Anonymous, 06 Dec 2016I am in the Philippines and I have 3 different phones, H+, 3G and 4G/4G LTE are all different,... moreJust leave your phone at 4G or LTE.
It will auto switch to a next best signal if 4G /LTE is not available.
As in the phone Setting --> More networks --> Mobile networks --> Network mode.
Do ensure it is set to LTE/..GSM (auto connect).
The Telco will auto provide you whichever is the highest to lowest connection.
From 4G/LTE --> H+ --> H --> 3G.
you need to know which TELCO you are connect to, not towers.
If that tower is not your Telco, you cannot be connected.
Telco tower which is very high, and have multi antennas on multi frequency, will be able to transmitted to more areas widely & far.
Anonymous, 29 Nov 2016it says 4G when on LTE. If you are from philipppines the thing you csll 4G is called H+ elsewh... moreI am in the Philippines and I have 3 different phones, H+, 3G and 4G/4G LTE are all different, if your area has not support for 4G/4G LTE it will still have internet but only H+ or 3G even if the LTE switch is switched on, you need to know the towers in your area if they are capable with having 4G/4G LTE because we have a lot of places in this country that has limited access to the internet
Anonymous, 04 Dec 2016Thats what i said, but suspecting the question came from philipines i had to clarify that when... moreyour statement is contradicting itself about the 4G and LTE, those 2 are the same, don't confuse the people in here
it is possible to upgrade the operating system??from lollipop to marshmallow of this unit??
Has its + and -
Built in TV is good
Long Battery life !
Camera wows simple person like me !(comparing to my S5)
-GPS is simply useless(works and does not work, if works may not be accurate at all)
-SIM that has nano cut and when you put it back to phone with adapter may sometimes lose connection with the phone, added extra paper for that problem and works.
- Sometimes when i bend the phone restarts.(might be because where the power putton is located)
Sadly would love phone more if GPS was properly working :(
Suites for person who uses internet ,for usual calling and TV if signal is good
Anonymous, 02 Dec 2016Great display and design. The battery is also good and take great photos on daylight. Great photos in daylight, i wouldnt go that far, truth is i seen chinese 5.5 inch phones for half the price that takes better photos if disregarding geometric distortion that most people dont notice anyway. But is yours the 8 or 13mpix camera? Which one is the worst?
Anonymous, 02 Dec 20163G, or UMTS and is the successor to the GSM network and faster. H and H+ are standing for HSPA... moreThats what i said, but suspecting the question came from philipines i had to clarify that when the phone say 4G it means LTE, not like in phil where many, including the carriers, think 4G means H+. You just repeat what i say, not helpful. But sure, its confusing, just last week a philippine girl i know was fooled into buying a "4G" phone that the store said was same as 4G LTE, even the stores dont know the difference now.
And thats why zenfone go 5.5 owners there expect it to say LTE and not 4G, they need to be made aware of 4G being the same as LTE in the outside world.
Anonymous, 29 Nov 2016it says 4G when on LTE. If you are from philipppines the thing you csll 4G is called H+ elsewh... more3G, or UMTS and is the successor to the GSM network and faster. H and H+ are standing for HSPA and HSPA+. Both use the UMTS network, where H is faster than 3G and H+ is faster than H. 4G stands for LTE and is the fastest.Thanks google. I can see H+ in locations with no 4G connection so the two are different.
Great display and design. The battery is also good and take great photos on daylight.
ASUS-FAN, 02 Nov 2016ok, so i have given up- the phone was sent back "fixed" and still only barely locks onto 3 sa... moreit is the same for me, I have sent it the 3rd time not the phone is not even 6 months old yet. No more Asus for me, Asus do not care they just want your money
Asus fan., 21 Nov 2016Any issue about this phone? yes, the GPS will stop working after 1 month of using it, GPS detection will be slow slow slow and until nothing, sent my phone 3rd time on the same issue would not recommend you to buy this phone. Asus service is also bad, they don't care as it like they will just repair until your warranty expired
Anonymous, 29 Nov 2016Quick question here. How do i know if im on LTE?it says 4G when on LTE. If you are from philipppines the thing you csll 4G is called H+ elsewhere, when others say 4G they mean LTE.
Trappy24, 31 Oct 2016This a really good phone, for a budget phone that is. I was really impressed with the battery.... moreMine has quite acceptable focus times considered it uses contrast detection. Do not compare with phase detecting cameras on newer phones. However the small apperture can cause focus issues in low light. Fully Agree its great value for the money and 32 bit is not a performance disadvantage on android anyway. Impressed, this is basically as good as galaxy note 2, and i paid exactly 6 times more for Note 2 four years ago.
Great phone for the price, surprised to get 16gb storage at this price. As for being a 32 bit soc, it really doesnt mstter, only iphones has a massive advantage with 64bit CPU. However im disappointed that Android gotten much worse since last i had it (4.3), wow how much it sux, going from terrible to ridiculous, what a mess lol. So this phone does not risk being used by me, just got it coz its cheap, if you can stomach Androids catastrophic workflow and annoyances this is amazing value for the money, and its so cheap thanx to the clueless boys who think 32bit is out and talking down the price of all 32bit devices, thank you clueless boys :)
Zenfone max was a total disappointment for me. For a model that has GPS as one if its features on the box and website but just doesnt work is terrible. For those in doubt how it was tested, heres what I did:
- Out of the box FW, downloaded offline maps, tried outdoors with clearskies no surrounding structures, no wifi, no data, no blu tooth, pure gps only (why? Gps function is a separate hardware built in the phone for offline navigation, wifi, data, and btooth is just an alternative or support for accuracy for areas with possible obstruction when connecting to gps) No GPS working
- updated FW to at least 3 versions up to the most recent, did the procedure above...still no gps
- went to service center since unit is still in warranty, told them the things i did and they acknowledged it and i was told to wait three weeks. I patiently waited and finally got my phone back. At that time I checked GpS and it looked like it was locked to where i was (service centers location) i assumedthey fixed it. Went back home and It was later i realized when i tested it at the center the wifi was on, so it was detecting the location of the ip address of the wifi connection. I turned off wifi, went outdoors on a clear sky using an offline map again gps is not locking. I quickly checked the paper they gave me and read the trouble report, all they did was a re flash of the FW.
WOW, just WOW. ASUS, I HOPE YOU VALUE YOUR CUSTOMERS. DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS ISSUE.