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The Infinity is the latest model in the PadFone family and its been bumped up to a 5-inch screen with a 1080p resolution. It is powered by a 1.7Ghz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM with the option for either 23GB or 64GB of storage. The tablet portion is still 10.1-inches but the resolution has been bumped up to 1920x1200. It will be released in Europe this April.

Critic reviews

8.0
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    8.0
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    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    8.0
  • Portability (size / weight)
    8.0
  • Media support
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    8.0
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
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User reviews

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8.0
Engadget May 21, 2013

The PadFone Infinity is without a doubt the best phone ASUS has ever made, and it's a worthwhile upgrade from the PadFone 2 even for the specs alone.

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8.0
Digital Versus Aug 29, 2013

The PadFone Infinity is a beautiful device, well finished and largely in phase with the hybrid concept from whence it was born. ... A few minor issues keep it from a five-star rating, but overall the Infinity is a great continuation of the PadFone line.

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PC Mag Feb 25, 2013

The Padfone Infinity is very impressive, and might find a market here in the U.S. if it was reasonably priced. The phone and tablet will cost around $1,209, though, so it looks like it'll be a luxury item rather than a best-seller.

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Laptop Magazine Feb 25, 2013

The CPU proved to be plenty of power, since the tablet-browsing experience also went off without a hitch. Even changing from horizontal to vertical orientation was snappy, and this is generally an area where many tablets struggle.

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Ars Technica Feb 26, 2013

Depending on how you hold your tablet, the PadFone in tablet mode can be a bit uncomfortable—the back of the tablet is a nice, smooth metal, but there's a bulge in the center for the cradle where the phone is inserted that might get in your way if you hand reaches the center of your tablet.

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SlashGear Feb 25, 2013

With the ASUS Padfone you’ve got two devices in one – the phone is meant to be the main focus here while the tablet stays behind most of the time. When you’re at home and want a larger display to play games on, browse the web, or watch movies, all you’ve got to do is plug it in.

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Pocket-Lint Feb 25, 2013

In the hand the first thing that's striking about the phone is just how light it is for a 5-inch screen handset. It's not jumped on the mega-huge phone trend so it's comfy in the hand. Such weight immediately makes us think of plastic, but the Padfone Infinity boasts an aluminium back panel.

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CNET Asia Feb 26, 2013

If you're expecting a radical design, look somewhere else. Asus has been refining the design elements of its PadFones since the first model and the Infinity is a testament to that. It builds on the PadFone 2 design to deliver a sleeker overall package.

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phoneArena Feb 25, 2013

Designwise, Asus has done a great job at thinning out the two devices. The phone is 8.9mm thick at its thickest, while the station measures 10.7mm thick and weighs 530 grams, which feels fairly lightweight.

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TechRadar Feb 25, 2013

The Padfone is a thing of beauty. It's not for everyone but many of us do have a use-case for it. If you have a tablet yet find yourself using more things on your phone then Asus believes you'll be in its Padfone queue.

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T3 Feb 26, 2013

Like its predecessors, the Padfone Infinity is a compelling product, but it's difficult to say whether it will prove to be a hit. However, the idea of one data plan for two products is appealing, and the phone looks good as a standalone product.

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TrustedReviews Feb 26, 2013

Both screens use IPS type displays, offering great viewing angles. We only got to see the phone part in action, and it was more-or-less flawless. Contrast, sharpness and colour reproduction are all excellent.

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The Next Web Feb 25, 2013

ASUS continued its experimentation with hybrid form factors today when it launched the PadFone Infinity, a 5-inch full HD smartphone that can be docked with a 10.1-inch Android tablet. It replaces the existing PadFone and sits alongside the PadFone 2.

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Android Community Feb 25, 2013

The PadFone Infinity is a smartphone and has a companion tablet, the Infinity Station. The former has a 5-inch 1080p display and the latter has a 10.1-inch display. The smartphone is designed to dock into the tablet and is powered by a quad-core 1.6GHz Snapdragon 600 processor with 2GB of RAM.

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Expert Reviews Feb 25, 2013

The smartphone itself reminds us strongly of the iPhone 4, thanks to its gloss black front and silver sides, complete with a SIM slot you open with a paperclip. The design is different round the rear, though, as the phone has a gently rounded brushed metal back.

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9.0
atanum atanum

After Motorola Atrix, this is the only device which carried forward the concept of a 2-in-1 Phone plus Pad gadget with shared internals (CPU, Memory). This concept may not have become very popular but for travelers this is a boon. In PadFone Infinity, ASUS has finally got the device working...

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9.0
lawlez lawlez

I got my Padfane in january. 1 month later the speaker stopped working. A bit later the Screen started to register random touches, sometimes it is not usable at all and i have to restart the phone. other than that, its the BEST PHONE I EVER HAD. i rate it 9/10 because i think i just got a broken...

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