I had this phone 7 days, and I had problem with ear speaker. It seems to be not clean while making conversation with someone. Is someone else having this problem ?
I'm a Padfone 2 user in Singapore. I got the phone under a contract with Starhub in December 2012 and have been using it for around 7 months. I think I can give some review based on my own experience
(Recenly I dropped by phone, screen blackout, no crack, still running on station and I'm sending it to Asus service centre while they have really bad reputation. All the best to me)
- So far no camera dust problem for me.
- Quality photo under certain condition eg daytime and outdoor. Indoor photo quality is kinda meh but still considered as ok. With sufficient sunlight: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QDi8...6%5B1%5D.jpg Indoor: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BB4z...5B1%255D.jpg
- Not so much of a problem. When I have lots of apps running and installed it lags a bit but it's really smooth overall
- Heat yes. There's a metal line around the casing it can get really hot but I hardly notice that nowadasy (probably get used to it)
- I believe all smart phone roughly have the same problem: if you have 3G on and have bright screen display then yes it consumes battery really fast.
- You can use the station to CHARGE (you can turn off the charging option though) the phone
- No it doesn't take 8 hours to charge it. It can be charged as fast as the battery is consumed lol
5. Port problem
- Found no problem with the port?
- I do agree that because this is not a commonly used phone and Asus is not a brand which produces mainly mobiles/smartphones, it'd be quite difficult if you have a problem with that (not as common as Samsung or Apple) and need to exchange/fix the phone. :/ (Also take note that I'm referring to Singapore)
I bought it to try out something new. Since I'm not very choosy so I guess there's no problem for me. The only reason I wouldn't recommend people to buy is because of everything after-sales: since I heard so many bad comments. I am heading to service centre in these few days so let's hope for the best. C'mon Asus do something
combe, 01 Jul 2013Hi guys! I would like to buy only smartphone without station. So, is it good or bad phone and ... moreI have been using it for 6 months and I have never felt any lag.. HEAT is a big YES. It gets heated pretty quickly. I got a new case and I am not feeling the heat on my palms much now eventhough it can be pretty hot on the edges..
Hi guys! I would like to buy only smartphone without station. So, is it good or bad phone and his performance? Is it lag or heating ??
I love it when I first find and see it through this gsm site. I hope it will be the best screen display as I hope from my previous samsung galaxy s2 phone. While my proud is quite seen such my nokia c5, I'm still love it and seems originated. The word originated I mean it has a neutral applicators for people and it's the most convenience and satisfaction it's among as it's best. I know now nokia has back downward nowadays but I feel amongs many confusing chipset, I'm still hold into my originally non nokia-belle in it's chipset.
For almost new years after, I realised that many phones are quite possible to suit me like my previous s2 but result i have crack and rust beside the phone because it totally cheap plastic to me. But it different than the samsung galaxy ace it it has a nice plastic body it different from an expensive to the cheapest phone that sold in world today!
My comment on padfone 2, I have an Asus Transformer Pad TF300T not 3g and it has a 8 MP camera, it so satisfied me altho it doesn't have a LED flashlight, it already give me a favor. For instance, every phone camera has their own specific qualitines, rather you just buy it without unknown the spec of the phone. Like HTC One, it has a blinkfeed and zoe I need to try it. Because the next phone I really need to buy. But I do really love Asus Padfone 2 cos of it screen display just it's only corning gorilla glass 1 than HTC 2. And I scared Asus didn't have any mechanist repair for programming and spareparts. But I still really support Asus no matter what from my Asus pad and also my laptop. But next thing I best bet for mine myself is HTC one. I don't know what's the quality of the product and what's the best for me. It's important! Just in case I have like spell with this HTC One as the best!
GOODLUCK TO ME! :)
Anonymous, 12 Jun 2013i bought it 3 days ago is it normal that it needs more than 8 hrs for the battery to becom full?No it's not. Are you talking about the phone or the tablet or both?
Georgi Simeonov, 10 Jun 2013I am using PadFone 2 for 5 months now and i don't have any problems with my device. Both the p... morei bought it 3 days ago is it normal that it needs more than 8 hrs for the battery to becom full?
LloydS, 08 Jun 2013Im so confused. GSM says that the camera is very good but others are saying it's horrible. I'm... moreHi LloydS,
Actually it depends on how you define "VERY GOOD". If you compare Padfone2 with my 4.5 years old iPhone 3G, yes, of course both battery and camera are very good. But if you consider the price (in my case 7500 Swedish krona = 1100$), and if you consider the announced specification, it cannot even called “bad”! The resolution of camera is very high (13MP), but we all know that a high megapixel doesn't mean a high quality photo. Photos get very noisy with Padfone2’s camera.
To be honest, there are some good points: I very liked the concept of Padfone. It is an excellent idea, very practical and very useful. The screen of the phone (and not the station) is excellent, I can say better than iPhone and Samsung. It has very nice design and very good feeling in hand.
But I wish another company made the device.
Every thing is Ok as a Android phone. If your using more than 10 min its getting so heat. Battery also not good.
Getting so heat with in a short time and battery 100% charging time is more that 3 hours.
FarFa, 01 Jun 2013TOTALLY WASTE OF MONEY.
I bought my padfone2 four months ago and only could use it for two m... moreIm so confused. GSM says that the camera is very good but others are saying it's horrible. I'm hearing the battery lays long, others are saying it doesn't. Very confused don't know who to trust. GSM also said the battery was pretty good. I wonder if there is a problem with some of these phones.
Only the service with Asus seems true as they never had good customer service anyone who bought gaming laptops from them ought to know.
Have had mine for 1,5 moths.
LOVE the consept and general usability.
Downsides found so far:
- camera is crap compared to 3 years old HTC desire s that i had.
- Charging Port is Broken! from pad after 1,5 mohts of normal use. Asus says it will not be repaired for guarantine! (i assume get some kind of quality with the money)
- I have needed to make boot and erase the phone twice (recommended by asus service) in order to get it start normally and NOT to heat.
If I had all the money in the world I would buy few in the stock and just toss the bad one for repair every now and then. Still love it. Only sad about the quality and Asus Service.
Be aware of the port problems!!! Hopeless support. Have 2 phones and tablets, and 3 of the 4 devices have damaged ports after 3 months. One has been put in repair, 72 days later still not fixed. As much as I like the concept, I would advice others to stay aware from this phone until what I think is a design fault is fixed.
How can I use its NFC??
I tried with Nexus 7, GS3, Note 2... but none of them responded to my "Screen Tapping".
JoBabana, 25 May 2013i've got a questions i recently got my hands on the padphone 2 ... am loving it ... but i ... moreit is normal for it to heat up but the battery life sould be quite good. My one lasts for around 2 days if i answer a few calls, maybe some games etc
I knew it was the right decision to buy this phone, i am very satisfied it. The design is great, it feels good to hold in your hands, it's not a cheap plastic feeling and the backlight of the phone is great, even in direct sunlight i am able to see what happens on the screen without having to hide it from the sun. And now the reason i got the phone, the tablet! That has to be one of the most unique inventions in phone history but it is indeed a bit expensive. 95% of the timesi dock it into the station it works, however if it dont vibrate when you dock it there will be no reaction. I just unplug it and plug it again, then it works. Now a few disadvantages, when sliding into the tablet make sure there isnt any sand or anything in the dock because that easily leaves invisible scratches on the button panel on the phone (Not a big deal) but still. And it gets quite hot quickly but it is a quadcore after all and theres nothing to cool it so my shot would be that it feels like the metal feels hotter than plastic. But if you like the idea behind a phone and a tablet in one theres only one thing to say.. GO FOR IT!