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Nokia Asha 230 (RM-987) vs Asus Zenfone Live L2 (ZA550KL 32GB)

Side by side comparison between Nokia Asha 230 vs Asus Zenfone Live (L2) phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Nokia Asha 230 (RM-987)
2.8"
TFT

240x320

1.2
MP

64MB
RAM

32bit Single

1020
mAh

(Removable)

vs
29PointsAsus Zenfone Live L2 (ZA550KL 32GB)Compare Nokia Asha 230 X
Asus Zenfone Live L2 (ZA550KL 32GB)
5.5"
IPS

720x1440

13
MP

5mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Asus Zenfone Live L2 (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!

Asha 230 (RM-987)2 Advantages Nokia Asha 230 (RM-987)vsZenfone Live L2 (ZA550KL 32GB)29 Advantages Asus Zenfone Live L2 (ZA550KL 32GB)
+89 grams (3.12 ounces)57%
Lighter
vs140 grams (4.9 ounces)
+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
vsLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
64MBvs+2GB LPDDR331 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
64MBvs+32GB (22GB available)351 times
More internal storage for applications and files
Until 32GB microSD, microSDHCvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC31 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
13.2 millimeters (0.52 inches)vs+8.15 millimeters (0.32 inches)62%
Thinner
TFT LCDvs+TFT IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
260 thousandvs+16 million61 times
More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos
240x320 pixelsvs+720x1440 pixels13 times
Higher resolution screen
143 PPIvs+293 PPI105%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
2.8"vs+5.5"96%
Larger screen
(back) 1.2MPvs+(back) 13MP9 times
Higher resolution main camera
Not supportedvs+LED flash on both camerasAdvantage
The LED flash on both cameras helps in dark places or in low light
Not supportedvs+PDAF: phase detection autofocusAdvantage
Best autofocus type for taking pictures
Not supportedvs+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
f/2.8 (aperture)vs+f/2.0 (aperture)40%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
Not supportedvs+(front) 5MPAdvantage
A front-camera is best for taking selfies
QVGA (320x240)vs+Full HD (1920x1080)26 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
1000 apps (Nokia Store)vs+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)2499 times
More apps available to download and use
2G EDGEvs+4G LTEAdvantage
The 4G LTE network is newer and faster
(2G EDGE) 0.236 Mbpsvs+(4G LTE) 150 Mbps635 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Ambient Light sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
1020 mAhvs+3000 mAh194%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
Not supportedvs+Video callingAdvantage
The video calling allows to make calls with voice and video
1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
Not supportedvs+802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)Advantage
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz) is newer and faster
3.0 + A2DPvs+4.0 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.0 + A2DP is newer and faster
HTML, XHTMLvs+HTML, XHTML, HTML5Advantage
Better sites viewing on the internet

11 Common items in both devices
Only digital zoom
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Speakerphone
+4 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresNokia Asha 230 (RM-987)Asus Zenfone Live L2 (ZA550KL 32GB)
ModelAsha 230 (RM-987)Zenfone Live L2 (ZA550KL 32GB)
Other model namesNokia Asha 230 Single-sim RM-987Asus ZenFone Live L2 Octa ZA550KL (2GB RAM)
Country or region availablefeature not registered(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandNokiaAsus
Release dateFebruary, 2014April, 2019
Depth13.2 millimeters (0.52 inches)8.15 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)58.6 x 99.5 millimeters (2.31 x 3.92 in)71.77 x 147.26 millimeters (2.83 x 5.8 in)
Weight89 grams (3.12 ounces)140 grams (4.9 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Nokia Asha 230 (RM-987)Asus Zenfone Live L2 (ZA550KL 32GB)
Operating systemNokia Series OS Asha Platform 1.1Android 8.0 Oreo
Firmware updateNokia Series OS Asha Platform 1.4feature not registered
HardwareNokia Asha 230 (RM-987)Asus Zenfone Live L2 (ZA550KL 32GB)
Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM822564bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 MSM8940 (28nm)
CPU processorSingle-Core ARM Cortex-A5Octa-Core, 2 processors:
1.4Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.1Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerfeature not registeredQualcomm Adreno 505
RAM memory64MB2GB LPDDR3
Internal storage64MB32GB (22GB available)
eMCP
External storageUntil 32GB microSD, microSDHC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayNokia Asha 230 (RM-987)Asus Zenfone Live L2 (ZA550KL 32GB)
Display typeTFT LCDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size2.8" inches5.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~41.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~73.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution240x320 pixels720x1440 pixels (18:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 5-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)143 PPI293 PPI
Colors260 thousand16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz, 400 nits
Mobile networksNokia Asha 230 (RM-987)Asus Zenfone Live L2 (ZA550KL 32GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload0.236 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Network technology2G2G, 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 networkNot supportedA version (Europe):
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100

B version (India):
UMTS 850/900/2100

C version:
UMTS 800/850/900/2100

D version (America):
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat4

A version (Europe):
LTE (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)
TD-LTE (40)

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

C version:
LTE (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 26, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 41)

D version (America):
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE
CallingNokia Asha 230 (RM-987)Asus Zenfone Live L2 (ZA550KL 32GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingNot supportedSupported
Call controlVoice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraNokia Asha 230 (RM-987)Asus Zenfone Live L2 (ZA550KL 32GB)
Back camera (main camera)1.2 megapixels13 megapixels
Main camera resolution1280x960 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (primary)QVGA (320x240) 25 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashNot supportedLED flash on both cameras
Focal aperturef/2.8 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
AutofocusNot supportedPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusNot supportedSupported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionfeature not registeredFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRNot supportedHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraNokia Asha 230 (RM-987)Asus Zenfone Live L2 (ZA550KL 32GB)
Front camera (secondary)Not supported5 megapixels
Front camera resolutionNot supported2592x1944 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Not supportedHD (1280x720)
Front flashNot supportedLED
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.4 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaNokia Asha 230 (RM-987)Asus Zenfone Live L2 (ZA550KL 32GB)
RadioFM (RDS)FM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.263MP4, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, AACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityNokia Asha 230 (RM-987)Asus Zenfone Live L2 (ZA550KL 32GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0MicroUSB 2.0
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth3.0 + A2DP4.0 + A2DP
WiFiNot supported802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsNokia Asha 230 (RM-987)Asus Zenfone Live L2 (ZA550KL 32GB)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedNot supported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTMLHTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Other features- Colors: Black, Bright Red, Yellow, Bright Green, White, Cyan
- Nokia Glance screen
- Series 40 Theme v2.0 UI
- USB Charging
- Java framework
- Colors: Rocket Red, Cosmic Blue
- Android Go edition
- ZenUI 5
- Touch glove display
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyNokia Asha 230 (RM-987)Asus Zenfone Live L2 (ZA550KL 32GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)
BL-5C
Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity1020 mAh3000 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging10W (5V/2A) Standard charging
Talk time autonomy660 minutes | 11 hours | 0.5 day1740 minutes | 29 hours | 1.2 days
Standby42000 minutes | 700 hours | 29.2 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateNokia Asha 230 (RM-987)Asus Zenfone Live L2 (ZA550KL 32GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.06W/kg (head) | 0.84W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.7W/kg (head) | 0.61W/kg (body)feature not registered
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