Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG (8GB, 1.2GHz)

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1. Trusted Brand

2. A big name in computers, the Taiwanese brand made an entry in the smartphone segment in 2014. It is known for its popular Zenfone series.

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Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG (8GB, 1.2GHz) details

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  • Powerful configuration
  • Corning Gorilla Glass protection
  • Sound battery
Beware of
  • Dated Android OS
  • Sealed battery

Go for the ASUS A501CG if you are looking for a big 5-inch smartphone that can deal with powerful activities smoothly. It boasts of Intel Atom processor and 2GB RAM for this purpose. However, it runs on dated Jelly Bean OS which is very disappointing.

Powerful smartphone
Display and Configuration

The ASUS A501CG-2A508WWE/2B509WWE flaunts a 5-inch IPS LCD multi touch display with HD resolution and a pixel density of 294ppi. Covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.0, it resists scratches and fingerprints easily.

It is driven by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor sitting on Intel Atom Z2520 processor. Together with 2GB RAM and PowerVR SGX 544MP2, the smartphone has the ability to make light of anything you throw at it. It sails on dated Android v4.3 Jelly Bean OS.

Camera and Storage

The ASUS A501CG houses an 8MP autofocus camera at the back which supports LED flash and geo-tagging and can record 1,080p videos at 30fps. It also has a 2MP front facing camera on board. It has an internal memory of 8GB which is further expandable up to 32GB.

Battery and Connectivity

The ASUS A501CG packs a sealed 2,100mAh Li-Po battery which claims to provide up to 18 hours of talktime and up to 353 hours of standby time over 3G. Connectivity options include 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS/A-GPS, GLONASS, USB port and Bluetooth.
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  • Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG (8GB, 1.2GHz)
  • Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG (8GB, 1.2GHz)
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Android v4.3 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.4 (Kitkat)
  • Performance
  • Display
  • Camera
  • Battery
  • Available
  • 8 GB + 64 GB Expandable
  • Dual SIM: Micro +
  • Gorilla Glass 3
  • FM Radio
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4.2 /5 BASED ON 30,738 RATING(S)
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awesome camera (344)
decent camera (34)
awesome front camera (4)
poor camera (23)
poor phone (113)
awesome battery backup (199)
average battery backup (67)
bad battery backup (384)
battery heating issue (4)
battery issue (141)
battery saving mode (3)
awesome display (121)
display issue (9)
bad display (3)
good voice clarity (3)
connectivity issues (22)
poor voice clarity (3)
average phone (1)
awesome phone (1458)
awesome budget phone (16)
value for money (218)
average performance (7)
amazing performance (121)
great sound (55)
hanging issue (242)
poor performance (50)
heating issue (637)
poor microphone (3)
awesome performance (85)
poor front camera (2)
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Good Phone, Very bad connection Problem but shorted it out now....
30 Aug 2014 By Vivek Jain M On

When i first bought this phone, i was very disappointed to find out you cannot switch between 2G and 3G network mode on this phone.Its always on the dual mode.nnIts particularly very bad when your home is on fringes of mobile network in your area, I rarely got 3G tower in my phone. but then i found out a way for it online.nnJust dial *#*#4636#*#*nnand select Phone information Tab,nnthen scroll down and change WCDMA Preferred to WCDMA Only.nnand you will start getting 3G tower.nPls rate this as high as possible so everybody knows about this.....

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A THOROUGH REVIEW after extensive usage for 2 days
07 Feb 2015 By Gaurav Marwaha On

I READ A NO. OF REVIEWS BEFORE BUYING, FOUND NONE OF THEM BEING PERSPECTIVE BUILDING AND DEEP....BOUGHT THE FONE AS A CALCULATED RISK AND FOUND THAT THE FONE DELIVERS TO MY NEEDS.... HERE IS THE COMPLETE REVIEW (ALSO COMPARED WITH YUREKA) nn1. battery: drains fast...needs charging everyday unless on standby...standby with wifi on is battery prudent...u see the battery cycle improving. ALMOST SIMILAR TO YUREKA WHICH HAS SLIGHTLY BIGGER BATTERY, BUT A QUADCORE PROCESSOR AND 5.5" DISPLAY... nn2. sound: sufficently loud, contrary to wat i read before buying. might not be as loud as others, still serves the purpose of ringtones and watching videos with adequate detail. could be better. sound over headfones s really good. using JBL J56BT and Goji Headfones. YUREKA AND AZ5 HAVE SAME OUTPUT nn3. camera: slight shutter lag that was not there in 1.6GHZ model before kitkat update....fotos are clear and detailed. quality suffers in all modes in low light conditions - either too bright or too noisy or dull... pics come out to be plasticky...unreal.. though color saturation and contrasts are not altered (like yureka and redmi) front camera gives u decent enuf pics and the zen ui lets u edit selfies in the required way (YUREKA CAMERA IS NOT EVEN CLOSE) nn4. display: beats all displays in same resolution... crisp clear. but auto brightness takes time to get accustomed esp if u are previously using a fone that has higher brightness settings for normal usage. os has no snag. (YUREKA DISPLAY, THOUGH NOT AS CRISP, BEING BIGGER IS MORE APPEALING TO MY TASTES... ESP READING EBOOK/PDF// GAMING) nn5. gaming - graphics - pretty decent...dint notice heating in low - mid requirement games...dint install high end games, as i really wont use them. clash of clans, angry birds, subway surfer and shadow fight 2 run smooth. (YUREKA IS A GREAT GAMING FONE, AZ5 IS NO WAY NEAR) nn6. multitasking- idle usage after all installations and routene settings (wifi on, auto sync on, dropbox whatsapp etc. on in the background) is around 700 MB, giving u around 1300 MB free... Zenfone has boost function in the dropdown menu (no dedicated task manager, one widget only ) that does the job of killing all apps. (YUREKA S BETTER HERE CZ OF CYANOGEN MOD AND MORE CORES) nn7. UI glitches - a couple of time i experienced Wifi Glitche.. fone restarted >> previously stored wifi no longer remembered>> once unable to connect despite numerous efforts. nalso experienced a fone hang on the second day when fone was on standby....!!! really worked fine after restart... will try to figure out why and repost in future if i experience same kinda glitch... (YUREKA HAS MORE GLITCHES THAN ZEN UI)noverall - 9/10 score to zenUI, one short cz of the glitches. zen has really worked to deliver a UI that has some great features like letting u install apps directly on sd card, excellent keyboard [CANT DO THAT ON YUREKA ], calling/phone app, zen toolkit,etc,etc,etc.. no bloatware.... music app is well designed too... nnin sum total: anyday better than competition devices and all micromax devices. being a worldwide product, u easily get accessories and spares. i ordered a nillkin backcase, and a garmore tampered glass -both of good quality and reasonable price. (YUREKA ACCESSORIES ARENT THAT WELL AVAILABLE AS AZ5)n1. pros: great looks, good price, easy availability of standard accessories, smooth and userfriendly UI even for advanced users, decent camera for its price... good graphics and cpu (LOOKS LIKE A FONE NOT A FABLET/TABLET WHICH YUREKA IS)n2. cons: battery cud be more, wifi glitches, bottom glittering surface is grooved and gets dirty, cud be removed - really useless..makes it bulky,.. buttons cud hav been lit..(YUREKA HAS BACKLIT BUTTONS) nnEND WORDS: if u are a heavy user, go for a device with more internal storage and higher cpu speed and battery ( redmi note 4g, or yureka in this range), if u savvy great looks, better UI and a well designed machine optimum for moderate usage, go for this... its like a royal enfield...more maintainence, but more elegance and presence.. yureka and redmi notes are just pulars, only plus point being speed (also, they are not dukes any day ;)...if ur planning to use it for moderate calling, whatsapp , fb, music, some reading and browsing and a few games and useful apps, and want a UI that doesnt need 3rd party launchers like go,etc.. buy it, along with a powerful SD card (class 10 or higher) for ur songs and documents... I DINT GO FOR YUREKA CZ: 1. 5 inch display is adquate for me, fits in pockets, and is operable single-handedly... but the main reason was the flash sale model for these chinese devices...i wanted a trusted brand which wud give aftersales services.. i get wht i see ....nothing more nothing less.. (see redmi 1s and xiaomi MI3 reviews, where ppl are shouting for services and support ) nnLIKE IF IT HELPS...SO THAT OTHERS LIKE U CAN BENEFIT FROM IT TOO..!! ?

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Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG (8GB, 1.2GHz) User Reviews

Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG (8GB, 1.2GHz) Specifications

Brand Asus
Model A501CG-2A508WWE
Also Known As Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG-2B509WWE
Operating System Android v4.3 (Jelly Bean)
SIM Slot(s)
SIM Size SIM1: Micro
Network 3G: Available, 2G: Available
Height 148.2 mm Compare Size
Width 72.8 mm
Thickness 10.3 mm
Weight 145 grams
Colours White
Screen Size
5.0 inches (12.7 cm)
Screen Resolution
HD (720 x 1280 pixels)
Pixel Density
294 ppi
Display Type
Screen Protection
Corning Gorilla Glass v3
Touch Screen yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Screen to Body Ratio
63.84 %
Chipset Intel Atom Z2520
Dual core, 1.2 GHz, Intel Atom
32 bit
PowerVR SGX 544MP2
2 GB
Internal Memory
8 GB
Expandable Memory
yes Up to 64 GB
Main Camera
Resolution 8 MP Primary Camera
Autofocus yes
Flash yes LED Flash
Image Resolution 3264 x 2448 Pixels
Camera Features Digital Zoom
Video Recording 1920x1080 @ 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution 2 MP Front Camera
2110 mAh
Type Li-Polymer
User Replaceable
no  No
Up to 18 Hours(3G)
Standby time
Up to 353 Hours(3G)
Network & Connectivity
SIM Size SIM1: Micro
Network Support
3G, 2G
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
3G Speed:
HSDPA 42 Mbit/s ↓, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s ↑
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
Wi-Fi yes Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
yes v4.0
yes with A-GPS, Glonass
USB Connectivity
microUSB 2.0
FM Radio
Loudspeaker yes
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
Special Features
Other Sensors
Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope
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