Asus, Zenfone 5z, review, hands-on, India, launch, price, specs
Asus Zenfone 5Z comes with vibrant and bright LCD panel.KVN Rohit/IBTimes India

Taiwanese consumer electronics major Asus released the major software update to the Zenfone 5Z making the device more feature-rich and secure.

The new software brings several new value-added functionalities such as the lift to face unlock, RAW file support, live filters in the camera like we see in Instagram and gesture controls. It also enhances photography experience such as manual white balance control in PRO mode, High Dynamic Range functionality and more improvements.

Since the firmware is being rolled out in phases, it will take some time to reach corners of the country.

Here's how to install the software update on your Asus Zenfone 5Z:

1. Once you get an update notification on your screen, select "Yes, I'm in"

2. After the software is downloaded, select "Install now"

3. After the software is installed, your phone will re-start automatically.

4. Your phone is now updated.

Since the OTA roll-out process is being carried out in stages, it will take a few weeks to reach all regions. Until then, device owners can check for updates manually by going to Settings >> About Phone >> System Updates >> Check for the new firmware.

Asus, Zenfone 5z, review, hands-on, India, launch, price, specs
Asus Zenfone 5Z comes with good pair of cameras on the back.KVN Rohit/IBTimes India

Here's the official Asus Zenfone 5Z software update change-log:

New Functionalities

  • Lift to Face unlock- No need to press the power button to wake and face unlock
  • Gesture Controls incorporated
  • 10 New Camera Functionalities
  • Live Filters enabled in the camera
  • Enable RAW file support
  • Enable Panorama feature
  • Support Auto anti-flicker feature (Phone will auto-detect electricity frequency based on lighting condition and switch the frequency setting between 50 Hz and 60 Hz to prevent flickering)
  • Add on/off button for EIS
  • Enable flash in Pro mode
  • Support EIS feature in FHD@60FPS & 18:9@30FPS
  • Support EIS/OIS auto switch feature during video recording (The Camera will switch to either OIS or EIS to take super smooth videos depending on conditions)
  • Support overheat detection in video recording mode (Mainly useful while recording)
  • Support 3 Dimensional Noise Reduction feature also in PRO mode

Four new Camera Improvements

  • Camera Improvements
  • HDR Functionality improvements
  • Improve Manual White Balance function in PRO mode
  • Selfie Camera improvements
  • Boost audio quality in video to 192kbps bitrate

Prior to software patch, I had reviewed the Zenfone 5Z and it already had a remarkable camera features and I was really impressed with photo quality. Now, with the latest addition of camera capabilities, it will certainly further enhance the user experience.

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