This is a great phone for its price. Camera is not that bad when you are in a good light condition apparently when capturing a dark area wherein you can't see anything it will give you a huge disappointment. The graphics are great though.
celestina, 01 Sep 2014Hi
In 1 of yr reply to reader you mentioned to resolve problem of the battery life is to Upgr... moreTo check current firmware, tap Settings, then About (last one) and then System Update (first one).
To update, tap on CHECK UPDATE.
Alternatively, download 1.17.40 from Asus support site or my site (if your phone is having WW firmware), and unzip the file, then plug the phone to your computer and place that unzipped file to your root folder of the phone's internal memory.
Note your phone must be set to MTP. To check, open Settings, then tap on STORAGE, then on the USB logo top right of the screen. Enable MEDIA DEVICE (MTP) and NOT Camera device.
Anyway, once you've copied it, unplug the cable, scroll down notifications (from left top corner scroll down), tap on New update is available, and install it.
AnonD-298283, 01 Sep 2014@tomazz.. what is the average battery temperature of zenfone 5???????????I don't know. Mine is currently 29.1C.
AnonD-279813, 01 Sep 2014Asus is not new in the field. They were making Windows smart phones back in the old days and t... moreThnx a lot for clearing my doubt. U didn't answer me about the battary though. If m using it moderately to surf net n ol for how long it will last approx?
Hey every one someone told me that charging your battery to 80% only gives u better backup and i have done the same and the battery is lasting like my old nokia 200
I dont hav any clue about this trick but what is knw is that it is really a gud trick try and post your experience :)
In 1 of yr reply to reader you mentioned to resolve problem of the battery life is to Upgrade firmware to 188.8.131.52.
I just bought my zenfone 5. How do i knw my current firmware if it is the upgrade one?
Also, pls teach me the step to toggle the phone in order i can upgrade the firmware if mine is not the latest.
friends just help me out on this. i am on reliance 3g and the max speed i get is 70 KB/sec(560 kbps). whereas the same sim when used in my optimus g pro gives a speed of 900KB/sec(7.2 mbps). so what m i missing now. done every settings to fascilliate that but no relief. can some one provide me soln for that?? apart from that theres no problem. tomaz pls help
what is the average battery temperature of zenfone 5???????????
Pooja, 01 Sep 2014Finally, It was available on FlipKart (Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG - Black 8GB) ordered x 3, They in... moreBattery life was beaten to death.
As for the screen, don't throw it around and you'll be fine.
If you're concerned, get 9H glass protector for the screen and a power bank.
Anonymous, 01 Sep 2014On Flipkart it is showing it is upgradable to Kitkat so is it True ??Yes, Kit Kat update is nearly ready. It should be out in the next couple of weeks.
AnonD-300572, 01 Sep 2014Does usb OTG support ???yes
Finally, It was available on FlipKart (Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG - Black 8GB) ordered x 3, They increased price by 500 INR :(, seller was 3ARROW, Delivery time is a week lol, Still i had no choice but order it, i hope ZenFone 5 is good as i heard. Honestly i am bit worried about Battery backup and screen/glass i head its really weak...
Anonymous, 31 Aug 2014Hei tomazz. I hv bought zf5 for almost a week. It was amazing! Seriously no lag and i love the... morereset the phone to factory settings then check. if its still there then try calling with headphone. if its working fine with ear phone and not without it then there is some issue with earphone jack.
On Flipkart it is showing it is upgradable to Kitkat so is it True ??
Anonymous, 01 Sep 2014Hi, m planning to buy this phone but I hav some doubts. Am a nokia user was initially thinking... moreAsus is not new in the field. They were making Windows smart phones back in the old days and they were not bad. They manufactured some of the Nexus devices, and their spinoff Pegatron makes half of all the iPhones. They also entered the high end offerings with the Padfone series, which were for most excellent, but very pricy. I am using Padfone Infinity 2, and love it, both the phone and the "tablet" part.
Now like Nokia had to slash costs of the products to meet budgets people are willing to pay, so did Asus. They took the Padfone, and redesigned it so that it can be cheaply produced, replaced some materials and joints, separated parts to be able to reuse them on different models, etc.
Same work was done by Nokia and X series is the lowest cost smartphones family that Nokia is producing.
Nokia was bought off by Microsoft, who openly admitted that X series phones were first and last with Android, and will be retired and replaced with Windows Phone OS. There will be no updates, no access to Google Play store, nothing. But they will "use work done on X series' cost cutting in producing next generation of Windows Mobile phones".
Now Asus will at least support this phone in the future. Nokia, or rather Microsoft will not. This makes Nokia XL like buying Windows XP or Vista now. You just bought it but it's already end of life with no support.
If you are looking for a phone to last a long time, I don't think you wish to pick XL.
On the other hand, I believe both phones are built quite well, and should last several years. But it will be the OS updates that will force you to upgrade to something faster.
Just like on computers… you might still have that computer with Windows 95 and 4 MB RAM, 486 CPU sitting somewhere and it still powers on and works perfectly. You just can't get any program to work on it anymore.
AnonD-279813, 01 Sep 2014There are few phones with such a high "bang for buck" ratio out there.
Generally,... moredear frnd asus zenfone 5 have any heating problem pls give me a valuble advise, I am intrested to purchase this phone pls give ur openion
AnonD-300572, 01 Sep 2014Does usb OTG support ???yes
AnonD-297931, 01 Sep 2014i would like to raise the same question..will zen5 catch local fm stations?does it comes with ... moreyes it has FM and it does catch local radio stations.
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