Xiaomi Redmi 6A versus Asus ZenFone Live L1

Ciara Alarcon
In the Philippines, budget smartphones will always be relevant to consumers. Sometimes, users decide to buy one to work as their daily driver, backup phone, or for only specific tasks. Considering all these things, consumers are very picky in choosing which one deserves their bucks.

Recently, Asus and Xiaomi launched their budget phones in the local shores – the Redmi 6A and ZenFone Live L1 respectively. Both devices are packed with capable specs along with their price tags under Php6K.

With a goal to offer decent smartphones to the market, which phone didn’t compensate more things to stamp itself with an affordable asking price? Let’s put them inside our battle arena to see who has the upper hand! Let’s get it on.

Xiaomi Redmi 6A versus Asus ZenFone Live L1
Xiaomi Redmi 6A versus Asus ZenFone Live L1

Device Xiaomi Redmi 6A Asus ZenFone Live L1
Dual SIM Yes, Hybrid Yes, Nano + Nano
Display 5.45-inch IPS LCD (1440 x 720) capacitive touchscreen, 18:9 ratio, 295 ppi 5.5-inch IPS LCD (1440 x 720) capacitive touchscreen, 18:9 ratio, 293 ppi
Dimensions 147.5mm x 71.5mm x 8.3mm 147.3mm x 71.8mm x 8.2mm
Weight 145 grams 140 grams
O/S Android 8.1 Oreo w/ MIUI 9.0 Android 8.1 Oreo w/ ASUS ZenUI 5
Chipset Mediatek Helio A22 Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425
CPU Quad core 2.0GHz Cortex-A53 Quad core 1.4GHz Cortex-A53
GPU PowerVR GE8320 Adreno 308
Memory 16GB/32GB 16GB
Storage Expansion up to 256GB, uses SIM 2 slot up to 2TB, dedicated slot
Main Camera 13MP f/2.2 w/ PDAF and LED flash 13MP f/2.0 w/ PDAF and LED flash
Front Camera 5MP f/2.2 5MP
Radio Yes Yes
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE v4.0, A2DP, LE
Infrared No No
USB microUSB 2.0 microUSB 2.0
Fingerprint Sensor No No
Face Recognition Yes Yes
Battery 3000mAh Li-Ion, non-removable 3000mAh Li-Ion, non-removable
Fast Charging No No
Wireless Charging No No
PricePhp5,290 (2GB/16GB), Php5,990 (2GB/32GB) Php5,995

It’s a tight match between the Xiaomi Redmi 6A and Asus ZenFone Live L1!

Initially, Asus gets the first point by having a slightly bigger 5.5-inch IPS LCD display compared with its rival’s 5.45-inch IPS LCD panel. The twist? Both phones offer a trendy 18:9 screen, which means the two come with almost the same display offerings.

Under the hood, the Redmi 6A is loaded with Helio A22 quad-core processor, paired with PowerVR GE8320 graphics. It can be coupled with 2GB of RAM and up to 32GB of internal storage. On the other hand, the ZenFone Live L1 is powered by Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor, complemented with Adreno 308 GPU. The device comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage.

While we can say that the Redmi 6A is equipped with a higher memory capacity, we must not overlook the fact that the ZenFone Live L1's storage is expandable via microSD card up to 256GB. With that being said, Xiaomi failed to give users a dedicated slot for their microSD card. So, if its users decide to expand their storage, they must give up their SIM 2 slot.

See Also: Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Announced; SD 636, up to 6GB RAM/128GB ROM, Dual Cameras, and 5500mAh Battery!

Moving on to the camera department, both devices boast 13-megapixel main cameras and 5-megapixel selfie snappers. In addition, they also have the same battery capacity of 3000mAh. For security option, the two phones also have Face Recognition technology.

Both phones run on Android 8.1 Oreo. The Redmi 6A has MIUI 9.0 skin while the ZenFone Live L1 sports ASUS ZenUI 5.

The Xioami Redmi 6A is priced at Php5,290 (2GB/16GB) or Php5,990 (2GB/32GB), while the Asus ZenFone Live L1 costs Php5,995.

So, which side are you on? Share your thoughts with us!

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