AnonD-298723, 26 Aug 2014Hi Everyone!!!
I have been using this phone for last 6 days. Excellent phone. Gr8 display, lo... moreI use Samsung charger as well as it is 2.5 vs 1.35A of Asus charger. Higher current charges faster. There is a limit though.
Don't try to use Oppo Vooc charger on ZF.
I have been using this phone for last 6 days. Excellent phone. Gr8 display, looks, performance. No issues with wi-fi, 3G, etc. GPS working fine. Camera looks fine. Its imposible to use this phone with one hand with a flip cover because of its size your thumb will not be able to cover whole screen. Loudspeaker is poor. earphone output is good. No issues in connecting to PC. wi-fi hotspot works well.
But Battery is not up to the mark. Drains very fast.
But it will improve with KITKAT.
The charger that comes in box takes almost 4 hours to charge 100% battery. I used my samsung charger and it charged in 2 hours. Pl comment on this.
AnonD-288293, 26 Aug 2014Guys. I just installed dolphin browser on my asus zenfone 5 and it wasn't working at all. Cras... moreCrashes should be expected, as it is powered intel's x86 architecture based processor (not ARM processor), many of the apps/games may not be optimized for x86
Guys. I just installed dolphin browser on my asus zenfone 5 and it wasn't working at all. Crashing all the time. This is the first app that hasn't worked at all on my phone. Clash of clans crashes sometimes but it works most of the time.
Anyone else faced app crashes?
I tried it after factory reset, tell me is it possible to install 1.16 firmware when I'm already on 1.17, on want to install 1.16 first as Asus skipped it for me, then I want to update it to the latest, I mean over 1.16
AnonD-279813, 26 Aug 2014I am not in any way connected to Asus or any of its subsidiaries.It was a joke. Thx man
AnonD-36424, 26 Aug 2014Thank you very much for your Response ,
I am going to purchase this phn from Saudi Arab , M... moreIn this price range it well be hard to find another well-built phone with even similar specs.
As for white back getting dirty - I use Nillkin case to protect it, but on the other a flap case with hole at the top. Both original and fake active flap case replace original back plate, so you can just get flap case from day one and keep white one if need be.
Or get a good case, I like Nillkin because of immaculate precision they are made with, and not losing any colour like some cheap crap. They are from 7 or 8$ up including shipping on eBay.
Saudi models should be WW, so all good there.
royceanton95, 26 Aug 2014I'm getting connection error while using the WiFi..My router seems to be working fine and all ... moreWi-Fi in My asus zenfone 5 is working excellent ....without any error or difficulties.
AnonD-298686, 26 Aug 2014someone please help, i brought zenfone 5, 8gb about 20 days ago, it was third zenfone in my fa... moreall new lot of Asus zenfone is updated,now another 20000 coming for selling is updated with 1.17 so no need to update it,same is with you ..........
AnonD-279813, 26 Aug 2014First off all make sure you get model with 2 GB RAM, and WW, NOT CN, TW or CHT model.
Wheth... moreThank you very much for your Response ,
I am going to purchase this phn from Saudi Arab , My Father is working there and he is coming in next Week.
I think 16 gb is good for me , So many times ago I don't used black colored phone due to this reason Interested in Black but pearl white is Awesome ,
Only afraid of white color due to rough n tough Use.
Is there Any Suggestions Would you like to give.
One more thing is that Is there Any better option at this price Regarding Smatphones ??
Once Again Thank you for your support.
AnonD-298686, 26 Aug 2014someone please help, i brought zenfone 5, 8gb about 20 days ago, it was third zenfone in my fa... moreIt may take a while before you start receiving OTA updates, and since this phone was activated later, maybe operator is not yet putting it in line to receive update.
Now what I would do is factory reset and give it a test again after that.
Do make backup before you perform reset.
No the battery isnt the most important thing for me as my old smartphone was very weak at this point too. But overall is it a worthy device because i am pretty impressed by its specs, performance and design?And by th way tomazz did asus hire u or something? Thx about everything man.
AnonD-36424, 26 Aug 2014Hello Tomazz
I decided to buy Zenfone 5 from outside India.
Little bit I am confused , which... moreFirst off all make sure you get model with 2 GB RAM, and WW, NOT CN, TW or CHT model.
Whether you get 8 or 16 GB is up to you.In Thailand not cost 5990 THB, which is 190$. So if they cost the same, take 16 GB.
Colours are Black, White, Gold, Red, and Purple. Some are not available in all territories.
But note that only difference is back plate colour. You can even buy different colour backplate for 30$ off eBay...
Be careful who you are buying from and check model before you buy.
I do not recommend buying it from China, Macau, Hong Kong or Taiwan, as they have different firmware tailored to that territory and could even have different modem or network standards support.
If you need more info, ask.
someone please help, i brought zenfone 5, 8gb about 20 days ago, it was third zenfone in my family so there is no doubt how much i liked this phone, the other two phone i purchased from flipkart had received about 5 or 6 updated so far, over the air, but the current one has came with firmware 1.15(ww)and i was consistently checking for updates but never got a single uddate finally i got an update of about 40mb which bring my phone to 1.17, i know its latest one but i want to know the updates asus skipped for me, is a reason to worry? because i remember my other same phones got few updates like, for increasing brightness of LED when capturing photos, as i LED was bright enough when using it as torch but when capturing photos its lag a little or remains dull, same experience im having with my current phone, also downloaded whole firmware(1.6) to resolve this issue from asus website for ww suk but my phone not taking it may be because of its 1.16 and my phone is already on 1.17 so it will be a downgrade... now someone helppppppppp.....please...
Abhi, 26 Aug 2014True i am facing same problem with this device...With battery or camera?
kunal, 26 Aug 2014how is the quality and durability of this phoneOn quality, well it is not only designed but also produced by Asus in entirety, and looks far better put together than other phones in this price range.
Inner parts selection also does not suggest this being a budget phone as most parts are same as on the Padfone series.
It is actually hard to understand how Asus managed to drop production cost by 75% when you compare them on the inside.
We can't talk about durability on a phone that is only out for a few months...
So it is better than most if not all in this price range but obviously not in the same league as top end offerings from competitors, although surprisingly close.