Anonymous, 30 Aug 2014Thanks Tomazz... but when i went to pricebaba.com which gives all local shops details its show... moreI would just say… Be VERY careful with alibaba or anything associated with it.
Most stuff there is from Chinese sellers, and is most likely Chinese models.
Another thing is that there's a considerable amount of fraud on that site.
That does not mean that all sellers are fraudsters, in fact only a few percent of them, but that can still introduce a significant amount of risk to it.
If you have Asus distributors with shops in your country, buy from there. If you are in India, consider Flipkart.
If anyone is visiting Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, ask them to buy it for you there.
Do NOT buy from China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan - as those are territories are selling "Chinese" models. So beware where seller is located if buying from eBay or similar.
But Alibaba, AliExpress, etc. - I'd avoid them, unless I knew the seller in person :)
Thanks a lot Tomazz... Thanx for clearing my confusion... Really u r doing a great job by helping everyone to decide to buy this phone or not and also resolving people's issues...
Anonymous, 30 Aug 2014Hi Tomazz... I stay in India and want to buy genuine phone so hw can I recognize it is genuine... moreI don't think there are any fake Zenfones out there. They are just of different versions of firmware.
Some retailers (especially online ones) are cheating by selling cheaper Chinese versions, which only cost 120$ and name them so that people think they are buying 200$ international versions of the phone.
Buy from reputable company with return guarantee if what they deliver is not what was advertised. If buying in physical shop, check the Firmware Revision in settings, About phone, and what it says on the back of the box.
Box should say WWE-ANDROID, and firmware should have WW in it, not CU-ANDROID, or in firmware CHT, TW or CN.
zenfone 5 is realy a good product of asus.I brought this product in last week.M happy with the phone.
susu83, 30 Aug 2014hello tomaz...as u said before,asus TOOF ww a500cg was chinese version..now im using this type... moreCheck the full version of your phone's firmware. If it is WW, you can.
Firmware on my site is for all WW versions of firmware, with Android WWE.
The file supports both 500 & 501 models as long as they have WW version of firmware already installed.
Note that some early international versions were also 500... And that this is a series name. A bit confusing, I know.
But 501 is international version produced now.
My files are for both TOOF and TOOJ.
Thanks Tomazz... but when i went to pricebaba.com which gives all local shops details its showing Asus Zenfone 5 8GB A500CG as model name so can u plz tell me is it a chinese version or Indian version of phone ??
Anonymous, 30 Aug 2014Hi Tomazz... Can u plz tell me can we move our apps and media from phone memory to sd card ?? ... moreYes, I have photos and music, as well as videos on SD Card. The camera also points to folder on SD, as well as gallery.
Some of my apps are on SD.
You can set the install location to SD and apps that can be installed on SD Card, will be, those that can't, will still be installed to internal memory.
In settings you have Apps, which allows you to move apps from internal to SD memory, or vice versa.
Those that can be moved are under Movable tab.
Note that if you move apps to SD and then remove the card... well you get the picture.
Hi Tomazz... I stay in India and want to buy genuine phone so hw can I recognize it is genuine or fake phone ??
Anonymous, 30 Aug 2014Hi Tomazzz.... Plz can u tell me what is OTA ??Over The Air - phone downloads update automatically over the internet connection of the phone.
Versus having to download it on computer and copy into the phone.
Hi Tomazz... Can u plz tell me can we move our apps and media from phone memory to sd card ?? As i am planning to buy this phone... Plz help me...
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.
Abhishek, 29 Aug 2014This phone screen is so weak that it has cracked due to short fall from half feet high. Asus ... morewhat does they charge for gorilla glass of zenfone 4 prised 5999 or a450 6999,same as 7000 ,then 1 must think thrice
A-VED143, 30 Aug 2014@tomazz
does zenfone really have gorilla glass 3 as someone below has siad it shattered a scr... moreGorilla glass is not shatter proof.
This is all that is claimed:
Gorilla Glass 3
Tougher than ever
ZenFone 5’s display applies Corning® Native Damage Resistance™ technology to enhance surface densification and decrease chances of lateral cracking.
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 improves native scratch resistance up to 4x, compared to standard Al-Si Glass and 10x compared to Na-Si Glass.
Although I think it's lame and not very scientific, here's a drop and scratch test: