Renegades, 28 Sep 2014Should i buy asus zenfone 5? What about its performance?is it really good? Plsss tell me plss ... moreI think it would always be best to go to a shop and play with a shortlisted selection of phones and choose the one you like the most.
Specifications are only a part of the story. Of course you don't want to pick something that will constantly hang, lag, and perform in a way that it annoys you all the time.
But the overall package, how it feels in your hands and how you like it when you are playing with it should be a far more important part of the choosing process.
Asking people on the forum should not be at all, as you'll always see lovers (buy this thing, it's the best thing since Earth cooled) and haters (this is a total piece of sh*t, don't buy it) and redirectors (don't buy this, buy that instead) fighting for your attention.
Read the reviews and opinions on models that are in or close to budget, write down the complaints and mark what you can live with, what's likely to be solved, and what is unacceptable - make a short list of those that you can live with - then head to a shop that has demo models and give them a test, with the list of annoyances in hand, so you can check whether it is acceptable for you.
And don't be surprised if you walk out of shop with something that wasn't on your list at all :)
kon lao, 29 Sep 2014so, should we have to update to kitkat not in OTA too?Kit Kat will overwrite whole OS. So you can do OTA.
But note that it's 1.4-1.5 GB, so it would take some time, and you would not really want to do it on your cellular connection.
the battery life is poor i think the smart saver didnt work please help how to last long battery form my asus 5 thank you guys..
Tomazz, 28 Sep 2014Yes, Kit Kat will replace whole OS and include all updates. I am uneasy giving release date... moreSo what do you think the best way? Just waiting for android kitkat or root my zenfone than downgrade the version?
I've purchased this phone a month back after 15-20 days I'm feeling issues like phone is disconnecting automatically when I was on call whereas phone is showing full network at that time...
Please any1 can suggest me what should I do...
rinzz, 28 Sep 2014Bro tel him his came ra quality n His battry It is possible that Asus service network sucks in India, as I do not live there, I really don't know.
It is also possible that Asus was overwhelmed by popularity of the phone and has no surplus sets to replace faulty ones with.
Although this is not much of consolation, but these things get sorted out as soon as supply chain stabilizes, and I can't see this kind of demand persisting for a long time.
Then again, anything is possible.
Ir. Naqif, 28 Sep 2014What do you mean by root zenfone 5? Do you mean by factory reset. I bought my zenfone past sev... moreYes, Kit Kat will replace whole OS and include all updates.
I am uneasy giving release dates as they slipped several times already, but it is imminent.
Rooting is only needed if you wanted to force a downgrade. You cannot install older OS over newer or same version on a non rooted phone.
Should i buy asus zenfone 5? What about its performance?is it really good? Plsss tell me plss help me decide.
Tomazz, 28 Sep 2014Apps can indeed run from SD, and you can even set default location for apps to SD. But anyw... moreWhat do you mean by root zenfone 5? Do you mean by factory reset. I bought my zenfone past several week ago and only received 1.18 system update. And if I upgrade to android kitkat, should this problem will resolve? Can you give specific date for android kitkat zenfone 5 release. Thanks
Nikhil2910, 28 Sep 2014Where to find various sound or ring profiles?Settings, Sound, tap on Phone ringtones.
For each SIM card, tap on ringtones and choose one. At the top you have browse, where you can browse to mp3 file.
amit jain, 28 Sep 2014I am surprised to hear about problems in asus zenfone 5.Mine is working very nice since i boug... moreApps can indeed run from SD, and you can even set default location for apps to SD.
But anyway, you received the phone several months back and then received every update. Many people who bought it later, only received last update but are missing all the rest of them in between.
I believe this is what is causing many issues and I replicated it by rooting phone to 1.14... well, that was the earliest one I've had, then root got removed, and I tapped system update.
Needless to say, it downloaded 30 MB 1.18.40 only, skipping all the earlier ones.
It is behaving very bad, speaker sucks, so does camera, hangs at times, flash does not work properly, it's heating and battery life is dreadful.
Repeated the process and loaded 1.14 again, then manually loaded complete 1.17.40 and tapped system update again - and problems are gone.
This is somewhat a proof that Asus screwed up update process big time.
But at the same time, with no ability to downgrade without rooting, I also have no solution, except recommending NOT to OTA update system for next update if by some miracle it is still JellyBean, but to load full 700 MB firmware file instead.
As for the case next is Kit Kat - that will overwrite whole OS anyway, so it should fix these issues.
jd, 28 Sep 2014I faced some other issues today. feeling bad. Can't move dead trigger to device memory from sd... moreDo you have sufficient space in internal drive? Else uninstall, change install location to internal memory and download again.
am looking for asus zenfone 501cg may i know there is an option of video calling in this phone or not.
Direct video call to any number like in samsung mobile...
Tomazz, 28 Sep 2014I just tested on mine, and have no such issues, although I can say that some photos are far no... moreI think i have to do what i never wanted
Take it to service centre
Which means they gonna keep it for at least 2 weeks :(
Well i have other issues too
My earphones were working fine
I was listening to songs n in the middle of a song the earphones started sounding like the incompatible earphones (like the jellybean customised earphones sound in a gingerbread device). They only work when i pull them a lil out of the jack.
Plus my capacitive keys freeze n hang often
Then i have to press power or volume buttons multiple times to make them work.
I haven't found any Zenfone 5 user to have this problem till now
Just now again
Capacitive keys not working, can't go back and submit my post :@