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Asus Zenfone Live ZB501KL

Specifications

Asus Zenfone Live ZB501KL
Asus Zenfone Live ZB501KL (Zenfone Series)
Processor
unknown 0 GHz
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
, LPDDR3
Display
5 inch 16:9, 1280x720 pixel 294 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, 75% screen-to-body ratio, 2.5D contoured glass, Slim bezel (2.3 mm), glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
Connections
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD up to 128GB, Sensors: Accelerator, E-Compass, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, microUSB
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, GSM, HSPA, LTE, Dual SIM, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.95 x 141.2 x 71.7 ( = 0.31 x 5.56 x 2.82 in)
Battery
2650 mAh, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 24 h
Operating System
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix f/2.0 aperture, 5p lens, Soft-light LED flash
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix World’s 1st Livestreaming beautification technology, f/2.2 aperture, 82˚ wide view angle, Soft light LED flash
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Virtual, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
120 g ( = 4.23 oz / 0.26 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
200 Euro

 

Average Score: 61.88% - poor
Average of 8 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: 65%, performance: 61%, features: - %, display: 65% mobility: 65%, workmanship: 65%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus Zenfone Live ZB501KL

80% Asus Zenfone Live Review
Source: PC Quest English
Considering the USP, yes it does beautify your live video, but do you really want to spend 10k on a phone to go live. With decent hardware and camera, it's an average smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80%
ASUS ZenFone Live Hands-on [Images]
Source: Mobygyaan English
The phone is available at ₹9,999, but the pricing seems not convincing when we compare the phone with the existing Chinese rivals. The performance may not meet the current app demands, chances are, the overall experience of the phone might let you down. Good for you if you all do is live video sessions on the Facebook, Instagram or any similar Social app.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/07/2017
60% Asus Zenfone Live review: A budget smartphone for selfie lovers
Source: Gadget Show English
We would say that while there a few things about the Asus Zenfone Live that we liked, there were many aspects that disappointed us. While the display, software and beautification app are plus points, the performance, heating issues and average camera are downers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Asus Zenfone Live ZB 501KL Review- Good for live streaming, average in other specs
Source: Tech Magnifier English
Asus Zenfone Live ZB 501KL is dedicatedly made for people who love live streaming. The smartphone has one of the best microphone setup installed inside it that delivers unmatchable audio recording at its price tag. For people who frequently go online for live streaming and want to get a smartphone for it, Zenfone Live is a good choice. However, if you’re looking for a smartphone for multitasking, Hardcore gaming, lots of video playback and an overall swift interface, Zenfone live would not be the best option for you.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
Asus Zenfone Live Review
Source: The Mobile Indian English
Overall, the smartphone has its shares of hits and misses. The device comes with a lightweight design, coupled good display and decent camera performance in broad daylight. But the phone let down with a heavy user interface, struggles in low light conditions and has an average battery life. Though the real-time beautification camera is tempting, but when it comes to sheer performance, the device is an underdog when compared to the likes of Xiaomi Redmi 4, Lenovo K6 Power and so on.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/30/2017
70% Asus Zenfone Live Review – with Beauty Live feature for live streaming
Source: Gogi.in English
Asus Zenfone Live is looks good, give premium feel, is light weight and heat-up is well under control. Camera is average and so is the battery life. Not sure if Selfie lovers would actually will use the live video beautification mode. But if you look at the price of Zenfone Live – Rs. 9,999 it is way too pricey for the outdated hardware they have used.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/29/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Asus ZenFone Live (ZB501KL) review: Live and let live
Source: India Today English
The Asus ZenFone Live is a one-of-its-kind smartphone if you're into live-streaming. Even then, 9 out of 10 times, you're better off buying another phone than Asus's one-trick pony. The ZenFone Live has been found lacking on almost all the other fronts both on paper and in terms of real world usage to an extent that it's surprising that such a phone even exists in today's world. It's highly recommended that you give this one a skip.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
55% Asus ZenFone Live ZB501KL Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Asus Zenfone Live fails at what it set out to do. It's livestream beautification feature is a gimmick that doesn't really come in handy. In addition, the phone doesn't perform very well, nor does it have any stand-out features worth spending on. It's not a good buy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 55%
60% Asus ZenFone Live review: Good for live broadcasting, not so good as a smartphone
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The ZenFone Live is a first of its kind smartphone targeting the ‘live-generation’. It’s a good idea which hasn’t been implemented very well. The phone itself cannot match its competition. It is running on buggy software, powered by an old chipset and offers very low-end features. While the dedicated app to make live broadcasts is decent, there isn’t much to it apart from adding a filter. A fully loaded app would have made some justice.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 55% display: 65% mobility: 65% workmanship: 65%
ASUS ZenFone Live Review: Beautification In Real-time
Source: Unbox English
ASUS’ ZenFone Live lives up to its promise of beautifying you in real time. It’s the first smartphone we’ve encountered with that particular feature, and should keep you looking fresh AF whenever you start streaming on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/19/2017
ASUS Zenfone Live Review
Source: Yugatech English
While we wrap our review, we can’t help but conclude that the Zenfone Live, sans the BeautyLive feature, is what could have been the latest Zenfone Go. Nonetheless, we’re glad to ASUS opening up live streaming to the masses. If only ASUS partnered with a telco to sponsor the data costs, it would have been a complete package.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/10/2017
ASUS Zenfone Live Hands-on, Initial Review: Phone For The Livestream Generation
Source: Unbox English
Despite ASUS launching several Zenfone 3 devices last year, the Taiwanese company has always had a hole in its lineup in the budget segment. And while price cuts have brought down the pricing of the 5.2-inch Zenfone 3 Max to under 10K, there hasn’t really been a solid smartphone contender for the budget market since last year.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/06/2017

Foreign Reviews

50% Asus ZenFone Live Review
Source: [link]
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 50% performance: 40% display: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 60%
Smartphone Asus Zenfone Live Zb501Kl - Recensione Caratteristiche Prezzo
Source: Smartphone e tablet android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/10/2017
Rating: performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
Trên tay Zenfone Live 5 inch ZB501KL: Trợ thủ đắc lực cho các tín đồ live stream
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Compact size; good display; excellent selfie camera; decent hardware. Negative: Mediocre design.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/27/2017
Представяне на ASUS ZenFone Live (ZB501KL) – 5″ HD екран, Snapdragon 410 и необикновена предна камера
Source: Smartphone.bg BU→EN
Positive: Good cameras; beautiful design.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/17/2017

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 305: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 400 and S4 Plus SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders. These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
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5":

This is a typical smartphone diagonal.

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0.12 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).


61.88%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
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Stefan Hinum, 2017-05- 6 (Update: 2017-05- 6)