ASUS ZenFone 5 (Z2560)

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ZenFone 5 (Z2560)

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OS Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Shades Charcoal Black, Pearl White, Cherry Red, Champagne Gold, Twilight Purple
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 8 GB
Display Size 5" inch
Rear Camera 8 MP
Front Camera 2 MP
Primary Rear Camera 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, Digital Zoom, autofocus, LED flash
Battery Li-Po 2110 mAh (Non-removable)
Processor 1.6 GHz
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Announced Jan, 2014
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Box Content Handset, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, Battery, User Manual, Warranty Card
Languages English
OS Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Shades Charcoal Black, Pearl White, Cherry Red, Champagne Gold, Twilight Purple
Processor & Sound
Processor 1.6 GHz
Graphics Processor PowerVR SGX544MP2
Display
Display Size 5" inch
Touchscreen
Multi-Touch
Display Colours 16 Million
Pixels Per Inch Density 294 ppi
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Display Resolution (H) 720 pixels
Display Resolution (V) 1280 pixels
Display Type IPS
Display Features Capacitive touchscreen
Cameras
Rear Camera 8 MP
Front Camera 2 MP
Resolution (Front) 1600x1200 pixels
Camera Flash LED
Camera Resolution 3264x2448 pixels
Digital Zoom
Auto Focus
GeoTagging
Video Resolution 1080p @ 30fps
Primary Rear Camera 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, Digital Zoom, autofocus, LED flash
RAM & Storage
RAM 1 GB
Call Log
Internal Storage 8 GB
Memory Card microSD, up to 64 GB
Dimensions & Weight
Thickness 10.3 mm
Height 148.2 mm
Weight 145 gms
Width 72.8 mm
Battery Size & Backup
Stand-by (3G) 353 hours
Talktime (3G) 18.30 hours
Battery Li-Po 2110 mAh (Non-removable)
Internet & Connectivity
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, EDR
Handsfree
USB microUSB v2.0
A-GPS
Browser HTML
GPS
SIM Type Micro-SIM
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
Data Speed HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
EDGE
GPRS
Networks 2G + 3G, Dual SIM dual stand-by
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
Features
Calendar
Organiser
Clock
Alarm Clock
SNS Integration
Java via Java MIDP emulator
Office Applications
Voice Dialing
Voice Memo
Entertainment
Video Player
Music Player
Video Recording
Image Viewer
3.5mm Jack/Port
Radio No
Image/Video Editor
Voice Recording
Games
Ringtones
Vibration
Ringtones MP3
Messaging
T9 Dictionary
Predictive Text Input
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Social Networking Facebook, Twitter, Gmail
Sensors
Accelerometer Sensor
Compass
Proximity Sensor

ASUS ZenFone 5 (Z2560) Review

27 Jan, 14 02:33 PM

Overview

Simple and Sturdy Android Phone
By Mandeep

ASUS ZenFone 5 is one of the latest dual SIM dual stand-by smartphone from Asus which was announced in January, 2013 at the CES event under the new ZenFone range. It comes in a box with a charger, a data cable, a headset and an user guide.

Display and Dimensions

ASUS ZenFone 5 has a 5.0-inch, capacitive and multi-touch, IPS LCD touchscreen display with a resolution of 720x1280 pixels, 16M color depth and 294ppi pixel density. It has a height of 148.2mm ,a width of 72.8mm and a thickness of 10.3mm as its dimensions along with a weight of 145gms. It also includes some sensors such as accelerometer, proximity, compass and light.

Processor and OS

It is an Android v4.3, Jelly Bean OS based smartphone with ZenUI, a dual-core 2.0GHz Saltwell processor with quad-thread hyper-threading technology, an Intel Atom Z2580 chipset, a PowerVR SGX 544MP2 GPU.

Camera and Storage

ASUS ZenFone 5 has got a 8.0MP Pixel Master rear camera with a resolution of 3264x2448 pixels, f2.0 aperture, digital zoom, auto focus, LED flash, spherical panoramas and video recording. It also has a 2.0MP front camera for video calling. It has got a RAM of 1/2GB along with an internal memory of 8/16GB which can be further expanded up to 64GB via a microSD memory card.

Connectivity and Battery

For connectivity, it has a GPRS and EDGE, a v2.0 micro USB port, a v4.0 Bluetooth with A2DP and EDR, WLAN feature with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot and Wi-Fi direct and 3G speeds of HSDPA 42.2Mbps and HSUPA 5.76Mbps. It  runs on 2G(GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz) and 3G(HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100MHz) network frequencies. It has a non-removable Li-Po 2050mAh battery.

Multimedia

For messaging, it includes SMS, MMS, E-mail, Push mail, IM and integrated social networking sites along with predictive text input. It has also got a lot of other features such as a loudspeaker, a 3.5mm audio jack, a HTML browser, GPS with A-GPS support,Java via MIDP emulator, an organizer, an audio and a video player with a lot of supported formats, a document viewer, a photo viewer/editor, voice memo/dial, turn-by-turn navigation, tethering, computer and OTA sync and many more.

Shades and Price

It is available in five beautiful shades which includes Charcoal Black, twilight Purple,  Champagne Gold, Cherry Red and Pearl White at a price of US$ 149.

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