my screen on time is 3 hrs and 30 min to 4 hrs.
gaming includede of 1 hr
is this normal?
my phone heats(44 degree) while charging during 20% to 80%.
i got only 1 day left for replacement policy ................
guys i need your opinion .
i have used it for 2 month,overall great experience with this phone,,plus it is one of a view snapdragon 845 phone that equip with 3,5 mm jack & fm radio..very recomended phone
Today the WW world wide version get an update, version 18.104.22.168, still Android 8.0.0, Android Security Patch Level is October 5, 2018
I try charge the phone with USB PD 3.0 charger, which listed on web spec say it is supported.
Unfortunately, this phone doesn't charge properly with USB-PD charger. The phone does show it detect fast charger, but it will disconnect the charging itself after 1 second, then restart charging again, then disconnected. The only time it goes stable is when the battery is over 80%.
This is only has issue when charging with USB-PD charger, no issue on QC3.0 charger.
Rahat197537, 28 Oct 2018You are 50% right . New version doesn't bring much . But it's for only custom os ,in stock os ... moreI don't say it didn't bring changes, but not drastically changes that become a must have.
It is just like the hardware race, where every year, smartphone are updated with better processor, more powerful yet more power saving, and also updated with faster mobile data modem, and it is a never ending race.
So, do we need to change our smartphone every quarter or every year?
Then why do we need OS updates for every year? Because OS update is free?
Because OS update can be done easily via OTA rather than hardware update?
AnonM, 25 Oct 2018Just want to serious comments on those people that prefer updates over high end hardware, how ... moreYou are 50% right . New version doesn't bring much . But it's for only custom os ,in stock os it brings a lot change . Just look at oreo and pie . Every company should change their os to stock .
Anonymous, 10 Oct 2018Does it support call recording? Any one please replyof course
Praveen, 13 Oct 2018I'm from india too and I'm using Nokia 7 plus and i got android pie update 2 weeks back and on... moreJust want to serious comments on those people that prefer updates over high end hardware, how much serious a new updates make the phone you own become better? Seriously?
I own plenty of phone before, from very low end to very high end, this Android version or OS update thing never bother me, because even if it didn't get updated, it doesn't affect anything on real life usage. I can do exactly the same thing before and after update, and I must admit not all new features introduced after the Android update are must have or can't live without it. The more I concern is the stability is on the phone call, social apps texting and sharing, web browsing with Chrome, Youtube, gaming, camera, video playback, MP3 listening, which doesn't much to do with Android version. So, I never jealous on phone which got chance to update to new Android version, it is a bonus, but not a absolute must have. I bet getting new version alone doesn't really bring much improvement to the performance and experience if the hardware itself already hits the limit.
Anonymous, 15 Oct 2018Im from philipines . Which is better pocofone ot z5z. I want to buy please respectgo with asus z5, its good than poco f1.
TheWanderer, 22 Oct 2018Nokia phones also have fast updatesYouÂ’re right. But then again like 1+ they run near stock android. Also all 2018 Nokia phones are on android one if IÂ’m not mistaken. When I got my 5z they didnÂ’t have a SD845 toting phone yet. I woulda loved to get a Nokia on the android one program. The sirocco is more expensive and had the SD835. Also it didnÂ’t launch in my country.
especially the camera from the a8, it was horrible. l was expecting it to be awesome as it was next to the flagship level. it was like a painting. glad l took some shots before buying the galaxy a8 LOL.
Really happy with my purchase especially with the google camera app ported to it. it's a great app. some pictures that came out from the stock camera was better than the google camera but most of the time the google camera app was killing it hahaha...
why is there no camera comparison for zenfone 5? i was able to compare the pictures that cam out of note 9 and zenfone 5 in a store inside a mall, taking a picture of my son, and in all honesty, l prefer the picture l got from the zenfone 5. The attendant was insisting l check the note 9's video capabilities and l just said that l was only interested with the quality of the picture straight from the phone LOL
Imran, 11 Oct 2018I am Imran from India I am using it and it is still June security patch a flagship phone shoul... moreNot all flagships are built the same. There's a reason a S9 with SD845 and a 5z with SD845 are so vastly different in pricing. The obvious being build quality, materials, sensors etc. But also some money is diverted to software support. At 400 dollars the 5z doesn't have enough money to allocate to a speedy software update program. Only iOS & pixels can give you a speedy update program. But those two start at twice the price, 800 - 900 dollars. In the 500 dollar range only Oneplus can give you that, as they have a near stock UI. Asus and Oneplus are on complete different pricing strategies as their companies have different goals with their products.
When i got my 5z, i didn't have any expectation for a quick update of software. So i'm taking it as it comes, enjoying my 5z. Hang in there, it'll update soon.
Dominique, 15 Oct 2018Do you mean 5Z is much better with 7+ in terms of built, battery life, camera, thermal control... moreAll of them are better on ZenFone 5z :) .
eh... the Pie, this is normal for PureAndroid!
originally planned to buy poco f1...rather i ended up with 5z...
Reasons that pushed me to get 5z over f1(and these come after thorough research):
1. Display(would suggest to watch side by side comparison at you tube to understand the compromise done on f1 display). Coming to 5z display, see it to believe it('LCD is no less' is what the conclusion) (also, there was a risk of screen bleed nightmare)
2. Build quality(Metal wrapped with glass - that's enough said)..Corning Gorilla 3 is fine when you gonna pay sub-400$. Despite polycarbonate back nothing much to complain about F1 either(my insane LG G2 was plastic too) except for a comparatively fragile front.
3. Camera - Crucial. F1's rear camera despite capturing seemingly good looking shots fail to please when you really notice the softness of photos & 2x zoom(double-tap) that'll leave you staring at images without detail....Low-light photos of F1 were pathetic..(too much a compromise)...On the other hand, 5z hits home run in both the above cases.
However, F1 wins hands-down on Front cam - F1 front was delightful while 5z's was fair, if not worse.
4. Speaker - Audio: Neck-on-neck. It's a tie
5. Battery life - Of course, F1 a clear winner with 4000(2 days) while 5z wasn't worse with 3300(1 to 1.5 days) for casual usage.
Personal preference takes the front seat - despite battery life being a crucial decider, my preferences got shaped out of first 3 points above. I'm Ok with 1 to 1.5 days than towards 2 to 2.5 days(with unbearable compromises(for me))
To sum up,
I'd a crush(blind) with one but ended up tying knot with the most apt one...Thanks to my mind process..