luke , 26 Aug 2014But when i bought it from flipkart it showed upgradable to kikat..??? Pls suggestThis means that it supports KitKat, and that it is being planned and developed.
When it is available, you will be happy to download 1.4 GB firmware file over your cellular connection, and click Install Now.
But at this moment, the software is not yet released to public.
Release date will depend on the fixing of the applications for compatibility with KitKat, which is in process.
Some expect it to be released next month.
KitKat will bring you more speed, better battery life, new dialler, and a whole set of new restrictions on the use of SD card.
Rajakumar, 26 Aug 2014Hi.. Every Body...
I purchased ASUS Zenfone 5 last week from FLIPKART based on their advertis... moreAre you sure you got the real one?
I mean, mobile phone cameras are not in DSLR quality standard, but in good light they do challenge the compact cameras. And the cam in Zenfone, for 8 megapixel camera is actually on the higher end of sharpness and details.
It is certainly comparable or better than most of other 8 MP phones that you can find, so saying that it's not even comparable to VGA (0.3 MP) is an outright lie, and would only be possible if you have bought a fake phone or one with broken camera module.
I have posted the photos, taken with this phone before, and I'm a little lazy to take new ones and post them for you, but you can see them at www.mega-networks.asia/ZenCam/ taken straight from camera (check EXIF for confirmation).
Now please assist from your side and provide links to photos you took with a VGA camera, and let the audience decide if Zen's photos are really worse than that.
Tomazz, 25 Aug 2014There is no KitKat update available for this model yet.But when i bought it from flipkart it showed upgradable to kikat..??? Pls suggest
AAshwi, 26 Aug 2014Hi all,
i m thinking to purchase Asus Zenfone 5 with 16GB RAM,can you please advise me if i... moreGrand Neo is more plasticky than Zen, and is in specifications weaker on just about entire front.
Be careful if your operator uses 850 or 1900 MHz for 3G, as Neo doesn't support them. Camera on Neo is also mediocre, so is the screen, with about half the resolution of Zen's screen at the same size. It also has 1 GB of RAM and comparable CPU speed, although Atom will likely outperform that Qualcomm chip in most tests.
Only advantage could be battery life on Neo, and possibility that there are more Samsung service centres in India than there are Asus ones.
Eventually it is your decision, though. Whatever you like more.
i m thinking to purchase Asus Zenfone 5 with 16GB RAM,can you please advise me if it better to purchase or should i go with Samsung Grand Neo.
Malcolm, 25 Aug 2014The update did not fix the issue. I am in touch with the guys a asus and they are working on i... moreAwww sorry :( Still facing Wi-Fi issue in new device. And sure I'll write up email to Asus.
I purchased zenfone 5 in last week.
Main concern, I am facing is delay while playing Temple Run 2. When we use whats app also scrolling the conversation, it is not smooth move.
Battery gives me a day back up (~24 hrs) after continuous use of 3G connectivity. I dont think it is issue.
Loudspeaker is not really laud.
But music through headset is awesome better than Samsung or Nokia.
Headset quality is good.
ZenUI is superb.
Malcolm, 25 Aug 2014The update did not fix the issue. I am in touch with the guys a asus and they are working on i... moreThanks and I replaced my device. I didn't face wifi issue in new device. I'm getting Led notification too, which didn't work on old one.
BIG Thanks to Flipkart for the replacement, they replaced within a Day :)
Hi.. Every Body...
I purchased ASUS Zenfone 5 last week from FLIPKART based on their advertisement in their web.
Camera quality is very very worst...even not comparable with VGA camera...then, the sound effect is very very low.
So, I suggest don't buy this products.
bought zenphn 5 8 days ago.
design and style is gud.gud performance,but XTREMELY POOR BATTERY BACKUP...camera quality is NOT AS EXPECTED.
Today i have seen ( So called) MI3 with one of my colleague and thanks to my luck for that i could not purchase it. Cheap mobile . On paper it is O.K but physically you will not find even a single point to compare with Asus Z5. In every aspects my Z5 is supereb. I really apppreciate sincere effort of @Tomazz and @PARSAD who giving non stop advice to us.
This phone is just awesome at this price.Nolags,best specification at this price.You simply buy this one and not grand2/lenovo/xiaomi etc.
Mau, 25 Aug 2014Hi Tomazz! My girlfriend can't find the way on how to add contact photo. Do have any solution?Open phone dialer, and tap on contacts (an icon of a man).
Locate your contact that you want to assign photo to.
Tap on that person and you should see a picture at the top in circle, and some background image, above the "About" button and the phone numbers and other contacts below.
Tap on that circular picture and you'll get a menu with options to choose a photo from gallery or take a photo with camera.
Zenfone 5 User, 25 Aug 2014I noticed in CPU-Z that the processor is at 800 MHz at idle and immediately jumps to 1.6 GHz o... moreHi,
CPU scaling policy used is interactive ,still I guess any CPU will scale up to the peak with in no time if there is load.Do you have different experience I mean did you notice a slow scaling to upper frequencies ?
Also ,to my understanding ,Z5260 Low frequency Unit's highest frequency is 800Mhz.So going down below 800Mhz may not yield power benifits.
It is a great phone .It is better than Samsung S4 mini and Grand 2.Its camera is superb and it is like a professional camera.Only the thing is it has bad battery backup and it gets heated. Apart from this it is a great phone I ever had and everyone can afford it. If liked please buy this phone.
It seems like updating to kitkat will be a big problem. Kitkat doesn't allow user to write on SD card. Is there anything we can do? Is it more advisable not to upgrade to kitkat?
I just bought my asus zenfone5 less than 2 weeks . Its a good smartphone,but how can i get rid of the notifications saying e.g whatsapp want to read your contacts.And its stuck there. I cannot excess any of my application .I have to re-staart the phone & uninstall it ( Whatsapp ). I cannot download anything from google store .