Zenfone 5-High end features packed into a low price phone
Display:The 5inch HD screen gives 1280X720 picture quality and runs on IPS+ Technology.
Features: It hasthe Android 4.4 OS and supports 2 GB RAM. There are 2 SIM slots. The phone comes with internal memory option of 8 GB and 16 GB. It has Zen UI, which is intuitively designed, multi color theme widget that manages your task at a touch of a button.
Processor: Intel Atom Dual-Core Z2560 1.6GHz processor is designed for heavy duty performance.
Battery:The battery can support18 hours of talk time. It has a2110 mAh battery.
Camera: The camera of the phone will never let you miss that perfect moment with its time rewind mode. It has an 8MP main and a 2MP front camera running on Pixel Master Technology.
Verdict:You are getting a box of goodies at a humble price tag.
Zenfone 5 i the best budget phone at this price range. No regrets of buying this phone. It has been 2 months. :)
Tomazz, 27 Oct 2014That's the problem. You probably did not get the phone with 188.8.131.52 to get that OTA update.
... moreHi Tomazz,
First of all, thank you a lot for reply.
I can recall what was the version out of the box.
Ok....I havent updated to Kitkat..thats good I think then if stable update is coming soon.
So will this stable kitkat update solve the issues which were solved by updates between 1.14 and 1.18
Do you suggest that I downgrade to 1.14 from 1.18 and then incrementally update to 184.108.40.206.
If yes, I think I need to do that manually as OTA will update me to latest version directly.
I have an asus zenfone 5 (2ghz version) and it is an really fast phone with a fine screen better than their tablets i've bought it out china for only 140€ and it's totally the money worth but it isn't easy to update the phone
Anybody made their firmware to 2.20.X and seeing any difference?
(I see one person already commenting that ,no specific observations on the upgrade.)
App ops starter is really awesome app suggested by tomazz.
It helped me a lot.
My zenfone 5 was suffering from battery drain issue before 15 days then I followed tomazz opinion of hard reset.
And then my phone worked properly for 15 days.
then I installed "App ops starter" before 5 days.
Suddenly battery drain problem started from yesterday's night.
In morning I came to about the problem.
Then I gone through my "app ops starter" and came to know that camera app was running continuously even after using "force stop" option which was eating my 6% per hour.
then I disabled all permissions of camera app from "app ops starter" and restarted the phone.
Now my phone is working fine(back to normal eating 1% per hour on standby).
"app ops starter" shows you which apps are running.
Apps running on top are continuously running apps.
Once you clicks on any app , you can see which parts of apps are running(eg. location , read contacts, keep awake ) .
thanks a lot tomazz
mikan, 27 Oct 2014Thankx for your comments.As you said when you have correct files avaialble,wy to take risk.
B... moreCorrect, it is not detected as an update as it's not released software and as such not properly signed.
That's why so many warnings in that previous message.
Can anybody tell me something about this issue : When i call someone behind his name it shows number , which is now showing very small, few days before it's font was large. Now if i changes the font still number's font not increases.
Ginzon, 27 Oct 2014Hey Tomazz,
I have always done a clean factory reset n wipe before and after a full update,... moreThe only issue that I still have is that once or twice a day, the SD card seems to be unmounted and remounted.
I don't know when or why this happens, but I noticed it because there was SD card logo in notifications, telling me that SD card has just been inserted. Obviously I didn't touch it.
However apart from seeing notification it never happened during taking photos or recording videos, which is what I use SD for. Or during watching video or listening to music.
So I'm not sure what causes that. I am not the only one with this issue and it has been reported.
Apart from that - no issues.
spg7, 27 Oct 2014Hi Tomazz,
First of all thank you for your lots of suggestions and feedbacks.Those are really... moreThat's the problem. You probably did not get the phone with 220.127.116.11 to get that OTA update.
It likely came with 1.14 which means that the update you received, missed out all the other updates, which fixed camera, speaker, LED indicator, flash, Wifi, ...
I blame Asus for screwing up updating system, which should have installed every update available after your current version, not only the last one.
KitKat with battery patch should not have worse battery life than 18.104.22.168, if any, better.
I do recommend you do look into clipping the wings of some of the software that loves sucking the battery, like Facebook messenger, Blackberry messenger, Skype...
You also have an option of waiting another 3 weeks until full next KitKat firmware is planned for release.
Tomazz, 27 Oct 2014In general it should work fine, but there are some models of A500CG that come with different m... moreThankx for your comments.As you said when you have correct files avaialble,wy to take risk.
BTW,I downloaded the files you mentioned in your previous post((22.214.171.124) to (126.96.36.199) etc..) and placed it on root folder ,but system is snowing the update symbol.Is this zip files to be adb side loaded?
Tomazz, 27 Oct 2014Here's the thing... if you upgrade OS, you need to change 2 parts of the OS, the OS and the re... moreHey Tomazz,
I have always done a clean factory reset n wipe before and after a full update, the fact that I only do a full update not ota except for one that changed my recovery to be KK ready.
As per your comment, if I do the same way reset n wipe before and after, the KK OS would be stable?
No APN flaw? or any thing else that people are facing.. I'm not concerned about the battery, for the fact remains true that for a Big Screen you need much power and if your using it to its fullest capacity it will drain faster n heat up too..
I'm guessing that you must have done a Factory Reset n Wipe before and after loading the full KK OS.. So is your OS stable with everything working without any work arounds?
If your facing any issues, can you share the same. Would help me to check if any of my necessary ones would be holding back.
Those feeling negative about the phone, its much better than Mi, Karbonn, Micromax and also Lenovo for that matter. So be happy, softwares can be flawed.. There's no perfect one yet.
Tomazz, 27 Oct 2014Here's the thing... if you upgrade OS, you need to change 2 parts of the OS, the OS and the re... moreHi Tomazz,
First of all thank you for your lots of suggestions and feedbacks.Those are really helpful.
Is "188.8.131.52" having issues related to battery drain.
When I got my zenfone 5 (2 weeks back), first update was of 20-23mb and it was for 184.108.40.206.
Did they charge u money for downgrading the phone ??
Did u face any scrolling lag while using whtz app or Facebook like apps instagram etc on kitkat ??
jainbull, 24 Oct 2014Ur wrong both sims support 3G on asus zenfone 5 i am using on both simsI already corrected that.
Relied on the release notes and never bother to test it until it was brought up.
The test showed that both can use 3G, but only one at the time - the other is forced to 2G.
That's the limitation of the modem module used.
anandu, 25 Oct 2014Am using asus zenfone5 A501CG.But it cant connect with pc or laptop..white connecting.cable is... moreIn Settings, tap on Storage, and on USB logo top right.
Make sure to select MTP and NOT Camera.
Abhishek., 25 Oct 2014when i went to service center for replacement of my zenfone 5 front glass they said that they ... moreIt is possible to replace it by yourself and buy new screen+digitiser from eBay however it involves voiding warranty and taking the phone apart completely.
Done it a couple of times for "educational purpose" and can't say that it's hard. I mean, Asus (unlike Apple) uses screws, not glue. Therefore you could complete it in about 30 minutes.
The cost of the digitiser + screen is between 60 and 100 $, depending on the seller.