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Asus PadFone S / Asus PadFone S PF500KL

We have collected and analyzed 38 expert reviews and 173 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 65/100 and users rate it 72/100. The average review date is Oct 21, 2013. We have compared these reviews to 2674078 reviews from other Cell Phones. The alaScore™ for this product is 86/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 11, 2018.

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Expert review by : Aloysius Low (cnet.com)

Asus PadFone (unlocked)

 

Asus PadFone (unlocked)

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Sidney Wong (hardwarezone.com)

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 performance ; Good design and handling ; Beautiful Super AMOLED display

Back cover gets warm easily ; Camera performance not up to expectations ; Accessories not very practical

The ASUS PadFone is one of the most versatile mobile device we've seen to-date. It can dock with the PadFone Station and transforms itself into a tablet, and pairs with the Station Dock to become a netbook. What's more, it provides the processing power...

May, 2012

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

ASUS PadFone Android phone (preview)

 

The ASUS PadFone takes the excellent design of the Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet one step further by utilising a smartphone that docks inside a tab...

Combines smartphone and tablet ; Shares a single data connection ; Genuinely innovative

Hefty weight ; Most accessories optional ; Specs aren't cutting edge

The ASUS PadFone is a great example of genuine innovation in a market that has become somewhat predictable. Time will tell whether the PadFone is a worthwhile concept, but it certainly provides a glimpse into the possible future of converged mobile...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (pcworld.idg.com.au)

ASUS Padfone review

 

ASUS Padfone review: A nice idea that's poorly executed

Good performance in phone mode ; Padfone Station charges Padfone ; Included stylus headset & case

Tablet is too chunky and heavy ; User experience feels unfinished ; Average screen on both devices

Aug, 2012

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1520 / 2300 / 2400
Battery performance:1520 / 2300 / 2400
Battery Technology:Lithium / Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):370 / 417
Standby time (3G):360 / 410 / 528
Talk time (2G):15.6 / 15.67 / 30 / 940
Talk time (3G):19 / 22 / 480 / 8

Call Management

Call blocking: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes

Camera

Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash:Y / Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13 / 8
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13 / 8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:2
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 720p / 720p, 1080p
Zoom capability: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Brown / Brown / White
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 9:16
Display Diagonal:4.3 / 5
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 960 x 540
Display Type:AMOLED / IPS
External display: No
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

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

Memory

Internal RAM:1 / 2

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:3GPP, AAC, AAC+, MIDI, MP3 / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, MP1 / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, MP3 / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, MP3, WMV / 3GPP,AAC,AAC+,MIDI,MP3 / AAC, AAC+, MP3 / AAC, AAC+, MP3, WMV
FM radio:Y
Image formats supported:JPG
Video compression format:3GP, H.261, H.262, MPEG / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VP8, VP9 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264
Video formats supported:3GP,H.261,H.262,MPEG / 3GP,H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VP8,VP9 / H.263,H.264,MPEG4 / H.263,H.264,MPEG4,WMV

Navigation

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

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):800,850,900,1800 / 800,900,1800,1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / EDGE,GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100 / 900,1900,2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+,UMTS / HSPA+,WCDMA / HSPA,WCDMA / UMTS / WCDMA
4G:N / Y
4G bands supported:700,900,1800,1900,2100,2600 / 700,900,1800,1900,2600 / 800,1800,2600 / 800,900,1800,1900,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
Internal memory:2
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Video playback: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:Audio (3.5mm), USB / USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Graphics:Adreno 330
Graphics adapter:Adreno 330
Microphone mute: Yes
On-board graphics adapter model:Adreno 330
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.0 / 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich / 4.2 / 4.2.2 / 4.4 / Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Themes / Icons, Menu, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Docking connector: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB / Mini-USB
USB port:N / Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor:800 / 801 / 8260A / MSM 8974AB / S4
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Qualcomm / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.5 / 2.2 / 2.3
Processor model:800 / 801 / 8260A / MSM 8974AB / S4

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.0 / 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich / 4.2 / 4.2.2 / 4.4 / Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:1024 / 2 / 2048
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:64
RAM capacity:1 / 2
RAM type:DDR3
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Tablet

Battery capacity (tablet):4990 / 5000 / 6600
Battery technology (tablet):Lithium / Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Camera resolution (tablet):1 / 1.3
Display diagonal (tablet):10.1 / 9
Display resolution (tablet):1280 x 800 / 1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1200
Display technology (tablet):IPS / TFT
Tablet depth:0.417 / 0.531 / 6.77 / 6.97 / 7.17
Tablet height:0.394 / 0.457 / 0.531 / 6.97 / 7.17
Tablet weight:18.1 / 18.8 / 25.5
Tablet width:10.4 / 10.7 / 9.84
Touch screen type (tablet):Capacitive
Touch technology (tablet):Multi-Touch

Technical Details

Internal memory:2

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.35 / 0.362 / 2.85 / 2.87 / 5.04
Height:0.35 / 0.362 / 0.393 / 5.04 / 5.63 / 5.65
Weight:4.55 / 5.11 / 5.29
Width:2.57 / 2.87 / 5.63 / 5.67