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Cameras that Think for You
An intelligent phone with cameras that detect 16 different scenes
Elegantly beautiful design, robust durability.
ZenFone 5 is designed to impress, using only the finest materials and cutting-edge craftsmanship. Its spectacular edge-to-edge 2.5D-curved screen merges imperceptibly with the delicate body, giving ZenFone 5 a beautiful seamless appearance and a luxurious feel.
Corning® Gorilla® Glass
Intelligent cameras that learn to think like you
The intelligent dual-camera system in ZenFone 5 thinks for you, with advanced AI features that anticipate your needs and adapt to your preferences, so you can concentrate on the subject, not the camera, and get perfect results every time. ZenFone 5 revolutionizes mobile photography, giving you a simpler, smarter way to capture and share every magic moment.
AI Scene Detection
AI Photo Learning
Built to capture your whole wide world
The dual-camera system in ZenFone 5 uses cutting-edge hardware to take your photography to new heights, so you'll always get the clearest and brightest shots every time, in any conditions. With a highly light sensitive main camera, a wide-angle second rear camera, and a capable front facing camera, whatever the subject — expansive landscapes, sunny beaches, atmospheric night shots, family portraits or selfies — ZenFone 5 takes it all in its stride, capturing more of your wonderful world. ZenFone 5 removes the limits on your creativity, so you can concentrate on the subject, not the camera.
At the heart of ZenFone 5 is an advanced Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 636 Mobile Platform with AI capability that combines smooth, responsive performance with superb battery life. ZenFone 5 is engineered to run cool even when running demanding apps, and there's plenty of extra power on tap should you need it. It also features all the latest and greatest connectivity options for maximum convenience wherever you are.
14nm Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 636 Mobile Platform
Advanced AI capabilities
Up to 6GB RAM
Up to 64GB ROM
Dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi
Featuring NFC with Google Pay2
Up to 600Mbps Cat 12 LTE
Charge faster, go further
ZenFone 5 has maximum on-the-go stamina, and when it's time to recharge, ASUS BoostMaster technology makes charging incredibly fast: just a five-minute charge, and you can talk for up to two hours! ZenFone 5 introduces AI-powered intelligent charging that maximizes your battery's lifespan and provides total protection. This dynamically adjusting the charging rate, which slows down the battery ageing process. ZenFone 5 really is your intelligent companion!
5 mins fast charging for 2 hours talk time
38 mins fast charging to 60% capacity
Up to 22 days of 4G standby time
Up to 25 hours of 3G talk time
Up to 17 hours of Wi-Fi web browsing
Immerse yourself in a smarter, more gorgeous screen
ZenFone 5 has a stunning all-new edge-to-edge screen design that lets you see more, yet still fits comfortably in your hand. This gorgeous screen is totally immersive and supports the cinema-grade DCI-P3 color space, making photos, videos, movies and games look better than they've ever looked before. Its AI technology ensures that images always look their best, and it's even smart enough to keep the screen turned on when you're looking at it!
Full HD+ all-screen display
100% DCI-P3 coverage
Large display in a 5.5” body4
Smart Screen On
Auto Color Temperature
Discover your inner ZeniMoji!
ZeniMoji is a fun new ZenFone 5 feature — exclusive to ASUS — that lets users animate cute avatars using their own voice, facial expressions and head movements. Uniquely, ZeniMoji avatars can be used in video chats or live-streaming, as well as in text chats, to make them more entertaining!
AI Call Experience
Clearly better calls
ZenFone 5 has the intelligence to help you with all your tasks, including the most important one — communicating with people. Constantly adjusting the ringtone volume depending on where you are a nuisance, so ZenFone 5 has AI Ringtone that intelligently adapts the ringer volume to suit the ambient noise level. When you're somewhere noisy, it increases the volume, and when it's quiet — such as on your bedside table at night — it reduces the volume so it won't disturb you. Its smart AI-powered call features let ZenFone 5 adapt itself to your environment, so you'll always enjoy crystal-clear call quality and recordings.
Dual noise-canceling microphones
AI Call Experience
AI Mobile Experience
Two easy ways to unlock your phone
ZenFone 5 is now easier to use and more convenient than ever. The new face unlock feature lets you unlock your ZenFone 5 simply by looking at it — perfect for messy fingers or when you're wearing gloves. There's also a fingerprint sensor that unlocks the phone in an instant, and combined with ZenFone 5's NFC capability you can enjoy trusted security for services like Google Pay.Learn more about ZenUI 5
Fast face unlock
Intelligent immersive sound to delight your ears
Audio on smartphones is all too often an afterthought, but not on ZenFone 5. Our dedicated audio engineering team made sure of that, with powerful hardware, AI-enhanced software and state-of-the-art audio quality that will give your ears a treat, whatever you're listening to.
Dual Smart AMP
- Calculation based on a standard lens with an 83° (25mm) field of view and a wide-angle lens with a 120° (12mm) field of view.
- Specifications may vary by country and model.
- Compared to Snapdragon 630 Mobile Platform.
- Body size compared to 5.5-inch phone with standard display aspect ratio.
Built for strength, finished with beauty
ZenFone 5 is a masterpiece of design, combining strength with beauty. Its glass-covered body is built from special aerospace-grade aluminum that's light but incredibly strong, and finished using zircon-sandblasting technology and an intricate eight-layer optical coating process. A final varnish coat under the glass gives a deep, rich luster to the iconic Zen-inspired concentric-circle patterning.
Thoughtful design, crafted to perfection
Building ZenFone 5 requires precision engineering and exquisite attention to the finest details, in a complex 206-step process. Even hidden details are important: the special thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) under the metal buttons makes them more reliable and gives them a positive feel. A special anti-glare coating reduces reflections to improve image quality and make the camera lenses less visible.
Effortlessly perfect photos, anytime and anywhere
AI Scene Detection takes the guesswork out of photography. ZenFone 5 uses the power of AI to rapidly analyze the subject and match it to one of its 16 scene types, optimizing the camera settings for almost any kind of subject from sunsets to pet pics. The result is effortlessly perfect photos, anytime and anywhere. ZenFone 5 uses advanced data analysis to constantly enhance the scene detection algorithms, for ever-smarter photography.
Gorgeous portraits photos like never before
ZenFone 5 lets you take professional-looking close-up shots of people or objects, without the hassle. With Real-time Portrait mode, the main subject stays pin-sharp, while the background is given a sense of depth with a graduated bokeh effect — created using depth information intelligently analyzed from the subject — for a beautifully artistic photo. Real-time Portrait mode can be used with the rear main or front cameras, capturing gorgeous portraits and close-ups that rival those taken with high-end DSLR cameras. When using the rear camera, Real-time Portrait uses both cameras simultaneously to optimize the bokeh effect even further.
Real-time close-ups of people or objects
A camera that learns what you love
AI Photo Learning lets you teach ZenFone 5 how you like your photos to look. It then automatically adjusts the camera settings for future shots — so your photos will always reflect your unique style preferences.
AI Photo Learning
Let your beauty shine!
With ZenFone 5 you've got your own personal beauty consultant in your pocket. Real-time Beautification intelligently reads your facial features and applies personalized enhancements. It works in real time with any face — regardless of age, shape, skin tone or gender — and produces amazing natural-looking results. It works perfectly in live-streaming video, too!
Find it faster, share it easier
AI Gallery is ZenFone 5's intelligent photo organizer that makes it easier and faster than ever to store, find and share all your favorite pics. It can sort and group photos by detected scene type, or even individual people by facial recognition! So it's easier and quicker than ever to find and share photos of your loved ones or those fun snaps with your friends. With AI Gallery, everything's effortless and done right on your phone — so your mobile data allowance won't take a hit!
Perfect Photos, anytime
ZenFone 5's main high-resolution camera is designed to take the best possible photos, under any lighting conditions. It gets rid of camera shake to produce blur-free handheld shots, and accurately focuses on any subject — whether it's your dinner or your pets — in an instant. ZenFone 5 captures brighter, clearer, and more true-to-life photos at any time, and it's especially impressive in low-light or backlit situations. It also captures breathtaking HDR photos that record every detail, at any hour of the day or night.
Sony® IMX363 flagship sensor
OIS & EIS
RGB color correction sensor
Fit more scenery and friends in the shot
The secondary 120° wide-angle camera on ZenFone 5 lets you fit more scenery and people in the frame, producing dramatic photos and videos that capture a true sense of place. It allows you to exaggerate the sense of space in any setting to capture more dramatic scenes and stunning, expansive landscapes. The wide view is incredibly handy for group shots or in cramped spaces, too!
Everyone can be a pro!
ZenFone 5 includes the powerful Pro mode that gives you full control of all the camera settings, including white balance, exposure, focus, ISO, and an impressive range of shutter speeds from 1/10000 to 32 seconds. ZenFone 5 is also the ideal choice if you prefer to fine-tune unprocessed images using photo-editing software. There's no wonder ZenFone 5 is the choice of professionals!
AI power in your pocket
ZenFone 5 includes a full suite of AI features, all powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 636 Mobile Platform. The Snapdragon 636 with AI capabilities accelerates deep-learning functions for a smartphone experience like no other.
Performance meets intelligence
ZenFone 5 is powered by the latest 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Mobile Platform, offering the ultimate performance with eight CPU cores, up to a 1.8GHz clock speed and up to 6GB RAM. Together with its desktop-grade Adreno™ graphics, ZenFone 5 handles even the most demanding apps and games with ease. And when you need an instant power hit, you can use AI Boost to turbocharge ZenFone 5.
Your favorite apps, faster than ever
With ZenFone 5, you'll enjoy the most responsive app performance ever. It uses AI learning to intelligently predict the apps you're most likely to use next, based on your usage habits. Exclusive ASUS technology ensures that apps launch quicker than you can imagine — and switching from one app to another is always seamlessly smooth.
Connect faster, wherever you are
Whatever you want to do, and wherever you are, ZenFone 5 has all the latest high-speed connections you need for an enjoyable mobile experience, whether you're just chatting with your loved ones, watching the latest blockbusters on the go or kicking back with some online games.
LTE Cat 12 600Mbps download
2.4GHz & 5GHz Wi-Fi
More screen, in less space
The all-screen display on ZenFone 5 is a technical tour de force, using state-of-the art manufacturing technology to fit a 6.2-inch screen in a compact 5.5-inch body. The result is an immersive viewing experience with edge-to-edge visuals, unlike anything you've ever seen before.
ZenFone 5 6.2” All-Screen Display in 5.5” Body
A smart screen that knows what you are doing
With Smart Screen On, you never worry that a phone display turns itself off when you're in the middle of doing something. Simple, but smart!
Comfortable viewing in any environment
Wherever you are, you need to see your phone's screen clearly. ZenFone 5 uses intelligent sensors to detect ambient light and color levels, and automatically adjusts the color temperature of the display for optimum readability in any environment.
Say hello to noise-free calls
ZenFone 5 uses intelligent ambient-noise cancelation to make sure your voice can be heard clearly no matter where you are. The AI technology enhances and boosts quiet calls, while noisy calls are transformed into high-quality conversations with AI-enhanced ambient-noise cancelation.
The smartphone that gives you more choice
Enjoy maximum flexibility and superb call quality with ZenFone 5's Dual 4G SIM standby capabilities. This means you can use two separate 4G LTE SIMs, with both on active standby. It also allows enhanced HD voice calls over 4G LTE on both SIMs.
Powerfully immersive stereo sound
ZenFone 5 has two enhanced five-magnet stereo speakers with metal voice coils and carefully engineered sound chambers. The speakers are 36% bigger in size compares to ZenFone 4. Thus deliver louder and fuller audio output. Driven by a powerful NXP low-distortion dual Smart AMP for deep, rich and expansive stereo sound. The dual Smart AMP intelligently monitors speaker performance, with clever electronics that can drive the speakers much louder than a standard amplifier while protecting them from damage. So just turn it up and enjoy the music!
Louder bottom speaker
Louder top speaker
The latest amplifiers NXP 9874
Sound like you've never heard on a smartphone
Hi-Res Audio is the ultimate audio standard that supports higher sampling rates than the standards used in ordinary CDs, giving enhanced sound clarity and stunning realism. ZenFone 5 can play audio files encoded at up to 24-bit/192KHz sample rates — that's 4x better than CD quality! For an enhanced listening experience right out of the box, ZenFone 5 is supplied with a set of premium Hi-Res Audio-capable ZenEar Pro earbuds. ZenFone 5 also supports DTS Headphone:X™ for 7.1-channel virtual surround-sound over headphones, for a truly immersive experience when watching movies or playing games.
A personal audio engineer in your pocket
The new AudioWizard puts you in complete control of your audio experience, letting you tailor the settings to suit your listening tastes. It has built-in profiles for different music types — including vocals, classical, pop, rock and jazz — that provide optimal sound quality, instantly. But because your ears are as unique as your fingerprint, AudioWizard also has a custom Listening Profile mode. In just a few simple steps, this automatically calibrates the audio settings to your own ears, so you can experience the music just as the artist intended!