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Asus FonePad Note 6 hands on

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Asus FonePad Note 6 hands on
Asus kicked off IFA yesterday with a flood of new mobile devices, and among them is a new premium 6-inch device, a crossover between a phone and a tablet.

Asus markets the FonePad Note 6 as a tablet, but you could easily mistake this for a phone. It’s a ‘FonePad’ in Asus terms, but with a very tiny screen bezel. The device is an all plastic device that would easily remind you of a gadget made by say Samsung. The plastic is glossy and there is a stylus bundled right in. Now, the FonePad Note 6 is not a light or a thin device - it weighs 210 grams and measures 10.3mm, but in exchange you get a great performer.

There’s a full HD 1920 x 1080 pixel 6-inch display and the phone runs on a brand new Intel Atom Z2580 dual-core chip with Hyperthreading. It’s impressive all around.

The display is sharp and luminant with brightness reaching the above average 450 nits. The Intel chip works along 2GB of RAM, and the FonePad Note 6 features Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Asus’ very light skin on top.

The device comes equipped with an 8-megapixel rear shooter and 1.2MP front one. There are two models: a 16GB and a 32GB ones, both supporting expandable internal storage. The battery is also a pretty solid 3200mAh one. We don’t yet have the price of the FonePad Note 6, not its fixed release date, but we have managed to spend some time with it and you can see our impressions right below.

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posted on 05 Sep 2013, 09:47 3

1. ebubekir26 (Posts: 334; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

following the leader, learning from Samsung,...

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 13:32 1

7. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1639; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

Well, in my opinion, I'm looking more forward to this than the Note 3 just so long as the price is right. I think this would be a reasonable upgrade to my original Galaxy Note. That way I don't have to use an upgrade on a phone that I'm not all that excited about because 2 years feels like 10 years in the tech world.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 13:53

8. ebubekir26 (Posts: 334; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

yeah right, beacause you are a butthurt hater, I know you really good, continiously bashing Samsung,...

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 15:37

9. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1639; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

How do I continuously bash Samsung? I just told you I own an original Galaxy Note and have enjoyed using it.

Also, it is possible for someone to be critical of a brand when you feel they haven't lived up to the standards that they once set for themselves. The business world is a lot like a roller coaster. Sometimes a company produces great products and other times they produce mediocre products. The Note 3 is a great product and I may end up getting one myself if the competition doesn't offer a great alternative. However, I do feel like Samsung didn't provide something I felt was really "wow" worthy. I am not a "butthurt hater". In fact, if you are the type of person that will like any product from a company regardless of whether it is good or not, well then that goes to show that you are pretty ignorant and that you are showcasing a "blind fanboyism".

I am critical of every product from every manufacturer. There are times a product lives up to expectations and I praise them for that while there are other times I feel a product falls short and I point that out. I'd rather be honest than sit on here and make comments that are just going to get me a bunch of thumbs ups.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 16:37

11. ebubekir26 (Posts: 334; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

Acting all innocent, i know you don't like Samsung so I do expect stupid comments from you, who the hell would prefer this over currently the best smartphone in the world (Note 3)??? PA trolls and Samsung haters like you

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 17:39

12. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1639; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

Would you care to point out examples of when I have said "stupid comments"?

Also, "best smartphone in the world" is an opinion. Someone may think the best smartphone in the world is the iPhone 5 while someone else may think it is the Galaxy S4 or the HTC One. I also never said that I necessarily "preferred this over the Note 3", but rather that this is a good alternative as an off-contract upgrade so I could use my 2-year contract upgrade for something that may come out in the next few months that may be better than the Note 3.

I find it rather annoying that someone like yourself cannot respect another person for having a different viewpoint than your own. You have your opinions, and I have mine. I did not call your opinion stupid, so you should not call mine stupid either. Grow up.

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 10:15

15. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3814; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

You've already spent too much time arguing with the troll, Doctor. I wouldn't worry about it. I'm a Note 2 owner, but I feel the same as you about the Note 3. I knew the screen would be 5.7", but I had hoped for bigger. I had hoped to see a bigger increase in the battery size--something closer to 3500mAh. Also, I find myself rather unimpressed by the new S-features. The new backing is odd, but I'll reserve judgment on that until a hands-on. Overall, I'm a little disappointed, but I might still get it anyway. No other phone would be adequate upgrade to my current phone in my mind.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 16:22

10. persikon (Posts: 29; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)

Me too! But I still love my buggy, sluggish, laggy, AT&T...

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 19:39

13. phil2n (Posts: 487; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

Quite good looking than tab 3

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 10:22

2. hung2900 (Posts: 965; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

6.3 inch marked as a phone (Sony) - largest smartphone on the world
6 inch marked as a tablet (Asus) - smallest tablet on the world???

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 10:24

3. affandi (Posts: 85; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)

Is this phone made for the blind or something? The DPI settings only fits 4 icons and everything looks superbig, then what's the huge size for? a 4 inch phone fits more info than this one, laughable.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 11:36

6. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)

Easier screen presses man. Ever heard of big launcher? Yea people who aren't blind happen to use it. And as far as the size being laughable. Have you seen how big icons look when a device it's on an HDMI?

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 10:27

4. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1121; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)

I like it, but Id have to see it in person to overthrow the Note 3 as the next phone i'll upgrade to

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 11:31 1

5. McLTE (Posts: 922; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

"but with a very tiny screen bezel" Wut? Maybe 2 years ago..

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 19:44

14. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2195; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)

now we got G pads,fone pads sammy tabs but fone pad looks bulky..

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