Asus ZenFone 5

Last Updated: 25th May 2019
Asus ZenFone 5
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Asus ZenFone 5 summary

Asus ZenFone 5 smartphone was launched in January 2014. The phone comes with a 5.00-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720x1280 pixels.

Asus ZenFone 5 is powered by a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 processor. It comes with 2GB of RAM.

The Asus ZenFone 5 runs Android 4.3 and is powered by a 2,110mAh non-removable battery.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Asus ZenFone 5 on the rear packs 8-megapixel camera. It sports a 2-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.

The Asus ZenFone 5 runs ZenUI based on Android 4.3 and packs 8GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 64GB). The Asus ZenFone 5 is a dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Micro-SIM and Micro-SIM cards.

Connectivity options on the Asus ZenFone 5 include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth v4.00, USB OTG, FM radio, and 3G. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, and compass/ magnetometer.

The Asus ZenFone 5 measures 148.20 x 72.80 x 10.34mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 145.00 grams. It was launched in Black, White, Red, Purple, and Gold colours.

As of 25th May 2019, Asus ZenFone 5 price in India starts at Rs. 7,199.

  • 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
ProcessorIntel Atom Z2560
Front Camera2-megapixel
Resolution720x1280 pixels
OSAndroid 4.3
Rear Camera8-megapixel
Battery Capacity2110mAh
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Asus ZenFone 5 full specifications


Alternate namesA501CG
Release dateJanuary 2014
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm)148.20 x 72.80 x 10.34
Weight (g)145.00
Battery capacity (mAh)2110
Removable batteryNo
ColoursBlack, White, Red, Purple, Gold


Screen size (inches)5.00
Resolution720x1280 pixels


Processor1.6GHz dual-core
Processor makeIntel Atom Z2560
Internal storage8GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)64


Rear camera8-megapixel
Rear flashLED
Front camera2-megapixel


Operating systemAndroid 4.3


Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 b/g/n
BluetoothYes, v 4.00
Number of SIMs2
SIM TypeMicro-SIM
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)No
SIM TypeMicro-SIM
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)No


Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
Ambient light sensorYes
Temperature sensorNo
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Asus ZenFone 5 reviews and ratings by users

Based on 55 rating(s)
2.8 Out of 5
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Good phone - Worth recommending.
By Remesh Govind N M | 29 Jul 2014
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.
5 Out of 5
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13 out of 16 people found this review helpful
Excellent phone of all time...
By Syed Moheimeen | 22 Jul 2014
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..
5 Out of 5
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9 out of 9 people found this review helpful
Awesome fone in good price.
By Naween Jangra | 23 Apr 2014
as per this specification it fulfill my all requirement in my price range. only one is feature light ambient sensor is missing..
4 Out of 5
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7 out of 8 people found this review helpful
battery life is very less
By rajesh kumar | 29 Aug 2014
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.
1 Out of 5
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6 out of 8 people found this review helpful
Great Phone with good price
By Tapsi Khanna | 6 Feb 2015
I was really impressed by the display graphics of Zenfone 5 when I saw my friend watching a movie on his Zenfone 5 phone. Although the reason I decided to buy this phone was when I heard the surround sound in the earphones. It was difficult for me to believe that I was getting a theatre like movie watching experience through this hand held device. That’s not it; it has an 8MP main camera which clicks brighter high definition pictures even at night. I really love this phone and would recommend to anyone who is planning to buy a phone with big display screen.
5 Out of 5
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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful
Very Bad experience and bad buy
By pasupula sankaraiah | 18 Oct 2014
I will not recommend this phone. I am unhappy and sad for my buying with out seeing user reviews. purchased the phone thro flipcart seeing only specs. in the internet, 30 Hrs experience. Pros. top rated specs. Cons.-Severe battery draining with out use, not handy, does not appear user friendly. unhappy and sad experience. Please don't purchase. Puchased on the same day moto e also. I strongly recommend moto e. I am in a fix whether to keep this phone for my use or give it to my son. very pathetic situation.
2 Out of 5
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2 out of 3 people found this review helpful
nice phone
By Domnic Xavio | 12 Apr 2015
nice futers comparing other mobiles
5 Out of 5
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Good Handset
By Shashi Kanth T S | 9 Apr 2015
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Finest so far
By Syed Fahim | 6 Mar 2015
Hi guys one of the finest android so far specially camera features are awesome, I am loving it
5 Out of 5
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Awesome apps with long life battery
By Neena Khonsla | 16 Feb 2015
Everything about ZenFone 5 is appealing. Initially, I bought this phone for its beautiful and sleek design but now the display graphics provided by its 5inch wide HD screen impresses me more. The 8MP main camera takes highly detailed pictures. I carry my phone along with me to take pictures whenever I travel. I highly impressed by all its features.
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