The Asus Zenfone 5 has a nice build with a bit of aluminium brushing at the bottom of the screen. On the front, you will get a 5-inch screen with impressive display performance. On the back, there is plastic cover (swappable covers). The phone is easy to hold. The phone weighs 145 grams and comes with dimensions of 148.2 x 72.8 x 10.34 mm.
Performance-wise, the phone is rock solid. It is loaded with a 1.6GHz processor coupled with 2GB RAM. There is Android 4.3.2 Jelly Bean onboard which is skinned by Zen user interface. The software will be upgradable to v4.4.2 (KitKat).
Asus Zenfone 5 has an 8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash. There is a 2 megapixel front camera too and will do its duties of selfie-clicking and video-conferencing. Image quality is good. The device has multiple connectivity options like 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB and GPS.
As far as battery life is concerned, the 2110mAh battery is rated to deliver 18.5 hours of talktime and 334 hours of standby. If you are among those called heavy users (surfing the web for long hours and can't live without facebook and Twitter for even 5 minutes), then this is not your cup of tea. But if you are a moderate user, you won't be disappointed.
Considering its specs - 1.6GHz processor, 2GB RAM, 8GB or 16GB storage with expansion option of up to 64GB, zenfone 5 is a sure shot value for money smartphone.
|General Specifications||Launch Date||July 30, 2014|
|Color||Champagne Gold, Cherry Red, Charcoal Black, Pearl White|
|SIM Card||Dual Micro SIM|
|Operating System||Android v4.3 (Jelly Bean)
Upgradable To V5.0.2 (Lollipop)
|Custom UI||Zen UI|
|Dimensions||148.2 x 72.8 x 10.3 mm|
|Processor & RAM||Processor||1.6 GHz Dual core 32 bit (Intel Atom)|
|Chipset||Intel Atom Z2560|
|GPU||PowerVR SGX 544MP2|
|Display||Size||5.0 inches (12.7 cm)|
Corning Gorilla Class 3
|Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Hall Sensor|
|Resolution||720 x 1280 pixels, HD|
|Pixel Density||294 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||63.73 %|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch|
|Rear Camera Sensor||Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)|
|Rear Camera Aperture||f/2.0|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Rear Auto Focus|
1080p@30fps, Full HD, HD
|Battery||Battery Capacity||2110 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-Polymer, Non Removable|
|Talk Time 3G||18.5 hr|
|3G||HSDPA 2100/1900/900/850, HSDPA 42.2 Mbps|
Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
|USB Port||microUSB 2.0, Mass storage device, USB charging|
|Entertainment & Multimedia||Ringtone||Music ringtones, Vibration|
|Audio Format||eAAC+, MP3, WAV|
|Video Format||H.263, H.264, MPEG4|
|Storage||Internal Storage||8 GB|
Up to 64 GB
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset with built-in Battery, Charger, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card|