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...
Using this phone from last 1 week. SAR value is 2.0W/KG which is very high. Feeling pain in both the ears from last 7 days only. Every one is just checking the features not the side effects of SAR value.This is too high. SAR value which is mentioned on website is not correct. on the box it is 2.0W/kG.
I want back ground theme with every page like a msg and menus ,,,how
AnonD-296182, 28 Aug 2014i can't see my firmware version in the hardware information how to check itSettings, About, then choose either Software information, or System update; both show the build number.
AnonD-296182, 28 Aug 2014can u suggest me a
class 10 16gb micro sd which is compatible with zenfone 5Yes, Class 4, 6, 10, and Class 10 U1 are all compatible with ZenFone in 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32 and 64 GB variants.
This goes for reputable brands like SanDisk, ADATA, Kingston, Lexar, Samsung, Sony,… Not for some noname stuff with fake logos on, that you can find on eBay...
AnonD-279813, 28 Aug 2014Buy it from shop that's selling legally imported stuff to your country.
Avoid eBay and Amaz... morecan u suggest me a
class 10 16gb micro sd which is compatible with zenfone 5
Rajesh, 28 Aug 2014Existing user please tell me about battery backup with medium usage of this phone i am confuse... moreThis has been beaten to death… I let someone else answer it…
And sorry guys for posting so much. Just hoping that the posts help anyone in making the most out of their phone.
Gabby Perez, 28 Aug 2014Great phone been using it for a month now.. did root just had a problem about the internal mem... moreChoose to install apps on SD card. If you already installed them to internal memory, go to Settings, Apps, slide screen to the left to see MOVEABLE at the top, select them and move them to SD card. I recommend you get class 10 SD card.
In camera you can also set the folder to save photos/videos to SD card.
Many other apps also allow that. But not all. Some apps can't run from SD.
naren, 28 Aug 2014i am not able to see the icon in quick setting mode the one handed mode option in asus zenfon... moreNot sure I understand the question, but if you swipe down the screen from left corner, you get notifications, and if you swipe down from right corner, you get the quick settings.
You can turn these on and off inside the Settings - what to display and what not, under Asus customized settings, then Quick settings options.
amit jain, 28 Aug 2014Very nice phone,amazing camera.
Thanks asus for such a nice phone @rs 10,000.Many many people... moreSomeone a page back was saying he bought one for his girlfriend and it has a very crappy camera and very good battery.
I guess we don't agree with him much...
rals, 28 Aug 2014planing to buy this gadget ,get confused after reading its having a chineese version tooo . no... moreBuy it from shop that's selling legally imported stuff to your country.
Avoid eBay and Amazon, or any shady sellers.
If you are buying in a shop, check the back of the box, there is a sticker there and it should read A501CG and NOT A500CG. In small letters below, where it shows how much RAM and eMMC (flash memory) it has, it should show WWE-ANDROID.
That is an international version.
I would also recommend that you go for 2 GB RAM model, and if price is same as 8 GB, for the 16 GB eMMC model.
Avoid 1 GB RAM models. Or anything that does not have Intel logo PRINTED at the back plate, as there are also models that have an intel sticker at the back.
Most likely that are very early or Chinese models.
Very nice phone,amazing camera.
Thanks asus for such a nice phone @rs 10,000.Many many people have bought this seeing impressive performance of my phone.Asus saved atleast rs 20,000 of mine.
Cameta pics are superb
planing to buy this gadget ,get confused after reading its having a chineese version tooo . not being a techi person i don't have enough knowledge abt softwate/firmware etc....so plss let me know how can i purchase the orginal one ....the technical terms and codes etcccc plsssss guys help.........helppp