The Taiwanese brand Asus saw significant success with its phone, the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 which became the favourite budget offering by Asus for a lot of buyers. Asus now seems to be building on top of that success with the launch of new Asus Zenfone Lite L1 (ZA551KL). This new phone by Asus bears a price tag of Rs 6,999 which puts it forth against much more competent phones in this price range like the Redmi 6A and the Realme C1. Notably, the Redmi 6A also comes at the exact same price and offers a lot of exciting features. The Asus Zenfone Lite L1 (ZA551KL) also comes with face unlock and dedicated microSD card among many other features which the buyers might like. Go ahead to read more about how the Asus Zenfone Lite L1 (ZA551KL) fares against the Realme C1 and Redmi 6A.
Asus ZenFone Lite L1, Xiaomi Redmi 6A and Realme C1: Specifications
To get the similarities out of the way, the Asus Zenfone Lite L1, Realme C1 and the Redmi 6A, all three boot Android Oreo and come with a dedicated microSD card slot. Out of all three, the Realme C1 features the biggest screen of a 6.2-inch display, whereas Xiaomi and Asus both offer similar 5.45-inch displays with 720p resolution. Also, the Realme C1 is the only phone among the three to sport a notch.
The Asus ZenFone Lite L1 (ZA551KL) packs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor and offers a decent experience when it comes to performance, the Realme C1 is a step ahead, and it packs the Snapdragon 450 processor. The Redmi 6A differs a bit in this regard and sports the MediaTek Helio A22 processor. On the memory front, the Realme C1 and the ZenFone Lite L1 offer a similar 2GB RAM and 16GB of onboard storage, the Redmi 6A, on the other hand, debuts with 32GB internal storage which also comes for Rs 6,999. Buyers will be able to expand the memory via a microSD card by 256GB.
The Realme C1 trumps the other two phones when it comes to camera and imaging by sporting a dual camera setup comprising of a 13MP primary sensor paired with a 2MP secondary sensor. On the front, the phone sports a 5MP selfie snapper which supports AI Face Unlock. The Asus ZenFone Lite L1 (ZA551KL) flaunts a 13MP rear shooter with f/2.0 aperture, 1.12um pixel size, PDAF along with LED flash support. The Asus phone sports a 5MP front sensor with f/2.2 aperture, 1.2um pixel size, and this one also comes with LED flash support. The Redmi 6A, gets a 13MP sensor on the rear side with PDAF support and f/2.2 aperture, whereas we get to see a 5MP selfie snapper on the front.
When it comes to stamina and battery, the Realme C1 beats the others as it packs a 4230mAh battery, whereas, the Redmi 6A and Asus ZenFone Lite L1 (ZA551KL) come with a similar 3000mAh battery. Owing to the massive battery, the Realme C1 also sums up to be the heaviest phones at 168 grams, while the Asus ZenFone Lite L1 is the lightest and weighs just 140 grams. All the three phones come with the 3.5mm headphone jack, support Face Unlock and miss out on the fingerprint sensor.
Asus ZenFone Lite L1, Xiaomi Redmi 6A vs Realme C1 Pricing
The Asus ZenFone Lite L1 (ZA551KL) retails in India for Rs 6,999, and it comes in the colour options of Black and Gold. In the initial days, the phone will be available for an introductory price of Rs 5,999 in the Flipkart Dhamaka Days, and then it will retail exclusively on Flipkart.
The Xiaomi Redmi 6A bears a price tag of Rs 6,999 for the 2GB RAM+ 32GB storage variant, whereas the 16GB storage model is available for Rs 1,000 less. Interested buyers can get the phone from Amazon India and Mi.com where it will sell in Black and Gold colour options. The Realme C1 got a price bump recently and is now available for purchase at Rs 7,999 exclusively on Flipkart.
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