Inquisitive Mommy: ASUS ZenFone Live L1

The ASUS ZenFone Live L1 is budget phone that will give you a lot of features, such as giving new owners the acess to real-time beautification while taking your photos and also while doing your live streaming on Facebook and Youtube. If you are an aspiring vlogger, you’ll love this phone that you’ll definitely go the extra mile on your content and would love to take it to adventures as it has a powerful camera.

WHAT’S INSIDE THE BOX?

  • The unit
  • usb charging cable (the usual android one)
  • adapter
  • ZenEar (earphone)
  • manuals and the warranty card

THE DESIGN

The body of the phone is made of high quality plastic material with matte finish which makes it resistant to fingerprint and smudges and also scratches. You’ll also notice the big bump at the back which is its camera and house a 13MP with LED flash camera. All the ports are the same as the previous models of ASUS.  In front, you’ll see the 5.5 inch display, so you can get the 18:9 ratio as this unit ditches the capacitive buttons. It maybe a budget phone but the glass used to the ZenFone Live L1 is tougher that its competitor.

OS, UI AND APPS

The ASUS ZenFone Live L1 has the ZenUI and Android Oreo. There are also pre-installed apps like Facebook, Instagram and Youtube.

Since there’s no fingerprint scanner, the ZenFone Live L1 comes with Face Unlocking system instead. But still you need to also protect your phone with pin or password as this one can something open your phone even if its not your face. (This goes to all the smartphone with facial unlocking system).

 

BENCHMARKING AND PERFORMANCE

The new ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 runs on the new Android OS Oreo 8.0.0 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor. With 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage.

Antutu: 41843
Geekbench: 668(single core) 1713(multi core)
GFX: N/A frames
Multi touch score: 5/5

SPECIFICATIONS

  ASUS Zenfone Live L1

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 5.5-inch HD+ 18:9 IPS display
  • 13-megapixel f/2.0 rear camera with PDAF, LED Flash
  • 5-megapixel f/2.2 front camera with real-time beautification
  • 16GB of expandable storage
  • Dual SIM
  • 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, Face unlock
  • 3000mAh
  • Android 8.1 Oreo with ZenUI

PRICE

ZenFone Live L1 in 2GB/16GB at PHP 5,995
ZenFone Live L1 Android Go (1GB/16GB) at PHP 4,995

The Battery

We used the PC Mark Battery Tester app. Before we start the test the battery life is 86% and after 9hours and 51 minutes of non-stop test the battery is still in 19%. The test makes sure to do non stop browsing, internet, videos and other heavy kinds of usage you can do to the phone.

This phone is also a battery “monster”. It maybe light and bbudget-friendly but this phone will not leave you hanging especially with its battery life. This phone can last up to 28 hours in standby.

The Camera

The ASUS ZenFone Live L1, maybe a budget-friendly phone, but don’t underestimate it as it can capture a very decent and vivid photo at night and day time. Though, you need to master ASUS’ PRO mode to get the best output you want. Though ASUS has been great in providing their smartphone as an alternative to a big and heavy camera. This phone will not let you down. The front and back camera both have bokeh effect, you just need to click the portrait mode to have that effect.

Here are some sample photos from the ZenFone Live L1:

More photos to be posted soon.

The ASUS ZenFone Live L1 experience

A pleasing to the eyes mobile phone + budget friendly + a great phone for photography = ASUS ZenFone Live L1. The overall experience with the ZenFone Live L1 is very nice and will encourage you to do photography and vlogging and it will not break the bank if you’ll invest in this phone. If you are used to a much bigger and heavier phone like I do (I am using ZenFone 5 2018) the ZenFone Live L1 is a much lighter phone and just houses a single camera.

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