unfortunately does not work on dual 3G. one of the sim must be on 2G network.
Outstanding. Brilliant marriage of the processor and UI. Almost flawless Zen UI.. no bullshit bloatware and minimally modded with essentials. Display,build quality and feel are superb. This phone would easily have sold for 17k as well. I think the low price is what puts so much doubt in everyone's mind that something must be wrong. I have a 10k rs phone in my hand I can't believe it. The most striking thing for me is how light and sleek it is. I had dropped the Zenfone from my plans when it appeared much larger than the s4 on a YouTube video, but the minute I held it in my hands in real life I was sold. It's just a solid well rounded well weighted body. The heaviness that the Moto G conveys is what put me off bout it. The Zenfone is a nice slab of tech sensibility that you easily forget is in ur pocket despite its 5".
Issues.. nothing extraordinary. I have been heavy testing the battery since 8 am today morning.. updated the firmware, watched HD videos, youtubed played a few light games, used the hotspot for over an hour while browsing on my tablet, pics and video cam testing, this is when I was downloading Skype WhatsApp and other essentials in the background not to mention the firmware update. Played music , fiddled with settings and everything, and didn't turn the display off the whole time....except when I was hotspotting..but tons of downloads in the background then. Never switched data off, still typing on the device. It's 1 pm now and the battery just hit 16%. Nothing impressive. But only what I would have expected with the use, not worse. Would easily last a day for routine use and browsing. The included headphones are some of the best I have seen with a phone and have 3 sizes of in ear rubber stoppers which I loved. NB I m a massive audiophile. The speaker volume is not very loud true but is definitely adequate and what it plays is crisp and clean. Ringtones are easily heard. In fact the lousiest vibe I got from this phone was the vibration in the tactile feedback that was turned on by default. It would vibrate when u pressed back etc..which had this tinny metallic feel to it rather than a solid woody one which I think comes down to the physics of a thin device. It's a useless overdone feature which I immediately turned off. The camera is very adequate and much better than the feces they peddle with the Moto G. I dint buy the 16g cos I have no use for so much Int memory. 32GB sd is plenty for me. The other downer is there are no cases and screen guards available in stores yet cos of how new it is, shops have promised to get them within two weeks. Oh and I was always on a single SIM mind you, no clue bout dual SIM performance. Screw the second SIM, for the money I saved I m gonna buy a feature phone that won't need charging till the next world cup.
TL;DR The smartest 10k rupees you will have spent on a tech device in years.
i just want to ask can it move the apps to the sd card? i want to buy one,,
Balen21, 31 Jul 2014My asus keeps shutting down. Why? Anyone please explain. Hi, i'm planning to buy asus zenfone 5 black 8gb. Is this best option to buy. I'm worried about heating problem.
BEST under 10k ......
I am using it for last 5 days......mashallah....
now, I have ordered ONLINE for BACK-COVER in Flipkart....and Screen Guard from Amazon :-)
nice phone ......I should only say MASHALLAH :-)
......I have even WATCHED NDTV and IBN live TV with 3G-MTNL mumbai...... no problem at all ..... I am satisfied........
Alhamdulillah....... thanks ASUS...and thanks Flipkart .....
its really a FAST machine with great Specs ....... and best touchscreen response ........
BATTERY is also good ....... remained for FULL 18 hrs when 3G-DATA used for 2 hrs + 2 hrs + 2 hrs and kept OFF when NOT IN USE.........
I want to say again ...... its a GREAT MACHINE :-)
jk, 30 Jul 2014I havent tried using 2 sims simultaneously and i havent tried 3G. Everything has been done in ... moreIs it? I'm using asus 5 8gb last 3 days. Everything is great except the battery performance and signal reception.
I'm really worried about battery. Its discharging very quickly when kept screen awake. I didn't even enable mobile data. With in 4 hrs it goes to 15% from 100% and warning came to recharge. Approx. Every 7 min its losing 1%.
The best phone i ever use. Camera is better then iphone in bright condition . Credit to asus !
Why is my Zenfone 5 keep shutting down? is it because of the overheating? it has been happening for 2 days now. anyone please answer?
Ryan, 30 Jul 2014There's radio on this deviceyes radio is available
pratikhirekhan, 30 Jul 2014does the phone heats up?I havent tried using 2 sims simultaneously and i havent tried 3G. Everything has been done in wifi and 2G. I have contionously using the fon for the whole day without letting the screen go off. In my experience it does not get heated even a bit. it becomes a verry little bit warm wen HD videos are streamed online if its plugged in. its a great design by asus.