ASUS ZenFone 5 (A500CG)

Being the first ever mobile phone from a brand that was mostly computer centered, ASUS was able to dish out a midrange phone that everyone deserves – the Zenfone 5. This device from ASUS was the device that changed the game for the midrange phone competition. Read here to find out why.

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Being the first ever mobile phone from a brand that was mostly computer centered, ASUS was able to dish out a midrange phone that everyone deserves – the Zenfone 5. This device from ASUS was the device that changed the game for the midrange phone competition. Read here to find out why.

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Cheapest ASUS ZenFone 5 Price in Singapore is S$ 237.00

The ASUS ZenFone 5 is now available in Singapore. The cheapest ASUS ZenFone 5 price in Singapore is S$ 237.00 from Lazada. ASUS ZenFone 5 price details are updated November 2018.

ASUS ZenFone 5 Price Guide

Price List by Country for ASUS ZenFone 5

Country International Price Price in SGD
Indonesia IDR 2.700.000 S$ 252.00
Philippines PHP 17,829.00 S$ 462.00
Singapore SGD 237.00 S$ 237.00
Thailand THB 9,990 S$ 417.00
Vietnam VND 3.250.000 S$ 193.00

ASUS ZenFone 5 Specs

Display
Screen Size 5"
Display Resolution 720 x 1280pixels
Pixel Density 294ppi
Scratch Resistant Yes
Water Resistant No
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution 8MP
Front Camera Resolution 2MP
Dual camera No
Memory
RAM 2GB
Expandable Memory Yes
Card Slot Yes
Battery
Battery Capacity 2110mAh
Talk Time 18h
Platform
Processor Dual Core
Operating System Android
Design
Weight 145g
Dimensions (W x H x D) 148.2 x 72.8 x 10.3mm
Body Material Plastic
Launch
Release Year 2014
Release Month April
Connection
USB Connectors Micro-USB
NFC No
Wi-Fi Standard 802.11b
Networking
Dual SIM Yes
SIM Card Micro-SIM
Features
Waterproof No
Virtual Reality Capable No
Heart Rate Sensor No
LED Notification Light No
Face Recognition No
Iris Scanner No
Fingerprint Scanner No
FM Radio Yes
3D Touch No

The Midrange Phone That Runs on Desktop Processor

Asus Zenfone 5 has raised the bar higher for its competitor to hit. During its release, this phone was basically a wolf in sheep’s clothing: a powerful phone that was simply branded as a midrange due to its price tag. With an Intel Atom Quad-core Processor, 2 GB RAM, 16GB Internal Memory (and microSD card slot which supports up to 64GB), and an 8MP camera that could take vividly take photos even at low light, who would have thought that it wasn’t really meant to hold the top spot in the market? The only factor that gave it away to the midrange category is its price, that’s it! When it comes to performance, this phone surely was able to keep up with the high-end flagship models from its time.

The Zenfone 5 is one of the very limited few that’s powered by an Intel Atom processors, which is running with a Quad-core processor. This is a 64 but the chipset, a processor which has a speed equally fast as a standard computer. On top of that, its equipped with PowerVR Chipset for the best gaming experience that you could get from the middle of the spectrum.

An Unbeatable 2GB RAM

When we talk about midrange phones, most of the time today they're only equipped with 1 GB worth of RAM. Though that much RAM is not really bad, 2GB RAM on a midrange smartphone is a rare find. This feature is what sparked the interest of many consumers, and made this device as popular as it is now. Back in the days when 1GB RAM was the only thing available to run hardcore mobile games in the midrange market, Zenfone 5 stepped into the challenge. It instantly became a crowd favorite, especially for gamers and heavy user, while on the other hand, it became a standard to beat by its competitors. With so much RAM paired with its powerful GPU (PowerVR), HD games are now within everyone’s reach, and multitasking has never been as smooth.

Pixel Shooter in the Dark

One of the most stand-out quality of the Zenfone 5 is its 8MP Pixel Master Camera. It could capture great quality pictures even in low light with its low light mode – feature that’s never existed in any smartphones before it. Also, it boasts a 2MP front camera with face detection, a perfect companion in taking that picture perfect selfie.

Reviews of ASUS ZenFone 5

digitalone.com.sg
Reviewed on 2014-09-12
Good screen size; stable performance and battery life; affordable.
Auto brightness is not satisfactory; length and width a bit awkward; lacks LTE feature, software issues still a work in progress.
This year is undoubtedly the year of the budget smartphones, with the prices of mobile devices getting cheaper by the day, yet still offering consumers a fair share of features and a reasonable level of quality. It's against this backdrop that Asus launc...
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hardwarezone.com.sg
Reviewed on 2014-09-02
When the ASUS ZenFone series launched, HardwareZone members were the first to trial the dual-SIM Intel powered phone . Now the ZenFone 5 has gotten speedier with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor, coupled with an LTE modem for speedier interne...
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hardwarezone.com.sg
Reviewed on 2014-08-11
Dual-SIM phones have been in the market for a long time; however, they only became more popular recently due to the entry of Chinese phone maker Xiaomi in this region. Motorola did make a splash on the scene in early January when it launched the Moto G , ...
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todayonline.com
Reviewed on 2014-06-23
The 5-inch Corning Gorilla Glass 3 screen provides scratch resistance and durability. At 720p screen resolution, the display was sharp and clarity was not an issue when watching videos. The curved plastic back makes the phone comfortable to hold — althoug...
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hardwarezone.com.sg
Reviewed on 2014-05-08
Great design and handling, Good imaging performance, MicroSD card slot, Affordably priced
Sluggish performance at times, Battery life could be better, ZenUI needs refinement, No 4G LTE support
For the past two years, ASUS had been focusing its efforts in the high-end smartphone market with its PadFone series. However, the growing saturation at this segment is now forcing phone makers (including ASUS) to shift their focus to the entry and mid-ra...
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hardwarezone.com.sg
Reviewed on 2014-04-25
ASUS recently launched the ZenFone series in South East Asia and announced that the ZenFone 5 would be coming to Singapore in May. In collaboration with HardwareZone, ASUS Singapore held an exclusive hands-on session last evening where 60 attendees were a...
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techgoondu.com
Reviewed on 2014-04-16
If you think smartphone users on a budget had it good with Xiaomi's entry into Singapore, there are now even more choices in the shape of Asus' Zenfones, which come in not just one but three versions, and at prices from as low as S$120 .Launched in Jakart...
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hardwarezone.com.sg
Reviewed on 2014-02-27
ASUS is becoming one of the strongest supporters for Intel Atom processors as an increasing number of its mobile devices are powered by its processors. First announced in February 2013 , the Intel Atom
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talkandroid.com
Reviewed on 2017-09-27
Asus has unveiled some impressive hardware this year, including their flagship Zenfone 4 Pro and Zenfone AR, the latter having both Tango and Daydream compatibility baked in. Although better known in the US for their portfolio of laptops, Asus continues...
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akihabaranews.com
Reviewed on 2015-04-11
A Pair Of ASUS Quality Time with the Asus ZenFone 5 & ZenWatchTech giant ASUS recently came out with two new devices in Japan running on Android and looking to compete with the likes of Samsung , HTC and yes - even Apple . The Asus ZenFone 5 is a smartpho...
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notebookcheck.net
Reviewed on 2014-12-16
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
Dirt-repellant coating pretty useless, Only 3.7 GB storage for the user, Integrated battery, Small performance headroom for the next generation of games
It won the Red Dot Design Award 2014 in the category product design, but it is still an entry-level device and comparatively inexpensive: Even this combination makes the Asus Zenfone 5 A500KL an interesting smartphone with an recommended retail price of 2...
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itp.net
Reviewed on 2014-10-26
Great screen; decent camera for the price; excellent value
Feels cheap
Really good budget phoneThe ASUS ZenFone 5 is the mid-market smartphone in the ZenFone range, which became available in the region in August this year.The three phones from the range - the ZenFone 4, ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 6 - all feature Intel Atom proces...
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hardwaresecrets.com
Reviewed on 2014-10-16
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
No support for 4G LTE networks in the reviewed model, Could be slimmer, Best Deals from Amazon, Ads by Amazon, ✕, Thank you, This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again, Report a problem, This item is, Not r...
The ZenFone 5 is a new smartphone from ASUS, with a five-inch HD (1280 x 720) touchscreen, Android 4.4 “KitKat” operating system, and powered by an Intel Atom Z2560 1.6 GHz CPU. (There is also a budget version of this phone with a 1.2 GHz processor.) It h...
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recombu.com
Reviewed on 2014-10-14
Good overall performance, Smart user interface, Comfortable and well designed
Weak, non-replaceable battery, Average camera
Asus's Zenfone 5 rocks a compact, curvaceous body and an 8-megapixel camera, plus the slick ZenUI interface. But will it give you a Zen-like feeling? Here's our full Zenfone 5 review.At £160 SIM-free for the 8GB version (£230 for the 16GB edition) the Zen...
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t3me.com
Reviewed on 2014-10-09
Strong build quality, Solid performance, Dual SIM
No 4G LTE support, Wobbly back, Images could be better
Last month saw the launch of a new line of Zenfones to compete with the mid-range line of smartphones from other companies. The one we have for review here, the Zenfone 5, utilizes an Intel processor – but will it match the Qualcomm Snapdragon in terms of...
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installornot.com
Reviewed on 2014-08-22
With the below 10k segment smartphones raining into the smartphone marketplace this year, the competition has been really interesting, if you ask me. It all started with the Motorola Moto G, which launched for 14k in India in February this year and was la...
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techspot.com
Reviewed on 2014-08-11
Large, decent quality display punches well above its weight. Good performance from the Intel components. Fantastic value for a 5inch, dualSIM handset.
Mediocre camera in most conditions. Subpar battery life. Minor issues with the stockstandard smartphone design.
When you're in the market for a low cost smartphone, you can typically find a few options from the big names. There's the Motorola Moto E, Nokia Lumia 520, Samsung Galaxy Ace, HTC Desire 310, and a number of other smartphones all for under $200 off contra...
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91mobiles.com
Reviewed on 2014-07-12
Stylish looks, Smooth performance, Lovely display, Featureloaded and capable snapper, Freshlooking UI with tons of useful features, Host of handy apps
The design's mainstay, the concentric circle pattern, is prone to scratches, Average battery life
“The ASUS Zenfone 5 manages to stand out with its useful software features”The budget performance segment is revolutionalising the Indian smartphone landscape like never before, and ASUS, a brand known more for its stylish laptops and hybrids, has chosen...
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91mobiles.com
Reviewed on 2014-07-10
"The ASUS Zenfone 5's primary 8MP camera looks quite capable"The ASUS Zenfone range has just been launched in the country, and as a pleasant surprise, has been priced rather aggressively. This bodes well for ASUS' latest incursion into the crowded smartph...
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gizchina.com
Reviewed on 2014-07-01
A nice design and build quality, Very good performance except for gaming, Good screen, Fingerprint and scratch resistance, Well done Custom ROM, A low price tag
Below average reception quality, Bad battery life, Bad camera(s), Maybe for some a lack of accessories that come with the phone
Despite trying having a large and popular PC market share, Asus have never really made managed to be known as a ‘great' Android smartphone handset maker. This hasn't stopped them from trying though, and over the past few years we have seen some interestin...
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