Asus PadFone gets 14.1 hours of battery life in 3G laptop mode

Asus PadFone gets 14.1 hours of battery life in 3G laptop mode
When the guys at Engadget viewed a YouTube video on the Asus channel, they saw a video that claimed that the battery on the Asus PadFone could last for 102 hours in laptop mode. That obviously sounded quite amazing, so the guys at the site decided to check that out with the manufacturer and discovered that the 102 hours claim related to 2G talk time.

It seems that in laptop mode, the battery lasted for 14.1 hours browsing non-stop running on 3G. While not exactly 102 hours, it still represents a decent showing. The figures are from Asus' own in-house testing which also revealed battery life of 2.6 hours using Wi-Fi in phone mode, 10.7 hours in tablet mode and 17 hours in laptop mode. Running on 3G, the battery lasted 2.1 hours in phone mode, 8.9 hours in tablet mode and the already mentioned 14.1 hours in laptop mode. The PadFone Station (tablet) and the PadFone Station Dock (keyboard) do jack up the battery by a factor of 5 and 9 respectively. After all, the phone has a 1520mAh battery and the Asus PadFone needs to get the energy level pumped up when the device is used as a tablet or laptop.

By the way, the promotional video that mentioned the 102 hour battery life has been pulled from YouTube.

source: ChineseEngadget(translated) via Engadget

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1. phil2n

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2. andrew1953

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

Hey Liam look at the Asus PadFone on Facebook

3. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012


4. iluvtrolling

Posts: 15; Member since: May 11, 2012

Hey look, it packs Android. Ready to invest on an anti virus?

5. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I don't care what anyone says, I'm getting it. I bought the RAZR for the lapdock, and would love to see what ASUS can do with a phone/tablet/laptop.

6. ivanprskalo

Posts: 124; Member since: Dec 09, 2010

Me too.

7. Matt34Bears

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

When I first read it, I was enraged that the phone only had 2.6 hours battery life, but then I remembered that that's with ninstop browsing. I hope that the PadFone comes out on AT&T. The specs said that it had HSPA+ connectivity, so that means AT&T or T-Mobile.

8. KennyWRX unregistered

The big question is: will ATT require the tethering plan to use any of the docks? You know, like they did with the Atrix.

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