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TOTALLY WASTE OF MONEY.
I bought my padfone2 four months ago and only could use it for two months. I broke the LCD screen around two months ago and thereafter it is in repair process and still waiting for the phone!!!!
There are lots of other issues, the battery last only for daytime on normal using and 4G.
The phone get very hot when playing game, sometimes you can't keep it in hand.
The camera lens got dusty after a month + very low photo quality (don't pay attention to 13MP).
And if you are one of those who like accessories, you will be totally disappointed; absolutely few accessories you can find for the phone and those few original ones are very expensive and not useful.

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  • 2013-05-18 16:05
  • m@7D
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I bought the Padfone 2 based on the spec. My only issue before i purchased it was if i loose my money as a result of buying it from China. Boy did i underestimate the problems encountered as this concern was nothing compared withthe warrenty issues and the defect with the phone charging point. Although i feel it is my fault the usb connection constantly drops off as it is not a normal micro usb, so your tempted to push the connector quite hard to get it to stay in. In a moving car it is a circus act worthy of an aplause if you get it to charge. i have sent my phone back to ASUS which have a Holland base for repairs about 3 weeks now and i am still waiting for them to let me know how much the repairs will cost and when it will be sent back to me. Such a shame as it is a good concept and the phone is nearly there but i do regret purchasing it

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  • 2013-05-15 13:53
  • 9Jxa
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I am using PadFone 2 for 5 months now and i don't have any problems with my device. Both the phone and the station are working perfect without issues. The battery last quite a lot. On the Phone 8 hours heavy browsing and if docked i get even more. The docking mechanism i working fine and now dust on the camera. Every device requires proper maintanance and care, if you are doing it right the phone is autstanding.

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  • 2013-05-09 17:10
  • 0BIx
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I've used PF2 now 4 months and just got it 3rd time to the warranty repair. The dock's "sliding mechanism" hangs often, and the plug thing in the end of the dock is not perfectly aligned. The charger's unique plugin broke after two months of use. The network problems... in the 4G area the phone uses nearly all the time Edge and rarely 3G, and very often the phone completely loses the network. Im pretty disappointed. **/*****

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  • 2013-05-06 17:20
  • pdax
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been using it for 2 months, nothing wrong.

use battery doctor during charging, it last 2 days before next charge with 24hrs data on, average 3-4 hours internet & FB, check e-mail n normal phone call usage.

as for camera dust issue, just use the dummy ear phone jack, solve the problem. the dust probably get into the camera through the ear phone jack.

to me, great phone n also the pad

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  • 2013-05-06 10:07
  • RNDs
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dont buy it.. loads of problems!
starting from connection between both items, overheatingtill dust behind camera and everyday-new bugs... suppory is terrible.. most likely youf warranty doesnt cover repairs.. repairs cost about 200 quid.. it should be for free...
pad has its own problems... omg so many problems for 600quid device... love the concept but hate how it is in reallife.. it seemslike50% of devices have problems.. its worse than htc one x had it in yhe beginning...
regret my choice. not ssure if infinity is going to be better...

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  • 2013-05-04 02:22
  • 39D@
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no video call !

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  • 2013-04-28 10:29
  • mts8
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> In reply to HC @ 2013-04-13 18:18 from wHTJ - click to readSame thing happen to me, very poor after sales service. Same problem with padfone 1. Battery no longer lasting,not as what as prescribe in the specifications given. Really disappointed.

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  • 2013-04-27 19:13
  • KZ8J
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Can we use the 1.0 MP front-facing camera for video calls?

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  • 2013-04-20 09:03
  • P%C9
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cant make video call is a big turn off !!! omg.

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  • 2013-04-19 00:12
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> In reply to HC @ 2013-04-13 18:18 from wHTJ - click to readYou are 100% right about the stupid ASUS support team, the time i am writing this my Padfone 2 has been to repair for now 32 days, still haven't got it back, called them twice, says too popular device doesn't have parts. Reason its in repair, i encountered with more than 10 different problems after 6 weeks of use.

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  • 2013-04-17 01:49
  • p4Jd
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just got it back from service center, after replacing the motherboard it seems to be working fine.

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  • 2013-04-16 07:54
  • v$fk
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> In reply to AMIN @ 2013-04-12 14:23 from 3YaQ - click to readIt's the CPU. The Snapdragon S4 Plus (the same CPU inside the Nexus 4 and the Optimus G) gets quite hot on every phone that includes it.

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  • 2013-04-14 01:26
  • PnQ8
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I am a supporter of ASUS laptops, bought 2 in 3 years, and recommended everyone in the family to buy their laptops. i used the padfone 2 for 3 months already, and i would not recommend it, sadly.
a) it heats up quickly. [i have used other smart phones, this is the "hottest", literally]

b) of the 3 months of ownership, it went back to service centre twice, and what is really frustrating is the "state of denial" and attitude of the service centre, the excuses given are plain stupid, like "you installed free games like angry birds that would consume a lot of power in the background even if you don't play it" - oh i see, how come the same games does not have problems on other phones? the birds are angry at Asus only?

c) the biggest point that turned me off, and the reason it was back to the service centre was for battery problem -- battery goes down to critical level in 4 hours, on standby mode (mobile data on, but wifi off). after they finally reluctantly changed a new battery for me, it improved to 8 hours standby - even if you don't use your phone, you will need to charge it every day, and if you use it, you have to charge it every half a day, slight improvement of having a cable connected and having it charged every hour.

overall, a big disappointment!

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  • 2013-04-13 18:18
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The phone does heat up quickly:
1 ) Even after 10 mins of gaming it gets very hot.
2 ) When watching or recording vwdios.
3 ) When connected to the station gets heated up quickly.
I ask is tha:
1 ) software prblem.
2 ) Hardware prblem.
3 ) or a UNIT problem

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  • 2013-04-12 14:23
  • 3YaQ
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> In reply to JoBabana @ 2013-04-09 08:29 from IV8S - click to readThe phone does heat up quickly..even after 10 mins of gaming it gets very hot and as u said when connected to the station also it gets heated up quickly..
but battery back up is good for me.. With full charge in the morning,i have 40 -50 % when i reach home at night. I will be on call for around 3 hours and some minimal gaming and browsing..

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  • 2013-04-11 19:30
  • vGk3
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i've got a questions

i recently got my hands on the padphone 2 ... am loving it ... but i detacted a few problems with the phone ... not too sure if its the phone phone or its just some programming problem...

my phone heats up pretty quickly even when i am not dock in the pad ... the phone itself heats up ....


my battery life on the phone ... a full charge will only give me 5 - 6 hours ... is this normal ?

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  • 2013-04-09 08:29
  • IV8S
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> In reply to MAHBOOB @ 2013-04-06 04:05 from vGku - click to readCheck out the conclusion page of GSM arena's review. It will be clear that a phone and a tablet combo will cost u more than the padfone2. Other advantages are
1. U don't need to have a separate data plan for tablet
2. All ur apps, music and movies will be in sync. U don' t have to download ur favourite apps twice
3. The station acts as a portable charger. U can charge ur phone with it.

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  • 2013-04-07 10:29
  • uunf
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Can anyone say what is the advantage of padfone2 rather than getting anyother phone and tablet. because we have two gadgets and we can work on both at the same time. and we can get good configuration with less price than this padfone. can anyone say the advantage please

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  • 2013-04-06 04:05
  • vGku
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> In reply to Blackgent77 @ 2013-04-01 16:44 from J7SB - click to readYou can answer in the tablet, answer in a headset or simply remove the cel and answer. :D
I have it.

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  • 2013-04-02 03:51
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