Tomazz, 25 Aug 2014Both exist. The difference in price is about 30$. I recommend you to take the one with 2... morePlease tell ma about battery backup with medium usage.....10 min call,1.1-5 hours (game/internet),some messaging...???
Subhamay, 25 Aug 2014i am not able to activate post paid bsnlgprs in new asus zenfone 5. i called bsnl customercare... moreUse settings for another phone.
All that matters is the APN, username and password.
You might also need a "number" to "call" to activate it, like *99# which seems to be pretty standard...
luke, 25 Aug 2014 Ya even me iam facing the same issue...did u find any solution to that
Just try it.
Go to audio wizard and select speech mode ON . I faced same problem with selecting Smart mode. but now i am o.k
Zeq09, 25 Aug 20148 gb > 1 gb ram
16 gb > 2 gb ramNot true.
8 GB phones exist in both 1 and 2 GB versions, where 1 GB was only the initial batch produced 6 months or so ago, but some old stock is still kicking around.
Phones produced in last 3 months are all 2 GB RAM and those that were produced in last month are all 16 GB models. 8 GB is no longer being produced.
Anonymous, 25 Aug 2014hello tomazz.
can i update only the 1.17 firmware and skip 1.16, 1.15? or have to update st... moreIf you download firmware from Asus support site, it's complete firmware, in that case you can skip the previous versions.
However the OTA (or if you get it from elsewhere) could be just an update to previous version.
But this depends on person uploading to Asus support site not having made a mistake and loaded the wrong file.
So if you load 1.17.40 and get an error message, update step by step.
i am not able to activate post paid bsnlgprs in new asus zenfone 5. i called bsnl customercare to send gprs setting.they have not setting for this model.kindly advise.
BharadwajSVk, 25 Aug 2014Just bought Zenfone 5. After one day System updated. After that update the system hangs and it... moreTry a factory reset, then reload the firmware, downloaded from Asus website.
ishyo man, 24 Aug 2014Hey everyone
Can i use a class 6 memory card..?
Will it make any real difference from the on... moreClass 6 is 24 MB/s, which is more than enough for FullHD videos, and this phone doesn't support any more than that anyway.
Actually I have even tested Class 4 on it for FullHD (Sandisk 32 GB), and it had no hiccups in the video, so even that's enough.
However I am now using Sandisk Class 10 U1 cards on all my phones, just so I don't have to think which one goes where.
If you get youself a phone with 4k video recording, U1 is likely only thing you can use. All 4k phones need to support U1 standard anyway, as standard class 10 is too slow.
Note - U1 cards are backwards Class 10 compatible.
Be careful buying Class 10 cards on eBay, many aren't what they claim to be.
vinay, 24 Aug 2014How I can. Upgrade Asus zenfone 5 in kitkat. Bcoz. It is in jeally bean. Pls There is no KitKat update available for this model yet.
hshsh, 24 Aug 2014Why the touch panel dont have a light???Ah yes, the biggest shortcoming of this phone… the 3 sensors at the bottom not illuminated.
Unfortunately nothing you can do about it.
MBAV, 24 Aug 2014when did you buy your Asus Zenfone 5?
can you post your present battery usage chart?
I rea... moreIt's a few months old… not sure exactly when I bought it.
I can show the chart to you now, but it's off the charger for 7-8 hours and at 82% battery life.
I've placed it (along with the screenshot of Speedtest - as there are people complaining here that it can only do a few kbps internet speeds) on this link:
The ones that start with Screenshot… The ones that were previously posted to the same link, after a day and after 2 days, are a month old or so… and have nicer names :)
MBAV, 24 Aug 2014@Tomazz
can you explain what happens to the battery if we do this "Discharge completel... moreSome people claim that this will improve the longevity and capacity of the battery, so it's usually recommended by the sellers of everything with rechargeable batteries inside.
Now if the phone has Li-Ion battery, the charge/discharge should make no difference whatsoever, but Ni-MH batteries need to be "exercised" for the best performance, meaning being charged full and discharged full, although they officially have no "memory effect".
But you may have seen Ni-MH batteries in a laptop that was always plugged in the wall-socket, that had battery capacity drop from 100% to 0% in a few minutes, and could no longer be charged.
NiCd batteries before these had a pathetic memory effect but are luckily no longer used more or less anywhere.
So - it's a recommendation, and some say that it will improve and extend battery life.
On Samsung and Oppo I didn't bother, as if battery dies on me I just buy another; but I did it on Asus, HTC, Apple and Sony as they have non-removable battery.
I didn't bother checking what type of battery Asus is using.
Here's a part from "How to maintain Lithium Battery":
It's not necessary to charge over 12 hours when first used. When a device powered by batteries is purchased, sellers will usually tell us the batteries must first be charged 12 hours before using. Actually, this is unnecessary. Unlike common Ni-CD or Ni-MH batteries, most lithium ion batteries have been activated before leaving the factory. Due to its low self-discharge, it’s unnecessary to charge lithium ion battery for such a long time when new. Lithium ion batteries are ready for use after the charger indicates so, and it will reach its best capacity after 3 or 5 cycles.
H0r5e, 24 Aug 2014Hi Tomazz,
I just recently bought ASUS Zenfone 5 - 8GB variant.
I have observed that the per... moreThat's about how mine acts when I am in a bright place, with screen brightness set to auto - in that case it turns on the light, and burns battery quicker.
It does get warm just under the camera when there's something CPU intensive loaded.
Note that JellyBean has no optimisation for the Atom CPUs, so it is expected to get longer battery life and better performance once KitKat is available for it.
You can consider the freeware apps that manage the power better than stock power mode of Asus.
Nakul Bhardwaj, 25 Aug 2014Hi all,
I have purchased Zenphone 5 befor two days but there is a issue in its battery and ... moreFirst try with Firmware update. Battery and overall performance has improved in the latest update. And you can also cross check with your phone setting like wifi, Screen brightness, GPS. Switch off wifi and GPS when not in use.
And Zenfone also comes with its own Power Saver app. Go to Power saver - SWITCH ON YOUR SMART SAVING and use "Ultra-saving mode" for long battery back up.
I am also facing same issue when i was start to use this Phone. But now my phone is giving good battery backup even it's better than my old smartphone - MOTOG.
My ZF5 is giving me more than 18 hrs with mix use like wifi, 3G, Social networking apps, Camera, FM and little bit games.
I am very happy with this phones.
I Hope after that setting your battery performance will improve.
rikc, 24 Aug 2014ppl can somebody plez tell me what is the ram of asus zenfone 5????????????
coz some site... moreBoth exist.
The difference in price is about 30$.
I recommend you to take the one with 2 GB RAM as those are the newer models; all the phones produced in last 3 months are with 2 GB RAM, all produced in last month are 16 GB.
adjsl, 24 Aug 2014Hey Tomazz,
can you please help me ? i ma not getting power saving notification on screen w... moreIt does not show the icon in notification bar, usually.
Just warns you when it's turned on at 30% left by default.
Anonymous, 25 Aug 2014what about the after sales support?i am using asus products from more than 7 years and really i impressed about asus after sale service..
i have asus motherboard, laptop, tablet, router and now am using asus zenfone.
i am very big fan of asus.