AnonD-311879, 27 Sep 2014I read your opinion before, and I agree with you, Im googling all thing you said, youre right ... moreFunny, this is the same person:
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jd, 27 Sep 2014Hi Tomazz & other frnds,
I have found one bug (dont know sw bug or hw defect), when i a... moreAs I've never listened to radio on it I had to test this.
Here are the findings:
- when you let the phone go to sleep, and you press power button, there are 2 ways it can "wake up" - either by showing FM Radio screen, or showing home screen.
- I have tested both, by pressing home button to get home screen, or not pressing it, to get FM radio screen on pressing power button
- in both cases the volume buttons were working (on both A501CG and A500KL) when screen was off, and when turning the screen on with power button
Both phones have full last version of firmware installed (JB for 501CG, KK for 500KL) with all the apps updated to last version.
This could however be something that another application, or missing update could do.
I would therefore recommend visiting PlayStore and under review of application, writing this.
Usually the ZenUI team is responsive and fixes the issues found timely.
Last note: I have only waited 2 minutes before trying to use volume buttons, after screen turned off. I have also turned it myself in another test, but all had the same result. It is possible, that if I left it a longer time, results could be different.
How long time since screen turned off did you wait before testing?
AnonD-311879, 27 Sep 2014I read your opinion before, and I agree with you, Im googling all thing you said, youre right ... moreHe has a point.
The market keeps changing. And what was considered well-priced, good "bang for buck" just a few months ago, is no longer so.
Asus' entry into budget arena ruffled the feathers among the likes of Xiaomi and other local brands, forcing them to offer even more for less. This is good for consumers, and I think in not too distant future will start forcing the big names to follow suit to sell.
Samsung's and Apple's vast marketing budgets and tie-ins with the mobile operators try to make you believe they are the only ones in the market. But people are starting to look for cheaper alternatives, and when those come with a recognised logo printed on the box - they will be far more willing to part with their money.
That's good news for Asus.
But can you get a cheaper yet more powerful phone than Zen? Definitely. There are many.
One, however, should consider the whole package. And on Zen it's not about the specs. Those are mediocre.
The real value on Zen is the excellent user interface, and above average production quality.
AnonD-312245, 26 Sep 2014so what your source in ASUS tell ya bout kitkat release for x86 based zenfone??....dont tell t... moreVery rude u r dude... if u dont like ZF5 u could have said it in other words also... Very bad language....
Hi Tomazz & other frnds,
I have found one bug (dont know sw bug or hw defect), when i am playing fm radio (just open fm radio & lock ur screen), the vol down button not working though the vol up working. but if fm is played in backgruond, say browsing the web with fm playing in back & the lock ur screen then col up & down all are working. also in case of music apps both of them are working when screen is locked. when fm is palying & screen is not locked all is well. Pls reply if it can be a sw bug or a hw one. thanks in advance.
AnonD-312245, 26 Sep 2014so what your source in ASUS tell ya bout kitkat release for x86 based zenfone??....dont tell t... moreI'm glad you are enjoying your Xiaomi phone.
A friend of mine, Hugo from Xiaomi, once said that the reason they steal all the designs from Apple is to show appreciation for Apple, and not because they didn't want to pay for the designers. I'll let him know what good customers he has :)
Thank you for your suggestions, they might help those still deciding on what to buy.
Those considering the mentioned phones though, do check what frequencies your operators are using, as all those mentioned work only on 900/2100 MHz so for me, for example, they are useless like Asus Padfone.
Please also note that your Redmi Note is not really comparable to Zenfone 5 but rather Zenfone 6, which has 3300 mAh battery, so your complete argument is invalid.
As for yourself, do decide whether you have Zenfone 5, or you don't have it but your nephew has it (or rather he had it as it's now smashed), or you only have Redmi Note or… It's good to be consistent.
Finally… you know, a power bank doesn't cost any more than 9H glass sheet, and isn't half as annoying to drag with you as what the tempered glass does to the touch response of your phone the moment you fix it to your screen.
If you want to recieve an apk from another phone..Simply rename it...example like this..nfs.apk then rename it to nfs.mp3...do not change the format of the file..just the name..Sorry for broken english :) hope i helped you..
I hv been using asus zenfone5 for 1month and honestly, this phone is AWESOME. It is better than my previous phone (samsung ace plus) no lag, no stuck. Ppl keep on complaining on the battery, but yknow what? My phone battery survived from 8am to 5pm when im going to class even if i switched on the mobile data. Well, im an average user so i only use twitter whtsapp instagram facebook. But still, the battery will last until i reach home around 6 or 7pm. Its a smartphone anyway, u cant expect a 24hrs bttry back up. With its price, only rm629 (gold) i feel that this is worth it! The display is great, camera good quality. I just updated the zen UI launcher and it is very very very beautiful! I loveeeee it! And honestly i have a problem with some apps bfr for exmple vscocam. Maybe it is not compatible bcs i couldnt launch it but then i reported it to playstore and they finally fixed it! Nw i can happily editing my photos with vscocam. Trust me, zenfone5 will worth your money. If you are under budget, go with this phone. But if you still want better than this, good battery, a dslr quality camera, AND IF YOU HAVE A LOT OF MONEY, JUST BUY OTHER HIGH PRICE PHONE THAT WILL SUIT YOUR NEEDS. Have a nice day! :)
AnonD-312245, 26 Sep 2014so what your source in ASUS tell ya bout kitkat release for x86 based zenfone??....dont tell t... moreI read your opinion before, and I agree with you, Im googling all thing you said, youre right man, so im gonna looking for other phone.
AnonD-289680, 26 Sep 2014Go for Zenfone 5. Given the specifications like 2 GB of RAM, 8 mega pixel camera with Pixel ma... moretomorrow i will buy a phone.and my price range is 10000.so may i buy asus zen phone 5...is the phone good for me???
AnonD-279813, 26 Sep 2014Asus Zenfone 5 LTE indeed is released with KitKat.
On the 4 phones that I have updated from... moreso what your source in ASUS tell ya bout kitkat release for x86 based zenfone??....dont tell that if they did mistake to plug 2100mah battery for zenfone 5.....what a joke!!!
want my suggestion??....okay i give ya one...
how bout... Redmi Note....or huawei honor..or hongmi 1s...etc...etc???...hah...:p
I have the MTK version...its just only one problem with MTk chipset....its only heat problem...but its only minor thing....:o
i have zenfone 5 and redmi note....both performance arent no different....zenfone 5 are slighter fast than redmi note...but most people wont notice that....its minimum slight...:o
but the big different is....redmi note have bigger battery capacity...while zenfone 5 need to be charge 2-3 times/day....my redmi note only 1 time charge for 1 1/2 day.... its not slight....its a long gap....LoL....
oh...onemore...zenfone 5 have corning gorilla class 3....yups...its only resistant to scratch...not crack...LoL....my nephew zenfone 5 are crack...:p....
for redmi not lcd screen is okay....aint need that corning gorilla class 3....coz i can buy cheap tempered glass...and it will make that lcd screen scratch resistant too.....:o...see...cheap and easy solution...
still need suggestion from me??!!...
i give ya one more suggestion for bonuses...:D
so stop giving shit....coz ya sounds like those one zenfone salesman....ups...or maybe youre....LoL.....
I cant install apks receieved from other phones or downloaded from other than playstore.can you assist me,how to solve this problem..?
Does this phone come with 2gb ram on both the 8gb and 16gb model ? How is the gaming performance ?
sanjay nagpure, 26 Sep 2014Whatsapp videos doesnt download in one touch???? 17time touched for 1.2mb video & many vid... moreJust took a video on another phone and sent it to my WhatsApp on ZenFone.
It downloads and plays the video without any troubles.
WhatsApp version is 2.11.378. The firmware is 1.18.40.
Videos were sent from Sony Xperia Z2 and Oppo Find 7.
Both were received without a problem. And sending video back to them also worked flawlessly.
Whatsapp videos doesnt download in one touch???? 17time touched for 1.2mb video & many videos downloding problem in whatsapp only.it shows unable to download even i refreshed it completely after all same problem pleeeeeese solve anyone?????
Krishngsmarena, 26 Sep 2014Hi friends,
Anyone explain me about the quality of audio and brightness on zenfone5Brightness - Superb!
External Speaker (without using the earphone) - with rating i can give 5/10. the battery kinda run out a bit fast. So make sure u have powerbank with you :)