I already use this phone for almost 2 years... so far it's good phone and the price is cheap.. only the battery life isn't too good....
This is a cheap but capable phone. If you bought this thinking you were going to be able to play hours and hours of computer games it is not the fault of the phone. You will get a days use out of it with casual use. Remember to quite applications after you have finished with them. I bought this phone and have used it now for 1.5 years and it has served fine.
Yes it is up-gradable to lollipop but you had to download the install package and do it manually. It was faster after the upgrade.
I have written this review to counter the trivial childish whinges from people who expect miracles for under 200 dollars. It is what it is. A reasonable cheap smart phone on par with those at the same price point.
The external speakers could be louder.
ASUS insists on its own bloatware (but they are not alone)
The battery does appear to be draining faster as the phone ages, but this is par for the course of Lithium batteries.
It's a portable heater that needs charging every 5 hours. That's it!
Ive been using this Phone since 1.5 Years. I found it very smooth and responsive. But i found battery getting drained very fast.
Poor battery life. Hangs frequently while talking on the phone and we have to restart it.
If we install many applications, then phone hangs.
Hey guys I am using zenfone 5 almost for 1.5 years ,there is no lag and the set runs smoothly on high end games and multi tasking,display and touch sensitivity id awesome but the worst part is camera and battery,front camera looks like vga and rear camera is so poor it dont even look like 5 mp. I get maximum charge upto 5 hours when am using continuosly like gaming or browsing.the design is pretty well .but overall its not a perfect phone but for 10k its okay.
Not a good phone at this point in time.. phone was good but battery drains so fast that you would need to carry a power bank all the time. With 1 to 2 hrs of use phone will be dead. I have not seen so poor speaker sound in any other make, I have removed the mess which is placed in the back cover but not much use. I am writing this comment after 10 months.
Mr.Bond, 17 May 2016Total waste of money Pls DO NOT BUY ANY ASUS SMARTPHONE.....I bought this phone last year June... moretrue. i dropped mine from a short distance and the lcd got destroyed (only 3rd or 4th time it fell) also the phones performance and battery deteriorated very considerably in 2 to 3 months after purchase. Really Bad Experience. :/
Total waste of money Pls DO NOT BUY ANY ASUS SMARTPHONE.....I bought this phone last year June'2015....he worked good for 6 months and then the contact screen started hanging,the phone also started to hang. I hardly make 1 or 2 calls a day which last only for 5 mins but the phone battery drains so fast. the phone charging adapter gets heated. I went to Asus service center they changed the battery but still the battery drains the same way and they did not change the charging adapter bcoz it was more than 6 months....So friends don't waste your hard earned money in buying Asus.
priya, 17 Apr 2016while im calling the screen is getting locked and im unable to disconnect the call. i cant fin... morejust delay the automatic screen lock so it won't lock immediately. what I do is I set the power button to end the call.
Anonymous, 30 Apr 2016I have been using this mobile for past one and half year. The battery is draining very quickly... moreyeah i hate the battery thing its just to small battery for a phone like this and the over heating the main problems but other than that is good
and mine is in the shop my screen cracked :(
the funny thing is i didnt drop it but my FKing teacher did hate her now xd
Anonymous, 26 Apr 2016Is there an official lollipop update for zenfone 5 A501CG? Yes, released long long ago, but if I remember correctly, it has never been delivered OTA. I had to check for updates, go to Zen Talk from that screen, download the update, put it in /, and turn the phone off - on. Subsequent L updates, possibly except one, were OTA as usual. Works very good for an Android.
I have been using this mobile for past one and half year. The battery is draining very quickly while playing games and browsing as well. And iam facing heat problem too.