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Asus Zenfone 5 Quick Hands-on Review

Posted on the 05 July 2014 by Devender Singh @DevenderSingh93

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At CES 2014,Asus Zenfone Series (i.e. Zenfone 4,Zenfone5 and Zenfone 6) were seen for the first time and Now Asus is going to launch Zenfone 5 in India on 9th July 2014.

As of now we are posting a quick hands-on review & a detailed review will be posted soon after the launch event.

Design & Feel

I must say that Asus has designed the Zenfone very well,The look and feel of holding this device is really good.It comes with a slightly curved body with a soft-touch rear casing,featuring capacitive buttons at the bottom bezel.The design of Zenfone 5 really makes it stand out of the market crowd.

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Front View

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User Interface(Zen UI)

Asus has introduced a custom user – interface that is designed by Asus itself,Called ZenUI. This new interface is built with Android 4.3 Jelly bean and offers simplicity to the user experience and It really feels worthy.On having first look of it,proved responsive and really attractive also.Apart from this,Asus is also promising serious software support as Android Kitkat 4.4 is already rolling in India by some giant companies such as Motorola,Gionee etc.

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  • Android 4.3 JellyBean (As promised by Asus,KitKat update  expected to be rolled out soon)
  • 2X2: Intel® Atom™ Multi-Core Z2580/Z2560 Processor 2.0/1.6GHz with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
  • 2 GB/1 GB RAM
  • 2 MP front facing camera
  • 8 MP rear camera with Auto Focus
  • Expandable memory up to 64 GB
  • 5inches, HD 1280×720, IPS with Capacitive Multi touch panel
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, Supports GloveTouch input
  • 2110 mAh Battery
  • Dual SIM – Both Micro SIM
  • 3G, Wifi and Bluetooth v4

Hardware & Build Quality

The body of phone is designed well and easy to hold on with a good grip.The phone is light and overall design feels really awesome.You will see the Volume Up and Down buttons along with Power off/on button on the right curve side of the phone.

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The Zenfone 5 comes with 3.5mm Universal Audio Jack at top and a Micro-USB port at the bottom of the phone.The screen of Zenfone is layered up of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 which gives better impact resistance strength to the screen and protects from general wear & tear etc.

Battery Life

I hate to say this but this is the only factor which degrades the overall Impression of this device, The Zenfone 5 is equipped with 2110 mAh Li-Ion battery which is very less than the need of highly demanding hardware of this device.Due to this the battery drains out quick.

Although Stand-by time is sufficiently good.

What comes inside the box ?

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  • Handset
  • U.S.B Cord
  • Power Adapter
  • Ear phones
  • Replacement Ear buds
  • Manuals & Warranty Card
  • I.M.E.I stickers

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Pricing Expectation

As expected If the ZenFone 5 comes for under Rs 15,000, it will  be one of the very few good-looking phones in the mid-range segment and could be a better alternative to Motorola Segments also.

Due to lack of time,We were not able to provide video gaming experience.We will share about it in our upcoming detailed review after the gadget launch event on 9th July 2014 at Indiblogger meet.

Official Introduction Video

Special Thanks to Asus India PR team for providing review unit to us even before the launch of this device in the market.

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