Asus Zenfone Lite L1 

price₹ 5,999 onwards

launchOct, 2018

19.7

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70.5

value for money score

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2-Minute Review

Let's cut through the noise, and get to the crux of it. 4 Expert Reviews analysed and summarised by the PhoneCurry Editorial Team, in a short and sweet 2-minute review.

Design

  • Good looking, and sturdy design
  • Has a 5.45-inch display at the front with an 18:9 aspect ratio - the size makes it easy to use in one hand, and all corners of the display are easy to reach
  • Lightweight - the phone weighs only 140g
  • The ZenFone Lite L1 lets you set up face recognition to unlock the smartphone - though it's on the slow side - takes about two seconds to unlock the phone
  • It is made primarily out of plastic and has average build quality

Display

  • The tall, IPS display has an HD+ resolution and decent viewing angles, and is acceptable for the price

Software

  • Asus ships the ZenFone Lite L1 with Android Oreo and ZenUI on top - which is now a fairly light skin - there are a few customisations and Asus apps like Weather, Sound Recorder, Mobile Manager, and File Manager - there is also a PowerMaster feature that lets you choose between different battery modes and power saving options

Performance

  • Performance is not a strong suit for the phone with a relatively old Snapdragon 430 as well as a limited 2GB of RAM - you will observer slow downs when 5-6 apps are running in the background - gaming is laggy too - this device is meant for simpler, day-to-day use
  • Even in this budget price bracket, the likes of Redmi 6A with a more recent Mediatek Helio A22 processor, do better in terms of performance

Camera

  • Decent selfie camera - pictures are good enough to be shared on social media apps - the phone also has a selfie flash which comes in handy in dark environments
  • Average rear camera - there is noise in landscape shots, it's difficult to focus on a subject when you try to shoot macros, and low light performance is mediocre
  • Although portrait mode is available for both the primary and the selfie cameras, but the edge detection isn't great - the background blur is also very aggressive, causing it to look artificial
  • Average video recording quality

Battery

  • Good battery life - will last the day comfortably with moderate use

More

  • Limited 16GB of storage - there seems to be no option to format a microSD card and use it as fixed storage for apps either - which means with time as the app cache/data sizes balloon, you will have to uninstall a few apps to make way for others - which is going to be a pain
  • On the whole, with the hardware on the phone holding it back from delivering a fluid experience, you will be better off looking at the Redmi 6A or Realme C1 instead

Expert Reviews

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  1. The Snapdragon 430 and the 2GB of RAM create bottlenecks...You might want to consider alternatives
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Asus Zenfone Lite L1 Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.45 inches
Screen Resolution720x1440 pixels (~ 295 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Display Features
  • FullView Display
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.5 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430Ranked #72 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 505
RAM2 GB
Memory
Internal Memory16 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Dimensions
Weight140 gm
Thickness8.15 mm
Camera
Primary Camera13MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • Phase Detection AutoFocus (PDAF)
  • Beauty mode
  • Panorama
  • Time Lapse
  • 9 various filters
Secondary Camera5MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • LED flash
  • F/2.4 Aperture
  • 85° field of view
  • Beauty mode
  • Portrait Mode
  • HDR
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
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App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
FM RadioYes
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