Go Back   Team-BHP > Around the Corner > Shifting gears > Gadgets, Computers & Software


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 24th July 2008, 23:06   #1
BHPian
 
archat68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Kolkata
Posts: 669
Thanked: 182 Times
Default Anybody using ASUS P527?

Hi,
I wish to buy a GPS enabled PDA - shortlisted Asus P527 as one of the candidate.But nor I neither anybody known to me used an Asus phone.
Anybody here using this phone. An user review will be highly apreciated.

____________
Arup
archat68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th July 2008, 16:00   #2
Distinguished - BHPian
 
phamilyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 5,580
Thanked: 3,241 Times
Default

shyamhegde saab has p526 - almost same one. very happy too.

there are some other happy users as well (from a GPS perspective wonlee).
phamilyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th July 2008, 16:05   #3
BHPian
 
netarchie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Navi Mumbai
Posts: 397
Thanked: 8 Times
Default

Asus P527 has very little internal memory, so its very slow.
but the build quality is to good. If you not going to use more applications, its a nice phone to have.
netarchie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th July 2008, 16:24   #4
BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Delhi
Posts: 468
Thanked: 9 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by netarchie View Post
Asus P527 has very little internal memory, so its very slow.
but the build quality is to good. If you not going to use more applications, its a nice phone to have.
I agree Asus phones generally have good build quality. Not sure about the internal memory part though.

ELito
Elito11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th July 2008, 16:31   #5
BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Bangalore -> Coorg
Posts: 366
Thanked: 31 Times
Default

hey i have been using the asus p527 for the past 4months.the phone looks classy and is good.however if too many applications are opened it slows down/hangs since internal memory is not too much.

the sound quality is decent but use it with the motorola snook headset and it rocks.also the camera is just 2mp and not the best.gps works fine.it has the option of uploading saved route maps from the phone to the net but i havent used that facility.i got a 1gb card free with the phone which had the inbuilt Satguide navigator but i havent used it.

i needed a pda with a keypad and fell in love with this phone.there are no major glitches in the phone.it does take a bit to start up though. overall iam happy with the phone.
princezahed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th July 2008, 16:49   #6
BHPian
 
archat68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Kolkata
Posts: 669
Thanked: 182 Times
Default

Thank you guys for your response.
The price factor is in favour of the Asus 527 - HTC 3300 is costlier.
So let me decide.

__________
Arup
archat68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th July 2008, 16:53   #7
BHPian
 
shyamhegde's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 284
Thanked: 3 Times
Default

I use P526 and have no issues so far with it. (as our frind phamilyman said, I am happy too with it's GPS function)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/870960-post3276.html

P527 is the higher next model to 526 and comes with WiFi as well. One of my co-worker had it (unfortunately she lost it in second month itself) and the phone had no issues.

Camera is very poor in these phones and if it is a critical feature for you, drop Asus phones from your list. I wish they had made my phone camera-less instead of giving poorly functioning camera feature.

You did not tell which other mobile you have in the list and what prices you have been quoted.
shyamhegde is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th July 2008, 19:40   #8
BHPian
 
archat68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Kolkata
Posts: 669
Thanked: 182 Times
Default

i've chosen HTC 3300 and SE P1i alongwit the Asus ones. Asus is VFM but lacks resale value. Camera is not important to me as I seldom clicks with mobile - I use a digicam.

@Shyam
Pls tell me how is navigation in 526 without the joystick? Is it a pain? Also how is music quality?

____________
Arup
archat68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th July 2008, 09:38   #9
Distinguished - BHPian
 
phamilyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 5,580
Thanked: 3,241 Times
Default

hmm,

two koshuns:
a. What price are you getting p527 at?
b. What do you really desire in a phone besides a business type/PDA phone? is GPS necessary?
phamilyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th July 2008, 09:48   #10
BHPian
 
archat68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Kolkata
Posts: 669
Thanked: 182 Times
Default

GPS though not absolute necessity - but would be an welcome feature as I'm not very well with the roads.
I've been quoted 14500 for Asus 527. Also i saw similar price on ebay - and I got 500 Rs discount voucher for ebay. So, it would cost 14000 if I purchase from ebay.
BTW anybody has experience buying costly items with ebay?

___________
Arup
archat68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th August 2008, 20:33   #11
Senior - BHPian
 
shuvd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Calcutta
Posts: 1,081
Thanked: 4 Times
Default

@ Archat68 - Which shop in Calcutta did you find the ASUS in?
shuvd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th August 2008, 21:25   #12
BHPian
 
archat68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Kolkata
Posts: 669
Thanked: 182 Times
Default

i didn't get mine yet.
Nikki's at Chandni told me that they don't have the stock but can get it if required. They quoted a price around 15,000/- for P527.
S.H. Mumtazuddin near Lalbazar have only P320 and quoted something around 12.5K. IMO the shop is charging more.
You can get an ASUS 526 at Indiatimes shopping for10,659 its the cheapest price.
Cell Phones,Digital Cameras,Jewellery,Toys,car Accessories,Kitchen appliences,Audio Video,Computer Peripherals,Apparels
archat68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th August 2008, 22:55   #13
Senior - BHPian
 
shuvd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Calcutta
Posts: 1,081
Thanked: 4 Times
Default

Try Bhajanlal. They said they have the 527.
shuvd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd March 2009, 21:24   #14
Team-BHP Support
 
bblost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 9,550
Thanked: 6,305 Times
Default

reviews from Asus 527 users, please.

Also bought at what price?
bblost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd March 2009, 21:55   #15
Distinguished - BHPian
 
SS-Traveller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 6,564
Thanked: 10,476 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bblost View Post
reviews from Asus 527 users, please.

Also bought at what price?
Answered your query at
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1225378-post124.html

Last edited by SS-Traveller : 22nd March 2009 at 21:56.
SS-Traveller is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
anybody using LCD projector?? a4_attitude Gadgets, Computers & Software 11 20th April 2014 06:30
Looking forward to buy the Asus P320. reviews please motorheadinc Gadgets, Computers & Software 16 6th October 2009 19:35
anybody using Windows on Mac? a4_attitude Gadgets, Computers & Software 3 30th July 2007 09:41
Anybody Using aftermarket ignition coil & plug wires? finetuning Modifications & Accessories 0 27th March 2006 22:41
Anybody using Morpheus "peer 2 peer"? Shan2nu Shifting gears 18 11th April 2005 11:52


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 19:08.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks