Asus PadFone 2 - user opinions and reviews

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7.2
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> In reply to FarFa @ 2013-05-18 16:05 from m@7D - click to readmy padfone2 is not working now,cannot switch on , i bought only 5 month , what can i do now !!!! really sick of it . drive me crazy !!!!

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  • 2013-12-17 18:22
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> In reply to Riz @ 2013-02-13 14:05 from PU0@ - click to readI have the same problem. Did you solve it and how. Please help me!!!

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  • 2013-12-15 16:37
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So this s me typingsin tealet, th ouc senssity is aful. I only se e ablet to watch films, apart fom that its litealy uselss. The hoe itsself is azing, o faults....yet, dropped it a number of timsan fred the worst bu all fine, as yo c see the tbet itelf is good fo nothing.

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  • 2013-12-10 08:14
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A piece of shit, I've bought it for about a year, but it turned off twice and never turned on, I sent it to warranty and in both times they replaced the new motherboard and battery and sub main with new ones.
it has good spec but does not has quality.
and also I lost all my data all my videos and photos and videos.

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  • 2013-11-22 11:14
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been using this phone and its tablet dock for a year now. zero problems. not one. i did drop the tablet and damage the screen which i have now repaired myself.

100% good phone and very reliable. phone itself has survived a number of drops. asus competitors posting negative comments likely to bolster their own business. very dirty, will avoid samsung & apple as you are likely culprits.

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  • 2013-11-18 10:47
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Been using this device for almost a year. Sent for warranty repair for 3 times due to phone restarting, OS corrupted and motherboard failure. Precious data/files lost after reformatting it. This device is innovative indeed but its problems are too much to handle. (Wondering if i can get a refund...sigh)

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  • 2013-11-11 09:31
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What a nightmare ....the worst decision I've ever made in my life is to buy this phone . The function and capability has no question about it is one of the best but it just can't last even for 6 months !! Mother board shut down twice can't turn on and change the mother board twice !! and asus can't retrieve all my important data!!! Idiot !!! I lost all my photos , video , documents , contacts .....after asus replace me twice the mother board n it still faulty here n there.....got too much issue to mention about this phone . Whoever thinking of buying this phone please don't do it u will felt cheated !!! Worst phone ever !!!

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  • 2013-11-10 19:02
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I bought the 64GB padfone 2 (together with the docking station pad) from Taiwan and it worked well for about 8 months. The charging connector is very flimsy. I think the charging connector must have a design fault. Never in all my years of owning any mobile phones (Nokia, Blackberry, HTC and Samsung) that a charging connector is so flimsy and 'broken' within Sometime the phone freeze but after reboot it it go back to normal. Soon after it stopped charging. Called UK ASUS customer support and he never heard of the product and said 'The phone is too new, so you will have to paid us to check what is wrong, than after they will tell me how much they will charge me to repair it' The phone is supposedly in warranty. I was told it have 12 months when I bought it in Taiwan. When I log the issue with ASUS com they said it was 'local warrenty' so given me a number to contact 0800-093-456. That number was not contactable outside Taiwan. The company acknowledge there is problem with their phone http://www.asus.com/tw/News/2xymPUgwfwFZ3yP2 and
http://www.asus.com/tw/News/IOkzw7fDcerZuFoJ but trying to contact them to get your phone repair or replace is impossible. Never buy another ASUS product again.

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  • 2013-11-01 22:40
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-08-17 11:53 from N9@T - click to readAre you still interested in getting the station?

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  • 2013-10-19 05:13
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this phone was released same date with nexus4 which got android 4.3 running. why still 4.1.1? Asus software staff sleeping? what to do? buy infinity and wait infinitely....?

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  • 2013-10-08 16:26
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It should be running android 4.3 by now. Don't know why its not upgraded yet. User Paid Top price for these gadget, this padfone beats (Won in high Price category) buying An individual Phone & individual Tablet.

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  • 2013-10-08 15:36
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If Padfone 2 is not upgraded up to JB4.2 till 4.4, why should us consumer buy that padfone infinity? Coz it might not get JB4.3/4.4 after years of android 4.4 or 5.0 released. Unless Custom firmware is out first by independent developer, even a used htc one x is same value (price) with a padfone2 (Phone only - not comparing padfone include with tab). Curious??? since one x only 1gb ram & slightly dated CPU+Adreno225. Coz custom firmware developer still support that phone.

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  • 2013-10-08 14:33
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I just love this phone, great benchmarks, good battery life, great screen quality, best phone i´ve had so far, and by the looks of it, i´m not gonna replace it in the near future!

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  • 2013-09-15 13:47
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Thre concept is great and unique, but the ball drops there.
I purchased the padfone 2 in Israel, from a dealer at the International airport.
Sadly, I cannot find any support, we don't have any reps here that give support, I called the companies I was reffered to, but they claimed no support.
The unit cannot be charged with a regular car charger, I get a warning to charge only with Asus original charger. The micro USB plug is unique to this unit, it does not take a regular micro USB plug, like the tha others use, like Samsung for example.
I cannot get any accesories here.
Cannot find a decent user manual, it only comes with pamphlets that are actually "quick start".
When editing the contacts, it works terribly slow.
Again, the concept of phone/tablet is unique, great, but I'm a bit dissapointed with it.

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  • 2013-09-15 11:24
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Lovely concept. Good looking phone. Camera is OK considering it supposed to be 13 megapixels;The Nokia Lumia phones have far superior cameras.Very quick cpu the phone has such potential. Very sad that mine lasted about a month. Very sad that it took about a month again to fix. Very sad that the charge connector broke again. So it would not charge properly. Screen then cracked. Bought a replacement in white. Fixed it believe it or not. It then died on me. Sad. It feels like this phone was not properly pressure again tested. My old HTC Desire is 4 years old and I have to resort to using this again. It has it's shortfalls but at least it works. I read somewhere it(the Padfone 2) has been discontinued. Not surprised but this needs confirming. So much for my 400 UK pounds

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  • 2013-09-06 22:43
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I have dust issue under camera glass. It is not a big issue since I don't use camera often.
Other than this, performance of the phone is very good and latest updates are very stable for me.
I am using european build.

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  • 2013-09-04 18:43
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Lovely concept. Good looking phone. Camera is OK considering it supposed to be 13 megapixels;The Nokia Lumia phones have far superior cameras.Very quick cpu the phone has such potential. Very sad that mine lasted about a month. Very sad that it took about a month again to fix. Very sad that the charge connector broke again. So it would not charge properly. Screen then cracked. Bought a replacement in white. Fixed it believe it or not. It then died on me. Sad. It feels like this phone was not properly pressure again tested. My old HTC Desire is 4 years old and I have to resort to using this again. It has it's shortfalls but at least it works. I read somewhere it(the Padfone 2) has been discontinued. Not surprised but this needs confirming. So much for my 400 UK pounds

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  • 2013-09-01 23:53
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I used the phone for about 4 months without any issues. The phone tends to heat a bit if you are using it for heavy gaming and other intensive apps. Dropped the phone a few times, no noticeable damage. The charging port is quite flimsy, you can barely keep standard usb cables connected, and the pins get bent/damaged quite easily.
on the plus side, the phone looks great and it's really smooth performance. call quality was top notch and I had no issues with the camera. battery life was pretty good, could easily manage over a day's usage.
But then the phone got damaged, till this date I don't know how - I connected the charger and suddenly the phone got too hot to handle and switched off permanently. I can only assume all internal components got fried for some reason.
phone was still in warranty so I sent it to the customer center, the service is ABSOLUTELY ATROCIOUS. It's been over 100 days since they got my phone and they are yet to return/replace/repair it. They are not even updating the status of the phone, they keep saying it will be looked into shortly.
As much as I like the design and features of this phone, the trouble you'll go through incase something goes wrong should be enough deterrent to stop you from buying this phone.

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  • 2013-08-29 04:55
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Use it since Oct.12. So far so good and no big complaint. No repair so far and hope no need to.

Only few minor issues on:

1) Easily heat up, especially when you output to HDMI
2) Speaker is not loud enough
3) Though you can use standard Micro USB cable for charging or synchronizing, it is a bit loose.

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  • 2013-08-28 05:54
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Been using for 8 months, was sent to service centre twice due to faulty.

Scratches on display (phone) because of sliding in and out.

Was told by Asus that there is nothing in this world is not have scratches.

Fingerprint all over the screen even the specification stated very clearly that is anti-fingerprint coating.

So, this is the first time also the last time for me for being Asus customer.

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  • 2013-08-24 15:31
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