Word of advice don't buy anything from Asus. I've bought 3 products (Padfone 2 & Tablet & Laptop) from Asus & all 3 products broke down within the 1st year. On top of it all they offer near zero support & after care. Their warranties means nothing. You basically have to pay to fix anything even if your product is within warranty period.
Mike, 28 Feb 2013This phone tablet and smartphone really sucks, I am so desapointed with mine , I really regret... moreAlso I forgot to say that the screen of the smartphone, yes it is very bright, but unfortunately black colour is bad, it is never real dark black.
This phone tablet and smartphone really sucks, I am so desapointed with mine , I really regret it. DONT think this is a high end phone, it is not, on a good day perhaps tha category below.
Screen snd colours sucks yes, but I have neve had so many break downs and problems as my older phone.
Also when surfing the phone gets really warm and you cannot hold it close to you ear for calls.
For somehow Asus like sharp edges on their products, some might like it, but I hate it.
rafe firmani, 24 Feb 2013Well, non micro USB port!! GSM Arena should stated this as weaknesses, rather than no dedicat... moreit has both micro usb and camera button (choose volume up or down button).
Well a review at last. Was waiting for this a long time. I got my Padfone with tablet a month ago and I am loving it. Good Review..
Well, non micro USB port!!
GSM Arena should stated this as weaknesses, rather than no dedicated camera button thing.. (what??!)
So old school GSM Arena
rynn, 23 Feb 2013@GSMarena where's the battery test?
In the review just not labelled properly.
GSMarena found it got 56 hours. Which is incredible for this much power and screen size- you forget it has got a 2140 mah battery.
To the other question, yes you can use the phone with no battery in the dock with battery.
laxis, 23 Feb 2013If the phone runs out of battery juice will i still be able to dock and use the tablet?Yes,it possible. I owned a padfone2. If the phone run out of juice. You just slot in to the tablet dock. The tablet dock will charge it to 1% and you are then able to power on with power switch on the tablet.
So, in Asus webpage the phone's specification shows only a Dual Band 3G...
Can you please confirm if this phone support 1900MHz band for 3G (HSPA)
If the phone runs out of battery juice will i still be able to dock and use the tablet?
GSMArena Please make detailed camera review, with comparison tools samples!
Padfone 3 may be announced Monday and you've only done the review now? Camera isn't good though.
This is the only sony 13mp camera that GA has rated the camera performance very good. I'd like to buy the phone without the tablet but either way, it is very expensive.
To GSMArena - you can still sideload Flash on 4.1.2 or 4.2.2 devices. I have a Gnex on 4.2.2 stock, un-rotted, and have full flash running in the stock browser. Go to Adobe website and download the latest (and last) version...
I Have the padfone 2 for about two months(just the phone) And i'm very happy. And the padfone 2 have 2 buttons to take photos. Volume up or volume down would do the job!
i've the padfone2 about 2 months and friends of mine with S3, iphone's 5 and others, have been amazed. The price its a little high, but it is well spended if you have the money, the phone in self its brilliant, its a shame that thos guys on XDA didnt invest in developing on this machine, will be great with a custom rom to tweak hes performance.