Asus ZenFone Live: Smartphone for Livestreams and Selfies

Asus ZenFone Live: Smartphone for Livestreams and Selfies

With the ZenFone Live, Asus is offering a new, low-priced smartphone aimed especially at people who want to stream on social networks and post selfs. The technology and software of the 5-inch smartphone are outdated.

Particularly highlighted is the so-called “BeautyLive” function, which should provide self-portraits for embellished pictures. For Selfies is a 5-megapixel camera with LED and 82-degree wide-angle lens and an aperture of f / 2.2 available. The camera sensor is 1.4 μm in size and should be more sensitive to light. The main camera resolves with 13 megapixels, the aperture is f/2.0. Asus also emphasizes the sound quality of the loudspeaker thanks to an additional, sly amplifier as well as the high-quality recording capability by two microphones with noise suppression. Also an FM radio is on board.

Technically rather cautious

In contrast, the technology plays a more cautious role with regard to the targeted strengths and the cost of EUR 179. The 120-gram smartphone is operated via a 5-inch touchscreen with 720 × 1.280 pixel resolution. The calculations include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, which was already installed in smartphones in 2014. Asus speaks of four cores, so that the variant with four Cortex-A7 cores can be emanated. This is still manufactured in 28 nm and is not 64-bit capable. The processor aside 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal eMMC memory (expandable with microSD).

Bei den Funkstandards gibt es gewohnte Kost: Mit WLAN-Netzen verbindet sich das ZenFone Live nach n-Standard, Bluetooth ist in Version 4.0 integriert. Zur Standortbestimmung gibt es (A-)GPS und GLONASS. Dank Dual-SIM kann das Smartphone mit zwei SIM-Karten mit Dual-Standby betrieben werden. Der Akku misst 2.650 mAh und wird über microUSB 2.0 geladen.

Software aus dem Jahr 2015

Nicht nur der Prozessor des ZenFone Live ist betagt: Als Betriebssystem setzt Asus auf das mittlerweile deutlich veraltete Android 6.0 aus dem Jahr 2015, während Google nächste Woche auf der I/O weitere Details zum neuen Nachfolger des Nachfolgers – bisher als Android O bezeichnet – verrät. Über das Betriebssystem stülpt der Hersteller die eigene Oberfläche ZenUI in Version 3.5.

Preis und Verfügbarkeit

The Asus ZenFone Live is now available in the online shop of the manufacturer for the price of 179 euros in the colors black, gold and pink.

Asus ZenFone Live
(upon publication)
Android 6.0
display: 5.00 inch
720 x 1.280, 294 ppi
Service: touch
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
4 × Cortex-A7
28 nm, 32-bit
GPU: Adreno 305
R.A.M: 2.048 MB
Storage: 16 GB (+ microSD)
Camera: 13.0 MP
LED, f / 2.0, AF
Secondary camera: No
Front camera: 5.0 MP
LED, f / 2.2
LTE: Yes
Bluetooth: 4.0
tracking Systems: A-GPS, GLONASS
Other Standards: Micro USB 2.0
SIM card: Micro SIM, Dual SIM
Battery pack: 2.650 mAh
permanently installed
Size (W × H × D): 71.7 × 141.2 × 7.95 mm
Mass: 120 g
Price: 179 €


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