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Asus Padfone 2 review: Plug and play

21 February 2013 | Read the review | Post your comment
Asus Padfone 2 review: Plug and play - read the full textIn today's rapidly-growing market, it's the push for more CPU cores and (mega)pixels that has been driving the industry forward. But every now and then, an extraordinary gadget emerges to explore new and exciting dimensions. Devices like the...


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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.

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  • 2014-07-09 11:52
  • 7smN

> In reply to Mike @ 2013-02-25 11:52 from iyPY - click to readAlso 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.

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  • 2013-02-28 02:46
  • iyPY

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.

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  • 2013-02-25 11:52
  • iyPY

> In reply to rafe firmani @ 2013-02-23 16:32 from PFx6 - click to readit has both micro usb and camera button (choose volume up or down button).

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  • 2013-02-24 14:10
  • m{68

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..

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  • 2013-02-23 18:16
  • U{NE

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

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  • 2013-02-23 16:32
  • PFx6

> In reply to rynn @ 2013-02-22 17:57 from PVv{ - click to readIn 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.

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  • 2013-02-23 05:02
  • IPtL

> In reply to laxis @ 2013-02-22 18:26 from rK5k - click to readYes,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.

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  • 2013-02-23 02:18
  • tuf9

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)

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  • 2013-02-22 19:42
  • LAKk

If the phone runs out of battery juice will i still be able to dock and use the tablet?

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  • 2013-02-22 18:26
  • rK5k

@GSMarena where's the battery test?

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  • 2013-02-22 17:57
  • PVv{

No dif btw tablet and phone.

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  • 2013-02-22 17:36
  • XucS

because its still not available in most of the countries.

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  • 2013-02-22 16:54
  • vGVJ

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-22 00:14 from m7KR - click to readSorry, i didnt see any use of your brain..

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  • 2013-02-22 16:42
  • vV5G

GSMArena Please make detailed camera review, with comparison tools samples!

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  • 2013-02-22 16:18
  • J1CC

Padfone 3 may be announced Monday and you've only done the review now? Camera isn't good though.

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  • 2013-02-22 16:13
  • 00xc

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.

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  • 2013-02-22 11:49
  • MAu3

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...

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  • 2013-02-22 11:14
  • sved

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!

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  • 2013-02-22 10:57
  • HB2{

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.

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  • 2013-02-22 10:43
  • MEQE

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