Asus Zenfone 5

Specifications

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: 82.63% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 73%, features: 80%, display: 80% mobility: 70%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus Zenfone 5

80% Asus Zenfone 5 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
After the searing disappointment of the Asus Zenfone 4, the Zenfone 5 is a real relief. It’s better in almost every respect, and easily merits the extra cash. It's an excellent phone in most respects, and should help put Asus on the map as a phone-maker to watch out for if you want a good-value phone. For now it’s a pretty good alternative to the Motorola Moto G if you want a slightly larger screen. If that sounds like you, stick it on your shortlist. There are a couple of little bits to tweak in the Asus Zenfone 5, but the value on offer here is fantastic. Other 5-inch phones at the price don’t get you screens anywhere near as good as this.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 90% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
95% Asus Zenfone 5 review: A worthy mid-range smartphone contender
Source: Tech2.in.com 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: 08/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 95%
75% Asus Zenfone 5 Review: Large Screen, Small Price
Source: Techspot English
The Asus Zenfone 5 is good enough value in other aspects of the package that it could be worth overlooking any issues with the camera and battery life. Its size and price is relatively unique, with its competitors either costing more, having inferior specifications in other areas, or packing smaller displays. If you’re after a 5.0-inch smartphone with decent hardware at the lowest possible cost, the Zenfone 5 will likely suit your needs.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 75%
95% Asus Zenfone 5 review: Finally, a smartphone to dethrone the Moto G
Source: Tech2.in.com 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: Techtree.com 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

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%

Comment

Model:

The Asus Zenfone 5 runs with a dual core platform. With a clock rate of 1,6 GHz and 2 GB of RAM, it is relatively powerful. This chip delivers better performance than the usual Snapdragon 400 SoC, which is used for phones within this phone budget. The 5-inch HD IPS display with corning Gorilla Glass looks and feels sturdy. Thanks to Corning Gorilla glass, this phone is scratch resistant.

It is available in black, white, red, purple and gold. The capacitive touchscreen has a resolution of 1280x720 and 16M colors. It delivers vivid colors and the IPS technology also promises good viewing angles.

The phone features Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) and Zen UI, which is one of the better user interfaces added on top of the android system. It also features an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front camera. The phone has a 2100 mAh battery that can easily last a day. It can last for up to 353 hours on standby and 18 hours talk time, both with 3G activated.

The Zenfone 5 is available with a storage capacity of 8 GB or 16 GB. It can be expanded via microSD slot, which can carry up to 64 GB. Unfortunately, this phone may suffer from occasional heating issues when used for prolonged periods due to its Intel processor.

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


82.63%: 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.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-01-12 (Update: 2014-01-12)