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ASUS Padfone 2

ASUS Padfone 2

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80 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

ASUS finally has a convincing PadFone and PadFone Station that are both very powerful and very portable.

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80 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

80
 

User Reviews

90
peterzhu2118
I bought it in China with the tablet. The sliding mechanism and dock is awesome.read more
90
nyzo
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
100
avtdr
i work as designer, this padfone 2 is help me, make my job easy, and easy...read more
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Score Breakdown

 
73
Average Critic Score
 
80
Engadget
Right on time with all the best ingredients: a powerful and efficient quad-core processor, a powerful graphics engine, a large mobile display, best-in-class camera performance, LTE and a super-slick user experience. And that's just the phone alone!
 
80
CNET Asia
Having improved on many of the PadFone's shortcomings, the Asus PadFone 2 is a worthwhile upgrade for fans of the original version. ... If having a good camera and the latest OS aren't first on your list of priorities, the PadFone is worth a look.
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PC World Australia
The ASUS Padfone 2 is thinner, lighter and faster than the original Padfone and has significantly upgraded internals.
 
70
Pocket-Lint
There's still the feeling that the Asus Padfone is a little niche. It's a nice enough smartphone with competitive performance, but there are a number of compromises you have to live with on the tablet front should you take this hybrid solution.
 
60
T3
Although this is a clever, well-designed combination, overall it also feels like a compromise compared with the strengths of two separate gadgets.
Product Review
Engadget
The bulkiness of the original model is totally gone and we're still blown away by the combo's new weight. But first, the phone: in our hands, it really just feels like an enlarged version of the original PadFone, especially with the ripple pattern on the back.
 
80
Expert Reviews
We wish the tablet's screen was brighter, but this is still an innovative and convenient alternative to carrying both a smartphone and tablet.
 
70
TrustedReviews
If the Padfone 2 provided a perfect phone and tablet experience we might be more forgiving of the lack of microSD card slot. However, as it stands, there’s very little to recommend this over practically any other tablet and phone combination at the price.