Asus recently launched two smartphones in India, the ZenFone Max M1 and the ZenFone Lite L1. These smartphones are both priced under Rs. 9,000 and are aimed squarely at the Xiaomi Redmi 6 (Review) and the Redmi 6A (Review) respectively. We have already reviewed the ZenFone Max M1, and while its performance suffered due to an ageing processor, it did offer good battery life. The ZenFone Lite L1 has the same processor but loses a few other features and is priced more aggressively at Rs. 6,999, with an even lower temporary festive offer price of Rs. 5,999. Is the ZenFone Lite L1 a good bargain at either of those prices? We take it for a spin to find out.
The Asus ZenFone Lite L1 sports a 5.45-inch display with HD+ resolution. It is powered by a Snapdragon 430 processor and has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. At the back, it has a 13-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel selfie shooter with a selfie flash. The phone runs on Android Oreo with ZenUI on top. The phone has a 3000mAh battery. The ZenFone Lite L1 is a dual-SIM device and has two Nano SIM slots, it has support for 4G as well as VoLTE. It also has a dedicated microSD card slot that supports cards of up to 256GB.
|Product Name||Price in India|
|Asus ZenFone Lite L1 (ZA551KL) (2GB RAM, 16GB) - Gold||₹ 4,999|
|Asus ZenFone Lite L1 (ZA551KL) (2GB RAM, 16GB) - Black||₹ 4,999|
Asus ZenFone Lite L1 (ZA551KL) price in India starts from ₹ 4,999. The lowest price of Asus ZenFone Lite L1 (ZA551KL) is ₹ 4,999 at Flipkart.
|Model||ZenFone Lite L1 (ZA551KL)|
|Release date||October 2018|
|Launched in India||Yes|
|Dimensions (mm)||147.26 x 71.77 x 8.15|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||3000|
|Screen size (inches)||5.45|
|Processor make||Qualcomm Snapdragon 430|
|Expandable storage type||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||256|
|Dedicated microSD slot||Yes|
|Rear camera||13-megapixel (f/2.0, 1.12-micron)|
|Front camera||5-megapixel (f/2.2, 1.12-micron)|
|Operating system||Android 8.0 Oreo|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 b/g/n|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 4.00|
|Number of SIMs||2|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||Yes|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|