Asus Zenfone 5. Will It Break The Limits?

Asus Zenfone 5 has released in India. It starts at a price tag of ₹10,000. Can it beat rivals? Let's see. 

 Asus Zenfone 5 comes in two variants. A 16 GB model and a 8 GB model. The 8 GB model is priced at ₹9,999 and the 16 GB model is priced at ₹.13,990. And we are able to expandable memory up to 64GB via a MicroSD card.  Asus Zenfone 5 is powered by a Dual-core 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z2560 Processor with Intel Hyper Threading Technology. It comes with 2GB RAM. "That sounds impressive". This phone features a 5inch HD (1280x720) IPS Display with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 for protection. The display also supports GloveTouch input. This phone runs on Android v4. 3 Jelly Bean which can be upgradable to Android v4. 4 KitKat. It is customized as ZenUI. This user inference is looking pretty nice. The icons are flat and gives a fresh feel. It is easily customisable. The lock screen is looking good too. There is no lag in the UI when navigating. Everything is smooth as silk. There are lots of color options like Charcoal Black, Pearl White, Cherry Red, Twilight Purple, Champagne Gold. So you get more options to customize your phone. The phone weights 145 g and has dimensions 148.2 x 72.8 x 10.34 mm (LxWxH). 

 Asus Zenfone 5 is a Dual-SIM device with 42 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA. The phone comes with connectivity features like WLAN 802.11 b/g/n, USB 2.0, Bluetooth V4.0. Navigation for this phone is equipped with GLONASS and AGPS. 

The Phone has a 8 Mega-Pixel rear camera with autofocus and LED flash and has  F2.0 Aperture.The front camera is a 2 Mega-Pixel shooter with F2.4 Aperture. The phone can record video in 1080p @30fps. 

Asus Zenfone 5 is packed with sensors like G-Sensor, E-Compass, Proximity, Light Sensor, Hall Sensor.The phone is powered by a 2110 mAh Lithium battery which has a standby time of 353 hours(3G) and talktime of 18.5 hours(3G).

Asus Zenfone 5 Full Specifications
  • Platform
    Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)*
  • Color
    Charcoal Black/Pearl White/Cherry Red/Twilight Purple/Champagne Gold
  • Dimensions
    148.2 x 72.8 x 10.34 mm (LxWxH)
  • Weight
    Phone: 145 g
  • CPU
    2X2: Intel® Atom™ Multi-Core Z2580/Z2560 Processor 2.0/1.6GHz with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
  • Memory
    2 GB / 1 GB RAM
  • Storage
    5GB free lifetime ASUS WebStorage
  • Memory Slot
    MicroSD card (up to 64 GB)
  • Modem
    INTEL XMM6360
  • Connectivity Technology
    WLAN 802.11 b/g/n
    USB 2.0
    Bluetooth V4.0+EDR +A2DP
    Dual Micro SIM card **
  • Network Standard
    HSPA+ UL:5.76 Mbps/DL:42 Mbps
    DC-HSPA+ UL:5.76 Mbps/DL:42 Mbps
    3G :
    UMTS :
    2G :
    EDGE/GPRS/GSM : 850/900/1800/1900,
  • Navigation
  • Display
    5inches, HD 1280x720, IPS with Capacitive Multi touch panel
    Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, Supports GloveTouch input
  • Battery
    2110 mAh Lithium
  • Standby Time
    /353 hours(3G)
  • Talk Time
    /18.5 hours(3G)
  • Camera
    Front 2 Mega-Pixel, F2.4 Aperture
    Rear 8 Mega-Pixel, Auto Focus, LED Flash, F2.0 Aperture, PixelMaster
  • Video
    Video Playback :
    MPEG4 up to 1080p
    Video Recording :
    MPEG4 up to 1080p @30fps, 720p @ 60fps
  • Audio Slot
  • Audio
  • Messaging
  • E-Mail
    Google Mail/Exchange/POP3/IMAP4/SMTP
  • Sensor
    G-Sensor/E-Compass/Proximity/Light Sensor/Hall Sensor *3
  • Note
    *Android JellyBean 4.3 ( will update to 4.4 KitKat ) with ASUS ZenUI.
    **Varies by region.
    ***Hall Sensor is applicable for view Flip Cover accessory