I am using Asus zenfone 5 for the past 3 days, it looks great in hand. I personally feel, overall quality of the phone should be improved to compete with samsung.
Things you can expect:- very good display, speed etc.. QUALITY :(
Datacable dint fit the port in the mobile properly.
the speaker filter is very bad quality.
Touch was great but it is not working properly. it will take it to service center to correct it.
If you would like to buy a Quality phones Asus not for you!! but you compromise then there is no phone which is equal to this...
camera is better still room for improvement in the camera register chip... Good for day light photography. if you understand the phones camera options well you can create magic....
IF ASUS would have stuffed the camera with larger chip, you will not think of buying other device.
Great UI and easy navigation and ASUS have provided easy mode which looks great
Call quality is superb no problem and not faced any issues with signal.
The device has got the good sound stuffed into the device but the headset they provided could have been a better like HTC and tangle free.. still not a disappointing headset.
For music lovers you should get a good headset and for music details.
Battery expect a days or below.
overall good phone eventhough i have touch problem in my device
kd, 01 Feb 2015is there any apps which can upgrade zenfone 5 battery performance? plzzz help me.. Facing same prb reg battery.I think no solution
jacko, 01 Feb 2015im confuse about the colours..which one is 16gb,2gb ram? go for RED,
kd, 01 Feb 2015is there any apps which can upgrade zenfone 5 battery performance?
plzzz help me..
There are no need for apps. Just follow some basics and you should be fine. I am testing the battery on my new zenfone 5 and My current battery is at 35% 26 hrs of run time out of which 3 hours is screen time at 50% brightness. 20 hours wifi and on 2g and a casual user not gamer.
- make sure u have good signal network the less network bars the more battery consumption
- display brightness increase only when u need it
- wifi scanning keep it off.
- keep proper recharge cycles charge when it is getting around 20% and charge to 100%. dont keep charging and removing halfway unless in emergency.
- uninstall useless apps and disable syncing. turn of location services and autoupdates.
- selecting between 2g/3g is ur choice keep 2g if u r using only watsapp and general stuff. 3g will consume more battery.
LEt me know if these settings helped.
you can wait for zenfone 2. i think you will get much more improved hardware and performance.
ainulfi3, 01 Feb 2015hi guys please help me. I have Asus zenfone 5 asus_T00J. My firmware is 188.8.131.52 i cant upgra... morePlease go settings after that system update through WiFi Ok your problem solved
ricky, 02 Feb 2015guys i want to buy zenfone 5 plz tell me i should buy or not.hello bro.
im also in same dilemma ..
if u got some comment let me know...
Satish, 31 Jan 2015Hello all.. I have been using my asus zenfone 5 for the past 5 months. Now in the last one ... moreYes I m also facing same Pblm.many times i m facing the pblm.atleast 10 times a day.i think we hv to update our phone.then it will be ok
Against S.N.- EAAZCY046796 of asus zenfone 5
I found that one side of headphone is not working within 15 days of purchase & initial use. And being a very few no. of service centres it's tough to be served for any such product or accessories. And due to heat rejection from periphery of camera no one can use this mobile by putting it on bed coz it will be overheated.
Jana, 02 Feb 2015is Battery calibration app for only root device?I've tride battery calibrator and i thing that there is a diferens in a good way. Charging time is 20min less and i belive that there is some improovment. I'll post more in a few days.
ricky, 02 Feb 2015guys i want to buy zenfone 5 plz tell me i should buy or not.awe some phone at this budget
deepak, 01 Feb 2015No 16gb too I baught the 16g2g red it's so upsettingI think up r cheated by seller. I I've 16GBP red,n it has head phones too. I bought it amazon.
Heiny.Marox, 29 Jan 2015just download battery calibration apps on playstore and you'll see the difference...is Battery calibration app for only root device?
I've been contemplating between zen5 and lenovo vibe X. And after months of reading user reviews from different websites. I finally got my zen5 16gb!
The phone is just two days old. and I have to say it is quite classy for a budget phone. (especially with the tempered protection). It has a feel that only ASUS has. Maybe its because of the ZENUI. Screen is good. Data is good. Sound is okay. Pictures and videos are good enough (I do not really use them most of the time). and i have to agree with most of the users here that battery life really depends on how you use it. whether you have tons of apps running or just one app downloaded (like mine) it can really drain the battery once wifi and/or data is on. i don't have facebook nor do i have twitter, instagram, skype, line or games except for CoC (the one game i have on). but it can still heat up and drain the phone.
but overall, i give it an 8/10 (with 10 being the highest).