Asus Zenfone Live ZB501KL 


launchMay, 2017

This phone is discontinued.
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  • 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


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


  • 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


  • Powered by an outdated Snapdragon quad-core chipset - which means that although performance is acceptable in daily use, it lags behind a lot of the competition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 life is decent but could be better - struggles to last the day under heavy use


  • 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 MarshmallowNo updates expected
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Screen Refresh Rate60 HzStandard
Display Features
  • IPS
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
  • Accelerator
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
Processor1.4 GHz, Quad Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400Ranked #131 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 305
Internal Memory16 GB
Expandable Memory SlotYes, up to 128 GB
Battery Capacity2650 mAh
Battery Talktime (3G)24.00 hrs
Weight120 gmLight
Thickness7.95 mmMedium
Width71.7 mmComfortable for one-handed use
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
Connecting PortUSB
USB On-The-GoYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
  • QR Scanner
  • Smart Amplifier
  • Audio Wizard
  • BeautyLive
  • Google Drive: 100GB Space for 2 years

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