i had this phone for 2 years and had many sudden issues although using it very gently. it stopped reading SIM card within 6 months of the purchase. it again stopped reading SIM card after the warranty period and it got resolved after getting OTA software update installed. then the power charging and mic stopped working. these are major issues, there were lot of small issues like app crash, game genie crashes the game, etc. worst phone ever. this phone made me switch to IOS.
sunil, 07 Oct 2020dnt buy it, u will face charging problem in 6,8 months, I paid 30k to this mobile but satisfac... moreMine more than 2 years, no charging problem at all.
Instead, it charge much faster than other similar QC3.0 18W.
Works with all QC3.0 charger adapter, and works with any type C cable, even the type C cable is less than 1 dollar, it just charge as fast as the original cable.
This phone only has problem on the USB-PD charging, it doesn't compatible to most of the charger, but I charge with an expensive USB-PD without issue, but USD-PD doesn't charge faster than QC3.0.
Then, on QC2.0, this phone actually constantly charge at around 9W/1A, but doesn't show it is on quick charging. It just show normal charging.
My satisfaction on this phone is 99%.
dnt buy it, u will face charging problem in 6,8 months, I paid 30k to this mobile but satisfaction on phone only 5%
Alan Sykes, 03 Oct 2020From what I read online. Android OS 10 is the last OS update for 5z. But doesn't mean tha... moreI'm satisfied too.
I also owned a Padfone S Plus before, but sold to other people.
Sadly, ASUS seems has not selling Zenfone series to many of the country, including my country, doesn't get the Zenfone 6, 7, and 7 Pro.
Instead, they are focusing on marketing the ROG Phone series, the new ROG Phone 3 is launched not long ago.
The main reason why they doesn't sell the Zenfone series anymore is due to the stiff competition from China brand, such as OPPO, Vivo, Xiaomi, Realme, Oneplus, and Huawei.
With the fall of HTC brand, ASUS brand fought the competition alone. The second reason of course is their own Zenfone 2 series, that has cause the brand being labeled as worse than China brand.
I really hope that ASUS make a real come back with the Zenfone series.
anoop, 26 Sep 2020does anyone know when will asuz 5z comes online for sale???I was waiting too for a long time now. I don't think they(Asus) are going to continue with this model anymore.
AnoM, 23 Sep 2020As some top up for the updates, the size of download is just 26.16MB if using OTA update. Sec... moreFrom what I read online. Android OS 10 is the last OS update for 5z. But doesn't mean that Asus will forego security updates (dunno when Asus will stop the update entirely). As a user of 3 Asus models: Asus Fonepad Note 6 FHD, PadFone S Plus & Zenfone 5z, I'm satisfied.
Alan Sykes, 18 Sep 2020Latest Update version: WW_user_188.8.131.52_20200906
- Updated Androi... moreAs some top up for the updates, the size of download is just 26.16MB if using OTA update.
Security patch is updated to 5 September 2020.
i w a n, 21 Sep 2020 I still remember what asus did at old zenfone..they gave it bloatwares.. Tell me about this Z... moreNo.
It's almost stock Android on asus 5z.
Zero lag on my device..
Batter drain issue . 4hrs screen on time.
Using for last 2 years ... So it's acceptable...
I still remember what asus did at old zenfone..they gave it bloatwares.. Tell me about this Zenfone 5Z ui.. Are they still doing stupid job by giving bloatwares to users? Is Are you still poor, still greedy, asus?! I doubt you, asus..you are arrogant.
Latest Update version: WW_user_184.108.40.206_20200906
- Updated Android Security Patch
- Fixed screen recording not working issue in Game Genie
- Fixed the APP data usage is not displayed correctly after changing the data usage time period
DaniDan, 01 Sep 2020I have no idea why, but a couple of days ago my 5Z just DIED out of nowhere. I didn't dro... moreToday is Friday, mine still working on the latest firmware, WW-220.127.116.11.
Advise you go service center to have a check.
I have no idea why, but a couple of days ago my 5Z just DIED out of nowhere. I didn't drop it or move it, but now it keeps Boot-looping. WHen it DOES turn on (occasionally), it has huge connection issues with the sim, mobile data and wifi. Does anyone else have it? I was super happy with the phone until last friday :(
Zenfone 5z user, 31 Jul 2020a properly built phone should never overheat nor restart due to usage within its original unmo... moreYou are the one that try making the misleading wrong excuse.
Try some heavy games such as Call Of Duty after some long period, you will understand what overheat means.
Oh yes, Samsung Note 9 has better cooling system, that is also an unfair comparison.
Go try some Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus and see.
All in all, don't compare Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and this ASUS Zenfone 5z, both has far different build despite having the same SD845. As far as per the statement I say, SD845 smartphone are already far cooler than before. It is not because of the Android OS, it is really because of the far better SoC SD845 that help keep temperature down, and also more power saving than before. I have use before smartphone with SD650, SD821, SD800, SD801, SD600, SD660, SD615, MTK6795 Helio X10, Intel Atom 3560, Exynos 5420, Exynos 5410, I am far more understand what overheating is all about.
AnoM, 29 Jul 2020As a 2 years user since it is launched at my country, I would say this smartphone never overhe... morea properly built phone should never overheat nor restart due to usage within its original unmodified firmware or hardware. And stop making excuses like sdm 845 is old and unoptimised as im using samsung note 9 with sdm 845 and dont have any heating issues whatsoever.
Alan Sykes, 29 Jul 2020The battery has improved significantly since this latest update.
Haven't had any issues ... moreAs a 2 years user since it is launched at my country, I would say this smartphone never overheat on normal usage. It will heat up while fast charging, and also while heavy gaming.
I would say the turn off or auto shutdown is due to heavy gaming, or heavy gaming while fast charging. There are many new games out there that doesn't optimized properly with SD845 since this is already an old processor from 2 years ago.