If install any application like skypee. After completing the installation one options is prompt "Read ontacts: Skypee tries to read contacts-- deny --- allow" but every time it's showing.
A-VED143, 29 Aug 2014is there a china model in zenfone 5 tomazz what regulatory information in your phone tomazz pl... moreAll Zenfone 5 are made in China by Pegatron (Asus subsidiary), which also makes iPhones, Nexus tablets, etc.
There are no cosmetic differences between TOOF and TOOJ models, and they are by large identical. However TOOF may have different Wifi and cellular modem modules.
mao mao, 29 Aug 2014I saw opinions about chinese models/fake models, how can we surely recognize that we are buyin... moreI don't think there are any "fake" as in counterfeited models of this phone out there. It would cost as much as the selling price of original is just to make one to work half as well as the original. That doesn't mean that someone would not try and pack a 10$ crap into ZF5 lookalike box. Or a piece of wood in the plastic…
However what complaint here was that CN, TW, CHT versions come with Chinese OS, CU-ANDROID (Chinese Universal) rather than WWE-ANDROID (WorldWideEnabled) version.
Difference is that WWE version includes ALL the languages, while CU version has English, and then a few variants of Chinese, not being able to add more languages.
Another thing is that some Amazon sellers not only sold Chinese models, but also rooted them and loaded some unofficial firmware that left Asus service centres scratching their heads.
So best bet is to buy from Asus distributor in your country, or from a reputable shop, which allows a 7 days exchange if product is not as advertised.
If you are buying a phone in a physical shop, check the back of the box, where the sticker is and make sure it states A501CG and WWE-ANDROID. That is if you're buying 8 or 16 GB 3G version. We also suggest you get model with 2 GB RAM.
But if you're buying from online store, ask up-front what version it is, and only buy from shops that allow return if product differs from description.
Virus777, 29 Aug 2014if i download kitkat
then do i need that 700 mb firmware update ???
or my firmware will b... moreThe whole lot will get upgraded to KitKat over a 1-1.4 GB OTA file.
You will be able to download the KitKat file with PC from Asus website, and place it on JellyBean firmwared phone via USB cable.
However, once KitKat is installed, that might be a little complicated, as you might lose root folder access on the phone from PC.
Jeet, 28 Aug 2014Using this phone from last 1 week. SAR value is 2.0W/KG which is very high. Feeling pain in bo... moreYou did not read it properly. This is the actual situation (read last line for actual SAR of the phone):
RF Exposure information (SAR) - CE
This device meets the EU requirements (1999/519/EC) on the limitation of exposure of the general public to electromagnetic fields by way of health protection.
The limits are part of extensive recommendations for the protection of the general public. These recommendations have been developed and checked by independent scientific organizations through regular and thorough evaluations of scientific studies. The unit of measurement for the European Council’s recommended limit for mobile devices is the “Specific Absorption Rate” (SAR), and the SAR limit is 2.0 W/Kg averaged over 10 gram of body tissue. It meets the requirements of the International Commission on Non- Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP).
For next-to-body operation, this device has been tested and meets the ICNRP exposure guidelines and the European Standard EN 62311 and EN 62209-2. SAR is measured with the device directly contacted to the body while transmitting at the highest certified output power level in all frequency bands of the mobile device.
The highest CE SAR value for the device is 0.530 W/Kg.
Prasad37, 29 Aug 2014Of course that person is faking about zenfone 5's camera. My ZF 5 camera is awesome.indeed
the camera rocks.
esp the gif ,in depth and miniature modes
the minor noise in the images can be overlooked considering the price at which we r getting the phone
Tomazz, 29 Aug 2014It's already out for some other models, and for ZF5 it's in beta testing stage, from what I am... moreif i download kitkat
then do i need that 700 mb firmware update ???
or my firmware will be updated along with my os ?
bought a zenfone 5 A501CG & returned it after 1day. eat battery too much, too mych weight. camera seems to be a 2mp camera. ASUS needs to study more before releasing zenfone. hope kitkat will solve this. before buying i liked zenfone very much but after using 1day i changed & take a xperia m2 dual & i realize sony know how to make a smartphone.
Prasad37, 29 Aug 2014Check this out Zenfone 5 users. Asus may roll out Android L for Zenfones in future. Check the ... moreIt's already out for some other models, and for ZF5 it's in beta testing stage, from what I am aware.
Rumours go that it's coming out next month.
Obviously, that won't be a small incremental update but something over 1 GB in size. And yes, that'll be sent via OTA…
If you're seeing some update being downloaded for ages - that's what it is.
Tomazz, 28 Aug 2014Someone a page back was saying he bought one for his girlfriend and it has a very crappy camer... moreOf course that person is faking about zenfone 5's camera. My ZF 5 camera is awesome.
A-VED143, 29 Aug 2014how to activate one handed mode in zenfone 5 tomazz There isn't one.
Check this out Zenfone 5 users. Asus may roll out Android L for Zenfones in future. Check the screenshot which is showing a answer from Asus regarding pixel master camera...
sallminrexha, 28 Aug 2014I won't recommend it. I bought one for my girlfriend. She's using it for 3 months or so and no... moreDon't Lie. I am also using ZF 5. Picture are great and video recording is also fine. Pixel Master is it's USP.
I saw opinions about chinese models/fake models, how can we surely recognize that we are buying the authentic one?