This phone is way too expensive for the low end specs you're going to get. It is quite disappointing that this phone was released in March 2017 with such horrible specs. This phone can't even beat the 2013 released S4. You'd be better off looking somewhere else.
Check ZTE, Motorola ,or Xiaomi they should have cheaper and better phones.
I bought this phone. But some features are wrong.
1. Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A7
2. GPU is Adreno 305 not 306
3. Wi-fi direct is no (or unavailable)
Also front camera is very bad in low light! My old phone is Samsung s4 mini (i9195) and It's more beautiful than this phone (Camera, performance, screen "Super Amoled" etc.)
Peter, 27 Jun 2017so old chipset...
Yes, I agree they have used Old chipset i don't know why.
But I noticed when i reviewing this unit. That CPU clock speed has enhanced.
So performance has been little bit improved. I like design and look of this model. It's very compact and lightweight.
Asus has introduced Beauty live app with this model and that is very useful for livestreaming.
i won't recommend this phone y? because my i updated my zenfone live . after an hour it automatically boot it self . then it becomes a loop
hybrid sim is the only thing to neglect the phone ..dimension is perfect budget friendly..
fari, 29 May 2017But i watched a video in which he says it's full metallic. I'm confused!No, It is plastic body with metallic finish
bernie, 11 Jun 2017i will buy this unit soon. but i just want to know frst if this unit is OTG supported and is i... moreYes, It is support OTG and 1 more unique option i seen in this phone. We can connect LAN cable through usb LAN connector in OTG Cable.
I had seen in Asus launch events and i have tried at home and it's working well.
I think Asus given to feature for better Live streaming.
Peter, 18 Jun 2017Do this phone have snapdragon 410 or snapdragon 400 chipset?Its comes with SD 400
Mr.mr, 18 Jun 2017If you're finding phone with removable battery these days and high spec it's impossibletry lg g5 or lg v20 ^_^ last year's flagship
bernie, 11 Jun 2017i will buy this unit soon. but i just want to know frst if this unit is OTG supported and is i... moreWell of course it won't handle games very well, considering the chip set. I mean the graphics on 4xx series have never been really good, even with SD 430\ SD 435, if you want to play games for this price try Xiaomi or something similar
wanadam, 22 May 2017this phone has a disadvantage the battery is not removeableIf you're finding phone with removable battery these days and high spec it's impossible
Asus needs to produce high specs but with screen size smaller than 5 inch.
I don't like cellular phone those have body too big. It's not practical.
i will buy this unit soon. but i just want to know frst if this unit is OTG supported and is it capable for games?
I have been interested in this smartphone. But i noticed some stuff that really do bother me.
Well, first off all - this is 199 Euros in Finland. So that means you should be able to get a Full HD display for this money. (around 400 ppi)
The processor is nothing special. I would have thought an Octa Core would have been possible already.
Also, 3GB RAM should be possible... 2GB is minimal these days.
The battery should be atleast 3000mAh if your going to be livestreaming a lot.
Released 2017 March? Where's android 7.1.1 Nougat?
I have an Huawei P9 Lite and i paid 199Â€ for this. And its way better in specifications.
Anonymous, 02 May 2017anyone who owns this phone and knows the battery life?On is Small Battery (2650mAh) After full charge Screen on time for light used Is 5-6Hours Disadvantages Non removable battery,without Fast charging 0-100% in 2hours