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ASUS Padfone

alaTest has collected and analyzed 185 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the build quality and usability. The battery and screen also get good feedback. There are some critical opinions about the features and value for money, and opinions are divided on the apps.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the ASUS Padfone is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 1 user review of ASUS Padfone from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: ASUS PadFone A66-1A038GER, 16GB, brown sim-free, unbranded - incl. PadFone Station 1,5 GHz Dual Core Prozessor, 16 GB int. Speicher 10,9cm (4.3") Touc

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Review Asus PadFone Smartphone


Mixed double. An Android smartphone and tablet in one - will that

High total weight; Screen stutters occasionally; Poor viewing angle stability; Average screen conditions in outdoor use

High total weight; Screen stutters occasionally; Poor viewing angle stability; Average screen conditions in outdoor use

The PadFone poaches in the areas of smartphones and tablets alike - currently undisturbed. A contender from its own ranks, dubbed PadFone 2, is closing in though.

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Review Asus PadFone 2 Smartphone


The good and the weird. Asus has announced the launch of the PadFone 2 for December. Exactly like its predecessor, the PadFone 2 is a combination of a smartphone and a tablet. We will be taking a look at a much more revealing form of the phone with all...

Premium design ; Simple operation ; Good workmanship ; Powerful processor

Fragile charging port ; Back of the tablet is not flat ; Dirt prone due to the open slot

So far there has been only one such hybrid solution on the market, namely, the Asus PadFone 1. The competition comes from the same manufacturer


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Asus PadFone Review


We've said this before and we'll say it again: Asus seems to be one of the few companies out there willing to take risks when it comes to bringing concepts to the market. They really hit it out of the park with the Transformer series of tablets and...

You can seamlessly go from phone mode to tablet mode without having to restart any running application, provided the app is enabled in the ‘Dynamic Display Switch List’ in the settings. The good thing is that all downloaded apps appear here and you...

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ASUS PadFone review


It's been a long ride for the PadFone. ASUS' last smartphone was the Android 2.1-powered A10 from two years ago, then five months later the company ended

Inventive design ; Superb battery life ; Good value for three form factors ; Preloaded with many handy apps

Heavy and chunky ; Dynamic Switching not widely compatible

The ASUS PadFone is a remarkable piece of work and its unique transformation will catch people's attention. It just needs a diet and some software fixes.

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Asus PadFone review


Until I held it my hands, I almost didn't believe it was a real product. The Asus PadFone has been shown a number of different times over the last 12 months, and though it's finally available in Taiwan after a big reveal at Mobile World Congress, the...

Fantastic modular design concept ; Great performance in phone mode ; Lots of useful accessories ; Incredible battery life

Tablet performance is lacking ; Unremarkable displays ; Ecosystem quickly gets heavy and cumbersome

Better than I expected, not as good as I hoped

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Asus PadFone Review


The Asus PadFone is a pretty unique device – it's a combination of a phone and a tablet chassis, powered by that phone. The idea is that you already have huge processing power in your handset, so why need to buy another device with similar specs when...

Brings a brave idea to reality ; Zen design on PadFone looks and feels top notch ; Solid performance on both phone and station, snappy switching between the two

Tablet is way too bulky ; Overpriced ; Pen stylus might not be such a good idea

The Asus PadFone is the first attempt to bring to life an exciting idea. The idea of having just one device powering your computing needs. And we love that notion. Despite what Asus achieved with the PadFone, this attempt alone is worth applause - it...

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Asus Padfone 2 Review: Specs, Features and Price


Asus Padfone 2 ReviewUpdated on 16 October 2012: Asus Padfone 2 is now released officially. Here are its specs, features and price.The old Asus 3 in 1 device that is Padfone is although a new concept but has not become ...

Android ICS OS, 1.5 GHz Qualcomm APQ8064 quad core Snapdragon S4 pro processor, 4.7” super IPS HD display with screen resolution 720 x 1280, 2 GB of RAM, 13 MP rear and 1.2 MP front cameras, 2140 mAh Li-Ion battery.

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ASUS PadFone - Phone, Tablet and Netbook Combined


The ASUS PadFone is a highly versatile hybrid smartphone that can transform into a tablet and even a netbook when docked with the PadFone Station and Station Dock respectively. Is the all-in-one package a viable option in a market dominated by slim and...

Great overall performanceGood design and handling Beautiful Super AMOLED display

Back cover gets warm easilyCamera performance not up to expectationsAccessories not very practical

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ASUS PadFone, PadFone Station & Accessories


The PadFone takes center stage at the ASUS press event in MWC 2012 and the team managed to get a quick hands-on with the unique product. Take a look after the jump.

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ASUS PadFone 2 Android phone (preview)


ASUS is back for round two with the thinner, lighter and faster Padfone 2

Thinner and lighter than predecessor ; Significantly upgraded internals ; 13-megapixel camera

Not compatible with original Padfone dock ; Padfone Station screen resolution ; No word on AU release or price

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 space.

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:640 x 480 (VGA)


Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:Super-AMOLED
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Operating System:Android
Operator:Sim Free
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes