its good fone but the battery is not upto mark for the specification it's got.
rikku, 31 Aug 2014thinking to buy the phone is it worth buyingRead this thread for good and bad things about this phone, then do the same for the others that you may have in your short list.
Make a list of what you can, and what you cannot live without.
If anything that you cannot live without is on the bad list of the phone, skip it.
Before final choice, if there's possibility for it, go to a shop and get the shortlisted phones in your hand to test-drive, before making final decision.
AnonD-300301, 31 Aug 2014Hi, Tomazz, I am planning to buy ZF5. So I read your comments and replies along with those of ... moreEnjoy whatever smartphone you get for yourself.
And if you need any help, ask.
sub#, 31 Aug 2014i bought asus zenfone 5 m getting app isn't responding ? frequently can any one help...That was an issue on 1.14 version and original versions of ZenUI apps.
Those have since been updated.
So update the firmware to 1.17.40 and update the apps from Play Store.
m planning to buy this one (color GOLD)
so impressed with its features
cant wait to touch and navigate it
saggy, 30 Aug 2014can i buy this phone ? is camera clearity and other features are good ? plz say.......... Yes!! You can buy this phone.
i bought asus zenfone 5 1 week ago and m getting app isn't responding frequently can anybody help,....
i bought asus zenfone 5 m getting app isn't responding ? frequently can any one help...
Hi, Tomazz, I am planning to buy ZF5. So I read your comments and replies along with those of others. I am so impressed with your helping nature, I couldn't help but appreciate your posts. I am using till now only feature/basic phone and I want to experiment with learning android and smart phone. Wish me luck:-) I would definitely be needing your help-! in future.
Anonymous, 31 Aug 2014Hei tomazz. I hv bought zf5 for almost a week. It was amazing! Seriously no lag and i love the... moreSorry I did not read well.
It is you who can't hear the other party, the other party can hear you.
First thing is still to reboot the phone after the updates, and to update all the apps.
Another thing is to try the calls in other application, not only phone app - to see if say Line or WhatsApp or Skype calls can be heard on internal headphone.
Does headset work? What happens when you toggle between internal speaker to bottom speaker and back? Sound gone again?
Just trying to find out whether it's hardware or some glitch in the software.
If none of these can get the internal speaker, and it does not work in Skype/Line/Whatsapp/Viber or whatever you test in, then it's quite likely it's speaker or connection to it that has a problem.
In that case contact the Asus service centre.
The 1.17.40 firmware on my site is the official firmware and as such does not void any warranties by being applied.
Another note - there might not be 1.18.x coming out, the next update might quite likely be KitKat one.
AnonD-279813, 31 Aug 2014I get +/- 30m on all of the devices tested. They are: - Asus Zenfone 5: 27m off - Asus ... morethankyou tomazz for ur information iwas feared that my phone has disaffect so i asked it thank u fopr reply
AnonD-298283, 31 Aug 2014@tomazz
hey anyone facing gps problem in asus zenfone 5 as it is showing i was in my neighbo... moreI get +/- 30m on all of the devices tested.
- Asus Zenfone 5: 27m off
- Asus Zenfone 4 (not my phone, tested from ground floor) :31m off
- Oppo Find 7: 29m off
- Oppo Find 7a: 28m off
- Sony XPERIA Z2: 27m off
- Samsung Galaxy S5: 28m off
- Samsung Galaxy Note II: 32m off
- Samsung Galaxy Note 3: 34m off
- Sharp Aquos: 25m off
- LG G3: 35m off
- iPhone 5s: 32m off
The distance was measured on the screen, and the size of building (known) compared, to calculate the distance from actual spot where I tested it.
They all missed my actual location by ~30m, which could possibly improve if I was doing the test outside where there were no tall buildings around.
App used was Google Maps on all of the phones (incl. Apple).
To use down to 1m accuracy, you will need to join US or Russian army and use their toys :)
hey anyone facing gps problem in asus zenfone 5 as it is showing i was in my neighbors house,tell me a solution to sove this problem tomazzz
nilim, 30 Aug 2014I really don't understand why asus make these model variation of a single phone!! i bought a 1... moreAsus is a computer company and makes notebooks, where one model has a specific design and same core components, but can come in different configurations for different budgets or regions.
Like your laptop of same model could come with different CPU, RAM amount, HDD/SSD size or screen resolution, Zenfone can come with different CPU, RAM and flash storage. If sold in different regions, it could also come with different modem and WiFi boards.
Although confusing to some, this design allows Asus to better tailor the offering in different countries depending on needs and budgets of users there, by keeping majority of standard parts, hence lowering the overall cost.
sam128, 30 Aug 2014Hello.I am facing a problem.there is no option to choose to ringtones from sd car in my zenpho... moreRingtones must be in internal memory. Copy MP3 to internal folder for music and you can choose it.
Limitation is to prevent error in case you removed or formatted the card.
Dr.Handphone, 30 Aug 2014Anyone can tell me if this phone say made in china.It is Original or it is Ap or it is China s... moreAll ZenFones are made in China. In fact more or less everything from Asustek is manufactured in China...
Anonymous, 31 Aug 2014Hei tomazz. I hv bought zf5 for almost a week. It was amazing! Seriously no lag and i love the... moreAlthough this is not Windows... try to peer phone off and on again.
Check if it works then.
Open voice recorder app, and make a recording. Can you hear it?
Or make Skype test call (free), can you hear recording of your voice?
If none of them can be heard, microphone module has problem.
If you can hear your microphone on recording, then it is not hardware issue.
Note that after applying update of OS you would also be notified to update ZenUI apps, including phone app in some cases.
Check Play Store for updates to your Asus apps and try again.
Anonymous, 30 Aug 2014 Its really shocking to know that there is No regular VIDEO CALLING in asus??? whereas microma... moreIt is hardly shocking, nearly none of new phones supports it as very few people use it.
With ever increasing VoIP dominance, telecom's in most if not all developed countries moved to adjust their earning models to charge for data. But charging on international and video calls is going the way of Dodo.