Asus Live is a new device from Asus that is well known for its Zen-Fone series of smartphones. The device is priced at $210 and this handset comes with a 5.00-inch touchscreen IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels giving a pixel resolution of 294 ppi. Asus Live is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT680 processor with a clocking speed of 1.3 GHz coupled with 2 GB of LPDDR3 RAM and Malli 400 MP2 GPU. This Taiwanese multinational computer hardware and electronics company has launched this device in Brazil and will reach the other countries also. The device will be available in Roza, Azul and Yellow colour variants.
Below are all the tips and tricks of the devices that will be helpful to the users if they are planning to buy one.
It is easy to insert SIM on this device and is same as most of the handsets in the market, firstly switch off your device if you have booted it and remove the back panel. Now insert the SIM in their respective ports as instructed and put back the cover and power on your device. You have successfully inserted SIM card on your device and will be ready to use once the device is setup.
Asus Live is dual SIM smartphone and supports dual standby. The SIM card backed by the device is Micro SIM card, and one SIM supports GSM and other supports WCDMA.
Data sharing helps you to share the internet over a device. To use this feature on your Asus Live, open the Settings and tap on more button in Wireless & networks. In the new window tap on the Portable hotspot and click on Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot to enable that on your device. You can change the Network SSID name and Password by tapping on Set up Wi-Fi Hotspot in the same menu.
With the help of screenshot, you can take an instant image of the screen. This ensures that you can view this image when required. To capture a screenshot on this handset, hold the power/lock button along with the volume down button simultaneously until you feel a vibration or hear a sound. This captured screenshot can be quickly viewed by swiping from the top or by opening the gallery app. This screenshot can be shared via any application later.
Android updates are helpful to fix the minor bugs on the device. To check for updates on your device, tap on the System folder and click on Wireless updates. The device checks for updates and if there are no new updates on your device then “Your Phone Software version is Latest One” is displayed on the screen. If there is an update available the user needs to download the update and then install it, make sure the battery of the device is more than half before the installation process starts.
External apps can be installed by enabling the Unknown sources options on the device. To enable this on your Asus Live, Open the Settings and tap on Lock screen & Security in the personal section. In the new window, tap on unknown sources and click on the OK button enable this on your device. Now, you can install any apk file on your device but make sure that it won’t harm your device.
To customize quick settings in the notification panel, click on the Edit button in the notification panel and select that app that you to add your notification panel. Selected options will appear in notification panel in 3 rows.
To enable this option on your device, click on setting, scroll down to device list and click on battery. Further, click on the menu button and tap on power saver and click on battery modes. There are two types of battery modes available on this device, Smart-saving mode, and Ultra-saving mode. These two saving modes can be customized as per the requirement of the user. The Ultra-saving mode maximizes the battery life and disconnects the network connection when it is active. The user can select it accordingly with the required option.
The easy mode provides you a friendly interface experience with simple layout and core functions. To enable this on your device, Open the settings, head over to personal, and tap on Easy mode. Now, click on the Off button to enable it. The mode of your device now changed from normal mode to the easy mode where you can add apps on your screen by tapping the Add button and selecting the apps. You can also access the apps from More Apps button on the home screen in this mode.
Direction, G-Sensor, Acceleration, Light, E-Compass, Proximity, Gyro, Linear acceleration and Rotation Vector are the sensors available on the device and helps in automating the device.
Yes, the device comes with LED notification lights on it and must be enabled on your device. To use the LED Lights on your device, Open the settings, tap on Brightness& display in the device section and click on Indicator light. You will find options like Calls, Messages, Notification, Charge and Low battery. Tap on the options for which you want to get an LED notification on your device.
Screen pinning option is available on the devices with Android Lollipop on it. Asus Live comes with Android 5.1 and does support the screen pinning feature. Now, open the settings and click on Lock screen & security. In the new window head over to screen pinning option and tap on it. Now toggle the off button to enable that on your device. Now open the recent menu and pin any of the application on your device by tapping on the pin button. To unpin your pinned screen, you need to press the back button for few seconds, and you have successfully unpinned from your device.
There no such option using which you can move an app from internal storage to external SD Card on your device.
Asus Live has got and inbuilt kids mode option on this device. It helps you secure your device when you give your device to children. All you need to do is activate the kids mode and select the apps that you want to appear in kids mode and save it. To enable, Tap on the kids mode app, set a password and select the apps and save. Once it is done, the rest of the screen won’t be accessed. If you want to come out from the kids mode, you need to tap on the exit button. Now enter the pin and click OK to exit.
The device comes with few bloatwares like services, Facebook, Wechat, Whatsapp. As it’s a budget oriented device, we can’t see much of other applications.
Yes, the device comes with an option where you can uninstall the apps from your device. Not all the applications can be uninstalled, the applications which cannot be uninstalled can be disabled from your device. To uninstall an app, open the settings and tap on App in the device section and click on the app that you want to remove. In the app info window, click on the uninstall button, the app is successfully removed from your device.
The device comes with 16 GB of internal storage out of which around 11.26 MB of space is available for the user and rest of space is occupied by OS and other pre-installed apps. This is very less since users cannot store much data or can use many applications on the device.
The device comes with 2 GB of RAM on it which is excellent considering the pricing of the device. Out the given RAM memory only 968 MB is user available, and the rest is occupied by the system OS and other pre-installed applications.
No, the device do not support OTG(On the Go) drive where you can exchange the data from your device to drive with ease. This saves a lot of time and makes sure that it is very easy to transfer the data.
SAR value is helpful to know the effect of the radiation generated by your device. The SAR value of the device is still Unknown, and we would be updating it when we get the complete information about it.
The device is running on Android 5.1 Lollipop; the company has not provided information about the Android Marshmallow update, but the device may get the update soon as all the brands have started working on the Android M update. You also check the list of brands and device that would get the Android M update soon by the end of the year.
Themes can be changed by heading on to the settings section of the device. Now by tapping on it display section of it and select Themes. Now, click on the theme that you want to apply and tap on the use button. The theme is successfully implemented to your device.
The device comes with a small Lo-Ion 2070 mAh battery on the back and should be a good battery to last an entire day’s change on average usage.
The handset comes with a 8 MP autofocus camera on the back with an LED flash and f/2.0 aperture is accompanied with a 2 MP camera on the front for video calling and selfies.
To reset the device, go to the settings of the device and select Backup and reset option. Before you start the resetting procedure, make sure you backup all the data that is important, and the battery on the device is more than 50%. This ensures that you do not lose any contacts or other important information.
No, the device does not support 4G connectivity, which very disappointing to its users.
No, the device cannot capture 4K videos with the 3.2 MP camera available on the rear.
Yes, the memory of the device can be extended up to a maximum of 64 GB which is decent enough of for a budget friendly device.
No, sadly this device does not support NFC (Near field communication). This feature lets the user transfer data fast and easily just by taping the other device that also has this NFC connectivity on it.
The model number as mention on the device is G500TG. You can view the model number by going to the settings of the device and then tap on about phone. From here you can check the model number that will be differing according to the manufacturing location.
These are the general tips and tricks of the device that can be helpful and if you have more questions regarding the same do drop a comment in our PhoneRadar forum page, and we will get back to you soon.