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The Asus ZenFone 5 is a looker (pictures)

Despite its poor performance, the Asus ZenFone 5 is still a great-looking device with a simple but sturdy design.

Aloysius Low
Aloysius Low is a Senior Editor at CNET covering mobile and Asia. Based in Singapore, he loves playing Dota 2 when he can spare the time and is also the owner-minion of two adorable cats.
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Powered by a dual-core Intel Atom processor, the Asus ZenFone 5 runs Android 4.3 with the ZenUI skin.

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ZenUI gives the phone a really polished look.

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This metallic band located under the touch sensitive buttons feature the circular pattern found on Asus' more expensive PadFones.

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Likewise, the power button and volume rockers have the same circular pattern.

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The ZenFone 5 opts for physical keys, but uses the proper multitask option instead of a menu button.

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8-megapixel camera

The 8-megapixel camera features Asus PixelMaster Camera technology, which has an impressive low-light mode.

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Dual-SIM

The phone supports two Micro-SIM cards.

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Speaker on the rear

The ZenFone's speaker is located at the rear, and can be a tad soft.

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One-handed use

The 5-inch phone rests comfortably in one hand.

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