rajivrocks, 20 Jul 2014hey tomazz! why do you recommend the 8gb version over the 16gb version? the bigger the better?... moreI went with 8 GB, which is the only one available in Thailand. If they had 16, I'd probably take it. Would I still take it with faster CPU? Maybe not - and the reason is that the speed at 1.6 GHz is sufficient for what I use, and faster CPU might heat more and drain battery faster.
8 GB is not much though, and that's why I've also got 32 GB class U1 microSD card to go with it (about 28$ here from Sandisk, others could be cheaper), to use for camera, videos and music.
I keep apps in main memory but I've seen some limitations to SD card use - you can't save multishot photos to SD, no matter how fast. Screenshots are always put in internal memory. Upgrade of OS can only be done from internal memory (root of it) and it's 600+ MB. So I guess to do it you'd need 1.5 GB free. 8 GB is also total size of internal MMC flash card, meaning only about 5.x GB is available for your use.
So if you have a choice between 8 and 16 GB, and the price difference is tiny, take 16 GB. It may come with faster CPU, which could generate more heat and drain battery faster.
If price difference is high, or if you can live with running apps from SD card, and saving videos and photos to it (normal photos all go to SD, just burst shots and screenshots don't, as well as saved FaceBook photos and anything saved from web browsers) then take 8 GB and get a large, fast microSD instead.
If difference was 50$ in price between 8 and 16 GB, you could have gotten yourself 8GB + 64GB U1 card = 72 GB.
Standard class 10 (don't take class 4 or 6 as they are too slow for full HD video) is even cheaper.
That's my opinion, of course you should do what you feel being better :)
Keeping aside the gaming part of it,on a regular phone aspect or business phone aspect,don't see a differentiators.You don't have access to power in maximum 20 hrs,you have brick in hand.
Asus Zenfone 5 is available on flipkart as well as amazon.in................Hurry grab ur piece before it gets out of stock
AnonD-279813, 19 Jul 2014It could be faulty charger or cable. I had that on Note II before, where it took forever to... morehey tomazz! why do you recommend the 8gb version over the 16gb version? the bigger the better? or am i wrong
Gaurav Sahni, 20 Jul 2014I've been now using ASUS Zenfone 5 for a week now. I pre-ordered it on Flipkart. You trust me ... morecan it used for 6 hours 3g net continuosly for online trading .how is bettry lasts.
I've been now using ASUS Zenfone 5 for a week now. I pre-ordered it on Flipkart. You trust me or now, this is the best phone to have irrespective of budget. I cannot compare it with iphone. Asus' UI is so good, camera is ultra clear with very helpful inbuilt apps. It looks so smart in you hand. Bcoz of 2GB RAM, the net speed at 3G & wifi is so smooth. I tried downloading apps & it just went through at great speed. The Gorila corning glass 3 makes the handling experience all more premium. If you are thinking of buying a handset with any budget upto 25k....give this one a try, I am sure you'll not feel bad. Try it out within your references, who have already purchased this. Thanks Asus for making such a b'ful and technically full equipped price at a cost below expectation.
007, 18 Jul 2014No it doesnot have 2 gb ram but phone never hangs 1gb ram along with intel atom can kill all ... moreWhat!! But from everywhere we have read that both 8gb &16gb of zenfone5 contains 2gb ram. even from the helpline executive of Asus
AnonD-285085, 19 Jul 2014Hi in zen 5 can anyone tell when 3g turns on its shows H or H+ ?????/once you 3g is oh as you see H+ it means you have strong signal for the internet 3G, and whe it turn to H only it means ur losing ur signal and 3G no signal available or it drops to 10kpbs dL time.
AnonD-279813, 19 Jul 2014When signal is weak, speed could drop significantly.
I have tested mine and it consistently... moreI have to manually search the network evrytime it switches to edge and set it to airtel 3g.
Well it is okay, but at times it is irritating
People interested in buying zenfone 5
20 july, 9.07 am, right now red n white 9999 models n black n white 12999 models of zenfone 5 are in stock. Buy them before they get out of stock again, and they will, soon. So better hurry if u want to buy. FLIPKART.
was searching for zenfone 5 covers, which are still out of stock.
Used the handset for almost 2 date and found that it heats a lost and battery drains very quickly. Plz check and resolve it as soon as possible.
Does this phone heat up a lot? and if so, what parts of the phone?
Guys please suggest me which SIM is for 3g & which one for 2g?
can any one tell me which option is better 8gb or 16 gb variant, can we move apps to the sd card....???????
plz a genuine
Guys this phone is good in features, but it has battery problems, it get's drained within 4 to 5 hours. Also, audio is very poor, in headset also volume is average.
I wud rate this phone 7/10
AnonD-204192, 19 Jul 2014its shows h when hsdpa and show h+ on hsupa/hspaActually on second check, it is switching between H, H+ and 3G.