Update (September 12, 2014) : Zenfone 5 is back in stock. The stock is limited. Currently, the White and Gold versions are available. Black version and the Red version is still out of stock.
Asus Zenfone 5, which was sold out in few days of the launch in India is back in stock now. The device was met with demand beyond what Asus had forecast for this device. Prime attraction of this device is its price, and when it comes from a brand as trust worthy as Asus consumers, don’t have to look beyond. There is no change in the price for the latest batch. Zenfone 5 still sells for Rs. 10,000.
Besides the cutting edge pricing and its brand value, Asus have incorporated some serious specs in this hand set. Asus Zenfone 5 comes with a 5 inch capacitive IPS display that offers 1280 x 720p resolution. 10-finger Multi-touch Panel, Supports Glove Touch Input and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 are the other features of the display.
Zenfone 5 is powered by a 1.6 GHz dual core processor from intel along with 2 GB of RAM and PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU. Intel Atom Z2560 Processor with Intel Hyper Threading Technology is the chipset used. The phone offers 8 GB or internal storage memory. There is microSD card present in this device which helps for further expansion of storage to up to 64 GB.
On the connectivity front the device offers WiFi, Bluetooth v 4.0, microUSB v2.0 and GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS. This is a dual SIM device that supports dual stand-by. Asus Zenfone 5 comes with Android v4.3 Jelly Bean OS which is upgradeable to Kitkat OS. The handset supports 2G and 3G networks bands and offers 42 Mbps HSDPA; 5.76 Mbps HSUPA, HSPA+ data download/ upload speeds.
The rear camera features an 8 MP sensor. Asus’s unique PixelMaster technology offers extra clarity to the images shot using this camera. It is an auto focus camera with LED flash. The camera records full HD videos. The front camera has a 2 MP sensor. This is a basic camera meant for video chat.
Asus Zenfone 5 come with a 2,110 mAh battery that offers talk time of up to 18 hours on 3G and stand-by of up to 353 h (3G). Overall dimensions ranges 72.8×148.2×10.34 mm, and it weighs 145g. The company has restocked 20,000 zenfones this time. This includes Zenfone 4, Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 6.
Key specifications of Asus Zenfone 5
- 5 inch IPS capacitive display, 1280 x 720 p resolution
- 1.6 GHz dual core Intel Atom Z2560 Chipset
- 2 GB of RAM
- 8 GB internal storage
- microSD card up to 64 GB
- 8 MP rear camera with pixel master technology, LED flash, autofocus
- Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS upgradeable to Kitkat
- 2 MP front camera
- 2110 mAh battery, 18 hours talk time on 3G