Asus Zenfone Live L2 vs Xiaomi Redmi Go: Which Is The Best Budget Smartphone?

Taiwanese tech giant Asus silently added an entry-budget smartphone to its line-up. The company already has a pretty good lineup of budget smartphones till 15,000 rupees in India.

Asus Zenfone Live L2 will target the entry-budget segment under Rs 5,000.

Successor to the popular Live L1 model, the new Live 2 will succeed Zenfone Lite L1 in India. The new Asus Zenfone Live L2 comes with a new design and a matte plastic finish, expected to be announced in India by next month.

The smartphone will directly be competing against the current entry-budget bestseller, Xiaomi Redmi Go.

So, let’s find who’s got the edge here.

Asus Zenfone Live L2 vs Xiaomi Redmi Go: Spec Comparison

Both Redmi Go ane Zenfone Live L2 are entry-budget smartphones, where the latter is expected to be available at under 5,000 rupees in the country.

Design

Redmi Go comes in a conventional design with big bezels. It has a plastic body, very similar to Redmi 5A. In comparison, Asus Live L2 has a better design, though with the same plastic finish.

Both Live L2 and Redmi Go comes with a matte finish body, good enough to stay smudge free.

Display

Live L2 has the 5.5-inch HD 720p LCD display with the same 1440×720 pixel but with a taller than 18:9 aspect ratio. On the other hand, Xiaomi Redmi Go comes with a 5-inch 720p HD display in an 16:9 aspect ratio.

The taller screen ratio offers better viewing experience on Live L2 than the big bezel on Redmi Go.

Hardware & Storage

Live L2 runs on the same old Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC (some models may come with SD 425) paired with 2GB RAM with 16GB and 32GB storage options. Redmi Go in comparison is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 425 SoC with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage.

Both the smartphones can further be expanded up to 128GB via microSD card.

Camera

Asus Live L2 comes with a single 13MP or 8MP primary camera with an f/2.0 aperture, depending on the market. Up front, the smartphone comes with a 5MP f/2.4 selfie camera.

Redmi Go comes with an 8MP rear camera with an LED flash and a 5MP selfie sensor up front.

Both the smartphones can capture basic shots in good lighting conditions. Under difficult lighting conditions, both Redmi Go and Live L2 will suffer.

Software

Redmi Go is powered by Android 8.1 Oreo Go specially optimised for Google apps like Google Assistant Go, YouTube Go, and more. The software has been customised to efficiently work on Redmi Go with the under-powered specifications.

Asus ZenFone Live L2 also runs on Android 8 Oreo with its own UI on top.

Connectivity

Both the smartphones will support 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4, GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack and a micro USB 2.0 connector.

Battery

Both Redmi Go and Live L2 are powered by a 3,000 mAh battery, capable of running a day on a single charge.

Asus Zenfone Live L2 is expected to be announced in India as Zenfone Lite L2 in a month. The local pricing and availability details are not announced yet.

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