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Asus PadFone 2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 566 reviews of Asus PadFone 2. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the price and screen are overall positive. The usability and performance are also appreciated.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Asus PadFone 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus PadFone 2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Asus PadFone 2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the usability and screen are generally positive. The durability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the size, and many are negative about the price and reliability.

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87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Asus PadFone2 Phone and Station/Tablet (White) - (4.7-inch HD Android Smartphone with 10.1-inch Tablet, ARM Cortex A15 1.5GHz Processor, 2GB RAM, 32GBAsus PadFone2 Phone and Station/Tablet (White) - (4.7-inch HD Android Smartphone with 10.1-inch Tablet, ARM Cortex A15 1.5GHz Processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Richard Lai (engadget.com)

ASUS PadFone 2 review: two times is a charm for this phone-in-tablet combo

 

It's only been half a year since the peculiar PadFone made its much-delayed entry into select markets, and earlier this week, ASUS' launch of its

Powerful and efficient quad-core chip ; Top-notch camera performance ; Surprisingly light tablet ; Innovative docking mechanism

No dedicated keyboard dock ; No microSD expansion

ASUS finally has a convincing PadFone and PadFone Station that are both very powerful and very portable.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Asus Padfone 2 hands-on: A different transformer

 

Asus just announced their new Padfone in Milan and we were on the scene to cover it live. The Asus Padfone 2 is an Android phone with the rather unique ability to become the heart of a tablet, just like the original Padfone.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Jacqueline Seng (cnet.com)

The thinner, faster, and lighter Asus PadFone 2

 

If having a good camera and the latest OS aren't first on your list of priorities, the Asus PadFone 2's many improvements over its predecessor make it a worthwhile upgrade.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

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, The premium design and the pleasant feel of the smartphone

Fragile charging port, Back of the tablet is not flat, Dirt prone due to the open slot, Where did the stylus go? Did the headset/input device combo not arrive

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : John V. (phonearena.com)

Asus Padfone 2 Review

 

Last fall, we had the chance to check out the specialized device in the Asus Padfone, which introduced us to a whole new gadget category worth applausing. We're already seeing its successor in the aptly named Asus Padfone 2. Naturally, it's blessed...

Impressively lightweight smartphone ; Wickedly fast performance ; Unique dual-form functionality ; Sharp looking Super IPS+ display

Very expensive

As an independent smartphone, the Asus Padfone 2 is one impressive device that can tangle with some of the greats out there, seeing that it has that wonderful balance between raw performance and impressive hardware. Crazy to believe it, but the handset...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Sandra Vogel (zdnet.com)

Asus PadFone 2 review

 

The second generation of this dockable smartphone/tablet combo has a lot to recommend it, although we'd prefer a better tablet screen, a storage expansion slot (or two) and a standard Micro-USB connector.

Tablet/smartphone combo ; Clever twin battery system ; Well-specified handset

Average-quality tablet screen ; No storage expansion on tablet or phone ; Non-standard Micro-USB connector

There are two big disappointments, though: the quality of the tablet screen and the lack of storage expansion. We're also unclear why Asus has chosen to use a slightly tweaked Micro-USB connector.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Richard Devine (androidcentral.com)

ASUS Padfone 2 review

 

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 ...

Talk of cameras is no good without samples though, so here's a selection of snapshots from the Padfone 2 taken in ever-changing conditions. All were taken at 10MP in 16:9 aspect ratio, no effects, just stock settings.

May, 2013

Expert review by : InsideHW (insidehw.com)

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Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Sidney Wong (hardwarezone.com)

ASUS PadFone 2 - A Serious Contender

 

It took ASUS just six months to come up with the successor to the highly innovative PadFone. Can the Taiwanese company push the envelope once again with the PadFone 2? Check out our full assessment to find out more!

Superb 4.7-inch display ; Good overall performance ; Great camera image quality ; Sleeker PadFone Station

No memory card slot ; Lack of a keyboard dock ; Could have shipped with Android 4.1 ; Real-world battery life is lackluster

Even though the first-gen PadFone was introduced barely six months ago, its successor arrived at a time where companies no longer take into consideration fixed product refresh cycles. Whether consumers like it or hate it, we feel that it is part of...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Sidney Wong (hardwarezone.com)

Hands-on: ASUS PadFone 2

 

ASUS held a global press conference in Taipei for its latest smartphone, the PadFone 2. Check out our hands-on with the ASUS PadFone 2 and see what new features it brings to the table.

Oct, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y

Battery

Battery Capacity:2140 / 2400 / 5000
Battery capacity (Watt hours):19
Battery performance:2140 / 2400
Battery Technology:Lithium / Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (3G):336 / 410
Talk time (3G):16

Camera

Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1 / 1.2 / 2
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Multi-shot: Yes
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:1.2 / 2
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p

Design

Color of product:Black / White
Device type:Full-size tablet
Form Factor:Bar / Slate / Slider
Protection features:Scratch resistant

Display

Display Diagonal:10.1 / 4.7 / 5
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 1280 x 800 / 1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
External display: No
LED backlight:Y
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Graphics

Graphics adapter:Adreno 320
Graphics adapter family:Adreno

Memory

Internal memory:2
Internal memory type:LPDDR2-SDRAM
Internal RAM:2 / 2048

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GP,AAC,AAC+,MP3 / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, MP3 / AAC, AAC+, MP3
FM radio:Y
Image formats supported:JPG
Video compression format:3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP,H.263,H.264,MPEG4 / H.263,H.264,MPEG4

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Position location:Y

Networking

2G:Y
2G bands (primary SIM):800,850,900,1800 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE,GPRS,GSM / EDGE,GPRS,GSM,HSCSD
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+,UMTS / HSPA+,WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:Y
4G bands supported:800,1800,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Data network:3G / 3G, 4G
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Connection to PC: Yes
EDGE: Yes
Google applications:Google Play,YouTube
GPRS: Yes
Internal memory:2
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Total Storage Capacity:32 / 64
Video playback: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Keyboard supplied:N

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Audio formats supported:3GP,AAC,AAC+,MP3
Electronic compass:Y
GLONASS:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.1 / 4.1 Jelly Bean / 4.2 / Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Position location:Y
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Sim-lock free
Video compression formats:H.263,H.264,MPEG4
Video formats supported:H.263,H.264,MPEG4

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
Docking connector: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone out:N
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port:N / Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor:800 / S4 / S4 Pro
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A15
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Cortex / Qualcomm / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.5 / 2.2
Processor model:800 / S4 / S4 Pro

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android / Android 4.1
Operating system version:4.1 / 4.1 Jelly Bean / 4.2 / Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Platform:Android

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / No
Internal RAM:2048
Internal ROM:32 / 32000
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:64
RAM capacity:1 / 2
RAM type:LPDDR2
ROM capacity:32 / 32000
Storage media:eMMC

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Tablet

Battery capacity (tablet):2140 / 5000
Battery technology (tablet):Lithium / Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Camera resolution (tablet):1 / 13
Display diagonal (tablet):10.1 / 4.7
Display resolution (tablet):1280 x 720 / 1280 x 800 / 1920 x 1200
Display technology (tablet):IPS
Tablet depth:0.409 / 0.417 / 10.4 / 5.43
Tablet height:0.354 / 0.409 / 7.13 / 7.17
Tablet weight:18.1 / 18.8 / 4.76
Tablet width:10.4 / 2.71 / 7.13
Touch screen type (tablet):Capacitive
Touch technology (tablet):Multi-Touch

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Play, YouTube
Internal memory:2

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.35 / 0.354 / 10.4 / 2.71 / 5.43
Height:0.354 / 0.409 / 5.43 / 5.63
Weight:18.1 / 4.76 / 5.11
Width:2.71 / 2.87 / 5.43 / 7.12