ASUS ZenFone 5 (2018) Price & Specs in Malaysia October, 2019

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ASUS ZenFone 5 (2018) Specs

Release Date in Malaysia
DateOct 2014
Processor familyIntel® Atom™
Processor modelZ2560
Processor cores2
Display diagonal12.7 cm (5")
Display resolution1280 x 720 pixels
Orientation sensorYes
Screen shapeFlat
Display typeIPS
Touch technologyMulti-touch
Touchscreen typeCapacitive
Second displayNo
Ports & interfaces
USB portYes
USB connector typeMicro-USB
USB version2.0
Headphone connectivity3.5 mm
Weight & dimensions
Weight145 g
Width148.2 mm
Depth72.8 mm
Height10.3 mm
SIM card typeMicroSIM
Wi-Fi standards802.11b,802.11g,Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Bluetooth version4.0 EDR
RAM capacity2 GB
Internal storage capacity16 GB
Compatible memory cardsMicroSD (TransFlash)
Maximum memory card size64 GB
Position locationYes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS)Yes
Electronic compassYes
Operating system installedAndroid 4.3
Rear camera typeSingle camera
Rear camera flashYes
Auto focusYes
Rear camera resolution (numeric)8 MP
Front camera typeSingle camera
Front camera resolution (numeric)2 MP
Battery capacity2110 mAh
Battery technologyLithium
Talk time (3G)18.5 h
Standby time (3G)353 h
Form factorBar
Product colourBlack
Subscription typeNo subscription

Asus Zenfone 5 Price and Specs in Malaysia

Asus Zenfone 5 Review: A New Midrange Contender

Traditionally known for its laptops, Asus is making its mark in the smartphone industry by producing reliable and budget-friendly mobile phones for its Malaysian consumers. One of the models in its 2018 fleet is the Zenfone 5, which features a radical design that is unlike any of the company’s smartphones that came before it. Below is a rundown of the key features seen on the Asus Zenfone 5.

Zenfone 5 Price and Release Date in Malaysia

The Zenfone 5 is expected to arrive in Malaysian stores around early July but interested buyers can start pre-ordering it now. The starting price for the Zenfone 5 is RM1299.

Sleek and Svelte

Looking from afar, you might mistake the Zenfone 5 for an iPhone X. This is because like many other recently-released smartphones, the Asus Zenfone 5 takes design cues from the latter, which means it features a bezel-less design with a notch at the top of the display at the front. The Zenfone 5 is clad in glass at the back, making it look more expensive than what its price tag might suggest. Moreover, the phone weighs only 155g which is enough to give a solid feel when held in the hand. Asus has done a good job retaining the phone at a manageable size despite sporting a large screen.

Vivid and Bright Display

The Zenfone 5 is fitted with a massive 6.2-inch Full HD+ IPS display with 19:9 screen-to-body aspect ratio, meaning that you have a lot of screen real-estate to work with. The screen gives vivid colours with decent viewing angles. The screen is also bright enough to remain legible when used outdoors under the sunlight, which makes the phone suitable for individuals who travel often or are always on the go.

Efficient Processor

Under its hood, the Asus Zenfone 5 is fitted with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor which efficiently carries out everyday tasks, especially when it is supported by 64GB of onboard storage and an option of either 4GB or 6GB of RAM. This combination of specs is what you will commonly see on flagship models today, hence having it on a midrange phone like the Zenfone 5 is a boon. Multitasking and switching between apps are smooth and instantaneous while games like PUBG and Mobile Legends can be played without any drops in frame rates.

AI-Supported Cameras

Like many of the newer smartphone models, the Zenfone 5 also sports a dual-camera setup at the back, featuring a 12MP main shooter backed by an 8MP lens. With sufficient lighting, photos taken by the cameras appear sharp, vibrant, and detailed without being overexposed. Shots captured in low-light conditions also come out decently and without much noise, which is quite impressive for a midrange phone. The AI that comes together with the cameras also helps in improving the quality of the photos taken as it adeptly detects the subjects and adjusts the camera settings accordingly.

Here is a video review of the Zenfone 5:

Reviews of ASUS ZenFone 5 (2018)
Reviewed on 2018-02-28
ASUS today took the wraps off the latest phone in its ZenFone series, and in some ways I'm not even surprised by what I'm seeing.It's impossible to talk about the ZenFone 5 without first addressing the elephant in the room. The ZenFone 5 looks really simi...
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Reviewed on 2018-02-28
ZenFone 5 (left) and ZenFone 5 Lite (right)While ASUS have officially announced their ASUS ZenFone 5 series with the ASUS ZenFone 5 ZE620KL, ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL and ZenFone 5 Lite ZC600KL, we managed to get some hands-on time with the ASUS ZenFone 5 and...
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Reviewed on 2014-12-01
And finally the ASUS Zenfone 5 reached our lab, took a long while but as they say – “better late than never!”The Zenfone 5 comes with a 5″ 1280×720 HD IPS Display panel, powered by Intel Atom Z2560 1.6 GHz CPU and runs on Android OS. The screen is made of...
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Reviewed on 2014-11-10
Versatile, powerful and affordably priced, the ASUS ZenFone 5 (A501CG) is currently one of the most well-balanced and versatile smartphones in the Malaysian market. So, what more could you ask from ASUS? 4G LTE? A non-Intel processor? This is exactly what...
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Reviewed on 2014-09-08
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
A pleasant-to-use phone that's just right in terms of size, performance and price.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 featu...
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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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Reviewed on 2014-08-01
The ASUS ZenFone 5 remains one of the most wanted smartphones in Malaysia thanks to top range features and tech specs at a very affordable RM599 retail price. According to ASUS Malaysia, we will be getting the enhanced version with 2GB of RAM with no chan...
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Reviewed on 2014-07-08
Last weekend, we had the chance to unbox a brand new ASUS Zenfone 5. It's definitely one of the more exciting devices of 2014 and we'll quickly dig in as to what the whole phone means for the market.Unfortunately we discovered during the unboxing that the...
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Reviewed on 2014-06-27
I've been looking to get a mid-range smartphone to replace my two-year old device for some time now, but I can't seem to find one that I want. ASUS – that of the PadFone and Fonepad fame – has infiltrated the mid-range market with a brand new line – the Z...
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Reviewed on 2014-04-08
Testing out the ASUS ZenFone 5 engineering sample, we found that the Intel powered smartphone offers better than average performance. On AnTuTu alone we managed to get a score of 23120, placing the ZenFone 5 in the upper range of midrange devices. For a r...
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Reviewed on 2014-04-07
It's been a while since we last heard from ASUS, particular on the mobile front. That silence was broken during CES 2014 earlier this year, when the Taiwanese company announced not one, but three new ZenFone models: the ZenFone 4, ZenFone 5, and the ZenFo...
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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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Reviewed on 2018-06-07
The ASUS ZenFone 5 was first revealed during the MWC 2018 (Mobile World Congress) along with the rest of the new ZenFone series. Following its predecessors since ZenFone 3 in 2016, the Zenfone 5 is back with the design with more powerful tech on the insid...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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