Ryan, 18 Nov 2014Is this phone hangs many time ? Reply pls . I want to buy this phone No
thanks for your correct and perfect feedback
feeling better after this feedback !!!!
Raja Ram, 18 Nov 2014can asus zenfone 5 battery be replaced
pls help...just read all the comments here..we all downsides and upsides when it come to judging.
just did buy this phone yesterday and so awesome..
i am a technical support and comp.tech. and asus is one of my favorite type when it comes to desktop and laptop mboards.
all i can say is its nice and wonderfull.glad to have this phone..
i am trying to upgrade it to kitkat after work..
ZUBIN MALIK, 18 Nov 2014Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG a Delightful Value for Money phone. I was looking for a phone for my... moreHi, I just want to know if there are issues after you upgrade it to KK mode? I'm am not techy so I also want to know how to upgrade it to KK because there are a lot of complaints when someone update it to KK. thnaks!
spg7, 18 Nov 2014Hi.... How did you update to latest version : 1) OTA 2) Manual download from Asus websiteI did an ota update... It came around 110mb
swaroop, 18 Nov 2014what do you mean by latest updateI got an update of about 110mb last week... And after that the phone battery had started to last longer than before... I won't say that it's the best... But a lot better than before..
i update my android and my Wlan don't connect( all network are not in range)anyone help me plzzzzz
nca7k, 18 Nov 2014Hi guys..what app u use for better battery saver for zen5greenify apps.
Virenh83, 18 Nov 2014Hey!!! I copied the entire downloaded zip folder of the KK update (126.96.36.199) on my SD car... moreyup, is normal. can update now. make sure u phone battery more than 50%(just my suggestion only).
I have brought this phone 1 month ago . Now I must facing a major problem wide dis Dat is once phone is switched off it will take minimum 24hrs to restart . I'm just tired of dis thing . Pls if anyone can help me....
ZUBIN MALIK, 18 Nov 2014Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG a Delightful Value for Money phone. I was looking for a phone for my... moreAre u from India? If yes, then I would like to know what is ur experience after updating to KitKat? Is the update good or bad. I am still on Jellybean, and I use ASUS Keyboard in my phone and happy with the keyboard. I got update notification for KitKat but didn't go for it as some people had issues with KitKat. Just want to confirm whether to go with the update or it still has some issues that needs to be sorted out??
battery backup is very poor ui is also bad whenever u update the apps battery drags alot. u cannot use pure android os.
Ginzon, 17 Nov 2014Rooting means u get all right over your phone. You can do many things including screwing up yo... moreThx for the reply .. I think I better don't root the phone . My device is kitkat version ... :)
Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG a Delightful Value for Money phone.
I was looking for a phone for my work and personal use, to check e-mail mostly, occasionally FB and other social activities like Google +, Maps, Music, LinkedIn and YouTube etc…
I keep Wi-Fi Turned on 24/7 and mobile data as well, in case Wi-Fi Signals are not there. It’s a DUAL SIM phone, but I am using only one SIM as of now with 8GB Micro SD card.
I was using Nexus 4 before this and therefore wanted something to match it at-least technically. I did a lot of research on phones and wanted it to be Value for Money and came across ASUS ZENFONE 5. I am a huge fan of ASUS since last 14 years and used lot of computer hardware from the company, so I had no doubt in capability of ASUS to create a phone for these time. GSMARENA ratings are 8.2, 8.2, 8.2, which is amazing…
Incorrect feedback about phone when you see review videos on Youtube or anywhere else
1) Battery – It has a decent battery backup which gives me a full day of use with phone calls, Wi-Fi on 24/7. So no issues with battery. There are some tweaks which I did to maximize it, which are listed below:
a.Turned off the GPS, as I don’t use it much unless travelling on highways
b.Kept the Brightness little below mid and in Auto Mode
c.Turn the Vibration off, as I don’t need it much in a phone
2)KITKAT update to version 4.4.2 : Simply done on first day of purchase, only issue was Keyboard not working, which can be easily resolved by selecting ASUS Keyboard as default Keyboard.
• Amazing looks, slim and sleek, metal spirals below diffract light amazingly
• Screen does not looks like glass and icons look perfect, thanks to IPS display
• 2 GB RAM, nothing less will do for me after GOOGLE NEXUS 4
• Great Camera and in-built Apps Like Micro Film
• ZEN UI, very refreshing after stock Android use on Nexus 4
• BRAND ASUS is always delivered great quality
• Gorilla Glass 3 feels sturdy
• Change the back cover and you have a new color of phone in its original Avatar
• Removable back cover can feel a little squeaky after using non open able Nexus 4, nothing major
• Difficult to Open Back Panel
• Lack of Original Accessories on Flipkart. No Back Panel Replacement or ASUS original back covers available
Go BUY IT, any user with some tweaking can use this phone and it will be difficult to get away from ZEN UI once you start using it. Just Makes your Life EASY!! GO FOR IT…
In case you have any questions, feel free to ask questions or write back.
I copied the entire downloaded zip folder of the KK update (188.8.131.52) on my SD card just to utilise it later as I had downloaded the file on my office's PC and didnot want to keep it there for long.
Nd now my handset is showing notification stating "System update file detected. Touch to start the system update".
Is this normal?
Can i update to KK now?
Tomazz, 14 Nov 2014Download this file and unzip it once (there's another ZIP file in it, do NOT unzip that one): ... moreHi.
I am facing 2 problems.
1) Unable to paste any of the files downloaded for manual update to KK (184.108.40.206). Also plz let me know which file to paste in ROOT folder and how? I got the below files after downloading the update file (Approx.721 MB) for manual update:
2) I am unable to perform a hard reset on my hansdet. I did exactly as advised to first turn off my handset, then press power and volume down keys together and hold them to enter a dos lookalike screen.
But here, my handset is not at all responding to pressing and holding power and volume down keys. The screen remains black and does not respond in any manner. It dosen't even vibrate.
Kindly help me to solve these issues.
P.S. Might seem idiotic questions, but sorry, don't have any idea on this.
@amitkk, thanks for the advice. The incomming call quality improved after reducing the volume, but I still find the quality as substandard.
Can you or anybody else please post a call sample?
It will help me and many others know the true sound quality of the phone and whether their phones are faulty or fine.
Another question, can greenify stop google play services n location access?