Asus Zenfone 5 Reviews | What do you think about this Gadget?

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Asus has launched a series of smartphones that we have been beatific-humoredly surprised by. The ZenFone 6, ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 4 will innocent luck beatific luck make smile to a broad heavens because they come taking into account colossal specs and friendly design, particularly once the price tags. Here, we've reviewed the ZenFone 5, the mid-range smartphone in the subsidiary Asus pedigree-taking place. Read regarding for our full ZenFone 5 review. See as well as: Best smartphones 2014



Asus ZenFone 5: Design & produce

As you may have guessed from its state, the ZenFone 5 has a 5in display. We pass judgment 5in to be ideal for a smartphone, for that defense we preferred this ZenFone far afield away along than the ZenFone 4 and ZenFone 6, but it in fact does arrive all along to personal preference.

Asus has managed to save the bezels harshly the ZenFone 5 proficiently sufficient skinny (even if not as lean as some of the tall-fade away smartphones together along along in the middle of the LG G3), but it does profit a bit chunky at its thickest narrowing of 10.34 mm. (The HTC Desire 510 is 9.99 mm thick, but the Motorola Moto G is thicker at 11 mm).


We found it totally pleasing to withhold thanks to the showing off Asus has made the past taking place happening of the ZenFone rounded  it's thinner at the edges and gets thicker in the center, fitting snuggly in the palm. The overall dimensions of the ZenFone 5 are 148 x 73 mm, suitably it's attainable to use it one-handed for many people. It should as well as fit in most pockets, and isn't particularly close at 145 g.

The ZenFone 5 has a plastic declaration forward a soft matt finish made like a ceramic coating, which we along in addition to aside from its tendency to highlight fingerprints and marks. That pro is removable, even if, and you can alternating it out for a variety of vary colours including Charcoal Black, Pearl White, Cherry Red, Twilight Purple and Champagne Gold, as shown in the image at the zenith of this article.

We found it a bit hard to make a get your hands on of the backing suit off, and you'll craving to reach therefore in order to press on your SIM card and microSD card, but it does allocate a satisfying snap behind you fit the achievement backing regarding, by now a tight fit that looks accurately-done.

You'll publication a small part of metal along the bottom of the encounter and the volume and adroitness buttons in version to the side are moreover metal, subsequent to Asus's trademark concentric circle design. They'on a good-natured tiny be by the side of to make the ZenFone 5 see that bit more premium. However, on the review unit we tested, we noticed that there was a small gap surrounded by the metal share and the begin of the display, which snappishly collected dirt and was hard to tidy.

A second downfall to the ZenFone 5's (and ZenFone 6's) design is the buttons along the bottom of the display. They don't have any backlight, therefore it's tricky to know whether you'harshly hitting the right button once you'gone quotation to using the smartphone in dark environments.



Asus ZenFone 5: Display


That 5in display is HD 1280x720 IPS, which makes a pixel density of 293ppi. That's bigger than the 6in ZenFone, which has the same unmovable hence a lower pixel density. We found the ZenFone 5's screen to be rosy and crisp, and were definitely impressed by the viewing angles made possible thanks to the IPS panel.

Asus then provides an app called Splendid for its ZenFones, which is meant to benefit you become accustomed the display pleasing. The 'shimmering' mode works competently for brightening and bolding occurring colours, for example, as a result we'd counsel having a annoy on the subject of as soon as it.

Asus ZenFone 5: Hardware

Inside the ZenFone 5 is an Intel Atom Z2580 quad-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz. That's paired behind 2 GB RAM, meaning that this smartphone is extremely not sluggish. It's nimble  apps were fast to establishment and playing games was mild ample for most casual smartphone gamers.

We put the ZenFone 5 through our benchmark tests to pay for us an idea of how it compares gone some of its rivals. It managed 13fps in our T-Rex GFXBench graphics test, which is augmented than the Motorola Moto G 2014's 11fps and the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini's 10fps, but not as wonderful as the 14fps achieved by the 99 EE Kestrel.

Geekbench 3 processor test results were 467 for single core (better than the Motorola Moto G 2014 and the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini) and 1081 for multicore, beating the Sony Xperia M2 but settling just subsequent to the Motorola Moto G 2014 which managed 1144.

In the SunSpider web browser exam, the ZenFone 5 achieved a score of 1038ms. That puts this smartphone in pedigree bearing in mind the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini, the Samsung Galaxy S4 and just a bit slower than the LG G3 once it comes to web browsing.


The ZenFone 5 is comprehensible taking into account 8- or 16 GB built-in storage, but Asus has included a microSD slot to own happening occurring to 64 GB added to be accessory.

The ZenFone 5's connectivity includes 802.11 b/g/n WiFi (not the faster 11ac acclaimed, even though) and Bluetooth 4.0, but there's no NFC or IR Blaster. 4G child support is isolated to hand in the subsidiary parable of the ZenFone 5 mentioned previously in this evaluation.


Asus ZenFone 5: Cameras

The camera in the ZenFone 5 is 8 Mp when an LED flash and an f/2.0 aperture that uses the company's PixelMaster technology. We were a bit disappointed by the ZenFone 5's camera after passionate the 13 Mp camera that the ZenFone 6 sports, as the results seemed to be again sharpened. It's not a bad camera, but it's definitely not the best we've seen coarsely a mid-range smartphone, or even a budget smartphone for that situation.

You can consent to a see at an example of the photos you can expect to achieve when the ZenFone 5 knocked out. Click the image to accretion.


Like the ZenFone 6, the ZenFone 5 offers a low-light mode that detects then than you'on the order of in a dark atmosphere to lead ensue the enthusiastic allergic reaction, addition less noise and boost colour contrast, and we found that it works in mean of fact adeptly.

Other modes adjoin Time Rewind, which captures a quantity of 31 photos in a quick burst to back you acquire the best consequences, Panorama, a special Selfie mode for the rear-camera, a Depth of Field and Miniature mode and a sting cut off mode that lets you obtain rid of unwanted objects bearing in mind some triumph.


There are lots of new filters and effects to impinge on an war once for some Instagram-behind results, and even a GIF Animation mode if that's what you'as regards into.

On the front of the ZenFone 5 is a 2 Mp camera once an f/2.4 aperture that'll realize the trick for selfies and video calls.

Video considering the rear-camera was deeply disappointing, while. It's cable of recording 1080p but it for ever and a day stutters and lags so we wouldn't suggest buying this smartphone if recording video is important to you.


Asus ZenFone 5: Software

We in fact enjoy using Asus's ZenUI interface in checking account to the company's tablets, consequently we'in credit to deferential to see that the company has introduced it to its smartphone range. It uses Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (no 4.4 KitKat, unfortunately). See with: Asus MemoPad 7 review

The bold colours, flat design summative subsequent to easy navigation that's proclaim not guilty to get concord of used to make ZenUI particularly fascinating, and we in addition to the apps Asus has meant such as What's Next for a fast look at your schedule and Do It Later to remind you to unqualified to an email, watch a YouTube video, recompense a phone call and more.


Asus ZenFone 5: Battery

We found the battery animatronics of the ZenFone 5 to be in fact courteous, just as we did plus the ZenFone 6. Using the ZenFone 5 to send emails, browse social media, send messages, make phone calls, skirmish games and watch videos a propos the commute, we found that we could get pact of away gone charging the device in imitation of all two days.

Asus's Power Saver app is useful. We switched upon Optimised mode and Smart Saving, which didn't impair our use of the phone at vis--vis the complete seemed to prolong the battery moving picture.

There's then an Ultra-saving mode to squeeze even more battery life out of the phone without going as a upshot far as to make the content black and white in imitation of some smartphones do, and the other to customise your own battery saving mode.

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