Asus Zenfone Live Review – Pros and Cons

Asus Zenfone Live Review – Pros and Cons

Asus Zenfone Live review

A feature enriched, gimmicky and bit pricey Asus Zenfone Live smartphone with real-time beautification technology for live-streaming that can’t even let your eyes to blink. Zenfone Live (ZB500KL), uncovered by the Asus in February 2017 is a perfect smartphone with 2 GB of RAM, powered by a Quad-Core 1.2 GHz processor with Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system and 13 MP Autofocus Camera with LED flash. Let’s get started and read out the pros and cons about Asus Zenfone Live and check out my complete Asus Zenfone Live Review, Hope you will like and take the decision that you should buy it or not.


World’s first product equipped with a real-time beautification technology is available in Navy Black, Rose Pink, Shimmer Gold color choices.


Design and Build Quality

Extra slim and sleek just weighs 120 grams and 8.2 mm thickness, this extra light weighted smartphone with sleek dimensions measures 141.2 x 71.74 x 7.95  is very easy to carry with one hand almost nonexistent feeling in the hands.  Designed with a metallic finish and curved 2.5D glass; this smart product of Asus is a Perfect option for those who want not too fancy and also something that not too bland or boring.

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The Asus Zenfone 3 Live is well equipped with the volume rocker and power button on the right side which help in tactile and ergonomics as intended. A hybrid card slot on the left side can carry two sims or 1 sim plus one micro-sd card. Unfortunate about ZenFone Live are the capacitive touch buttons at the bottom of the display are not backlit and the lack of a fingerprint scanner that most of the Smartphones within this budget can offer.

Well built and good looking product of Asus has the 3.5 mm jack and a microphone for noise cancellation on top. The Asus Zenfone Live has a 5.0 inch IPS LCD Display with 1280*720 pixels (HD) resolution. The phone is perfect to use in daylight or when you’re outside as it has a bright display with non-reflective nature. Again downside about this phone is color saturation which is dull and not more accurate. 2.5D curve glass on the front gives nice touch feel and experience but any gorilla glass protection has not mentioned by the manufactured.

Performance and Battery Backup

A quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and Adreno 305 is the biggest downside of this latest product. Not an ideal device especially for a gaming purpose because of a two generations old processor. The phone comes with a 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage space and only 10GB of it are available for end users. Although storage space of this device can be extended up to 128GB via a micro-SD card slot. For almost two years we can avail the free storage up to the 100GB on Google Drive as added by the Asus.


The smartphone has a 2,650mAh battery and also equipped with all connectivity options include dual-SIM support, 4G with VOLTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB 2.0.

Performance is not up to the mark of this pricey phone, even opening and closing application is also accompanied by an odd delay but basic tasks or day to day activities like phone calls, text, and Whatsapp; internet browsing etc. can be done smoothly.

The battery takes large time for charging like from zero to fully it takes nearly 2.45 hours and also discharge early if you are a heavy user although from low to moderate usage it lasts almost a day.

Call Connectivity

As per our feedback quality of phone calls and connectivity of Asus, Zenfone Live is decent. With a VOLTE support, you are offered to make calls from JIO HD network. This device comes with a mono 5-magnet loudspeaker with the smart amplifier that gives acceptable high-fidelity sound with very less distortion. Background noise is automatically detected and eliminated by the built-in dual MEMS microphones.


Asus latest device equipped with a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, autofocus and LED flash and a 5-megapixel front camera with f/2/2 aperture, 82 degree wide view angle and a ‘soft-light’ LED flash. It’s an Asus’s prominent name in good and wide-looking selfies by a 5-megapixel front camera. Pre built real-time beautification feature cannot be copied or transferred for use in another smartphone. Beautylive App feature smoothes facial blemishes or extends the live filters in real time that can beautify your live videos, like you do with your selfies. It’s a Best and worlds first smart phone ever for real-time beautification technology for livestreaming videos.



What we can call it just an average phone in terms of performance. There plenty of things are missing or downside like old processor and software, average battery life, only 16GB storage space, average rear camera, lack of fingerprint sensor which can be access in other smart phone with in the same range.

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  • MayArcenal

    The pink color looks so nice! but in all honesty, I still love the iPhone ✌🏼

    • That’s good one, no compression between iPhone and Asus @iammorena:disqus

  • Tonya Wilhelm

    Thanks for the honest review. I like a little more camera umf in my phone. It is pretty.

  • Jeenu Pillai

    A pretty good review I must say. You know your stuff.

  • Eliza Casipagan

    My husband is using asus zenphone – until now he’s enjoying it. I am not hearing any complaint so far, but he’s still eyeing to get iPhone 7s.

    • Yeah i have also used Asus Zenfone and just changed my phone from Asus to Gionee and i am still happy even more.

  • Interesting review, I’m due to upgrade in September so it’s always good to find out about the new phones out there. The gold shimmer phone looks very pretty x

    • Thank you @rhianwestbury:disqus the color actually looks awesome.

  • Kim Gammage

    This is so helpful, I’m on the hunt for a new phone as I’ve decided to leave the iPhone family in search of a better camera and I’m feel a little overwhelmed by choice!

  • Samantha Bye

    I didn’t even know Asus were making phones! I don’t think I’m convinced to move away from the trusty iPhone just yet!

    • @samantha_bye:disqus You are the second person in my life who don’t know that Asus made phones as well. Anyways good to know that i am the first one who informed you.

  • Margarette Puno

    Asus Zenfone is one cellphone brand that many uses in our country. As they have said, the features are very nice. Am planning to buy my sister one.

    • @margarettepuno:disqus Oh wow that’s good to know, Yeah is affordable phone .

  • I like the following features in your review: camera, color and the beautification while live streaming. Seems like a very honest and upfront review! Great job.

    • @kalliamanika:disqus Very friendly but i like the color only,i like the previous phone very much.

  • The rose colour is gorgeous but it is a shame that the saturation is so dull and that the performance is so average. I actually need to get a new phone. I need one that has excellent camera and sound, what would you recommend?

    • @disqus_7Uv1r4c63U:disqus Yes, Dear you are right that phone color looks gorgeous. Currently I am using Gionee A and i am very much satisfied with the features and quality of the phone.

  • Liza Perry

    I love the color! So useful to have this kind of review, especially when you’re an iPhone addict like me haha

    • @disqus_YMUwEKBwab:disqus People love the phone color, mostly girls. Thank you

  • Ania Ewelina

    Oh I love all the colors. I’m a huge rose gold fan and would love a phone like that. This sounds like it has some good features.

    • @aniaewelina:disqus Ialos love the color of phone but right now I am using Gionee 😛

  • Olgi C

    I used to an Asus to be honet the best phone brand I’ve ever used for my needs. Ram storage must be 2GB. 4G plus Volte come with Asus which is great features for Asus lovers.

    • l@olgic:disqus Yeah users who love Asus can go ahead to buy Asus live as well.

  • Cătălina-Iuliana Nini

    I had an Asus laptop and I was so happy with it. Now when companies try to sell other products and keep up with the competition, they forget about quality.

    • @c@ctlinaiuliananini:disqus great now go for Asus phone as well.

  • That is an excellent review Savita. And the phone looks decent too, good specifications as well. Will check out in the local market if its available and what is the price.

    • @@ahtshamrana:disqus Good to read your thoughts that you liked it and thinking about to buy it.

  • Wow! Thank you! I love the colour but definitely love this review for the fact that I am looking for a new phone because my Motorola one is not working well. Thank you!

    • @@disqus_ViaBella:disqus Yeap that color really looks good but i like the Gionee phones very much.. Yeah i am still using Asus but not a big fan of this phone.

  • Nicely done review and very comprehensive. Good for those looking for other smartphone options!

  • Celestial B Purposed

    HA!! Asus made a phone? Who new? I am a Samsung girl. But that rose colored phone looks pretty awesome. Great review

    • @@celestialbpurposed:disqus really you don’t know that asus made phones as well, this is i think my 5 asus phone review.

  • BestiesNotepad

    have been hearing good reviews about ASUS products lately, was thinking of purchasing a laptop from them..will surely check the phone.

    • @@bestiesnotepad:disqus For sure, before buying anything check out the review properly.

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