Published On: Sat, Jun 13th, 2015

Asus PadFone Hybrid Smartphone Review

We were introduced to the Asus PadFone during a technology show. The Mobile World Congress is an auspicious event which would provide maximum publicity. This is a 3 in 1 hybrid smartphone device that aims to reduce the need to use different gadgets for the same purpose. It can plug into a larger tablet and could even be docked into a keyboard base station. The handset consists of a 4.3” Super AMOLED device and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor of 1.5GHz. The overall impression you get is that of something that is both solidly built and impressively large.

Specifications: The textured back is just one of those highlights of the design. Some people have likened it to the Transformer Prime. However we would like to think that the Asus PadFone is making an individual statement. The sturdiness somewhat compensates for the bulkiness which some users hate. Modern technology is in danger of becoming uniform in nature. Therefore it is a pleasure to undertake a review of something that is changing the methods that are used to communicate. On first sight, you will undoubtedly be impressed by the AMOLED screen which is capable of producing 540 pixels by 960 pixels. It is designed to specifically cater for movie buffs and gaming fans.

Asus PadFone Hybrid Smartphone

Asus PadFone Hybrid Smartphone

Another great advantage that has been associated with the Asus PadFone is the fact that it is very easy to turn into a Tablet PC. That means that the capacity issues are easily resolved once you have the right connectivity. We loved the 10.1” chassis in this review. It has been compared to other gadgets but we insist that it is unique. They have used the Ice Cream Sandwich operating system for good measure. The video streaming capabilities are just amazing. You would expect such performance in a much larger gadget but they are busy changing perceptions. We have absolutely no complaints about the performance and that is a major marketing tool for this gadget.

Pros: This is a gadget that is blessed with some really good performance statistics. The battery life is better than average. We also loved the design during the review.

Cons: You may not be a fan of the bulkiness. Some people have also complained about the drama involved when connecting and disconnecting the Asus PadFone.  Otherwise we also hate the large touch pad which is not ideal for typing.

Editor Rating: Based on the review, we would offer the gadget 4.5 stars out of 5. It hits most of the top spots.

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