ASUS PadFone X
ASUS' Padfone X promises seamless switching between phone and tablet modes, but the company's execution doesn't live up to expectations. While some might like the curious combo for its low price tag, most people would be better served by two separate devices.
- Good display quality on both the phone and tablet
- Ample horsepower
- On-contract price is just right
- Switching between phone and tablet modes can be awkward
- Uninspired, clunky design
- Speaker quality leaves much to be desired
- Critic Reviews (8)
- User Reviews (2)
- 73AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE8 ReviewsCNET70Unique two-in-one hybrid proves to be more than aThough it has last year's specs, the PadFone X marries two mobile devices into one convenient form at an affordable price.Engadget70ASUS Padfone X review: A phone to replace your tabf you've got the means, you'll almost definitely be better served by buying separate phones and tablets. The promise of seamless syncing is a tempting one, and one worth getting right. ASUS hasn't done that here.Laptop Magazine70ASUS PadFone X (AT&T) ReviewThe handset's battery life is relatively short, while the slate is on the heavy side with a distractingly large bezel. Together, though, they make the PadFone X a fairly impressive hybrid at an aggressive price.The Wall Street Journal70Asus PadFone X Review: Phone/Tablet Combo Is the AOur very slim and well-designed phones, tablets and laptops may be more expensive, but they're all far more portable and functional than Asus's heroic hybrid attempt. ... It's still a separate tablet and phone—heavy and thick ones at that.PC WorldNot RatedHands-on with the Padfone X: It puts the phone inThe Padfone X may well be one of the most interesting devices on the market today, but whether or not it really catches on remains to be seen.PC Mag80Asus PadFone X (AT&T)While not a perfect union, the modular Asus PadFone X offers a compelling smartphone and tablet combo for the price of a typical smartphone alone.EngadgetNot RatedHands-on with the PadFone X: ASUS' phone-tablet hyIn use, the whole thing feels heavier than your typical tablet, not least because there's a big ol' hump around back where the phone is. That said, the bulge also creates a natural resting spot for your hands, so it's hard to totally knock it when the ergonomics might actually make sense.EngadgetNot RatedASUS brings PadFone X to AT&T with LTE-Advanced suThe concept is exactly the same as previous PadFones sold in other parts of the world; the hybrid setup consists of a 5-inch smartphone that docks with a 9-inch tablet shell (or "station"), and your smartphone info carries over to the tablet when it's docked.ChipChick70ASUS Padfone X is a Productivity Road Warrior: RevThe combo is $199, which feels right for what you get. Aside from being an inexpensive option to buying a phone and a tablet separately, you’ll also save money by not needing mobile hotspot service.phoneArena80Asus PadFone X ReviewIt’s a refreshing option here stateside, but we wouldn’t go as far to say that it’s a must-buy.Phone ScoopNot RatedHands-On: Asus Padfone Mini, PadFone XIt is much larger and heavier than the PadFone Mini. It uses landscape orientation, rather than portrait, and the phone drops in the top.phoneArenaNot RatedAsus PadFone X hands-onUnlike the PadFone Infinity, Asus has opted for a smaller, 9" tablet dock this time around, while the smartphone diagonal stays with the same 5", 1080p panel. Both feel solid, though come off as a bit chubby and hefty, especially when the phone is latched onto the tablet dock.PocketNow70ASUS PadFone X review: a beginnerâ€™s flagship witThe PadFone X includes a de facto tablet in the box at that price point ... When you lump that in with the PadFone’s powerful internals and versatile performance, it’s easy to see how this unique ... smartphone/tablet hybrid would appeal to a student, a gadget lover, or a penny-pincher.
- 85AVERAGE USER SCORE2 ReviewsEngadget Reader90June 24, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I'm not really sure what exactly drew me to the Padfone X, but after using it, I couldn't be more impressed.Engadget Reader80June 15, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Love the phone!!!! It's by far the most amazing piece of tech I've bought so far and I have a Lenovo Y510P with expanded graphics and 12 gigs ram. Not so impressed with the naming on it though. Wish Asus would have gone a bit more creative on this but it's ok. Very few technical flaws with it other than OS issues that are more on Androids side than the phone so I'm very happy with the investment. I've recommended this to many of my friends and have already showed it off the moment I got it when it was shipped to me. Keep up the great work Asus! I'll keep investing in your products when I see good stuff come out!