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Asus Padfone

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones & Tablets' started by rapid64k, 1 Jun 2011.

  1. CaptainComedy

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    Joined: 3 Jul 2008

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    Location: My fabulous ship

    I'm waiting on the padfone 3,
    keyboard dock will be in there, and there'll be a windows option
     
  2. kona786

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    Joined: 25 Jun 2007

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    Location: Downtown

    I agree with you - being Asus, I'd want the option of a matching KB dock too.
     
  3. dabotsonline

    Gangster

    Joined: 29 Jun 2004

    Posts: 204

    Location: Leicester (home) / Leeds (uni)

    Full UK LTE compatibility - nice!
     
  4. BlackCoat2k10

    Hitman

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    Location: Coventry

    Any update on your order yet?
     
  5. spinstorm

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    I have my PadFone 2. I've been telling everyone in the Nexus thread how awesome it is.

    Any questions?
     
  6. spinstorm

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    That is cool, I can use LTE on EE now and any other network next year! Its a shame I have no EE LTE coverage in Brighton.
     
  7. Mobius 1

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    A few pictures would be nice
     
  8. spinstorm

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    I'll sort of photos when I'm home later.
     
  9. 413x

    Capodecina

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    Location: Llaneirwg

    Would be very interested in pics too
     
  10. spinstorm

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    Lots of big photos below!

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    Any photo requests let me know or questions.

    Alterntiviely feel free to browse the whole gallery at http://gazedice.com/misc

    I will be taking more photos in the day for my site and a video for review soon as well.
     
  11. 413x

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    Location: Llaneirwg

    Looks amazing.

    Does the phone have a notification led?

    Just found it doesn't, such a shame I think I would have got one
     
    Last edited: 20 Nov 2012
  12. spinstorm

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    I would have liked a notification light as well but that isn't a reason not to get one... you just have to check the phone if you didn't feel or hear it when you got a notification and I think we all check our phones anyway more than we need to as it is!
     
  13. 413x

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    unfortunately that is one of the very few things i must have to consider a phone. back to waiting for the razr maxx hd
     
  14. aj_4176

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    Joined: 23 Oct 2004

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    Hi

    A couple of questions for you:

    Can you please confirm whether all apps recognize the tablet mode or only a select few?
    Can you have different launchers on phone and tablet?

    Cheers
     
  15. Pooeypants

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    Thanks for sharing those photos although it would've nice if you'd resized them!

    I am hoping this makes it to UK release by Jan/Feb, my SGS is getting a bit old!
     
  16. spinstorm

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    Joined: 15 Jan 2007

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    If someone tells me how to resize them ill do that but I don't know how to do it which is why I hid them behind the spoiler tag!

    All apps that have a tablet mode work in tablet mode when in the padfone station. If they don't have a tablet mode then you still get the dreaded 10 inch phone experience which I hope will change soon.

    You can change the launcher once you download a padfone launcher app that someone made who has one but it isn't perfect as in tablet mode the ICS tablet experience is still there with the app tray in the top right hand corner.

    I can't wait for the 4.1/4.2 update due before the end of the month which will bring the tablet experience hopefully into line with the Nexus 10.

    I really love this combo - the unlimited data on my 3 contract and the charging of the phone mean I never have to worry about battery or connectivity, so I even cancelled my 4G iPad Mini pre-order that I placed the second pre-orders were available as I don't need a tablet with internet as my padfone is both a tablet and a phone.
     
  17. aj_4176

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    Thanks for answering.

    Any feedback on how games like NOVA 3, Shadowgun, Dead trigger etc work especially in tablet mode. Are there any issues with them?

    Cheers
     
  18. spinstorm

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    I'm using the padfone on EE LTE right now. I wanted to do a speed test but for whatever reason the speed tests are all not working but browsing and HD streaming is very good and fast.
     
  19. Pooeypants

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    Out of interest, how much was the tax bill?
     
  20. pangster

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    I've got a Padfone 2 as well (64 Gb in black with Padstation) - HK version.. and the OTA update for HK version is rolling out from tomorrow! :)

    Very happy with it!!! - was kind of a spur of the moment purchase on my last day in HK. I had only just recently got an iPhone 4S - and was considering getting an iPhone 5 - but for me there just wasn't enough of a gain/improvement between 4S and 5 and felt I would be swapping for the sake of swappings sake..

    I paid around £550 for mine (64 Gb plus Padstation) - plus I got £300 back for my mint iPhone 4S - so all in it stands me at £250 (which I thought wasn't too bad! :) )

    I ran an AnTuTu Benchmark for anyone who is interested - bear in mind that this was on stock ICS:

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    I've heard that JB is even more efficient so the scores after tomorrow should be better?..