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Review: Asus PadFone X for AT&T

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Jun 7, 2014, 3:20 PM
over in the "Asus PadFone X" discussion:

Anyone heard if you can use it on Tmobile

Maybe a wacky question for the first post on this thread. Looks like it is an ATT exclusive phone, but ATT is selling the device outright. See any issue with it working on Tmobile?
Stopped by AT&T and chatted with a rep. Sounds like they would sell a Padfone X outright with a pay-as-you-go plan. They do have a mandatory 60 period before they will unlock the phone.

So, sounds like it might be an option, but you have to us pa...
The PadPhone X is not a good choice for T-Mobile-- it does not support their WCDMA frequency (WCDMA 1700). If you are in an area where they support LTE 1700 great, but if not...

Jun 9, 2014, 10:15 AM

Thanks for this review

If I was up for a new phone and willing to switch to ATT (which I'm not), I think I would pass on this one. You've convinced me that execution was poor.

You didn't specifically say so, but it sounds like SD card access is cumbersome at best, if not impossible, while docked. Also, I don't like how wobbly the phone is inside the dock or how wobbly the dock itself is (maybe they should have included a kickstand) or how the phone can easily slide out if the tablet is held the wrong way. I wouldn't mind the weight and bulk so much if the whole thing was sturdy and cohesive.

It also sounds useless for outdoors use, a setting more naturally acclimated to tablets.

Hopefully ASUS will iron out the problems over the next couple years. Thanks...
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