drg, 10 Aug 2014hey i am using zenphone now...can u please tell how can i upgrade my phone to android kit kat???not yet out..i think it will come soon
RAJ, 10 Aug 2014Hi , I bought zenfone 5 few days ago ....everything is k , but I can't connect mobile internet... moreSetting - Select more - mobile network - Access point names - add APN settings(Sim 1 or Sim 2) - click on + on right top - tap on name - Edit the name provided by service provider - Edit the APN as per given by service provider - Save the edited APN setting - Select modified APN setting - Go to Quick setting - Switch Mobile Data ON - now you can see Mobile data connection Notification on top of home screen :-)
rk, 11 Aug 2014moto g or Asus Zenfone 5 who is better plz tel meeZenfone 5. you can expand memory,better resolution, 2 GB RAM.
Anybody can know,HOW TO ACCESS THE MOBILE DATA IN ASUS ZENFONE 5 A501 CG? Becoz i was already tried so many times through settings option, But still now its not wrking, so guys plz help me..
Bloody Cheap battery & heating issues....
Useless Customer Service & useless dealers....By experience!!
Dnt buy this phone!! Dnt go on Specifications to buy... every technology has its limits to bear u cnt put everything in one & battery is the Heart of Mobile!!
jB1987, 12 Aug 2014Hi to All, I'm from Philippines.
I currently using this phone for almost 2 weeks now and I'm ... moreLatest news is that this will come with KitKat update.
But there's no date announced for it yet.
AnonD-292829, 12 Aug 2014Unlike other phones,when you connect the phone ,the internal drive and SD card gets mounted ov... moreWhat I meant is that you can copy stuff on and off the internal memory/SD card inside the Windows Explorer, or on Android File Transfer, requiring no extra crapware like on my Samsung phone.
jB1987, 12 Aug 2014Hi to All, I'm from Philippines. I currently using this phone for almost 2 weeks now and I'm ... moreHi.You can purchase OTG Cable..Then You connect to your mobile, it has USB support input.Now you can enjoy OTG Function with that cable...enjoy
Hi to All, I'm from Philippines.
I currently using this phone for almost 2 weeks now and I'm really satisfied with the unit concerning its price and specs.
My only question is that, is there any possibilities to use OTG USB or how can we make this phone OTG capable?
moji1990, 11 Aug 2014I can't upgrade to 4.4 kitkat !!!! Pls help me ...Its not yet out..
jas, 11 Aug 2014Hey..I m thinking to buy this zenfone....is it a good phone to buy???????? Please commentbest ever
Unlike other phones,when you connect the phone ,the internal drive and SD card gets mounted over MTP ? - not the hard disks.
So was wondering how do you take care of fragmentation in these disks.In other phones,you can always treat like a disk and make altypes of thing- Like formatting and for rooted users,- creating EXT3 partitions for mounting etc...
jas, 11 Aug 2014Hey..I m thinking to buy this zenfone....is it a good phone to buy????????
Please commentThat depends on what your requirements are.
If you go through the opinions you can see the good and the bad parts of this phone.
The bad ones listed were lousy battery life for some (although countered by many others) - so it depends on how you use it - then again, you can always get another external battery
The annoyingly non-illuminated sensor buttons under the screen... nothing you can do about it
Facebook not working - fixed by firmware update
Notification light not working - fixed in last firmware update, but still needs Motorola LED widget to turn it on/off, having no setting for it in device settings
Heating of CPU under heavy load - it's Atom afterall, not ARM; I can confirm that it does get warm occasionally, but nothing to complain about at least in my case
Only 8 GB ROM - that can be expanded by up to 64 GB microSD card, or get 16 GB version
Quiet speaker - that was fixed in the last firmware, it is now a LOT louder
Some applications not running - yet to see one like that, so far it took everything I threw at it
Lousy camera - it is truly awful for video at 720p (if you enable image stabilisation), but 1080p videos, and the pictures are actually better than expected. One of my previous posts has link to photos taken with this phone.
Lousy signal - I could say that this is not true, its signal is better than 2 of my other phones
Slow downloads - We have already tested this phone to be able to download both from Wifi and 3G at the speed the network allows, so that could not be phone's fault
Non-removable battery... well you could remove it but you'll void warranty and take whole phone apart...
The good parts:
2 GB of RAM makes it future-proof and performs better in multitasking
SD card allows installation of apps as well as being used for photos, videos and music
It's simple to connect to computer - plugging USB cable in shows phone's internal and SD card memory as 2 external hard disks
Better than expected camera for this price range, works well in good light
Sleek, light, with removable back plate, that can be replaced for any other colour, or an active flip case (which some replace back plate as well)
HD IPS screen that's not too bad under direct sunlight, and can have the colours set through Splendid app, from monochrome via standard to way oversaturated
Some awesome camera shooting modes
Good call quality, reasonable front cam for video calls, now OK speaker for speakerphone calls (it still distorts the ringing tone badly, though)
Corning's Gorilla Glass 3 over the screen for scratch resistance, although I'd still recommend you to use a screen protector over it
Dual SIM, but when you're in call on one SIM, the other SIM is busy
That's the summary. Is this good enough for you? Only you would know.
If there's a shop that has a model on display, I'd go and check it out, then decide based on that.
It is certainly not in the same class as top offerings from Sony, Samsung, LG or Oppo. It is a budget phone, a compromise to cut the cost by 3/4 from the previous PadFone offerings, likely originally intended for Windows Mobile, then loaded with Android.
While current Android 4.3 is not optimised for Atom CPU, it's still very decently holding up to ARM counterparts, but KitKat upgrade (planned) should improve performance and manage power/heat a lot better.
Hope this is of any use.
moji1990, 11 Aug 2014I can't upgrade to 4.4 kitkat !!!! Pls help me ...KitKat upgrade is not yet ready.
When Asus releases one for your phone, it will automatically be sent to you over the air.
Alternatively, you can check Asus support site for the ZenFone 5 periodically, to check if any update has been posted there under "Other" or "Android" section.
If you download firmware from Asus, be very careful which version you download; WW, CN, TW,... as loading wrong version may brick your phone.
Goldy, 11 Aug 2014CAn anybody tell that whether it is possible to view & edit excel or MS word document with... moreYes it is, provided you install an office app, which is free. I use WPS office, which is free. There are other office packs out there, many free, some cost a little bit.
I can't remember if WPS office came preinstalled, since I've had a few Android phones before and the moment I put my gmail account information in, the phone started downloading all the crap I've installed previously...
But to your question - yes, you can. Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Works reasonably well. But you may need a fonts pack to add to default fonts on Android, to do it properly.
Abhishek Ganeriwal, 11 Aug 2014Hello Friends,
i have just bought Zenphone 5 last week on 27th, its just been 2 week and i ... moreNot really fair to blame Asus for giving wrong information when it's so easy to check from Corning's own website:
Yes, it is Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
The reason why it might be so expensive is that the glass is likely glued to the screen and both need to be changed (like in iPhone, for example).
Obviously it's more expensive buying phone in parts than the whole thing.
I would recommend you get a silicon case or some kind of a bumper for it if you're of a clumsy kind like me.
Ebay is full of them. And actually... that active flap case with circular hole is awesome :)
Abhishek Ganeriwal, 11 Aug 2014Hello Friends, i have just bought Zenphone 5 last week on 27th, its just been 2 week and i ... moreDo u have any proof sir? i already bought this phone.. but i need any proof from you. as far as i know Gorilla glass is 100% protected from glass not for the impact.
Hey guys I just bought zenfone 5 I 've been using it for two days. Everything seems fine with money value of ten thousands rupees. I went through lot of reviews before order it. Most commonly said were battery draining very fast and another was low volume audio speaker.
I was shocked with low volume audio output in my device. It is very very low audible sound. Battery part my device gives decent performance. If you are heavy user it stands for five hours. Normal user it stands for 12hours. If anyone has low audio sound problem fixed please let me know.