It says that due to its x86 architecture this phone does not support some apps like facebook.Is is true?
In continuation of the LED notification issue some of the things I realized that,if you are installing the whole package of 126.96.36.199(not the update from 188.8.131.52) ,I see the LED’s working are more stable.,
However for SMS,if we disable stock SMS application and rely on application like GoSMS,then LEDwon’t blink.
For sure,the stock SMS has to be enabled(All these while in I was able to use only Go SMS alone )
Another positive note I see is the Bluetooth becoming more stable.I used to enable Bluetooth when a call comes or I dial a number(Using Tasker application).So more of the time I was getting “Bluetooth Share has force closed”.Now looks like that is gone.
Overall l,A sus is certainly moving in a positive direction …..
does the Asus Zenfone 5 supports LTE because in some reviews,they say it does supports LTE
Guys can you comment on the battery life WITH THE LATEST firmware from asus? Specifcly the one that "fixes" the battery drain.
On the latest firmware how much screen time can you get with(out) 3G and with moderate usage (sms+web+some app)? And overall time will it last at least 24hours with moderate usage?
aishu, 09 Aug 2014which is better lenovo 660 vs asus zenfone 5??? zen 5
Prasad37, 08 Aug 2014NEWS- Asus has announced that 10,000 units of its ZenFone 5 smartphone will be up for sale on ... morefrom where do you got the news of 10000 handsets for sale
when is next stock arriving
one of the greatest smartphone i am using asus zenfone 5 16gb from 2 week.
but i got no problems at all.
recommended u to buy this phone from asus showroom.
not from any website and other shops.
casphere, 08 Aug 2014got it on july 29 to replace my stolen lenovo p780. DISASTROUS EXPERIENCE. Camera quality is ... moreHello friend. I liked Lenovo p780. Can you see the difference in camera quality between zenfone 5 and lenovo p780.
SSPatra, 08 Aug 2014In my Asus zenfone 5 there is FM but not working in india. Purchased from flip kart, any setti... moreYou need to plug in the headphones or headset as it acts as an antenna.
The frequency range is in 0.1 MHz steps from 87.5 to 108 MHz.
casphere, 08 Aug 2014got it on july 29 to replace my stolen lenovo p780. DISASTROUS EXPERIENCE.
Camera quality is ... moreHmm... a while back I've posted the actual photos taken with this phone in all kinds of lighting conditions, and unless you're expecting Oppo Find7 or Samsung Galaxy S5 photo quality, it is perfectly acceptable, alas a bit oversaturated on HDR photos.
You might have gotten a lemon, but 4 hours battery life sounds way off. I generally get 1-2 days out of it, and I've even posted the battery usage graphs.
Yes, the CPU at the top of the battery, just below the camera, can get warm when you're doing something CPU intensive. It's Intel, not ARM afterall.
Since I've had no issues with the phone I also cannot comment on the service quality, although Asus service centre here in Thailand is generally very good.
So I am sorry to hear about your bad experiences with the phone. It might be down to expectations as well.
Therefore to those considering this phone: This is not a top end phone like Oppo Find7, Sony XPeria Z2, Samsung Galaxy S5, LG G3, or Apple iPhone 5S.
It is a budget phone, as reflected by its price.
For what it costs, it has a decent IPS HD screen, reasonable battery life (although not removable), dual SIM support, ability to plug in up to 64 GB microSD card to use for photos, music, movies and apps (those that support being ran from SD), reasonable sound quality (last update fixed quiet speaker), and a snappy processor with 2 GB RAM which makes experience equivalent to a quad core ARM processor of about same speed.
It has a very decent 8 megapixel back camera and mediocre front camera, with some excellent shooting modes not found from other brands. It certainly produces better photos than many brandnamed mid-range phones that cost twice as much. Video camera is good for FullHD videos, but terrible for HD and SD videos. That must be some kind of software scaling disaster at play.
That's what you're getting if you go for it.
If you need SLR quality photos, octa core CPU, 4K screen, or a 1 week battery life - look somewhere else.
And if you want illuminated sensor buttons below the screen, which is really my biggest complaint over this phone, get something else too. You can't fix missing lights with firmware update...
It is a great product for the price. It is not a
maestrosan11, 09 Aug 2014Thanks for the quick reply. I just can't wait to get my hands on this phone.Its not necessary ... moreyeah thats why i decided to buy this phone beacause i liked the service center experience with my nexus 7.... my htc one V spent 2 months at service center so i know very well how bad a service center can be !!! lets hope we never have to go to the asus service center :)
Prasad37, 08 Aug 2014MAY BE U R RIGHT. But Led notification problem doesn't happened with me even after updates. I ... moreOTA updates are downloaded to root of system drive (internal memory), and are deleted after installed successfully.
I am also surprised that you had no issues with the LED notification light after the updates, as .14 and .15 certainly broke it. Also, there was no way to turn the notification light on or off without a widget from competitor.
Anyway, it's back to working now, although different from before. And since Motorola widget can only turn it on an off, it's always blinking in orange...
Anonymous, 08 Aug 2014Its that true that whatsapp media files (pics,audio,video) are can't download on data connecti... moreIf that happens to you, that's definitely not a phone's fault, maybe you have some limitations on cellular network. The phone works the same on cellular or wifi internet.
Virus40, 09 Aug 2014ummmm... now u have confused me.
well, i will try posting it on asus support, let us see... moreI just noticed that the notification light is working again. But this time it's different, it's blinking quite fast for the received email, not like before where it was maybe 1x per 2 seconds, now it's like 2 or 3x per second. Looks annoying.
Now note this thing was broken with the firmware that fixed the Facebook crash. Then 2 more large updates came, 1.15 and 1.16 I think, on which I think I tested only on 1.15 and it didn't work. Can't remember if I tested on 16... but then yesterday another OTA update was received and today I tried again, and it works.
Now I use the Motorola's widget to turn it on, as Asus has no setting to turn the light on/off or set anything.
Obviously it would be really nice if they added the some way of adjusting it into the device settings.
This was tested on WW version of ZenFone 5, 8 GB, 3G, 2 GB RAM. I cannot comment for any other version.
bullrun87, 09 Aug 2014well ive had a pretty good experience with asus service center for my asus nexus 7 2012. the c... moreThanks for the quick reply. I just can't wait to get my hands on this phone.Its not necessary I'll have to go to the service center but if I have to then I hope it will be a good experience.