Asus Zenfone Live ZB501KL 

price₹ 8,000 onwards

launchMay, 2017

16.6

excellence score

53.4

value for money score

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Design

  • Good build quality with metal frame design that has now become a norm in this price bracket
  • The edges are smooth and have curved finish, and the compact form factor (and lightweight) makes it easy to hold and operate the smartphone in one hand
  • Misses out on a fingerprint scanner, that is now present on a lot of the competition

Display

  • Nice 5-inch HD (720p) display - the screen is bright, colors look decent, and viewing angles are good too

Software

  • The Asus Zen UI is full of bloatware with apps such as ZenCircle, MiniMovie, DoItLater, ZenFone Care and Go2Pay among others, and sadly, you can’t uninstall most of them either
  • The software also tends to be buggy at places

Performance

  • Powered by an outdated Snapdragon quad-core chipset - which means that although performance is acceptable in daily use, it lags behind a lot of the competition
  • Also tends to heat up a bit, when taxed

Battery

  • Battery life is decent but could be better - struggles to last the day under heavy use

More

  • The ‘real-time beautification’ feature for your Facebook, YouTube and Instagram live videos is innovative on paper, but not actually implemented well - the videos shot with the beauty mode on look completely artificial, and sometimes dull or washed out - in fact, phones with no claim on offering superior live videos, like the Redmi 4 actually do a better job
  • In fact on the whole too, both the rear and front cameras are ok, but a step behind the Redmi 4 cameras

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Asus Zenfone Live ZB501KL Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0 MarshmallowLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
Sensors
  • Accelerator
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
Processor/RAM
Processor1.4 GHz, Quad Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400Ranked #81 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 305
RAM2 GB
Memory
Internal Memory16 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity2650 mAh
Battery Talktime (3G)24.00 hrs
Dimensions
Weight120 gm
Thickness7.95 mm
Camera
Primary Camera13.0MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 5P Lens
  • Real Time Beautification
  • Low Light
  • Super Resolution
  • HDR Pro
  • Night Mode
  • Photo Effect
  • Panorama
  • Time Lapse
Secondary Camera5.0MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.2 Aperture
  • 1.4 um Pixel Size
  • Flash
  • 82-degree Wide-angle Lens
  • Real Time Beautification
  • Low Light Mode
  • Night Mode
  • Photo Effect
  • Time Lapse
  • HDR Pro
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • QR Scanner
  • Smart Amplifier
  • Audio Wizard
  • BeautyLive
  • Google Drive: 100GB Space for 2 years

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