Prasad37, 27 Aug 2014When you update from your phone through fota, you will get only the update files not whole firmware.That I know, but the file usually gets deleted after update, so I guess the gentleman copied it out of the phone before installing it.
Actually, without rooting, without installing anything… wait for 1.18 firmware, due out soon, download it from Asus.com (I'll also put it on my server when I notice it), and install that - the full 700 MB file. And it should get it completely updated, then it won't matter what firmware was installed earlier or what was missing as whole OS is getting reinstalled.
Prasad37, 27 Aug 20146-7 hours if you use only 3g continuous use. Other wise it's lot better. Use 2g only data for ... moreI assume you mean that you are actively using the phone on 3G for 6-7 hours.
As both my SIMs are 3G (although internet is chosen from SIM 1), and when using them a few hours a day, the battery lasts me 2 days.
That's including sync to 3 email accounts, Line, FB, WhatsApp, and sometimes forgetting to logout from Skype… so it stays on. Power setting is on default. Screen is on default.
I use it for reading news, emails, talk on Line usually, making calls, taking photos and sending them via Line, uploading stuff to FB and reading the updates.
I'd say 3-4 hours a day for battery to last from 7 am on day 1 to 10 pm of the next day with 10-30% remaining.
Tomazz, 27 Aug 2014I have placed the required 2 files in previous post to: http://www.mega-networks.asia/ZenFo... moreWhen you update from your phone through fota, you will get only the update files not whole firmware.
Rahul, 27 Aug 2014Are you sure...??? i mean u are using this phone....?????because all user say battery back up ... more6-7 hours if you use only 3g continuous use. Other wise it's lot better. Use 2g only data for getting notification for mail, facebook,whatsapp, etc and change to 3G when you really need a faster connection if you are on mobile data. This way your battery will last more than a day(24 hours). If you are a heavy user then keep a power bank with you which is same for all smartphones. For me battery back up is fine.
People, don't ask about battery again, It's a history now.
Pooja, 27 Aug 2014Hi Prasad,
I'd love to buy Zenfone5 because is much better then lenovo and around 4-5K chea... moreThere are many Indian tourists coming to Bangkok and usually shop around my area, so if you know someone on the way here, ask him to get it for you.
It is 5990 THB for (any colour that's available) Zenfone 5, 16 GB, 2 GB RAM, 3G, Dual SIM, WW version.
I don't know how safe it is shipping it to you… greedy customs or post officers, possibly on both sides, else I'd ship it to you.
You can always check the prices from jaymart.co.th. Fortunetown branch usually has the biggest stock.
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...