i have been using this phone for the last 5 months, and i have to say, i am very pleased with the phone itself.
the phone doesn't lag, except for a bit after changing from phone to tablet or vice versa. audio is loud enough, although for watching videos sideways sometimes your hand is in the way. camera is good, no complaints there. ZenUI is actually pretty user friendly. plastic back cover is okay because mine has fallen for 5-6 times, and there is damage to the back cover. side cover are metal, but good ones because i see no scratches on mine. my biggest problem is the battery.
i am an avid mobile game player and i have to say, battery doesn't last the whole day and i have to charge battery twice each day. true, this can be somewhat handled by switching to tablet, but on tablet mode, it is heavy and wide and even though my hands are big, it is just not easy to use one hand on tablet mode. but i have tried for one day of no games, just social medias, and i have to say, it last for the whole day, with 42% left at night.
my other problem is actually region limited. i live in Indonesia, and the problem is accessories. because padfone s is quite new in Indonesia, not many places sell the accessories, hence making me to buy them online.
Anonymous, 24 Apr 2015how does this phone compare to the oneplus one? are there any major performance difference?Oneplus One is slightly faster than Padfone S, due to slightly more powerful processor.
But, from day to day use, you won't going to notice the difference.
how does this phone compare to the oneplus one? are there any major performance difference?
Anonymous, 31 Mar 2015How many SOT you can get ? and how long it takes to charge?it took about 2 hours to charge from about 5 %. but you have a to use the charger Asus gave you, or you'll have to wait about 4 hours to charge it with a random USB cable or lower Watt charger.
Most value for money smartphone...especially if you buy with it dock, battery is less but you can solve it with it's dock. Very recommended phone...
everything is greatt . worth every penny. the specs is as good as s5 for me an even better experience when i use it daily. only battery that dissapoint .
this phone has great camera , great display , great performance for gaming. the only problem is the battery that drain so fast. i'll take this phone over iphone 5s or lg g2 or even zenfone 2
just got it last night, in my view this padfone s in fact batrey seems drain faster than padfone 2, and backcase with doff material make it not too classy(i suggest if you want buy this fone look for white colour for cooler appreance.
widget also too plain only white, not rich colour and appreance like padfone 2.
im in reearch how to move padfone 2 widget into this padfone s. it should really great if i can use padfone 2 widget on it hehe
i got the new padfone S PLUS with 3GB RAM and 64GB Internal Memory, the rest should be the same. with sd card slot, this is what i need. for now :)
this s plus version still using the same box, just they stick a new label PLUS and new spec label.
battery life way behind my mi3 and lumia
This phone are truly hidden gem, not so much publicity but for those in the know, this phone is really great. the phone itself have enough horsepower for a poweruser, 2GB, 16GB, LTE, microSD, 4K recording, superb back camera, everything a high end phone has with fraction of the price. no gimmicky feature such as dedicated fitness tracker though. the size is right also, and if you happen to have the tablet dock, then it is a whole different game that, functional wise, not even S5 can match.
For those of you who can not access the micro SD, it is a google limitation starting from kitkat and will be solved in lollipop, but you ASUS has provided a way using built in file manager and gallery, even the camera can save to card. You can root easily with towelroot and install sdcardfix to solve this issue
muiqra, 18 Mar 2015Guys, I'm still confuse what to choose between Padfone S and Zenfone 6, both are awesome. Zenf... moreIf you don't care about 2 simcard slots, I suggest Padfone S because it use snapdragon 801, so performance is awesome! Battery is less than Zen6 but in my experience, it not bad, it need to change only 1 time/day.
(Sorry for my English)