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Asus PadFone X

Specifications

Asus PadFone X
Asus PadFone X (Padfone Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 4 x 2.3 GHz, Krait 400
Graphics adapter
Display
9.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
514 g ( = 18.13 oz / 1.13 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 73% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 60%, features: 75%, display: - % mobility: 80%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus PadFone X

ASUS Padfone X Review
Source: Under KG English Archive.org version
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/14/2015
Asus PadFone X: First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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

Model:

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.

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

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

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


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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


9.00":

Large smartphones and a few small tablets are available for this display size. Unlike most smartphones, you can see more on the screen, more details and use larger resolutions. Such formats are better for people with defective vision. However, such devices are no longer easy to fit in a pocket, and they are probably not quite light either.

» 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.


73%: 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.


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Stefan Hinum, 2014-06- 5 (Update: 2014-06- 5)