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Asus Zenfone Live L1 (ZA550KL 32GB) vs LG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)

Side by side comparison between Asus Zenfone Live (L1) vs LG Nexus 5 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare LG Nexus 5 XAsus Zenfone Live L1 (ZA550KL 32GB)15Points
Asus Zenfone Live L1 (ZA550KL 32GB)
5.5"
IPS

720x1440

13
MP

5mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Quad

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
LG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)
4.95"
IPS+

1080x1920

8
MP

1.3mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

2300
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Asus Zenfone Live L1 (ZA550KL 32GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Zenfone Live L1 (ZA550KL 32GB)15 Advantages Asus Zenfone Live L1 (ZA550KL 32GB)vsNexus 5 (D821 16GB)14 Advantages LG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)
+2GB LPDDR3Advantage
This RAM type is better and more efficient.
vs2GB LPDDR2
+32GB (22GB available)83%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (12GB available)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+8.15 millimeters (0.32 inches)6%
Thinner
vs8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)
+5.5"11%
Larger screen
vs4.95"
+(back) 13MP60%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 8MP
+LED flash on both camerasAdvantage
The LED flash on both cameras helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsHDR photo only main camera
+f/2.0 (aperture)20%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.4 (aperture)
+(front) 5MP3 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 1.3MP
+Android 8.0 OreoAdvantage
Android 8.0 Oreo is newer and safer
vsAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+3000 mAh30%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2300 mAh
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
1.4Ghz 64bit Quad-Corevs+2.3Ghz 32bit Quad-Core35%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
140 grams (4.9 ounces)vs+130 grams (4.55 ounces)8%
Lighter
TFT IPS LCDvs+TFT Super IPS+Advantage
TFT Super IPS+ display is brighter and more vivid
720x1440 pixelsvs+1080x1920 pixels100%
Higher resolution screen
293 PPIvs+445 PPI52%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)vs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
MicroUSB 2.0vs+MicroUSB 3.0Advantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass 3Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys

22 Common items in both devices
16 million
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / Autofocus
Full HD (1920x1080)
(front) HD (1280x720)
4G LTE
150 Mbps
+15 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresAsus Zenfone Live L1 (ZA550KL 32GB)LG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)
ModelZenfone Live L1 (ZA550KL 32GB)Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)
Other model namesAsus ZenFone Live L1 ZA550KL X00RD (2GB RAM)LG Google Nexus 5 D821, LG Nexus 5 4G LTE, LG D821
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandAsusLG
Release dateMay, 2018November, 2013
Depth8.15 millimeters (0.32 inches)8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)
Size (width x height)71.77 x 147.26 millimeters (2.83 x 5.8 in)69.2 x 137.9 millimeters (2.72 x 5.43 in)
Weight140 grams (4.9 ounces)130 grams (4.55 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Asus Zenfone Live L1 (ZA550KL 32GB)LG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)
Operating systemAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 4.4 KitKat
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
HardwareAsus Zenfone Live L1 (ZA550KL 32GB)LG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917 (28nm)32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 (28nm)
CPU processor1.4Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A532.3Ghz Quad-Core Krait 400
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 308 500MhzQualcomm Adreno 330
RAM memory2GB LPDDR32GB LPDDR2
Internal storage32GB (22GB available)
eMCP
16GB (12GB available)
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplayAsus Zenfone Live L1 (ZA550KL 32GB)LG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDTFT Super IPS+
Screen size5.5" inches4.95" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~73.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~70.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1440 pixels (18:9)1080x1920 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 5-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)293 PPI445 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 3
Display features60Hz, 400 nitsfeature not registered
Mobile networksAsus Zenfone Live L1 (ZA550KL 32GB)LG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkGlobal version:
UMTS 850/900/2100

America version:
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4

Global version:
LTE (1, 3, 5, 8)
TD-LTE (40)

America version:
LTE (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 26, 28)
LTE Cat4 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600 (Bands 1,3,5,7,8,20)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
CallingAsus Zenfone Live L1 (ZA550KL 32GB)LG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraAsus Zenfone Live L1 (ZA550KL 32GB)LG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)
Back camera (main camera)13 megapixels8 megapixels
Main camera resolution4128x3096 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flash on both camerasLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.4 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered30mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.2" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo only main camera
2ª cameraAsus Zenfone Live L1 (ZA550KL 32GB)LG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels1.3 megapixels
Front camera resolution2592x1944 pixels1280x1024 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)HD (1280x720)
Front flashLEDNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/2.4 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/6" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.9µm pixel
MultimediaAsus Zenfone Live L1 (ZA550KL 32GB)LG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.264, H.263
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3
ConnectivityAsus Zenfone Live L1 (ZA550KL 32GB)LG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0MicroUSB 3.0
TV outputNot supportedMicro-B USB SlimPort
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsAsus Zenfone Live L1 (ZA550KL 32GB)LG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Other features- Colors: Midnight Black, Space Blue, Rose Pink, Shimmer Gold
- Android Go edition
- ZenUI 5
- Touch glove display
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, White
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- Qi Wireless charging
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyAsus Zenfone Live L1 (ZA550KL 32GB)LG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3000 mAh2300 mAh
Charger, watts10W (5V/2A) Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy1740 minutes | 29 hours | 1.2 days1020 minutes | 17 hours | 0.7 day
Standbyfeature not registered18000 minutes | 300 hours | 12.5 days
Radiation rateAsus Zenfone Live L1 (ZA550KL 32GB)LG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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