Asus PadFone 2 - user opinions and reviews

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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
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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
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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
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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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Hello what if i was on the pad station and i have an incoming call what should i do then? should i connect the headset to make a call or receive or i should remove the mobile?????

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  • 2013-04-01 16:44
  • J7SB
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I bought Padfone 2 32GB. Works perfectly unless the speaker of station is horrible.

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  • 2013-03-27 20:27
  • thua
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I have this padfone for 3 weeks, previously had Samsung galaxy S.
While specifications and hardware quality specially camera is awesome, I think phone management software needs to be revised. Many basic features in contacts management and sms/callingeasily found in even cheap phones are not available here . For example ,sending business card or one contact toother persons through "send business card" feature is nit possible. Calling or sms among recent list of contacts also missing. When u open contacts u must push extra watch button for finding desired person(no default search box above contacts list). Overally the phone calling and text messaging are not user friendly. This features are above all others as the basic requirements. I hope that Asus will enhance all the features in upcoming upgrade to Jb 4.2. It`s a pity that this fantastic phone/tablet having such problems

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  • 2013-03-25 21:04
  • dQJr
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I bought. I love it. Perfect.

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  • 2013-03-25 19:17
  • JJ3{
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someone know the model number of the padfone 2 with 3G 850Hz

in the asus.com there are only one model and dont support 3G 850

plz

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  • 2013-03-25 01:30
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