AnonD-288029, 12 Aug 2014Prasad u may b lucky to find that phone without heating problem, but probably it has in most!!... moreDear Ispan,
I am sorry to hear that you had very bad experiences with this phone. But it is really not as bad as what you are stating.
Many of your complaints have already been resolved with firmware updates, like the speaker and sound quality.
I agree that a larger battery would be nicer, but not everyone is staring at the screen, playing games all day.
The phone does get you through the day with moderate use, and 2 days of light use, which was proven to you with the screenshots of battery usage graph posted in this very thread.
But we do expect that it would last longer once KitKat update is out, and power throttling optimisations are implemented.
On heat - yes, MPEG4 video does heat it up, so does anything else that's CPU intensive. Afterall phone has no cooling fan and uses netbook-class CPU.
But for normal use, making phone calls, checking email, posting on FB, chatting on Line/WhatsApp, making some Skype or Line voice or video calls, play some simple games, watch some Youtube videos when stuck in traffic, read the news, snap photos and videos... it should not heat up drastically, and battery should last you at least through the day.
So please be a little bit more objective.
Not all die hard 3D gamers in here, expecting Samsung Galaxy S5 killer with one week battery life for 9990 RS...
AnonD-279813, 12 Aug 2014KitKat upgrade is not yet ready. When Asus releases one for your phone, it will automatical... moreSorry if this is dumb quest. But may i know, how can we know what version we want to download as your mention to be careful if we download the wrong version, it may brick the phone
guys this phone is amazingly good.... worth ur money. butter smooth touch, very good camera can record 1080p. can play almost every games without lags. so many features u don't even get in high end Samsung and LG or other phones. battery backup is decent. tel me which android phones u get more than a day? ignore all negative post and buy it. u never regret.
Hi, anyone who's using Zenfone 5, can your help me to solve my problem? I still can't update my zenfone to kitkat version, plus, every time when I online, still come out "whatsapp Want to read contact & we need to deny/allow. Anyone who's face the same situation like me or know how to solve this, can you help me,? Tq
sonali, 11 Aug 2014I want to buy ASUS zenfone 5..Iam a camera freak and love to take pictures..little bit game a... moreIt does everything Good. Battery is not a issue which is pointing out by some. I posted some screen shots of battery usage, Check to know the truth. Also if you need more battery(Gaming and Continuous 3G surfing)then you can use a handy Power bank which comes at very reasonable cost these days. still not satisfied! buy other phones like Moto G and miss stunning user experience and premium feel of ZF 5. Choice is always Yours.
If u wnt to Enjoy Android OS go for a battery more than 2500 mAh for 5 inch displays!!
anan, 12 Aug 2014Hey guys I just bought zenfone 5 I 've been using it for two days. Everything seems fine with ... moreUpdate to Latest Firmware. Use audio wizard. Check Volume for Media And also you can Use Speaker Boost for Play store.
Prasad u may b lucky to find that phone without heating problem, but probably it has in most!! N about battery & sound quality can u go explain in much experience??
AnonD-279813, 12 Aug 2014That depends on what your requirements are.
If you go through the opinions you can see the ... moreYes you correctly pointed out About video recording with Image stabilization on. I am not getting good output with image stabilization on. BUT this doesn't refrain me from liking this Phone. I hope Asus can consider this in future updates.
U Reviews good by pointing right things to consider. Every phone having goods and bads but we should consider which is better among them by considering all aspects. You can't get everything good in a phone and what we are getting at what price. Other wise go and buy a phone above 30 or 40 thousand(i bet u people will find lots of cons in that too). So cheers and buy Great Zenfone 5.
Kaka, 12 Aug 2014Do u have any proof sir? i already bought this phone.. but i need any proof from you. as far a... moreI understand what u mean, its not Protected from the Impact, its only think that Fall from 10" thats the Think, the Quality of the Screen Strength is very poor, i can upload the Photo and i can show u as well that complete Phone body that its not any Big Accident Damage, its complete Phone Screen thats it...
Rajesh, 12 Aug 2014Hi.You can purchase OTG Cable..Then You connect to your mobile, it has USB support input.Now ... moreZenfone 5 doesn't support OTG function yet. Can't say about future after kitkat update.
My experience with Zenfone 5 is very good. Battery life is not bad at all after applying system updates. Look wise, performance, User interface is better than Moto G and that to be from a reputed Brand. In reality Moto G is not from Motorola at present but brand name owned by Lenovo which is a very good reputed brand but not established for Mobile like ASUS. But yes these companies very good if consider their history in technology field. Moto G is also a damn good phone but now we have a better choice than this due fast evolution of Technology. Battery back up depends on lot of factors. You can compare with others with same type of usage and that to be whether you are getting same type of experience with that same usage. I have also a Zenfone 4 for my mother but i am not getting same type of experience what i got from ZF 5. SO as per my experience ZF 5 is very good. There is no heating issue with zenfone 5. Heating is normal when you play games like Asphalt 8. Don't believe me, Just Play asphalt 8 like games on other devices and feel it.
sonali, 11 Aug 2014I want to buy ASUS zenfone 5..Iam a camera freak and love to take pictures..little bit game a... moreSonali,
Zenfone nt worth for money at all... many many issues u can check my latest comments for that.
U need to extend ur budget so u can buy Moto G, but if u really want to buy undr Rs 10k than check sum reviews & get a branded one Lyk Samsung Sony Nokia...better increase ur budget!!
anan, 12 Aug 2014Hey guys I just bought zenfone 5 I 've been using it for two days. Everything seems fine with ... moreAnan,
U may also face the Heating Issues ahead, Speaker Sound is Low very very Low. Ur penny is wasted!!
AnonD-292932, 12 Aug 2014Canvas colours or zenfone 5??? Which is the better device for gaming and internet??Akshay,
Micromax same heating issues & battery drain faster, Not good camera too!
Zenfone 5 better for Gaming but first c the heart of this mobile i.e., battery very cheap & Heating like oven, Its on u to buy!!
Rufiyaan, 12 Aug 2014My Asus zenfone 5 mobile battery is draining too fast. With in 8 hours usage (browsing = 30min... moreIt will drain....N Heating will also be there sure!! Go N sell that Phone if u can ... N get another One
I hav seen a lot of ppl in service centre for the same issue battery & heating too much.....Ppl dnt make this phone popular...nt worth at all!! surely if u buy U may feel sumwere y u buyied this phone!