ASUS recently launches the new Zenfone Live designed to be used for live streaming. Its an Android smartphone with real-time beautification technology on its 5-megapixel selfie camera.
With the name Zenfone Live, this smartphone is designed to make live streaming more beautiful. It comes with “Beautify Live” app that makes users more beautified while streaming on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. Here’s our unboxing and First Impressions of the ASUS Zenfone Live.
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ASUS send over this big pink box of Zenfone Live. Just to be clear, this package is intended for promotional purposes only and it will not be available as a standard package when you buy your Zenfone Live.
The Box comes with a lot of goodies. These accessories are some of the essentials needed when doing a Live stream using the Zenfone Live.
The accessories inside the box include a mini tripod, ASUS Lolliflash, stickers and set of mirrors and some paper materials for reading.
The actual Zenfone Live retail box includes the Zenfone Live device, 5V charger, micro USB cable and earphones.
The Zenfone Live is a 5-inch smartphone, with a unibody design, metal frame and curved edges. The front has 2.5D curved glass on top of the 5-inch HD display, above it is the 5-megapixel front camera with f/2.2 aperture lens and LED flash. While below are ASUS signature capacitive buttons and on top is the audio jack.
The review unit we got has Rose Pink color, at the back is the 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture lens and LED flash, and dead center is the brand logo.
Going to the bottom of the device is where the speaker, micro USB port, and microphone. While on the right side is the power button and volume rocker and on the left side is the SIM card tray.
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 128 GB
- 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
- 4/g 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
It’s a budget-friendly Zenfone with a price tag Php 6,995, with beautification technology designed to make live streaming more fun. In terms of design, this device seems to look a lot similar to other international brands such as OPPO and Vivo smartphones, the built looks really nice to hold and it got the right size.
The Zenfone Live 5-inch display is just the right size to be used as a streaming device to easily hold it in place and not to worry about accidentally dropping it. The front camera comes with large pixels for 2X-greater light sensitivity and a soft-light LED selfie flash, live-streaming your selfie video becomes clearer and brighter.
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 CPU power and enough RAM so that you can run streaming apps without any hiccups. It has non-user replaceable 2650mAh battery good enough to use this device for a couple of hours but not enough to power it up for whole day use so just make sure you got extra power bank in hand.
Looks like ASUS found a new niche market for the Zenfone Live, now everyone can do Live streaming and look beautiful while doing it.