Asus Zenfone 5 A500CG 8GB

Asus Zenfone 5 A500CG 8GB Price

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Expected Best Price: Rs. 9,990

Key Features

  • Android v4.3 (Jelly Bean)
  • Performance



  • Display



  • Camera



  • Battery

  • 8 GB + 64 GB Expandable
  • Does not support Indian bands
  • Dual SIM: Micro + Micro
  • FM Radio

What makes Asus Zenfone 5 A500CG 8GB unique?

  • The best1 phone with Dual-Core processor and 8 GB memory
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Buy For

  • Decent camera
  • Good storage capacity
  • Decent battery life
  • Good main camera

Beware Of

  • Weak configuration
  • Poor front camera

An ordinary device with a high price tag

Display and Design

The Asus Zenfone 5 A500CG ships with a 5.0-inch HD display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1,280 pixels which results in a healthy 294ppi pixel density. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla glass from minor scratches and dents. It weighs 145 grams with a waistline of 10.3mm which makes the smartphone quite heavy and thick.

Configuration, Storage and OS

The phone is powered by Intel chipset coupled with PowerVR SGX 544MP2 GPU and 2GB RAM work in tandem to deliver good 3D gaming experience. An 8GB of internal storage has been provided for storing data, though there is an expandable memory option of up to 64GB via a microSD card.
Android Jelly Bean runs as the operating system.

Camera, Battery and Connectivity

All the photography needs are taken care of with the help of 8MP main camera with autofocus, LED flash and back illuminated sensors. The image quality is further enhanced by the Auto Flash, Continuos Shooting, Digital image stabilization, Exposure compensation, Face detection, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), ISO control, Touch to focus, White balance presets. A 2MP front camera has also been provided for basic video calling and selfies.

A 2,110mAh li-po non removable battery supplies all the needed juice to the phone. The Connectivity options includes 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and micro USB connectivity.

Verdict

The Asus Zenfone 5 A500CG comes with very basic specs and mediocre features. The phone is quite expensive with no such special features, so if you are looking for a phone within this range then there are better alternatives than this one.

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Asus Zenfone 5 A500CG 8GB Price in India

Asus Zenfone 5 A500CG 8GB price in India is expected to be Rs. 9,990

Asus Zenfone 5 A500CG 8GB Specifications

General

Brand Asus
Model Zenfone 5 A500CG 8GB
Operating System Android v4.3 (Jelly Bean)
SIM Slot(s)
Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
SIM Size SIM1: Micro
SIM2: Micro
Network 4G: Available (doesn't support Indian bands)
3G: Available, 2G: Available

Design

Size Compare
Dimensions 148.2 (H) x 72.8 (W) x 10.3 (T) mm
Average
Dimensions compared to
  • 8 - 12 K Phones
  • All Phones
This Device
10.3 mm
Average in group
8.9 mm
Best in this group
5.5 mm
Group: 8 - 12 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Weight 145 grams
Average
Weight compared to
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  • All Phones
This Device
145 grams
Average in group
144 grams
Best in this group
97 grams
Group: 8 - 12 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Colours

Display

Good
Display compared to
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  • All Phones
This Device
70%
Average in group
65%
Best in this group
88%
Group: 8 - 12 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Screen Size
5.0 inches (12.7 cm)
Screen Resolution
HD (720 x 1280 pixels)
Pixel Density
294 ppi
Very Good
Pixel Density compared to
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This Device
294 ppi
Average in group
294 ppi
Best in this group
441 ppi
Group: 8 - 12 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Display Type
IPS LCD
Screen Protection
Corning Gorilla Glass v3
Touch Screen Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Screen to Body Ratio
63.84 %

Performance

Good
Performance compared to
  • 8 - 12 K Phones
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This Device
57%
Average in group
53%
Best in this group
88%
Group: 8 - 12 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Chipset Intel Atom Z2580
Processor
Dual core, 2 GHz
Average
Processor compared to
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This Device
Dual core, 2 GHz, Chipset: Intel Atom Z2580
Average in group
Quad core, 1.3 GHz, Cortex A53, Chipset: MediaTek MT6735P
Best in this group
Dual core, 2.5 GHz, Cortex A72 + Quad core, 2 GHz Cortex A53 + Quad core, 1.4 GHz Cortex A53, Chipset: MediaTek MT6797
Group: 8 - 12 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Graphics
PowerVR SGX 544MP2
RAM
2 GB
Very Good
RAM compared to
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This Device
2 GB
Average in group
1 GB
Best in this group
4 GB
Group: 8 - 12 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings

Storage

Very Good
Storage compared to
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This Device
87%
Average in group
87%
Best in this group
99%
Group: 8 - 12 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Internal Memory
8 GB
Average
Internal Memory compared to
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This Device
8 GB
Average in group
8 GB
Best in this group
64 GB
Group: 8 - 12 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Expandable Memory
Up to 64 GB

Camera

Very Good
Camera compared to
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This Device
80%
Average in group
73%
Best in this group
93%
Group: 8 - 12 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings

Main Camera

Resolution
8 MP Primary Camera
Good
Main Camera compared to
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This Device
8 MP
Average in group
8 MP
Best in this group
16 MP
Group: 8 - 12 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Sensor
Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Autofocus
Aperture
2.0 F
Flash
LED Flash
Image Resolution 3264 x 2448 Pixels
Settings
Exposure compensation, ISO control
Shooting Modes
Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Camera Features
Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Touch to focus
Video Recording
1920x1080 @ 30 fps, 1280x720 @ 30 fps

Front Camera

Resolution
2 MP Front Camera
Below Average
Front Camera compared to
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This Device
2 MP
Average in group
5 MP
Best in this group
13 MP
Group: 8 - 12 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings

Battery

Good
Battery compared to
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This Device
58%
Average in group
66%
Best in this group
99%
Group: 8 - 12 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Capacity
2110 mAh
Type Li-Polymer
User Replaceable
No

Network & Connectivity

SIM Size SIM1: Micro, SIM2: Micro
Network Support
4G (doesn't support Indian bands), 3G, 2G
SIM 1
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz

2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz

3G Speed:
HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s ↓, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s ↑

GPRS:
Available

EDGE:
Available

SIM 2
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz

Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
Wi-Fi Features
Mobile Hotspot
Bluetooth
v4.0
GPS
with A-GPS, Glonass
USB Connectivity
microUSB 2.0

Multimedia

FM Radio
Loudspeaker
Audio Jack 3.5 mm

Special Features

Other Sensors Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass

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