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.
aadam, 06 Dec 2014So the usb port is not gonna be broke ?From 3 YouTube videos I saw, they all open the back cover by plying the part of plastic cover, that is back of USB port.I tried n succeeded, but tight since new. I will recommend using an old / seasoned USB cable first as it fits better, while u season the new cable with an old power bank or whatever micro USB port that u don't mind spoiling. Anyway, the USB cable also fits easier on an old/seasoned port.
In response to someone who said he broke the phone's USB port surrounding.
1) For the first time, it is very very very very difficult to insert the mini-usb into the charging port. I have checked and confirmed that there is no obstruction. I rocked side to side to get it in. I dont recommend rocking front and back as more likely to strain the port casing.
2)When removing for the first time, it is also very very very very difficult. I have had 3 smartphones, and this is the only one that is so difficult. I believe that hardware is not well made.
Dupreehere, 05 Nov 2014Anyone know the Sar rating?
I really like this phone but need to know the SAR rating before ... moreHi, I just got the phone from Singapore today. SAR should mean Specific Absorption Rate, right? I am just copying outright so dont ask me what the number or ratings mean.
Band>> Position>> SAR-10g (W/kg)
GSM900>> Head>> 0.19.
Body(1.5cm Gap)>> 0.16.
GSM1800>> Head>> 0.466.
Body(1.5cm Gap)>> 0.302.
WCDMA I>> Head>> 0.199.
Body(1.5cm Gap)>> 0.195
WCDMA VIII>> Head>> 0.183.
Body(1.5cm Gap)>> 0.202
LTE3>> Head>> 0.292.
Body(1.5cm Gap)>> 0.197
LTE7>> Head>> 0.16.
Body(1.5cm Gap)>> 0.129
LTE8>> Head>> 0.127.
Body(1.5cm Gap)>> 0.16.
LTE20>> Head>> 0.157.
Body(1.5cm Gap)>> 0.193.
2.4G WLAN>> Head>> 0.541.
Body(1.5cm Gap)>> 0.023.
5G WLAN>> Head>> 0.255.
Body(1.5cm Gap)>> 0.117
Luke, 10 Oct 2014I have one, if you keep playing games, it can only last for 6 hours.So how about the speaker phone? Is it clear and loud?
aadam, 02 Dec 2014but i saw the video review said theres nothing that called yellowish .. they said it has a nic... moreThe screen is a 5" Full HD display with 441 ppi (one of the highest), so the screen actually is pretty good and sharp.
The "yellowish" color is depend on the backlit LED color temperature, which is not something that can be adjusted, even using the ASUS Splendid setting. The setting can reduce the effect by changing color temperature, but not by much.
Those are much on the personal preference. (iPhone screen actually has more blueish color temperature)
Dani, 04 Dec 2014there is no yellowish, Asus made comfortable screen, if you want more blue, you just go to the... moreNot all LCD screen are made the same.
I own 4 Android device, tablet and smartphone. All of the screen color gamut is different. One it is the AMOLED, the others 2 are IPS LCD, 1 is SPVA LCD.
Both have pros and cons. The yellowish and blueish, greenish color is all observed more visible on the white color, and is only comparable if you put all unit side by side.
The SPVA LCD, and one of the IPS LCD has blueish white color, maybe because our eye perceive blueish color is a better white color (much like the current gen LED LCD back lit), which is, maybe better to the eye as a more accurate white. So, most people like blueish white color.
Another IPS LCD screen has noticeable "yellowish" white if compared to the other LCD.
In a more professional context, those actually are native color temperature of the LCD. The "yellowish" color actually is considered a "warm white", while the
"blueish" color is considered the "cold white".
So, it is depend on personal preference. Maybe someone that already get used to "blueish" white will complain on the "yellowish" white color.
As for the AMOLED, it has a "greenish" white color, probably due to the PenTile display has more green color sub pixel LED.
Of one of the device with LCD, actually is ASUS made Fonepad, which has a default "blueish" white color, without even tuning using the ASUS Splendid setting.
Mike, 04 Dec 2014The pad bezel is just too large, because you will get the best speaker at all
the sound of t... moreThe pad speaker not just loud, but is a dual front facing speaker, like the one on HTC One (M7, M8, Boom Sound)
Enjoy the front stereo speaker when watching movie.
aadam, 02 Dec 2014but i saw the video review said theres nothing that called yellowish .. they said it has a nic... morethere is no yellowish, Asus made comfortable screen, if you want more blue, you just go to the built-in app '' splendid'' and put the temperature of color for blue.
For 3DMARK Ice storm unlimited, you will get score higher than NOTE 4 !!!!! for half price !!!!!
it is amazing
The pad bezel is just too large, because you will get the best speaker at all
the sound of the station pad is very very clear and loud
adam, 01 Dec 2014hi.. can anyone tell me about the speaker quality please ? is it good ? cuz i saw alot of peop... moreSpeaker quality is very good, if you also get the station, you will be very happy with the high clear sound.
Anonymous, 03 Dec 2014compared to nexus 5, which perfomance is better?I believe Padfone S is better for many reasons:
1- Camera is higher 13 for padfone while 8 for lg
2- Padfone have memory card slot but LG no !
In addition the CPU version of Padfone is newer of LG. Moreover, Padfone is cheaper of about 80$ and it can be extended to become a Tab by using the Padfone station.