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Asus ZenFone Live

Overall, the ZenFone Live is a very reliable and useful device for its main use for live streaming

Live streaming became one of the essential options available on social media. With the rising of such capability on platforms like Facebook and YouTube, you need to get a device to provide you with the most reliable specification to live stream videos online. In this regard, the ASUS ZenFone Live is highly recommended as it is the world’s first smartphone with hardware optimized for live streaming.

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The smartphone ideal for live streaming, Asus ZenFone Live

Asus ZenFone Live

With an added bonus of its real-time beautification technology, the ZenFone Live is definitely the best device for your upcoming online live streaming sessions.

Let’s Go Live with ASUS ZenFone Live

The ASUS ZenFone Live (ZB501KL) is powered with an Android OS version 6.0 (Lollipop) and showcases a 5-inch HD IPS display screen with a 75% screen-to-body ratio. It is packed with the ASUS TruVivid technology that gives you the truest color tone for your photos and videos.

Its brilliant display shines brightly through a strong glass that’s precision-milled at the edges to create a gentle, 2.5D curve. Weighing only 120g already with the 2,650mAh battery, it is very portable and easy to hold.

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The 5-inch strong glass display panel with 2.5D curvature into the metallic finish body

It was introduced in the Philippine market last April of 2017, I can say that this smartphone is very new and still fresh for mobile with live streaming technology. The natural, ergonomic feel of the glass flows around to the back. The metallic-style finish feels as great as it looks, and you can choose between three stunning colors —Shimmer Gold, Rose Pink, and Navy Black.

The menu is user-friendly and simple with its ZenUI 3.0 experience. The initial internal storage is 16GB with a micro SD slot that can support up to 128 GB of external file space.

Here’s a series of videos on my YouTube channel for my segment, Live Stream Sundays, using the ASUS ZenFone Live:

The ZenFone Live also has two built-in microphones that automatically detect and eliminate background noise in order to enhance voice pickup. You can do live streaming whenever and wherever you want.

BeautyLive Mode For A Perfect, Flawless Selfie

The all-new live-streaming beautification technology, BeautyLive, was first introduced by ASUS on ZenFone Live. It is an exclusive built-in application on ZenFone Live (now available to other applicable devices upgraded to the ZenUI 4.0 interface) that can help you to set your skin on your videos smoothed and blemishes removed in real-time, and share a more beautiful tone.

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The BeautyLive app on ZenFone Live

The BeautyLive app integrates seamlessly with Facebook, YouTube, and many other popular streaming applications. When you want to make yourself look even more glamorous, just open the BeautyLive app to smooth wrinkles and blemishes, adjust your skin tone and enhance your features. You don’t need to reboot or turn off live streaming since the beautification app can work in real-time.

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The soft-light LED flash at the front helps the selfie camera provide real skin tones on videos and photos

The ZenFone Live has a soft-light LED flash at the front that delivers the perfect amount of fill light, so real skin tones shine through in every selfie. With industry-leading ASUS PixelMaster low-light technology, ZenFone Live increases light sensitivity by up to 400% which also enhances noise reduction and boosts color contrast.

ALSO READ: Catch Every Moment With The Zenfone 3 Zoom

Live Stream Beautifully

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With large pixels for 2X greater light sensitivity and a soft-light LED selfie flash, live streaming has never been clearer, brighter, or more beautiful. The ZenFone Live also features dual-microphone technology that reduces background noise and enhances voice pickup, as well as an innovative five-magnet speaker system with a smart amp to deliver powerful audio.

The real-time beautification technology makes it possible for you to share an even more glamorous version of yourself on live-streaming video! You can stream live and beautifully.

ASUS ZenFone Live Technical Specifications

Here’s a summary of its technical capabilities:

Platform Android™ 6.0 with ASUS ZenUI 3.0
Color Metallic finish : Shimmer Gold/Rose Pink/Navy Black
Dimension 141.2 x 71.74 x 7.95 mm (LxWxH)
Weight 120 g (with battery)
CPU/GPU Qualcomm® Quad-Core Processor Snapdragon™
Memory RAM 2GB
Storage eMMC 16GB
Memory Slot Micro SD Card up to 128 GB
Connectivity Technology WCDMA/TDD-LTE/FDD-LTE/GSM
WCDMA: Band: 1/5/8
FDD: Band: 1/3/5/7/8/28A/28B
TD: Band: 38
ASUS phone 4G/LTE band compatibility varies by region. Please check compatibility with local carriers If intending to use your ASUS phone outside the original purchase region.
The network bands and upload/download speed vary with the mobile operator and region.
4G LTE is supported in specific countries/regions only.
DL Cat.12/13, and UL Cat.11 speeds vary with the mobile operator and regions. 4G LTE is supported in specific countries/regions only.
Display 5-inch
HD (1280 x 720) IPS display
75% screen-to-body ratio
ASUS TruVivid technology
Bluelight Filter for Eye Care
Battery 2650mAh (non-removable)
Camera Front:

5 MP Camera, f/2.2 aperture

LED flash
Fix Focus
PixelMaster Camera Modes:
Low Light Mode
Real-Time Beautification Mode
Night Mode
Photo Effect Mode
Time Lapse Mode
Auto Mode


13MP Camera, f/2.0 aperture

Auto Focus
LED flash
PixelMaster Camera Modes:
Low Light Mode
Real-Time Beautification Mode
Super Resolution Mode (for up to 4X resolution photos)
Night Mode
Photo Effect Mode
Selfie Mode
Time Lapse Mode
Panorama Mode
Auto Mode
Children Mode
QR Code Mode

Sensor Accelerator/E-Compass/Proximity sensor/Ambient light sensor

Final Thoughts

The price point of ₱6,995.00 and its 2GB RAM, as well as the 16GB internal storage limitation, makes the ZenFone Live an absolutely easy-to-the-budget smartphone, an entry-level device that can still give you the best performance. It is ideal to live stream on Facebook, YouTube, and other social media platforms. Not being pushed too hard on photography, the ASUS ZenFone Live can offer impressive clear images and photos.

ALSO READ: The Four Maximum Things I Love About The Zenfone 4 Max

Here are sample photos using the device with random focal points:

High Dynamic Range (HDR) Mode

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HDR mode, random focal point

Night Mode

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Night Mode, random focal point

Low Light Mode

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Low Light, random focal point

Auto Mode

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Auto Mode, random focal point

With its 2650mAh (non-removable) battery, you might get worried about running out of power during live stream sessions. However, if you require longer hours of connectivity on Facebook Live or YouTube, you better connect the smartphone to a power bank while live streaming. With the battery, a 3000mAh can be much better with this kind of smartphone considering its main use as a live stream device.

The 5-inch screen makes ZenFone Live a very portable and easy-to-carry device. Since it is very limited in terms of color variants, other tones, however, can make this smartphone much more fun to display while live streaming with friends.

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Overall, the ZenFone Live is a very reliable and useful device for its main use for live streaming

How about you? Are you considering getting the ASUS ZenFone Live? This is a highly recommendable smartphone for those who are in live streaming. It can be much better if it has more battery (3000mAh suggested) and more color variations (Rouge Red or Deepsea Black).

Overall, I love the Asus ZenFone Live and I always have it with me whenever I do live streaming.

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All photos with the ZenFone watermark are taken using the Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom

Asus ZenFone Live (ZB501KL)













  • Portability with Live stream capabilities
  • BeautyLive Mode
  • Real-time Beautification Technology
  • User-friendly Interface
  • Front camera with LED flash


  • More battery capacity (3000mAh or higher)
  • No Laser Auto-Focus Front Camera
  • RAM not high enough (should be 3GB or higher)
  • More internal storage (32GB or higher)
  • Limited color variation
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Philip Andrew Mayol
I'm a freelance digital content creator. I write online for blogs full-time, and sometimes press materials for companies. I also conduct workshops and seminars for content creation and smartphone photography. I'm a Computer Engineer and have worked professionally as a Leadership and Management Trainer and Coach for a BPO company in Cebu City for 5 years.

I'm a blogger, a crazy kid, and a happy piece of a blob. My star sign is on the cusp of the Crab and the Lion. I am Julian.