i m confuse whether to buy Asus zenfone 5 or Micromax canvas 2 colours.I wnt to buy it urgently bt nw Asus zenfone 5 is unavailable online.Wht shd i do? Pls suggest me frnds.
TechVB, 25 Aug 2014Its depend on your county. In India its available with 2 GB Ram.That's officially available ones.
There could be ones parallel imported as well, which could be old stock, and the author seems to suggest he has seen cheaper offers with 1 GB RAM.
My recommendation is to get 16GB/2GB RAM model, and buy it with warranty in your country. Else get 8GB/2GB, but not 8GB/1GB… you'll regret it.
If you see a sticker instead of printed Intel logo on the back plate, it's a good chance it's 1 GB RAM model.
Pavan, 25 Aug 2014Whenever I record a video, I am able to play and view the video in portrait oreintation where ... moreHave you recorded video as a portrait? In that case it would show it in full screen only if you hold phone in portrait and have the "screen rotate" enabled in settings for display.
Whenever I record a video, I am able to play and view the video in portrait oreintation where the size of the video on the screen is small. I am not able to rotate the video to Landscape orientation to have a full screen video. Any idea how can I do it???
Tomazz, 25 Aug 2014That's internal Asus name for this model. You're all good :)Please tell ma about battery backup with medium usage.....10 min call,1.1-5 hours (game/internet),some messaging...???
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 :)