I plan to buy the phone. I've read all the reviews and got interested. However, could anyone of you please let me know if the infrared works and capability. It seems that this feature haven't been touch on any reviews. Appreciate any comment on this and thanks!
I have a Nokia Communicator 9210. And yes, after a long time, I can finally get any phone I want.
I started hunting for the good PDA's & i kinda liked the O2 Atom, Stealth, Jamin, Imate PDAL.
My main concern is to have a small phone with a big screen. Cause I want it to fit in my pocket.
Ive read all the comments here on Asus P525. And I have gone through may reviews from the web. So far, on average the overall rating from what the users say is like 8/10.
My only concern now is that its a lill big :(
Anywayz, im gonna checkout the phone tomorrow to see how it feels in my pocket. In Dubai, it costs about $600.
If any of you have any problems with this phone, please lemme know NOW. I might just think again to buy it or not.
Thanks all. esp. Francesco Anacreonte, PPC-DOC, Ray M, mXby, for the great insights & of course our host - the champs of the arena - GSMarena.com
Keep up the good work!
I'm considering this phone. can anyone tell me how to avoid accidentally touching activating the touch screen. for example if you answer a call, doesn't it accidentally activate some of the screen menu? thanks.
i'm using a o2xphone and after one year of use the joystick failed. so i'm searching for a good smartphone.
thanks again mfg.i dont know your nome forgive me if i write it wrong.u did a greet help for me.at the end of this month i am going to order it from mobile gadgets.
u can use the keyboard as u want ,write a messege as normal phone .
u can download everything for it.
realplayer ... all application that run on wm5 run on asus p525.
i will never be disappointed for the p525 speed ,camera,keyboard.
i can say its the perfect phone for a fair price.
thank u doc for your answer and realy now i am going to buy this mobile.can u please doc tell me could i use the keybad for writing a message.and also can i download realone player.
i want to say something about voice quality,i had xda 2 mini and i was used to the voice quality and then on christmas i bought THE ASUS
P525 and i made i phone call ,i was shocked...
i thought the person i am talking to is next to me,I was like WOW.(F*** xda mini ,it was like distortion and like u r in a concert while you r talking and high frequency sound)
since i bought the asus i laught at all other ppcs ,i owned (xda 2,xda 2 mini,mda universal,xda neo i was going to tytn but i didnt made the mistake)
i want to say something about speed (not cpu speed)overall speed.
the device is the fastet on the market i played with all phones on the market p990i and all touch screen pdas, beleive me none could compete with asus speed.
asus has done good job with the device (mainely withthe main board of the device),cause cpu speed is same as other ppc but the whole pack is like WOW .
i wanna recommand a must program for all P525 used ,and its Smartdial(htc program ) it run perfectly on asus p525 and its make 200% like easer to dial phone numbers from contacts only by using the keypad.
could be fined on all forums out there.
any furthure question about p525 i am ready to answer.
please can any body owned this phone to tell me what is the quality of the sound during a phone call.is that loud and clear or not.
i live in kuwait and i want buy this pda phone if any body can bring me this mobile with english virgen and i will bay for him its cost+60 dollars.because its not available in my country.thank u
Sorry, the Php 29,200 was a typo. I purchased mine at Php 29,900, as originally stated in my previous post, which seems to be the going price for this phone. It would have been nice though if it was actually selling at 29,200 somewhere.
Ray M. Thnx for great review. Can you write something about Skype functionality ? How does it work ? Is it usefull ?
Maybe somebody pair it with GPS, any conclusions ?
I just got my Asus P525 last Tuesday. Bought it for Php 29,900 at memoexpress in Festival Mall in Alabang (Phil) and i have to say i love it!
Was torn between this, a p990i and an xda stealth, and I'm glad I chose this one. Really great phone.
I used to own an Xda Mini and the P525 beats it hands down. I pair it with a Jabra BT160 and haven't experienced any problems with it. I'm just wowed by the accuracy of the voice commands (esp. voice dialing).
Although I have to admit, the 2 and 5 buttons plus the joystick, does need getting used to, as i do press the wrong keys a lot especially when i'm not looking while texting.
I like the finish of the unit, it doesn't look cheap. I also like the size of the phone, not that pocketable, but with a great looking phone like that, you wouldn't want to keep it in your pocket all day long. =) The stylus though, could have been better, maybe less plastic-ky, and more like that of the xda.
Camera, best one in the market. I was expecting a bad camera since, Cameras of PDA phones aren't known for their quality. The XDA mini (1.3 MegaPix) had a horrible camera, even a VGA camera was better. The p525 however, produced great pics, even when it was dark (with the help of the flash of course). It's comparable to the pictures produced by SE k750i (might even be better, in my opinion).
Any gripes? Hmm... probably:
(1) the use of the keypad. Whenever you activate it, its set with predictive T9 as default, so you have to constantly press the # button in order to change to "Abc" and press the # of buttons to add symbols. But that's just nitpicking.
(2) The new WM 5.0 needs getting used to. (but like every new gadget, getting familiar with the interface is where the fun is)
(3) The hold button is really hard to press (or slide up/down) you have to use your fingernails, which might scratch the unit. (probably because it's new?) I just hope it doesn't loosen too much due to wear and tear.
(4) Doesn't come with a packaged miniSD.
all in all a really great phone. Hasn't hanged on me yet, nor has it restarted. Great job ASUS. i'd give it an 8/10 rating.
The (-1) is for the texting interface, since i text a lot, and the other (-1) has to do with the other gripes. But like i said, i really like the phone, and everyday, i discover something that make me like it more.
Oh yeah, BTW, someone asked about how to search your contacts using the keypad. here's what you do:
When you open your phonebook, press the joystick upwards so that it clears up the "search bar" (i don't know what else to call it), the one that says "Enter a name or number..." then, press the # button to shift to T9 then press and hold the #button to shift to Abc. Then search away. The great thing about the search function is that it searches all names in your contact, so if for example you search for "john" and your phonebook has "John Denver" and "Raymond John" then both contacts will appear.
Sorry if this is quite long.
at comcentre they are selling it for 29,900, if you're going to use a credit card, but they said if you are going to pay cash, it can get lower. where did you buy the unit for 29,200? tnx
Hi can any one tell me if you could skype on this phone or not & if so how????
Just curious - how much is it selling for at comcentre? Already bought mine but looking at purchasing a second one. I was just wondering if comcentre was cheaper than Php29,200. Thanks!
according to the asus website, it has an Internet Explorer Mobile which can browse Web and WAP sites, and download new programs and files from the Internet.
just like what the other guy said, you can buy this great mobile pocket pc at mxexpress in SM North Edsa for P29,900 or at comcentre in Park Square beside Glorietta in Makati. Yep it casn play MP4, you can vist this site for full details of its specs http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=8
Can anyone tell me about audio capabilities of this ppc,such as music volume(and quality also!) and ringtone volume or call sound...
I dont know buy this phone or hp6828,SEp990,O2 atom?
Dear Mr. Francesco,
Can u please tell me whether the USB is a 2.0 or 1.2?
Tx & Rgds