Features wise this phone is great. Yesterday i have updated the firmware but still can't see much changes an moreover Why the speaker volume output is very low as compared to other smartphones as well as is it possible to increase the volume of ringtones because in noisy condition like (public place or traffic)one can hardly recognize if his/her phone is ringing.
AnonD-279813, 05 Sep 2014Don't know which ones you're talking about, but I've had a few "knockoff" no name co... moreOh. Btw I was talking about these 2.
AnonD-297663, 04 Sep 2014@tomazz
After checking the system update it showed a 35.69MB update of the firmware 22.214.171.124... moreI have actually loaded the complete 1.18 firmware to folder on my server, which you can download and flash the phone with.
Here are the changes:
ASUS ZenFone 5(T00F/T00J) software Image: V126.96.36.199 for WW SKU only*
1. Improve call voice quality
2. Adjust the color tuning of front cam to decrease purplish issue on some modules
3. [GPS] Add Broadcom SW solution for GPS
4. Remove the attribute of "Last update"
5. Fixed the Front Camera applied EV error.
6. [DRM][ZenCare-732]Set Jam music as ringtone failed.
7. Fine tune beautification features to make better-looking selfies
8. ASUS Email
8-1. Add manual sync function to Email widget.
8-2. Add drop-down refresh function to combined view.
8-3. Add “Chat now” function to launch Omlet in the email; you will be able to chat with recipients in the same email.
8-4. Renew drawer interface design.
8-5. System performance enhancement.
9. ASUS Calendar
9-1. Show lunar calendar information in widget when system language is set to traditional or simplified Chinese.
9-2. In local Calendar, allow to edit or delete a single instance in a series of recurring events.
9-3. Improve widget layout.
9-4. Solve cover display malfunction caused by Emoji file name while gallery folder is linked to calendar event.
Steps of Update:
1. Check software version of your device**
2. Download device software and Update SOP (From “Manual” Item)
3. Only apply to same SKU update, Example: WW->WW, CN->CN, TW->TW.
4. Software update cannot transfer the software SKU and downgrade the software version.
5. Wrong SKU may cause update failure, please update the same SKU version only.
*How to know the device model?
Path: Settings->About-> Model number
**How to know the device software version?
Path: Settings->About-> software information->Build number
***System upgrade may cause part of data missing, please buckup your important data before system upgrading.
AnonD-289600, 05 Sep 2014sir Tomazz, I had searched and read about kitkat, and what they are complaining about are appl... moreyou can still write to SD card, but only to the designated folders of the programs.
So if camera makes a folder DCIM on SD card, it can still write photos and videos to it.
The Gallery can still READ from that folder, but trouble would be if you use a 3rd party gallery app, and you wanted to EDIT the photo - it could not be saved to same folder, possibly it could be saved to that software's folder, though.
If you copy files from your computer to the SD card, the phone apps can still READ them, but can't modify them or delete them, if they are not in folders these apps created themselves.
I u want a phone which is fully worth your money then THERE IS NO OTHER OPTION THAN ASUS ZENPHONE 5.It gives u every feature that even a 20k rupee phone fails to provide.performance is excellent ,no lags observed in a 2 week usage.camera is the best part.u can watch videos connecting pen drive.its a phone which u should'nt miss.
asus zenfone 5 or zenfone 5 a500kl better for social media (bbm, path, instagram, line) ? especially about the battery and performance
AnonD-279813, 05 Sep 2014Not a problem. For most people. But some apps are throwing the files all over the place, or... moresir Tomazz, I had searched and read about kitkat, and what they are complaining about are applications cant write to SD card. I would like to know, if media files like videos, musics, etc (all other files except application) have a problem also regarding that SD card write matter.
Mau, 04 Sep 2014@Virus777
How's the front cam on the latest firmware? I believe there's still problem...Her... morethat is exactly what has been fixed in this update :)
front cam pinkish n purple pic problem has been fixed
AnonD-302386, 05 Sep 2014When I'm opening my Playstare it doesn't work. I can update my recent applications which are a... moreturn off and on the phone and test again.
When you just create the account and enter PlayStore, for some reason all the downloads fail.
Normally on reboot of phone that gets sorted out.
Not sure it's about reboot or it takes some time to add phone's ID to the account on Google servers...
AnonD-289600, 05 Sep 2014Tomazz, it was not clear to me what you were saying about music, pictures and videos that has ... moreNot a problem. For most people.
But some apps are throwing the files all over the place, or need to access and write them everywhere, so that could be an issue for 3rd party apps. But not those that came installed with the phone.
I suggest you google up the differences between JellyBean and KitKat on the SD card handling, and make your own conclusion.
AnonD-297663, 04 Sep 2014@tomazz
After checking the system update it showed a 35.69MB update of the firmware 188.8.131.52... morePersonally I'd download full 1.17.40 from Asus site or my site first.
That 675 MB file will include all the previous patches.
Once you install that, get 1.18 update, as there were quite serious fixes in the previous versions that you would skip by updating to 1.18 directly.
AnonD-296182, 04 Sep 2014since day before yesterday i have started facing a problem.
at time when i touch the home,... moreSorry, no such problem in my case.
Did this happen after installing any app or an update?
Any way to make a backup, then full factory reset and restore the settings?
Anonymous, 04 Sep 2014How to make a video call from my asus zenfone5.pls help me out.am so confused.thankuIn short - 3G Video Calls are not possible on ZenFone. And most of other newer phones.
You can only make video call over VoIP apps that support video calls, like Skype, Viber, Line… They use data package (or Wifi), not operator video call facility.
AnonD-288293, 04 Sep 2014Should I buy bumper case or nillkin case for my zenfone 5?
There r 2 high rated cases on flip... moreDon't know which ones you're talking about, but I've had a few "knockoff" no name covers, which were terrible, and then discovered Nillkin. It fits like a glove, and is seems made from good materials.
Therefore I'd give a vote for Nillkin, but you might be happy with others as well.