Hey everyone. I have been seeing lot of reviews about this phone cause i really like it. My old phone was a samsung galaxy s4 mini and i know that specs r way better on this phone. The only problem that zenfone seems to have based on everyones opinion is battery life.Any other problem and should i buy this phone? Is it the battery good enough and will it be better when kitkat update arrives? And which color is the best?
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Pooja, 26 Aug 2014Where can i buy ? tyFlipkart is to release another 20k mobiles on 29th. Hope you can get on that sale :)
Pooja, 26 Aug 2014Where can i buy ? tyGold is also good. I have gold.
Tomazz, 26 Aug 2014You should be able to load 1.17 directly.thankyou tomazz what about battery backup after this update
Dev817, 26 Aug 2014White became regular now. Go for RED, it kills everything.Where can i buy ? ty
Zenfone 5, Oh God. What a phone!! Certainly worth. I am using this since 20 days, and the more I get into love for this device. Today I come to know a new feature(PC Link) of this phone. This is almost everyday. I will write here for all pros and cons here. Let me start with cons.
1) Bettery life is okay. Although not too bad. Initially it drain as usage was more but now its working good. Same as this segment phone. And what you cannot expect from a slim phone.
2) Ringer volume is law with fine quality.
3) Size is much more than other 5" inch phones.
1) I have a Gold and a White phone in color. I have seen black. Gold look beaut. Love at first site. Very slim.
2) 2GB RAM, and 2x2 dual core processor gives good performance
3) 8MP HD camera has good quality with decennt features like taking GIF animated images, Miniature, Smart remove function, Time Frame ... etc. GIF image is fun.
4) It has nice gorilla glass and smooth touch on it. Good feature of glove mode.
5) Pre-Loaded App-Hide and App-Lock option.
6) Time line of events that nearly to come.
7) And THE BEST FEATURE is, you can share your phone's screen on a computer and also you can interact any application in yourt phone using mouse and key board of your computer through PC Link. I haven't seen this feature on any other android phone yet(Not even using any application).
I also own MOTO G, but this phone surely beat MOTO G.
Pooja, 26 Aug 2014I am confuse between S850 and Asus ZenPhone 5 because Lenovo S850 is 15,000 INR, while Zen 5 i... moreIf you like Lenovo, get a Lenovo :-)
You should get something that you like the look of, is solidly built and won't die on you soon, has the functions you need and you get it at a price that makes you believe it's worth it and it makes you happy.
You can't expect a perfect phone at this price point, all are a compromise one way or another.
Get one that suits you the most.
Tomazz, 26 Aug 2014It is not as good as some others out there, due to 2 factors, HD resolution 5 inch screen and ... more@Kinjal - With medium usage sure will get 24 hours.
But if you travel regularly, I too recommend power bank option.
Kinjal, 26 Aug 2014Relay that's battery back up good for this phone....Actual i am travailing so much i need bet... moreIt is not as good as some others out there, due to 2 factors, HD resolution 5 inch screen and Atom CPU, which has no optimizations in JellyBean and thus wastes a lot of power compared to ARM processors, which have optimisation built into OS.
If you go with Zen, get a 5-10 Ah PowerBook, they are small, light and cheap, easy to carry with you.
In my case so far I did not run out of juice though, but my usage pattern is different from yours, and I have several smartphones so there's a limited time I spend on each.
A-VED143, 26 Aug 2014thanks u tomazz,but is this version has any benefits like battery backup or any like ha please... moreA bit longer battery life, some bug fixes, louder speaker, added camera functions.
how to set call log time indication to 12 hours format.. it is showing in 24 hours format.. pls help
Navalman, 26 Aug 2014I purchased zenfone 5 in last week. Main concern, I am facing is delay while playing Temple R... moreHows is battery backup....??? in Medium Usage(in one day 10-20 min call,2 hours game/internet) it allow for 24 hours backup....???? i am planning to buy this phone.....reply me i am waiting...
I am confuse between S850 and Asus ZenPhone 5 because Lenovo S850 is 15,000 INR, while Zen 5 is 10,000.
And there is no big different beside 5MP front cam and 16GB, because i can always get 32/64GB card which is very cheaper.
By look i like Lenovo S850... Now i am so confuse :(
And i cant find place to buy Zen5 8GB white :( Its seems Flipkart is playing with customers.
btw anyother powerphone i can buy in same range ?
hey tomazz one more question,does i need to download 1.16.40 firmware first and then to 1.17.40 or can i directly download 1.17.40 firmware please tell me,sorry for trouble
Tomazz, 26 Aug 2014OK, for the battery backup. But what did you expect for camera? Nikon D800E?Relay that's battery back up good for this phone....Actual i am travailing so much i need better battery back up at least 24 hours with medium usage....it is possible..???
Tomazz, 26 Aug 2014Go to Asus.com, in products select Smartphones, then ZenFone 5. Click on Support and then o... morethanks u tomazz,but is this version has any benefits like battery backup or any like ha please tell me tomazz
Dev817, 26 Aug 2014We can't add pics for sim contacts. Bu can be done for all other contacts(google,device,fb etc..)Apologies, I misunderstood the question.
You cannot add picture to SIM contacts as instead of pic it always shows icon of which SIM contact is on.
Adding photos is only supported if you copy contacts to phone.