Asus Zenfone 5

Asus Zenfone 5 Review, best budget phone under 10000 INR

Asus Zenfone is the world’s fifth-largest computer and peripheral’s dealer and manufacturers, ASUSTeK computers Inc. budged on into the most enticing international mobile market, presently conquered by Google’s Android, and hence brought forward the most fascinating ranges of smartphones, The Zenfone series.

The Asus Zenfone 5 Review

Precisely, the Taiwan Manufacturers first initiated three smartphones consecutively into the market, namely the Zenfone 4, the Zenfone 5 and the Zenfone 6, which flatterously put them forward into the most applauded smartphones ranges in the market. Later, the zenfone 4 was a little modified and a 2nd generation was introduced and named zenfone 4.5.

What makes Asus Zenfone 5 the best phone in the Zenfone series?

Sincerely, among all the Zenfone ranges, luckily, the Asus Zenfone 5 gets to be the top dog in the series. The most substantial reasons behind this huge popularity are the mesmerizing specifications in the minimal value which is hardly around 10k!

Asus Zenfone 5

Secondly comes the glamor, which is now-a-days the fashion in all kinds of society, a show-off material, that’s how cool is your mobile? Well, the Zenfone surely dissipate most of the renowned smartphones in looks and style.

The Asus Zenfone 5 features a 5.0 inch screen which is ~63.9% in respect of screen-to-body ratio. Dimensions of 148.2 x 72.8 x 5.5-10.3 and a light weight of 145g the Asus Zenfone 5 is never going to escape from your hand!


The IPS capacitive touchscreen with 16M color contrast and with a phenomenal display of 1280*720 pixels resolution u can’t keep your eyes away from it. Moreover, the Zenfones are pre-equipped with ASUS’s own modified user interface, the ZEN UI, smooth, user-friendly and with an array of featuring apps is one of a kind!


To reach one step ahead, ASUS placed a Corning’s Gorilla glass 3 making the Asus Zenfone 5 a rough and tough competitor. Though the handsets are manufactured having Android 4.3 Jellybean, but luckily customers not only gets to upgrade the phone into 4.4.2 KitKat but also in the near future, the most discussed Android, lollipop 5 for sure.


The most striking incident that made Zenfones one of the top selling phones, all over the world, is the introduction of Intel chipsets in Zenfone series. Yes! The phone features INTEL ATOM Z series microprocessors, distinctly Intel Atom Z2580 with a dual core, but with the addition of Intel’s hyper-threading technology, which makes the phone the beast among all.

The Asus Zenfone 5 is powered by a dual-core 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Processor. The process is placed on a handsome chipset from Intel, the Intel Aton Z2560.

GPU is Power VR SGX544MP2 which is a lucky champ for hardcore gamers! The phone also has a vast 2 GB ram and an 8 GB ROM, and can be extended up to 64 GB which is quite a lot for starting range phones.


ASUS fascinatingly caught the huge craze of phone camera that has presently devoured the society with random selfies and all! So they rebuilt positioned their own PIXEL MASTER TECHNOLOGY in the 8 MP camera which shoots 3264 x 2448 pixels with autofocus and LED flash. Along with it, they introduced certain extra features of which the “depth of field” and “selfie” modes deserve special mention!

Though the camera has 720p resolution, but it can record 1080p HD videos which are amazing!

Other Features

The phone features such as Bluetooth 4.0 GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, FM radio, WiFi hotspots, Geo-tagging, face detection, Java support, and tons of other features. Sensors like Accelerometer, proximity, compass are also present.
The one lagging features that might  let the phone fluff a little is its 2110 mAh battery which is quite small juice for such a huge beast!


Being Asus Zenfone 5 user myself, I would definitely suggest people to go for it. With a starting range price and having premium features it is hard to find a match, especially in the Android market. About the lollipop update, it’s presumed that ASUS is definitely going to find a fix for the battery draining problem!

Image Source: CNET, Asus.

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