Asus Zenfone Live : Compact And Light Weight

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In this article we are going to review Asus Zenfone Live. Which is easy, compact and light weight device that we have received till now. As per Asus this device is named as Live, specially for Apps like Facebook and Instagram where we required some quality video and pcis to upload. But for a given price range Asus have Redmi 4A and Redmi 4 as strong contender in the market. Let's have look what Asus has packed in Zenfone Live.


Build And Design:

It has become a common trend to upload what's going on live on social media platform like Facbook, Instagram and other social apps these days. But the thing keep bothering users is quality of uploaded video or picks. So here Asus has tried and made an attempt for capture market for this strong hold. But frankly speaking this is a rally big disappointment from Asus this time. Even though build quality of the device is very premium and device have metallic unibody design. Zenfone live looks more less similar to iPhone.


On the front of the screen device, starting from top Asus Zenfone Live have LED notification light followed by LED flesh, speaker grill followed by 5 megapixel camera with laser and ambient light sensor. Blow it device have 5 inches IPS LCD display. At the bottom of the device it have 3 capacitive buttons.


Well starting from the top of the device it have 3.5m  audio jack and noise cancellation mic. While on the bottom it have speaker, Micro USB charging port and mic. Device is powered by DTS sound enhancement drivers for excellent sound experience the same as Asus Zenfone Ultra.


On the back panel of the device is made of fully metallic unibidy which have camera and single tone LED flash in left side top most corner, followed by Asus logo on the center below.


On the left side of the device have SIM card trey which support hybrid SIMS and on right hand side it have volume rocker button and power button.


Overall device looks very premium and feels very light weight at the same time. Device screen size is also 5 inches which is best for single hand users.


Specs And Performance: 

Asus Zenfone Live comes with 5 inches IPS LCD display supporting 720p(HD) resolution. Colors produce by this device is very sharp and have good extreme viewing angles. Display look bright in sunlight and screen is visible clearly at the maximum brightness in direct sunlight. Device runs on Android 6.0.1 that is old version of Android OS. But looking at the other device in this price range this tend looks common. Asus have their own UI called ZenUI running on top of Android OS, which provide lot of customization to the users. Device also comes with preinstalled blotwares including that of Asus apps too. But here you do the work around as uninstall or disable the apps that you are not going to use.

Asus Zenfone Live comes with 2GB of RAM memory and 16 GB of ROM memory which is disappointment from Asus end. Since 16 GB of internal memory, user hardly get 10 GB for actual usage. On the other hand device support hybrid SIM hence you cannot use dual SIM. Asus should have given separate memory card slot in Asus Zenfone Live. As long as RAM size is considered it is still manageable. The downfall for this device is Media-core Snapdragon 400 SOC which inspite of having decent specs, device does not able to perform well. Asus Zenfone Live comes with 4 core processors having 1.2 GHz speed, supported by Adreno 305 GPU. This is just entry level processor which bring down the device performance and processing capabilities. You can not perform heavy multitasking on this device and device tends to heatup once you start with gaming or task that require heavy processing power. 

On gaming front we have tested basic games like NOVA legacy which is handle well by device like Asus Zenfone 3 Max powered by Snapdragon 430 SOC, but in case of Zenfone Live it started well in beginning but after loading the game we can see the constant frame drops in the device. As mentioned earlier processor is the downfall for this device. This decision of Asus for selecting this processor has affected all aspect of device.

Well while using this device call reception was very much good. We can hear the voice of other person on the call loud and clear. Even noise cancellation mic does it's job well. Even while using the speaker for the call produce sound well but produce some distortion during the high volume voices. On the connectivity area device have all basic connectivity option like Bluetooth, WiFi, Hotspot, 4G VoLTE and so on. It does not have NFS and IR blaster which commonly comes with flagship devices. 

Well when it comes to camera Asus has disappointed us again. Even thought they made this phone for photography this smartphone not even at par what it meant for. It sports a 13MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, autofocus and a 5MP front camera with f/2/2 aperture, 82 degree wide angle and a LED flash.

Well if we talk about front camera it is 5 megapixel front shooter with Laser sensor and LED flash. LED flash is little more intensive for your eyes when you are in dark room or place, otherwise it does it's job well what it  meant for. Images taken are usually good but when it's comes to low light even though using a flash images are average.

Device takes good images in natural light condition but start to lag when you use the camera for long. Since device is equipped with weak processor the image quality affected very much. Even though Asus pixel master try to compensate for producing some quality output but in low light case and indoor photography it fails to do so.

Here are some camera samples:

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Well if we talk about battery life, its 2650 mAh. The device goes well with it. It last for almost a day with extreme usage that device can handle. Charging is also fast enough. Device get's charged within One and half hours. If you talk about the price range of this device seems to be bit overpriced as per configuration. Asus Zenfone Live priced at 9,999/- INR which is roughly around 155 UDS.

Final Words :

Well as per our opinion Asus Zenfone Live is really not expected product from Asus. If Asus has chosen some good processor like Snapdragon 435 still perform well for this price and specs. Frankly speaking you want some good quality and value for your money then this is not your cup of tee.

So here is all about newly launched Asus Zenfone Live. If you have any query then comment below. If you like do share on social platform using buttons blow the article. Stay tuned for more. Thank you for reading.

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