ASUS PadFone

71
Engadget
Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
71

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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Engadget Review

ASUS PadFone review

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

Pros
  • Inventive designSuperb battery life Good value for three form factorsPreloaded with many handy apps
Cons
  • Heavy and chunkyDynamic Switching not widely compatible
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Scores

Engadget

71
 

User Reviews

80
Fandey
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
60
ppomeroy
While I find the phone to be rather boring and lacking innovation the combined...read more
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Model

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Talk time
2G, 3G
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
4.3 inches

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
yes

Power

Talk time
2G, 3G (up to8 hour) (up to15 hour)
Standby time (max)
370 hours
Battery type
Li-polymer (1520 capacity mAh)

Camera

Camera
yes (8 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Flash) (yes)

Location

Location support
yes (GPS, Compass)

Storage

Internal memory
16 GB
Memory card
microSD (microSDHC)

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2) (yes)
Bluetooth
4.0

Media

Media playback
yes (MP3, WMA) (h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4) (Streaming / internet) (BMP, JPEG, PNG)

Messaging

SMS
yes
MMS
yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Javascript, Flash)
Email
yes (POP3, IMAP, Push email)

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, IM, Weather

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
yes (Polyphonic, MP3 / audio)
Vibrate mode
yes
Sound profiles
yes

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM, LTE (GSM, GPRS, EDGE) (UMTS / WCDMA, HSDPA, HSUPA)

Display

Screen size
4.3 inches
Screen type
OLED (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
yes (4.3 inches) (960, 540) (OLED)

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo (yes)
Voice dial
Yes

Hardware

CPU
1.5 GHz
RAM
1 GB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Sensors

Sensors
Ambient light, Gyroscope, Proximity

Other features

Flight mode
yes
FM transmitter
no
Infrared port
no
Kickstand
no
Ruggedized
no
TV-out
yes (MHL / HDMI (micro-USB))