Asus PadFone S
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  • John

I definitely hope to see an updated version of this phone including an updated version of its Padfone Station lapdock. Sure that we now have the likes of NexDock and UPERFECT X, but this is an idea way ahead of its time and still has no modern-day successor.

  • Mad27

Debbie, 11 Jul 2018I forgot to mention, network coverage is absolutely fine fo... moreSame goes to me. I always encounter that issue and still trying to know why that happen.

  • Debbie

Rio Marchello, 19 Nov 2018Hi! I will answering your question, below on your question ... moreMine is black color PadFone S. I've checked with my network provider. At the moment, there are few available frequencies such as 900, 1800, 2100 and 2600. I found out on GSMarena that lowest band for Padfone S is 700.
I have updated my phone to Android 6.
Is there any updates available so my phone could detect network signal again? To see no signal bar shown up there with symbol X making me so frustrated.

  • Rio Marchello

Nick , 13 Nov 2018Anyone ever think that padfone succesor should go head to h... moreYes I want it, i will purchase it anyway if they care about this series.
There was a report about 2 years ago that they want to make the new generation of this phone using snapdragon 820, but I don't know if they were really take the project to the real stage of production or just a blue print, but this report are seemed to be real

  • Rio Marchello

Debbie, 11 Jul 2018I just purchase this phone 2 weeks back. There are few ques... moreHi! I will answering your question, below on your question :

1. I've purchased 64 GB memory card and placed it in the phone, hoping I could transfer/install some of the apps. But I couldn't find any options to do that, meaning to say I must install all apps into phone memory and only store other files such as images and audio file to the memory. Anyone here successfully installed their apps to memory card?

-Since Android Marhsmallow, you can't store any app data to the external card (but in Oreo, this option has back)

2. I've noticed I'm having issue with the network signal. I believe Padfone S is a 4G smartphone, but after 2 weeks using it I could see sometimes the network signal not available (cross/x symbol without signal bar). Sometimes it will show full bar signal but 4G symbol changed to E or H+ most of the time. When this happen, it impossible for me to surf Internet because I keep getting error 'Your Offline' or something like 'DNS Probe error' appeared on Google Chrome browser. I did some basic troubleshooting such as switch to flight mode, remove the SIM card, manual network selection, reset network settings, etc. Still, no positive outcome.

-What type of Padfone that you have? the white color has different and better 4G band afterall, and the black version has smaller band so it might be difficult to identify your network problem.

3. Is it normal this phone will become very very warm even if there's no heavy usage? I almost dropped the phone because the back of the phone became very warm after I took it from my table.

-Yes it's very common, the placing of SoC is very close to the battery and it is the main case of this issue. But don't force your phone to work harder than usual, it affect the battery life cycle and may cause battery defection in short term use.


  • Rio Marchello

This is the best phone I've ever use. I know this phone has battery drain issue that everybody will not tolerate this problem, but this is essentially the best phone in the market in 2014. It has decent camera (seriously it's par with Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8 at the same time), great performance (it's even more stable than SD820), It has good compatibility with further customization (you can upgrade it to Oreo unofficially). But my Padfone S having a problem with touch latency issue after 2 years of usage and I don't mind to fix it because it lacks of spareparts. It's my fault, because of my extreme usage

  • Nick

Anyone ever think that padfone succesor should go head to head with galaxy flip-screen phone???

  • Debbie

I forgot to mention, network coverage is absolutely fine for my location.
I never had any issue if I placed the same SIM card in other phone which is Honor 4C.
But for my Padfone S, I always need to restart or switch flight mode whenever I see no signal abr appear.
So I don't think this is related to network issue.
Should I try other troubleshooting for my Padfone S?

  • Debbie

I just purchase this phone 2 weeks back. There are few questions I would like to ask here, especially to those who are using this Padfone S previously (and still using it now).
1. I've purchased 64 GB memory card and placed it in the phone, hoping I could transfer/install some of the apps. But I couldn't find any options to do that, meaning to say I must install all apps into phone memory and only store other files such as images and audio file to the memory. Anyone here successfully installed their apps to memory card?

2. I've noticed I'm having issue with the network signal. I believe Padfone S is a 4G smartphone, but after 2 weeks using it I could see sometimes the network signal not available (cross/x symbol without signal bar). Sometimes it will show full bar signal but 4G symbol changed to E or H+ most of the time. When this happen, it impossible for me to surf Internet because I keep getting error 'Your Offline' or something like 'DNS Probe error' appeared on Google Chrome browser. I did some basic troubleshooting such as switch to flight mode, remove the SIM card, manual network selection, reset network settings, etc. Still, no positive outcome.
3. Is it normal this phone will become very very warm even if there's no heavy usage? I almost dropped the phone because the back of the phone became very warm after I took it from my table.

I really hope you guys could give some advice on this. Don't get me wrong, I love this phone (especially the screen and not many people using it anymore. So it's kinda old school). Please let me know your suggestion and feedback so I could play Mobile Legend and surf Internet as before. ;-)

  • ClowReed

it been 3 month already since i use this phone and still good as new, no lag, good for playing games, browsing and many more but the battery are not very good.

  • AnonD-757065

I still use this phone. Although sometimes feels slow but all applications can still run normally. The beautiful screen, the complete specifications and the nice rear camera keeps me from buying a new phone. But when asus introduced ZenFone 5 / 5Z I think this could be a worthy successor.

  • Fiq

I still use this phone. Although sometimes feels slow but all applications can still run normally. The beautiful screen, the complete specifications and the nice rear camera keeps me from buying a new phone. But when asus introduced ZenFone 5 / 5Z I think this could be a worthy successor.

  • AnonD-754970

AnonD-754970, 26 Apr 2018This phone is still great. You can go to cellunlocker.net ... moreJust don't get the Mini. That device is really slow. This one isn't blazing fast but it's fast enough to get basic work done.

  • AnonD-754970

This phone is still great. You can go to cellunlocker.net and get a network unlock (I just did this and I got a result in 2.5 days). eBay has these at prices that are fairly inexpensive. I think I paid about $90 for mine with dock. You can unlock the bootloader and get the ASUS Padfone S ROM to install on a Padfone X (instructions at XDA Developers site). It's easier than you think.

I put in a 200GB micro SD card with no problems... and to be honest, it runs Boxer and other apps much better than my new LG V30+ did. Plus, for the apps that the Google Play store falsely reports that can't run on this device (Samsung Gear suite, for example), there is always the APKMirror which let me install it with no issues so I can use my Samsung Gear S3 Frontier with it. I think I have probably another 2-3 years before software support is completely gone and apps are either running too slow or won't support Marshmallow (Android 6)

  • Sykes

Aledrus, 19 Jul 2017Anonymous & Sykes, I also wanted to buy the tablet alon... moreSorry to hear that. Perhaps that Marshmallow update for Padfone S / S+ did not focus on the tablet side. I also have Asus Fonepad Note 6, out of the box OS was 4.2.2. when upgraded to Lollipop 5.0 OS, the Pen function (crop/cut/paste, scrolling via hovering above screeen, etc) not functioning. I went to Digital Mall PJ Asus Authorized Service Ctr to downgrade. Had to pay RM50.00.
Anyhow, at least. both phones can use slimport adapter (check Lazada) to mirror the phone screen to any LCD tv via HDMI connection. Link with a bluetooth gamepad, you can play games on big screen. Forget Nintendo Switch... :D

  • Aledrus

Alan Sykes, 26 May 2017Dear Anonymous, I am from Malaysia. I also bought the sa... moreAnonymous & Sykes, I also wanted to buy the tablet alone from DirectD in Malaysia, they had it advertised in Lelong.com.my. I called & emailed them and they confirmed that it was out of stock. That was in end of June.

I have since bought a used tablet on eBay, shipped from the UK.

I used a Padfone2 before, the Padfone2 charges the phone from the tablet. The Padfone S doesn't seem to be charging from the tablet, even when switched to Phone Preferred Mode I don't see the green lightning on the phone battery at the top. Maybe its a Marshmallow thing.

  • cookiezi

Purchased this phone March 2015 and still working good now. Not laggy in everyday use (browsing, downloading, social media, messaging, reading documents etc) and gaming is powerful enough for me (I play Cytus, osu! And other rhythm game and never lagging). The only flaw is the phone sometimes restarted itself, but I don't really mind since it boot up moderately fast (faster than zenfone 2).

This phone is underrated i think for a 2014 phone and still better than newer zenfone 2 2gb ram, performance wise with same price.

  • Anonymous

Alan Sykes, 26 May 2017Dear Anonymous, I am from Malaysia. I also bought the sa... moreYes, the tablet dock and keyboard are bought at Direct D, but the tablet dock is sold out, left the keyboard.

  • Alan Sykes

Anonymous, 09 May 2017Remember back last year around May, I able to get the 3GB R... moreDear Anonymous,

I am from Malaysia. I also bought the same model; Asus Padfone S Plus, last year. I am currently looking for the tablet dock & keyboard. please tell me where did you purchase the accessories? is it DirectD store? or somewhere else...please help.

  • AnonD-671638

Blackt3ars, 17 Feb 2017I just bought xiaomi redmi note 4 and now i have asus padfo... moreI agree. My phone is not rooted but no problem with mobile legend highest setting.
The best thing is I can install and run tablet only app even without docking.
Forgot what app but cant install on my other phone.