I am from the Philippines and i have the zenfone 5 for a month now. Just updated to the latest kitkat 4.4.2... there was already an update on the zen5 regarding the battery issues and sound over OTA. Although the difference is not remarkable, but still love how the phone handles games, movies, music.
Regarding the battery i am using a powerbank to address the issue. Also used battery saver, greenify and lastly i am using an apus launcher.
Dont have the issues you have guys, and im really thankful that my zen5 does not give me a headache. And for any issues, we have a group where we can ask or inquire. Hehe
jhayanne, 22 Nov 2014How can I update my JELLYBEAN to KITKAT I purchased the phone just a week ago.. Your immediate... moreGoto Asus website and download the latest firmware for ur SKU. Then put it in root folder of internal memory. U wolill get notificationnof update just install it. And if u hv any previous problem in ur phone then hard reset before update
i am using this phone and when i call someone the reciever can't listen my word with a good volume, the volume they hear is very low how can i change that??
How can I update my JELLYBEAN to KITKAT I purchased the phone just a week ago.. Your immediate response will be highly appreciated.. Thank You..
My AZ5 calculator and quick notes not working...shows it unfortunately stop working...can any one help me to solve...plz?
cgnfcntlyrhapsody, 21 Nov 2014I want to buy this zenfone 5. how's the camera? does it hung up if you install many applcation... morehello whoever you are,
Have you got feedback regarding the specific reviews on this phone? thanks!
Guys... i hv my call waiting facility on, on my ZF5 but if my one call is on and another call comes and i try to pickup that call then both the calls get disconnected. So what should i do so that calls don't get disconnected?????
Thanks @ jjj & ara for your replies.
I guess jjj is right. The call quality is not upto the mark. Calls are really rough and noisy. In simple, it is not satisfactory. Quite bad compared to htc wildfire that I'm using. The sound wizzard is not useful during calls.
For those who are complaining about battery,
this is what I did, I updated to the latest jelly bean i.e 40.10 followed by factory reset. Then, I went to settings, apps, preloaded apps and disabled google play services, google play games, google play music, google read or something etc etc that were not important to me. Now my onscren time is 6-7hrs with 2g data on. This should give me a 1+ day of use (depending on my usage). I use hike at times, i'v downloaded du battery saver, opera mini, greenify(which i hardly use) and skype.
Guys dont forget to close the apps after use them else they will stay on and keep draining ur battery.
Kitkat drains ur battery much faster and i'v heard that you cant disable google play services in it. So dont go for a kitkat update unless you really need it.
Thanks ara, but my sound in wizard is already set to music. I am having issue with clarity of sound during voice calls...Its is not clear.
Jack, 21 Nov 2014Can somebody please reply my post??? Help me with my sound problem guys ! On the app menu select the sound wizard then you can change the sound setting. At first you will notice it was set to saving by defoult then you can change it to music as this will set it up to louder volume.
The main problem i am facing is battery changing slow n discharging very past with out using please give any suggestions
I just bought this phone and it was really good. It runs smoothly and it can also run HD games/videos w/o lag.
After upgrading my asus zenfone 5 from android jellybean 4.3 to android kitkat 4.4.2 , the battery drains very fast. Hoping Asus will fix this issue very soon.
I bought my Zenfone 5 A501CG last Sept, 9, 2014. I received a software update (KITKAT) from ASUS, a month after, since I trusted ASUS on their upadate, so I install it and upadte my fone, after updating the fone shuts down and cannot open, it keeps on re-starting. Can you help me on this?
AnonD-333822, 21 Nov 2014not getting kitkat update auto or manually....plz help.....purchase on 19 novOS will automatically update on april 2015
I want to buy this zenfone 5. how's the camera? does it hung up if you install many applcations? i need a very detailed feedback about this phone. thanks!
not getting kitkat update auto or manually....plz help.....purchase on 19 nov
Can somebody please reply my post??? Help me with my sound problem guys !