I have been using this phone for 5 weeks. Overall, im satisfied with the phone.
The camera is great except the pinkish pic.
the sound is okay, it is quite low sound but doesnt bother me much.
the batery is fine, i use it from 8 am till 10pm with normal use.
i really like the ZenUI.
sometimes has heating problem. Just for awhile. But it doesnt bother its performance.
no langging so far. Im using 2gb ram one.
no wifi connection problem or any other stated problem.
I love the keypad and bumper view.
no lagging in playing games.
btw, u cant compare this phone with other high price phone. But for a phone with this price range, this is the best phone u can get in market.
Lisandro , 10 Oct 2014Hello i update in mannual mode not via ota but its impossible make to work the apn settings fo... moreRemove ypur sim and use other sim card of other provider now it will allow you to set or edit Apn . Now u r good to go.
AnonD-279813, 10 Oct 2014If you are loading NEWER version of the firmware than what you currently have loaded, you shou... moreI have uploaded and updaed the same from asus site .Now ita working fine however dont see much improvement in battry drain . However keyboard and apn crash problem solved . Now only problem i no longer se led light while charging or any time . It was there before . If any solution on led light please help Tomazz . I hv done data wipe & loaded and rooted 800mb file sucesfully . Now led problem exsist.
AnonD-318277, 11 Oct 2014i have heard that most of the android apps will not work on intel devices because of its x86 b... moreI brought this phone 3 month ago and i had installed many apps and games and all has worked properly and smoothy.
Here the list that game i install and played in zenfone 5.
Gta vice city
nfs most wanted
real racing 3
amazing spiderman 2
temple run oz
Gta san andresas (running after kitkat update)
These all game run smoothy without any lag.
AnonD-318198, 11 Oct 2014ASUS ZenFone5: Among the best budget phones Display:ASUSZenFone 5 has an HD display on its... moreStop reading the script you are false advertising. I use it normally but the battery won't even last more than 8hours. I really got duped from this purchase. I won't look at Asus phones or tabs unless it has bigger battery. 2100mAH? I don't think so
Anonymous, 12 Oct 2014this smart phone good or bad?Battery reliability is very bad... overall, better use it as a regular phone if you want it to last all day LOLZ
Bharat, 11 Oct 2014Hey Tomazz.. I really appreciate your patience and tech knowledge. Been following your post. ... morehow to do fast boot reset? we just got the phone on thursday. 3 days ago and haven't upgraded to kitkat. our main concern is even we are not using the phone, it drains easily while its on standby mode. we are trying to observe the phone. the main reason we purchased this phone is mainly because of the price and the mAh of the phone thinking that we can use the phone whole day and to get rid of charging the phone all the time.
mr_anipz, 11 Oct 2014well i read this thread from before i bought my zenfone until now..for me this phone is a grea... moreCan you suggest a video on how to install updates on a rooted phone?i rooted my zenfone coz I was thinking maybe theres just too many apps that's why battery drains fast but I was wrong, battery problem still there but Im unable to update the phone to kitkat, I read some comments that rooted device needs to have manual update so... Im hear to learn :)
Asus Zenfone is a nice phone but needs to be honest about its battery because I used Lenovo with same battery and screen but would last longer than my zenfone :( just sad I don't know what they where thinking, battery is very important
I'm asking you for HELP because I lost hope how to fix my problem with my new Asus Zenfone 5 on my own. I bought phone from China - Spemall.com (good and safe website). Phone is brilliant and very well made all is perfect except one thing - it was no play store installed. All other phones and tablets from them had play store installed this is first time when I had device without it.
khalid, 11 Oct 2014hi guys yesterday i updated to kitkat and i cannot access internet through mobile data when... moreI also faced the same problem. After updated it to kit Kat I did factory reset several times to resolve this issue, but I couldn't. After that I inserted aircel SIM instead of Vodafone SIM in my primary slim slot. Then I found that apn settings was working properly with aircel SIM. Then I did factory reset once more keeping the aircel SIM inside. After that I replaced the aircel SIM with Vodafone, and configured the apn for vodafone. Now everything is working properly.
After upgrading to kitkat battery drain and it consumes more RAM then i download battery drain fix update from other site to install manually I can't the OTA is not detect the .zip file
idlebug, 11 Oct 2014same issue with you. . .i cannot use my keyboard after updating to kitkat. . can someone help me?Go to settings..select default keyboard.done
i have heard that most of the android apps will not work on intel devices because of its x86 based processor...Since zenfone 5 is a intel device..wont that be a issue ? somebody please clear me what all apps dont work on it... :(
guys battery is not a problem with me
only just lil bit of lag m facing while selecting windows from window key at bottom right and some scrolling lag ....
Hey guyz, just updted to KitKat n battery is draining like hell, plz do help
I have updated KitKat aftr 18.104.22.168
Now its kitkat+2.19
Plz do help
raghavendra k, 09 Oct 2014Upgrd to 4.4.2 now my keyboard not working help me how to fix dissame issue with you. . .i cannot use my keyboard after updating to kitkat. . can someone help me?
ASUS ZenFone5: Among the best budget phones
Display:ASUSZenFone 5 has an HD display on its fully-laminated 5-inch IPS panel screen. The touch is very sensitive with effortless swiping, scrolling, and pinching. Viewing angles are good.
Features: The phone sports the customized ZenUI, whichis user friendly. The phone also comes with preloaded apps such as PCLink, which helps controlthe phone screen using the PC. The phone comes in the 8 GB and 16 GB models, both of which can be expanded up to 64 GB. It supports 3G, Bluetooth, and WiFi connectivity.
Processor:The phone has the Intel Atom Z2560dual-core processorrunning at 1.6 GB. The processor also features Hyperthreading technology, which helps the phone performance in multitasking.
Battery: The phone comes with 2,110 mAh battery which is non removable. The phone can last over 10 hours with normal use and even longer with the power-saver modes.
Camera:The phone has an 8-megapixel main camera which uses the PixelMaster technology. The image quality of photos is decent. The camera also comes with a host of options for a regular phone user.
Verdict:ASUS ZenFone 5 performs much better than most phones in its price segment.