ASUS’ MYR400 Redmi 5 killer goes live

ASUS ZenFone Live

ASUS may have just done it again. After unleashing the ZenFone Max Pro against the mighty Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, the Taiwanese phone maker debuts a new weapon against the budget Redmi 5ZenFone Live (L1).

Another uncoupled device from the main ZenFone 5 lineage, the ZenFone Live (L1) is an entertainment-focused phone that’s super light on the wallet.

It’s very closely spec-ed to Xiaomi’s budget number, sporting a 5.5-inch Full View HD+ display contained in a compact form factor. The side bezels are impressively slim and the 18:9 screen ratio ensures a more immersive experience minus the bulk.

The high-capacity 3,000mAh battery is good for 29 hours of 3G talktime, 4 days of music playback, 42 days of 4G standby, or 18 hours of Wi-Fi web browsing. Impressive.

Under the hood, the ZenFone Live uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chip mated to 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.

ASUS ZenFone Live

The cool thing is the triple-slot tray that can house two nano-SIMs and a microSD card.

In the optics department, there’s a 13MP f/2.0 main shooter with PDAF, while the front gets a 5MP f/2.4 selfie unit with soft-light flash.

The device ticks all the checkboxes where a modern smartphone is concerned – from 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS/AGPS/GLONASS.

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The phone runs Android Oreo with Zen UI 5.0.

ASUS ZenFone Live

Pricing and availability

The best thing about the ZenFone Live is the price. It retails at MYR399 (0% GST) and will be available for sale at the end of this week.

The ZenFone Live comes in Midnight Black or Shimmer Gold.

For more info, visit www.asus.com/my/Phone/ZenFone-Live-L1/

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