Asus ZenFone 5
Asus ZenFone 5 smartphone was launched in January 2014. The phone comes with a 5.00-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels

The Asus ZenFone 5 is powered by 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 processor and it comes with 2GB of RAM. The phone packs 8GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 64GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Asus ZenFone 5 packs a 8-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 2-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

The Asus ZenFone 5 runs Android 4.3 and is powered by a 2110mAh non removable battery. It measures 148.20 x 72.80 x 10.34 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 145.00 grams.

The Asus ZenFone 5 is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts two Micro-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, FM. Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery life
  • Camera
  • Value for money
  • Good
  • Great Pricing
  • Solid build quality
  • Fantastic performance and battery life
  • Bad
  • Still running Android 4.3
  • Scratch-prone camera lens
  • Occasional heat problem





Front Camera



 720x1280 pixels




 Android 4.3



Rear Camera


Battery capacity

Compare With :
Asus ZenFone 5 detailed specifications
Alternate names A501CG
Release date January 2014
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 148.20 x 72.80 x 10.34
Weight (g) 145.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 2110
Removable battery No
Colours Black, White, Red, Purple, Gold
SAR value NA
Screen size (inches) 5.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720x1280 pixels
Processor 1.6GHz  dual-core
Processor make Intel Atom Z2560
Internal storage 8GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 64
Rear camera 8-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 2-megapixel
Operating System Android 4.3
Skin ZenUI
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/ g/ n
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
Infrared No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1  
SIM Type Micro-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE No
SIM 2  
SIM Type Micro-SIM
3G No
4G/ LTE No
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No

Error or missing information? Please let us know

User Ratings for Asus ZenFone 5
  • 5 star
  • 4 star
  • 3 star
  • 2 star
  • 1 star
  48 review(s)

2.9 out of 5 stars

Write a user review

User Reviews for Asus ZenFone 5
  •  Bang For Buck phone 13 August 2014

    4/5 stars

    By Suraj KR

    I have used the Asus Zenfone 5 for around a month and writing a honest review of a very trusted brand,Asus. Looks: The phone does look premium for its price range but the bezels look a tad bit large for my liking,it being a 5 inch screen. The power buttons and the volume rockers are easy to press.The screen has got gorilla glass 3 protection,so that's a thumbs up Performance: The phone runs on an Intel Atom 1.6 ghz dual core processor.But since it relies on hyper threading,it makes android feel like its a quad core(adding 2 virtual threads). And that's where the performance stands out. Scrolling seems buttery smooth and the Ui itself is refreshing to say the least.I tried games like Asphalt8 and Riptide GP and it handled them with ease. The only con here is the heating up after a short period of usage itself. Overall,a more than good performance from Asus. Camera: The camera part was the one which interested me since Asus claim they use pixelmaster technology to highly improve on the quality of images captured. And true to their claims,Asus does manage to take outdoor shots with fine details and less noise.But indoors,it leaves a lot to be desired frankly. Lot of noise creeps in but something had to give for a phone priced at 10k. Battery: Asus provides us with a non-removable 2110mah battery. I'd say don't have high expectations and you won't be dissappointed. Overall: I had a pretty good experience using this phone for the better part of one month.And i have to admit that it doesn't get much better at 10 k. Asus is a worldwide trusted brand and you should buy it if you are stuck at a budget of 10k.

    Was this review helpful?   Yes   No

    12 out of 13 user(s) found this review helpful

  •  Good phone - Worth recommending. 29 July 2014

    5/5 stars

    By Remesh Govind N M

    Hello All who are reading this. It took me a bit of looking around and waiting and trying and trying again to get hold of one. And when I did I must says the decision was a good one. Guaranteed update to Kitkat. Dual core with 4 threads (treat as 4 cores) Good 2G RAM( Once Kitkat is out that will be 4 times what you need for your memory heavy apps). Glove mode (if you are in cold place in winter like Delhi etc) Great performance. Swipeable keyboard. Great custom apps and good upadates. Feels like Apple like thinking (Not just hardware but also software what makes a great support). e.g (tasks and calendar apps) Ablity to set where you want apps to be installed. Hide apps ( kid mode) Easy mode for elders ( Large Icons). Swipe down left side for Notifications Swipe down left side for Tiles Reading mode !! Built in memory cleaner and Battery optimizer. - Brightness control and setting icon right on top for easy access. Very little bloat ware. Support of SD Card ( people on the internet claim 128 GB card support). Well that is small computer there! If you are Rooting fan there are custom roots out there and possibility for unofficial root. You will love this ** You can merge contacts ON YOUR PHONE.** Down side ======== Battery some time heats up Downside some apps may not work fewer than 5%. Camera is not the best in the world.

    Was this review helpful?   Yes   No

    13 out of 16 user(s) found this review helpful

  •  Excellent phone of all time... 22 July 2014

    5/5 stars

    By Syed Moheimeen

    3G is working fine,without any lag in UI,Camera is using the heating sensation comparing to Samsung galaxy phones.....lot of apps open,heavy talk time,games,music, heating problem till using zenfone 5 is good for 8 megapixel,comparing to other branded mobiles,cnt expect everything in single bundle for this price range....still it rocks at all satisfied..

    Was this review helpful?   Yes   No

    9 out of 9 user(s) found this review helpful

  •  Awesome fone in good price. 23 April 2014

    4/5 stars

    By Naween Jangra

    as per this specification it fulfill my all requirement in my price range. only one is feature light ambient sensor is missing..

    Was this review helpful?   Yes   No

    7 out of 8 user(s) found this review helpful

  •  battery life is very less 29 August 2014

    1/5 stars

    By rajesh kumar

    only 2 hours if working or playing or 8 hours in standby mode limited calls receiving 4-5 cals 2 mins each. purchased this 10 days ago everything is ok but for battery i will give it zero.

    Was this review helpful?   Yes   No

    6 out of 7 user(s) found this review helpful

Read all user reviews of Asus ZenFone 5 »