Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG £149.95 at Argos
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Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG £149.95 at Argos

£149.95Argos Deals
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Found 11th Nov 2014
Been thinking about finally making the plunge into the dreaded crappy touchscreen phone as my beloved Blackberry keeps sticking. Although it has had a LOT of use.

Specs direct from the Asus site NOT from the Argos site - which appears to be incorrect in parts.

Platform

Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)*

Colour

Charcoal Black/Pearl White/Cherry Red/Twilight Purple/Champagne Gold

Dimensions

148.2 x 72.8 x 10.34 mm (LxWxH)

Weight

Phone:
145 g

CPU

2X2: Intel® Atom™ Multi-Core Z2580/Z2560 Processor 2.0/1.6GHz with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology

Memory

1 GB / 2 GB RAM

Storage

8GB/16GB eMMC Flash
5GB free lifetime ASUS WebStorage

Memory Slot

MicroSD card (up to 64 GB)

Modem

INTEL XMM6360

Connectivity Technology

WLAN 802.11 b/g/n
USB 2.0
Bluetooth V4.0+EDR +A2DP
One Micro SIM card

Network Standard

UMTS/WCDMA
HSPA+ UL:5.76 Mbps/DL:42 Mbps
DC-HSPA+ UL:5.76 Mbps/DL:42 Mbps
3G :
UMTS :
850/900/1900/2100
2G :
EDGE/GPRS/GSM : 850/900/1800/1900,

Navigation

GPS, GLONASS & AGPS

Display

5inches, HD 1280x720, IPS with Capacitive Multi touch panel
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, Supports GloveTouch input

Battery

2110 mAh Lithium

Standby Time

/353 hours(3G)

Talk Time

/18.5 hours(3G)

Camera

Phone:
Front 2 Mega-Pixel, F2.4 Aperture
Rear 8 Mega-Pixel, Auto Focus, LED Flash, F2.0 Aperture, PixelMaster

Video

Video Playback :
MPEG4 up to 1080p
Video Recording :
MPEG4 up to 1080p @30fps, 720p @ 60fps

Audio Slot

3.5mm

Audio

MP3/3GP/AAC

Messaging

SMS/MMS/IM/Email

E-Mail

Google Mail/Exchange/POP3/IMAP4/SMTP

Sensor

G-Sensor/E-Compass/Proximity/Light Sensor/Hall Sensor *3

Note

*Android JellyBean 4.3 ( will update to 4.4 KitKat ) with ASUS ZenUI.
**Varies by region.
***Hall Sensor is applicable for view Flip Cover accessory

12 Comments

Original Poster

If this reaches minus 3 figures : at least have the balls to state a reason why you voted.

Well you can buy it for £99 from here, never heard of the seller tbh: £99 link.

Btw didn't vote either way, this seems a normal price imo. So I wouldn't call it a good deal. In terms of the phone I like the specs, 2gb RAM is great for this price.

It's good, but it's locked down so no custom ROMS. Still on Jellybean with KitKat in the works but a bit late when Lollipop has just come out. The screen is quite low res for the size so bad PPI. Also, Atom processor means apps have to be translated on the fly at the moment. For this price, the new Moto G or even last year's 4g model (if you need 4g) probably edge this

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I voted cold for this comment.

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I voted cold for this comment

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I have now also voted cold because of this comment

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I voted cold for the poor deal, this comment didn't help though.

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I have now also voted cold because of this comment

I've got the Asus Zenfone 5 A500KL which is the better spec phone. It's not a bad phone at all. There's a bit of bloatware but nothing that will slow the phone down.

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I voted hot because of the people voting cold because of this comment.

PurplePerson

I voted hot because of the people voting cold because of this comment.



Oooh, meta
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