Asus PadFone

Announced:
Jun 01, 2011
Market status:
Released

PhoneArena Rating:

7.0
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Asus PadFone

Announced: Jun 01, 2011
Market status: Released

PhoneArena Rating:

7.0
Read Full Review
  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1520 mAh(8.50h 3G talk time)
  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

Display size:

4.3 inches

Resolution:

540 x 960 pixels

Pixel density:

256 ppi

Technology:

Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio:

61.00 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

8 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2

Flash:

LED

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Video calling

Front:

0.3 megapixels VGA

Design

Dimensions:

5.04 x 2.57 x 0.36 inches (128 x 65.4 x 9.2 mm)

Weight:

4.55 oz (129 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A

Processor:

Dual-core, 1500 MHz, Krait

GPU:

Adreno 225

RAM:

1 GB

Internal storage:

64 GB

Storage expansion:

up to 32 GB

OS:

Android (4.0.3)

Battery

Capacity:

1520 mAh

Talk time:

10.83 hours
the average is 21 h (1278 min)

Stand-by time:

15.5 days (373 hours)
the average is 21 days (499 h)

Talk time (3G):

8.50 hours
the average is 23 h (1382 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

18.3 days (440 hours)
the average is 27 days (659 h)

Cellular

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS:

900, 2100 MHz

Data:

HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

4.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

microUSB

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

HDMI:

Yes

Location:

GPS

Other:

Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Asus PadFone 32GB

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

32 GB

Asus PadFone 16GB

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

16 GB

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Too little RAM
  • Low pixel density screen (256 ppi)

Description

ASUS lifted the veil over its long-awaited redesigned 9.2mm thin PadFone at the MWC. Sporting a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD display, Snapdragon S4 with the new Adreno 225 GPU, and 8MP camera with LED flash and f/2.2 aperture, as well as 16-64GB of internal storage plus microSD slot, it has what we would expect from a modern high-end. Connectivity is taken care of 42Mbps HSPA+ radio, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI and A-GPS, while a 1,520mAh battery unit is included as a juicer. The Padfone can get inserted into an optional tablet frame, whose 10.1" screen then gets powered by the phone itself, and can extend your battery life significantly. There is another dock, which allows you to add a detachable keyboard accessory, like on the Transformer Pad series. This one also comes with a stylus that except for doodling can be used to receive your phone calls as well, considering that the phone is inserted in the mothership.

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