Asus has come up with a new smartphone in India called the Zenfone Live which is the world’s first smartphone to offer the real-time beautification feature. The new phone is priced at Rs 9,999 and it is a direct competition to other phones in this price bracket such as the Xiaomi Redmi 4 and Lenovo K6 Power. Here’s how the new Asus Zenfone Live will fare against the competitors.
Price and availability
Asus Zenfone Live is already available on Flipkart for a price of Rs 9,999. It is offered in Shimmer Gold, Navy Black, and Rose Gold colour options. The Xiaomi Redmi 4 is available in multiple variants with starting price of Rs 6,999 which goes up to 10,999. On the other hand, the Lenovo K6 Power is available at Rs 9,999.
Asus Zenfone Live smartphone features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display wrapped under a 2.5D curved glass. The device is powered by a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and external storage up to 128GB via microSD card. The handset boasts a 2650mAh battery.
On the other hand, the Xiaomi Redmi 4 features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display powered by a 1.4GHz Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor clubbed with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and a microSD card slot for expansion. It has a 4100mAh battery.
Lastly, the Lenovo K6 Power features a 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display powered by a 1.4GHz Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of built-in storage, and microSD card slot to expand storage up to 128GB. The smartphone has a 4000mAh battery.
All three smartphones run on Android Marshmallow OS with custom skins on top. Asus offers its Zen UI, Xiaomi has its MIUI, whereas Lenovo has offered its Vibe UI on its phone. Furthermore, Lenovo K6 Power and Xiaomi Redmi 4 have a fingerprint scanner pre-equipped on them. The connectivity options on all three devices include dual-SIM card support, Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi, and microSD card support.
The biggest highlight of the Asus Zenfone Live is its camera feature. The device offers a 13MP primary rear camera with autofocus, LED flash, and f/2.0 aperture. Up front, there is a 5MP selfie snapper with soft light LED flash, 1.4μm pixels, and f/2.2 aperture. The camera has a unique real-time beautification technology which let users have BeautyLive mode while live-streaming on Facebook or YouTube.
The Xiaomi Redmi 4 offers a 13MP primary rear camera along with a secondary 5MP front shooter for selfies. Lastly, the Lenovo K6 Power offers a 13MP primary rear camera with Sony IMX256 sensor and an 8MP selfie shooter with Sony IMX219 sensor.
On the camera front, all three smartphones have an almost similar rear camera on them, however, Lenovo K6 Power has an 8MP front facing the camera. At the same time, Asus Zenfone Live has its own unique filter and beautification feature which might be useful for vloggers and casual users who always prefer live-streaming on the internet.
If anyone wants to look perfect in the live videos, then Asus Zenfone Live is a good option in the budget segment. Apart from that, there is nothing great about the device.
Disappointingly, the Asus Zenfone Live integrates older Snapdragon 410 processor. However, the competitors are offering newer and better SoC on their devices. Also, 2GB of RAM and 2650mAh battery is too less while compared with the other two. Another lacking point in Zenfone Live is a fingerprint scanner.
Among these, the Lenovo K6 Power stands out due to its powerful battery life, memory, and more storage offering. Another option in the budget segment is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 which offers better hardware and features.