Anonymous, 31 Aug 2014Hei tomazz. I hv bought zf5 for almost a week. It was amazing! Seriously no lag and i love the... moreSorry I did not read well.
It is you who can't hear the other party, the other party can hear you.
First thing is still to reboot the phone after the updates, and to update all the apps.
Another thing is to try the calls in other application, not only phone app - to see if say Line or WhatsApp or Skype calls can be heard on internal headphone.
Does headset work? What happens when you toggle between internal speaker to bottom speaker and back? Sound gone again?
Just trying to find out whether it's hardware or some glitch in the software.
If none of these can get the internal speaker, and it does not work in Skype/Line/Whatsapp/Viber or whatever you test in, then it's quite likely it's speaker or connection to it that has a problem.
In that case contact the Asus service centre.
The 1.17.40 firmware on my site is the official firmware and as such does not void any warranties by being applied.
Another note - there might not be 1.18.x coming out, the next update might quite likely be KitKat one.
Tomazz, 31 Aug 2014I get +/- 30m on all of the devices tested. They are: - Asus Zenfone 5: 27m off - Asus ... morethankyou tomazz for ur information iwas feared that my phone has disaffect so i asked it thank u fopr reply
A-VED143, 31 Aug 2014@tomazz
hey anyone facing gps problem in asus zenfone 5 as it is showing i was in my neighbo... moreI get +/- 30m on all of the devices tested.
- Asus Zenfone 5: 27m off
- Asus Zenfone 4 (not my phone, tested from ground floor) :31m off
- Oppo Find 7: 29m off
- Oppo Find 7a: 28m off
- Sony XPERIA Z2: 27m off
- Samsung Galaxy S5: 28m off
- Samsung Galaxy Note II: 32m off
- Samsung Galaxy Note 3: 34m off
- Sharp Aquos: 25m off
- LG G3: 35m off
- iPhone 5s: 32m off
The distance was measured on the screen, and the size of building (known) compared, to calculate the distance from actual spot where I tested it.
They all missed my actual location by ~30m, which could possibly improve if I was doing the test outside where there were no tall buildings around.
App used was Google Maps on all of the phones (incl. Apple).
To use down to 1m accuracy, you will need to join US or Russian army and use their toys :)
hey anyone facing gps problem in asus zenfone 5 as it is showing i was in my neighbors house,tell me a solution to sove this problem tomazzz
nilim, 30 Aug 2014I really don't understand why asus make these model variation of a single phone!! i bought a 1... moreAsus is a computer company and makes notebooks, where one model has a specific design and same core components, but can come in different configurations for different budgets or regions.
Like your laptop of same model could come with different CPU, RAM amount, HDD/SSD size or screen resolution, Zenfone can come with different CPU, RAM and flash storage. If sold in different regions, it could also come with different modem and WiFi boards.
Although confusing to some, this design allows Asus to better tailor the offering in different countries depending on needs and budgets of users there, by keeping majority of standard parts, hence lowering the overall cost.
sam128, 30 Aug 2014Hello.I am facing a problem.there is no option to choose to ringtones from sd car in my zenpho... moreRingtones must be in internal memory. Copy MP3 to internal folder for music and you can choose it.
Limitation is to prevent error in case you removed or formatted the card.
Dr.Handphone, 30 Aug 2014Anyone can tell me if this phone say made in china.It is Original or it is Ap or it is China s... moreAll ZenFones are made in China. In fact more or less everything from Asustek is manufactured in China...
Anonymous, 31 Aug 2014Hei tomazz. I hv bought zf5 for almost a week. It was amazing! Seriously no lag and i love the... moreAlthough this is not Windows... try to peer phone off and on again.
Check if it works then.
Open voice recorder app, and make a recording. Can you hear it?
Or make Skype test call (free), can you hear recording of your voice?
If none of them can be heard, microphone module has problem.
If you can hear your microphone on recording, then it is not hardware issue.
Note that after applying update of OS you would also be notified to update ZenUI apps, including phone app in some cases.
Check Play Store for updates to your Asus apps and try again.
Anonymous, 30 Aug 2014 Its really shocking to know that there is No regular VIDEO CALLING in asus??? whereas microma... moreIt is hardly shocking, nearly none of new phones supports it as very few people use it.
With ever increasing VoIP dominance, telecom's in most if not all developed countries moved to adjust their earning models to charge for data. But charging on international and video calls is going the way of Dodo.
heythere, 30 Aug 2014it has intel processor that supports hyperthreading.which means single core can do the job exa... moreRoughly correct. OS are not 100% effective in using CPU cores. So after one set of instructions completes, there is a pause till next set is given.
By offering 2 virtual cores to OS, CPU uses that idle time to process instructions on second virtual core, hence minimising idle time and making most out of existing cores.
This does not mean that performance increases by 100%. In fact far from that. But it is in some cases 30-50% higher, while using less power, since it's still only 2 and not 4 cores that need power.
Hyperthreading is therefore a good way to maximise performance without much increase in power consumption.
Murraybz, 31 Aug 2014You need to start adding the phone price range what the phone cost in U.S so that we're able t... more199$ minus whatever it takes to end the price with xx990 or x99 or... In local currency.
Do note US model is very different from International model, as it works on different system, so US price doesn't really make any sense. Also, in US most phones are operator subsidised on contract, therefore prices there make even less sense.
But, 99$ for ZF4, 149$ for 4.5, 199$ for 5 and 249$ for 6.
ZF5 means A501CG with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB eMMC.
abhishek, 30 Aug 2014I got Asus zenfone 5 but having problem that I m not able to download mp3 files on my device, ... moreUse default browser to download mp3 files...!
If u just clicked on link , it will start streaming...so Tap and hold the link , and then click on save link...the file will start downloading...!
Tomazz, 30 Aug 2014Check the full version of your phone's firmware. If it is WW, you can. Firmware on my site ... moreHei tomazz. I hv bought zf5 for almost a week. It was amazing! Seriously no lag and i love the ui. I have installed all the firmwares including 1.17. However last night my fone suddenly couldnt hear voice when on call. The mic and speaker are okay but the receiver, i couldnt hear anything. I can only hear the voice on call if im using loudspeaker. Does this mean my fone is broken? :/ help please. Thank you
You need to start adding the phone price range what the phone cost in U.S so that we're able to look out for the purchase instead of hunting for the Price.
dude, 29 Aug 2014asus zenfone is duel-core or quad-core processor? Flipkart is showing dual-core but on youtub... moreit has intel processor that supports hyperthreading.which means single core can do the job exactly equal to two separate cores.thus asus zenfone 5 has dual core so android shows it has quad core
Tomazz, 30 Aug 2014What are the first 8 digits of the IMEI?
You can get the IMEI if you dial *#06# on your phone.hey tomazz if u have a list of all important codes for smartphones
eg:*#06# or *#*#4636#*#*
can u please post them here along with their use (or purpose) ???
Its really shocking to know that there is No regular VIDEO CALLING in asus??? whereas micromax phones have video call like voice call. ASUS have video call only through skype..viber and all but no regular video calls..so if u dont have data packs so u cant make video calls