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Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Asus Padfone Review

 
This coming event, Mobile world congress 2012, Asus will display their latest handset, new and upcoming Android gadget which is named Asus Padfone.The Asus PadFone is a stupendous idea and features fantastic battery life when combined with its accessories.
The Apple iPad will always be the tablet that started it all, but it is Asus who have taken the next evolutionary step and blurred the lines between tablet, laptop and netbook. This Android smartphone presents a unique combination of smartphone, tablet and notebook into the Asus padfone.Thus it does the work of all the three when adjusted appropriately. Before you get the idea that the smartphone expands into tablet, etc. let me make you clear on how does this actually transform into the above three.
 
The ASUS PadFone itself is an Android phone with a 4.3in Super AMOLED qHD display with a resolution of 960x540. The phone is powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, has 1GB of RAM and either 16 or 32GB of internal storage. A microSD card slot allows memory expansion, while an 8-megapixel rear camera and front VGA camera for video calling rounds out the package.

 

Asus Padfone Features:

  • OS Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Chipset Qualcomm MSM8260A Snapdragon
  • CPU Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait
  • GPU Adreno 225
  • Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
  • Browser HTML5, Adobe Flash
  • Radio No
  • GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
  • Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
  • Colors Black
  • SNS integration
  • MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
  • MP4/H.264/H.263 player
  • Organizer
  • Document viewer
  • Photo viewer/editor
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input (Swype)
Battery
  • Standard battery, Li-Ion 1520 mAh
  • Stand-by Up to 360 h (2G) / Up to 370 h (3G)
  • Talk time Up to 15 h 40 min (2G) / Up to 8 h (3G)

Design

The PadFone itself is sleek and well-built. I especially like the feel of the textured back, which gives the handset a good grip. The PadFone is in no danger of accidentally slipping out of my palms. There is a specially designed tablet sleeve wherein the smartphone can be docked to present an enlarged view. Asus padfone has a stylish design with thickness of 9.2 mm and height and width of 128 and 65.4 mm respectively. The form factor is touch for this set.

 

Performance

Asus padfone has Android OS, v4.0(Ice Cream Sandwich) and powered by a Qualcomm MSM8260A, SnapDragon S4,(Cortex A15) dual core processor of 1.5 GHz made using the handset smooth and silky. Even in tablet mode, you will find no issues with the performance of the phone's hardware. This processor ensures you get the fastest performance that coordinates with Android OS to deliver rich quality.

Connectivity

It has Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n WLAN giving you wireless connectivity at its best. You can browse and download your files at a high speed. The Bluetooth v4.0 is present for file transfer services. It has microUSB 2.0.

Battery life

It has standard Li-Ion battery of 6600 mAh battery which gives sufficient backup power to ensure you have all your tasks done.

Asus Padfone specification:

General
  • 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
Display
  • Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size 540 x 960 pixels, 4.3 inches (~256 ppi pixel density)
  • Multitouch Yes
  • Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
Body
  • Dimensions 128 x 65.4 x 9.2 mm
  • Weight 129 g
  • Optional Padfone Station with 10.1 inches display, 1280 x 800 pixels.273 x 176.9 x 13.55 mm @ 724 g, 6600 mAh battery.
Sound
  • Alert types Vibration, MP3 ringtones
  • Loudspeaker Yes
  • 3.5mm jack Yes
Memory
  • Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB
  • Internal 16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM
connectivity
  • GPRS Yes
  • EDGE Yes
  • Speed HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
  • WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Bluetooth Yes, with A2DP
  • USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
Camera
  • Primary 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
  • Features Geo-tagging
  • Video Yes, 1080p
  • Secondary Yes, VGA
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