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
miki, 07 Dec 2014Hi JLM, thanks for your review, so what do u think is it worth buying Asus padfone S or not. A... moreHi Kimi, I posted the reply meant for u, wrongly to Adam. So u will need to chk it out. Sorry.
JLM, 08 Dec 2014I posted a reply to Kimi a while ago, sort of small review, also mentioned that the speakers a... moreI once watch a video about the n5 speaker had some problems.. but its already been fixed by a sofware updates.. i hope the pf speaker problem is beacause of the sofware not of the speaker itself
JLM, 08 Dec 2014Padfone S (PF)is for my mum. I only do initial set-up n maintenance. I use Nexus5(N5). I prefe... moreSo the worst part of the pf s is just the back speaker then ? Hmm i maybe ill just gonna wait a little bit for the newest set to be sold ..but overall the pf is good right ? No other problems about it except the speaker being too bad thats all ? I think we should connect with fb so i can get a clearer review from you sir
adam, 07 Dec 2014really ? the speaker is good ? awesome .. i also gonna buy this phone soon .. but i hope the p... moreI posted a reply to Kimi a while ago, sort of small review, also mentioned that the speakers avg. I m lazy to type again, so maybe u can refer to it.
adam, 07 Dec 2014really ? the speaker is good ? awesome .. i also gonna buy this phone soon .. but i hope the p... morePadfone S (PF)is for my mum. I only do initial set-up n maintenance. I use Nexus5(N5). I prefer N5. I m not pro or expert, just personal opinion.
1)N5 speaker is alrdy average, but PF is slightly worse. Ref: N5 6/10. PF 5/10. PF speaker like having excess echo, don't get the enjoyment as much as N5.For PF alert n notification, its OK. Sound is loud enough. But speaker is at back, so muffled. When receiving call, very clear. The other end hears u well. Vibration motor ok, but almost same as N5.
2)PF Max brightness is only abt 80% of N5. But N5 80% to Max, is only a bit difference. I need abt 40% N5 to see under sun. Pt to note, is PF screen is very comfortable to eye, even when reading mode is not on. Reading mode makes white turn a bit yellow. Watching YouTube is pleasant. When not under sun, in order to home screen to look nice, need abt 80% PF.
3) The 150grams PF feels well-balanced.
4) Built feels solid, but back cover creaks a little, but nothing too bothering.
5) PF UI makes some setting troublesome to configure, can't find or hard to find.
Overall, I think its good buy if not too expensive. I prefer N5 maybe coz alrdy accustomed to it. N5 is also lighter at 130g. N5 has very limited casings. I bought PF Full-cover casing with window n Glass screen protector from TaoBao/DaiGou, have not arrive. In Singapore, Qoo10 or store, cannot find PF casings.
aadam, 07 Dec 2014do u remember what the latest updates is ? No, I did not take note.
AnonD-335417, 07 Dec 2014i buy from directd yow...we're malaysianreally ? nice . but is the cases and the screen protector is available too ?
Can anyone give comments about the disadvantage of this phone? As I choose a phone based on the acceptibility of the phone's disadvantages.
JLM, 07 Dec 2014The battery percentage Meter is weird. I was waiting for last 2% to full. It took very long, l... morereally ? the speaker is good ? awesome .. i also gonna buy this phone soon .. but i hope the price could be down alittle .. now at RM859
The battery percentage Meter is weird. I was waiting for last 2% to full. It took very long, likely due to safety mechanism / trickle charge. Impatient, so unplug at 98%. While using phone for a few minutes the battery increased to 99%, while off the plug. Not sure what's the explanation. Hoping some expert can shed some light.
JLM, 07 Dec 2014I just bought my Padfone S, also updated, then Play Store Authenticatiom failed. U can chk out... moreHi JLM, thanks for your review, so what do u think is it worth buying Asus padfone S or not. At the moment I'm using BlackBerry Q5, and I had experience using nexus 5 for 7 months. Asus PF vs Nexus 5 which one do you prefer. The price here in Malaysia about Rm 859-899. Nexus 5 still 1k +
Kindly give your expert opinion
Sunz93, 27 Nov 2014After the latest version..my asus PadFone S can't use Google services..all about Google servic... moreI just bought my Padfone S, also updated, then Play Store Authenticatiom failed. U can chk out this link, "http://www.androidpit.com/google-play-not-working"
I tried the rest of mentioned methods in that link but failed. Only worked when did factory reset. Phone is OK now.
aadam, 06 Dec 2014So the usb port is not gonna be broke ?USB port don't feel like it will break easily.
Anonymous, 03 Dec 2014compared to nexus 5, which perfomance is better?Hi, I used the N5 for abt a yr. Now, bought the Padfone(PF) S for my mum, n did the set up. While answering call, PF phone speaker is a lot louder n clearer than N5. PF UI makes some settings difficult to configure. N5 is a lot more straightforward or user-friendly. N5 screen brightness is a lot better. For PG screen, reading on white background has no problem. But when u compare on coloured homepage, PF Max is like N5 50%. But take note that after N5 50% brightness, there is not much difference. I have not read under sun yet. If any more questions, leave a note, then I try to test n reply.