Asus Zenfone 5


Asus Zenfone 5Notebook: Asus Zenfone 5 (Zenfone Series)
Processor: Intel Atom Z2580
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX544
Display: 5.0 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.2kg
Price: 200 euro
Average Score: 82.2% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 70%, features: 80%, display: 70% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus Zenfone 5

95% Asus Zenfone 5 review: Finally, a smartphone to dethrone the Moto G
Source: English
The Asus Zenfone 5 starts at Rs 12,999, although at the launch, Asus said you could find it for as low as Rs 10,000, for the 8GB model. In our books, that seems like unbeatable value when you consider its rich feature-set and good all-round performance. It’s really hard to fault the Zenfone 5 as it doesn’t really stumble much in any department. The Moto G seems to have met its match, finally!
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 95%
80% Asus ZenFone 5 Review: Setting the Benchmark for Budget Segment
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
People looking for a phone with a big screen can definitely consider the Asus ZenFone 5, which is priced at an amazingly low Rs. 9,999. Its features and performance give it an edge over most of the competition, not only in the sub-Rs. 10,000 segment but also against many higher-priced phones such as the Nokia Lumia 630 Dual SIM (Review | Pictures).
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Asus ZenFone 5 Review: Moto G Killer
Source: English
The ZenFone 5 is an aggressively priced handset. Selling for Rs 10,000, this handset gives the Moto G a run for its money. The ZenFone 5 shines with its sturdy construction and stylish looks. Its screen and performance are as good if not better than the Moto G. In the camera department, it trashes Motorola's more expensive offering. In short, if you're in for a budget Android handset with all round performance, the ZennFone 5 is the handset to get. Yes, it's better than the Moto G, and its success will propel Intel as a serious competitor in the smartphone silicon market.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
76% Asus' entry into the Indian smartphone market
Source: Digital Trends English
If Asus puts a smart price tag on the ZenFone 5, then it could give the Moto G a run for its money. It offers a good looking design and respectable performance capability. There are many other reliable brands out there in the market, and Asus has done a good job with the Zenfone 5. But having said that, it will have to do a lot more if it wants to give the other brands tough competition. The smartphone is not a bad choice if you are aiming for a mid-ranged device with a decent performance package and design, but quite honestly, there is room for improvement.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 76%
Asus ZenFone 5: First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Asus ZenFone 5 packs a punch with its screen and solid build quality. It's pretty impressive for a mid-range phone. However, we would like to wait for the price to be announced officially before commenting on the overall value for money. One thing is for sure, if the ZenFone 5 is priced between Rs. 10,000 and 15,000, it will be compared to the popular Moto G and could be a pretty good alternative for those who prefer large screens.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/28/2014
Asus Zenfone 5
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Asus Zenfone 5 is a low-cost Android phone with a large screen. It may not be all that phones like the Samsung Galaxy S4 are, but it certainly seems to get you a lot for your money. UK prices for the Zenfone 5 haven't yet been announced, but as it's set to sell for $200 without a contract in the US, this should prove to be one of the cheapest ways to get a 5-inch screen phone.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/07/2014

Foreign Reviews

80% Asus ZenFone 5
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%


PowerVR SGX544: OpenGL ES 2.0 compatible with 4 pixel and 2 vertex shaders

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).

Z2580: Soc with integrated dual core Atom processor clocked at 1.3 - 2 GHz (short bursts), a PowerVR SGX 544MP2 based GPU clocked at 400 MHz and a dual channel LPDDR2 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

5.0": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.2 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

Asus reviews

82.2%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Current Prices

$184.98 New Asus Zenfone 5 8GB Dual SIM (Unlocked) A501CG 3G 5" Intel Z2560 1.6GHz Black

Kingston 64GB Micro SD Memory Card For Asus ZenFone 5 Mobile
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DURAGADGET Black Touch Screen Capacitive Stylus Pen For Asus PadFone X, Asus ZenFone 4, Asus ZenFone 5 & Asus ZenFone 6
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-01-12 (Update: 2014-01-12)