The most affordable ASUS Zenfone of the year, the ASUS Zenfone Live, has something that others smartphone cannot offer and it’s the live beautification. This feature lets you add beautification while doing a live stream on Facebook, Instagram, or on YouTube. Not only that it has an interesting feature but the ASUS Zenfone Live also boast an affordable price tag of P6,995. Interested? Check out our review of the ASUS Zenfone Live below.
A very light smartphone
The first thing that you’ll notice when you hold the smartphone is that the ASUS Zenfone Live is very light. It’s probably the lightest 5-inch Android smartphone that I’ve ever reviewed. How much this smartphone weighs? Well, it’s only 120 grams. I know, it’s really light and sometimes you won’t even notice the ASUS Zenfone live is in your pocket.
The smartphone is made up of plastic and the design of the smartphone is just simple. While at the front is a very familiar look which resembles most Zenfones that are available today. On the side of the smartphone, you can find the volume rocker and the power button. While on the other side is the sim card tray which can house two sim cards or a sim card and a microSD card.
At the top of the smartphone is the 3.5mm audio jack while below the smartphone houses the micro USB port and the speaker grill. And speaking of the speaker grill, the ASUS Zenfone Live has a decent speaker for its price and the microphone can really take some good audio which makes the smartphone really good for livestreaming.
The ASUS Zenfone Live is an affordable device so I didn’t expect too much from its display but hey, the ASUS Zenfone Live’s display is already fine for media consumption, the colors are good, the display was fine, and it does have a better display than most smartphones in its price range. Well, I really appreciate that ASUS has really done a good display as this one is really made for live streaming which means that the smartphone really needs a good display. Using the smartphone outside won’t be a problem but it’s a little bit dark if you’re playing with it under direct sunlight.
Inside the smartphone is a 2650mAh of battery and actually, the ASUS Zenfone Live lasted long that I expected, I was able to use this smartphone from 8 AM up to 5 PM before running out of juice. That’s actually pretty good.
The BeautyLive App
The BeautyLive app on the ASUS Zenfone Live is the app for the smartphone that lets you do live beautification on different popular apps such as Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook. Oh and don’t worry about the other live streaming apps because Bigo and other live streaming applications would work well with the BeautyLive App. So how does that work? Well, it’s easy. The BeautyLive app appears like a Chat head on top of the app whenever the front camera is on and then you can control how much beautification will be added to your live stream.
The ASUS Zenfone Live is still running the ZenUI which was also used by the other Zenfones and yes, the smartphone is still filled with bloatware that most of you won’t probably need those. In case you’re not familiar with ZenUI, the interface is easy to learn and use. If you are just a new Android user, you won’t get confused with it.
If you need power or some oomph in gaming then you might have a problem with the ASUS Zenfone Live and it might be a dealbreaker to some because the ASUS Zenfone Live is only running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and 2GB of RAM. I know, that processor is a little bit old but it could run basic apps just fine however if you’re planning on using the smartphone for gaming, you might have a problem with that as the smartphone can not handle too much of it.
I’ve tried playing Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on the ASUS Zenfone Live and it’s actually having a hard time running it even at the lowest settings.
The ASUS Zenfone Live’s cameras are a very important hardware as this smartphone is made for live streaming. And the camera? It isn’t the best smartphone that you can get for its price that but it sure is enough for live streaming. The quality? Again, it’s good for its price but not the best one that you can see. At well-lit conditions, the shots weren’t washed out however sometimes, you could still notice some grainy shots.
At low-light, the ASUS Zenfone Live cannot do really well as this it produces soft and darker images. And if you’re planning to use the ASUS Zenfone Live mainly for live streaming at low0lit conditions be sure to look for a decent lighting. Oh, and by the way, the ASUS Zenfone Live also comes with a front LED light so you can take brighter selfie videos and photos but unfortunately, you cannot use that on livestreaming. Check out the shots that I took using the smartphone below.
The ASUS Zenfone Live is an affordable smartphone that is made solely for one reason – live streaming. The smartphone doesn’t have the best hardware inside that can run the latest games and it doesn’t also have the best camera out there but the ASUS Zenfone Live can do its job well when it comes to beautification on live streaming, a long battery life, and a very light profile.
The ASUS Zenfone Live isn’t for gaming but if you love live streaming on Bigo, Facebook, Instagram, or on YouTube then you should probably look into the ASUS Zenfone Live.
The ASUS Zenfone Live is now available for P6,995.
Want to own an ASUS Zenfone Live too? Well, here’s your chance to get one because we will be giving away an ASUS Zenfone Live that comes with the BeautyLive Kit! Yup, Not just the ASUS Zenfone Live but also some freebies that come with the smartphone. Here’s the mechanics:
- Answer the question “Why ASUS Zenfone Live is perfect for livestreaming?” by sharing this post and also answering the question on your Facebook post.
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- Use all hashtags (“#ZenfoneLive”, “#LivestreamBeautifully”, “#LetsGoLive) as well as tag ASUS Philippines and Jam Online on the caption
- Be sure to comment the link to your post at the comments below!
That’s it! You’re done! The promo will end on June 3, 2017
But before joining, be sure to check out the rules
- Valid only for residents in the Philippines.
- The winner will be notified via Facebook
- You can join the giveaway which will end on June 3, 2017
- They must follow the mechanics
- The winner must respond to my message within 1 week
- The winners will be chosen via random.org