Asus Zenfone 5 is a one such phone which created a disrupt in the market which makes it really interesting as the specs of the phone is very different from what you get in the market on the basis of the hardware. In this review we tell you whether its worth the money you spend on it. We will also highlight all the pros and cons in this phone after using it for a month.

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Zenfone 5 Full In Depth Review + Unboxing [Video]

Zenfone 5 Quick Specs

  • Display Size: 5 inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen with 720 x 1280 HD resolution
  • Processor: 1.6 GHz Dual Core Intel Atom Z2560
  • RAM: 2 Gb
  • Software Version: Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) OS Kit Kat Update Guaranteed
  • Camera: 8 MP AF camera with LED Flash
  • Secondary Camera: 2 MP front-facing camera FF [Fixed Focus]
  • Internal Storage: 8 GB
  • External Storage: Expandable up to 64GB
  • Battery: 2110 mAh battery Lithium Ion
  • Connectivity: 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, aGPS, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • Others: OTG Support – Yes, Dual SIM – Yes, LED Indicator – Yes
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity

Box Contents

Inside the box you get the handset, user manuals, MicroUSB to USB Cable, USB Charger ( 1 AMP output current ), warranty card etc.

Build Quality, Design and Form Factor

Asus Zenfone 5 has good design which does make it stand out from the crowd, it features metallic look at the front on the bottom. It has rear matte finish back cover which can be removed but battery cannot come out as its non removable battery. It does feel slightly big in hands with large bezels but overall does not feel very heavy in terms of weight. It has a curved back which makes it easy to hold and you can easily put in your bag, jeans or trouser pocket.

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Camera Performance

The rear 8 MP shooter takes good images in day light and in low light it performs quite good as well. Rear camera can shoot HD videos and front 2 MP camera is quite good for taking selfie and video chat.

Camera Samples

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Zenfone 5 Camera Video Sample

Display, Memory and Battery Backup

It has a 5 inch IPS LCD display which gives you great viewing angles and good color reproduction, you also get corning gorilla glass protection on the display. In built memory of the phone is around 8 GB out of which you get around 5 GB available to the user. You also have the option to change the write disk and once you insert an SD card you can install apps on SD card and move apps to SD card by changing settings in asus customized settings. You can get around 1 day of backup with strict moderate usage and on continuous usage if you play games or watch a video you can around 3-4 hours of backup from the device.

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Software, Benchmarks and Gaming

Asus Zen UI is a custom version which runs on top of android, it runs smoothly in most of the day to day operations and it looks like the interface has been customized to run on this hardware. It can play most of the HD games without any issues provided you have storage for the same on internal or external storage. We did not faced any issues while playing games like Frontline commando d day and Blood and glory.

Benchmark Scores

  • Antutu Benchmark: 19842
  • Nenamark2:  60.1 fps
  • Multi Touch:  10 point 1

Zenfone 5 Gaming Review [Video]

Sound, Video and Navigation

Loudspeaker is fairly loud and good in terms of sound quality, its at the back so get muffled and partially blocked if you place the device on a table on its back. HD video playback is supported both at 720p and 1080p. GPS navigation works fine on this device and it can lock the GPS coordinates in outdoors quickly and indoors it may take some time.

Zenfone 5 Photo Gallery

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What We Liked

  • Great Built Quality for the price
  • Good Camera

What We Did Not Liked

  • Fast Discharging Battery

Conclusion and Price

Zenfone 5 is available on flipkart for Rs. 9999 for 8 Gb model and Rs. 12999 for 16 Gb model and both are good value for money. The first thing we liked is the custom UI which gives you a lot of options and new features and it does not make the phone slow. Battery backup from the device was decent but not great always as at time we got less than one day backup specially when we played games and watched movies.

8 COMMENTS


  1. Again you have put some mistakes out there and I can’t mention it this time. You always seems to remove my handy comments. No matter how long you take to review a model that’s been reviewed by lots of other techies, you always pop out with childish sort of benchmarks. But Asus Zenfone 5 is a deal. Thanks you


  2. Again you have put some mistakes out there and I can’t mention it this time. You always seems to remove my handy comments. No matter how long you take to review a model that’s been reviewed by lots of other techies, you always pop out with childish sort of benchmarks. But Asus Zenfone 5 is a deal. Thank you


  3. ASUS ZenFone5: Among the best
    budget phones

    Display:ASUSZenFone 5 has an HD
    display on its fully-laminated 5-inch IPS panel screen. The touch is very sensitive
    with effortless swiping, scrolling, and pinching. Viewing angles are good.

    Features: The phone sports the
    customized ZenUI, whichis user friendly. The phone also comes with preloaded
    apps such as PCLink, which helps controlthe phone screen using the PC. The
    phone comes in the 8 GB and 16 GB models, both of which can be expanded up to
    64 GB. It supports 3G, Bluetooth, and WiFi connectivity.

    Processor:The phone has the Intel Atom Z2560dual-core processorrunning
    at 1.6 GB. The processor also features Hyperthreading technology, which helps
    the phone performance in multitasking.

    Battery: The phone comes with 2,110
    mAh battery which is non removable. The phone can last over 10 hours with
    normal use and even longer with the power-saver modes.

    Camera:The phone has an 8-megapixel
    main camera which uses the PixelMaster technology. The image quality of photos
    is decent. The camera also comes with a host of options for a regular phone
    user.

    Verdict:ASUS
    ZenFone 5 performs much better than most phones in its price segment.

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