Guys, am writing this review after using this phone for two months.
Phone looks good but coming to performance, it is worst phone ever used.
1) Asus mentioned screen is made of Gorilla glass - 3, but it is the worst screen. Even if you keep mobile in pocket, it will get scratches. (in my view normal 3000 to Rs. 4000 mobile screen is better than this). Screen guard is must.
2) Poor network coverage: Signal receiving range/capacity of mobile is very less when compared to nokia, samsung, micromax, celkon. Even cheap Rs. 1000 mobile receives signal better than Zenfone 5.
3) Wifi receiver range is less compared to other mobiles like nokia & samsung.
4) Worst thing about Zenfone is battery. If you are a frequent traveller, just ignore this mobile don't even think of this. We have to carry mobile power bank where ever we go.
If you play games OR use wifi OR use in poor cellular network/signal area, battery won’t last more than 3 to 6 hours. It takes around 3 to 3.5 hours to get 100% charged.
5) Mobile is very slow, it lags very much. It takes time to do multi-tasking. You will feel lag even when you swipe the home screen.
6) Camera quality is average; you will get better pictures in Redmi mobile which is 6000 Rs. only.
Above review is written after observing total 3 nos. of Zenfone 5 mobiles
i was planning to buy this asus zenfone5 then i read your comments. i was having a second thought of buying it. hhmmm
The WIFI signal is not being shown when i open it. Can someone help me to fix it? No changes in phone setting when i encountered it. Now i updated to kitkat but still problem. Thanks.
mng007, 21 Nov 2014thanx for your reply
It seems you are very much aware of Asus Zenfone 5
1> As you say o... moreYou had replied to me following :
1- You can change ring tone to your desired song stored in memory card
2- Apps with widgets by default instals in to internal memory unless you change settings
3- You can take screen shots easily by assigning recent app key
4- Did your intex iball and others provided online chat customer service support? Use feedback app and zentalk site for your querries. Hope your favorite brand provided such simplicity.
5- Call recordings are saved with number or the name of the person stored in your contacts.
You have not given reply
1> how to select ringer tone from memory card ???
2> Sorry for your kind info we can take scrn shot
by pressing volume & power button not by
assigning recent app key ...
I have the Zenfone 5 for about more than 2 months. It made the kit Kat update and, until now I'm super happy with this smartphone. It is fast, no problems and love the specifications. Very good price for what he offers. Definitely a good achievement!
using asuszenfone5.facing lot of problem for my mobile bank login.i cant update my mobile with latest version.suddenly disconncting calls and receiving android.com working stopped.
i have a zen 5 at before 2 weeks. it is vey very super phone. it has a 8mp camera. its clarity very high. camera is very nice then compared to digital camera. i was upgraded to kit kat before 1 weeks. first it is download the 20mb file. then it is download the 450mb it is a kit kat. but it has a one and only drabags. that is battery backup is very low.because it has 2gb ram, 5 sensors. its like a mini computer
I'm also from the philippines i can say that after upgrading to kk i haven't experience any problem and battery issue is already solve i believe after kk update
eloy.palaboy, 22 Nov 2014Hi there!
I am from the Philippines and i have the zenfone 5 for a month now. Just updated ... moreIm also in the philippines,
Have some tips to upgrade to kitkat,
im confused for upgrading since there are many bugs to be fixed?
hh, 22 Nov 2014My Phone tech is over sensitive and auto typing messaging i can't control it some time. some ... moreLooks like you have a loose connection for your touch screen. You should contact asus for this problem for a fix or a replacement
Its been 2 weeks after buying the phone and suddenly after sometime it upgraded to kk. At first i don't want to upgrade it but since it has been updated to kk no problems seen after all. Kk works smoothly on my zenfone 5..and battery issue i think is quite solve during kk update
I am facing some problem daily..while calling system was interrupt and close and then it gives a message like "system.android.process closed", it is very headache to me daily while in imp call..pls give me any solution
My Phone tech is over sensitive and auto typing messaging i can't control it some time.
some time tech was hanging. some time phone automatically working and calling. A little shaking will changing the phone settings. plz tell what i do????
Having a strange issue, after disconnecting headphone, no sound for 20 mins, then the icon vanishes & again sound is back. Draining fast, charging slow. No visible difference with kk.
jhayanne, 22 Nov 2014How can I update my JELLYBEAN to KITKAT I purchased the phone just a week ago.. Your immediate... moreGo to your phone setting>about>system update
And click on check update it will download approx 20 mb file after file downloaded install file then repeat this process then it will download approx 500 mb file after downloader install firmware it takes 15-20 minutes to install android kitkat
Mobile is good bec of ram 2gb
bt prblms r like
Bad battery half day wit games,stand alone 1day
Keep working for more than 15min starts getting heat as if its in oven
shanatan, 21 Nov 2014sorry, i dun hv solution about this problem. u need to ask other ppl.Thanks for your reply buddy..
I am from the Philippines and i have the zenfone 5 for a month now. Just updated to the latest kitkat 4.4.2... there was already an update on the zen5 regarding the battery issues and sound over OTA. Although the difference is not remarkable, but still love how the phone handles games, movies, music.
Regarding the battery i am using a powerbank to address the issue. Also used battery saver, greenify and lastly i am using an apus launcher.
Dont have the issues you have guys, and im really thankful that my zen5 does not give me a headache. And for any issues, we have a group where we can ask or inquire. Hehe
jhayanne, 22 Nov 2014How can I update my JELLYBEAN to KITKAT I purchased the phone just a week ago.. Your immediate... moreGoto Asus website and download the latest firmware for ur SKU. Then put it in root folder of internal memory. U wolill get notificationnof update just install it. And if u hv any previous problem in ur phone then hard reset before update