Asus ZenFone 5 A500CG 16GB

ZenFone 5 A500CG 16GB 56%
ZenFone 5 A500CG 16GB: Android 4.3, February 2014, 8 megapixel camera, Intel Atom Z2580, dual-core, HSPA+, 16 GB internal storage , 1GB RAM, 5.0 inch, HD screen (293 ppi)

The Asus ZenFone 5 A500CG 16GB is just a nice device. Some features are not as good as the more expensive models, but if you do not need the features, it is better to buy the Asus.


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The Asus ZenFone 5 A500CG 16GB was launched in February 2014. The smartphone comes with a 5,0 inch screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels.

This Asus is powered by a Intel Atom Z2580 chip with a 2 GHz Dual-Core processor. This chipset has a dual-core processor with 1024 MB RAM. With a thickness of 10.3 millimeters, this device feels somewhat thick. This phone only weighs 144 grams.

The ZenFone 5 A500CG 16GB has a 8 megapixel camera. You can also use the 1,9 megapixel selfie camera for video calling, for example.


  • 8 megapixel camera
  • dual-core processor
  • HSPA+ support for fast internet


  • With a 2050 mAh battery you may have to recharge in between
  • Too little RAM for an Android system
  • A little too thick with 10.3 millimeters
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Call & data functions

The Asus ZenFone 5 A500CG 16GB supports various networks. with which you can use mobile internet via HSDPA (slightly faster than 3G). The speed of HSDPA is perfect for using the internet on the road where the speed does not differ much from the normal WiFi at home. You can also connect via WiFi at home or at the office.

Memory and connection options

The Asus ZenFone 5 A500CG 16GB has 1024 MB of RAM (1 GB) and 1024 MB internal storage . Expandable memory: microSD up to 64 GB. There is a USB connection, you can use this to exchange data with your laptop or to charge your device. Connecting Bluetooth headsets or car kits is no problem.

Do you take a lot of photos and videos? Then the storage of 16 GB is less suitable. You may need to clean your phone after a while. Furthermore, there are of course possibilities to expand storage in the cloud, such as with Google Drive or Dropbox.

Screen & operation

The phone is operated via the large 5,0 inch touchscreen.The Asus ZenFone 5 A500CG 16GB can display up to a 16 millions colors. This screen has a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. With 293 pixels per inch, this HD screen is sharp and easy to read. It also takes less effort to look at it for a long time.

Operating system

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, announced at the end of August 2013 is an older version of the popular Android OS. It is based on the previous version, but then further developed. Especially the possibility to set up multiple users at user level is a major update. In addition, there is support for Bluetooth smart technology to provide a better connection with fitness devices and Open GL ES 3.0 (graphical improvements). There are also more DRM APIs added that make it possible to stream content in higher resolution from including Netflix.
Android 4.3