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Asus FonePad 7 ME175CG
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Asus FonePad 7 ME175CG Z2560 1.6GHz 16GB 7" 4G 3G Tablet

Z2560 1.6GHz Android 16GB Feb 2015
Processor Model Processor Clock Speed Operating System Internal Storage Capacity Release Date
7" HD tablet with 3G phone and dual front speakers - Built-in full phone and cellular 3G data function.- High quality 7-inch HD (1280x800) IPS panel with 178 degree view angles.- Intel Atom... More
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16 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

This Z2560 processor tablet computer received a Hardware.info "Bronze Award" and it received a "Recommended" award from Pcfoster.pl.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on thirty-three expert reviews from sites including PC Advisor.co.uk, notebookcheck.net, Chip.de and notebookcheck.biz the average expert rating of this Z2560 processor tablet computer is 77 out of 100.

Good User Reviews

This tablet computer has an average user rating of 84% based on 9 user reviews.

Reasonably Priced

A number of Asus FonePad 7 ME175CG owners who reviewed it thought it was good value for money. K. Li wrote last year “This Asus fonepad is really good value; its phone” in their review of the Asus FonePad 7 ME175CG and gave this tablet a score of 80 out of 100. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net rated it 4 stars and said “Asus Fonepad 7 FE375CG Asus offers a well-designed mid-range tablet with a very attractive value for money ratio with its Fonepad 7 FE375CG”. Expert website Gsmarena.com mentioned “A compact, affordable tablet like the rest of them seven-inchers when it comes to the usual stuff like email, web browsing”.

One customer thought it was a bargain for the price. M. Rafati mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Looks very cheap plastic on the front” although they only scored it 2 stars.

One Asus FonePad 7 ME175CG owner said in their reviews that the Asus FonePad 7 ME175CG was cheap. Nothingwired.com mentioned in their review of the Asus FonePad 7 ME175CG “There are a number of budget tablets in the market today” but even so they only rated this tablet 40 out of 100.

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Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Tablets

Asus Z2560 processor tablets have good reviews on average and across all tablets Asus is one of the better rated brands.

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Good Product Quality

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. K. Li wrote on Amazon “Very good quality and nice product”.

Robust

Several customers who purchased it mentioned that it was well made. Expert review site Techworld.com wrote “It's tricky to give the Asus Fonepad 7 LTE a solid verdict, because it's a device we think will appeal to only a few” in their Asus FonePad 7 ME175CG review. Three years ago expert website Notebookcheck.net wrote in their review of the Asus FonePad 7 ME175CG “The Power VR SGX544 graphics chip are responsible for the tablet's solid performance bas”. Yugatech.com wrote “The ASUS Fonepad 7 (ME175CG) is a strong 7-inch tablet offering that packs a good display and build coupled with a very decent set of hardware” in their review of the Asus FonePad 7 ME175CG.

Good Size

A number of Asus FonePad 7 ME175CG reviewers who bought it considered that it was compact. Expert website Technave.com mentioned last year “For those looking for a more compact 7-inch display smartphone or 3G tablet, ASUS have come out with their” in their Asus FonePad 7 ME175CG review.

Easy to Use

One Asus FonePad 7 ME175CG owner reckoned that this tablet was easy to use. Expert review site Yugatech.com wrote “The Fonepad 7 was a handy gadget to have around” .

Good Battery Life

One person who bought it concluded that it had a good battery life. Yugatech.com said in December last year “Its outstanding battery life also made a good partner to my iPhone 5 that easily ge” in their review of the Asus FonePad 7 ME175CG.

4G Compatible

The FonePad 7 ME175CG is 4G compatible. Most of the other tablets of a comparable spec and age to the FonePad 7 ME175CG are not 4G compatible.

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3G Compatible

The Asus FonePad 7 ME175CG is 3G compatible, unlike most of the other Z2560 processor tablets that have been on the market for a comparable time to the FonePad 7 ME175CG which are not 3G compatible.

If you want a tablet computer that is 3G compatible then you might want to consider the Asus Transformer Pad TF103CG[plb_3008555_price].

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1080p Video Recording Mode

The Asus FonePad 7 ME175CG has a 1080p video recording mode which is higher than the 720p video recording mode found on most tablets of this age and type.

This tablet computer's video recording mode (1080p) is in fact the best video recording mode amongst all tablets that have been around for around the same time as the FonePad 7 ME175CG.

The worst video recording mode across similar types of tablet computer is 720p.

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Fairly Long Maximum Battery Life

The FonePad 7 ME175CG has one of the longer maximum battery life (10 hours) amongst Z2560 processor tablets of this age. Z2560 processor tablets that are a similar age to the FonePad 7 ME175CG have maximum battery life of between 7.5h and 970h.

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DDR2-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

This tablet has a DDR2-SDRAM internal memory type, which is the most frequently found internal memory type on tablet computers of a similar age and spec to it.

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Very Light

Across all the tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the FonePad 7 ME175CG the weights range from 310g to 1.2kg, and the average weight is 460g. The FonePad 7 ME175CG is fairly light (only 328 grams) compared to most of the other Z2560 processor tablets that have been around for around the same time as the FonePad 7 ME175CG.

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8 Reasons Against

Inferior Sound Quality

One person thought this tablet did not have good sound quality. M. Rafati wrote in their Asus FonePad 7 ME175CG review “Poor tablet!Screen is very reflective, poor audio (speaker is mono”.

Inferior Webcam

One customer who purchased this tablet considered that it was not good for making skype calls. Two years ago M. Rafati scored the product 2 stars and mentioned in their review of this tablet “Problem with Skype and Viber”.

Poor Design

One Asus FonePad 7 ME175CG reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Asus FonePad 7 ME175CG was not good looking. Expert website Nothingwired.com wrote in their review “It did arrive pretty late in the Indian market”.

Poor Support

One Asus FonePad 7 ME175CG owner who reviewed this tablet considered that it did not have good technical guidance. K. Li said “The second issue is the instruction is not in English I think it is German although I did managed to setup the tablet” in their review.

Very Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of Z2560 processor tablets that have been on the market for a similar time to the FonePad 7 ME175CG range from 7" to 11", and the average screen size is 8.3". The FonePad 7 ME175CG has a quite small screen size (only 7 inches) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable spec and age to the FonePad 7 ME175CG.

Tablets with a larger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the Asus Transformer Pad TF103CG[plb_3008555_price] (10.1").

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

With a display brightness of only 100 candellas per square meter, the FonePad 7 ME175CG's display brightness is one of the dimmest amongst tablets of this type and age. The display brightness of comparable spec tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the FonePad 7 ME175CG range from 100 cd/m² to 500 cd/m².

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

The slowest memory clock speed of tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the FonePad 7 ME175CG is 800MHz and the fastest is 1,100MHz. The FonePad 7 ME175CG has a fairly slow memory clock speed (only 800 megahertz) compared to most of the other tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the FonePad 7 ME175CG.

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Very Low Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 3,950 milliamperes * hour, the FonePad 7 ME175CG has one of the lower battery capacities amongst Z2560 processor tablets of this age. Tablets of a comparable age and spec to the FonePad 7 ME175CG have battery capacities of between 3,700mAh and 6,800mAh.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Asus FonePad 7 ME175CG

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this tablet computer was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.6 gigahertz, the FonePad 7 ME175CG has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

The Asus FonePad 7 ME175CG has a relatively typical rear camera resolution (5 megapixels) compared to most of the other Z2560 processor tablets that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the FonePad 7 ME175CG has a pretty typical internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the FonePad 7 ME175CG.

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Two Processor Cores

Compared to the other 22 tablets that were launched more than two years ago that we have assessed the number of processor cores of, the number of processor cores on the FonePad 7 ME175CG is two which is average.

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Specification

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Processor Model
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Core
Processor Cache
Processor Family
Memory
Internal Memory Type
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System
Operating System Version
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Storage Medium
Display
Screen Size
Aspect Ratio
Multi-Touch Technology
Display Technology
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording
Auto Focus
Rear Camera
Audio
Audio System
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Networking
4G Compatible
3G Compatible
2G Compatible
2G Standard
3G Standard
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone / Microphone Port
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
Phone Features
Voice Calls
Caller ID
Messaging
E-Mail
Performance
Proximity Sensor
Electronic Compass
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
GLONASS
Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
GPS
GPS
Design
Size
Form Factor
Colour
Processor Special Features
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Battery
Standby Time On 3G
Talk Time On 3G
Battery Capacity
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Thickness
Width
Packaging Content
AC Adapter
Warranty Card
Manual
Other Features
WiFi
Intel Virtualization Technology

User Reviews

(4)
Reviewed 8 June 2015 by K. Li
(Verified Purchase)

Very good quality and nice product, almost good as Samsung tablets. This Asus fonepad is really good value; its phone and tablet 2 in 1. Just add a SIM card and a 64Gb SD card, it's great.Read more…

Reviewed 11 May 2015 by Amanda Thompson
(Verified Purchase)

Does everything I bought it for.

Reviewed 12 November 2014 by M. Rafati "Gadget Maniac"
(Verified Purchase)

Good 7"phone but poor tablet!
Screen is very reflective, poor audio (speaker is mono and probably the lowest quality).
Good resolution and OK for web surfing.
Bolder and uglier... Read more…

Reviewed 7 September 2014 by Amazon Customer

Much better than I was expecting. Upgraded to kit Kat first day. Added 64 Gb sd card and have plenty of storage. Add a Bluetooth headset and your phone SIM and you are away!

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus fe171cg1b041, asus fe171cg1b041a, asustek computer fe171cg1b041, asustek computer fe171cg1b041a
Barcodes 00886227588220, 00886227637850, 04712900029758, 04716659560616, 04716659671510, 04716659696261, 04716659699910, 04716659746126, 04716659755890, 04716659764373, 04716659771944, 05054533705227

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