The biggest downside is that neither glass panes(front and back) is scratch resistant. it's EASILY scratchable that even budget phones have better resistance. So false advertising on ASUS' part. And so I'd recommend future owners or current owners that have their units mint to IMMEDIATELY get a screen protector(I really regret that I didn't) and at least keep the free case on at all times.
One more thing that annoys me is that the camera lens doesn't have some sort of coating.... so keep it clean while taking photos or you'd get some glare.
I love changing themes all the times but hate to this Zenfone 5 where every themes are very ugly yet you have to pay for a dollars. No considerations to have a 100% themes free. Compare to Xiaomi Poco F1 where themes are very very beautiful yet all free of charge. Wake UP Asus! You're not making good at all! So disgusting!
Modelistis, 24 Oct 2018Cant understand the hipe of the "fast charging".. It only contributes to degrade the battery faster!just saying fastcharging will hurt the battery is kinda hasty. FastCharging is kinda tricky it has pros and cons with the battery. I just wanna say in the long run don't keep the battery below 20% charge then Charge it with a FC 3.0 or 2.0 it will be bad for the battery itself. what will be good is maintaining a good charge on the phone around 45% - 60%, If you plan to keep the phone around a while long that is. FastCharging your battery starting from 10>=20% then charging it to 100% will degrade the ions on the battery very faster
Cant understand the hipe of the "fast charging".. It only contributes to degrade the battery faster!
Peter Van Hawk, 19 Oct 2018Lots of people here are totally laughable....how can you compare this phone to another flagshi... moreAgree with you. This mid range phone is very good considering its price
Anonymous, 12 Oct 2018Is there are not fast charging? Anyone please answer my questionNo Fast Charging, but it doesn't take too long for me to charge it especially if I'm using Qualcom 3.0 adapter.
Alesul, 22 Oct 2018I have it the same dilema between Asus zenfone 5 and Huawei mate 20 lite, I have it many Huawe... moreAnd not forget The Sound... Is very clear pseudo stereo set on Pop. Also radio FM and headsets good quality.
dorinna, 21 Oct 2018Is Zenfone5 worth? I really love the camera but I'm not convinced yet between Mate20 Lite and ... moreI have it the same dilema between Asus zenfone 5 and Huawei mate 20 lite, I have it many Huawei phones before, and Asus win. It is a great device, have a beautifull design premium materials, an amazing screen, a good camera with Ois, who remember me by Lg g5 sensors normal 12mp and 8mp wide, also last google patch security october firmware very nice software with gestures, also a very good face unlock and properly finger print unlock. I try it also Gcam app and picture is beautifull. SO the phone is very good, no lag, good software, amazing screen, good battery life with 7h Sot, and good picture rezults. I am s-o happy with this device, I have all, IPhone e design, Lg knock and camera, Asus software and not forgot very Quick charging with Qualcomm 3.0 fast charger.
Is Zenfone5 worth? I really love the camera but I'm not convinced yet between Mate20 Lite and Zenfone5
Lots of people here are totally laughable....how can you compare this phone to another flagship like p20 or lgv30...so dumb n ignorant.. This phone is really good considering by its price.. Camera has ois.video has eis. Quite fast processor..
Leopold, 15 Oct 2018I have this ASUS ZE620KL. One of the worst Zenfones to date. Sony camera (1.4um) is horrible, ... moreI was interested In this funnily enough. I have honor V10 really fast and does its job. But sometimes I feel it's to 'artificial' coming from a redmi note 4x to this I seen the improvement. However the UI and general sense is that I don't like it. I'm surprised u say that about the camera. Is it so awful? What would be good alternative To this then. In the mid range or upper mid range?
I have this ASUS ZE620KL. One of the worst Zenfones to date. Sony camera (1.4um) is horrible, blurry & out of focus many times. MP4 recording has wobbly video & no EIS. Sound from headphonejack is very weak. Battery is not what i expected. Be warned!
Reinier789, 12 Oct 2018Hi, same experience here! Have you tried downloading the updates? I actually updated 4 times and it resolved most of the issues.