Booked 10 July Recd 12 July
1. Solid built, super looks, professional, sleek, stylish, light weight
2. Silk touch, speedy net & software, no lags
3. Zen UI is OK, samsung has better
4. Sound quality good
5. Has FM, 2GB RAM, 5GB usable space
6. LED notification light
7. Camera is good enough for taking pictures in indoor low lights & outdoors, not great color reproduction
8. Magnificient viewing HD videos
1. No backlight for phone on screen panel buttons, very inconvenient
2. HD video recording zooms image almost 4x, also not very clear, lot of noise & blur. Very poor for video recording
3. Integrated battery
Worth Rs.10000 though. If camera & backlight are taken care would be worth Rs.15000 plus.
AnonD-173988, 12 Jul 2014can anyone tell me what is the SAR value of asus zenphone 5(8gb) in India.......?Hi sam2013,
The Max SAR value for Head is 0.71 W/kg & Body is 0.607 W/kg.
Is this the ASUS ZENFONE 5 Model has launched into the market in India? what would be price for this, can anyone tell me these deatils?
An issue just cropped up with the new ZenUI update. Well, a few, so I'd recommend you not to update to last one that was released a couple of days ago. I'd also ask if anyone else has the same issue. So...
The second SIM card doesn't automatically get on the network. It is there, in Dual SIM settings it's "Active" yet, there's x in front of the card's signal meter top of the screen. You need to deactivate and reactivate it in Dual SIM Settings, and it picks up network and get online. This did not happen before the update.
The smooth motion in switching between screens is gone. It used to be very smooth, now it's very choppy.
Seems battery life is shorter than before, but this is not scientific, just a feeling that it reaches that 30% sooner than it did before update.
The lock page seems to have issues with What's Next - it stops many times, but it never happened to me on lock page before. Reboot of phone fixed the issue.
So - if you have not yet updated it, stick to older version, as this new one seems to be buggy.
AnonD-282181, 10 Jul 2014does asus zenfone 5 has led notification light?Yes, Asus ZF5 does have a notification light, it's right next to front camera. It's on during charging, and can be set to show notifications, however in my case that was turned off by default.
Tanveer, 11 Jul 2014Does it has wifi hotspot?Yes, it does have Wifi hotspot / cellular connection tethering.
sgs, 11 Jul 2014there is no radio in all 3 sets,
can anyone pls reply why?At least the version that I have, has FM radio.
However the headset or headphones must be plugged in for it to work, as they also act as an antenna.
Jud, 13 Jul 2014thanks.. but i heard that zenphone is having some problem with the battery life.. is that true?
I would not call it a battery life problem. If you use the screen or camera a lot, battery will drain faster. Other than that, I've found it last longer than Note 2 in the same usage pattern, and Note 2 was praised for long battery life.
Obviously there could be some application that sucks the battery dry from a bad coding, but that is not fault of the phone.
Asus ZenFone has a supersaving mode, or something like that, where the network connections will get cut when phone goes to sleep mode.
It is in power management.
I have data on all the time on ZenFone 5, used to use Wifi when at home and cellular outside, now some days use cellular all the time (3G 850/2100 MHz TrueMove-H in Thailand) and have no problems at all, it's not turning off and it's reasonably fast. Much faster than Galaxy Note 2 (same provider, just different phone number)
alex paul, 12 Jul 2014blackberry is only good for official use.Most of the apps wont work and also many of the apps... morethanks.. but i heard that zenphone is having some problem with the battery life.. is that true?
ramzan, 11 Jul 2014Guys help me I cannot watch video on FB ? What should I do yes. i can. but my z5 is latest.
can anyone tell me what is the SAR value of asus zenphone 5(8gb) in India.......?
can anyone tell is the SAR value of Asus zenphone 5(both 8gb) in India....?
My zf5 has all the labels printed, not sticker
It's has Radio!
And it's smooth and fast!
Why my zp5 always want to 'read contact' when open whatsapp,wechat,fb... Please somebody help help me because always pops up the read contact....
My zp5 is red
Jud, 10 Jul 2014Hey guys m planning to buy a phone, but cant decide between ASUS ZENphone5 and BlackberryZ3,
... moreblackberry is only good for official use.Most of the apps wont work and also many of the apps wont be free,you have to pay for it.Go for asus zenfone 5 ,if you are not only having an official use on your mobile.
Z3 is a good mobile,but some restrictions in the apps may make you feel bad about it.
don't know whether it is true,i heard that whats app is not working on blackberry.
How much time it will take flipkart.com to deliver this model on a pre-ordered basis. I have already pre-booked on 10th of july but still they've not started the process to deliver.