ASUS Zenfone Live L2 Android Smartphone Info and Specifications

Licosha — ASUS Zenfone Live L2 (ASUS_X00RD / ZA550KL) is an entry level Android smartphone released in 2019. With the specification, nice looking design and the price, this phone offer a great bargain.

This Phone is an "upgraded" version of its predecessor or his little brother 😆, ASUS Zenfone Zenfone Live L2 that was released in 2018. And I hear there are even newer release of ASUS Zenfone Live L2 with upgraded hardware, it is 3 GB of RAM with 32 GB storage.

Price. In Indonesia, I bought ASUS Zenfone Live L2 back in September 2019 for IDR 1.000.000 or around USD 150. At that time I was looking for a cheap phone that suits my pocket, and after doing comparison with different brands, I choose this phone to be the best for its price.

ASUS Zenfone Live L2

ASUS Zenfone Live L2 Android smartphone specifications and info

name ASUS Zenfone Live L2. Codename: ASUS_X00RD
model ZA550KL.
capacity Internal storage: eMCP 16 GB.
MicroSD card: Supports up to 2 TB. 
weight & dimensions • (x * y * z): 71.77 mm x 147.26 mm x 8.15 mm.
• Weight: 140 grams.
display • 5.5-inch 18:9 HD IPS display.
• 82.3% screen-to-body ratio.
• 400nits brightness.
• Capacitive touch panel with 5 points multi-touch (supports glove touch).
processor CPU: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 430 Mobile Platform with 28nm, 64-bit Quad-core Processor.

GPU: Qualcomm® Adreno™ 505 (SD430).
memory 2GB RAM, LPDDR3.
rear camera • 13MP / 8MP
• F2.0 aperture
• Phase-detection autofocus
• 5p lens
• LED flash

PixelMaster camera modes:
•Auto (with Night HDR and Portrait)
• Beauty
• Panorama
• Time Lapse (with power saving)
• 8 various filters
front camera • 5MP
• F2.4 aperture
• Softlight LED flash

PixelMaster camera modes:
• Auto (with Night HDR and Portrait)
• Beauty
• 8 various filters
video recording • 1080p FHD video recording at 30 fps.
• Take still photo while recording video.
audio Speaker
Loudspeaker

Audio Output
Audio CODEC integrated into PMIC

Microphone
Single microphone

FM Receiver
FM radio
wireless technology • WLAN 802.11 b/g/n, 2.4GHz
• Bluetooth 4.0
• Wi-Fi direct
navigation GPS, AGPS, GLO, BDS.
SIM cards Triple slots: Dual SIM & one microSD card
• Slot 1: 2G/3G/4G Nano SIM card.
• Slot 2: 2G/3G/4G Nano SIM card.
• Both SIM card slots support 3G WCDMA / 4G LTE network band. But only one SIM card can connect to 3G WCDMA / 4G LTE service at a time.
• Slot 3: Supports up to 2TB microSD card.
network standard FDD-LTE; TDD-LTE; WCDMA; GSM.

Data rate
DC-HSPA+: UL 5.76 / DL 42 Mbps.

A version
• FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20).
• TD-LTE (Band 40).
• WCDMA (Bands 1, 2, 5, 8)
• GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz)

B version
• FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 26, 28)
• TD-LTE (Bands 38, 41)
• WCDMA (Bands 1, 5, 6, 8, 19)
GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz)

C version
• FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 28)
• WCDMA (Bands 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8)
• GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz)

D version
• FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 8)
TD-LTE (Band 40)
• WCDMA (Bands 1, 5, 8)
• GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz)

ASUS phone 4G/LTE band compatibility varies by region, please check compatibility with local carriers.
sensor Accelerator, E-Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor.
battery • 3000mAh capacity
• Up to 29 hours of 3G talk time
• Up to 4 days of music playback
• Watch up to 9 movie-length videos
• Up to 42 days of 4G standby time
• Up to 18 hours of Wi-Fi web browsing

Results may vary depending on test conditions and SKUs.
operating system Android™ Oreo™ with new ASUS ZenUI 5.

In the box

  • ZenFone Live with Android™ Oreo™ and new ASUS ZenUI 5.
  • ASUS ZenEar with microphone (optional). Note: this I don't get 😅.
  • Micro-USB cable.
  • Ejector pin (SIM tray needle).
  • USB power adapter.
  • Documentation (user guide, warranty card).

Specifications and contents may be vary by region.

ASUS Zenfone Live L2 developments

Official Softwares. Originally released on Android 8.0, this phone got monthly official updates, though it seems already dead now because the last update / security patch was issued on July 2020.

Android upgrade. Also with the official Android software upgrades, it seems there is no future anymore. Although there are beta versions of following Android upgrades available for ASUS Zenfone Live L2 that was last updated on April 2020:

  • Android 10 Beta.
  • Android 9 Beta.

All the firmares for ASUS Zenfone Live L2 can be downloaded at ASUS official site.

Custom developments

Custom developments for this phone is also gloomy 😭. Until now, there are no custom ROM nor custom kernel yet I can found there are only a few of ported ROMs for ASUS Zenfone Live L2, though we can easily unlock the bootloader and there are numerous custom recoveries developed for this phone.

But don't worry for Android ROM holic, thankfully ASUS Zenfone Live L2 support Project Treble so we can install various Android GSI ROM on this phone. I personally have messed up this phone on Android GSI ROM flashing journey 😆 (I'm on Bootleggers Pie ROM at the time this post created).

Stay up to date to this blog 'cause I will post about tutorials and modding for ASUS Zenfone Live L2 Android phone in the future.

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