Just bought my Zenfone 5 2 weeks ago. At first I experienced problems like I experience lag during multitasking (im a heavy user), batt gets drained very fast especially when using Mobile Data/Wifi and surfing/chatting using chat apps. Apps also crashes, the camera also had some delays. The UI was sometimes crashes too (i still have it now) But after of updating to kitkat and some system updates it was all fixed. Now I don't have any problems so far. I am pretty happy for the update. Now I am afraid of updating it if ever a new update comes. My suggestion to all who's thinking about buying this phone, you should buy it. Its definitely worth the price.
Jack, 21 Nov 2014The replacement that I got too has call quality issues. No call drops but the call clarity is ... moreYes the call quality on the zf5 is not up to the mark.... even though the volume is loud the quality is not that great.. the voices sound rough....
Pretty android layout from asus.
In this price segment pretty the best phone design ;)
Need help on how to calibrate gsensor. I just did a gsensor_test and it failed.
AnonD-315390, 19 Nov 20141)the update file u download from asus website which name is UL-ASUS_T00F-WW-22.214.171.124-user.z... moreHi Shanatan,
After updating to KK, m just facing 1 small issue. The screen wakes from sleep mode on its own even when not using the handset.
I tried the hard reset also. But of no use.
Do you have any solution to it?
hi guys i want to purchase zenfone 5 but m confuse between zenfone 5 & moto g bcoz i heard that zenfone has certen prob such as it's battery back up is bad, video calling not supported, and most imp it is not further upgradable to lollypop android version ? pls tell me what should i do ?
Ryan, 18 Nov 2014Is this phone hangs many time ? Reply pls . I want to buy this phone It is a great Phone with 2 GB RAM, Does not hand at all for me... I use only trusted apps and try and keep in internal memory free. This you have to do on all phones for best performance...
Elvin, 19 Nov 2014Hi, I just want to know if there are issues after you upgrade it to KK mode? I'm am not techy ... moreHi,
KIT-KAT update was smooth, videos show that it will have issues. I took the risk trusting ASUS. Only thing happened was that Google Keyboard which I was using as default did not work after the update, which was not a big deal.
Go to tools set ASUS Keyboard as default input and you will be good to go... All The best... :)
AnonD-333227, 20 Nov 2014My kitkat zenphone 5 is discharging from 100% to 0% in 9 hours with ultra saving on, and sync ... moreHi Can you try these things and see if it works for you.
1) Go to screen Brightness setting, pull it down to lower then Mid level. Set it to Auto and pull it again to Lower to Mid Level.
2) Turn the GPS off, in case you don't use it often.
This helps in me run Zenfone on One full charge for 12-18 hours depending on the usage.
sree, 19 Nov 2014Ur review was helpfull... Is service centres available everywhere???Hi, First thing I did was to call service center to ask about its location in My City, you can get service center details on ASUS website based on your location. ASUS has an inbuilt APP called MyASUS, which will track your service status as well and they also have a hotline number. Fingers crossed that I will not need to use it but nice feature to have for trust.
Avi, 19 Nov 2014Does zenfone support hindi language Hey, Yes it does, not tried it but it has HINDI as optional language for Input.
latest version in play store is not working download older version 2.6.2 from other site and install that then it will ask to download about 381 MB of data and then it was working. One thing it will ask to download some small amount of data at different sections so be ready with data or Wifi for keeping the game running. Please don't update to latest version until they fix it for this phone.
Jeet, 18 Nov 2014Are u from India? If yes, then I would like to know what is ur experience after updating to Ki... moreHi, Yes I am form India and I was also confused about taking the KITKAT updated on Zenfone5 or not as the videos show that it will have issues. I took the risk trusting ASUS. Only thing happened was that Google Keyboard which I was using as default did not work, which was not a big deal. Go to tools set ASUS Keyboard as default input and you will be good to go... All The best... :)
The replacement that I got too has call quality issues. No call drops but the call clarity is bad. Its difficult to understand what the other person is saying. Sometime there is cracking noise.
I m using a 4year old docomo sim cut. into a microsim... can this be the cause? This sim is working perfectly fine with my htc wildfire. But when I put it in my zf5, the voice clarity becomes bad. I never keep my volume full.
Is this design fault with the product? or can there be any other reason.
Can anybody help me out please?
I had always thought that Asus provides quality products.
AnonD-332801, 21 Nov 2014now real racing 3 is working fine now and its rendering all the details including the rear vie... morehow do you do that? I can't even open that app. Please tell me how to fix it
From when we update software KK in my asus zen phone 5,the contact profile photo is to tarnish (Hazy)in back ground at the time of calling.Before updation kK it was ok.Reset factory satting is done.But no change, Problem is stell there. Kindly reply in my mail email@example.com.
Udhaya , 20 Nov 2014Guys pls suggest me..i am planning to buy this phone...is it worth compare to Moto G2 ??? How ... morebrilliant phone with stupid battery
being a best user interface, this mobile which ive been using for past one month litrelly pissed cos its online game connecting time and its booting very very very very sloowwowowowowly...which i found much qicker qith my old XOLOQ800
camera and its clarity good and have numerous options for taking a picture...but what is the use of having great camera options with useless battery, it drains in 45mins maximum ive to charge again fully while im in tour..
ASUS zenfone5 im sorry to say its not the phone for guys and online gaming frenzies....