H-1, 06 Aug 2018Compared to huawei and Samsung, Asus isn't that popular in my country as a phone brand. Rumors... moreAsus is acting more like Huawei in the past now
Not as popular as Apple, but they offer some great mid rangers for such a good price; not quite Xiaomi level of value, but they're close to it
I would love to give Asus another try again after my Zenfone Max really got f*cked up because of my own mistake
Shanti Dope, 06 Aug 2018It's still great for today's standards!
I mean, yup degredation has occurred, but it held up ... moreCompared to huawei and Samsung, Asus isn't that popular in my country as a phone brand. Rumors say their batteries die after first year of usage.
However, this didn't happen to any of my Asus phones, but not many people to check with I'm afraid.
I know it's a lie, but I like to check with every possible source.
PapaRafe, 04 Aug 2018Interesting...
I wouldn't buave ditched HTC after 8 years if they can managed a proper phon... moreMan, I wish I really had an HTC phone for once
My friend's HTC One still has a fantastic audio experience enhanced by Beats Audio, which is still ahead of my current Redmi 5 Plus
Also I wish I had the right headphones to go with the amazing audio quality brought by the phone's hardware
H-1, 04 Aug 2018How's the battery faring now after years of usage? The original max was a battery beast :)It's still great for today's standards!
I mean, yup degredation has occurred, but it held up pretty well, considering I use my phone a lot. I would say it's still better than my current Redmi 5 Plus, but that's because of the 1000mAh less capacity.
Nicks, 05 Aug 2018Can we expect another update after 18.104.22.168 (current) about which the xhangelog is talking ... moreA lot of more updates are getting ready to release.
you must w8 for theme to be released.
Such a shame that Asus decided to mess with the audio and now it's absolutely horrendous. I would not recommend buying this device until the issue is solved. Audio is extremely low on volume and distorted.
Vonarian, 04 Aug 2018The camera update is on another part of upgrades. so you won't be noticed on Asus' website.Can we expect another update after 22.214.171.124 (current) about which the xhangelog is talking about?
Shanti Dope, 04 Aug 2018Then you shouldn't have ditched your HTC phone but used it for listening to music instead. No... moreHow's the battery faring now after years of usage? The original max was a battery beast :)
Anonymous, 04 Aug 2018WW-126.96.36.199 2018/08/01 1.59 GBytes
ZS620KL Software Image: V188.8.131.52 for WW/RU SKU on... moreThe camera update is on another part of upgrades.
so you won't be noticed on Asus' website.
Shanti Dope, 04 Aug 2018Then you shouldn't have ditched your HTC phone but used it for listening to music instead.
I wouldn't buave ditched HTC after 8 years if they can managed a proper phone with less bezel. I'm with them for 8 straight years mind you...
HTC U12+ failed me but I still keep my M8 harman/kardon for listening music.
No one comes close to HTC on audio..
Except LG V30 perhaps.
WW-184.108.40.206 2018/08/01 1.59 GBytes
ZS620KL Software Image: V220.127.116.11 for WW/RU SKU only
1. Support Capture RAW file
2. Support Panorama feature
3. Enhance the protection of personal information
PapaRafe, 04 Aug 2018It may be indeed waaay better than many smartphones out there.
But I'm coming from HTC, if ... moreThen you shouldn't have ditched your HTC phone but used it for listening to music instead.
Not really to hate or defend anything, but I think that'd be a good idea to do so.
Here's a tip that may help you. I had an Asus Zenfone Max ZC550KL before I had my current Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus, and I also found its volume to be quite low. It had good quality but can barely be heard. I now stopped using it as my daily driver so I can do everything I want to it now, and since the phone is already slowing down a bit, I decided to erase/disable all the things that I'm no longer going to use on the phone. One of them is AudioWizard app (and I believe there are also some other apps and services related to it that I also disabled). I did all those and restarted the phone, and to my surprise, the sound through the jack actually sounds WAYY louder and better than it previously did, and I can also go into saying that it's better than my new Redmi 5 Plus, which I initially thought that is better than the Zenfone Max ZC550KL.
I hope this simple trick would help you.
Nicks, 04 Aug 2018Are they talking about latest 18.104.22.168 which we have already received or a newer one is rou... moreThis is, that you already have.
The news was a little bit late
and to short to include that number.
I sent the tip with the Fw-ver-number in.
Ershadq, 04 Aug 2018Im using ze620kl too, are you currently on the latest firmware? Because mine is fine with audi... moreIt may be indeed waaay better than many smartphones out there.
But I'm coming from HTC, if you experienced HTC beats audio, boomsound, then you know what I mean
PapaRafe, 04 Aug 2018I own regular Zenfone 5ze620kl. The audio experience when plugging hires earphone is underpow... moreIm using ze620kl too, are you currently on the latest firmware? Because mine is fine with audio quality, the sound from earphone are waaaayyy above average midrange smartphone
Are they talking about latest 22.214.171.124 which we have already received or a newer one is round the corner??
sayan95, 03 Aug 2018Gsmarena now please review it waiting for a month or so, thanksTry yugatech for the review.
I own regular Zenfone 5ze620kl.
The audio experience when plugging hires earphone is underpower, there's not enough bass no matter how much custom tweaks I did, including installing the poweramp.
I'm afraid it's the hardware...
I compared to my friend's Oppo F7, and very surprised that it sound much boom (I borrow HTC terms of bass) and clearly beat my ZF5.
You sure fooIed me, Asus!
X41, 03 Aug 2018I want ROG phone... So am i Nobody?See when you compare 4Billion+ people on the planet who can afford a cell phone then yes. But that was just a figure of speech. Gaming phone is a niche market and sales of Black Shark and Razer phone was dismal. So spending millions of dollar on R&D of a product which no mainstream customers want to buy is bad for a company, financially. Apart from that gaming phones are not much of an improvement over a regular flagship at least not like the difference between a regular and a gaming PC.
Cool, 03 Aug 2018This is how you update features in your devices. Now we wait to see how long it takes them to ... moreAnd laptops :)
Their laptops are awesome, and trust me I've tried almost every brand out there.
Their budget line has been offering great bang for buck with good support for years, coupled with easy service and cheap parts.
When I upgrade my laptop it will be probably for that awesome zenbook pro with dual screens :)
Unless I spend my savings on the ZF 5z that is ;)