Not a good phone....It hangs minimum twice in a day without any fail................
Ammar, 11 Aug 2015been using this for 1yr+ and my warranty ended on 1Aug2015.and this is my first smartphone tha... moreThat's the problem with ASUS..they never bothered to solve the battery life or the heating issue with the ZenFone 5 in their updates..instead they released new phones in 2015 itself they have released more than 5 phones...
been using this for 1yr+ and my warranty ended on 1Aug2015.and this is my first smartphone that I bought it myself. so this is my opinion about this phone.
8GB Internal storage (why did I even buy this, thats what you get for being impatient :c)
-Smooth, feels great in hand, expensive looking with original ASUS design :D
-I dont really like the earjack port tho since I play games alot in landscape position
-Speaker is way too small compare to the long design on its back cover D: (y u lie)
-Nice tactile feel on the power buttons and volume buttons.
-High durability Gorilla Glass display (phone fell a lot of time out of pocket but still did not break)
-HD display with great dpi value.
-Uses Intel Atom (which people call heavy energy depletion) D:
-Small battery + Heavy energy consuming CPU D:
-System update worsen battery life.
-Camera is nice with flash and all those effects and variable ISOs.
-Great for playing casual games.
-Easy flashing procedure (using cmd and adb) :D
Its a good phone for a tight budget but if can, please don't upgrade to KitKat or Lolipop since battery consuming is crazy (Full charge last for 4hours only for WW v22.214.171.124 Lolipop) (KitKat had bad ram management so a lot of apps tend to crash like games, etc) TnT
Planning on downgrading my phone to Jellybean 126.96.36.199 or 188.8.131.52. because when I was on JB, and play games with mobile data + VPN, the phone temperature did not reach 40'C+ which KitKat and Lolipop did, and the battery last for almost 12hrs.
And somehow I see that ASUS is becoming more like Samsung.....releasing a number of version for a model and did not fix the issue regarding their firmwares for their phones....come on ASUS, I gave up on Samsung because of that and please not you too.... :c
Even know this phone is more than a year old..i still like the ZenFone 5 a lot..have no problem using it...yes battery life is an issue but can be solved if you use power bank..tq.
deepak, 10 Aug 2015I am facing the same problem.I don't think there's any way to solve the problem ...since the ZenFone 5 don't have fast charging features
harshit saini, 08 Jun 2015My Asus zenfone 5 Gb 501CG ... battery charging is very slow any soulation plz tell me gays fastI am facing the same problem.
anonymous, 10 Aug 2015You can update it manually. http://www.asus.com/zentalk/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=11408Thanks
...okay it has short battery life if you watch youtube about 4 hours or gaming about 2 hours but hey this is mid ranged budget phone...buy samsung phone for same price and i will ask you can it run as same as this phone..
stop crying and keep talking about battery...try to keep your background apps turned off,a and you lighting at 45%...you max out your lighting and your background running apps and you come here you say some negative comments about this phone..oh cmon
i easily can run my phone for a day, two
Anonymous, 08 Aug 2015I still haven't received the lollipop update OTA!! Still waiting soo longYou can update it manually. http://www.asus.com/zentalk/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=11408
David, 08 Aug 2015I've had one since October 2014. The battery life is not good, some apps just devour the batt... moreMaybe it's an issue with the particular service provider, have u checked other providers?
Hai, am using this phone for almost 1yr and it working fine.. it has great camera and processor speed and we can upgrade manually to lollipop. Every smartphone has a battery issues but it withsatands for continuous usage of 5.30 to 6 hrs. And moderate usage for 1 day. And I have droped this phone from around 4 feet from 5 to 6 times but there no issues of breakage still I think it maybe lucky or hardware is good...! But no issues due to dropping... and overall its a good phone under 10000.. still now I don't have any problems with this mobile... am satisfied from this product.. its a value product for money and even suggested to many friends they love it.
Anonymous, 08 Aug 2015Most issues with devices has nothing to do with the device itself. It's almost always a user i... moreYour right!! The only issue with the ZenFone 5 is the battery life which is understandably.
I've had one since October 2014. The battery life is not good, some apps just devour the battery - need to clear all apps to make it to the end of the day. The worst thing for me is the SIM card reading - it constantly forgets or disables the sim card. Of course you don't know this, so you are waiting for an important call and it doesn't arrive. For me this makes it a small tablet - NOT a phone!. My daughter has the same phone, with the same problems!
Most issues with devices has nothing to do with the device itself. It's almost always a user issue. Aside from the Lollipop update, I've never had an issue with my phone. Notice that the only people posting a comment are those who have complaints? How many Zenfone 5 users are there worldwide? How come only a handful are experiencing issues? We can therefore conclude that these people are just morons who do not know how to handle gasgets with care.
I still haven't received the lollipop update OTA!! Still waiting soo long