ASUS ZenFone 5

by oznenauj

SPECIFICATIONS:

– Intel Atom Z2560 1.6ghz (2 Cores/4 Threads)

– PowerVR SGX 544MP2

-Android Jellybean 4.3 (upgradeable to Android KitKat 4.4)

– 5″ IPS HD Capacitive Screen

– 2GB RAM

– 8GB Internal Memory (4GB Usable Memory)

– supports up to 64gb MicroSD External Memory

– 8MP Rear Camera with LED Flash / 2MP Front Camera

– 2110mAh Lithium-Ion Battery (non-removable)

– SRP: PhP 6,495.00

 

PROS: 

– large screen with very clear resolution

– intel powered processor

– hefty 2gb ram

– corning gorilla glass 3 (scratch proof)

– superb 8MP rear camera with special features of a digital camera

– ecstatic 2MP front camera for selfies and group pictures

– supports up to 64gb microsd card

best in its class and price @ PhP 6,495.00

 

CONS:

 non removable battery

– apps cannot be installed on external microsd card

– battery life

– weak speakers

 

VERDICT:

As I saw this Zen Fone 5 (ZF5), I was amazed of the specifications having an Intel Atom Processor rather than having those SnapDragon, Qualcomm, MediaTek, etc. as well as having ahefty 2GB RAM to go alongside with the Intel Processor. The screen is bigger than my previous handset, a Gionee ELife E3 which has 4.7″ IPS HD Screen. This ZF5 has a 5″ IPS HD Screen. There is the famous Corning Gorilla Glass 3, this is a protective glass lens for the screen as it is scratch proof, no need to buy screen protectors to prevent unwanted scratches on the screen. But I still installed a screen protector just to make sure. The camera features is superb, I definitely enjoyed and I am very much happy and satisfied with the results. The downside of this phone is the battery life, the 2150mAh battery is not enough for a day of calls, text, internet, entertainment use. It is best to always carry a power bank handy. This phone doesnt support transfer of applications/games to the external microsd drive. For some reason you will have to deal with the usable capacity of the internal drive of 4gb. This phone is not bad and is worth the price at PhP 6,495.00.

 

For Avid Advanced Android User like me, as soon as I get my handset I automatically research on “rooting” (jailbreak) my android phone. Mainly because I don’t like the bloatwares installed on the phone. This help my phone top run faster and smoother. After I applied the root access on my phone, I installed Folder Mount which is available in the Google Playstore. This app will allow users to transfer apps/games from the internal memory to the external memory. By this, we just removed restirctions of Asus. 🙂

 

Now, I installed Titanium Backup Pro and cracked it for Full Version using Lucky Patcher. I opened Titanium Backup Pro and chose which bloatwares and applications are to be disabled and/or froze.

 

DO AT YOUR OWN RISK!

 

TITANIUM BACK UP PRO: (bloatwares which I disabled/freeze)

Amazon Kindle

– Android Live Wallpaper

– ASUS Demo

– ASUS Keyboard

– ASUS Miracast

– ASUS Services

– Basic Daydreams Theme

– Blackhole Theme

– Browser (ASUS Browser)

– Bubbles Theme

– Do It Later

– Drive (Google Drive)

– GMail

– Google Keyboard

– Google Play Bloatwares (Books, Games, Movies & TV, Music, News Stand)

– Google Search

– Google Plus

– Google Hangouts

– Party Link

– PC Link

– Remote Link

– Share Link

– Talk Back

 

Applications you might consider using:

 

– Clean Master (to clean junk files and clear memory)

– Greenify (automatically hibernates applications not used, wakes up when needed such as Facebook, Messenger, Viber, etc)

– Psiphon (virtual private network proxy server – free internet [ROOT REQUIRED])

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