Asus ZenFone 5

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Key Specs
  • Display 5.00-inch (720x1280)
  • Processor Intel Atom Z2560
  • Front Camera 2MP
  • Rear Camera 8MP
  • RAM 2GB
  • Storage 8GB
  • Battery Capacity 2110mAh
  • OS Android 4.3
  • Market StatusReleased
  • Release DateJanuary 2014

Asus ZenFone 5 Review

By Ketan Pratap (Jul 11, 2014)
Ketan Pratap
  • 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

Taiwan-based Asus has expanded its India footprint with the launch of the new ZenFone smartphone series which is comprised of three models, the ZenFone 4, ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 6, which were first unveiled at CES this year.

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 radioWi-Fi Direct, 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 16th September 2019, Asus ZenFone 5 price in India starts at Rs. 7,199.

Asus ZenFone 5 Full Specifications

General
Alternate names A501CG
Brand Asus
Model ZenFone 5
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
Display
Screen size (inches) 5.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720x1280 pixels
Hardware
Processor 1.6GHz dual-core
Processor make Intel Atom Z2560
RAM 2GB
Internal storage 8GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 64
Camera
Rear camera 8-megapixel
Rear flash LED
Front camera 2-megapixel
Software
Operating system Android 4.3
Skin ZenUI
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) No
SIM 1
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE No
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
SIM 2
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G No
4G/ LTE No
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
Sensors
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No
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Asus ZenFone 5 User Review and Ratings

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  • Bang For Buck phone
    Suraj KR (Aug 13, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    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.
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  • Good phone with awesome specifications and low price.
    Khaiser Shaik (Jul 11, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    I wanted a handset with gud cam and battery, i was going for nokia lumia 625 but after watching zenfone 5'specifications, i dropped. All the features of this phone are good . I am waiting for reviews from users about battery life.
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  • Great Phone with good price
    Tapsi Khanna (Feb 6, 2015) on Gadgets 360
    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.
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  • Good phone - Worth recommending.
    Remesh Govind N M (Jul 29, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    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.
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  • Excellent phone of all time...
    Syed Moheimeen (Jul 22, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    3G is working fine,without any hassle....no lag in UI,Camera is excellent...it rocks...am using the phone....no heating sensation comparing to Samsung galaxy phones.....lot of apps open,heavy talk time,games,music,etc...no heating problem till now....am using zenfone 5 16gb.....camera 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 times...am satisfied..
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  • Awesome fone in good price.
    Naween Jangra (Apr 23, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    as per this specification it fulfill my all requirement in my price range. only one is feature light ambient sensor is missing..
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  • Asus ZenFone 5
    Paul Thomash (Oct 27, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    i was bought this phone 3 days back phone is Very good but battery backup very very poor use Wifi also data plan if use normal to use very poor
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  • nice phone
    Domnic Xavio (Apr 12, 2015) on Gadgets 360
    nice futers comparing other mobiles
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  • Good Handset
    Shashi Kanth T S (Apr 9, 2015) on Gadgets 360
    ;-)
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  • Finest so far
    Syed Fahim (Mar 6, 2015) on Gadgets 360
    Hi guys one of the finest android so far specially camera features are awesome, I am loving it
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