Remember back last year around May, I able to get the 3GB RAM, 64GB version (only left white color version) for around Myr 549 (around USD 127), this phone considered is a steal with 64GB internal storage, and also has micro sd card slot. After manually updated to lollipop, this phone performance is phenomenal. Only down side is the phone battery life, barely last till 5pm if turn on 4G, and continues used. SD801 processor will overheat if push too much, especially playing heavy game.
I also bought the tablet dock (myr299) and it's Bluetooth keyboard (myr149), which can hold the tablet dock. The thing that left me unsatisfied the most is the performance drop to half after dock into the tablet dock, and the tablet speaker are so weak. The keyboard also has serious lag when inputting text, regret to buy the accessory together.
At last, after few weeks, I sold the whole package to a friend, who very much appreciate such versatile setup, and impress with the 64GB internal memory at such price. He is very happy with the purchase, and the versatile tablet/phone setup help on his business. He only have to save document into phone, then can show at tablet size screen when needed, no need separate device, and save time for the file transfer.
However, the tablet dock is so thick and heavy.
All in all, this is a rare affordable versatile phone/tablet concept is pioneered by Motorola (around year 2011, Motorola Atrix, which has a docking accessory to transform phone into a mini laptop), then ASUS polish the concept 1st with their Transformer range of tablet/netbook keyboard hybrid, and finally comes to Padfone, but is obsolete by ASUS them self where sales is not good on these device. ASUS didn't continue to invest and polish this concept, they focus on the Zenfone series.
On this year, the transformer concept is succeeded by Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ Dex dock.
All in all, phone will is better to focus be phone alone, tablet is tablet, laptop is laptop. These hybrid concept seems less appreciated by the market, even my friend who bought from me get shock with this Padfone concept, just because I post on FB, and he become interested and never heard before such device exist in the market.
All in all, this phone 3GB/64GB white version alone still selling at myr 699 at online store. Considering the feature and storage option, this is a better buy than a Xiaomi Mi4 (which don't has 4G), and HTC Butterfly 2. Of course, at it's selling price now, is flooded by Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and 4.
Yos, 30 Oct 2016with only 2 gigabytes of ram, android Update marshmallows make mobile performance is slowNot at all. Sometimes it lags during heavy multitasking but day to day ui operation is still solid. I am having it for 2yrs and 2+ months now and had 0 problems until now. The battery performance also does not deteriorates until now.
Hey someone please me that, when the phone cover with case does it able to insert into the dock station? or the cover have to be removed then it allow to insert it?
Yos, 30 Oct 2016with only 2 gigabytes of ram, android Update marshmallows make mobile performance is slowI just bought xiaomi redmi note 4 and now i have asus padfone s as well.
Yes if it ia in 2gb it does sometimes laggy especially on docking mode
But i rooted it and use virtual ram from my memory card class 4 and now it has 2+2gb memory from the virtual
I say it run smoother
Then i try run on one of those mobile games like Mobile Legend as mt xiaomi on x20 helio lags even in the highest setting
But suprisingly my padfone s which been rooted with 2gb memory virtual on it.
Max setting it is much way better then my x20 helio
For 2014 model wins over a 2 years newer model and newer chips
=] This model is a gold
Hariharan, 28 Oct 2016I bought this phone but how to update marshmallow .. I need help .please answer my questionall you need to do is go to the link below
than download the update, transfer to phone internal storage. the phone will detect the update & follow the instruction on screen.
by the way, do not unzip the update. straight transfer to phone after dl.
with only 2 gigabytes of ram, android Update marshmallows make mobile performance is slow
I bought this phone but how to update marshmallow .. I need help .please answer my question
Dear Padfone S/S Plus users. The Android M update (worldwide) has been publish in Asus official website (Dated: 24.10.2016) Version WW-18.104.22.168(Andriod M).
link : https://www.asus.com/Phone/PadFone_S_PF500KL/HelpDesk_Download/
Is the PadFone S work with the dock of the PadFone Infinity !?
Vendhar, 07 Sep 2016U are correct. The update is still not here. Zenfone 2 already receive their 2nd follow up upd... moreThe Marshmallow firmware is available but for TW version, not WW (international).
For me, it is not frustating much. When I don't like my phone, I sold it and bought a new one with newer Android version and almost the specs or at least have 2 GB RAM and internal 16 GB.
NikiDroid, 25 Aug 2016Almost no rumor again, the Padfone S itself not as success as Zenfone series. By judging Indon... moreU are correct. The update is still not here. Zenfone 2 already receive their 2nd follow up updates to Android M. We do not get even the primary update for Android M. Very frustrating.
strength , 19 Aug 2016when will come out new generation padfone ?...damn. letting me wait too long..Almost no rumor again, the Padfone S itself not as success as Zenfone series. By judging Indonesia region, people the most prefer Zenfone series and the most of them do not know Padfone S. The update for Padfone S itself is too long waiting. Added.... Asus markets and display Zenfone series a lot compared with Padfone S.
when will come out new generation padfone ?...damn. letting me wait too long..
Eva, 03 Aug 2016Is it a worth buy? Planning to gift it to hubby.. plz suggestIt still worth in my opinion, but by looking this year and many new smartphones appear, there are many choices out there for better spec and newer release.
alan sykes, 02 Aug 2016i need to check with everyone. has anyone update to firmware V22.214.171.124. Any issues? - phone... moreBeforer I sold my Padfone S, the WW 11.10.17 version I tried was little issue too. Sometimes it does restart randomly by itself.
alan sykes, 02 Aug 2016Since you flash to kitkat 18. did you check if you are able to use the PlayTo (miracast/DLNA) ... moreNo, I didn't. I didn't use Miracast or DLNA, so I don't know about this. And I would like to tell that I never try Miracast or DLNA for all smartphones I have ever used so far.
Eva, 03 Aug 2016Is it a worth buy? Planning to gift it to hubby.. plz suggestdepends. what kind of cellphone does your husband used before? there are type of people who use certain phone brands (e.g.: samsung, sony, HTC,etc...). if they want to have latest phone, they just buy the same brand (because they feel comfortable with the brand), if your husband prefer functionality than brand, it worth the buy.