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Colorful Asus Live introduced as one of Asus' rare non-ZenFone smartphones

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Colorful Asus Live introduced as one of Asus' rare non-ZenFone smartphones
Asus recently released a brand new smartphone that, curiously, doesn't have "ZenFone" in its name. Called Asus Live (model number G500TG), the handset seems to be available only in Brazil (for now), though it's probably going to be released in other markets pretty soon.

Powered by a low-end, quad-core MediaTek MT6580 processor clocked at 1.3 GHz, the new Asus device sports a 5-inch IPS display with 720 x 1280 pixels, and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop (perhaps it's time for manufacturers to stop releasing phones that run Lollipop, since Marshmallow has been out for quite some time). The new handset comes with a decent amount of RAM (2 GB), plus 16 GB of expandable storage space, and a 2070 mAh battery. It's also got an 8 MP rear camera, a 2 MP front-facing camera, 3G, and dual SIM support. Moreover, Asus is offering 100 GB of free Google Drive storage space (for 2 years).

The Asus Live is made out of plastic, and has colored sides and accents (in blue, magenta, or yellow). At 144.5 x 71 x 9.98 mm and 140 grams, this is not the most compact, nor the lightest 5-inch handset out there. The device looks like a smaller ZenFone Max, featuring volume buttons on the rear side, rather than on the back (like most of Asus' recent ZenFone smartphones do).

In Brazil, the Asus Live costs around $210, but it's worth noting that all smartphones are more expensive there than in other parts of the world.


source: Asus Brazil via Blog of Mobile

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posted on 13 Jan 2016, 17:33 1

1. realjjj (Posts: 369; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


Better design than what you expect from Asus.Ofc the upper and lower bezels are too big but that can be fogiven in the low end.

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 18:26 1

2. T-Dizzle (Posts: 111; Member since: 21 Jul 2015)


If designing a phone takes a year, how would this phone run marshmallow? It was optimized for lollipop so that's what it runs. You know that Florin.

posted on 14 Jan 2016, 07:52 1

3. DONUT (Posts: 424; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


"featuring volume buttons on the rear side, rather than on the back" not to be a post nazi again Florin, but rear and back are the same thing haha

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