For users who like double tap or using hand near the proximity to screen off the LCD, you might be want to install smart screen on/off. I use this app, now my Padfone S will turn off screen by double tap and hand cover the proximity sensor and screen on when hand cover the proximity sensor.
After several days of used, I went back to KitKat 18 again. So far I don't face random restart by itself in KitKat.
I had installed the latest Lollipop firmware (WW 188.8.131.52), still the same, random reboot by itself sometimes happen
Mfb, 03 Jan 2016My padfone s plus. 64gb/3gb.
Heating issue. It generates more heat than my wife 2 yearold gal... moreThanka for the share.
I use Padfone S 16 GB memory, no experience heat issue so far.
Te latest firmware now is WW
V184.108.40.206 (Android Lollipop 5.0). The features are:
1) Several Apps update
2) Improve Settings stability and modify Italian string
3) Improve overall Email stability
4) Fix Auto-download system update issue and modify Chinese string
5) Improve overall Phone stability
My padfone s plus. 64gb/3gb.
Heating issue. It generates more heat than my wife 2 yearold galaxy s3 even using it for about 10 min of camera, web browsing. It feels uncomfortable when we put the heated phone in pocket.
Camera review. Not a good front (selfie) camera. Very poor picture quality. But the back camera is quite good. In automatic setting only can set 3M (4:3) and 2M (16:9) only. U will get 10M if set to other options.
Vendhar, 23 Dec 2015The latest firmware for Padfone S is WW_12.x.xx.41 lollipop. U can update it manually by downl... moreDec 30, 2015 on everning I did flash my PadFone S again, downgraded to KitKat WW. 11.10.17, till now I type, I don't face any random restart by itself. Looks the KitKat is more stable than Lollipop 5.0.
Vendhar, 23 Dec 2015The latest firmware for Padfone S is WW_12.x.xx.41 lollipop. U can update it manually by downl... moreI had updated manually. Still disappointed me, it still restart by itself sometimes. Today, I have experienced restart by itself twice.
padfone, 02 Dec 2015I'm only bought this phone about RM690Yes, that was the latest price. I bought this phone on January for RM849.
NikiDroid, 17 Dec 2015The CM 12.1 must be a custom rom. Did you root your Padfone S?. Since firmware WW.11.18, I ... moreThe latest firmware for Padfone S is WW_12.x.xx.41 lollipop. U can update it manually by downloading the update zip file form Asus support webpage if u didn't receive it through OTA, maybe this can solve our problem. I did not experience any random restart in previous kit kat firmware.
padfone s user, 15 Dec 2015Quite a nice phone. The only problem was the battery life. Upgraded to CM12.1 and it works lik... moreThe CM 12.1 must be a custom rom. Did you root your Padfone S?.
Since firmware WW.11.18, I encountered restart by itself. First happened in Dec 12, 2015 when I was YouTube (restarted when I started to stream, was connected to portable WiFi). Second, happened in Dec 16, 2015, when I was typing in WPS Office.
rasin, 15 Dec 2015Why you didn't buy the s plus one?I bought Padfone S without docking. In my country the sales have two types: first one with docking (more expensive), second without docking (cheaper). And I paid for USD 170,82 only (converted from Indonesia Rupiah). The Padfone S Plus with docking was USD 281,554 (converted from Indonesia Rupiah).
So I chose cheaper type, limited budget.
Quite a nice phone. The only problem was the battery life. Upgraded to CM12.1 and it works like a charm.
I have used Asus Padfone S for 4 days now. Very good for the performance, camera is nice. Almost seldom experience lag, a very little late open an application may happen, but it is Ok, overall is very good. I like this Padfone S. I updated to WW 11.10.17 firmware of KitKat manually on my Padfone S, it had shown 4G icon, previously in firmware 11.10.15 no LTE network choice. Typing is very good and I can type fast.
For battery, is average, I play game for several hours, did internet Facebook, in 4 hours of use, the battery remains 17% of 100%. All many Android smartphones I had testes and tried like this. Even I had used Samsung Galaxy Note II, played game much for 4 hours, the battery was about should be charged.
Anonymous, 07 Dec 2015Guys how is the camera quality on this device? I really want to buy itThe camera is nice and good to see too. It has 4K video recording.