Anand, 27 Aug 2014Pls help me whether to buy zenfone5 or motog and which one is best? Compare both phones specification, and looks. Then take a decision whether you want a smaller size or Bigger size. If you are a user of stock android then you will experience nice change in Zenfone 5 compared to boring stock android of Moto G. Thats all i can say. Choice is always yours.
affy, 27 Aug 2014i am using the zenfone 5..the battery life is very poor..even though i'm not playin any games ... moreWhich version of firmware do you have?
What services do you have enabled?
What do you do with it?
Maybe we can start to find out what's going on from there...
ram, 27 Aug 2014how to improve batery life time & working hours per charging & use of battery saverSame as every other phone. Disable unnecessary connectivity, lower screen brightness, enable saving mode, close background tasks, update firmware to one with better power management, or install the greenify app, which does much of the above for you automatically.
Or get a power bank.
i am using the zenfone 5..the battery life is very poor..even though i'm not playin any games or using any other softwares..it barely lasts for 6-7 hours...its really dissapointing
Just another statistic.
Made 2x 1 hour call (exactly 60 minutes each), and battery went from 70% to 59%.
This would indicate 1% per 10 min.
SIM used was TrueMove-H 3G+, but I do not know whether it uses 850 MHz or 2100 MHz as it's not stated anywhere for this particular transmitter.
Signal was full, I am 10m from the tower.
Pooja, 27 Aug 2014Hi Prasad, I'd love to buy Zenfone5 because is much better then lenovo and around 4-5K chea... moreYou should go with Red or Gold. Gold doesn't mean it's 100% golden in color but it's very light golden color. With this if you use a original pudini metallic back cover then it adds beauty further. Every week or 10 days they making it available on flipkart and used to go out of stock before very next day. Last week they placed 20,000/- handsets. So may be next week they again bring it on stock, But you have order that day, If you delay same thing will happen. Don't go for zenfone 4 4.5". Zenfone 5 or 6 is best.
Dark Shadow 23, 27 Aug 2014I think they did some upgrade because this feature was not available before. but still I would... more:-) Don't worry about it. Both are very good budget phones, and a sign of serious trouble for the big boys Samsung and Apple. I'm sure you'll be happy with it.
You are right, OTG, the ability to plug USB stick in the port at the bottom was indeed not included from the beginning, but only after an update.
Asus is actually very good in releasing the updates, although they are a big download, but at least they resolve issues quickly.
A note for others - I have loaded all the firmwares (1.14, 1.16.7, 1.16.40 and 1.17.40) to my server for anyone to download if they have trouble getting files from Asus site. Those are files downloaded from Asus, and in no way modified.
The link is http://www.mega-networks.asia/ZenFone/ZenFone5_WW_Firmware/
The rooting tools and USB driver are the ZIP files in parent folder.
Note all firmware files are for WW phones, NOT FOR CN, CHT, TW, etc. Please check your phone version.
Tomazz, 27 Aug 2014I think you'll be happy with Motorola :) Afterall it fits you better, as you said. Just one... moreI think they did some upgrade because this feature was not available before. but still I would say both the phones are real nice. no probs at all... in fact i realized that call quality on asus is better. But still I personally felt that i needed a smaller screen that can be operated with one hand so...
Hi guys, is anyone facing call log delete issue?? Please try, if you delete any call log till 7, it gets deleted immediately. But if you select any call log after 7th log it doesn't get deleted.
Please check and reply.
Dark Shadow 23, 27 Aug 2014zenphone is nice but has got a very tough competition with moto g. After thinkin a lot I went ... moreI think you'll be happy with Motorola :) Afterall it fits you better, as you said.
Just one thing - Zenfone supports USB sticks out of the box. No need to root.
zenphone is nice but has got a very tough competition with moto g. After thinkin a lot I went for moto G although I knew that zenphone is real nice product but the key differences I found out that created confusion were -
RAM- zenphone has better RAM so first I thot of going for it but then going through a lot of videos on performance I found that Because of the stock version of android on moto G will minimize the difference. So zenphone will be faster but not way too much. non considerable difference in performance.
Then secondly - dimensions of the moto G are too good. Ergonomical design makes it fit in your hand like it was perfectly built for it and you can easily reach upto every corner of the screen with only one hand.
to connect a USB pendrive zen fone needs rooting which is not in case with moto g.
quick upgrades to latest android will only be available on nexus and moto series earliest and its quite important because with every upgrade they are working more on buttery smooth performance.
in overall specifications I must say that zenfone is better but as per my requirements moto g went real well...
how to improve batery life time & working hours per charging & use of battery saver
Rahul, 27 Aug 2014Are you sure...??? i mean u are using this phone....?????because all user say battery back up ... moreYou asked how long battery lasts on stand-by with only internet access…
Placing it on the table and waiting how long it takes to come from 100 to 0%.
That's 2-3 days.
If you're actually using it in between, it would depend on your usage pattern.
Around 5-10 hours of screen time, depending on the brightness setting and what is being done.
In my moderate use it lasts at least a day.
Your experience could be different.
So no, I can not say I am sure. That's what I get.
Prasad37, 26 Aug 2014If You like look of lenovo then u should buy. Otherwise specs wise Zenfone 5 is better. i don'... moreHi Prasad,
I'd love to buy Zenfone5 because is much better then lenovo and around 4-5K cheaper with better CPU, RAM and Technology.
But i am kind tired for waiting this phone, Flipkart dont have it in stock :(
Btw I am thinking for White model i dont know if its good or i should go for Red or simply black.
Still using this phone. Love it!
Camera result is great
OTG Support (last update)
Full of feature
Easy to find firmware (can download from asus web)
Great game performance
support circle theme on flipcase (how to say it? like LG G3?)
it's like i have iphone! coz its never laggy
where i can find a left handed flipcase?
non removable battery :(
only for right handed, since all button only on right side
camera little slow at low light
camera not good with flashlight (sometimes)
8GB storage is not enough! because only 4GB usable. install real racing 3 (2GB) and asphalt 8 (1,5). then I'm full even using App2sd. all game still save on internal storage.