Asus recently unveiled the Zenfone Live smartphone in the Asian country, they used the hashtag #GoLive across the social media. It is the only smartphone for live-streaming in the market. This is the Zenfone Live Review
This smartphone has a unique body which is quite decent. Well, let’s check out more about this device in the experience that we had down below.
Display And Design
The smartphone comes with a 5-inch IPS LCD display with HD (720p) resolution. It is pretty bright in outdoors. Apart from this, the display does not produce the most effective colors and appears slightly uninteresting when put competitor smartphones within the class. Still, Asus has given choice to tweak the color tones within the display settings.
The Zenfone Live is a really handy and light-weight style, that looks excellent for one handed usage. In contrast to several phones, it’s a plastic build, that Asus says includes a golden end on prime. The rim encompassing the sides is created from durable metal and includes a rounded end for higher in hand feel. It has a 2.5D glass for a better hands-on feel. There is a 3.5jack, USB port, speakers at the bottom and buttons on the right.
The camera module is baked on the top left corner at the side of a light-emitting diode flash right below it. Being a live stream centrical smartphone, having a front light-emitting diode flash is pretty evident.
Software and Performance
The smartphone is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor along with a 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 128GB via microSD card. The Zenfone Live is able to handle daily tasks like browsing, streaming, and other tasks quite effectively. It’s basically a smartphone for normal users.
The phone runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with ASUS’s UI running on top of it out of the box. The touch experience is pretty decent. It also has tons of features such as Phone manager, blue light filter, and more. One can take a screenshot by pressing and holding the recent menu button and there AudioWizard that provides you with different audio presets, a helpful feature indeed. Rest, it is pretty common with any customized skin operating system.
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Camera Zenfone Live Review
In ZenFone Live you will get a 13-megapixel rear camera with aperture f/2.0, autofocus and LED flash, while for the front, there is a 5-megapixel shooter with 1.4-micron pixel size & aperture f/2.2 and 82-degree field of view. On the front it features a soft light LED flash. The smartphone is able to take some good shots during broad daylight, though detailing was above average.
The camera UI is easy to operate and comes loaded with some interesting modes including Auto, HDR Pro, Beautification, Super Resolution, Children, Low Light, QR code, Night, Effect and so on. The HDR Pro mode works fine as it adds the much-needed detailing in the photo, without oversaturating the colors present in the photo.
Battery Zenfone Live Review
The ZenFone Live is backed by a 2,650mAh battery. we used it as our secondary device and used it for calling, surfing the internet, Hotspot, and music. This phone can stay upto 7.3 hours and for aggressive usage, it goes to 4.5 hours. It takes approx 2 hours to reach 100 thresholds with normal charging.
Beautify Zenfone Live Review
Asus overlooked the conventions and tried something new on this phone. Sure, there are many people who will call it is a needless feature but there are many people who need these type of features. but we appreciate these efforts of innovation. Now other companies might use this feature too.