Great phone. Camera better than given credit for. Overall a good phone. Good specs for the money and more stable than some other bigger brands I've tried. If you value stability, take this or a newer Zenfone.
I used Asus Zenfone 5 from first released loving its design. But not worth in 2017 for sure. Many custom rom available in XDA Forum. You should install custom rom.
Great quality pictures.
Fast charging. Faster going out...
Battery is a problem. When upgrade to android 5 ...you will get a slower smartphone and less battery. Android 5 is not so good. Avoid it.
The smartphone gets very warm when you use it a lot...even reboot by himself ( only happen after getting android 5 )
Gps on this smartphone is very bad. It's very difficult to get signal.... If you need to use gps in this smartphone, forget it.
I have contacted Asus. 2 months later they contact me...telling that the problems are coming from Android 5, and not from the smartphone...well....I sold it to a guy that has upgraded to android 6 and works fine ( cyanogen ) I do not know... But I avoid Asus. Do not want Asus pc, smartphone, or router....will avoid this brand
Sabari, 04 Dec 2016Can we use 4G SIM Card in this mobile for internet ?No
My phone is Asus Zenfone 5. About 2 year ago asus breakdown 2015 and 2016. It is not good Asus made in China. Eveyone if you not want to buy New mobile Asus. Not good mobile Asus. After I change new mobile Samsung Galaxy S7 edge soon on 2017.
Firstly for battery draining fast problem always use powersaver in supersaving mode or in customized mode only.
For upgrade from kitkat to lollipop check the link and download and follow the procedure there read carefully before u attempt
Note: the firmware will have more size than your current kitkat size so your internal storage will be less than before so you cant download more apps
I use Asus ZenFone 5 a501cg for since about 2 years now,,i upgarded my phone to lollipop 5.0 ya it lags sometimes but still for me it's the best still...But ya when i made it lollipop since then i couldnt keep much games because it lags,and i say they in this phone the preinstalled android 4.3 jelly beam is better..it wont lag..
It sometimes heats up,and also i prefer that jelly beam 4.3 for this phone..it wont lag but if u make it lolipop it lags sometimes,the camera also excellent till now buy one biggest problem of this phone is the buttons,mine ones broke ,they came out because they are fixed with the back cover,and also the cost of repairing its screen is very high it costed me 5000rs when i went to asus service center for repairing the broken screen,overall i will give it 7.5 out of 10..
My phone low battery fast not even take 2 hours if using internet... why?
i use asus zenfone5 A501CG model how to update kitkat to lollipop can send link to me
I use ASUS ZenFone 5 CG501. It's very good smartphone and lightweight mobile (if you choose case lightweight.) Camera and RAM have no problem for me. Been a year since i use ASUS ZenFone 5 and it's very recommended.
Anonymous, 07 Oct 2016Stick to Android 4.4 KitKat!! It has better battaery backup than lollipop that is buggy.Volome very low
Jitu, 04 Aug 2016Hi really nice phone but battery backup is low i using the last 1 year no problem and smoothl... moreStick to Android 4.4 KitKat!! It has better battaery backup than lollipop that is buggy.
dhannu26, 03 Oct 2016jio 4g cim is not workingIt's not a 4g phone.... that's clear in the spec when you buy it.