aadam, 20 Dec 2014i wanna ask about the battery life ? is it good ?No new feedback from mum, but the below is wat i observed previously.
9)Battery. Whole night seem to drop abt 10%. For my mum's basic use for calls, it seems to last 1 full day, till next morning which is abt 24hours, still have 55% left. Charging with the original plug n cable seems slow, abt 1% per 2min. Wireless charging for N5 is slower than cable, so same may apply for PF. Wireless charger stated that efficiency is abt 70-80%. So wireless is even slower.
what stylus do you recomend for this padfone and how do i know is the screen has a "wacon feel it tecnology"
LUM, 15 Dec 2014Tis phone will be heat when plying games n charging？？every phone will heat up playing while charging =,=
pkl, 11 Dec 2014There is a system update (220.127.116.11) for PF S. Should i go for it? whats the improvement about ?
AnonD-339569, 08 Dec 2014Hi Adam, I terminated FB some time bk, so m now 1 of few who dont have FB. Haha. U can still p... morereally ? wow thats awesome to have those accessories avalaible at there.. but somehow if people complains about the quality if it,i may have to change my mind that is lenovo a8 which have the mtk6592 octa and almost the samme power as the pf.. but this is the only cheapest snapdragon 801 phone that is avalaible .. but i love asus interface cuz it somehow similar to iosaybe alittle .. also the price is getting lower by some period.. i hope there a promotions for the holidays... ok thats it for now.. if i have more question ill comment here :) .. happy holiday to u my friend
Anonymous, 10 Dec 2014Seems that padfone s battery endurance rating is higher than xiaomi mi 3 and redmi note even t... morePlease don't believe the hype.
The battery capacity is similar to HTC One(M7) and Galaxy S3.
The rating itself is only performed in controlled condition, so it will not be the same on normal usage.
The phone may stand by longer on idle, but not when the phone is used continuously.
Anyway, install a 3rd party power saver apps will extend the battery life much longer.
Seems that padfone s battery endurance rating is higher than xiaomi mi 3 and redmi note even though xiami battery capacity is bigger than padfone s. Any1 can verify this?
The PadFone S actually is considered very good compare to the flagship phone in term of price.
This phone is not a Nexus killer.
It is marketed as a high end flag ship.
For this price, no complain on the feature, but just worry of the phone quality, as previous experience with ASUS Fonepad, the pad breakdown twice. But after repaired, no more issue, and very durable overall.
But I have choose other phone over this. I choose Acer Liquid S2, just because it's price dropped very close to Padfone S (lower than N5, lower than Oneplus One, lower than Xiao Mi Mi4). That phone has almost similar characteristic with Padfone S.(not a popular phone, casing very hard to find, so called yellowish screen, non-removable battery, plasticky and rubber built, not as premium as high end phone, but with high end spec).
adam, 08 Dec 2014ok thanks for the quick review of this phone :).but althought this phone is already official..... moreJLM thank you, mmm it is too late.... I already bought samsung grand prime. unfortunately not ong enough as the samsung already hang n I sent back to the shop that I bought the grand prime. I use it only for 3 hrs then the software problem set in haiyooo.
Not my lucky day.
adam, 08 Dec 2014So the worst part of the pf s is just the back speaker then ? Hmm i maybe ill just gonna wait ... moreHi Adam, I terminated FB some time bk, so m now 1 of few who dont have FB. Haha. U can still post here, n I will try to reply. I have registered with GsmArena, so that reply will be immediate.
1)Someone did comment earlier, that expected Asus to having quality issues for new phones. So waiting may be a gd idea, though not sure till when.
2) Overall, I think PF not bad. For 2-yr, $41/month, plus $70 voucher, I got it in Singapore for $28 only, so I think its worth any risk.
3) For Padfone(PF) speaker, if the hardware is sub-standard, software may not help, but let's keep our fingers crossed. That said, it is definitely ok for normal usage, speaker voice call. For music, can always use earpiece or bluetooth. When u need music on speaker, just face the back up n hope. Haha.
4)PF is marketed to be slotted into Tablet. Somewhere in manual or specs did mention not to put casing, as may affect. Maybe thats why not much companies interested. But the availability is still better than Nexus5(N5). At TaoBao/HaiGou, I found back-case, full covers with/without windows, film/glass screen protectors.
5)Screen brightness is noticeably lower than N5, but i must say that video/pics/reading is clear or very clear, somehow very soft/comfortable to the eye, may due to high PPI.
6)Camera, didnt really try. It offers multi/fast shot up to 100. Focusing quite fast. Not sure wat else to look out for.
7)LED notification is on top-right, but very small n dim. So far, i have seen it light up while charging, when 100%(nothing less), when have SMS. Have not check if can change colour or settings.
8)Dont seem to have radio, but forgot to chk this one.
9)Battery. Whole night seem to drop abt 10%. For my mum's basic use for calls, it seems to last 1day, next morning which is abt 24hours, still have 55%. Charing with the original plug n cable seems slow, abt 1% every 2min. Wireless charging for N5 is slower than cable. Wireless charger stated that efficiency is abt 70-80%. So wireless is even slower.
As my mum is using the PF, I cannot try it out immediately or everyday.
JLM, 08 Dec 2014Hi Kimi, I posted the reply meant for u, wrongly to Adam. So u will need to chk it out. Sorry.ok thanks for the quick review of this phone :).but althought this phone is already official.. accessories for it still limited