the best phone i have used fora while...people worry about the battery life..but i say its pretty good..given the fact that i was using nexus s before...i bought the 8gb version,,n uograded it with a 16gb class 10 micro sd...everythng is perfect until now..camera is also good...front cam s average though..but given the beautification feature even front cam seems good..:D..overall perfomance has been excellent..a fantastic buy for 10000rupeees...go for it..bult quality is awesome...n the ips screen is simply superb...it feels lik using nexus 5...fantast phone ata an affordable price...good job asus
i want to buy this phone,so kindly tell me anyone what is battery backup of this phone,as i was a student,mostly i use phone for calling and iam not a gamer either,how much battery back up can be accepcted from this phone please tell me,and what is asus unlock app
mau, 25 Aug 2014Please help me! Anyone knows how to add contact photo? I see only cover photo!touch upper default frame .change cover by customized from gallery cover and choose.....
How about the GPS?? is it already function or still need to Asus update?
I am confuse between S850 and Asus ZenPhone 5 because Lenovo S850 is 15,000 INR, while Zen 5 is 10,000.
And there is no big different beside 5MP front cam and 16GB, because i can always get 32/64GB card which is very cheaper.
By look i like Lenovo S850... Now i am so confuse :(
Please help me! Anyone knows how to add contact photo?
I see only cover photo!
Rahul, 25 Aug 2014thx for reply..let me explain in simple word in one day 10-20 min Calling,1-2 Hours gaming/Int... moreIt should last you 1-2 days with that usage pattern.
That's less than I use and I charge it once every 2 days.
Tomazz, 25 Aug 2014It's a few months old… not sure exactly when I bought it. I can show the chart to you now, ... morepurchased Asus Zenfone 5, 2 weeks back... I had updated to its latest version of 22.214.171.124 but still the battery backup is a big issue... And what you are saying about an icon in the notification bar of optimized mode, I can see none, though it is on optimized mode ... Please help me... My phone is almost 10 hours on flight mode but still the battery drains from 100 to almost 40... Even right now on 2G my battery drained from 100 to 50 in five hours...
The better part of asus in comparison to xiaomi is that it has svc centres all over india.The performance of phone is also great.
Tomazz, 25 Aug 2014Different usage patterns have different power requirements. My particular usage is on this ... morethx for reply..let me explain in simple word in one day 10-20 min Calling,1-2 Hours gaming/Internet then how battery back up...????this usage are is fix for everyday ....
i very much confused in htc asus or micromax n mah budget is ol about 10,000 so kindley suggest me please
I noticed in CPU-Z that the processor is at 800 MHz at idle and immediately jumps to 1.6 GHz on any application. It doesn't seem to scale to any clock frequency between 800 MHz to 1.6 GHz. I think this is one reason why the battery life isn't really good. I wish on the KitKat update it would throttle down to at least 200 MHz and not immediately jump up to 1.6 GHz even at non-CPU intensive apps like web browsing or listening to music.
Rahul, 25 Aug 2014 thanks for reply but still i m little confuse all user and another website review say battery... moreDifferent usage patterns have different power requirements.
My particular usage is on this link:
You can see one of the screenshots showing today's usage some hours ago… and there are also from a month ago or so the battery usage graphs from end of first and end of second day on battery.
I don't know what your pattern would be, and how it would work out for you, but that's what I get.
TechVB, 25 Aug 2014Might be Kitkat will be available in September. I am not particularly looking forward to it, and you're probably wondering why I say this…
The speed and battery improvements are great to hear.
Breaking external SD card support isn't. So no more installing apps on SD. No more using file managers to move files around. No more downloading music and videos to the SD card.
What Google did was lock the folder on SD card to only the application that created it. Other applications can still read from it (well, mostly) but can no longer write into it.
This will wipe one of the best features of the ZenFone, the ease of managing the files on it, and move it much more towards iTunes lookalike system without the iTunes.
Ah well… I've got 2 of them. Will only update 1 to test first, and downgrade back to JellyBean if it breaks too much. Or root it and reset permissions.
don't think twice. its the best phone available at 10K with all the features equal to a high end phone.
Tomazz, 25 Aug 2014There is no KitKat update available for this model yet.Might be Kitkat will be available in September.
Subhamay, 25 Aug 2014i am not able to activate post paid bsnlgprs in new asus zenfone 5. i called bsnl customercare... moreHi,
Please try with below setting.
I am using BSNL 3G in My ZF5 without any problem.
Name - BSNL GPRS (40466)
APN - bsnlnet
Tomazz, 25 Aug 2014Should last you through the day, maybe 2. thanks for reply but still i m little confuse all user and another website review say battery backup very poor in normal usage backup is 4-5 hours so please tell me your phone battery backup... i am planning to buy this phone....