Asus Zenfone 5 A500CG 8GB

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About Asus

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.

3. Asus has more than 200 service locations in India. Toll Free Number: 1800 2090 365

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Asus Zenfone 5 A500CG 8GB details

Buy For
  • Decent camera
  • Good storage capacity
  • Decent battery life
  • Good main camera
Beware of
  • Weak configuration
  • Poor front camera
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.

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.
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Key Specs See Full Specs
Android v4.3 (Jelly Bean)
  • Performance
  • Display
  • Camera
  • Battery
  • Does not support Indian bands
  • 8 GB + 64 GB Expandable
  • Dual SIM: Micro + Micro
  • Gorilla Glass 3
  • 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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Asus Zenfone 5 A500CG 8GB Specifications

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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
Height 148.2 mm Compare Size
Width 72.8 mm
Thickness 10.3 mm
Poor
Thickness compared to
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10.3 mm
Average in group
8.5 mm
Best in this group
5.5 mm
Group: 8 - 12 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Weight 145 grams
Good
Weight compared to
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This Device
145 grams
Average in group
153 grams
Best in this group
115 grams
Group: 8 - 12 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Colours Black, Gold, Red, White
Display
Very Good
Display compared to
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This Device
71%
Average in group
71%
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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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 yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Screen to Body Ratio
63.84 %
Performance
Average
Performance compared to
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This Device
55%
Average in group
64%
Best in this group
91%
Group: 8 - 12 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Chipset Intel Atom Z2580
Processor
Dual core, 2 GHz
Below Average
Processor compared to
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This Device
Dual core, 2 GHz, Chipset: Intel Atom Z2580
Average in group
Quad core, 1.4 GHz, Cortex A53, Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425
Best in this group
Dual core, 2.15 GHz, Kryo + Dual core, 1.59 GHz Kryo, Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
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
2 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
96%
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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8 GB
Average in group
16 GB
Best in this group
64 GB
Group: 8 - 12 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Expandable Memory
yes Up to 64 GB
Camera
Average
Rear Camera compared to
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This Device
54%
Average in group
53%
Best in this group
78%
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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8 MP
Average in group
13 MP
Best in this group
20.7 MP
Group: 8 - 12 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Sensor Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Autofocus yes
Aperture 2.0 F
Flash yes 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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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
69%
Average in group
80%
Best in this group
96%
Group: 8 - 12 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Capacity
2110 mAh
Type Li-Polymer
User Replaceable
no  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 yes Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
Wi-Fi Features
Mobile Hotspot
Bluetooth
yes v4.0
GPS
yes with A-GPS, Glonass
USB Connectivity
microUSB 2.0
Multimedia
FM Radio
yes
Loudspeaker yes
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
Special Features
Other Sensors Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass
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