Summary: The ASUS Zenfone 5 retail at RM 519 and it’s available from ASUS’ authorized sellers, and also their online store (opens noon of 3rd December) at http://store.asus.com/my/ (link leads to Zenfone 5 product page on the store).
Excerpt: The Asus Zenfone 5 is a no-nonsense smartphone that is definitely worth the price. It offers a good looking design and respectable performance capability. There are many other reliable brands out there in the market, and Asus has done a good job with the Zenfone 5.
Unbox 2014 Gadget Awards: Smartphone of the Year – Zenfone 5
13 January 2015
Excerpt: ASUS definitely has a winner with the Zenfone 5. While it does suffer from its fair share of performance issues, it’s still a great Android smartphone. Starting at Php 6495, it’s definitely “sulit” considering its overall performance, build quality and Pixel Master camera Specs Aren’t Everything...
Summary: Piece of art. Awarded with a design prize, available for a low price as an entry-level device and also really comfortable in the hands: The 5-inch Asus Zenfone 5 checks many of the right boxes in our review and only reveals a few drawbacks.
Pros: Inexpensive, HD resolution, Scratch-proof display, High build quality, LTE support, Current Android OS, Good camera, Powerful enough for current games, Low operating temperatures, Long battery runtimes, The communication modules of the Zenfone 5 don't leave anything to be desired with GSM, UMTS a...
Cons: Dirt-repellant coating pretty useless, Only 3.7 GB storage for the user, Integrated battery, Small performance headroom for the next generation of games, Bigger internal storage and a display coating that prevents fingerprints. The solution of the Zenfone 5 doesn't work.
ASUS Zenfone 5 Lite (A502CG) Unboxing: A More Affordable Zenfone 5
12 December 2014
Excerpt: We unbox the more affordable version of the Zenfone 5! It’s an undeniable fact that ASUS PH has scored big with the Zenfone 5. It’s a phone that’s hard to buy nowadays, not because it’s a terrible phone – on the contrary, it’s such a great phone that it usually flys off the shelf even as ASUS PH...
Excerpt: The ASUS Zenfone 5 won the hearts of many Filipinos with its balance of good specs and price. Now we have the more affordable ASUS Zenfone 5 Lite (A502CG) which sports a toned-down version of its sibling. Will its lower price point justify the downgrade of its internals?
ASUS ZenFone 5 LTE Review - A more premium ASUS ZenFone 5 with 4G LTE
9 November 2014
Excerpt: Versatile, powerful and affordably priced, the ASUS ZenFone 5 (A501CG) is currently one of the most well-balanced and versatile smartphones in the Malaysian market. So, what more could you ask from ASUS? 4G LTE? A non-Intel processor?
Summary: The ASUS ZenFone 5 is an excellent mid-range smartphone with a terrific cost/benefit ratio. It is as resourceful as the Sony Xperia T3 (which is more expensive), and costs as much as the Motorola Moto G , famous for its excellent price point.
Pros: Excellent cost/benefit ratio, Big screen (but not too big), with crisp and vivid images, Sturdy, with nice design, Light, Excellent performance, Frontal camera for video callings, Memory card slot
Cons: No support for 4G LTE networks in the reviewed model, Could be slimmer
Excerpt: Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and packing in 4G LTE connectivity, the ASUS ZenFone 5 LTE or A500KL continues the ZenFone smartphone range promise of affordably priced yet attractive smartphones.