savina, 05 Sep 2014Can you please tell me about the battery backup of Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG i have heard it doesn... moreIt's 2100 mAh Li-Po battery.
How long it would last depends on your usage pattern, firmware version, and the applications loaded.
If you want to know more, check comments here, where the matter was beaten to death and beyond.
Gautam Goel, 05 Sep 2014The first bumper case is from ASUS and its the original cover. One of my friend has it and its... moreNo reservations in that case.
I used to have HTC One X some time ago and the cheap Chinese covers would sometimes stain the back, which could not be replaced given it was unibody design.
So I was very fussy over the covers, and that was the the reason why I would recommend sticking to reliable brands. Asus obviously knows what its doing, so it should be fine.
Tomazz, 05 Sep 2014I do not know the bumper case in your first link. It might be better if you drop it, since it ... moreThe first bumper case is from ASUS and its the original cover. One of my friend has it and its looks beautiful and meets the requirement
Tomazz, 05 Sep 2014I do not know the bumper case in your first link. It might be better if you drop it, since it ... moreCan you please tell me about the battery backup of Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG i have heard it doesn't last a day.
Tomazz, 05 Sep 2014Mikkan,
Bought a bluetooth headset and … no, while the phone is ringing, you can't turn blu... moreWow!! You just bought a headset only for an experiment alone?THankx again..
Regarding the experiement,as I mentioned you need to have additional sw like “Tasker” or “AutoConnectBluetooth” from the playstore.These software can turn on the event of “Phone ringing”.
Here the basic intention is to turn on the Bluetooth only when the phone is ringing so that it can get connected to your headset and can have the rest of the conversation on it. Main objective is battery saving. Otherwise on a normal course we don’t know when the call comes ,we have to keep the Bluetooth always on and connected to headset.Else we have to accept the call ,then ,press the home button to access the settings menu,switch on Bluetooth connect to headset – which is inconvenience.
Mikkan, 04 Sep 2014Sorry I guess I was not clear enough.
Bluetooth of the phone should be made on only when phon... moreMikkan,
Bought a bluetooth headset and … no, while the phone is ringing, you can't turn bluetooth on… There are just 2 active buttons, Accept and Reject, at the bottom, and that's it. Pulling down the settings from the top does not work.
So you would need to either pair the device before the call and have bluetooth on when the call is received, or during the call turn on the bluetooth.
In other words - my results are same as yours.
maestrosan11, 05 Sep 2014Oh. Btw I was talking about these 2.
http://www.flipkart.com/asus-bumper-case-zenfone-5-a50... moreI do not know the bumper case in your first link. It might be better if you drop it, since it seems made from a softer material.
But the one that fits phone like a glove and makes it really good in the hands, is the exact case that you have on the second link. They exist in many colours, and are excellent.
So I can't comment on how good the first one is, maybe someone else has it. But I give 2 thumbs up for the second one.
Features wise this phone is great. Yesterday i have updated the firmware but still can't see much changes an moreover Why the speaker volume output is very low as compared to other smartphones as well as is it possible to increase the volume of ringtones because in noisy condition like (public place or traffic)one can hardly recognize if his/her phone is ringing.
Tomazz, 05 Sep 2014Don't know which ones you're talking about, but I've had a few "knockoff" no name co... moreOh. Btw I was talking about these 2.
Sid93, 04 Sep 2014@tomazz
After checking the system update it showed a 35.69MB update of the firmware 188.8.131.52... moreI have actually loaded the complete 1.18 firmware to folder on my server, which you can download and flash the phone with.
Here are the changes:
ASUS ZenFone 5(T00F/T00J) software Image: V184.108.40.206 for WW SKU only*
1. Improve call voice quality
2. Adjust the color tuning of front cam to decrease purplish issue on some modules
3. [GPS] Add Broadcom SW solution for GPS
4. Remove the attribute of "Last update"
5. Fixed the Front Camera applied EV error.
6. [DRM][ZenCare-732]Set Jam music as ringtone failed.
7. Fine tune beautification features to make better-looking selfies
8. ASUS Email
8-1. Add manual sync function to Email widget.
8-2. Add drop-down refresh function to combined view.
8-3. Add “Chat now” function to launch Omlet in the email; you will be able to chat with recipients in the same email.
8-4. Renew drawer interface design.
8-5. System performance enhancement.
9. ASUS Calendar
9-1. Show lunar calendar information in widget when system language is set to traditional or simplified Chinese.
9-2. In local Calendar, allow to edit or delete a single instance in a series of recurring events.
9-3. Improve widget layout.
9-4. Solve cover display malfunction caused by Emoji file name while gallery folder is linked to calendar event.
Steps of Update:
1. Check software version of your device**
2. Download device software and Update SOP (From “Manual” Item)
3. Only apply to same SKU update, Example: WW->WW, CN->CN, TW->TW.
4. Software update cannot transfer the software SKU and downgrade the software version.
5. Wrong SKU may cause update failure, please update the same SKU version only.
*How to know the device model?
Path: Settings->About-> Model number
**How to know the device software version?
Path: Settings->About-> software information->Build number
***System upgrade may cause part of data missing, please buckup your important data before system upgrading.
mao mao, 05 Sep 2014sir Tomazz, I had searched and read about kitkat, and what they are complaining about are appl... moreyou can still write to SD card, but only to the designated folders of the programs.
So if camera makes a folder DCIM on SD card, it can still write photos and videos to it.
The Gallery can still READ from that folder, but trouble would be if you use a 3rd party gallery app, and you wanted to EDIT the photo - it could not be saved to same folder, possibly it could be saved to that software's folder, though.
If you copy files from your computer to the SD card, the phone apps can still READ them, but can't modify them or delete them, if they are not in folders these apps created themselves.
I u want a phone which is fully worth your money then THERE IS NO OTHER OPTION THAN ASUS ZENPHONE 5.It gives u every feature that even a 20k rupee phone fails to provide.performance is excellent ,no lags observed in a 2 week usage.camera is the best part.u can watch videos connecting pen drive.its a phone which u should'nt miss.
asus zenfone 5 or zenfone 5 a500kl better for social media (bbm, path, instagram, line) ? especially about the battery and performance
Tomazz, 05 Sep 2014Not a problem. For most people. But some apps are throwing the files all over the place, or... moresir Tomazz, I had searched and read about kitkat, and what they are complaining about are applications cant write to SD card. I would like to know, if media files like videos, musics, etc (all other files except application) have a problem also regarding that SD card write matter.
Mau, 04 Sep 2014@Virus777
How's the front cam on the latest firmware? I believe there's still problem...Her... morethat is exactly what has been fixed in this update :)
front cam pinkish n purple pic problem has been fixed
jesjes, 05 Sep 2014When I'm opening my Playstare it doesn't work. I can update my recent applications which are a... moreturn off and on the phone and test again.
When you just create the account and enter PlayStore, for some reason all the downloads fail.
Normally on reboot of phone that gets sorted out.
Not sure it's about reboot or it takes some time to add phone's ID to the account on Google servers...
mao mao, 05 Sep 2014Tomazz, it was not clear to me what you were saying about music, pictures and videos that has ... moreNot a problem. For most people.
But some apps are throwing the files all over the place, or need to access and write them everywhere, so that could be an issue for 3rd party apps. But not those that came installed with the phone.
I suggest you google up the differences between JellyBean and KitKat on the SD card handling, and make your own conclusion.