AnonD-296182, 29 Aug 2014if i download kitkat
then do i need that 700 mb firmware update ???
or my firmware will b... moreThe whole lot will get upgraded to KitKat over a 1-1.4 GB OTA file.
You will be able to download the KitKat file with PC from Asus website, and place it on JellyBean firmwared phone via USB cable.
However, once KitKat is installed, that might be a little complicated, as you might lose root folder access on the phone from PC.
Jeet, 28 Aug 2014Using this phone from last 1 week. SAR value is 2.0W/KG which is very high. Feeling pain in bo... moreYou did not read it properly. This is the actual situation (read last line for actual SAR of the phone):
RF Exposure information (SAR) - CE
This device meets the EU requirements (1999/519/EC) on the limitation of exposure of the general public to electromagnetic fields by way of health protection.
The limits are part of extensive recommendations for the protection of the general public. These recommendations have been developed and checked by independent scientific organizations through regular and thorough evaluations of scientific studies. The unit of measurement for the European Council’s recommended limit for mobile devices is the “Specific Absorption Rate” (SAR), and the SAR limit is 2.0 W/Kg averaged over 10 gram of body tissue. It meets the requirements of the International Commission on Non- Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP).
For next-to-body operation, this device has been tested and meets the ICNRP exposure guidelines and the European Standard EN 62311 and EN 62209-2. SAR is measured with the device directly contacted to the body while transmitting at the highest certified output power level in all frequency bands of the mobile device.
The highest CE SAR value for the device is 0.530 W/Kg.
AnonD-291211, 29 Aug 2014Of course that person is faking about zenfone 5's camera. My ZF 5 camera is awesome.indeed
the camera rocks.
esp the gif ,in depth and miniature modes
the minor noise in the images can be overlooked considering the price at which we r getting the phone
AnonD-279813, 29 Aug 2014It's already out for some other models, and for ZF5 it's in beta testing stage, from what I am... moreif i download kitkat
then do i need that 700 mb firmware update ???
or my firmware will be updated along with my os ?
bought a zenfone 5 A501CG & returned it after 1day. eat battery too much, too mych weight. camera seems to be a 2mp camera. ASUS needs to study more before releasing zenfone. hope kitkat will solve this. before buying i liked zenfone very much but after using 1day i changed & take a xperia m2 dual & i realize sony know how to make a smartphone.
AnonD-291211, 29 Aug 2014Check this out Zenfone 5 users. Asus may roll out Android L for Zenfones in future. Check the ... moreIt's already out for some other models, and for ZF5 it's in beta testing stage, from what I am aware.
Rumours go that it's coming out next month.
Obviously, that won't be a small incremental update but something over 1 GB in size. And yes, that'll be sent via OTA…
If you're seeing some update being downloaded for ages - that's what it is.
AnonD-279813, 28 Aug 2014Someone a page back was saying he bought one for his girlfriend and it has a very crappy camer... moreOf course that person is faking about zenfone 5's camera. My ZF 5 camera is awesome.
AnonD-298283, 29 Aug 2014how to activate one handed mode in zenfone 5 tomazz There isn't one.
Check this out Zenfone 5 users. Asus may roll out Android L for Zenfones in future. Check the screenshot which is showing a answer from Asus regarding pixel master camera...
AnonD-255843, 28 Aug 2014I won't recommend it. I bought one for my girlfriend. She's using it for 3 months or so and no... moreDon't Lie. I am also using ZF 5. Picture are great and video recording is also fine. Pixel Master is it's USP.
I saw opinions about chinese models/fake models, how can we surely recognize that we are buying the authentic one?
is there a china model in zenfone 5 tomazz what regulatory information in your phone tomazz please tell me mine says model asus_t00j zenfone 5,made in china
Specifications in this rate awsum.. But i dont think phone looks cool when u r show it off :p
Its not much stylish type. Phone front upper side and backside makes it to look like cheap Chinese tab.:p
AnonD-299496, 28 Aug 2014Are you sure In call low audible issue and speaker issue are resolved after firmware upgrade, ... moreI am not saying that Zenfone 5 has the loudest speaker out there.
Compared to some other phones, the volume is still low.
But it is much higher than what it used to be, and that change came in 1.16 firmware, if I am not mistaken.
There is obviously a hardware limitation on how high the volume can go, based on the amplifier and speaker actually used.
I am not sure whether this is amplifier or the speaker issue, or both, but the phone distorts in 1 kHz area, right around the dialing tone, and that's quite a bad distortion. To a point it happens on the top speaker as well, but not as badly as the lower speaker.
So - a "fix" has improved things, but didn't make them perfect. The sound quality is average for a smart phone, which (with very rare exception) in general suck in this area anyway.
Therefore do not expect a Nokia or Sharp (non-smart phone) sound quality of calls. What you would get is comparable to many other budget and mid-range smartphones.
Meaning - it's "OK" for the calls, it's "OK" for speakerphone, when you're in relatively quiet room. But don't expect it to replace a conference phone.
i love the phone. but the thing is whenever i received an sms it vibrates . even if i already turned off the vibrate mode. :(
AnonD-279813, 09 Aug 2014Hmm... a while back I've posted the actual photos taken with this phone in all kinds of lighti... moreAre you sure In call low audible issue and speaker issue are resolved after firmware upgrade, if so which version. One cannot ignore fundamental issues before praising the product.
balaji dharmapuri, 28 Aug 2014I want back ground theme black colour Use Black Smoke live wallpaper for the homescreen, and download some dark photo for the lock screen.
The apps/widgets screen is black anyway.
And for the SMS/Calls/etc. you cannot change the backgrounds inside apps.
ZenUI IS a theme...