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Asus PadFone 2
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Asus PadFone 2 S4 1.5GHz 64GB 10.1" 4G 3G Tablet

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S4 1.5GHz Android 64GB Dec 2013
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Instant Data TransitionSlide the 4.7 PadFone 2 into the 10.1 PadFone 2 Station for an expanded view with the layout optimized for pad mode for easy reading!. 13MP Camera At 6fps720p high-speed... More
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Meet PadFone 2 - the latest evolution in ASUS' unique mobile phone/tablet hybrid concept

16 Reasons For

Twelve Industry Awards

The writers at seven expert review sites all concluded that they would endorse this tablet. PC Advisor.co.uk, Digitallife.se, M3.idg.se, Amobil.no, Nordichardware.se, Pcactual.com and Donanimhaber.com all gave this tablet computer a "Recommended" award.

Two additional expert review sites thought that this tablet computer was good. The expert at Lydogbilde.no conluded that they would highly recommend this S4 processor tablet computer and gave it an "Especially Recommended 5 Star" award and it received an "Innovation Award" from Itpro.co.uk who said it was innovative.

The reviewers at three other expert review sites all wrote that this tablet computer was good. 01net.com gave this tablet a "4 Star" award, it received a "Top Product" award from Mobil.se and Pcforalla.idg.se gave it a "Good Choice" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on sixty-five expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and T3.com this tablet computer has an overall expert rating of 80 out of 100.

Nice Design

A number of people said that it was good looking. Expert review site Stuff.tv mentioned “This crazy modular marvel is now much more elegant” in their review of the Asus PadFone 2. Expert review site Itpro.co.uk said in their review of this tablet “A beautifully crafted handset, which fits into the 10in chassis to become a tablet” . Four years ago expert website Wired.co.uk gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their Asus PadFone 2 review “As a combi deal with a high-end smartphone and matching tablet the Asus Padfone 2 is more than a gimmick -- it's a pretty good deal”.

A few people wrote that it was neat. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk said in their Asus PadFone 2 review four years ago “Its Transformer line brought a neat keyboard dock to the standard Android tablet.” . Expert review site Zdnet.com wrote “Asus has come up with a neat idea with the PadFone 2”.

One Asus PadFone 2 reviewer mentioned that it was ergonomic. Howtospendit.ft.com said “The concept is even more ergonomic than the Atrix” in their review.

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Robust

A few people who reviewed the Asus PadFone 2 said that it was well made. Trustedreviews.com said on expert review site Trusted Reviews “There is a very capable, well-built phone coupled with a functional, if average, tab”. Pocket-Lint.com wrote in their Asus PadFone 2 review on expert website Pocket Lint “It's well engineered”.

Good Battery Life

Some people who bought this tablet reckoned that it had a good battery life. Four years ago expert review site Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote in their Asus PadFone 2 review “Good hardware and excellent battery life are the standout features while build quality is a bit of a let-down”. Expert website Itpro.co.uk gave the Asus PadFone 2 a rating of 4 stars and said “We love the battery life the device has to offer”.

Asus Tablets Have Good Reviews

On average Asus S4 processor tablet computers have good ratings compared to other brands as do all tablets built by Asus.

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Good Technical Features

Some Asus PadFone 2 reviewers who reviewed this tablet considered that it had good features. Expert website Chip.com.my wrote “It's also decked with new and better features that truly elevates this phone-in-tablet device into a won” in their review.

Good Product Quality

One Asus PadFone 2 owner concluded that this tablet was good quality. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net rated the Asus PadFone 2 4 stars and wrote five years ago “The PadFone 2 looks chic and well made”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this tablet was quiet.

Reasonably Priced

Several Asus PadFone 2 reviewers who purchased the product considered that it was good value for money. Four years ago Tablets-Help.com wrote in their Asus PadFone 2 review “It is priced for Rs.44990 in India”. Zdnet.com said “It's also attractively priced — you'll struggle to find a comparable handset/tablet combination with the specifications on offer here”.

Good Environmental Credentials

One customer said in their reviews that the Asus PadFone 2 was good in terms of power usage. Techradar.com gave this tablet a rating of 4 stars and wrote in their review of the Asus PadFone 2 on expert review site Techradar “It's powerful, well built and energy efficient”.

Good Support

One customer said in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Expert website Techradar.com/au/ mentioned five years ago “Buying guide 20 best mobile phones in the world today With the Padfone 2, Asus has created a compelling smartphone-tablet hybrid, though it's something of an uneven partnership” in their review of this tablet.

Good Size

A few Asus PadFone 2 owners who purchased it concluded that it was thin. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned in their review four years ago “The ASUS Padfone 2 is thinner, lighter and faster than the original Padfone” . Chip.com.my wrote in the same month “Not only is this a lighter, thinner and more powerful device” .

Very High Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

The average rear camera resolution (numeric) of tablet computers of this type and age is 5.7MP, and the rear camera resolution (numeric)s range from 2MP to 13MP. When compared to other S4 processor tablet computers that have been around for a comparable time to the PadFone 2 that we have checked, the rear camera resolution (numeric) of the Asus PadFone 2 of 13 megapixels is one of the highest.

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Very Large Internal Storage Capacity

The smallest internal storage capacity of S4 processor tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the PadFone 2 is 4GB and the largest is 64GB. When compared to other tablet computers of this spec and age that we have checked the internal storage capacity of, the PadFone 2's internal storage capacity of 64 gigabytes is one of the largest.

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1080p Video Recording Modes

This tablet has a 1080p video recording modes, which is typical of many tablets of this age and type.

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4 Reasons Against

Difficult to Use

One person who purchased the product thought it did not have a good experience. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ mentioned five years ago “It's a fine top-end smartphone married to a mediocre tablet experience” but in spite of that they still rated it 4 stars.

One customer thought this tablet was not easy to use. Expert website Gadgetshow.channel5.com mentioned “We have to admit, we had reservations about the PadFone concept - it just seems a bit impractical” in their review of the Asus PadFone 2 however they gave the Asus PadFone 2 a rating of 80 out of 100.

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Very Short Standby Time (3G)

The average standby time (3G) of tablet computers that have been on the market for more than two years is 820h. With a standby time (3G) of only 336 hours, the PadFone 2 has one of the shorter standby time (3G)s amongst comparable spec tablet computers of this age.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The PadFone 2 has a quite low front camera resolution (numeric) (only 1 megapixel) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the PadFone 2. The lowest front camera resolution (numeric) of tablets that have been available for around the same time as the PadFone 2 is 0.3MP, the highest is 2MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 1.2MP.

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Very Thick

Tablets of this type and age have depths of between 8.6mm and 190mm, and the average depth is 110mm. When compared to other tablets that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PadFone 2 that we have assessed, the depth of the PadFone 2 of 180.8 millimeters is one of the thickest.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Asus PadFone 2

Released Over Three Years Ago

This tablet was released over three years ago.

Four Processor Coress

The PadFone 2 is a four processor cores tablet which is average compared to the other eight S4 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for more than two years that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

There are a number of alternative 4 processor cores tablet computers currently available that you might want to consider including the Asus Nexus 7[plb_3071298_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Processor Frequency

The Asus PadFone 2 has a relatively standard processor frequency (1.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other tablets of this type and age.

There are a number of other 1.5GHz processor clock speed tablet computers currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Asus Nexus 7[plb_3071298_price].

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 10.1 inches, the PadFone 2 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other tablets that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Specification

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Touchscreen
LED Backlight
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Networking
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4G Standard
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Bluetooth Version
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Bluetooth
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
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Audio Formats Supported
GLONASS
Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
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Device Type
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Colour of Product
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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
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Talk Time (3G)
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Wi-Fi

12 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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29 October 2013

ASUS impressed us with the 5-inch version of its eccentric phone-in-tablet PadFone Infinity device when it launched earlier this year. Less than six months later, the Taiwanese company is... Read more…

3 October 2013

With the Asus PadFone 2, the concept is even more ergonomic than the Atrix. It's a fine Android phone with a 4in screen that's also the slide-in engine for a slick tablet. Not so long ago, the... Read more…

3 October 2013

An innovative Asus Padfone 2 is a convertible device, easily switch from 4.7 inch smartphone to 10.1 inch tablet. It runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS and powered by Quad-Core 1.5GHz processor... Read more…

18 September 2013

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... Read more…

17 September 2013

The ASUS Padfone 2 is thinner, lighter and faster than the original Padfone and has significantly upgraded internals. There's no word yet on an Australian release date or pricing, so watch this...

12 September 2013

As we said, battery life is a big plus when considering the Padfone 2. The duo give around two days of normal use watching movies, playing Android games, messaging and making calls. In fact, if...

17 June 2013

As a combi deal with a high-end smartphone and matching tablet the Asus Padfone 2 is more than a gimmick -- it's a pretty good deal. The phone's spec may not quite match the very best, but the...

If you've got some spare cash burning a hole in your pocket and you can't decide whether you want a new phone or a tablet, the Asus Padfone 2 might come to your rescue. It's both. The phone is a... Read more…

The Padfone 2 is the second iteration of ASUS' smartphone/tablet hybrid. It's an unusual concept, but does it work?The ASUS Padfone 2 was first unveiled back in October 2012 as an update to the... Read more…

26 April 2013

Asus has come up with a neat idea with the PadFone 2. It's also attractively priced ? you'll struggle to find a comparable handset/tablet combination with the specifications on offer here, and the...

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