: 1280 * 720 pixels (HD).
- Pixel resolution: –
- Display Technology: IPS Capacitive touchscreen.
- Form Factor: Touchscreen Bar.
- Build: Plastic with metal trimmings.
- Protection: 2.5D curved glass.
- Colours: Shimmer Gold, Rose Pink & Navy Black.
- Processor Name/Technology: 64-bit Snapdragon 400.
- Processor Speed: 1.4GHz.
- Number of Processor Cores: Quad-core.
- Graphics Processor: Adreno 305.
- RAM: 2GB.
- Internal Storage: 16GB.
- External Storage: microSD, up to 128GB.
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Light, Proximity.
- Lens: 13MP.
- LED Flash: Yes.
- Video recording: Yes.
- Properties: f/2.0 aperture, 5P lens.
- Lens: 5MP.
- LED Flash: Yes, Soft.
- Video recording: Yes.
- Properties: f/2.2 aperture, 1.4µm pixel size, 82-degree wide-angle lens.
- Music Support: AAC, AMR, MP2, MP3, M4A, MKA.
- Loudspeaker: Yes.
- Audio Technology:
- Dual MEMS microphones.
- Smart Amplifier.
- Background noise elimination.
- Five-magnet speaker.
- Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player.
- FM Radio: Yes.
- Bluetooth: v4.0.
- Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP.
- WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot.
- GPS: Yes, with A-GPS.
- USB: micro-USB v2.0.
- USB OTG: Yes.
- NFC: No.
- 3.5mm audio jack: Yes.
- Battery Capacity: 2650mAh.
- Battery Technology: Li-ion.
- Removable? Yes.
- Fast Charging: No.
- Launch Date: May 24, 2017.
- Availability: May 24, 2017.
How much is Asus Zenfone Live in India?
The Asus Zenfone Live comes in Shimmer Gold, Rose Pink and Navy Black colour variants and is already available for sale in India for Rs. 9999. It can be purchased from online retailers like Amazon and Flipkart, and offline smartphone stores in the country.