• CPU: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 425 Mobile Platform with 28nm, 64-bit Quad-core Processor
    • RAM: 2 GB
    • Storage: 32 GB
    • Display: 5.5-inch 18:9 HD IPS display, 82.3% screen-to-body ratio, 720 x 1440 pixels
    • Camera: Rear: 13 MP, f/2.0, PDAF, Front: 5 MP, f/2.4
    • OS: Android™ Oreo™ with new ASUS ZenUI 5 (For 2GB RAM)
    • GPU: Qualcomm® Adreno™ 308

As one of the leading supplier in the market, Asus never failed to provide choices for its consumers. From budget-friendly phones up to enthusiast/hobbyist level, there will always be a line-up to choose from.

At Geekstamatic, we had the chance to review one of their new addition to their budget-friendly line-up. Let’s check it out!


Here are things we think you should know regarding this Zenfone Live L1 (@PHP 5995):

1. Battery

If there’s a thing I really like about this Zenfone Live L1, it’s the battery. The 3000mAh really gives the the phone a long standby and screen-time usage. This means you’ll be really able to do more and won’t need to worry about your battery level going down fast.

In the screenshots below, you’ll see the battery stats when I was using the phone just the other day:


I left the phone connected to WiFi with all my social media apps open. See the last full charge time? When Asus said that this phone have high battery capacity, I can guess they are really not joking.

2. Screen

As you can see the in the screenshot above, the screen resolution is not your usual 720×1280 pixels resolution. Zenfone Live L1 features a 5.5inch 720 x 1440 pixels screen! This means you’ll have more display space for your applications. Reading a long message in messenger? Not a problem anymore.

3. User Interface

Another thing I really like about this phone is its User Interface! The interface as you can see below is really elegant. It is also easy to get comfortable into, so if you’re planning to buy this phone for someone who’s really not that tech-savvy, rest-assured that this phone will really fit their needs.

4. Design

The design or build of this phone is also great! It’s not heavy but the material doesn’t feel so cheap. The phone is also not slippery so you’ll get by even without additional phone casing. Even though the phone is a bit longer than your usual 5″ phone, it is still really easy and comfortable to hold on to.

5. Multi-tasking and Gaming

The phone offers a quad-core 1.4GHz Snapdragon processor so you won’t need to worry with your games really lagging. In addition to that, the integrated graphics card is Adreno 308 which is known for less power usage. Personally, I also find Snapdragon processors really cooler than MediaTek processors which is also installed mostly on budget-smartphones so that’s a plus for me.

You may check NotebookCheck comparison of mobile processors to see that the Snapdragon 425 really lives up to its brand name.

The only thing I wished for this phone to have is bigger memory since going from 4GB Personal Phone to a 2GB really made me see the difference an additional 2GB can create. Still, for its price it’s a really great phone.

Conclusion

Personally I really like this phone. I think it is worth its price. The battery and User Interface is really great. Being equipped with a Snapdragon processor really made me like it more.

It lives up to its tagline which Asus created for the phone, “More Screen ‧ More Energy ‧ More Fun“.

Anyways, if you have more budget then I think you may want to check Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 and Zenfone Max Pro M2 which is just a few thousand pesos more than this one.

The ZenFone Live L1 comes in 2 variants: the original ZenFone Live L1 @ PHP 5995 and the ZenFone Live L1 Android GO @ PHP 4995. The GO version comes with a 1GB RAM, 32GB storage, and a 8MP camera instead.

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