Asus has launched a new handset called the Asus Zenfone Live. This quad core powered handset is priced at Rs. 9,999. Is this worth the price, check the Asus Zenfone Live review.

The Asus Zenfone Live is very light weight handset and made for selfie lovers. It is packed with decent snapdragon hardware (SD 400) that delivers decent performance. Key highlight is the Beauty Live app that provides real time beautification for videos.

This handset supports 4G with VoLTE. The battery of 2650 mAh capacity seems quite less though one should get a decent battery life on a full charge.

Asus Zenfone Live box pack

Asus Zenfone Live Review

Inside the box : Handset, data cable, user manual, warranty card and travel charger 5.2V/1A
Body : Plastic with metallic finishing  – excellent build
SIM Type : Hybrid – Nano + nano / Micro SD
Weight and Dimensions : 120 Grams
Screen : 5 inches with 2.5D curved glass supporting 1280 x 720 pixels resolution
Connectivity : 4G, VoLTE, WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth
Sensors : Accelerometer, Proximity, Magnetic, Light. Gyro Sensor is missing
LED Notification : Yes
RAM : 2GB (1GB free)
ROM : 16GB (11GB free)
Micro SD : 128GB MAX

Asus Zenfone Live slim and light weight

Asus Zenfone Live Performance

CPU : Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad core powered clocked at 1.4GHz (Cortex A7 – 32 bit)
GPU : Adreno 305
Heating : Normal
Max Battery Temperature : 39 degrees

Overall performance was smooth, lag free and no issues as such, handset did not heat up much and battery temp was well under 40 degrees.

Asus Zenfone Live 5 inch 2.5D 720p screen

Asus Zenfone Live Benchmark

Antutu : 26936 / 971 2nd time 26994 / 996
NenaMark2 : 55.3 fps
Multi Touch : 10 points
Disk Speed : 110/36

Asus Zenfone Live quality

Asus Zenfone Live Gaming Review

I tried Asphalt 8 and MC5 and both these games played really well, no lags and no issues as such.

Asus Zenfone Live review

Zenfone Live Camera  Review

Rear Camera : 13MP AF with f/2.0 aperture, Single Led flash
Front Camera : 5MP with Large 1.4µm Pixel Sensor for 2x light sensitivity, f/2.2 aperture
Video Recording : Max FHD 1920 x 1080p

Overall camera quality is average. This handset can shoot FHD videos and the video quality is pretty good.

Asus Zenfone Live back metallic finish

There is a special app called beauty live you can use that app to live stream video on YouTube / Facebook / Instagram. This app allows you to change the beauty filter in real time – you can choose from 1 to 10 pre-defined modes.

Camera Rating : 3.8 out of 5

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Other features

Sound was loud, no issues using Reliance Jio, incall sound was also good. There is no finger print sensor.

Asus Zenfone Live dual SIM slot

Asus Zenfone Live Battery Review

Battery capacity : 2650 mAh
Charging Time : 2 hours 30 minutes using travel charger provided
Battery Life : 4 to 5 hours non-stop (moderate to heavy)
Daily usage battery life : 1 day with moderate mixed usage and with heavy usage handset will hardly last for a day.

Battery Test Results

Running Benchmark app :  17 minutes / 6% / 36 degrees
Asphalt 8 / MC5 game play : 19 minutes / 8% / 39 degrees
FHD video playback with full brightness (WiFi /4G on) :  19 minutes / 7% / 37 degrees


Asus Zenfone Live is looks good, give premium feel, is light weight and heat-up is well under control. Camera is average and so is the battery life. Not sure if Selfie lovers would actually will use the live video beautification mode. But if you look at the price of Zenfone Live – Rs. 9,999 it is way too pricey for the outdated hardware they have used.

Rating : 3.5 out of 5


By Rajeev Rana

Founder and Chief Editor -