ASUS is one of the few Smartphone makers who offer their product lineup variation in line with the different needs. It has tried to bring the entire market from Asus Zenfone Group to Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra (review). There are products in different series that deal with the needs of a particular user. For example, the Zenfone Max series, which mainly focuses on the battery, is the Zenfone laser series which gives priority to the camera, and not so. Recently launched Asus ZenFone Live is the launch of a new series that claims to be good on social media.
Many phones of different manufacturers only thanks for their own beautification mode. However, these beauty modes are limited to only photos. ZenFone Live claims to do different ways that you have the ability to enhance artificial beauty in live video. So, will the Asus Zenfone live show you good online? And how are the rest of the packages we find out?
Asus ZenFone Live Detailed
Asus is known to use the same design for phones in a particular series. It seems that Zenfone Live is stuck for a new look instead of Asus as its Zenfone 3 series design. Zenfone Live is available in pink, pink and black in three colors. The edges and edges of the phone are rounded, which make it comfortable to hold and hold. We also found it as light, the structure of scales on the 120 grams Asus has used plastic as the primary material for the phone and it does not feel that premium.
Asus ZenFone Live plays in a 5-inch display that has 2.5 d glasses running on the edges. It has a front camera, camera flash, proximity sensor and metal mesh earpiece above the display. Asus chose the capacitive touch button for navigation instead of the button of the screen sadly, these buttons are not backlit and we had a fair share of Misti hits in the dark.
Volume and power/lock buttons on ZenFone Live are on the right side and have the same texture. A different texture would have made it easier to distinguish between the two. On the left is a hybrid SIM tray which can hold two nano SIM cards or a nano SIM with a micro SD card.
Asus ZenFone Live has a Micro-USB port, a speaker grill and a microphone port at the bottom and a 3.5mm audio socket and secondary microphone at the top. On the back, a 13-megapixel camera sits on top of a single LED flash and a metal Asus logo emerges near the middle. ZenFone Live misses a fingerprint sensor and this is not a positive sign.
Asus does not provide detailed information about SOC within Zenfone Live on its website, just stating that it has Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor. Most people consider it Snapdragon 425 or may be a little scary on the possibility of the old Snapdragon 410. But Asus has chosen the Snapdragon 400 option. That’s right since 2013 a SOC is powering this phone launched in 2017. The processor is at 1.5GHz and 2 GB RAM is onboard.
Internal storage at ZenFone Live is 16 GB, from which the user has around 10 GB available. Storage can be extended up to 256 GB via the MicroSD card at the expense of the second SIM. The battery is non-removable and is rated at 2650 mAh. Asus offers a SIM ejector device, a USB cable and 5.2W charger in the box.
ZenFone Live has to face a 5-megapixel front camera, which contains Cecily Flash. For regular points and shoot charges, it packs a 13-megapixel camera with a single LED flash on the back. The camera app is very easy to use and there are many options.
In our use, while focusing on the phone while shooting in daylight conditions, when clicking on macro shots, the phone wanted some tap to focus on the desired area. Output was acceptable and good enough to share.
In low light, the camera took a while to focus, and our choice was sluggish and very grainy, there is the option to switch to the low light mode which binds the ISO up and reduces shutter speed. , In this mode, the resolution of the photo is limited to 3-megapixels.
For video recording, the camera comes at a maximum of 1080p. Regrettably, there is no constant autofocus and you have to tap to focus during recording. Software driven video stabilization is available, but you have to reduce the resolution to 720p to enable it. Beautification mode is also available while recording video, but there are less customizable options when recording video with beautification mode, we also noticed a slight interval.
Zenfone Live has a 5-megapixel safe camera with 1.4 microns pixels and a safe flash, both of which help in low light conditions. Beautification mode is turned on by default and there are several options to zoom the output. To beautify it with beautification, the phone takes a little time to process the output. Video recording for a safe camera is limited to 720p, and you can also use the beauty mode here. We’ve found that the device had to struggle with using this mode – the phone sounds as long as it fights to record the video, the filter is applied, and then displays the output on the screen. For example, review the review of our video above
If it is a consolation, then it works as a live beautification ad. ZenFone Live currently supports live beautification for streaming for Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. Asus also rejected the changes provided for consideration. It shows a dial from zero to ten, so that you need to adjust the level of beautification. Live beautification works for both back and front cameras and we have found that the applicable filters are not aggressive. As a result, this feature works well when we tested it with Instagram.
We were not particularly happy when we came to know that the device is powered by a Snapdragon 400 processor. It was initially seen in front of Jean Moto G (review) and towards the end of his life – or we thought it was EOL, anyway – the same SOC was giving the power to the Android warehouse. The choice of SOC is quite strange and can be an expensive mistake.
From the beginning, it was clear that Asus ZenFone Live is powered by an old processor. Loading apps and games will actually look tall and the ship of only 2 GB RAM will not help in its case. We found that because Zenfone Live was too aggressive, RAM management was forced to relaunch the phone again. This results in frustrating waiting for the app to be reloaded.
The zenith skin at the top of the dated Android Marshmallow, but it is easy to use and works similar to Android stock. Asus uses a light theme and big mouse for quick toggle which makes it easy to use. There are gestures that allow you to launch the application by portraying the characters of the screen, and you can also repeat the display to turn the display on and off. Asus has installed a lot of apps with Facebook and Instagram, which can be useful for everyone.
We played games such as Klesh Royale, Breakneck, Waghmar 40s and Asphalt 8 Airborne. Breakneck and asphalt 8 airborne loads more time to load. BrakeNone managed to slow down the phone as the phone struggled to pull down the notification shade. Asphalt 8 was well running because the game’s best possible experience reduces the setting. Changing the graphics in every way made the game a little slower.
Asus managed to run Asus ZenFone Live all the games, but during the gaming sessions, much battery was drained. So if you are a gamer then the average performance and 2650 mAh battery will not keep you interested in the phone for a long time. Asus has ensured that ZenFone Live supports both 4G and VOLTA on both SIM slots, but can only have lunch for 4G at the same time while the other is limited to 2G connectivity.
Asus ZenFone Live claims to be the first to live beautification for social media. It saves a bit to that front but there is a lot of sacrifices, the choice of an old processor for Zenfone Live is extremely suspicious and the missing fingerprint sensor does not help in this case.
Asus is a good feature on the hands and will work better even when kept with the right hardware. It would be interesting to see if this feature makes other Asus smartphones. For Zenfone Live, the processor is a component that is pulling down the whole experience. For the price of Rs 9,999, it’s hard to recommend ZenFone Live especially when we have phones such as Redmi 4 and Moto G5 that provide better package and value for money.