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Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2063 reviews of Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and size. The price and performance also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the reception. Many are critical about the text input and battery.

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battery, text input

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the durability and usability. The size and screen also get good views. There are some mixed reviews about the battery. Many are critical about the reliability and performance.

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performance, reliability

79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG 8GB 3G wifi - Unlocked Sim free Intel Atom 1.6GHz Android Phone (black)Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG 8GB 3G wifi - Unlocked Sim free Intel Atom 1.6GHz Android Phone (black)

2018-09

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 user reviews of Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and design. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative views about the reliability. There are some mixed reviews about the battery.

performance, usability, price, design, screen

reliability

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: New Asus Zenfone 5 8GB Dual SIM (Unlocked) A501CG 3G 5" Intel Z2560 1.6GHz White - International Version No WarrantyNew Asus Zenfone 5 8GB Dual SIM (Unlocked) A501CG 3G 5" Intel Z2560 1.6GHz White - International Version No Warranty

2018-09

Expert review by : Roydon Cerejo (tech.firstpost.com)

Asus Zenfone 5 review: A worthy mid-range smartphone contender - Tech2

 

Asus has re-entered the smartphone market in India with their new Zenfone series announced at this year's CES. The new series is available in four screen sizes – 4, 4.5, 5 and 6-inches.

The Asus Zenfone 5 starts at Rs 12,999, although at the launch, Asus said you could find it for as low as Rs 10,000, for the 8GB model. In our books, that seems like unbeatable value when you consider its rich feature-set and good all-round...

2014-08

Expert review by (stuff.tv_in)

Asus ZenFone 5 hands-on review

 

Stop me if you've seen this one before

2018-02

Expert review by (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)

Asus ZenFone 5 review: Best smartphone under Rs 10,000 - The Times of India

 

Does Asus ZenFone 5 fare well against Moto G? Or should you spend another Rs 4,000 and go for Xiaomi Mi 3? Find out in our review...

1. Great display ; 2. Consistently smooth performance ; 3. Excellent price

However, if you can stretch your budget to Rs 14,000, then you should go for Xiaomi Mi 3, which is a fantastic smartphone that does much more than what ZenFone 5 can.

2014-07

Expert review by : Rishabh Jain (mobigyaan.com)

Asus Zenfone 5 Review

 

The Asus Zenfone 5 has landed in an increasingly competitive smartphone and definitely needs to offer something good with a price tag that is not exquisite.

The Asus Zenfone 5 is a remarkable phone in every regard. It has a nice package of camera, camera app, UI, menu and different usage modes.The design is awesome too and the phone looks great. The build is pretty sturdy. It is a pleasure to hold the phone.

2014-07

Expert review by : Digit Mobile Phones (digit.in)

Asus ZenFone 5

 

Asus ZenFone 5 Smartphone was launched in April 2014, comes with a 5-inch IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels at a pixel density of 294 pixels per inch. The screen is not protected by a Scratch Resistant display.

2014-07

Expert review by : Techtree (techtree.com)

Asus ZenFone 5 Review: Moto G Killer

 

Stylish design; Sturdy construction; Crisp HD screen; Good camera; Smooth user experience

Music output could have been better; Not ideal for single-handed usage

The ZenFone 5 is an aggressively priced handset. Selling for Rs 10,000, this handset gives the Moto G a run for its money. The ZenFone 5 shines with its sturdy construction and stylish looks. Its screen and performance are as good if not better than...

2014-07

Expert review by : Surbhi Chawla (gizmodo.in)

Asus ZenFone 5: A Worthy Opponent to Moto G

 

Asus had announced the ZenFone series at CES earlier this year. Now the company has launched these smartphones in India as well. Currently they are offering

2014-07

Expert review by : Rohit Arora (pcquest.com)

Asus Zenfone 5 mobile review

 

The year 2014 is the budget smartphone year and the best time to buy a phone that fulfills all your needs with the price that you can stomach easily. The smartphone market is already flooded with affordable smartphones like Moto

2014-07

Expert review by : Binni Rawat (techmagnifier.com)

Asus ZenFone 5 Review- An Inexpensive Treat!

 

Asus ZenFone 5 will be launched in India on 9 July 2014 and it is expected to be priced below Rs 15000. The feature laden beauty has a 5 inch HD screen and a versatile and vibrant 8 MP camera; but packs a smaller battery for its size.

Sturdy built quality ; Clean Design ; Powerful Camera

Average Battery life ; Heats up

ZenPhone 5 can turn the tables upside down for Asus only if the firm sensibly price this product. Brands can ‘make it or break it’ through pricing the product. The phone, as we expect will launch below Rs 15,000 and at that price point, the ZenFone 5...

2014-07

Expert review by : Rupesh Prabhu (absolutegizmos.com)

Asus Zenfone 5 Review

 

Its Android which made pc manufacturer come to mobile and tablet production as its growing dominance killing the PC/ Laptop all the way which was never thought. We seen Asus Fonepad 7 , not so impressive and then they came with the zenfone line-up with...

Screen ; Amazing Build ; Upgradable to Android Kitkat

Camera Sometimes oversaturate the colour or some undersaturate ; 4 GB only usable in Jelly bean

Asus is yet to announce the price but when I experienced the smartphone it may cost between 15-20k. If it’s between that then it’s definite to buy for. Talking to the battery part it’s decent one which will last for a day. That’s important that it...

2014-06

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2110 / 2500 / 2600 / 2650 / 3000 / 3300
Battery technology:Lithium / Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):17
Continuous audio playback time:96
Continuous video playback time:13
Standby time (2G):192
Standby time (3G):353 / 360 / 395
Standby time (4G):528 / 576
Talk time (2G):10 / 28
Talk time (3G):18.5 / 20.6 / 24 / 25 / 30
Wireless Charging:N

Call management

Call blocking: Yes
Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera aperture number:2 / 2.2
Front camera resolution (numeric):13 / 2 / 20 / 5 / 8
Front camera type:Dual camera / Single camera
Geotagging:Y
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum frame rate:240 / 30 / 60
Night mode:Y
Rear camera aperture number:1.7 / 2 / 2.2
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13 / 16 / 8
Rear camera type:Dual camera / Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@30fps, 1920x1080@30fps
Second Camera:Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:2
Second front camera resolution (numeric):8
Second rear camera aperture number:1.8
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 8
Sensor Type:BSI
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 720p / 2160p / 720p, 1080p / 720p,1080p / 720p,1080p,2160p
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):1.481
Head SAR (EU):0.442

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue / Gold / Purple / Red / Silver / White
Curved Design:N / No
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar
Standard colour:Black / Purple

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:550
Display diagonal:12.7 / 127 / 14 / 15.2 / 15.8
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display number of colours:16 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 2160 x 1080 / 2246 x 1080 / 720 x 1280 / 854 x 480
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Screen shape:Curved / Flat
Second display:N
Touch screen:Y / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch sensitive screen:Y
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:1 / 2

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, MP3 / 3GPP2, MP2 / AAC, AAC+, MP3, WMV / AAC, MP3 / AAC, MP3, WMA, WMV / AAC, MP3, WMV
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG, PNG / JPG / No
Supported video modes:1080p
Video compression formats:3GP, H.262, H.263, MPEG4, VP8
Video formats supported:3GP / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, MPEG4-SP, VP8, VP9 / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VP8, VP9 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / MPEG4

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
BeiDou:Y
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite):Y / Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850, 900, 1900, 2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:CDMA,DC-HSPA+,HSPA+,TD-SCDMA,WCDMA / DC-HSPA+, HSPA+, UMTS, WCDMA / DC-HSPA+,HSPA+,WCDMA / HSPA+, UMTS, WCDMA / HSPA+, WCDMA / UMTS / WCDMA
4G:N / No / Y / Yes
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1700,1800,1900,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE / Not supported / TD-LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 EDR / 4.1 / 5.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / MicroSIM + NanoSIM / MiniSIM / NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Google applications:Gmail / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Battery pack:Y / Yes
Cables included:MICRO-USB / USB / USB Type-C
Ejection pin:Y
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 308 / Adreno 508 / Adreno 509
Microphone mute:Y
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.3 / 4.4 / 5.0
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes
Quick Charge:Y
Subscription type:No subscription / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B / USB Type-C
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Embedded options available: No
Idle States: Yes
Processor boost frequency:1.6
Processor cache:1
Processor cache type:L3
Processor Cores:2 / 4 / 8
Processor family:Intel Atom / Intel® Atom™ / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.6
Processor lithography:14 / 32
Processor Model:200 / 410 / 425 / 630 / 636 / MSM 8926 / Z2520 / Z2560
Processor package size:14 x 14
Processor threads:4
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
Tjunction:90

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Idle Technology: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): No

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.3 / 4.4 / 5.0 / 5.1 / 6.0 / N / Oreo

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), SDHC
Internal RAM:1 / 1024 / 2 / 2048
Internal RAM type:LPDDR2
Internal storage capacity:16 / 64 / 8
Maximum memory card size:128 / 2000 / 256 / 64
RAM capacity:1 / 2 / 4
RAM Type:LPDDR2 / LPDDR3 / LPDDR4 / LPPDDR4X
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Gmail / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.03 / 1.09 / 10.34 / 14.8 / 148.2 / 7.15 / 7.28 / 7.85 / 70.8 / 71.6 / 71.7 / 72.8 / 75.7 / 76.1
Height :1.03 / 1.09 / 10.3 / 10.34 / 11.2 / 11.9 / 14.8 / 148.2 / 155.7 / 7.7 / 7.75 / 7.95
Weight:120 / 144 / 145 / 150 / 155 / 165 / 168.3 / 170
Width:14.8 / 141.2 / 143.7 / 144 / 148.2 / 153 / 160.5 / 7.15 / 7.28 / 72.8 / 75.9