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Asus Padfone Series

Asus PadFone XProcessor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 320, Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 10.1, 5.0 inch, 4.7 inch, 5.0 inch, 9.0 inch
Weight: 0.135kg, 0.145kg, 0.514kg, 0.7kg
Price: 699, 799, 1600 euro
Average Score: 84.94% - good
Average of 17 scores (from 26 reviews)
price: 66%, performance: 70%, features: 57%, display: 87%
mobility: 90%, workmanship: 92%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 94%

 

Asus Padfone 2

Specifications

Asus Padfone 2Notebook: Asus Padfone 2
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 320
Display: 4.7 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.135kg
Price: 799 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 85.33% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 11 reviews)

 

87% Review Asus PadFone 2 Smartphone | Notebookcheck
The good and the weird. Asus has announced the launch of the PadFone 2 for December. Exactly like its predecessor, the PadFone 2 is a combination of a smartphone and a tablet. We will be taking a look at a much more revealing form of the phone with all its secrets laid bare when compared to the last generation.
80% Asus Padphone 2
Source: Gadgetspeak English
Asus are a company that I think of for computers and motherboards. So when the opportunity to look at a mobile phone from them it seems an interesting option. The name puzzled me for a moment until I related the ‘Pad’ part to a tablet. The minus points no micro SD card port, no replaceable battery and that proprietary charging connector.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80%
Review: Asus PadFone 2 phone-tablet combo
Source: Reg Hardware English
The PadFone is such a good idea you wonder why nobody thought of it before. Despite the lack of storage expansion, the benefits of having a phone with an optional ten-inch screen and a reserve battery are obvious, while the handset itself is every bit as good as the Nexus 4. Better in some ways. The price isn’t exorbitant, either. If you opted for the most affordable Android alternatives - the 16GB Nexus 4 and the Asus MeMo Pad 10 - you would still be looking at around £530 but with 16GB less storage in the phone, a less powerful chipset in your tablet and a lot less convenience.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/18/2013
Asus PadFone 2
Source: e-media - Heft 2/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
88% Asus PadFone 2
Source: PC News - Heft 01/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 88%
Asus PadFone 2
Source: Connect Freestyle - Heft 1/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
89% Asus PadFone 2
Source: PC News - Heft 1/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 89%
80% Produkttest: Asus Padfone 2
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/05/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% Asus PadFone 2
Source: Connect - Heft 2/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 85%
90% Asus PadFone 2: propuesta de teléfono y tableta todo en uno
Source: PC Actual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80%
Asus Padfone 2 okostelefon/tablet hibrid teszt
Source: Geeks.hu HU→EN
Positive: Good performance, nice and bright display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/20/2013
Ревю на ASUS PadFone 2 – второ поколение “Таблет и телефон в едно”
Source: Tablet.bg BU→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; very high quality Super IPS screen; good performance; long battery life; very good camera Negative: Can not be attached keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/12/2013

 

Asus PadFone Infinity

The Asus PadFone Infinity is a phone-in-tablet device, which is an idea that never really caught on. The phone uses Android 4.2.2 Jellybean, which gives simple and clean icons. The processor also underwent an upgrade to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad core with a clock rate of 2.2 GHz. Paired with 2 GB of RAM, the Asus PadFone Infinity will run smoothly and users will not experience much lags.

The 5-inch screen has a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels (FullHD), similar to most of its direct competitors. With a Super IPS screen and 441 ppi pixel density, the colors are crisp and bright. The 13 MP camera is also a great addition that allows users to take good pictures. The Asus PadFone Infinity now supports expandable storage in the form of micro-SD cards with 16 GB of internal storage.

As for connectivity, the Asus PadFone Infinity supports Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n making wireless connectivity a breeze. It also supports GSM, HSDPA and 4G LTE further boosting its connectivity. Unfortunately, the battery life is rather low. With battery capacity of only 2400 mAh, it is lower than direct rivals'.

All in all, the Asus PadFone Infinity is a good device all-around. However, with the increasing number of competitors, Asus has to step up its game if it wishes to be one of the top dogs.

Specifications

Asus PadFone InfinityNotebook: Asus PadFone Infinity
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 320
Display: 5.0 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.7kg
Price: 1600 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 91.5% - very good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

The convertible phone goes full HD and beyond
Source: Engadget English
The PadFone Infinity is without a doubt the best phone ASUS has ever made, and it's a worthwhile upgrade from the PadFone 2 even for the specs alone. Thanks to that brand-new industrial design on the phone itself, we're confident that it'll get more attention than its two predecessors did. Pretty much everyone we've shown the device to praised the new look.
Review Type Unknown, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 05/21/2013
93% Als Smartphone klasse, als Tablet eher durchwachsen
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 93% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 95%
90% Teszt: Az új ASUS Padfone Infinity – Újságba illő
Source: Wikitech HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/13/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 80%

 

Asus New Padfone

Specifications

Asus New PadfoneNotebook: Asus New Padfone
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 10.1, 5.0 inch, 16:10, 1920x1200 pixels
Weight: 0.145kg
Price: 699 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 95% - very good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

85% Review Asus New Padfone Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Duo. Asus offers the fourth generation of its tablet-smartphone combination with the New Padfone. There has been enough time to improve every aspect of the concept and get rid of initial problems, but was the manufacturer successful?
96% Asus New PadFone (A86)
Source: Tablet PC Review - Heft 4/2014 English
Das new Padfone ist die interessanteste Variante eines Tablets seit Langem. Wem der gleichzeitige Betrieb eines Smartphones und eines Tablets zu umständlich ist, der sollte sich auch vom stolzen Preis des Komplettsets nicht von einer Anschaffung abbringen lassen.
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 96%
95% Full-HD-Hybride
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 95% price: 58%
94% Full-HD-Hybride
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 94% mobility: 92%
Das Anti-Phablet im Test
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: unique concept Negative: heavy device; uneven docking station; hardware update with few improvements
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/31/2014

 

Asus PadFone X

The differences between a phone and tablet are growing finer each day. However, Asus has taken it one step further; by creating a device that is both a phone and a tablet! The Asus PadFone X is not only great in functionality, it also costs much less than expected making this device a value purchase.

The 5 inch screen is fitted with a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels providing good enjoyable graphics. The device is powered by a quad core 2.3 GHz processor and 2 GB of RAM making every day usage smooth and seamless. It also comes with a native memory of 16 GB and the option of using an external SD card. The Asus PadFone X has WiFi 802.11 b/g/n as well as WEP, WPA and WPA2 encryption. It also supports Bluetooth 4.0 and so basically has wireless connectivity covered.

Sadly, the design is a little lacking. It is 172 mm thick and weighs 150 grams, making it neither sleek nor stylish. The black matte plastic finish makes it look neat, but not cool. All in all, the Asus PadFone X may very well be the next big thing; 2 devices in one! Despite its design, the Asus PadFone X makes up for it with excellent quality and performance.

Specifications

Asus PadFone XNotebook: Asus PadFone X
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 9.0 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.514kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 PadFone X (Model)

Average Score: 73% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

ASUS Padfone X Review
Source: Under KG English
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/14/2015
Asus PadFone X: First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
This summer, AsusTek Computer Inc. claims you don't need both a phone and a tablet - as long as you get its new PadFone X. The PadFone works like any other phone and has a screen that measures 5 inches diagonally. When you want a tablet experience, you simply slip the phone into a slot on the back of the tablet display, which is included. All the apps on the phone now work on the 9-inch tablet. The phone is what runs the tablet. Asus is bringing this concept to the U.S. for the first time.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/29/2014
Asus PadFone X review: Like no other
Source: GSM Arena English
After spending enough time pondering over the good and the bad about the Asus PadFone X, we realized that the hybrid device could well be the ultimate Android offering for user seeking the most value for their money. The gadget does everything a flagship device is expected to do, but with the added benefit of full-sized tablet functionality. It deserves a spot on the shopping list of anyone who wants top-notch hardware in a phone and tablet, but can't stretch his/her budget for two standalone devices.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/21/2014
72% ASUS Padfone X
Source: Engadget English
If I've seemed unduly harsh on the Padfone X, it's because I still think there's a place in the world for a hybrid like this. Sadly, despite years of tinkering with the same formula, ASUS couldn't completely stick the landing this time around. For all the gripes I've leveled at this thing, though, I've had to mentally repeat one sentence like a mantra throughout my weeks of testing: all of this is just $200 with a contract.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 72%
Asus PadFone X: A Smartphone-Tablet Hybrid Better in Concept Than Execution
Source: Recode English
Like a lot of two-in-one devices, the price of convenience comes with sacrifices. Asus PadFone X isn’t an exceptional smartphone nor is it an outstanding tablet. But if you want both and don’t have a lot of cash to spend, it’s certainly worth consideration.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/05/2014
70% ASUS PadFone X
Source: Laptop Mag English
The PadFone X is an intriguing device that packs a smartphone and tablet into a single, affordable package. On their own, the two devices are good, but not great. The handset's battery life is relatively short, while the slate is on the heavy side with a distractingly large bezel. Together, though, they make the PadFone X a fairly impressive hybrid at an aggressive price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% ASUS PadFone X review: a beginner’s flagship with a tablet in the box
Source: Pocketnow English
The PadFone X isn’t the world’s most attractive smartphone … or tablet. It’s cumbersome, it’s bulky, and whether it offers enough convenience to overcome these setbacks is an open question. In today’s cloud-oriented mobile world, the average person could easily approximate the PadFone’s convenience with a Nexus 5 and a Nexus 10 using Android’s built in handovers, or an iPad and an iPhone using Continuity.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 60% features: 75% mobility: 80%
80% Asus PadFone X (AT&T)
Source: PC Mag English
The fact is, though, the people most likely to be attracted to the PadFone concept are also probably the type that already own a tablet. And as a smartphone alone, the PadFone X is still a great option, but not quite on the same level as the Galaxy S5 or HTC One (M8). The GS5 is faster, lasts longer, and has a better camera. The HTC One (M8) is the most beautiful phone on the market and has better overall performance as well. Either of those options are better for anyone who already owns a modern tablet, but if you're in the market for a tablet and smartphone upgrade, the PadFone X is a great deal and a solid option.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/31/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Comment

Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

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These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

Qualcomm Adreno 320: Integrated graphics card using unified shaders and supporting OpenGL ES 3.0

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Qualcomm Adreno 330: Integrated graphics card in some Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs, supports OpenGL ES 3.0

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Qualcomm Snapdragon:

S4 Pro APQ8064A: High-end quad-core SoC for Android devices that includes four Krait cores and a Adreno 320 GPU.

600 APQ8064T: High-end quad-core SoC with four Krait-300 CPU cores and an enhanced (higher clocked) Adreno 320 graphics card.

800 MSM8974:

High-end ARM SoC with 4 CPU cores up to 2.3 GHz and an Adreno 330 GPU up to 450 MHz. Based on Qualcomm's Krait 400 architecture and is manufactured in a 28nm HPM process.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.135 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

0.7 kg:


84.94%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU

HP Pro Slate 12
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 12.3", 0.85 kg
HP Pro Slate 8
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 7.9", 0.35 kg
Panasonic ToughPad FZ-E1
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB, 5.0", 0.426 kg
Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, 8.0", 0.271 kg
Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 801 APQ8074AB, 10.1", 0.425 kg
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 LTE-Version
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 10.1", 0.477 kg
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 8.4", 0.331 kg
Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 LTE (SM-P905)
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 12.2", 0.753 kg

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Asus Fonepad 7 FE171CG
SGX544MP2, unknown, 7.0", 0.28 kg
Asus FonePad 8 FE380CXG
PowerVR G6430, Atom Z3530, 8.0", 0.316 kg
Asus Transformer Book T90 Chi
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3775, 8.9", 0.75 kg
Asus MeMo Pad 8 ME581CL-1B027A
PowerVR G6430, Atom Z3560, 8", 0.299 kg
Asus Foneрad 7-FE375CXG
PowerVR G6430, Atom Z3530, 7.0", 0.3 kg
Asus MeMO Pad 10-ME103K
Mali-400 MP4, Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A, 10.1", 0.525 kg
Asus MeMO Pad 7 ME572C
, Atom Z3560, 7.0", 0.269 kg
Asus Fonepad 8 FE380CG
PowerVR G6430, Atom Z3560, 8.0", 0.31 kg
Asus MeMO Pad 7 ME572CL
PowerVR G6430, Atom Z3560, 7.0", 0.279 kg
Asus Memo Pad 8 ME181CX
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3745, 8.0", 0.338 kg
Asus Fonepad 7 FE375CG
PowerVR G6430, Atom Z3560, 7", 0.299 kg
Asus Fonepad 7 FE170CG
SGX544, unknown, 7.0", 0.29 kg
Asus Transformer Pad TF303CL-1D050A
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3745, 10.1", 0.595 kg
Asus Memo Pad 8 ME181C
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3745, 8.0", 0.322 kg
Asus FonePad 7 ME372CL
SGX544, Atom Z2560, 7.0", 0.333 kg
Asus MeMo Pad 7 ME176CX
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3745, 7.0", 0.3 kg
Asus Transformer Pad TF103C
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3745, 10.1", 0.55 kg
Asus Memo Pad 7 ME176C
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3745, 7.0", 0.295 kg
Asus MeMo Pad 10-ME102A
unknown, RK3188, 10.1", 0.52 kg
Asus VivoTab Note 8
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3740, 8.0", 0.387 kg
Asus Fonepad ME175CG
SGX544, Atom Z2420, 7.0", 0.34 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-05-16 (Update: 2013-05-16)