Genuine Review, 22 Aug 2014When comes to specifications This Phone is very good at the price mentioned by seller, but Maj... moreThat does not sound right. It is draining battery far quicker than I would expect… or a lot quicker than mine does.
So I would ask a few things:
- how do you have power settings set? Is it set to optimal, or power saver or custom, and if custom, what's set in there? I use the middle option which was set as default.
- How strong or weak is your wifi and 3G signal? The lower the signal, the stronger the phone needs to broadcast.
- How bright or dim is the place where you used it? I must admit I am a little bit like a Dracula… prefer curtains closed, but that's because of f%$&^#g iMac's mirror-like screen - if I open the curtains, I can't see anything on the screen. So with my screen set to Auto, in a relatively dim room, I get many times longer video playtime than you did. Obviously if room is bright, or you increase brightness of the screen, battery life would be shorter.
- A bit of a mistake from your side was to only charge it a couple of hours. You should have charged it 8-12 hours on first 3 cycles, else battery would be seriously underperforming. This is not only about Asus. It's about all new NiMH and Li-Ion batteries.
- Despite that, it should not tank so quickly, so is it also possible to check how many apps you have open at the same time, as maybe background processes are killing it?
There's a chart of battery charge, and the percentage that each of the components or apps is using, inside the Settings, under Power. Check it, that might give you some clues.
But I do agree that you should complain about it, as that's not normal.
If you have an option, try to update the firmware to a much more power-humble 1.17.40 WW version, and give it an overnight charge, kill all background apps off, set screen to auto, and give it another test.
Hope it fares well...
Can anybody tell me when their would be an update for android 4.4..
Anonymous, 22 Aug 2014Got a zen phone5 yesterday from flipkart...only problem is with battery. drains to fastDischarge completely, then charge 8-12 hours for 3x cycles.
Also download the 1.17.40 update, which significantly extends the battery life compared to version that came installed.
You can go to Asus.com site, then under products, pick mobile phones, then pick Zenfone 5, click on Support, and on Downloads. The firmware is listed under Other or Android section of OS selection.
Beware which version of firmware you download. Make sure it's the same (WW-> WW. CN -> CN, TW -> TW, CHT -> CHT) as you current phone.
You may need to download 1.15, then 1.16, then 1.17… At least OTA versions are not compound updates, it seems. The ones on the site might be.
manish kumar x, 22 Aug 2014if you are eager to buy this shit please think thrice not twice because its sound is worst but... moreThe point of Gorilla glass is not to be shatterproof.
It is to be scratch proof, and as thin as possible, to keep the weight and thickness of the phone down.
Not Asus (or Apple, and other brands that use it) nor Corning have ever said that it is shatter proof.
What they say is that it is more flexible, thinner, and stronger than glass from competitors. And it's cheaper than sapphire glass, for example.
The companies are not trying to make phones unbreakable. They try to make screens scratch proof.
For clumsy people like you and I, there are silicon bumper cases, that absorb the shock and spare the screen.
Yes, I did drop a couple of iPhones,… and a few others before *BLUSH*
Mahi, 22 Aug 2014I cant believe...?? every one said battery drop problem....did i say that the battery back up was amazing?
according to what i posted
it has around 3 to 4 hours back up on continuous usage
i have been able to use it the entire day on using it judiciously.
When comes to specifications This Phone is very good at the price mentioned by seller, but Major Problem is Battery
Recently I purchased this mobile from online for the price 12999 from a famous Indian online merchant site and I got this mobile on 18th Aug 2014
My Hands on Experience ASUS ZENFONE 5 16 GB Storage and 2 GB Ram
1. Display is very good
2. light weight mobile
3. slim and looks stylish
4. Power button and volume buttons are very good
5. Intel processor giving good performance((neutral)), no laggings.
6. Touch screen very responsive
7. Camera is "OK"
6. Sound output is "OK"
7. Headset - No comment
8. 2GB Ram is quite Sufficient
Battery capacity (mAh) 2110
Removable battery No
Battery Usage for 4 days
Day 1st - did not insert sims due to dont have micro sims, charged mobile to 100% and it took more than 3 hrs to reach 100%.
after that unplugged charger and connected to Internet through WI-FI, my net speed is 5 Mbps and updated software, it took 15 - 20 min time to update and battery went down to 92%
browsed google play store for 15 mins and installed few apps and battery went down 81%
inserted memory card and played 3 video songs which are 5 to 6 min length and total time is 17 min, batter y went down to 64%
browsed youtube for 15 min, battery went down 49%
checking mails, chats for 15 mins, battery went down 39%
Played 4 mp3 songs which are in length 3 to 4 mins, total time is around 14 mins battery went down 30%
I took micro sim from one of my friend who is using microsim mobile called to my friend and spoke to him just for 5 min battery went down 21%
after that I kept mobile for standby for 2 hrs to check
After 2 hrs when I checked it was went down to 4% and I shocked myself
again I kept for charging and went outside to take micro sims
Total My first day Mobile Usage is 1hr 41 min and Standby for less than 2 hrs I saw battery at 4%
Got Two Micro sims(one is mine and one is my friends one) and inserted and again for complete charging 2nd day it took 2 and half hour
Im software employee and to test battery I joined team meeting for one hour and again I shocked myself battery went down to from 99% to 29%, I got irritated myself with the way battery performance
My situation is horrible, Im attending multiple calls at certain intervals and I kept my mobile for charging continuously
No Browsing-No Gaming- No WI-FI-No-Camera-No Audio Video and left the mobile for standby and battery at 81%
When I woke up the mobile at 63% and I kept for charging again and It took 1hr and 20 min for 100%
again day same day 1 story no battery backup and standby
Same again day1 Story- Called to Customer care of Indian merchant site and placed a request for battery backup issues
pankaj, 22 Aug 2014How to transfer contact from Lumia 720 to zenfone 5. Plz guys helpp it's urgentvery easy copy lumia contact to sim and then sim to zenfone,
Got a zen phone5 yesterday from flipkart...only problem is with battery. drains to fast
if you are eager to buy this shit please think thrice not twice because its sound is worst but the most worst part is its so called corning gorilla glass 3 protection as it could'nt withstand a 1 feet fall from my bed its screen got shattered like thin glass.worst experience.
if you migrating from a feature phone to a android smart phone, then you may feel insufficient battery back up. so think wisely, what you are getting at a cheap price. i loved it's build quality, premium feel, slim design(though it actually not that slim but designed in such a way that you will feel it's slim). actually this design helps to grip you phone nicely minimizing slip from your hands. performance at inr 10,000/- is awesome. i advise you to use original asus view flip cover or pudini metalic finish back cover. i bought both, each one having it's class.
battery back up is not a major issue now after system updates. it's pretty good as powerful smart phone. it's damn good phone.
Prasad37, 21 Aug 2014In india only 3 models of zenfone available officially.
zenfone 4 8gb and 1 gb ram 4"scr... moreThere are no OFFICIAL 1 GB Zenfone 5 in Thailand either, but you can still land on one if you're not careful.
They are 1000 baht (30$) cheaper than the ones with 2 GB RAM and now 16 GB eMMC.
As said, 1 GB RAM/8 GB eMMC, and 2 GB RAM/8 GB eMMC are now "old" models, replaced by 2 GB RAM/16 GB eMMC at the same price.
Anyone tried to customize the phone? Themes/Skins for zenfone 5? different font style?
Mahi, 22 Aug 2014I cant believe...?? every one said battery drop problem....Whether you believe him or not is completely your own choice.
I'm a light user and charge it once every 2 days.
I have even posted the battery usage chart before to show battery status at the end of first and at the end of second day.
But how long it really lasts will depend on your usage pattern and settings of the phone.