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Asus ZenFone 5 LTE


Asus ZenFone 5 LTE
Asus ZenFone 5 LTE (Zenfone Series)
Graphics adapter
5.00 inch 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel, glossy: yes
145 g ( = 5.11 oz / 0.32 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
300 Euro



Average Score: 84.75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 77%, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: 90% mobility: 83%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: 80%

Reviews for the Asus ZenFone 5 LTE

85% Asus ZenFone 5 LTE Smartphone Review
Source: Kitguru English version
Overall, the ZenFone 5 LTE proved to be a great success – another hit from ASUS and their ZenFone range. Fantastic real-world performance and an excellent camera top the list of great features. The battery life might not be remarkable, but it will last a full day before you need to recharge.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/09/2015
Rating: Total score: 85%
80% Asus Zenfone 5 LTE review: Yin and yang
Source: Pocket Lint English version
The Asus Zenfone 5 offers much of the experience of a phone that, until recently, would have cost twice the price. However, its main competitor, the pocket-pleasing Moto G (2014), does make it tough for the Asus to truly stand out. If Asus were to add a better battery and boost the maximum screen brightness then this phone would be a step ahead. Even so, whether you choose the 3G or 4G LTE model, if you're on a budget then it's definitely one to check out.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

89% 4G-Power und Kamera-Schwäche
Source: German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 77% mobility: 86%
85% Dürftige Rückkehr in die Welt der Smartphones
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 80%


Model: The affordable Asus ZenFone series gains another member in the form of the Zenfone 5 LTE. The overall design is similar to the normal ZenFone 5, which is simple and understated. The entire phone is made of plastics, except for a concentric metal strip at the bottom bezel and metal buttons on the sides of the phone. The plastic back portion can be switched to a different color if the user so chooses. The 5 inch LCD IPS display is 1280 x 720 pixels with a pixel density of 320 ppi.

The screen has a good range of bright colors but its brightness is not as high as some of its costlier counterparts, making it slightly difficult to view under very bright and glaring sunlight. The display panel is also covered with Gorilla Glass 3. One major difference the ZenFone 5 LTE has is the presence of a Quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, with 2 GB RAM and a spacious internal storage of 16 GB.

The processor is combined with a 450 MHz Adreno 305 GPU. Additionally, it uses the newer Android 4.4 KitKat with Zen UI. The phone also comes with two cameras, an 8 MP rear camera and a 2 MP front camera. Compared to the other members of the ZenFone series, this particular phone seems to be fitted with the best options and specifications so far.

Qualcomm Adreno 305: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 400 and S4 Plus SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified 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.

400 MSM8926: ARM Cortex-A7 Quad-Core clocked at up to 1.2 GHz, manufactured in 28nm. Supports LTE.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This display is tiny. You will probably see very little on the screen and be able to use mini-resolutions.

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

Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a major Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer based in Taipei, founded in 1989. Under the Asus brand name, the company manufactures a wide range of products, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, smartphones and networking equipment, complete systems and PC components for end users.

Under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand name, ASUS manufactures gaming laptops known by gamers for their powerful specifications, dedicated graphics cards, high refresh rate displays and advanced cooling systems.

Beyond gaming, a wide range of notebooks are offered for different needs and budgets, from ultra-slim and lightweight ultrabooks to versatile 2-in-1 convertibles and budget-friendly options. In 2023, Asus had a 7% global market share of the PC market.

Customer satisfaction with ASUS notebooks concerns performance, the features, and the good price-performance ratio of ASUS notebooks. However, as with any brand, there are occasional reports of problems such as overheating, driver compatibility, or build quality issues.

84.75%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.

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


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Stefan Hinum, 2014-12- 2 (Update: 2014-12- 2)