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

Zenfone Live rear and front camera sample

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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

Verdict

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

 

Published by Gogi Rana

Founder and Chief Editor - gogi.in

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  1. 27000 odd antutu score

    Average camera
    Beauty mode is for doing
    decent makeup only.

    2600 mah battery

    10k price
    Big threat for apple and samsung

  2. Asus is not able to bring that magic of VFM device which was there in case of Zenfone 5

  3. Gogi Sir, Its first time that I do not agree with your review. This phone doesn’t deserve 3.5 rating at best it should have got 2 rating. They proclaim it to be good for live streaming but when you use their app and apply beautification modes this phone just make you unrecognizable and moreover with so less RAM you do not get good experience while live streaming on FB as FB too is a resource hungry app.

    1. As if you were going to buy if rating was 3.5. Grow up brooo, rating by gogi is based on several factors, gaming, camera, performance, features. It is perfect.

  4. Asus disappointed us with this phone…. Not impressive in any angle. I bought Asus Zenfone 3 -3gb/32gb @13500/- on big billion day and it’s amazing phone. I think that was the biggest achievement of Asus. Perfect phone , anyone will love it. It’s running on Nought Now.

  5. I watched others gaming video of aspalt 8 and its lagging. Gogi I also watched gaming review of redmi 4 of others it is also lagging which review I need to believe.

      1. I also watched the gaming review of redmi 4 by someone who calls himself geeky. He must have done the job of copy & paste. That is why the game lagged like hell even in medium graphics settings.

        1. Haha Deepak bro, according to the geeky guy, 2GB RAM variant of redmi note 4 will lag, because MIUI8 is too heavy (LOL)… I don’t know he even really knows or not, but RAM is for multitasking purpose, if you use a moderate amount of apps the device will never lag…
          Gogi ji told me about this and i got redmi note 4 2GB RAM version, and the performance is buttery smooth… Geeky guy sucks…!!???

        2. after reading ur comment i checked the review of that geeky..i just want to ask gogi how come is it possible..as i seen gogis review its not even lag a bit…how is it possible gogi any tips regarding it..??

          1. I don’t know even his cool 1 review he showed asphalt 8 was lagging but I bought the cool 1 for review and there it was not at all lagging and smooth.

          2. Well, MD brother may be he doesn’t let the device to get stable after being set up…

            Most reviewers are in hurry…. May be some background updation in progress…. Like Google play services, etc… While those being get updated they reduce device performance…

            I believe in, rebooting device after complete setup and loading the apps and leave the device for upto an hour to get stable….

            And, then give it a fresh hit with a reboot and check its performance..

          3. I received Redmi 4 2GB/16GB from amazon today noon….

            Factory resetted it again and set it up completely…

            And, Now Charging

            After this, I will start comparing it with my Redmi Note 3, Redmi 3s prime(friend’s) and Redmi Note 4(friend’s) in evening…

            As, It’s mine friend’s father device… Well, Gogi Bro…. The feel of device is just awesome….

            I wish there was black version too of Redmi Note 3 while I bought it last September..

            I think Speaker Bass is better in Redmi 4 than Redmi Note 3

            Redmi Note 3’s speaker has more treble

          4. All cause of black color, good the company got the black, also those who were buying redmi phones before now got a new color with Redmi 4.