Asus brings the ZenFone Live L1 which is its very first Android Go phone to the US. The phone includes a bunch of budget specs, but it could stand out thanks to its price – $110.
The great thing is also the fact that it has a few features that are quite uncommon for its price range: a face unlock feature and an 18:9 display.
Even with its tall display, the ZenFone Live is still able to look bland in the images that Asus in sharing.
ZenFone Live L1 main features
A lot of that comes down to its 5.5-inch screen that’s surrounded with big bezels on the sides. The screen flaunts a resolution beyond 730p which is pushing it for its size.
According to The Verge, the phone “has a Snapdragon 425 processor, which was common in lower-end phones two years ago, and 16GB of storage that can be expanded by MicroSD. The bigger limitation will likely be RAM, which the phone has only 1GB of. It looks like the phone will only support 2.4GHz Wi-Fi as well, which can be a problem if you need to connect to newer networks.”
The device won’t be sporting a fingerprint sensor, and this is not at all a great thing.
The face unlock, on the other hand, should be helpful even if photo-based face scanning such as this one is less secure compared to the 3D mapping that’s flaunted by the iPhone.
Still, it’s way better than nothing.
Most of the limitations that we’ve mentioned here are not hitting us as a surprise as the ZenFone Live is a low-end phone that’s running Android Go, Google’s OS that’s been specially created for such low-end devices.
Until now, Android Go phones haven’t been quite making it into the spotlight, but we have to admit that they’re only half a year old, so there’s more time to show off their true faces.