it is good . it is not support save videos/ mp3 to the device or memory card. the asus browser should be updated for os kikat 4.4.2.
Thanks a lot for the detailed review.I was really confused between Moto G and Asus Zenphone 5.It is very useful.
just buy zenfone with atom z2560...the z2580 is to heavy on battery usage !
asus zenfone intel atom z2560 2g 16g is the better choice and better battry life
Zenfone 5 vs Moto G 2nd
I taken these comparison from the flipkart customer review (Alan Shaji)
Thanks to him!! It is usefull for those who confuse abt zenfone 5 and moto g 2nd gen.
Asus Zenfone 5 vs Moto G (2nd Gen)
1.) In the box accessories
Accessories provided with zenfone 5 are of very good quality whereas that of Moto G2 is not upto the mark. USB cable is also absent in the box of moto G2.
2.) Design & Build Quality
Design of both phones are really good. But relatively compact size of moto G2 makes it easier to handle. Build quality of both phones are very good
Both the devices have 5 inch IPS LCD display with a pixel density of 294 ppi & good viewing angles. Zenfone 5 has an inbuilt app called splendid which allows us to change the colour contrast and saturation of the display which is pretty good.
Zenfone has a 1.6 GHz Dual core Intel atom atom processor with hyperthreading technology which makes the device to perform like a 1.6GHz quad core processor!!
Moto G2 has a 1.2GHz Quad core snapdragon chipset which is behind the Intel processor in terms of performance. (See the benchmark results)
* Antutu 5 : 23000
* Quadrant : 9156
* Nenamark 2 : 60.5fps
* GFXBench : 12.5
* Basemark X : 5.491
* Antutu 5 : 18245
* Quadrant : 8082
* Nenamark 2 : 57.5 fps
* GFXBench : 10.8
* Basemark X : 2.959
Zenfone 5 comes with 2GB of RAM which gives you a smooth multitasking experience than moto G2 which is having only 1GB of RAM. Moto G2 shows small amount of lags during heavy multitasking
Zenfone 5 has PowerVR SGX 544 MP2 graphics which is much better than the Adreno graphics of Moto G2 which is clear from the Nenamark 2 benchmark score.
Moto G2 is running on stock android Kitkat (4.4.4). Kitkat update(4.4.2) is now out for Zenfone 5 also.Android L update for both the phones are confirmed. Moto G2 will get the Lolipop update earlier than the Zenfone series. Definitely Moto G2 scores here with its faster android updates.
8.) User Interface
Zenfone 5 comes with Zen UI which is butter smooth and has lot of option to customize. It is loaded with many built-in useful apps such as App lock, Ram cleaner etc. Trust me, you will love it!!
Moto G2 has stock android with no option to customize
Both the phone comes with 8MP rear and 2MP front cameras which is good in performance. But Moto G2 has a stock camera interface which has only limited options allows only HD video recording whereas the camera of Zenfone with PixelMaster Technology has a much better camera UI with lot of options and modes and it allows full HD video recording!! You will fall in love with it for sure!!
The speaker volume of Zenfone 5 is a bit low but of good quality. Sound quality through headsets is very good. Whereas the speaker volume of Moto G2 is loud as well as of good quality because of the dual front speakers.
11.) Call quality
Call quality is excellent on Zenfone 5 (Rating: 9) Moto G also has good call quality (Rating: 8)
Zenfone 5 has 2110mA battery & Moto G2 has a 2070mA battery. Both of them lasts for one day with moderate usage. After Kitkat update, battery backup of Zenfone 5 improved a lot. Now it's giving 5 hours of screen time which was only 2.5 -3 hrs when the time of purchase!! Moto G (2nd gen) is giving a screen time of 4-4.5 hrs. (Both are with WiFi and single sim)
Zenfone 5 has 8 GB internal storage out of which 5 GB is available for user. It also allows installation of apps to SD card directly whereas MotoG2 comes with 16GB storage out of which 12GB is usable. It doesn’t allow the installation of apps directly to SD card.
Zenfone 5 takes 2.45 hrs to charge from 0- 100% whereas Moto G2 takes around 3.5 to 4 hrs.
15.) SAR Values
Most of the people never mind this!! But this is a very important factor as it is the radiation values of the phone.
* Zenfone 5 : At the Head - 0.710 W/Kg, At the Body - 0.607 W/Kg
* Moto G2 : At the Head - 1.52 W/Kg, At the Body - 0.894 W/Kg
Remember 1.6 W/Kg is the maximum allowed limit of SAR value
Bottom line: Both of the devices are really good and value for money. So make a decision according to your needs and usage pattern!!
Muneer, 01 Jan 2015Sir, i have purchased asus zenfone 5, how to upgrade to kitkatgo to setting-->about-->system update-->check for update
anishya j, 31 Dec 2014is asus zenfone 5 gud for use??is there really any display and battery issues..am really confu... moreHey Dude Dont charge the battery more than 80% and never use the phone when the battery is less than 5% !!!!!!
got this phone just last Dec. 28, 2014... my problem is even if the Wi-Fi settings is already on but it cannot see any available Wi-Fi networks. What is the problem? is it the phone or a setting problem? please let me know what to do, so i can connect to a Wi-Fi network.
Muneer, 01 Jan 2015Sir, i have purchased asus zenfone 5, how to upgrade to kitkatYou probably need to connect it to your PC and upgrade the phones firmware with an official program.
camera is just awesome.....enjoying the set fully....just bought it 3 days ago...its ok...
I bought zenfone 5 501cg last month. Upon 1 month use i feel camera quality is very very poor, just like a vga camera. And it takes long time to capture and shaky wacky images. In addition to rear cam, Front cam is just a waste. Additional colours are added to face on selfie pics.
Then battery backup is only upto 6 hours when moderately using internet.
Coming to performance i experince a kind of hang whike typing and deleting texts, scrolibg while browsing etc.
Only positive is that its just a budget phone. If u are ready ti spent a little more, buy moto g 2nd generation. Camera quality is osum.
I got this cell just 2 months back and now it's giving battery problem,speaker problem and also it suddenly switches off. Product seems to be available at low rate but has such problems.
+Display is great (320ppi in cpuz)
+Performance is great
+Main camera is awsome
+Its have 16gb internal storage but still +have microSD slot...
+build quality is good
-batteray backup is poor
-sometimes overheat if play games and browsing
-not support usb OTG/usb host
And one think its verry make me sad,its close hard enough to root this device under 4.4.2 OS...and I still cant root my device till now
The tool you used to root it should also be able to in root it if not a flash back to the stock is and recovery should do it