A-VED143, 26 Aug 2014i got my phone now from flipkart but it has 1.15 firmware update how to get it updatd to 1.17 ... moreGo to Asus.com, in products select Smartphones, then ZenFone 5.
Click on Support and then on Downloads.
In OS selection choose Android or Other.
Find version 1.17.40 for your version of phone, likely WW.
Plug phone in your computer with USB cable.
Find device in My Computer/Computer.
Double click it and you will see 1 or 2 drives, Internal Memory, and SD Card, if it is inserted.
Open Internal Memory by double clicking on it and place that file you unzipped into the root folder.
Wait for copy to complete.
Unplug USB cable and you will notice triangle with ! Mark in notifications.
Pull down top left side of the screen and tap on System Update is available.
It asks you if you want to install, which you choose, if you have at least half a battery charge, as you don't want it to go flat midway, although process takes less than 10 min.
Phone will restart, you'll see robot with green cube spinning.
When complete, phone will reboot again, and let you know update was successful.
At that time it will also delete that firmware file from internal memory.
Alternatively, you can wait for OTA update.
Zenfone 5 User, 26 Aug 2014I updated to latest firmware and it now seems to stop for a while at 1333MHz before going to ... moreMakes sense!!
If we can root and make 1 CPU (2 cores) full time on 800Mz,sure to have a better battery performance.
i got my phone now from flipkart but it has 1.15 firmware update how to get it updatd to 1.17 please tell me tomazz please
Mikkan, 26 Aug 2014Hi, CPU scaling policy used is interactive ,still I guess any CPU will scale up to the peak ... moreI updated to latest firmware and it now seems to stop for a while at 1333MHz before going to 1600 MHz. Battery life seems better after firmware update.
Tomazz, 26 Aug 2014Open phone dialer, and tap on contacts (an icon of a man). Locate your contact that you wan... moreWe can't add pics for sim contacts. Bu can be done for all other contacts(google,device,fb etc..)
AAshwi, 26 Aug 2014Hi all, i m thinking to purchase Asus Zenfone 5 with 16GB RAM,can you please advise me if i... moreZenfone 5 has option to install apps on SD card. With this option no need to spend 3k for just 8GB storage. Go for 8GB version. You will love this.
@tomaz buddy after seeing ur efforts i think asus should pay u :P
Received it today . Im so happy its such a cool product.installed about 20 games,battery is good ,display is excellent .camera quality is superb. Its the moto/xiaomi/grand killer phone with lesser price.
I would like by mobile for personal use to use whats app , face book etc with gaming and other feature , can you suggest me what should i purchase with low cost.
luke , 26 Aug 2014But when i bought it from flipkart it showed upgradable to kikat..??? Pls suggestThis means that it supports KitKat, and that it is being planned and developed.
When it is available, you will be happy to download 1.4 GB firmware file over your cellular connection, and click Install Now.
But at this moment, the software is not yet released to public.
Release date will depend on the fixing of the applications for compatibility with KitKat, which is in process.
Some expect it to be released next month.
KitKat will bring you more speed, better battery life, new dialler, and a whole set of new restrictions on the use of SD card.
Rajakumar, 26 Aug 2014Hi.. Every Body...
I purchased ASUS Zenfone 5 last week from FLIPKART based on their advertis... moreAre you sure you got the real one?
I mean, mobile phone cameras are not in DSLR quality standard, but in good light they do challenge the compact cameras. And the cam in Zenfone, for 8 megapixel camera is actually on the higher end of sharpness and details.
It is certainly comparable or better than most of other 8 MP phones that you can find, so saying that it's not even comparable to VGA (0.3 MP) is an outright lie, and would only be possible if you have bought a fake phone or one with broken camera module.
I have posted the photos, taken with this phone before, and I'm a little lazy to take new ones and post them for you, but you can see them at www.mega-networks.asia/ZenCam/ taken straight from camera (check EXIF for confirmation).
Now please assist from your side and provide links to photos you took with a VGA camera, and let the audience decide if Zen's photos are really worse than that.
Tomazz, 25 Aug 2014There is no KitKat update available for this model yet.But when i bought it from flipkart it showed upgradable to kikat..??? Pls suggest
AAshwi, 26 Aug 2014Hi all,
i m thinking to purchase Asus Zenfone 5 with 16GB RAM,can you please advise me if i... moreGrand Neo is more plasticky than Zen, and is in specifications weaker on just about entire front.
Be careful if your operator uses 850 or 1900 MHz for 3G, as Neo doesn't support them. Camera on Neo is also mediocre, so is the screen, with about half the resolution of Zen's screen at the same size. It also has 1 GB of RAM and comparable CPU speed, although Atom will likely outperform that Qualcomm chip in most tests.
Only advantage could be battery life on Neo, and possibility that there are more Samsung service centres in India than there are Asus ones.
Eventually it is your decision, though. Whatever you like more.
i m thinking to purchase Asus Zenfone 5 with 16GB RAM,can you please advise me if it better to purchase or should i go with Samsung Grand Neo.
Malcolm, 25 Aug 2014The update did not fix the issue. I am in touch with the guys a asus and they are working on i... moreAwww sorry :( Still facing Wi-Fi issue in new device. And sure I'll write up email to Asus.
I purchased zenfone 5 in last week.
Main concern, I am facing is delay while playing Temple Run 2. When we use whats app also scrolling the conversation, it is not smooth move.
Battery gives me a day back up (~24 hrs) after continuous use of 3G connectivity. I dont think it is issue.
Loudspeaker is not really laud.
But music through headset is awesome better than Samsung or Nokia.
Headset quality is good.
ZenUI is superb.
Malcolm, 25 Aug 2014The update did not fix the issue. I am in touch with the guys a asus and they are working on i... moreThanks and I replaced my device. I didn't face wifi issue in new device. I'm getting Led notification too, which didn't work on old one.
BIG Thanks to Flipkart for the replacement, they replaced within a Day :)