Asus Zenfone 5 Review – Smooth Multitasking Device

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Asus Zenfone 5 is a mid-range smartphone from Asus that isn’t only a sleek multitasking device but also a sharp shooter. The smartphone has a remarkable 13 MP plus 5 MP cameras at its rear for photography functions. The smartphone also doesn’t cost too much although that depends on your pocket. As we’re still on the matter, let’s get into the real deal of the day – Asus Zenfone 5.

Design & Display

As much as design is concerned, the dual rear camera setup and the dual front camera of this smartphone are the main highlights. As regards the dual rear camera setup, it sits comfortably at the top left corner with a LED flash support while the dual front camera are arranged at the top bezel beside the earpiece. The right hand side of the smartphone occupies the traditional volume keys and power button. The fingerprint sensor is mounted close to the dual cameras at the rear while the ASUS logo appears underneath the sensor. Owing Black, Gold, Silver and White colors, the smartphone’s body material consists of aluminium alloy and glass.

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The display has a 5.7-inch HD+ display that uses a resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels. The pixel density of the display that controls sharpness is 282 PPI. The screen’s display is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass. The display has an aspect ratio of 18:9, 2.5D Curved glass and the Eye Care Mode.


The smartphone’s camera on its rear has a 13 MP primary snapper and a 5 MP sub-snapper for handling the bosh effects. Right in the camera department, the smartphone has a LED flash to brighten up images taken in low light conditions. The front camera of the smartphone has dual 5 MP sensors for taking beautiful selfies. Additional features of the smartphone’s camera are HDR, panorama, face detection, auto focus, touch focus, CMOS sensor and phase detection.

CPU, OS & Storage

Running on the Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC, the smartphone uses an octa-core CPU to power it’s operations. In the graphics department, the main deal is the Qualcomm Adreno GPU. The smartphone multitasks easily with the aid of the 3 GB RAM present while the storage has a 32 GB capacity. The internal storage can be expanded to 128 GB with the aid of a MicroSD card. In the software unit, the main handler is the latest Android Oreo OS.


Asus Zenfone 5 is powered by a low non-removable Li-Ion 2,500 mAh battery. However, the battery charges very fast as a result of the Qualcomm Quick Charge feature.

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Asus Zenfone 5 Full Specifications Table 


Device TypeSmartphone
ModelAsus Zenfone 5
AnnouncedFebruary 2018
ReleasedFebruary 2018


2G NetworkYes
3G NetworkYes
4G NetworkYes
SIM TypeNano SIM
SIM CountTwo


2GGPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3GUp to 21 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4GUp to 150 Mbps
SpeedHSPA 21 Mbps
Web BrowserYes, HTML5


Body MaterialPlastic Mix
ColoursRose-Gold, Silver, Black, Gold


Display TypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Resolution1440*720 pixels
Colors16M colors
Pixel Density282 PPI
Touch ScreenYes
FeaturesCapacitive touch,  2.5D Curved Glass
Secondary DisplayNo


Primary13 MP + 5 MP
FeaturesHDR, autofocus, Geo-tagging, ISO, panorama
FlashYes, LED flash
Secondary5 MP + 5 MP


Operating SystemAndroid 8.0 Oreo OS
User InterfaceYes
Java SupportNo


ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon
CPUOcta-core CPU
GPUQualcomm Adreno
RAM (Memory)3 GB
Internal Storage32 GB
Card SlotExpandable to 128 GB
SensorsFingerprint sensor, accelerometer, proximity, ambient light sensor
ControlsLock Button, and Volume Key


BluetoothYes, Bluetooth v4.0 A2DP (Advance Audio Distribution Profile), LE Profile
Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi HotspotYes
USB TypeMicro USB v2.0
GPSYes, with A-GPS
Wireless Chargingn/a


Battery TypeLi-Ion battery
Capacity2,500 mAh Battery
StandbyUp to 179 hours
Talk TimeUp to 9.3 hours
Music PlayUp to 13.1 hours


SMSYes (threaded view)
EmailYes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP


Audio PlaybackYes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Video PlaybackYes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Video Outn/a
FM RadioYes, Stereo FM radio with RDS
Alert TypesVibration, Ringtones
Ring TonesMP3, WAV
Handsfree Yes, 3.5 mm audio jack

Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

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What is The Current Asus Zenfone 5 Price and Availability Status?

Asus Zenfone 5 costs around $240.

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  1. Asus ZenFone 5 is a great mid-range Android device with a lovely screen, excellent performance and a decent camera that just needs the latest version of Android and a nice battery.


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