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 has 2 GiB of RAM and 8 GiB storage space, an 8 MP main camera, and a 2 MP frontal camera. Let’s take a good look at it.

The model number of the sample we reviewed is A501CG.

Figure 1 shows the box of the ASUS ZenFone 5.

ASUS ZenFone 5Figure 1: box

Inside the box, besides the smartphone, we found a wall charger, USB cable, earphones, extra inserts for the earphones, and user manual.

ASUS ZenFone 5Figure 2: accessories

Figure 3 reveals the ASUS ZenFone 5. The three buttons required for Android are present as touch buttons below the screen, and the camera is at the top right corner. The area below the touch buttons uses brushed aluminum plate, which gives a nice design to the phone.

ASUS ZenFone 5Figure 3: the ASUS ZenFone 5

Rafael Otto Coelho is a physicist, a PhD student, and is a college professor in Brazil.