ASUS Live Specifications and Antutu Benchmark

Recently, ASUS introduced their new budget smartphone ASUS Live. There is no ‘Zenfone’ name on it but if we look at the specifications it’s similar with ASUS Zenfone Go. With the strength of the  MediaTek MT6580 Quad-Core 1.3GHz processor, although it is lower. It is equivalent to the Intel Atom Z2560 processor 1.6GHz on ZenFone 5, which points out that almost the same amount that has it. The advantages of using MediaTek is less heat and do not eat too much battery Intel, including compatibility with the App. The different beetween ASUS Zenfone Go and ASUS Live is the phone design. ASUS Live has a colorful bezel.

Key Specifications of ASUS Live:

  • The operating system Android 5.1 (Lollipop) covered over with ZenUI Launcher.
  • Processor MediaTek MT6580 1.3 GHz.
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Memory, 16 GB, microSD support up to 64GB.
  • Screen 5 “(720 × 1280 pixels).
  • 8 MP rear camera
  • 2 MP front camera
  • Support Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • Support for 3G networks
  • 2,070 mAh battery
  • Size 71 × 144.5 × 9.98 mm.
  • Weight 135 g

ASUS Live Antutu Benchmark Score:

ZenFone 3 Zoom Goes On Sale in Taiwan

ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom which introduced back at CES 2017 is now available in Taiwan with NT$ 14,990 price tag or approximately $485 for 64GB variant.

ZenFone 3 Zoom On its back have a 12MP main camera with Sony IMX362 sensor, paired with a secondary 12MP shooter sporting a 2.3X zoom lens. ZenFone 3 Zoom use an aluminum-alloy body which is only 0.31″ thick (7.9 mm) and weighs merely 0.37 lbs (170 g). With 5,000 mAh battery in thick body makes ZenFone 3 Zoom impressive at battery backup and still good looking. The Zenfone 3 Zoom will be landing in the US sometime this quarter, and will start at $399.

Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom Specifications (ZE553KL)

Display5.5 inch / 1920 x 1080 (FullHD) / Amoled
500 nits
2.5D Screen
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC
GPUAdreno 506
RAMup to 4GB
ROMup to 128GB
CameraMain Camera: 12MP / f 1.7 / Wide 25mm / Sony IMX362 sensor 1/2.55 sensor size /
1.4µm pixel pitch / OIS / 4K UHD Video Recording with EIS / RAW Image (Android 7.0)

Secondary Camera: 12MP with 2.3X optical zoom, 59mm focal length, Portrait Mode

Selfie Camera: 13MP, F2.0 aperture, Sony IMX214 sensor
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot CAT.7 300/100Mbps
(download/upload)*selected region The rest with CAT.4

Bluetooth 4.2
SIMDual SIM Dual StandBy
Slot 1 : Nano SIM (3G/4G)
Slot 2 : Nano SIM (3G/4G) / Micro SD up to 2 TB
OSAndroid 6.0 with ZenUI 3.0 (upgradable to 7.0)
Battery5000 mAh
SpeakerICEpower enhanced speaker
Audio Wizard
DTS for Headphone support
Dimension154.3mm x 77mm x 7.9mm
Weight170 grams
ColorsBlack, Silver, Rose Gold

ASUS ZenFone 3 Teaser

ASUS today (5/17) night released the first movie trailer support Computex 2016, the content is about ASUS ZenFone 3. In the film, in addition to some of the nature of the screen, and Clarity (clear), Desire (desire), Unlimited (no limit) and other symb…

Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe Special Edition First Look and Specifications

Zenfone 2 Deluxe Special Edition

want something special? This may be one of the best variant of zenfone 2 with a limited edition design and different from the others. Let’s see zenfone 2 deluxe special edition.

I am very impressed with the Asus Zenfone 2 deluxe packaging. Asus Zenfone 2 deluxe special edition packaging  has a carbon pattern with red accents in the middle add a special impression. zenfone 2 deluxe red lettering at the top is perfect shades combined with carbon.

What do you get if you buy zenfone 2 special deluxe edition? You will get two pieces back cover, one with silver metallic color that has 3d design deluxe and one back cover with carbon style. both were very comfortable in the hand, especially patterned 3d deluxe that add grip when in the hands

How about the UI? ZenUI has been revamped with a new look and it is SLICK. To go along with the red trim of the Special Edition, unique icons, wallpaper, and notification menu was created to complete the package. Each icon is outlined in red against a 3D-looking black disk and the application folders mimic the style

Performance? like the original, this Special Edition inherits the Dual-SIMs, 4GBs of RAM and the Intel® Atom™ Z3580 processor

ASUS Zenfone 2 Deluxe Special Edition Specifications
OSAndroid Lollipop 5.0
ProcessorIntel® Atom™ Quad Core Z3580 (2.3GHz), Power VR G6430, with OpenGL 3.0 support
Storage128GB with Micro SD Card slot support up to 64GB
Display1080×1920 FHD IPS (403 ppi) with Gorilla Glass 3
Battery3,000 mAh, non-removable battery
Camera13MP Camera f/2.0 aperature, dual-flash LED
5MP front-facing, wide-angle camera with f/2.0 aperature
Connectivity802.11ac, BT 4.0
Cellular and Wireless BandsGSM/EDGE: 850, 900,1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
WCDMA: Band 1/2/4/5/8
FDD-LTE: 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/17/20
Network CompatibilityGSM Networks including AT&T,
T-Mobile and providers utilizing GSM networks such as Straight Talk,
MetroPCS, and Cricket Wireless
SIM CardDual micro-SIM
– Primary SIM – 2G/3G/4G
– Secondary SIM – 2G

ASUS ZenFone 3, Fingerprint and Snapdragon Processor ?

ASUS ZenFone 2 Special EditionAccording to Digitimes, for the first time ASUSTek will adopt fingerprint recognition technology for its third-generation ZenFone series smartphones. ASUS ZenFone 3 planned to be launch at May – June 2016.Taiwan-based Elan…

ZenTripod, Smartphone Tripod by ASUS and Manfrotto

ASUS is currently working with Manfrotto to produce smartphone tripod for any ASUS device. This tripod is called ZenTripod. With only 257 grams, 25 cm tall lightweight ZenTripod, help you when using a mobile phone camera, greatly enhance the stabi…

ASUS Start Rolling Out ZenFone 2 Android Marshmallow

Today ASUS Start to rolling out update Android M for ZenFone 2 series. The first ASUS Smartphone which get Android Marshmallow is ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser ZE500KL. The Marshmallow update for ZenFone 2 Laser ZE500KL is roll out today 11/5/2016 with V13…

ASUS ZenFone 3 to be unveiled on Computex 2016

ASUS Said yesterday (2/17) will be unveiled their ZenFone 3 during Computex 2016 at the end of May 2016. ASUS CEO Jerry Shen confirmed ZenFone 3 to be launch in Computex 2016. Computex 2016 will be held in France. In addition ASUS also will launch thei…

Unboxing ASUS Pegasus 5000 X005

In China, ASUS Curently releasing ASUS Pegasus 5000. Pegasus 5000 is powered by 64 bit MT6753 octa core processor, 3GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage. Pegasus 5000 also have dual sim-card, 5000 mAh battery capacity and 13MP main Camera.

Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser Leaked Images

As we know ASUS currently working on  marshmallow updates for New ZenFone series including ZenFone 2, Zenfone 2 laser, etc (full information about ASUS device which will receive updates to Marshmallow can be see at…

ASUS Announces ZenFone 3 Go, Smartphone for Livestream

courtesy of introduce ZenFone 3 Go In order to catch the popularity of live streaming. Jerry Shen also recommended internal colleagues, ZenFone 3 Go should be released as soon as possible next week, and he also revealed that …

Preview: ZenFone 3 Android 7.0 Nougat

The Zenfone 3 was launched during Computex on 30 May 2016. The new smartphone has reached the international market for the suggested price of $249. ZenFone 3 ZE552KL which comes with a 5.5-inch display, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage; and the ZE520KL with a 5.2-inch display, 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. ASUS made significant changes in the design of the new Zenfone 3. It’s thinner, sleeker and more durable with an all-metal aluminum-grade body. 

ASUS released two versions of the Zenfone 3 – the ZE552KL with 5.5-inch screen, ZE520KL with 5.2-inch screen. Although varying in screen sizes, the two have Full HD Super IPS+ display mounted with 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3. Pixel density also differs at 401ppi and 424ppi.

Software is being handled by Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with ZenUI 3.0. ASUS made few tweaks for the Zenfone 3’s UI like a more vibrant color scheme and rounder icons. 

The highly-anticipated Android 7.0 Nougat update for the ZenFone 3 has finally arrived through a leaked pictures (Courtesy of Kompas) Here are some pictures:

Android 7.0 Nougat finally has the ability to run two apps on the screen at the same time. This is an excellent solution that many ZenFone users have wanted for a very long time. Even if you don’t use it super often, this is one of those things you’ll be really glad exists when the time comes and you need to see two things on the screen at once.

On N, things are different and mostly for the best. The same file triggers a download notification with a very easy to spot Cancel button.

With Google re-purposing Daydream as the namesake for its VR platform, a new name was needed for the previous Daydream feature. That new name is Screen Saver, which makes so much more sense than Daydream did in its previous incarnation. Android screen savers still work in the same fashion as they always have.

Asus is now being tested in ZenFone 3 Nougat and will release updates when it’s really stabilized.

6 inch Low end ASUS Smartphone spotted in Indonesia

Zenfone 6

According to and POSTEL (Indonesian regulator for smartphone) new ASUS Smartphone have been registered for certification. The ASUS phone with code name ASUS_X014D spesification also leaked on GFXBench.

This possible new smartphone powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 and 1GB RAM. The Full specifications below:

OSAndroid 5.1.1
Display854 x 480, 6.1″
touchscreen with at least 5 finger gesture support
CPUquad core CPU @1.2GHz
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 400 (Cortex A7 – ARMv7)
GPUQualcomm Adreno ™ 305
OpenGL ES 3.0
Memory0.9 GB
Storage3.6 GB
4.5 GB
Back camera
picture3 MP (2048 x 1536)
videoFHD (1920 x 1080)
picture4.7 MP (2560 x 1920)
video2560 x 1920
picture4.7 MP (2560 x 1920)
videoFHD (1920 x 1080)

Price and Specifications ASUS ZenFone 3, ZenFone 3 Deluxe and ZenFone 3 Ultra

After circulating teaser-teaser video of ZenFone 3 Finally today ASUS introduced their newest line is ZenFone 3. 3 comes in three variants namely ZenFone 3, ZenFone 3 Deluxe and ZenFone 3 Ultra. Thirdly latest Smartphone from ASUS uses Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, leaving the typical two previous generation Intel.

The highest variant ZenFone 3 uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and has 6GB of RAM ie ZenFone 3 Deluxe. Of the three models have a 5.5inch screen for ZenFone 3, 6.8inch for ZenFone 3 Ultra and ZenFone 5.7 inch to 3 Deluxe.

ASUS ZenFone 3 (ZE552KL)

Specification ZenFone 3 ZE552KL
Display5.5 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel Super IPS+ LCD display
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
RAMUp to 4GB of RAM
ROMUp to 64GB of RAM
Camera16MP rear camera with Sony IMX298 sensor
Connectivity802.11ac WiFi
Bluetooth 4.2
Up to Cat 6 LTE
USB 2.0 Type-C connector
Battery3000 mAh battery
ColourGold,blue,black,or white color options
PriceFrom US $249

ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe (ZS570KL)

Specifications ZenFone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL
Display5.7 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel Super AMOLED display
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
RAMUp to 6GB of RAM
ROMUp to 256GB of storage
Camera23MP rear camera with Sony IMX318 sensor
Connectivity802.11ac WiFi
Bluetooth 4.2
Up to Cat 13 LTE
USB 3.0 Type-C connector
Battery3,000 mAH battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
ColourGold, silver, and grey color options
PriceFrom US $499

ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra

Specifications ZenFone 3 Ultra (ZU680KL)
Display6.8 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS LCD display
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor
RAMUp to 4GB of RAM
ROMUp to 128GB of storage
Camera23MP rear camera with Sony IMX318 sensor
Connectivity802.11ac WiFi
Bluetooth 4.2
Up to Cat 6 LTE
USB 3.0 Type-C connector
Battery4,600 mAH battery with Quick Charge 3.0
ColourGray, silver, and pink color options
PriceFrom US $479

ASUS Malaysia Announces ZenFone Zoom for RM 2,099

On 13th January 2016 ASUS Malaysia invited the press members of the media to see the world up close with ZenFone Zoom at its Zensation event. ZenFone Zoom is the world’s thinnest 3x optical-zoom smartphone with Hoya lens in an innovative 10-element lens arrangement for exceptional clarity and close-ups with up to 12x total magnification. 

With built-in optical image stabilization (OIS) to eliminate shakes and blurred shots, and powered by a high-performance quad-core Intel® Atom™ processor with 4GB RAM for ultra-fast performance, ZenFone Zoom redefines expectations for smartphone photography — packing DSLR-style shooting experiences into a metal unibody that tapers to a mere 5mm, so it slides comfortably into a pocket.

ASUS Malaysia Country Manager, Jimmy Lin said: “With ZenFone 2, we created an incredible and widely-praised smartphone that captures stunning, high-resolution photos in everyday life. Now, with the ASUS ZenFone Zoom, we offer users a smartphone that has not only the look and feel of a DSLR camera, but the advanced features to match. With ASUS ZenFone Zoom, we are putting professional photography within the reach of everyone.” 
With Retail price starts at RM 2,099 and will be available for buyer in the end of January 2016.

ASUS Announces ZenFone AR ZS571

ASUS ZenFone AR is a next-generation smartphone that represents a significant advance in mobile virtual-reality (VR) and augmented-reality (AR) technologies. It is the first smartphone that will be Tango enabled and Daydream-ready. Tango is a set of sensors and computer-vision software by Google that enables unique AR user experiences on a smartphone, such as AR gaming, AR utilities, and indoor navigation[1]. Daydream is Google’s platform for high quality, mobile virtual reality and supports Daydream VR apps. ZenFone AR was developed in close cooperation with Google to deliver the best Tango and Daydream experiences.

ZenFone AR is the thinnest and lightest Tango enabled device. This breakthrough in size and weight is made by possible the innovative ASUS TriCam™ system, a three-camera system consisting of a 23MP main camera, motion-tracking camera, and depth-sensing camera. Unlike three-camera systems in other devices, the design of the ASUS TriCam system clusters its array of cameras to reduce their footprint within the phone, enabling the entire phone to be thinner and lighter.

ZenFone AR features a powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 821 processor that is optimized for Tango, and is the world’s first smartphone with 8GB of RAM. ZenFone AR’s powerful performance and innovative camera work in conjunction with Tango to enable smooth and compelling smartphone AR experiences. A beautiful, 5.7-inch WQHD Super AMOLED display and a new five-magnet speaker makes Daydream VR apps, games, and videos more immersive and entertaining. Android™ 7.0 ‘Nougat’ lets users get the most out of ZenFone AR with new multitasking features and other enhancements that deliver a great mobile experience.

Asus Zenfone Zoom launched in Philippines for Php26,995

Asus Philippines has just launched the Zenfone flagship in Cebu during Sinulog Festival, the Asus Zenfone Zoom.With 3X optical zoom and 13 MP, ASUS Zenfone Zoom become world’s thinnest optical zoom smartphone. ZenFone Zoom using OIS-shake compensation …

ZenFone 3 Zoom Specs Will Not be Upgraded

Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom features a dual 12 MP rear camera with 2.3x optical zoom and Dual Pixel autofocus, with 5.5-inch 1080p display and a metal body, likely allowing users to take high quality photos. The phone also offers LTE, a large 5000 mA…

ASUS CEO says New ZenFone 4 may be delayed

The new generation of ASUS ZenFone 4 series will be delayed until June and July, but ASUS CEO Jerry Shen said that in the first quarter of 2017 there are three new smartphones for live streaming, Camera and AR. “I believe this year the overall situatio…

ASUS begins rolling out Nougat update to ZenFone 3

The Zenfone 3 was launched during Computex on 30 May 2016. The new smartphone has reached the international market for the suggested price of $249. ZenFone 3 ZE552KL which comes with a 5.5-inch display, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage; and the ZE520KL with a 5.2-inch display, 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. ASUS made significant changes in the design of the new Zenfone 3. It’s thinner, sleeker and more durable with an all-metal aluminum-grade body.

It looks like the wait for Android Nougat on the ZenFone 3 ZE520KL and ZenFone 3 ZE552KL is almost over, as The firmware update has begun roll out to users in the Philippines, and will surely reach other supported another regions soon. In addition to the new Nougat update, and all the features that it contains Split screen, screen saver, etc (You can see the screenshots of nougat beta version here)