Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG 8 GB Red
  • Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG 8 GB Red
  • Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG 8 GB Red
  • Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG 8 GB Red

Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG 8 GB Red

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Key Features
  • Display Size 5 Inches
  • Operating System Android v4.3 (Jelly Bean)
  • RAM 1 GB
  • Rear Camera 8 MP
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Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG 8 GB Red - Expert Reviews


Asus Computer Inc., a leading Taiwanese tech MNC, is trying to spread its wing and capture a sizable chunk of Indian tech market, especially in smartphone market. One of its various strategies to enter Indian subcontinent is to introduce affordable Android phones. Introduction of Asus Zenfone 5 is one step forward to that strategy. In fact, this Asus model is a mid-ranged 5-inch screen smartphone.

Asus Zenfone 5 runs on vanilla version of Android 4.3, which will be upgraded to 4.4 KitKat. It offers an interesting camera feature that improves camera performance even in low light by grouping sensor pixels. Therefore, this smartphone comes with more lag than expected. It has an Intel Z2580 processor clocked at a speed of 2GHz. 8MP Asus PixelMaster Camera helps the users click great quality pictures, comparable to that of digital cameras. 2MP frontal camera is good for video chats and selfies, but the absence of LED Flash is glaring. Asus has kept the design of Zenphone 5 simple, with a good looking user interface, especially significant for an Android phone. Most importantly, its styling resembles sleek Ultrabooks of Asus. The only significant drawback is the comparatively older Intel processor, which may have battery life issues. 720p display provides respectable image quality. One may have expected 1080p resolution but considering the price existing resolution is commendable. In case of gaming and other related applications, Zenfone 5 may fall short of expectation as it comes with a relatively older version of Intel Atom processor currently.

Connectivity options are limited to Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G. Absence of FM, NFC, Infrared and HDMI options are a big letdown, especially for a mid-ranged phone like this and will definitely adversely affect prospect of the smartphone. 4GB internal storage is commendable and the external storage capacity can be expanded up to 64GB with the help of microSD card. Asus Zenfone 5 has dual-SIM capability, bettering prospect in Indian market.

Operating system and UI

The first thing that captured our eyeballs in Zenfone 5 is the pretty simple design. Essentially, it is a plastic phone along with a single piece plastic battery cover. This cover comes in 5 different colors (Red, White, Black, Gold, and Blue), giving users more options to choose. This smartphone is just 10.33mm thick and weighs only 144gms. Dimensional specification of this mobile handset is 148.20mm x 72.80mm x 10.30mm. Though the look resembles Ultrabook, it is definitely not super slim. However, expecting superlatives from this mid-ranged phone is not justified.

The display of Asus Zenfone 5 is 5-inch in size with multi-touch capacitive touchscreen and 16M colors. Asus Zenfone 5 has 720 x 1280 pixels with ~294ppi of pixel density. It comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 display protection. In a high-end smartphone of this size, 1080p displays are expected but considering the price of this mobile 720p display seems justified.

It is powered by 2GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2580 processor along with Quad-Thread Hyper-Threading Technology and has 1GB RAM. This Asus model runs on Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean version) but is upgradeable to Android 4.4 KitKat. One of the best aspects of the UI is that navigation throughout is brisk. It needs special mention that almost all the actions are nearly affected immediately. Depreciation in performance is not noticed here.

Other Features

This is one of the options that Zenfone 5 really let us down. Only basic multimedia options are available. Absence of FM radio in a mid-ranged phone is a shocker. Java is available via Java MIDP emulator. This handset comes with 3.5mm jack. Music and movies can be enjoyed at standard media players having multiple format support.



Asus Zenfone 5 comes with a primary rear camera of 8MP and has exclusive ASUS PixelMaster technology, wide-aperture f/2.0 lens, BSI (back-side illumination) sensor, and image stabilization feature. Users will definitely capture photographs having sharp picture quality, equivalent to what they snap with dedicated digital cameras. It also has a secondary front camera of 2MP for taking selfies and sharp photos, on one hand, and have high quality video chat sessions, on the other.


3G onboard Internet connectivity is available on Asus ZenFone 5. High speed mobile broadband can also be connected. GPRS and EDGE support using 2G network is also available. Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n support is available. The HSUPA speed on 3G network is 5.76Mbps, whereas the HSDPA speed is very high with 42Mbps.



Asus ZenFone 5 has 4GB internal storage and 1GB RAM, leading to practically unlimited call records, Photocall, and unlimited fields and entries at Phonebook. External memory can be expanded with the help of a microSD card slot up to 64GB. According to official information from Asus, 4GB, 8GB, and 16GB models will be available in the market, with respect to market demand.

Other Features

The smartphone comes with added enhanced Android applications that have enabled the users to use the handset in an easier and simpler way. App that needs special mention is the ASUS-enhanced email app, which displays messages in a threaded view to keep track of the conversations. Smart Reader Mode helps in viewing and reading websites, magazines, or e-books easily as it reduces eyestrain by adjusting background tone. Gallery app enhances online synchronization.  

Omlet Open Messaging Platform is there enabling in free open messaging which is powered by Omlet Chat. Therefore, users can share almost any kind of content and all at the same price as MMSes and SMSes.

Downloadable games are available, but due to the presence of 2GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2580 processor, this smartphone will not be preferred to play all sort of games. However, the average game-play experience is good.


Zenfone 5 has non-removable Li-Po 2,110mAh battery, which helps users to talk and use it for longer hours continuously. Users do not have to charge battery frequently.


Multiple connectivity options are available at Asus ZenFone 5 but some of the misses are definitely raising eyebrows. Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth v.4, microUSB port and direct Wi-Fi are available here. But absence of HDMI, Infrared, and NFC are discomforting. This model of Asus comes with 3.5mm headphone.

Other Features

There are formidable opponents of Asus ZenFone 5 in the Indian mobile smartphone market and two of them are LG G2 and Samsung Galaxy S4. If ZenFone 5 is compared with these peers on the basis of specifications only then it is bound to lag behind. However, the comparable feature at a price which is comparatively low offers a good chance to this model of Asus.

ZenFone 5 comes with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS, which is upgradeable to Android 4.4 KitKat. However, Galaxy S4 and G2 comes with 4.4.2 Android OS. Although display size of Asus model is more or less the same, the resolution and pixel density of the display is considerably less, almost half. Primary camera here is 8MP while that of S4 and G2 are 13MP. Most importantly, the processor of Asus ZenFone 5 is considerably weak when compared with that of LG G2 and Samsung Galaxy S4. While CPU chip of the Asus model is Intel Atom Z2580, the same in G2 and S4 are 800 MSM8974 and 600 APQ8064T Qualcomm Snapdragon, respectively. Now, when it comes to price, the concerned Asus model is way more affordable than both the other smartphones.

Other Features


January 6, 2014: ASUS announced 3 new releases at CES January 2014. This new smartphone range has powerful Intel Atom processor, exclusive User Interface, and many exciting colors. The ZenFone series is basically targeted for medium ranged customers, providing them high value of money. Three handsets in this series are ZenFone 4, ZenFone 5, and ZenFone 6. All these smartphones run on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS, which will be updated to the latest Android 4.4 KitKat shortly.

With the ZenFone series, ASUS has exclusively introduced ASUS Zen UI. This exclusive user interface comes with exciting functionalities along with irresistible front end. ZenFone series comes with selective themes perfectly designed to match device colors, simplified menus and icons, and clever “What’s Next” feature that helps users keep track of their lives.

Considering the features as well as price, best of the bunch of three smartphones in the series is definitely ZenFone 5. It has a 5-inch sized display, 720p IPS LCD display that ensures vivid and on-screen colors and texts, and wide color range of plastic body. This phone has got a responsive feel as the processor has been upgraded to 2GHz. Navigation through the software of budget friendly Asus Zenone 5 is more responsive than any other high powered Android flagship smartphone.

*  5-inch 720p display with capacitive touchscreen

*  Multi-color themes and intuitive design

*  Corning Gorilla Glass 3 that ensures scratch and damage resistant display

*  GloveTouch

*  8 megapixel PixelMaster camera ensures 400% brighter videos, vivid night photos, and crystal clear day-time photos.

*  1.6GHz Intel Atom Multi-Core Z2580/Z2560 processor with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology.

Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG 8 GB Red - User Reviews

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Trimmed Version of original Asus Zenfone 5 but offers better battery backup
by Suraj Gupta on 2015-01-22

I have used Asus Zenfone 5 for around 7 months now.
Only problem i faced was battery draining quickly due to constant use.
Bough this one yesterday (21st Jan).
Using it for a a day now and

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A THOROUGH REVIEW - after extensive usage for 2 days:
by Gaurav Marwaha on 2015-02-07


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As usual the great performer... keep rocking ASUS
by S Chopra on 2014-07-15

I recently bought a XOLO Q1010i and it was worth buying. Now I needed one more for myself and there came this ad in newspaper and I immediately started researching ASUS Zenfone 5. I on the same day

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Broken Display with a fall from a height of 3 FEET.
by kartik raja on 2014-12-23

Dear Friends,

Recommended Only for persons who can handle it with CARE. Here is my story..

The Mobile worked satisfactorily as per the specifications except the Battery Life but I am

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Better than expected !!
by Venkat Bhargava on 2015-02-02

A bit lengthy but useful review :
I'm using a HTC ONE and started looking for a secondary phone around 7k - 8k budget. By reading all the reviews of Xiaomi redmi 1s iv'e almost fixed for it. Later

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Great Phone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ultimate
by Rohit Phogat on 2015-01-23

such a gr8 phone everrything is fine i bought it in 7100. of 10% i think its a good deal for me.
look wise 5/5
design 5/5
sound 4/5
touch 5/5
camera 5/5
speed 5/5

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Zenfone 5
by Kalyan KK on 2015-01-25

Update after 1 month of usage ----- Still the same awesomeness. Pictures are crystal clear and MICROFILM option is simple superb. I am loving that a lot. Battery performance is almost good. on 3g

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by Flipkart Customer on 2015-01-20

Nearly 1 month back I ordered a 8 GB model which had a headset. Everything seems to work fine.

Last week I again ordered a 16 GB version (price difference of Rs 1000 from 8GB model) but I did

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Review Zenfone.. not happy
by Srinibas Sahoo on 2015-03-02

Its performance is not comparatively good. What are configuration its having is not showing that much of power. It's batter is very bad. In a day you have to make two to three times charge. Because if

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phone totaled
by pradeep bose on 2014-07-22

The phone build quality is terrible. The hardware is reall un reliable. The motherboard became faulty , within the year. Though 1 year warranty was there , it was not serviced in warranty , it was

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Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG 8 GB Red Specifications

General Features
  • Announced 2014, January
  • Brand Asus
  • Handset Color Red
  • Model Name Zenfone 5 A501CG
  • Network Type GSM
  • Display Size 5 Inches
  • Display Type IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Resolution 1280 x 720 Pixels
  • Display Color 16M
  • Display Features Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Multi-Touch Screen
  • Horizontal Pixel 1280
  • Vertical Pixel 720
  • Rear Camera 8 MP
  • Front Camera Yes, 2 MP
  • Flash Yes, LED Flash
  • Video Yes, (1080p Full HD)@30 fps
  • Camera Features Geo-tagging
  • Internal Memory 8 GB
  • Extendable Memory Yes, microSD, Up to 64 GB
  • RAM 1 GB
  • Operating System Android v4.3 (Jelly Bean)
  • Processor 2 GHz Dual-Core, Intel Atom Z2580
  • GPU PowerVR SGX544MP2
  • User Interface Asus ZenUI
  • Operating Frequency GSM - 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS - 2100
  • Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
  • Browser HTML
  • Processor Core Dual Core
Data & Internet
  • 3G Yes, HSDPA 42.2 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
  • EDGE Yes
  • GPRS Yes
  • Wi-Fi Yes, 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with (A2DP, EDR)
  • NFC No
  • GPS Yes, With A-GPS Support
  • USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
  • Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM
  • Music Player Yes, MP3, WAV, WMA eAAC+
  • Video Player Yes, H.263, H.264, MP4
  • Radio No
  • Games Yes
  • Alert Types MP3, Vibration
  • Loudspeaker Yes
  • Audio Jack Yes
  • Battery Type Non-removable Li-Po
  • Battery Capacity 2110 mAh
  • Talk Time Up to 18 hrs 30 min (3G)
  • Max Stand-by Time Up to 353 hrs (3G)
  • Form Factor Bar
  • Dimensions 148.2 x 72.8 x 5.5 mm
  • Weight 145 gms
  • Input Method Touchscreen
Other Features
  • SIM Size Micro SIM
  • SIM Option Dual SIM
  • Sensors Accelerometer, Compass, Proximity
  • SAR Value At the Head - 0.710 W/Kg, At the Body - 0.607 W/Kg
  • Business Features Yes
  • Important Apps Google Apps,Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk
  • In The Box Handset, Battery, Charger, USB Cable, Handsfree, User Guide, Warranty Card
  • Additional Features Organizer, Photo Viewer/Editor, Predictive Text Input, SNS integration, Voice memo/dial
  • Warranty 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty

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