Asus Zenfone Live is a budget oriented smartphone which was launched almost two months back by Asus at a price point of Rs. 9,999/- and it is available on both online as well as offline channels.
Zenfone Live Overview
In terms of specifications, Zenfone Live is equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 400 which is a Quad-Core processor clocked at 1.4GHz coupled with Adreno 305 graphics processor and there is 2GB of RAM.
Apart from that, Zenfone Live is a premium looking smartphone on budget pricing due to the fact that it is having a metallic finish on the rear and Asus is also able to keep it light weighted. It is having a 5″ HD 720p display and it runs on Android Marshmallow 6.1 OS along with Zen UI.
The key feature of the smartphone is its Beauty Live application which allows users to go live easily on some of the social networks and it’s the worlds first smartphone that allows users to apply beauty filters while doing a live streaming.
Other than that it is having a 13-megapixel rear autofocus camera with LED flash and it is capable of recording full HD videos. Whereas, for selfies, it has to offer a 5-megapixel front camera which is also assisted by a front LED flash.
On the connectivity, you are getting a hybrid SIM slots, so either you can go for dual SIM configuration or 1 SIM + 1 MicroSD card.
We have been testing this smartphone for a week and during that time we were able to run some of the benchmark tests along with few games.
On the Antutu, Zenfone Live was able to get a score of 26690 and on the GeekBench application, it got a score of 503 on the single core and 1349 on the multi-core.
In terms of gaming, the device slightly surprised us, in a positive sense. We were not expecting it to handle games the way it handled. We tested the Modern Combat 5, Modern Strike Online, Asphalt Xtreme, Asphalt 8 and few others and the Asus Zenfone Live handled every single game fantastically, thanks to its 720p display and Adreno 305 GPU. However, it showed quite a few frame drops while the Asphalt 8 gameplay on the highest graphic settings.
Battery Performance Details
Zenfone Live comes with a 5.2V 1.0A power adapter which took us somewhere around 2 hours and 25 minutes to fully charge its 2650 mAh non-removable battery.
In terms of battery life, Asus Zenfone Live can provide up to 3 – 4 hours of continuous gameplay depending on the game you are playing. we got around 4 hours 17 minutes of continuous gameplay. For normal users who use the device for calling, social media and for taking pictures, it can last almost a day or slightly less with around 5 hours of screen on time or more.
Conclusion: Looking at the spec sheet, Asus Zenfone Live is definitely not the best smartphone that you can buy for the money, but when you are hunting for a premium looking phone with beauty filters for live streaming and some good gaming performance, this might be it. However, in return, you have to settle for an average camera and not so good battery performance.
Asus Zenfone Live Best Buy Link – Flipkart [Rs. 9,999/-]