An Overview of Asus ZenFone 5

Asus ZenFone 5 Review

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Asus ZenFone 5 is powered by Intel, it is a very powerful handset at a very low price. Read on for more information.


The description of Asus ZenFone 5 includes:

  • Intel Atom Z2560 1.6GHz dual core processor
  • Android 4.4.2 operating system
  • 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage and an expansion slot for external memory
  • 2 mm length; 72.8 mm width and 10.34 mm thickness
  • A display of 0 inch and 1,280 x 720 pixels display resolution
  • It weighs 145g
  • Price of £210


  • The design of the handset is very pretty and sophisticated.
  • The physical material is plastic but it feels durable and robust.
  • The bottom lip of the phone has a metallic look.
  • There are three touch buttons beneath the screen for Home, Back and Menu functions. These buttons do not light up which makes it hard to detect them in the dark.
  • There is a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top edge.
  • There is a micro USB port on the bottom edge.
  • On the right edge there is a volume rocker button and a power button.
  • The battery cannot be removed.
  • The Asus and ZenFone logo is embossed on the back.
  • There is a slot for Micro SIM and microSD card.
  • The handset is available in different colours of





  • The handset offers a five inch screen.
  • The screen has a display resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels which is pretty ordinary now-a-days.
  • The screen has a 294ppi pixel density.
  • The text is easy to read.
  • The colours are bright and sharp.
  • Video and image viewing is also good.



  • The device has Intel Atom Z2560 1.6GHz dual core processor along with 2 GB RAM.
  • The processor coupled with RAM caters for very fast processing.
  • For what it is worth the performance is very impressive.


  • The rear has an 8 megapixel camera.
  • The front holds a 2 megapixel camera.
  • Videos can be recorded at 1080p.
  • The rear camera produces fantastic snapshots
  • The camera has a number of shooting modes which make camera app really fun to use.
  • The camera app has beautification setting, Selfie setting and colour depth setting.
  • There is also a setting for low light conditions.

Memory & Battery

  • The phone is available in 8GB and 16GB versions. The 8 GB version costs £160.
  • In 16GB handset only 12.1GB is actually available to the user.
  • The memory can be augmented using a microSD card. The handset supports microSD card of up to 64 GB.
  • The 2110mAh non-removable battery could have been more powerful. Medium use will get you through a full day.


  • ZenFone 5 runs Android 4.4.2 operating system.
  • Zen User Interface has been plastered over Android.
  • There are a number of useful apps.
  • The 8GB handset is 3G supported while the 16GB handset is 4G supported.
  • The keyboard has been tweaked to accommodate your needs during web browsing.
  • There is a facility called Boost which is used to free up RAM.
  • There is an app called Remote Link that lets you control your PC through Bluetooth, the same app can also be used to control PowerPoint Presentations.
  • Asus Splendid allows you to adjust the depth of your screen colour.
  • SuperNote helps you keep track of your notes and to do’s.


Other than a few minor faults there is no problem with the device; the battery and the display could have been better but you can learn to ignore it if you like everything else. The processor is very impressive and so is the build, the phone is loaded with features and app and the camera has many new tweaks. You might want to consider this handset for your next purchase.


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