Asus PadFone Mini

price Rs. 12,999 onwards launch Nov, 2014
current magic score ?
<50
verdict AVOID
poor value-for-money
currently ranked
#133
of 149 phones in Rs. 10,000 - 15,000

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 2 expert review(s)

WHAT WE LIKED
  • Unique 2-in-1 device
  • The smartphone is pretty compact to hold, and has a good build quality
  • Decent display on both the smartphone unit, and the tablet dock - bright, with good viewing angles
  • Nice custom UI (similar to the Asus Zen series) on top of Android
  • Decent performance in day-to-day use
  • Tablet dock too supports voice calls
  • Good call quality and signal reception
  • Decent loudspeaker

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • Wielding the PadFone mini (with the phone in the tablet dock) in one hand is a little cumbersome due to the bulge on the back
  • The differences in the design languages of the smartphone and tablet portions make it seem as if two separate devices have been strapped together, instead of making a product which is more cohesive
  • Apps requiring a front camera such as skype, hangouts etc don't open in the tablet mode, as the tablet dock lacks a front camera
  • Poor battery life for both just the smartphone, as well as the tablet combo
  • Camera lacks flash

2 expert review(s)


28+ user reviews

video review

source: @PhoneArena
OS
Smartphone OSAndroid 4.3
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size4 inches
Screen Resolution480x800 pixels (~ 233 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS+
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity
  • Ambient Light
Processor/RAM
Processor1.6 GHz, Dual Core, Intel Atom (Z2560)
GPUPowerVR SGX 544MP2
RAM1 GB
Memory
Internal Memory8 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 64 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity1200 mAh
Dimensions
Weight116 gm
Thickness11.2 mm
Camera
Camera8.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • PixelMaster
  • Time Rewind
  • Image Stabilization
  • Selfie Mode
  • Shallow Depth of Field
  • Touch Focus
  • Clear Zoom
  • All Smiles mode
  • Smart Remove
  • Effects
  • Beautification
  • GIF Animation
Secondary Camera2.0 MP
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
More
  • 2-in-1 device that can function as a stand-alone smartphone, as well as a tablet (when combined with the Padfone Station)
  • Dynamic Display Technology (auto-switch between phone and tablet display)
  • PadFone Station (7 inches, 1280x800 pixels, IPS+ display, Thickness: 13.91 mm, Weight: 260, 2100 mAh battery)
  • WiFi Direct
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
brand rating
3.13/5
(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