My zenfone is rocking from 3 months.Except a few hiccups after Kitkat,there is nothing to dislike about it.Just do a factory reset from droid boot and reinstall every app fresh.Wish everyone's problem will b solved very soon.
AnonD-210234, 22 Oct 2014How did you update your phone? through OTA? or manual?I first updated OTA and had many problems including black screen etc. So I did a factory reset through droidboot (pressing power and volume up and selecting factory reset). Most problems went away after that. Later I downloaded the 700 MB complete kit Kat from asus site and did an upgrade through that. Then wiped the cache partition and did another factory reset.
I never have any problem with My Zen 5, it's one of the most amazing smartphones today. Nice interface. User-Friendly features. Fast inet connections! Thank you Asus!
AnonD-210234, 22 Oct 2014Does ASUS will update or change there latest version of KITKAT? why is it that there are so ma... moreMe too having a great time with kit Kat. Do what Tomazz says... Wipe the cache partition, download the complete kitkat update from asus and update with it and then do a factory reset from the droid boot menu. My zenfone works great now. Battery is a bit low but that's expected with a 5in screen dual SIM high performance device.
AnonD-291211, 21 Oct 2014i checked that phone..Nice one but not available in india. Also doesn't suits me, as for me du... moreDoes ASUS will update or change there latest version of KITKAT? why is it that there are so many here having problem after they upgrade there phone to KITKAT? as far as i observe..i think..you and Tomazz only are having a great time experiencing KITKAT..
AnonD-319763, 21 Oct 2014Hi Ashok sorry for replying up so late the same question was in my mind too but after gatherin... moreHow the hell you upgrade your phone to Android L..when it is not even released it yet?
The remaining battery was like 55% and then I slept, when I woke up I was surprised to find that my phone was turned off I first thought it was dead on batteries, i tried to open it but it wont, it wont even charge. What should I do?
AnonD-279813, 21 Oct 2014It would be good if Asus did that, but there are 2 problems. 1) space needed for high capac... morei checked that phone..Nice one but not available in india. Also doesn't suits me, as for me dual sim is must. Zenfone suits me except it's battery during travelling. if i want to watch some videos or use internet or use gps it restricts me to use for a long period. I have to close games after 10-15 minutes to conserve power, but yes i am carrying a power bank now-a-days. Ofcourse Zenui is very good with inbuilt app lock feature, also i like the calling interface very much. All asus applications are built with material design which i liked too. It's touch response is awesome. All applications i use runs smoothly and opens quickly. Now with kitkat they added zoom in animation to display of flip cover view....so many other advantages. These are reasons for which i am still sticking with zenfone.
After reading all these issues mine seems simple, the speaker just went dead.
AnonD-291211, 21 Oct 2014Initially after call i got black screen, But now it doesn't. Apart from this, i don't have any... moreIt would be good if Asus did that, but there are 2 problems.
1) space needed for high capacity battery - there's not enough space in the phone for it. Max you could get is 10-20% more. Is that enough? Likely not.
2) the difficulty of replacing battery - you literally need to take the whole thing apart and battery is the very last thing that comes out. It is also using a very sensitive connector.
While I've already taken the Zen apart a couple of times, it's not really fun to reassemble, and that's definitely not something Asus would want you to do.
If you are after a longer battery life, and are looking for a pretty similar replacement to LTE version of ZenFone 5, you may wish to take a look at Benq F5. Same specs as Zenfone 5 LTE, larger and replaceable battery, 13 MP camera. Same price.
But no ZenUI... and no App drawer. Other than that, a marvellous phone.
AnonD-319763, 21 Oct 2014Hi Ashok sorry for replying up so late the same question was in my mind too but after gatherin... moretell me how you upgraded it to android L? the fact that it is not yet released by google... -_-
AnonD-210234, 21 Oct 2014So you mean to say you're not experiencing anymore problem?i mean other problem? besides those... moreInitially after call i got black screen, But now it doesn't. Apart from this, i don't have any issue. But yes battery is most important one. Because due to battery you can't use this phone to it's highest capability. I would urge ASUS to release a standalone high capacity battery for zenfone 5.
AnonD-317366, 21 Oct 2014Hi Tomazz,
I tried to do a location ,Keep Awake access for some of the applications and surpr... moreNone of my applications is that nasty.
But I do not have the apps you have, but then again I have left sensible permissions to the apps... obviously calling apps must be able to access contact list and make phone calls, etc.
But a picture editor should not ask to secretly turn on camera, microphone, get location, make calls and send messages, etc.
I don't really have many apps on.