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An eye-catching design, but wait for the software fixes

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The ASUS PadFone is a remarkable piece of work and its unique transformation is sure to catch people's attention. It just needs a diet and some software fixes.

Critic reviews

6.6
5 reviews
  • Reception and call quality
    8.0
  • Display
    6.4
  • Battery life
    7.2
  • Camera
    6.8
  • Ease of use
    6.3
  • Design and form factor
    8.0
  • Portability (size / weight)
    6.7
  • Media support
    6.0
  • Durability
    8.0
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
    6.6

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User reviews

7.0
2 reviews
  • Reception and call quality
    8.0
  • Display | 1 comment
    8.0
  • Battery life
    7.0
  • Camera | 1 comment
    5.0
  • Ease of use
    7.0
  • Design and form factor
    8.0
  • Portability (size / weight)
    9.0
  • Media support
    6.0
  • Durability
    8.0
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.) | 1 comment
    8.0
7.0
Engadget Jun 12, 2012

We're all over ASUS' vision of making the smartphone the literal center of our lives, but the company can do so much more: what we see here is just the core of the idea, the foundation to get things started, while the rest of the product seems half-finished and doesn't yet realize its full potential

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8.0
CNET Asia Apr 26, 2012

The PadFone is a great idea and features a fantastic battery life when combined with its accessories. However, while the concept is cool, we think users may find the entire combination bulky.

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6.0
PC Advisor Aug 1, 2012

The Asus Padfone is a nice idea and one that in time could work, but right now there are just too many things that do not operatate smoothly enough for it to be considered a success.

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5.0
PC World Australia Jan 8, 2012

Unfortunately using the Padfone on a daily basis simply feels like an unfinished product in desperate need of both a hardware revision and multiple software upgrades. If you want a smartphone, buy a smartphone and if you want a tablet, buy a tablet.

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7.0
phoneArena Aug 14, 2012

The phone is brilliantly designed, but hardware-wise neither the screen, nor the processor really justify its high price. If you want to experiment with the PadFone, you’d definitely have fun, but right now it seems that it makes sense to get a separate phone and a tablet.

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6.0
ppomeroy ppomeroy

While I find the phone to be rather boring and lacking innovation the combined unit has been very useful. Then.... the camera app stopped functioning less then 1 month from time of purchase. It appears the relationship with Asus and AT&T is new and I needed to contact Asus directly. This...

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