Simon Lai, 05 Aug 2014Yes, you are right. I'm not from India but Malaysia and yes, with the recent firmware update, ... moreJust now i clicked on picture on depth of field mode. Sharing with you, check it. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxJFtFMnvfa7YmdFYURfbGIxdTQ/edit?usp=sharing
Simon Lai, 05 Aug 2014correction, GPS was all out of place and position before the firmware update. If you do buy th... moreYou are right , we need to update to latest Firm wire which corrects many bugs. Asus is regularly giving updates.
Prasad37, 05 Aug 2014GPS is fine with me. Very Accurate and Locks fast.correction, GPS was all out of place and position before the firmware update. If you do buy this phone, make sure to update the firmware, it improves a lot of the phone's hardware/components
Prasad37, 05 Aug 2014I think you are not from India. In India there is no 1gb model. There is no noise with my phon... moreYes, you are right. I'm not from India but Malaysia and yes, with the recent firmware update, camera flash has improved, but not much done to reduce image noise.
Shakeel, 05 Aug 2014Iam using zenfone 5 since last 25 days. It is a nice phone fast prossessor,no hanging good tou... moreUse audio wizard. Yes from speaker it's low for music but ringtone is fine. But with headset sound is awesome with thumping bass very nice to listen songs.
Simon Lai, 05 Aug 2014My model is the T00J, the lowest model of 3 variant. There is the 16GB/2GB RAM, 8GB/2GB RAM an... moreI think you are not from India. In India there is no 1gb model. There is no noise with my phone camera. it's very sharp. But when i bought it has very low intensity of camera flash but it increased after recent update.
Dipriya, 05 Aug 2014 Is purchasing this phone worth the value of money ?? As i read about its battery conditions... moreThere is no problem with sound. You should use audio wizard for different type of usage. Ya battery back up is a downside but manageable with power bank if you travel more than 24hours. Battery drain more only during 3G data.
Prasad37, 05 Aug 2014Which phone you talking about. Zenfone 5 is having 2gb Ram not 1GB. Camera is not average but ... moreMy model is the T00J, the lowest model of 3 variant. There is the 16GB/2GB RAM, 8GB/2GB RAM and the lowest i bought was the 8GB/1GB RAM.
i manage to sell my Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro which also has an 8Mpixel camera too and i find it the pictures a little sharper compared to the Asus (too much noise although Asus picture processing is faster maybe due to its latest chipset)
modern birbal, 05 Aug 2014Phone is extremely good, no lags, battery performance is also increased after getting update..... moreGo to "Settings", "Asus Customised Settings" and you will see Touch Key go to "Key Settings" and select "Tap and hold to get screenshots"
sorry just read that someone else has answered this.
Simon Lai, 05 Aug 2014Got this phone in early July 2014. Specs are T00J model, 8GB memory, 1GB RAM, Updated to patch... moreWhich phone you talking about. Zenfone 5 is having 2gb Ram not 1GB. Camera is not average but more than average comparing to 8 Mpixel cameras of other phone within this range or more,
Anonymous, 05 Aug 2014Please give a honest feedback about ZENFONE 5. is it advisable to buy or not?I would say Buy it. Read my experience written here.
Got this phone in early July 2014. Specs are T00J model, 8GB memory, 1GB RAM, Updated to patch version 188.8.131.52, been running smooth and fantastic so far. No lag on internet or youtube nor experience phone hanging. Picture and video quality are good, screen resolution is absolutely great, although a little hard to see if you are outdoors under direct sunlight (just need to adjust the brightness level higher). Camera and video recording is average, but acceptable for the price of this phone.
Battery life is bearable if you are a heavy user (just make sure you have a power bank with you at all times). Enjoyed music with my bluetooth 3.0 NFC stereo headphones connected, didn't drain too much of the battery supply (my experience was 2 hours continuous -18% battery life). Only low i find is the caller volume a little soft (hard to hear the caller on the other line/end).
Apart from this one hiccup, i must say Asus has gone through tremendous length to fill the mid-range gap with such high grade components at a price which is affordable for most end users. Kudos ASUS!!
AdrishR, 05 Aug 2014Hey Friend am very interested to buy this phone.Could you please define the battery back up wi... moreBattery back up is good except when u r using 3G data even after firmwire update. with continuous 3G data usage it will last 6-7 hours. But without 3g it will last slightly more than 24 hours with 1 hour talk time and 1.5 hours of music and 15 minutes of camera usage.
Rakesh Gaur, 05 Aug 2014I want to buy a new Asus Zenfone 5 (16GB) .but There are not any shop found where I buy this m... moreAvailable in Flipkart. Also available in Amazon.in and snapdeal. Check and buy if they are providing genuine Bill. Also available in ebay with higher price, Call seller before buying to check warranty condition. they mentioned kitkat os but remember asus yet to release kitkat so u will not get out of box kitakat.
Rida, 05 Aug 2014Thanks for your reply.. I had found a flip cover of Asus zenfone 5 in flipkart @500rs., I want... moreCheck in Ebay. You may get one suitable for you. Read carefully details before hitting buy button.
i bought zenfone 5 and extremely happy with it. I didn't considered Mi3 for just only for snapdragon 800 processor, which is no use for me. What i needed was a powerful phone with dual sim(i wanted to carry one phone), Good look with nice build quality and of course within nice budget from reputed well known Brand. Zenfone 5 full filled everything though battery side is little down side but manageable. I just mesmerized with it's touch response and ZenUI. ZenUI is a complete make over and make it feel premium lot better than MIUI. I got system updates 3 times from asus since i bought. Camera of zenfone 5 is best within Rs20,000/- price bracket. When buying a phone don't fall for Mpixels but check for image quality. Plays high end games like asphalt 8 flawless and without lag though loads marginally late. Some Games may not compatible with intel even if game is of low end but most of the regular games are running fine, If not then there may a problem, Check it and report. I used Pudini original metallic finish Back cover which enhanced my phones Look, felt expensive than it is. I first thought of considering Mi3 but then i took decision wisely. Now i am sure that i took right decision by not trapped into hype marketing and repent.
Rida, 05 Aug 2014Thanks for your reply.. I had found a flip cover of Asus zenfone 5 in flipkart @500rs., I want... moreu can always go to
settings> display > flip cover > n disable it.
no i didn't buy.
i was waiting for Amzer to release its flip cover. it has now, but unfortunately like all other covers on flipkart it is out of stock.
it trust amzer ,it last really long.
i still have my 3 year old phone with 3 years old amzer flip cover (though now the condition is really bad :P).
u won't get hole it that cover but it will protect the phone really well.
even when it falls mercilessly on the floor. n the quality will be worth every penny.
i will buy that as soon as it is available.
u can get it on amzer website bit is costly and they r not providing cash on delivery , n paying via credit card makes is rs.799
whereas on flipkart it is 625 only
but bloody out of stock