- Analysis by KJ David
When it comes to technical pros and cons, the 2019 Asus ZenFone Live L2 is a budget-class smartphone tailored to users who are quite meticulous when it comes to storage and battery life. Like a good number of budget Androids, though, it settles for some low-key hardware components. It is offered in two specs configurations, one running on a 1.4GHz eight-core Snapdragon 430 engine and another using the 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 425 chip -- either way, it far from levels with the fastest smartphones on the market. Moreover, both variants offer no more than 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM , which, as of this data-driven Phonerated review, was a telltale sign of a low-budget smartphone.
Also among its cons are a modest 5-megapixel f/2.4-aperture selfie camera that's at least aided by a front-firing softlight LED flash and a 5.5-inch display whose phablet-esque 18:9 aspect ratio feels rather wasted, given its mundane HD+ 1440 x 720 sharpness .
As for its pros, the ZenFone Live L2 possibly fares well versus most other models within this Android class stamina-wise, offering a 3000mAh battery that scores a 29-hour 3G talk time that was roughly 130 percent higher than the average value as of this write-up and a 42-day maximum standby time . Its 13-megapixel 5P-lens main camera sounds tolerable as well, at least by 2019 Q2 budget smartphone standards.
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Joining its selling points is the mammoth 2TB memory card slot accompanying its 32GB/16GB on-board memory, while its exterior is plastered in a glossy gradient finish of either Cosmic Blue or Rocket Red.
Although it does not come with a typical fingerprint scanner , this ZenFone Live edition offers a Face Unlock feature . It also delivers 4G LTE connectivity and dual nano SIM card slots.
With the Android 8.0 Oreo system skinned with the brand's ZenUI 5 topping off its list of pros and cons, the ZenFone Live L2 could do the trick for stamina-cautious budget smartphone shoppers.
** This phone is also known as: Asus Live (L2), Asus ZA550KL
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