i want to ask again to the people making a hue and cry about zenfone 5's battery,
Except a phone or two every 5 inch phone under 15k in India has 2000mah battery and most of them are 512mb-1gb ram with mediatek chipset with ppi less than 230 and non ips display.
Asus has given u 2gb ram with intel chipset and 294 ppi and ips display, of course the battery consumption will be higher and for Godz sake any of those mobiles under 15k except canvas power n gionee m2 n xiaomi mi3 will drain fast if u use 3g 24*7.
I am using this phone for gaming music calls and occasional whats app and browsing and it is lasting from 10 am to 8 pm , which is fine for me.
But if u want 3g 24*7
For any phone under 15k except the 3 phones i have mentioned, u will need a power bank.
Is this phone available on mobiles stores also, as i am only seeing it online ??
at a very best one ever used...awsome 5mp cam at a very affordable price...very smooth touch and great sound.. all together am 100% satified with this handset..congrats asus ..hoping for more updates and feature in up coming models (zenfone) this will truly rule the indian mobile market...even micromax is comming with competetors..all the best asus
vaibhav, 21 Jul 2014Front camera is blured ???It obviously lacks the lens and sensor quality of the main cam, but that said it doesn't completely suck either.
Just took this shot and placed it together with the rest of ZenCam photos... only this one is taken with front cam, the rest are taken with the back cam.
One thing that people here don't talk about - there is a selfie mode on main cam. You select number of faces to detect and turn cam to yourself, when it finds all the faces, it will automatically take photo with main 8 MP camera. Just don't do it against strong backlight, else it won't be able to detect any faces...
AnonD-281450, 21 Jul 2014Is the cam as good as nokia lumia in daytime. I mean the brightness of the image.ie are there ... moreApologies, something is wrong with the links in previous response.
This is a link to folder - I've put the same pics into it.
Hopefully this works.
Click on thumbnails to see original photo.
Photos are completely untouched - as they were pulled out of the phone.
AnonD-281450, 21 Jul 2014Is the cam as good as nokia lumia in daytime. I mean the brightness of the image.ie are there ... moreDon't know how to answer that so here are a couple of sample photos:
Depth of field effect: https://www.dropbox.com/s/0bc18tq94iotyxf/P_20140705_134716_DF.jpg
Much touted sucky night mode: https://www.dropbox.com/s/31urjparl8tpcr2/P_20140702_201856_LL.jpg
Auto setting daylight photo: https://www.dropbox.com/s/x864f0uwixyq002/P_20140705_171902.jpg
HDR of the same: https://www.dropbox.com/s/loufmaloc7ctc5j/P_20140705_171610_HDR.jpg
Miniature effect: https://www.dropbox.com/s/9eu08wv1f0ebt94/P_20140705_171703_MT.jpg
Turbo shot: https://www.dropbox.com/s/jmgezp8pvhs67jf/P_20140702_181102.jpg
Another HDR: https://www.dropbox.com/s/568magt0o2owx9d/P_20140705_134430_HDR.jpg
Picture tells a thousand words, they say, so hopefully this gives you the answers.
Sidenote: those photos were taken with the original firmware that came with the phone. It has been updated 2x since then, I am not sure if the updates changed the anything on camera.
I want to buy a smartphone?
But I am confused in between MOTO G & Asus Zenfone 5 8GB.
I have Some Question as below.
1. How is the quality of camera? I mean in Micromax if camera is 13MP, though when I am zooming a snap taken by it's camera, it losses it's resolution and becomes blurred photo.
2. How is it's performance according it's processor?
3. How is the hardware of this phone?
4. Is there any complaint from the users of this phone??
Please Help me to chose right phone.
Thanks in advance...
Is the cam as good as nokia lumia in daytime. I mean the brightness of the image.ie are there any shadow formation in the image.
It has inbuilt FM app...
Yes,Battery Backup is not very good if you install many apps.But overall built quality,Camera,Zen U.Ietc is very good.
Phone is awesome but there in no OTG. ASUS Please give OTG in kitkat update.
I had purchase zenfone5, its having problems,every time after wake up its ask your permission to read the contact even after click to don't show this message again.
In viber other caller facing very much eco problem could not talk on viber,
If use line in one time again show the problem and frequently we have to restart.
This is the worst phone I ever purchased,Might be not having proper quality control.
Anonymous, 21 Jul 2014I use the Lenovo P780, I had to watch stream videos from 10pm to 3am just to get the power bel... morein Panasonic p780 did you get any update yet still running 4.2 from 5 months...we already get 2 update 1.55mb and 2.44mb update in zenfone5.so Asus try to make there phone perfect with updates and get 4.4 definitely in future i think in 20days when zenfone 4.5 launch.
I just received a new software update on my zenfone..but its in chinese wording..any news on this new update?is it good or bad?
AnonD-279813, 21 Jul 2014Umm... disagree.
At least in Thailand, most youngsters no longer make any voice phone calls... moreAppreciate your insights into the usage part of it.
On the top frustration, I rooted the phone and with the tasker,I am downclocking to the phone to 800MhZ max for all the cores (when display off) and when the display is on ,I bring only 2 core(preferably from the same CPU) to 1.33MHz (maximum).
Touch response is good and duration in the Airplane mode and Standby mode is considerably improved.
AnonD-285641, 21 Jul 2014can someone who have tested 3g in this cell, please tell me how fast 3g net is working in this... moreI tested it right now, and I've tested it last night. Obviously now there are many people in this area, so the speed is lower than in the evenings, when most people pack up and move out of CBD.
Night time: 6.76 mbps / 3.62 mbps
A few min ago: 5.52 mbps / 1.77 mbps
A month ago when I first got it: 16.23 mbps / 1.20 mbps
This is not 15-30 kbps range. Admittedly it's not as fast as our telecoms claim the connections to be, but by no means lousy results either.
janz80, 21 Jul 2014I've noticed that battery consume quite high but it become normal when i remove sim2.use 1 sim... moreI'm using 2 SIMs but they are both on same frequency.
On another phone I am using 2 different frequencies on SIMs and battery life is considerably shorter.
Obviously 2 SIMs will burn more power than single SIM, but even with 2 SIMS from 2 different telecoms (in my case TrueMove-H used for calls and 3G, and DTAC, used only for voice, NO DATA) it still lasts, admittedly on light use, enough to be charged every other day.
Which is the same as Samsung Galaxy Note II, with TrueMove-H, and about equivalent use.
3 push emails, Line, WhatsApp, sometimes Skype, some calls, FaceBook, occasional camera.