Asus is one of those smartphone makers that manufactures products in different segments keeping in mind the needs of each and every customer. the company asus zenfone go from asus zenfone 3 ultra ,review) has covered the entire market with such products. The company has products for every segment of the customer. The Zenfone Max series battery, for example, is built with the Zenfone Laser series camera in mind. recently launched Asus ZenFone Live With the review, the company claims that the new series aims to make you look better on social media.

Phones from many other manufacturers also come with the beautification mode. However, these modes are only for photos. About Zenfone Live, it is claimed that it will provide artificial beauty enhancement feature in live videos. Does Asus Zenfone Live help you look better online? Know about the overall performance of the phone.

asus zenfone live design
Asus is known for offering phones with similar designs in a particular series. Instead of introducing the Zenfone Live in a new look, the company has launched it with the design of the Zenfone 3 series. Zenfone Live is available in Rose Pink, Black and Gold color variants. The curved edge and edge of the phone make it easy to hold. With a weight of 120 grams, the phone felt light to us. Asus has used a primary material like plastic for the phone and it does not feel premium.

Asus ZenFone Live has a 5-inch display with 2.5D glass. The phone houses a front camera, selfie flash, proximity sensor and metal mesh earpiece above the display. Asus has replaced the onscreen navigation buttons with capacitive touch buttons. However, the absence of these buttons is disappointing and it is difficult to use the phone in the dark.

The Zenfone Live has volume and power/lock buttons on the right side and has a textured finish. Due to the different texture, it is easy to differentiate between these two buttons. On the left is a hybrid SIM tray that can be used for two nano SIM cards or one nano SIM card and a microSD card.

The Asus Zenfone Live features a Micro-USB port, a single speaker grille, and a microphone port and 3.5mm audio jack at the bottom. While there is a secondary microphone on the top. The phone has a 13-megapixel camera on the rear that comes with LED flash. On the rear, there is a metallic Asus logo in the middle. The Zenfone Live doesn’t have a fingerprint sensor and it disappoints.

Asus Zenfone Live Specifications
Asus has directly mentioned the Qualcomm Snapdragon quad core processor on its website, while not giving detailed information about the processor of the Zenfone Live. Most people would guess it to be the Snapdragon 425 or the older Snapdragon 410 processor. But Asus has chosen Snapdragon 400. The 2013 processor has been given in a phone launched in 2017. The processor runs at 1.5 GHz and 2 GB RAM has been given.


Zenfone Live has 16 GB of inbuilt storage, out of which only 10 GB is used for the user. The storage can be expanded up to 256 GB via microSD card. The battery is non-removable and is of 2650 mAh. Asus packs a SIM ejector tool, a USB cable, and a 5.2W charger with the phone in the box.

asus zenfone live camera performance
The Zenfone Live packs a 15-megapixel front camera with a selfie flash. There is a 13-megapixel rear camera with single LED flash. The camera app is easy to use and offers a variety of modes.

During our use, the phone focused faster in daylight. Whereas it took a while to focus from the phone while clicking a macro shot. The pictures come off just fine and are worth sharing on social media.

In low light, the camera takes time to focus and the quality of the pictures is also not good. The camera has an option to switch to low-light mode, which can increase the ISO and decrease the shutter speed. Also, the resolution of the picture in this mode is limited to 3 megapixels.


For video recording, the camera supports a maximum of 1080 pixels. But the camera doesn’t autofocus continuously and for this you have to tap during recording. Video stabilization via software is available but the resolution needs to be reduced to 720 pixels to enable it. Beautification mode is also available while recording video but very few beautification options have been given in it. Apart from this, we did notice that there is a slight problem while recording videos when the beautification mode is switched on.

The 5-megapixel selfie camera with support for 1.4-micron pixels and a selfie flash on the Zenfone Live will help take good pictures in low light. Beautification mode is on by default and there are many options to make changes in it. When beautification is enabled, it takes a long time to process pictures from the phone. Video recording up to 720 pixels can be done with the selfie camera. And here also the beautification mode can be used. We found the device to have issues while shooting with this mode on. There is a problem while recording video in the phone, while applying filters and display output on the screen.

The Live Beautification feature works just as it has been promoted. Zenfone Live currently supports live beautification for streaming on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. In this mode, a dial from zero to 10 displays so that you can adjust the beautification level according to your needs. The live beautification works for both the front and rear cameras and we noticed that the filters applied were not very good. This feature worked well during testing on Instagram.


asus zenfone live performance
When we saw the Snapdragon 400 processor in the phone, we were very disappointed. This processor was first given in Moto G (Review). And the same processor was given in Android wearable devices as well. Choosing an older processor is a bit awkward and could be a big mistake.

From the beginning, it was known that an old processor has been given in the Zenfone Live. It takes a long time to load apps and play games and even having 2GB of RAM doesn’t help. Zenfone Live’s RAM management is so active that apps are relaunched frequently. And it gets annoying because of the time it takes to load the app again and again.

The ZenUI skin is over the old Android Marshmallow, but the phone remains easy to use and run like stock Android. Asus has opted for a lightweight theme and large icons for Quick Toggle, which makes them easy to use. Apps can also be launched with gestures and can be turned on and off by double tapping on the display. Asus has pre-installed many apps with Facebook and Instagram, which will not work for everyone.


We played games like Clash Royale, Breakneck, Warhammer 40K and Asphalt 8 Airborne on the phone. Breakneck and Asphalt 8 Airborne took time to load. The phone slows down so much while playing breakneck that we even found it difficult to see the notification shade.

Asus Zenfone Live runs all the games but the battery drains fast. The 2650 mAh battery will not last very long. Asus has assured 4G and VoLTE support on both the SIM slots in the Zenfone line but only one SIM supports 4G at a time while the other is limited to 2G connectivity.

our decision
Asus Zenfone Live claims this is the first live beautification mode for social media. While the phone has some advantages, there are many drawbacks as well. Given an older processor in the Zenfone Live, it’s a big question and the lack of a fingerprint sensor also disappoints.

Asus has introduced a nice feature and with good hardware it will work well. It will be interesting to see if this feature comes to other Asus smartphones. The processor is the only component in the Zenfone Live that spoils the overall performance of the phone. At a price of Rs 9,999, the Zenfone Live is extremely hard to recommend, especially when redmi 4 ,review) And moto g5 Like smartphones offer the best overall package for the money.

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