Asus PadFone

price N/A launch Oct, 2012

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 5 expert review(s)

WHAT WE LIKED
  • Unique 3-in-1 gadget
  • The PadFone is elegant and sleek, and has a very eye-catchy rippled back plastic cover that is also very grippy and practical, as well as pleasant to touch
  • PadFone Super AMOLED screen has vibrant colors and deep blacks
  • Excellent Android interface with handy customizations
  • Blazing fast, lag-free experience
  • Good camera
  • Good call quality on the PadFone
  • Good battery life

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • The PadFone station is quite bulky, and uncomfortable to hold for long periods of time, because of its weight
  • The Bluetooth stylus-cum-headset has a pretty bad microphone, and a weak earpiece

5 expert review(s)


video review

source: @PhoneArena
OS
Smartphone OSAndroid 4.0, Upgradeable to 4.1
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size4.3 inches
Screen Resolution540x960 pixels (~ 256 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • Super AMOLED
  • Scratch Resistant
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
Processor/RAM
Processor1.5 GHz, Dual Core
RAM1 GB
Memory
Internal Memory16 GB
Expandable Memory SlotYes
Battery
Battery Capacity1520 mAh
Battery Standby370 hrs
Battery Talktime15.67 hrs
Dimensions
Weight129 gm
Thickness9.2 mm
Camera
Camera8.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes
Other Camera Features
  • f2.2 Aperture
  • 5-Element Lens
Secondary Camera0.3 MP
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
More
  • 3-in-1 device that can function as a stand-alone smartphone, a tablet (when combined with the Padfone Station), or even a netbook (when combined with the Padfone Station Dock)
  • Dynamic Display Technology (auto-switch between phone and tablet display)
  • PadFone Station (10.1 inches, WXGA 1280x800, TFT with Capacitive Multi touch panel, Scratch Resistant Corning Gorilla Glass with HCLR Film)
  • PadFone Station (Keyboard) Dock
  • Stylus Headset
  • Sleeve
  • 32GB online storage for 3 years
  • Extend battery life up to 63 hours with PadFone Station
  • Extend battery life up to 102 hours with Station Dock
  • SonicMaster for audio enhancement
  • ASUS@vibe
  • Mylibrary
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brand rating
3.29/5
(Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys