Should i buy asus zenfone 5? What about its performance?is it really good? Plsss tell me plss help me decide.
Tomazz, 28 Sep 2014Apps can indeed run from SD, and you can even set default location for apps to SD. But anyw... moreWhat do you mean by root zenfone 5? Do you mean by factory reset. I bought my zenfone past several week ago and only received 1.18 system update. And if I upgrade to android kitkat, should this problem will resolve? Can you give specific date for android kitkat zenfone 5 release. Thanks
Nikhil2910, 28 Sep 2014Where to find various sound or ring profiles?Settings, Sound, tap on Phone ringtones.
For each SIM card, tap on ringtones and choose one. At the top you have browse, where you can browse to mp3 file.
amit jain, 28 Sep 2014I am surprised to hear about problems in asus zenfone 5.Mine is working very nice since i boug... moreApps can indeed run from SD, and you can even set default location for apps to SD.
But anyway, you received the phone several months back and then received every update. Many people who bought it later, only received last update but are missing all the rest of them in between.
I believe this is what is causing many issues and I replicated it by rooting phone to 1.14... well, that was the earliest one I've had, then root got removed, and I tapped system update.
Needless to say, it downloaded 30 MB 1.18.40 only, skipping all the earlier ones.
It is behaving very bad, speaker sucks, so does camera, hangs at times, flash does not work properly, it's heating and battery life is dreadful.
Repeated the process and loaded 1.14 again, then manually loaded complete 1.17.40 and tapped system update again - and problems are gone.
This is somewhat a proof that Asus screwed up update process big time.
But at the same time, with no ability to downgrade without rooting, I also have no solution, except recommending NOT to OTA update system for next update if by some miracle it is still JellyBean, but to load full 700 MB firmware file instead.
As for the case next is Kit Kat - that will overwrite whole OS anyway, so it should fix these issues.
jd, 28 Sep 2014I faced some other issues today. feeling bad. Can't move dead trigger to device memory from sd... moreDo you have sufficient space in internal drive? Else uninstall, change install location to internal memory and download again.
am looking for asus zenfone 501cg may i know there is an option of video calling in this phone or not.
Direct video call to any number like in samsung mobile...
Tomazz, 28 Sep 2014I just tested on mine, and have no such issues, although I can say that some photos are far no... moreI think i have to do what i never wanted
Take it to service centre
Which means they gonna keep it for at least 2 weeks :(
Well i have other issues too
My earphones were working fine
I was listening to songs n in the middle of a song the earphones started sounding like the incompatible earphones (like the jellybean customised earphones sound in a gingerbread device). They only work when i pull them a lil out of the jack.
Plus my capacitive keys freeze n hang often
Then i have to press power or volume buttons multiple times to make them work.
I haven't found any Zenfone 5 user to have this problem till now
Just now again
Capacitive keys not working, can't go back and submit my post :@
Where to find various ring profiles in this phone?? I am using it but can't able to find out. How to increase or decrease the vibration sensitivity on this??
Tomazz, 27 Sep 2014ZenFone 5 is a toy… Take off the back plate. Remove the screws (one has warranty sticker... moreI faced some other issues today. feeling bad. Can't move dead trigger to device memory from sd card. "Unable to move app to device memory." Error shown. Also while moving compass app to device memory fone restarted. Sometimes (rarely) apps do crash. Tried image editor that's awesome man. Thank u all guy
Virus7, 27 Sep 2014Is anybody problems with camera flash ??
If i click pictures with Flash On
The pictures l... moreI just tested on mine, and have no such issues, although I can say that some photos are far noisier than I would have liked.
Seems it spiced ISO up for some reason.
Is it possible that you have fingerprints or other smudges on the lens?
Generally such an error would be wrong light metering (over exposed), or processing fault (contrast error), or reflection (dirty lens).
The 2 501CG and 1 500KL that I have here do not have this issue, so it could be your particular phone, although it is still possible that the error comes from the software.
jp ajay, 28 Sep 2014Mee to getting the burning smell.when the phone was heating like a hot pan the display also ge... moreWell one way would be to underclock the CPU, but that would require rooting.
It is possible that the power management failed and is cooking CPU. Most of the time this can be resolved by a factory reset, where firmware gets reloaded from the recovery partition.
May I ask if your phone is being in any kind of case, and if so, whether the case is silicon or polymer?
The reason I ask is because I've had 2 other phones, when recording in 4k video resolution cook the CPU when in silicon case, but had no issue in plastic case with the same phones.
Yes, Atom does run hotter than ARM processor, but it should not cause any smell, under any circumstances, as the power management system should throttle the CPU down when it starts reaching the maximum temperature. Obviously there's no fan to cool the CPU inside, so lowering the clock is all it can do.
As mentioned earlier, in JellyBean, power management cannot turn parts of the CPU off, hence 800 MHz is as low as it can go, with both cores and all sub-cores running.
DEEPAKjaiswal, 27 Sep 2014Before two day I got my phone but I m facing some problems like battery backup, no SIM video ... moreThe SIM video calls are not possible on this phone, apologies.
As for hanging - have you updated the system firmware? I would recommend you to load the full 1.18.40 from Asus website if you have not.
Many of the complaints/bugs are getting fixed when reported, but obviously that's in the new firmwares.
I'd try that first, if you still have issues, then maybe write more details on what games hang, maybe some other gamer in here can help.
ashok, 27 Sep 2014I juzt bought tis phone a week ago the phone battery life was less and theajor problem for me ... moreMee to getting the burning smell.when the phone was heating like a hot pan the display also geting heat like hot pan plz solve my prob asus or anybody
KokGituh, 28 Sep 2014Are you feel threaten...so you stalking me??....hahaa....
Nah, I just went to google your excellent reviews and that's the first thing that popped up.
You know, that reviews that your alter ego claims are so excellent...
KokGituh, 28 Sep 2014Whaaat??!!.....a toy??!!......i guess i know this is going to....or maybe next time youll say.... moreAll phones are toys. Well, OK, some are being used for business tools, but other than that, they are toys for big kids.
Small kids play with Barbies and model cars, well, big kids play with smartphones.
I could call myself a toy collector. For anything running on batteries (ok, some female khm…. accessories… excluded).