MBAV, 24 Aug 2014when did you buy your Asus Zenfone 5?
can you post your present battery usage chart?
I rea... moreIt's a few months old… not sure exactly when I bought it.
I can show the chart to you now, but it's off the charger for 7-8 hours and at 82% battery life.
I've placed it (along with the screenshot of Speedtest - as there are people complaining here that it can only do a few kbps internet speeds) on this link:
The ones that start with Screenshot… The ones that were previously posted to the same link, after a day and after 2 days, are a month old or so… and have nicer names :)
MBAV, 24 Aug 2014@Tomazz
can you explain what happens to the battery if we do this "Discharge completel... moreSome people claim that this will improve the longevity and capacity of the battery, so it's usually recommended by the sellers of everything with rechargeable batteries inside.
Now if the phone has Li-Ion battery, the charge/discharge should make no difference whatsoever, but Ni-MH batteries need to be "exercised" for the best performance, meaning being charged full and discharged full, although they officially have no "memory effect".
But you may have seen Ni-MH batteries in a laptop that was always plugged in the wall-socket, that had battery capacity drop from 100% to 0% in a few minutes, and could no longer be charged.
NiCd batteries before these had a pathetic memory effect but are luckily no longer used more or less anywhere.
So - it's a recommendation, and some say that it will improve and extend battery life.
On Samsung and Oppo I didn't bother, as if battery dies on me I just buy another; but I did it on Asus, HTC, Apple and Sony as they have non-removable battery.
I didn't bother checking what type of battery Asus is using.
Here's a part from "How to maintain Lithium Battery":
It's not necessary to charge over 12 hours when first used. When a device powered by batteries is purchased, sellers will usually tell us the batteries must first be charged 12 hours before using. Actually, this is unnecessary. Unlike common Ni-CD or Ni-MH batteries, most lithium ion batteries have been activated before leaving the factory. Due to its low self-discharge, it’s unnecessary to charge lithium ion battery for such a long time when new. Lithium ion batteries are ready for use after the charger indicates so, and it will reach its best capacity after 3 or 5 cycles.
H0r5e, 24 Aug 2014Hi Tomazz,
I just recently bought ASUS Zenfone 5 - 8GB variant.
I have observed that the per... moreThat's about how mine acts when I am in a bright place, with screen brightness set to auto - in that case it turns on the light, and burns battery quicker.
It does get warm just under the camera when there's something CPU intensive loaded.
Note that JellyBean has no optimisation for the Atom CPUs, so it is expected to get longer battery life and better performance once KitKat is available for it.
You can consider the freeware apps that manage the power better than stock power mode of Asus.
Nakul Bhardwaj, 25 Aug 2014Hi all,
I have purchased Zenphone 5 befor two days but there is a issue in its battery and ... moreFirst try with Firmware update. Battery and overall performance has improved in the latest update. And you can also cross check with your phone setting like wifi, Screen brightness, GPS. Switch off wifi and GPS when not in use.
And Zenfone also comes with its own Power Saver app. Go to Power saver - SWITCH ON YOUR SMART SAVING and use "Ultra-saving mode" for long battery back up.
I am also facing same issue when i was start to use this Phone. But now my phone is giving good battery backup even it's better than my old smartphone - MOTOG.
My ZF5 is giving me more than 18 hrs with mix use like wifi, 3G, Social networking apps, Camera, FM and little bit games.
I am very happy with this phones.
I Hope after that setting your battery performance will improve.
rikc, 24 Aug 2014ppl can somebody plez tell me what is the ram of asus zenfone 5????????????
coz some site... moreBoth exist.
The difference in price is about 30$.
I recommend you to take the one with 2 GB RAM as those are the newer models; all the phones produced in last 3 months are with 2 GB RAM, all produced in last month are 16 GB.
adjsl, 24 Aug 2014Hey Tomazz,
can you please help me ? i ma not getting power saving notification on screen w... moreIt does not show the icon in notification bar, usually.
Just warns you when it's turned on at 30% left by default.
Anonymous, 25 Aug 2014what about the after sales support?i am using asus products from more than 7 years and really i impressed about asus after sale service..
i have asus motherboard, laptop, tablet, router and now am using asus zenfone.
i am very big fan of asus.
Tomazz, 24 Aug 2014Obviously if your cellular network has a low signal, the call may drop. That goes for all phon... morehello tomazz.
can i update only the 1.17 firmware and skip 1.16, 1.15? or have to update step by step? please rply thank you
Can anyone please try and let us know whether this phone has TV out option working. thanks
Krish, 24 Aug 2014Battery is on the lower side for a 5" screen. But for a person who doesn't play games tha... more Tell me about Battery Backup in whole day like 10 min call,1-1.5 hours (game,Internet) so what will be battery backup...???i am planning to but this phone......
luke, 25 Aug 2014Ya but it started to work again so do i need to follow the steps you suggested??If it is working as expected,pl continue to use in the as is condition.If you are facing any weird problem,worth doing the steps I mentioned
hi all, I bought 2 units of zenfone 5 abt 3 week back. One of them often reset. while ur in a call, it suddenly resets. it happens so often that I have to sent it for repair. anyone else experience the same problem?
also, on the other unit, almost 50% of the time, i cannot hear caller ringback tone. it means, when I call someone, i dont hear the tooot, tooot sound which tells me my call is through and the phone on the other site is ringing.
does anyone else face the same problem? was there any good workaround or solution like settings or something
I bought Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG but i saw in my mobile model in settings Asus_T00J.. Why???? is this any other model...
luke, 25 Aug 2014I bought Asus Zenfone 5 few days back its working well but today suddendly the phone stopped w... moreQuickest possibilities
1.Can you get into the factory reset menu once android booed? If so pl go and rest the system.
2.If you can't get the system booted and reach to the used level.
1.Switch off the phone
2.Keep pressing the Volume + button
3.Then press the Power button for 2 sec & release it
4.Phone should be ideally starting and landing at droidboot menu.
5.With the volume keyes and powerbutton,go the recovery mode
6..You wil see a dead android.
7 Press on the volume - button ,then press on the Volume + button and then release the volume + button
8.Ideally you will be reachign ADB sideloab menu.
9.Click on factory reset and reboot.
Plet us know what's happening?