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Asus Fonepad ME175CG


Asus Fonepad ME175CG
Asus Fonepad ME175CG (Fonepad Series)
Intel Atom Z2420 1 x 1.2 GHz, Saltwell
Graphics adapter
1024 MB 
7.00 inch 16:10, 1280 x 800 pixel
340 g ( = 11.99 oz / 0.75 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 100%, performance: - %, features: - %, display: 70% mobility: 100%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus Fonepad ME175CG

70% A well priced tablet with dual-SIM calling and data capabilities
Source: Think Digit English version
If you are looking for a tablet which gives you the capability to make calls with its dual-SIM card slots and a decent look in budget price, then the Asus Fonepad 7 is the perfect choice for you. The hardware though, isn't very promising and the tablet is definitely not for the ones who need a device for graphic intensive tasks like gaming.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

80% Asus FonePad 7 (ME175CG)
Source: Tabtech German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 100% display: 70% mobility: 100% workmanship: 70%
75% Recenzja tabletu Asus Fonepad 7 (ME175CG)
Source: Tablety Turkish PL→EN version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 75%
Odświeżony tabletofon Asusa
Source: PC Turkish PL→EN version
Positive: Good workmanship; 3G support; Intel's Atom platform; good price; good color reproduction of the screen; good audio output. Negative: Position of the speakers; narrow viewing angles of the display; thick.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/23/2014
Asus Fonepad 7 (Me175Cg) – Продуманный До Мелочей
Source: RU→EN version
Positive: Robust case; quite high contrast of the display; clear and loud sound of the speakers; good performance; good battery life. Negative: Low brightness of the display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/13/2014



The Asus Fonepad 7 is a hybrid worth checking out if you are looking to only carry one all-in-one device. Its 7-inch form factor is easy enough to handle with one hand and allows easier handling when making calls. It sports a 1280 by 800 resolution IPS display, ensuring great viewing angles and a HD display to play your media on.

The processor is somewhat an unorthodox choice. With Intel's Atom Z2420 processor and 1 GB RAM, it isn't necessarily the best performing device but it gets the job done. The processor requires very low power to run, which plays very nicely with the 4270 mAh battery. It will roughly give you around 9 hours of use, which is an impressive number for a tablet this size.

The lack of a back camera might be a deal breaker to some (only the US model comes with it), the front sports a 1.3 MP camera that takes 720p HD video, good for video calls. Getting an Asus Fonepad 7 means also getting a vanilla Android Jellybean experience minus all the bloatware other manufacturers like to install on their devices. It only has 16 GB of storage, which might not seem like much but it does have micro SD support; as well as dual SIM support. This a solid device all around with an affordable price.

PowerVR SGX544: OpenGL ES 2.0 compatible with 4 pixel and 2 vertex shaders

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

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

Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).

Z2420: Low-end single-core Soc for smartphones and tablets.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


It is a small display format for smartphones. You shouldn't be severely defective in vision, and you won't see much detail on the screen and only have a small resolution available. For that, the device should be small and handy, easy to transport.

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

Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a major Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer based in Taipei, founded in 1989. Under the Asus brand name, the company manufactures a wide range of products, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, smartphones and networking equipment, complete systems and PC components for end users.

Under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand name, ASUS manufactures gaming laptops known by gamers for their powerful specifications, dedicated graphics cards, high refresh rate displays and advanced cooling systems.

Beyond gaming, a wide range of notebooks are offered for different needs and budgets, from ultra-slim and lightweight ultrabooks to versatile 2-in-1 convertibles and budget-friendly options. In 2023, Asus had a 7% global market share of the PC market.

Customer satisfaction with ASUS notebooks concerns performance, the features, and the good price-performance ratio of ASUS notebooks. However, as with any brand, there are occasional reports of problems such as overheating, driver compatibility, or build quality issues.

75%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.

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


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SGX544, Mediatek MT8121
Asus Fonepad 7 FE170CG
SGX544, unknown
Asus FonePad 7 ME372CL
SGX544, Atom Z2560
Lenovo IdeaTab A3000 3G 59-374506
SGX544, Mediatek MT8389
Lenovo S5000-F
SGX544, Mediatek MT8125

Devices with the same GPU

Lenovo A10-70-59409034
SGX544, Mediatek MT8312, 10.10", 0.56 kg
Acer Iconia Tab A1-841HD
SGX544, Mediatek MT8389, 8.00", 0.36 kg
Archos 101 Xenon
SGX544, Mediatek MT8389, 10.10", 0.63 kg
Acer Iconia Tab 8 A1-841
SGX544, Mediatek MT8389, 7.90", 0.358 kg
Lenovo Yoga 8
SGX544, Mediatek MT8389, 8.00", 0.4 kg
Lenovo IdeaTab A8-50 A5500
SGX544, Mediatek MT8121, 8.00", 0.36 kg
MSI Primo 93
SGX544, unknown, 9.70", 0.62 kg
Acer Iconia A3-A11 3G
SGX544, Mediatek MT8389, 10.10", 0.57 kg
Prestigio Multipad 7.9 inch
SGX544, Mediatek MT8389, 7.90", 0.45 kg
Archos 79 Xenon
SGX544, unknown, 7.90", 0.32 kg
Lenovo Ideapad A10
SGX544, Mediatek MT8121, 10.10", 0.5445 kg
Gigaset QV830
SGX544, Mediatek MT8125, 8.00", 0.34 kg
Lenovo IdeaTab S6000-F
SGX544, Mediatek MT8125, 10.10", 0.6 kg
Dell Venue 8
SGX544, Atom Z2580, 8.00", 0.4 kg
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8
SGX544, Mediatek MT8389, 8.00", 0.401 kg
MSI Primo 81
SGX544, unknown, 7.90", 0.4 kg
Lenovo IdeaTab Yoga Tablet 10-59387956
SGX544, Mediatek MT8125, 10.10", 0.61 kg

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Asus ZenPad Z8s ZT582KL
Adreno 510, Snapdragon 652 MSM8976, 7.90", 0.306 kg
Asus ZenPad 3 8.0 Z582KL
Adreno 510, Snapdragon 652 MSM8976, 7.90", 0.32 kg
Asus ZenPad 10 (Z301ML)
Mali-T720 MP2, Mediatek MT8735, 10.10", 0.49 kg
Asus ZenPad 3S 10 Z500KL
Adreno 510, Snapdragon 650 MSM8956, 9.70", 0.49 kg
Asus Transformer Mini T102HA-GR014T
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Atom x5 Z8350, 10.10", 0.79 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2014-03- 6 (Update: 2014-03- 6)