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Asus Transformer Pad Infinity Review

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Camera:

The tablet comes with an 8-megapixel auto-focus rear camera with single LED flash. The camera interface looks like the stock Android ICS affair with ISO settings (50 to 800), and white balance pre-sets. You also get panorama mode and time-lapse features.

Camera interface - Asus Transformer Pad Infinity Review
Camera interface - Asus Transformer Pad Infinity Review
Camera interface - Asus Transformer Pad Infinity Review

Camera interface


The still images it takes are far from being among the best we’ve seen. Colors are too washed out and in most occasions the Asus Infinity picked up side light and overexposed the shots, but for a tablet we wouldn’t consider the average camera such a terrible mishap.

Outdoor samples made with the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity - Asus Transformer Pad Infinity Review
Outdoor samples made with the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity - Asus Transformer Pad Infinity Review
Outdoor samples made with the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity - Asus Transformer Pad Infinity Review
Outdoor samples made with the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity - Asus Transformer Pad Infinity Review
Outdoor samples made with the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity - Asus Transformer Pad Infinity Review
Outdoor samples made with the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity - Asus Transformer Pad Infinity Review
Outdoor samples made with the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity - Asus Transformer Pad Infinity Review
Outdoor samples made with the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity - Asus Transformer Pad Infinity Review
Outdoor samples made with the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity - Asus Transformer Pad Infinity Review
Outdoor samples made with the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity - Asus Transformer Pad Infinity Review

Outdoor samples made with the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity


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The rear camera records high definition video at 1080p and 30 frames per second, at a data rate of around 19Mbps. We miss continuous auto-focus which weirdly isn't there. We were happier with color reproduction, though, and recorded footage flows smoothly.

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On the front, the device features a 2-megapixel front camera, perfect for video conferencing, comic self-portraits and little else.


Multimedia:

As you’d expect, with assets such as the gorgeous 10.1-inch screen, the battery support from the keyboard dock, and the two expansion memory slots, the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity is a true media powerhouse.

It played without a stutter everything we threw at it in terms of video, and music as well. There is a plethora of video and music players on Google Play so you can’t complain about not having the options to fine-tune your media viewing.

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Multimedia on the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity - Asus Transformer Pad Infinity Review
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Multimedia on the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity - Asus Transformer Pad Infinity Review

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Games

 

Multimedia on the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity


The device comes with 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, and as we said there is a microSD card slot on the tablet itself, and another one on the keyboard dock.

Sound comes through a single internal speaker positioned on the back of the tablet so it sounds a bit muffled when laid down. We’d also wish it was louder, but sound quality was perfectly fine.

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posted on 27 Sep 2012, 07:35 10

1. sorcio46 (Posts: 395; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


CONS

No microUSB port - Why do you need this when you have a standard USB port?
No Jelly Bean yet - It's coming in some weeks as confirmed by Asus

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 08:06 1

7. MeoCao (unregistered)


I think Asus should include some productivity tools to make this great product more appealing.

And this tablet must be compared with $600 iPad as it has more memory.

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 10:28 3

14. imkyle (Posts: 982; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


4.1.1 is already out for the Prime in the USA and possibly Canada and the TF700T is tomorrow confirmed by Asus on XDA =]

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 12:10 1

18. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


I think the author meant micro usb for charging. Rather than proprietary.

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 07:36 9

2. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


There..for all the people wondering when the Android tablets will finally be up to the challenge - the iPad beater is already out.

The only issue is - no one knows about it, sadly..

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 06:42

27. RomeoJDR (Posts: 237; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)


Well said. why did it take 2 months to get this review out? You would think most tech junkie journalist would be beyond excited to see how a tablet that matches or beats the iPad on paper actually performs in real world use. Just a few weeks ago there was a comparison of the old Prime to the iPad and you all had this available for the comparison. Have to give some credit to phone arena as most tech review sites have bipassed it alltogether. Apple makes good products but owe more of their success to the press that these sites give while keeping the hype of their chief competitors to a minimum

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 07:39 2

3. deacz (Posts: 151; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


4.1 JB incoming this week in europe atleast

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 07:49

4. deacz (Posts: 151; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


"It played without a stutter everything we threw at it in terms of video, and music as well."

1080p doesnt work well on the prime atleast, sure mx player plays it smoothly but you cant skip around in the movie, and the playback might reset back to the begining sometimes.

Im suprised that the bad io performance of the Asus line isnt mentioned either.

Other than that, yea its a killer tablet.

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 09:02 1

11. deathgod (Posts: 120; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


I play 1080p movies all the time with DICE with smooth skipping. Give that a try

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 07:52 7

5. Nookie4u (Posts: 127; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)


I'd take the Infinity over the new iPad ANY DAY!

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 08:03

6. hung2900 (Posts: 793; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Oh... Another excellent mark from a review about this crap tablet.
I understand how people are excited due to its fancy appearance.
Maybe only people who have to return it 3-4 times like me know why it's crap.
Or maybe you guys can go to xda for more information.

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 19:15

24. hung2900 (Posts: 793; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


I know people will dislike my comment.
But almost haven't bought it. Buy it and then see how suck it is.

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 08:24 1

8. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


Ah yeah thats the only tablet that rivals the iPad. Great thingy.

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 08:29 2

10. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1067; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Dude it does not rival..it beats it! You're right about the great thingy though :)

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 13:09 2

19. bayusuputra (Posts: 941; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


iPad Rivals:
- Transformer lines
- Note 10.1
- New Acer Iconia lineups
- Nexus 7

iPad beater:
- Transformer Infinity
- Nexus 7 (possibly from a price POV)

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 16:20

22. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


I think you're right, yeah! The Note 10.1 is pretty cool too, though. I would say the Nexus 7, but that's in a whole separate league with the 7 inch thing.

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 09:35

12. lzsbleach (Posts: 155; Member since: 20 May 2012)


I don't understand how these companies are still releasing devices that are not on Jelly bean, it is so sad but it seems like a good tablet

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 13:09

20. bayusuputra (Posts: 941; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


because it was released before JB was out..

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 09:44

13. yonith (Posts: 35; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


Can I use an exfat formatted sdcard on this? I wanna load movie files >4GB which I cant do on fat32.

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 11:27

17. Zahrawy (Posts: 10; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


I don’t know about exfat but I use it in NTFS format and it is alright. It seems that you use a mac laptop, Man! Once you buy one of their products you must keep buying from them all your life due to compatibility. It is like addiction.

posted on 10 Nov 2012, 13:39

28. LOTR12 (Posts: 13; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)


I'm pretty sure, because it can support an HDD drive which is NTFS over the usb. If you format your card to NTFS you can transfer files >4GB. I agree with Zahrawy, an overpriced addiction.

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 21:36

25. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


I cannot reside between the Galaxy Note 10.1 or the Asus Infinity

Please (whisper voice) help mee...

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 04:36

26. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Infinity.
I absolutely love mine. The keyboard is really, really cool. However, if you're a big artist, go with the Note. Both tablets are really cool, but the Note has more bloat and isn't as fast.

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