Asus Zenfone Live (ZB501KL) Review

asus zenfone live
REVIEW OVERVIEW
Design
9
Display
7
Performance
5
Camera
7
Battery Life
6.5
Value For Money
6.5

Design And Display
The Zenfone live is an innovative smartphone when it comes to the design. The phone is so light that when I held it first, I was a bit surprised! It has a compact form factor and due to the light weight, it can be used for a long time using a single hand only. asus zenfone live backFurther, the display is a 5 inch HD one with bright and crisp colours, both inside as well as under the sunlight. The phone looks and feels premium.

Performance
Somehow, the company chose to put in a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor inside the Zenfone Live. It is an old processor but still gave me a 27,000 plus score on the Antutu Benchmark.

asus zenfone live antutu benchmarkI was able to play heavy games like the War Robots (online multiplayer game) and Frontline Commando. There were some hiccups and frame drops but no crashes.

As far as daily usage is concerned, the phone performed well in initial days. I used it as a primary device for a period of a month. After 10 days, when I had installed several apps, the phone became slow and it did not give me the best of the performance. Not a great phone overall when it comes to the daily usage.

asus zenfone live hybrid sim portOne can put in 2 SIM cards or a sim card and a micro Sd card in order to expand the storage. The total storage space which you can then get is 128 GB. USB OTG is also supported by the Zenfone Live.

Camera
The phone offers a 13 MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and a 5 MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture. Check out the camera images below.

Battery Life
asus zenfone live bottomUnder the hood, the Zenfone Live carries a 2650 mAh battery to power itself. In my daily usage, the battery backup was not too great and it required a bit of smart usage in order to make the phone last one complete day. The battery too takes atleast 2 hours to charge completely.

Verdict
I am happy with the display, the build quality and the overall look and feel of the Zenfone Live. The camera too is fine but I am not too happy with the processor that Asus chose to go ahead in this phone. The Snapdragon 400 is an old processor which came out around 3 years ago. It kind of ruins the whole build and camera aspect because the performance of the phone is not upto the mark.

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