AnonD-279813, 06 Sep 2014KitKat has optimisation for the CPU included. This means that it can throttle the speed of the... moreThat's great! It would help save significant power when the device's in idle mode. The problem is the battery drain during use. For example, if I browse through the internet on JB for about 10 mins and it takes 3% on the battery life, does it mean kitkat can reduce this time to a much slower value? Plus, will RAM usage also affects the battery life? I think it could. Thank you for the answers! They're sincerely appreciated.
Al, 06 Sep 2014Thanks for the answer! I get what you're saying but is it really sure that battery lifespan wi... moreKitKat has optimisation for the CPU included. This means that it can throttle the speed of the CPU, and put it in idle when it's not using it. JellyBean doesn't do that.
Atom is never idle on JellyBean. It's always running at at least 800 MHz. It's burning power whether it's doing anything or not.
KitKat should improve on that, and be able to throttle it down whenever it doesn't need it temporarily, thus saving energy.
Then there's RAM use. JellyBean is a real memory hog, and it's using far more memory than it should. Imagine Windows Vista.
KitKat on the other hand manages and releases memory far better, using less of it, allowing more apps to run at the same time, run smoother and faster.
So a firmware can make some difference, and on the other phones that upgraded I have seen a pretty significant difference in performance, but of course I can't say how much of an impact it would have on ZenFone, having not seen it run on KitKat yet.
So remaining cautiously optimistic.
hms, 06 Sep 2014hey guys am planning to purchase asus zenfone 5 but i heard some issues about battery, even li... moreSpeaker could be louder, but I just used it in a fairly… read that very bloody noisy place… and had a conversation with another person also using ZF5, and while I won't say it was very loud, it was clear.
There's an app I used to use on HTC before, a free one, to increase volume, the logo was equaliser… try searching for it. I've never used it on Zen but it did make big difference on HTC which was also on the quiet side.
As for outside speaker - it's OK in quiet or mildly noisy place, but it's not going to replace your company conference phone.
So I'd say it's reasonable, but much quieter than Sony Z2 and Oppo Find 7, which could replace a stereo.
As for battery - it's comparable to many other smartphones out there, many of them costing a lot more, so I think it's far more excusable on ZenFone for 200$ than it is on 1000$ iPhone 5s. If you're worried, get a small power bank, if you're planning to use it a lot or go somewhere for a few days.
Last bit - 2.5A chargers (like that of Samsung Galaxy Note II - 10$ on eBay for original one, incl. shipping) charge the phone at about double the speed of the original charger. I've actually never even removed original charger or cable from the box. Use Samsung's one all the time.
Pooja, 06 Sep 2014So finally ive got my Zeonfone 5 8GB, haven't used much, but Apps is crashing on all 3 phones,... moreOn 1.14 firmware which was the original firmware on the phone when I got it, the Whats Next was crashing constantly. But not anything else, that I remember.
However from 1.16 I believe, I have not seen a crash on my phone. Or hang. Or any other issue.
Try to do a factory reset which should reload firmware from recovery partition.
See if that fixes it. Or load 1.18 from Asus or from my server (the full near 700 MB file) and manually update it.
That's the firmware I am using and have 0 problems with the phone.
hms, 06 Sep 2014hey guys am planning to purchase asus zenfone 5 but i heard some issues about battery, even li... moreI got the zenfone 5 16gb yesterday. Updated to latest firmware. So far no trouble and battery seems fine compared to the iPhone 4s I was using. Pl remember this has 5 inch display and also dual Sim. So there is nothing wrong with the battery of this capacity - can't expect it to last longer than this.
hms, 06 Sep 2014hey guys am planning to purchase asus zenfone 5 but i heard some issues about battery, even li... moreBattery backup of dis phone is 12-15 when using regularly
But it will not a big issue ,Moto g have also same battery backup
zenfone 5 complete a whole day or even more while for a Normal day use
Just bought it today. The build quality is good. The battery drains so fast. Hopes this gets fixed very soon.
I heard that the battery life is not great in zenfone could anyone tell the usage hours of the phone after full charge
hi i just bought zenfone 5 and it drains quickly.. is there any way to enhance it?? its dual sim but why i cant open 2 sims at the same time?? pls help me on this.. i really love this phone .. qhen it qill upgrade to kitkat version?? pls reply
Anonymous, 06 Sep 2014Hard to say. The only phones that I've updated from JB to KK were ARM based, and the battery l... moreThanks for the answer! I get what you're saying but is it really sure that battery lifespan will somehow improve with the upcoming update? It's actually quite unimaginable that the battery itself will improve with just a firmware update but I'm really looking forward to the smooth operation + adequate battery life of Zenfone 5 once Kitkat comes around.
hey guys am planning to purchase asus zenfone 5 but i heard some issues about battery, even little problem with prolonged usage of loudspeaker. plz help me am confused with these reviews but i like its spec
I'm interested if it's really loud enough ?
Specially for youtube videos or films sounds loud on the media player ?
So finally ive got my Zeonfone 5 8GB, haven't used much, but Apps is crashing on all 3 phones, its started with first boot...
App that crashed for me...
On first boot Setup Wiz crashed during setting up static IP.
random apps crash, but i was shocked when Google Play started crashing randomly..
Upgraded yesterday and have latest firmware, anyone have issue with crashes?
hey i have this phone but there is some crakaling sound i mean that on a porttion uder volume key when pressed make this sound has some one see that on this phone plese reply me
Anonymous, 06 Sep 2014Guys i m planning to buy a new phone plz let me know which is best Moto G (2nd Gen) or Asus Ze... moreWell. It's very close between these 2 devices. Zenfone 5 tops moto g2 in processor and RAM. I think moto g2 will be better than zenfone 5 in the camera and battery life. Also moto g2 will receive updates quick than zenfone 5. So it's really up to u. I have zenfone 5 and I love it. It's super fast. It's the best 10k phone out there.
I got zenfone 5 few weeks ago. So between moto g and zenfone 5, it was easy for me to pick zenfone 5.
But moto g2 solves the biggest problem in moto g. Sd card support. So it's very close between moto g2 and zenfone 5.
To be honest, I would like to be in ur position right now :-P