ASUS Zenfone Live is a smartphone designed to be used for live streaming in Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. It features real-time beautification technology on its 5-megapixel selfie camera to make live-streaming more beautiful.
ASUS Philippines send us a special media package of Zenfone Live, this package is for promotional purposes only and it will not be available as a standard package when you buy your Zenfone Live.
You can read more about unboxing here: Zenfone Live Unboxing and First Impressions!
Asus Zenfone Live (ZB501KL) Specs
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow w/ ZenUI 3.0
- 5-inch HD IPS display (720 x 1280) resolution with 2.5D curved glass at 294 ppi
- 1.2 GHz 64 Bit Qualcomm Quad-Core 410 Processor
- Adreno 306 GPU
- 2GB RAM / 16GB Storage
- expandable via micro SD card slot up to 128GB
- 13MP rear camera, f/2.0 aperture lens, AF, LED flash
- 5MP front camera, f/2.2 aperture lens, LED flash
- Dual SIM Dual Standby
- 4G LTE
- WiFi 802.11b/g/n
- Bluetooth V 4.0
- Accelerator/E-Compass/Proximity sensor/Ambient light sensors
- Micro USB
- 2650mAh battery
- 120 g
- Colors: shimmer gold, rose pink, navy black
The Zenfone Live has a unibody design with mostly metal parts. Up front it has 5-inch HD IPS display with 2.5D curved glass on top. Above the display is the 5-megapixel front camera with f/2.2 aperture lens and LED flash. While below are ASUS signature capacitive buttons.
Turning at the back, there’s the 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture lens and LED flash, and dead center is the brand logo. The Zenfone Live has a simple and pretty much straightforward design and that makes it look good and it also has the right size in terms of color, its available in shimmer gold, rose pink, navy black. But we choose rose pink since it looks really nice.
We love the design and look of the Zenfone Live and the size is just right, it is easy to slip into a pocket or small bag. Its missing a fingerprint sensor so you might want to enable PIN for security.
Live-Streaming Beautification Technology
The Zenfone Live is not your typical Android smartphone, Its the first to feature Live-Steaming Beautification Technology supports app that’s available exclusively on the ZenFone Live. With this technology, it can make your skin smoother and blemishes removed in real time while doing a live-streaming now that ‘s cool.
Zenfone Camera App
Zenfone BeautyLive App
Beauty Live streaming app
This feature is available via app “Beauty Live” simply launch the app if you want to do a live stream. at the top of the app is the available social media platform where you want to live-stream, then below you can simply adjust the Beautification level to your liking and then start your live stream.
Watch Paolo Ballesteros LIVE as he does a makeup transformation using the Zenfone Live!
Live-streaming requires a good microphone so that your followers can hear you clearly. Good thing the Zenfone Live comes with two built-in MEMS microphones that automatically detect and eliminate background noise.
Now all you need it a good internet connection, if WiFi is not available in your area, no worries the Zenfone Live has Dual SIM card with 4G LTE mobile data connection. Just make sure you have good 4G LTE signal before you start your live-stream so that it will not be interrupted.
The rear camera of this device has 13-megapixel rear camera, f/2.0 aperture lens, AF, LED flash not bad for a smartphone with its price tag of Php 6,995. Below are just some of the photos taken using the rear camera.
Performance and Benchmark
Zenfone Live is powered by Qualcomm Quad-Core 410 CPU, Adreno 306 GPU for graphics, 2GB RAM and 16GB Storage which is a good setup for its price range. Its a capable device with good processing power and enough RAM so that you can run streaming apps without any hiccups but the 16GB is not enough storage good thing it can support up to 126GB microSD card.
It has non-user replaceable 2650mAh battery, not enough for whole day use, better bring a ZenPower just make sure you got extra power bank in hand.
We tested the battery using PC Mark app and we got 7 hrs 29mins battery life. Speaking of benchmark the Zenfone Live scored 20604 on AnTuTu benchmark.
Out of the Box, the Zenfone Live is running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with ZenUI 3.0, it is more than a skin for Android, it comes with a lot of features. Some of them are Lock Screen with Real-time animated weather and clock widgets. Theme Store, packed with hundreds of custom themes that you can download to make your Zenfone more personalized, too bad the good ones are not FREE. ZenMotion this are quick touch controls to easily launched app, camera and wake the display, for this features to work you need to familiarize the simple commands.
ZenUI is responsive to touch commands, no lags in launching apps, you can run multiple apps but it’s always good routine to closed those running apps. Speaking of apps it comes pre-loaded with a lot of ASUS application like MiniMovie, PhotoCollage, QuickMemo, Sound Recorder, ZenCircle, ZenUI FAQ, ZenTalk, and the BeautyLive.
Zenfone Live is a great smartphone for daily use with nice unibody design and with just the right display size. Battery life is also good with 7 hours life. It is budget-friendly Zenfone and totally designed to make live streaming more fun. Plus the good specs with full featured camera app.
The Zenfone Live is a great device for people who love to create video content and share it with their friends and followers on social media. Live Streaming is the next big thing for content creators and that is why a lot of exceptional people are discovered on YouTube and Facebook. With Zenfone live-streaming
beautification technology you can look beautiful every time you live stream.
ASUS found a new niche market for the Zenfone Live, now everyone can do Live streaming and look beautiful while doing it with this device.
- Slim and Sleek Unibody build
- Good 5-inch with 2.5D curved glass display
- 5MP front camera
- Live-Streaming Beautification Technology
- 4G LTE Connection
- Nice Colors (we love the pink color)
- Good Battery Life
- No fingerprint sensor
- ZenUI comes with a lot of Bloatware
- Running on older Android 6.0 out of the box
- Only 16GB storage
The ASUS Zenfone Live is available in shimmer gold, rose pink, navy black colors. Priced at Php6,995 and it is now available in all ASUS concept stores nationwide.