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72
Engadget
Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
72

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

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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' 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.

Pros
  • Good display quality on both the phone and tablet
  • Ample horsepower
  • On-contract price is just right
Cons
  • Switching between phone and tablet modes can be awkward
  • Uninspired, clunky design
  • Speaker quality leaves much to be desired
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Scores

Engadget

72
 

User Reviews

80
Tory Wentworth Ward
Love the phone!!!! It's by far the most amazing piece of tech I've bought so...read more
90
Noah Haines
I'm not really sure what exactly drew me to the Padfone X, but after using it,...read more
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73
Average Critic Score

Reception and call quality

80
 

Display

74
 

Battery life

76
 

Camera

77
 

Ease of use

73
 

Design and form factor

63
 

Portability (size / weight)

64
 

Media support

60
 

Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)

80
 

How It Stacks Up

88

Engadget

88
 

Critic

81
 

User

93
 
80

Engadget

80
 

Critic

80
 

User

Not yet scored
 
84

Engadget

84
 

Critic

81
 

User

79
 
87

Engadget

87
 

Critic

83
 

User

90
 
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How It Stacks Up

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Critic

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User

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84

Engadget

84
 

Critic

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Engadget

87
 

Critic

83
 

User

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