I was on the lookout for a budget phone, which does not look phoney. After lots of research, hours of checking out reviews, I purchased Zenfone 5 from Asus. I was skeptical about this phone, but boy I was proven wrong. A lovely phone, having a premium feel, looks classy and simple. Its lightning fast, responsive, has a crystal clear cam & great HD capabilities. The battery life as depicted in reviews, aint that bad. On a full charge at 8am, minimal 3g usage, minimal music or browsing and chatting. After this i was left with 70% battery after 12 hours. 3g usage and gaming drains your battery briskly. But, this is a factor in all android phones. Overall, given the price it is a great phone.
Denny, 07 Aug 2014Buy Xiomi Mi3Yes Buy... Do some super computing stuff with that phone... other wise it's no use. it's a super Chinese phone. If you use two number then buy two super Mi3 phones. Then you will be king.
abinash, 07 Aug 2014i buy 16gb verson from amozon india at 11.759 ,i very happy with price but battery backup is t... moreU r lucky man. Check my screen shots posted earlier of battery usage. It's not a problem. Do latest firmware update from Asus.
Hey friends,I can't find the 8 gb model anywhere to order.I m waiting for more than 20 days and it is always shoeing out of stock in flipkart.This mobile is not available in any e-shopping site except.so from where to buy ?
thanks in advance
Switched from a premium Z2 to a Zenfone 5. After a full day, am pretty impressed with the Zenfone 5. I am a basic smartphone user, and the Zenfone did not fail. Its fast, and responsive. Ran Antutu and got a decent 19645 score. Battery is a wee bit weaker but then it could just be me. At only RM580, its a real bargain. Good work beefing up the RAM to 2GB Asus.
i've bought the phone 5 days ago. At first it performing well, and now it wont start. Why? After watching a video and poof! total blackout. Dont buy this crap!
Apart from the probable OTG support ,not sure why people are dying for the KitKat?
Also the advantage of this 2GB is only for gamers else on a normal course we run maximum with 800MB.
So ,if not a gamer,the 2GB is a useless resource for which we paid?
modern birbal, 05 Aug 2014Phone is extremely good, no lags, battery performance is also increased after getting update..... moreclick the power on button and volume decrease button at a time so that you can take a screen shot at any point in ur usage
asus_zenfone5, 07 Aug 2014Hi friends,I wanna buy mobile n now I am in dilemma to buy Lenovo S850 or Asus Zenfone 5,or sh... moreGo for Asus Zenfone 5. It is excellent phone.
I am very happy with this phone.
With the 2GB RAM its performance its awesome you can play heavy graphics games smmothly.
And in 10000 it is really very good phone you also can check the Zenfoen 5 review before to buy.
Prasad, 07 Aug 2014Dear all i wanted to buy a new set with Kitkat version which is good Zenfone 5 or Moto G or LG... moreI suggest go for Zenfone 5.
And anytime its better than MOTO G for Price, Features and Performace. And its comes with SD card slot and u can extend the storage up-to 64GB.
Now its comes with 4.3 and asus provding regular system upate i got 4 update in a month.
Asus has provided kitkat version for China and Taiwan last week and I hope we also get kitkat version for India in August end.
I also waiting for Kitkat version.
rocksss, 07 Aug 2014new apdate ..asus zenfone .no heating .battery life bindas . :)Yes, I updated latest system update.
Battery and overall performance has improved.
Thank u Asus. I hope we will get Kitkat Version soon
shubham, 07 Aug 2014hows battery back up & voice quality
The zenfone 5 voice little bit low with speaker but sound quality is good. And battery and overall performance has improved after last FOTA update.
Asus providing regular update for firmware.
I got 4 update in 1 month they are doing well.
Thanks Asus and and I hope we get Kitkat version for Zenfone 5 soon. :)
sk, 07 Aug 2014no facility as find in all mobile to choose only 3g or wcdma network,in zenfone 1st sim gets s... moreHi,
U can select the preferred network 3G or 2G through setting- more (In Wireless and Network)- Mobile Network -Network Mode
dial *#*#4636#*#* on dial pad
Select - Phone Info
and Set Preferred Network
Here I posting screen shots of my battery usage. Most of the time phone is with WiFi on, more than 10hrs on WiFi. 3g also used.
i buy 16gb verson from amozon india at 11.759 ,i very happy with price but battery backup is too bad ,i use only 6 hours with one sim on 3g network from full charge ,u cant video call direct through ur sim for video call u will use a thirdparty app,u can not use 3g both sim at a time , i play subway surfers 5 minutes phone temperature high up to 35 to 40degree celsius,8 megapixel camera ok, i have no complain for call quality ,gret display and viewing angle
Anonymous, 07 Aug 2014I think u should throw ur phone and get samsung s3I think Zenfone 5 is better than MotoG and Samsung S3.