I bought this phone about a month back. And awesome experience compared to the samsaung phone which i was using earlier. no lag like samsung while operation.supersmooth touch only camera could be more better but the one provided is worth at this price overall i am very happy with the overall experiece
maestrosan11, 25 Aug 2014@tomazz that was the exact reason I wanted to buy the 16 gb version. But I ended up buying the... moreI believe many apps will be rewritten, especially those from larger producers. However there will be some apps, like file managers, that simply will not have a way around unless they are installed as part of the system with system permissions.
Let's see how Asus gets around this problem.
Else the members on this forum will become experts in rooting their phone and installing SD-Fix ;)
Manish, 25 Aug 2014all other reviews are saying that back up of this set is very bad ....please help me what to d... moreAdvice?
Get a powerbank if concerned.
I carted one around with me all the time with the iPhones as I never knew when the battery would go flat, which was very often.
Given the price and size of powerbanks today, I would not think twice about getting it if I traveled somewhere that I wasn't sure battery would last me long enough or not.
Then again, so far it never went flat on me.
all other reviews are saying that back up of this set is very bad ....please help me what to do ? i use to travel a lot and some times i also visit micro interiors of india.any one please guide ......
Tomazz, 25 Aug 2014I am not particularly looking forward to it, and you're probably wondering why I say this…
... more@tomazz that was the exact reason I wanted to buy the 16 gb version. But I ended up buying the 8 gb one instead. What u said is true,but the update *doesn't* prevent you from using the SD Card. It simply prevents apps from writing to areas of the SDCard where they haven't been granted explicit permission.
It's still a problem but app developers can somewhat fix it buy updating their apps.
Asus should bring same specs in 4.5 inches category.. 148cm height is too much
I have a ASUS Zenphone 5 16 GB a few days ago. When I charge the phone, it only charges up to 51% and stops charging. When I turn the power on and off, the batter shows up with a ? Mark on the battery. I went ahead and drained the battery and then tried to recharge the phone, but after about 5 hours of charging it showed just 52% charge and will not charge anymore. I need help before I take the phone to the service centre?
Rahul, 25 Aug 2014Thanks bro....now i but this phone.......Just added another screenshot of battery graph to that link that was taken moments ago.
13.5 hours, 66% left.
Using 2 SIMs (850/2100 MHz 3G for voice and data + 1800 MHz 2G for voice only), on 3G network all the time, bluetooth off, GPS on, Wifi off, screen on auto, 3 email addresses, Gmail, Yahoo, one Exchange; Default power saver settings, Line, WhatsApp, FaceBook on and notifications enabled. SD card inserted. Live wallpaper (black smoke). Firmware 1.17.40.
Note I did not take any photos or video, but I was reading the news and received and answered some emails, and spent about an hour on Line, maybe 15 minutes on FB, and made a few phone calls from SIM 2.
Signal was 5 lines all the time, I am in CBD with transmitting tower 10m away from me for first, and 50m away for the second SIM operator.
A-VED143, 25 Aug 2014i want to buy this phone,so kindly tell me anyone what is battery backup of this phone,as i wa... morebattery backup is kinda good man...used it for 16 hours. with clicking 50-60 photos..n using mobiledata for 10-15 minutes each hour(approx)....
the best phone i have used fora while...people worry about the battery life..but i say its pretty good..given the fact that i was using nexus s before...i bought the 8gb version,,n uograded it with a 16gb class 10 micro sd...everythng is perfect until now..camera is also good...front cam s average though..but given the beautification feature even front cam seems good..:D..overall perfomance has been excellent..a fantastic buy for 10000rupeees...go for it..bult quality is awesome...n the ips screen is simply superb...it feels lik using nexus 5...fantast phone ata an affordable price...good job asus
i want to buy this phone,so kindly tell me anyone what is battery backup of this phone,as i was a student,mostly i use phone for calling and iam not a gamer either,how much battery back up can be accepcted from this phone please tell me,and what is asus unlock app
mau, 25 Aug 2014Please help me! Anyone knows how to add contact photo? I see only cover photo!touch upper default frame .change cover by customized from gallery cover and choose.....
How about the GPS?? is it already function or still need to Asus update?
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 :(
Please help me! Anyone knows how to add contact photo?
I see only cover photo!
Rahul, 25 Aug 2014thx for reply..let me explain in simple word in one day 10-20 min Calling,1-2 Hours gaming/Int... moreIt should last you 1-2 days with that usage pattern.
That's less than I use and I charge it once every 2 days.
Tomazz, 25 Aug 2014It's a few months old… not sure exactly when I bought it. I can show the chart to you now, ... morepurchased Asus Zenfone 5, 2 weeks back... I had updated to its latest version of 126.96.36.199 but still the battery backup is a big issue... And what you are saying about an icon in the notification bar of optimized mode, I can see none, though it is on optimized mode ... Please help me... My phone is almost 10 hours on flight mode but still the battery drains from 100 to almost 40... Even right now on 2G my battery drained from 100 to 50 in five hours...