Asus Padfone Review
Asus Padfone concept is quite unique and interesting. The phone is docked into a bigger tablet-like frame. However, the dock acts as a larger screen only. Moreover, it works as a battery life extender as well. The phone manages all the connectivity and computing options. There are various up and down sides to its configuration. However, if you are looking at the positive side – having one dock and one phone is comparatively cheaper, other than buying two separate devices.
Asus Padfone Display :
ASUS has unveiled its form-changing and versatile PadFone formally at Mobile World Congress. This high-end device is packed with 4.3 inches Super AMOLED qHD display. When you dock the padfone, you would be surprised to know that 10.1 inches device is powered by a small smartphone. It has a screen resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The dimension of this mobile phone is measured at 128 mm x 65.4 mm x 9.2 mm and weighs around 129 grams.
Asus Padfone Processor :
The padfone is powered by new dual-core Snapdragon’S4 chip. It has an Adreno 225 GPU and is operated by Ice Cream Sandwich Android version. It has a large and solidly built unit, which has a textured back.
Asus Padfone Camera :
Asus Padfone has an 8 mega pixels primary camera at the rear. It features an LED flash as well as f/2.2 auto-focusing lens. It has a secondary camera at the front that boosts VGA resolution.
Asus Padfone Memory :
Asus Padfone Battery :
Asus Padfone works on 1,520 mAh battery, which is enough to last for almost 17 hours.
Asus Padfone Connectivity :
The padfone is provided with various connectivity features such as HDMI, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, a gyroscope, A-GPS, a compass. Other connectivity options are WCDMA (900 MHz, 2100 MHz), HSPA+ and EDGE / GPRS / GSM (850 MHz, 1800 MHz and 1900 MHz) The manufacturer guarantees download speed of almost 42Mbps.
Asus Padfone Pricing :
The expected cost of Asus Padfone is around 700 pounds.
Pros of Asus Padfone :
One of the most attractive features of the Asus Padfone is its one data plan. The user has to use only one data plan and SIM card with a carrier, which will allow both the devices to work. This is cost effective, as it provides mobile connectivity to the tablet. The padfone offers excellent flexibility. It has been designed with a modular approach
Cons of Asus Padfone:
Asus Padfone is high priced, and this could be one of the most important reasons that users would think twice before buying it. There are chances that the padfone would experience carrier interferences.
Final thoughts :
The Padfone is one of the most-awaited gadgets and would be released in April. It will definitely receive warm welcome by few people; however we doubt that it will become a mass product. The product is well executed; however the idea of inserting the mobile phone in the tablet every time you plan to use a tablet is definitely not trilling.