Absolutely amazing phone, you won't get anything like it for $200. I've been in cellular retail for 9years and I laugh at people buying $600 smartphones and now $1000 Iphones. I rather go on vacation!
Updates to KitKat went quick, no problems. The phone is incredibly snappy, much faster than my HTC one M8. Benchmarks tell otherwise but it must be either the UI or Intel's way better utilization of Ram than ARM processors. Camera is fun to play with, love it.
Battery is smaller than most 5inch smartphones at 2000mah and I use dual sim cards so it does run out faster. The simple solution is disable your data sim when at home and your wifi when away and bingo much better battery life. You can even get apps that automate this for you.
Love the phone, great job Asus...show people how much a phone should cost!
Phone is really good but camera clarity is too low ,,,, did i need top change any settings
amitkk, 10 Dec 2014then why dont you root it? rooting can help you in many ways specially when it comes to batteryI am not daring to root the phone because I have never done that before. I am a bit scared that i might brick the phone. Secondly, I dont want to loose the warranty.
My battery has draining even faster after updating all the asus aps in the google play store... I wonder wtf is Asus doing...
@junjun, Just as amit said, aslong as its asleep, u loose battery very slow. The moment u switch on the screen and start using any ap, battery start to drain really fast. Even the keyboard consumes like 20-25% battery if u type for 10 mins. I normally use hike msngr with no other ap running in the background and my battery drops by 20% in 40 mins... I hope this gives you an idea regarding the battery life.
i also buy from flipkart on same price Rs. 8249, but still not received from flipkart.
jun jun, 10 Dec 2014 Hi.. thanx for the reply.... So i can take it as the battery life is equal to the other sm... moreno, like i said it depends upon you, what this phone lacks is optimization,but however what this phone lacks in battery ,it covers up in other aspects like camera and performance so i think its not that bad at all, although this phone is not that good for a heavy gamer
amitkk, 10 Dec 2014the battery is like this...
when you are not using it mean on standby ,the battery drains at ... more
Hi.. thanx for the reply.... So i can take it as the battery life is equal to the other smartphones like moto and samsung?
jun jun, 10 Dec 2014
Hi.... Can anyone tell me about Zenfone 5's battery life.. I have heard from many that batte... morethe battery is like this...
when you are not using it mean on standby ,the battery drains at really low rate but when you use it for any application then it drains really fast.
so its upto you how you use this phone. battery life will depend upon it
Hi.... Can anyone tell me about Zenfone 5's battery life.. I have heard from many that battery life comes up to 3-4 hrs only; and this is making me think twice on buying the phone... but cant stop looking back at the phone.... Pls comment..
Anonymous, 10 Dec 2014Plaese please please... DON'T BUT ASUS ZENFONE 5.They are providing Gorilla screen. After 1 we... moreWarranty obviously doesn't cover damage due to mishandling. And its screen is only scratch-proof, not shatter-proof. Unless its Nokia 3310.
I am Jack, 10 Dec 2014Disable service doesnt run on kitkat unless you root your phone. It didnt run on my unrooted z... morethen why dont you root it? rooting can help you in many ways specially when it comes to battery
I am Jack, 10 Dec 2014Your phone is on standby all the time. You hardly use it..only for calls i guess. Whats your o... moreYes, I don't use it that much, only for texting from time to time and usual browsing to check news. I was not able to check the 'onscreen' time.
amitkk, 10 Dec 2014use greenify and disable service app from playstoreDisable service doesnt run on kitkat unless you root your phone. It didnt run on my unrooted zenfone 5 with kitkat.
asusero, 10 Dec 2014My Zenfone 5 battery: 2days 14hours 30minutes Sorry, I don't know how to take screenshot ... moreYour phone is on standby all the time. You hardly use it..only for calls i guess. Whats your onscreen time?
amitkk, 09 Dec 2014if you are getting around 5 or 6 hours on screen time then its the best you can get with this ... moreThanks for your reply Amit.
But I dont get 5-6 hrs onscreen time.. I get around 3.5hrs onscreen.
I dont run 3-4 aps in background.
I dont use it a lot. I use it very less because of the low battery backup.
You said you use it very less but how can you get onscreen time of 8- 9 hrs if u r using it less? May be u use very less aps. I dont use many either..
I guess zenfone battery is indeed weak and nothing can be done about it.
I haven't rooted my phone. Will do that sometime in future and check.
Anonymous, 10 Dec 2014Plaese please please... DON'T BUT ASUS ZENFONE 5.They are providing Gorilla screen. After 1 we... moreI beleive Gorilla glass is scratch proof not shatter proof. Why dont you try Asus website it has addresses of their service stations all over India.
Anonymous, 10 Dec 2014Plaese please please... DON'T BUT ASUS ZENFONE 5.They are providing Gorilla screen. After 1 we... moreIf service center number solves your problem
Plaese please please... DON'T BUT ASUS ZENFONE 5.They are providing Gorilla screen. After 1 week of purchase, accidentally i dropped it (hardly from 15cm height), the gorrila glass broke which was not supposed to break..I contacted to FlipKart and asked for service center details, they said they hv sent details in my mail id, but I didnt receive any mail. After 1 day, My phone was not functioning at all(Even power button was not working). then i restarted it (hard boot), then it worked. Again I contacted to flipkart, they provided me 2 contact numbers. One was wrong number, and on dialing second number, no one is receiving. I think they dont have service center, or they dont want to repair it.