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.
kissa, 18 Oct 2016sim 1 or sim 2 of my zenfone is unavailable even if the sim is inserted properly...how to fix ... morejust put behind sim, paper gam one layer only and cut follow the shape of the sim.it make the sim fit when insert to phone.this fix for me.
After update touch screen not working anymore, send to warranty and back then gps no function as all . Camera took picture worse than cheap lenovo a5600 ! Kinda sad with asus
Dy, 08 Oct 2016I'm from malaysia i have asus ZenFone go zb551kl,where is solo tv apk?can anyone explaine me?me too, did you resolve on the missing solo tv app? I've won a zenfone go TV and its not commercially sold here in PH. When i opened it theres no pre-installed solo tv app. so how can i watch the free air tv without this. and i don't know if this is available in play store. please help
some application on this phone automatically close and prompts com.blablala.. unfortunately stopped ... and some app became slowmotion and unfortunately stopped...so disgusting
How i can do update Android version?please help me about this regard.
As per the cost of this phone the features are sufficient , the camera is awesome & the battery backup is good....
ok, so i have given up- the phone was sent back "fixed" and still only barely locks onto 3 satellites. those of you that understand GPS know that a minimum of 4 satellites is required to accurately navigate. its stated that this device has GPS ( USA) and GLONASS ( Russian) as well as Chinese satellites (bei do)?? - the more systems , the better and more accurate.
needless to say- i recieved my device from ASUS unfixed. unchecked, non fuctioning, claiming all was fixed.
I have sent the phone back for a full refund and will now try my luck with XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 3 PRO. ( same price better specs) was going to try the LENOVE K5 note , but they only use the USA GPS and not the RUSSIAN and Chinese satelites. ( more satelites , better navigation)
sorry for the rant guys.
I used to be an ASUS- FAN, lack of customer support has tarnished the brand for me, if you get a fully functional phone best of luck to you .
This a really good phone, for a budget phone that is. I was really impressed with the battery. But with the camera? not so much. It sucks on lowlight both the rear and the front. But with natural bright light you cam take some pretty decent shots. Also the focus is REALLY slow i get annoyed trying to get it focused.
Great phone for documentation like Photo and files bigger Memory for cpu :) (y) Build more for Future ..
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ASUS-FAN, 13 Oct 2016Ok , so here is the email i got back from my phone retailer as to why the GPS does not work, ... moreI have the same problem on an Asus Zenphone Max.The only answer I received from Asus France was that I hadn't filled in the correct support request form although There Is Only One!!
i bought this phone and it doesn't show any bad stuff like the GPS. This phone is amazing and i'm contented that i have it. This is the second ASUS Zenfone that i bought.
I really regret buying this phone the 13mp rear camera is very discouraging for it has a poor quality compares to other cheap phones that has beautiful cameras even it's 8mp or 5mp.And the front camera it's very horrible..I wish I didn't buy this phone.. ASUS is very dissapointing. I think they have best quality in laptops and not on their celphones..