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ASUS Fonepad ME371MG

alaTest has collected and analyzed 860 reviews of ASUS Fonepad ME371MG. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and price. The usability and size are also appreciated, but there are some less positive views about the apps and camera. There are mixed opinions on the GPS navigation and portability.

performance, size, usability, price, screen

camera, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the ASUS Fonepad ME371MG is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Eric Franklin (cnet.com)

The Asus FonePad is a well-built tablet, but a ridiculous phone concept

 

It won't be released in the U.S., but the Asus FonePad is available to U.K. customers now. It's a good 7-inch tablet, but is a pretty silly phone concept.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (cnet.com)

Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 is a promising phablet but lacks 4G

 

The 6-inch phone-tablet hybrid will feature 3G connectivity and a 1080p screen.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Daniel Perez (ubergizmo.com)

ASUS Fonepad Review

 

We review ASUS Fonepad, which is their 7-inch tablet which can double as a display.

as they can offer you a much better experience than the Fonepad can.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

Review Asus Fonepad ME371MG Tablet

 

Like a brick on your ear. Samsung's Note kicked off the ongoing wave of large smartphones, aka phablets. Now, Asus joins in with its big 7-inch Fonepad, nominally a tablet to make phone calls. It will definitely attract attention when held to an ear -...

Good workmanship, Rigid casing, Contrast rich display, High viewing angle stability, Good speech quality, The idea of the Fonepad is not brand new, but interesting. The concept has been well-implemented

Headset not included, Screen's low brightness, Low-quality camera, Incompatibilities of Intel's platform, Very weak PSU, A headset and a better camera. Maybe even a second camera providing the quality is better

May, 2013

Expert review by : Nick T. (phonearena.com)

Asus Fonepad Review

 

Is it a phone or is it a tablet? Well, it is a little bit of both, actually. Here we have the Asus Fonepad – a 7-inch Android slate with 3G connectivity and an earpiece allowing it to make phone calls. It is a peculiar device, to say the least, yet...

Solid build quality ; microSD card slot ; 3G connectivity for cellular data ; Can make phone calls, send/receive text messages

Not powerful enough for serious gaming

Although it can make calls and send text messages, the Asus Fonepad is clearly not an ideal smartphone replacement, although you can totally use it as one. Just bear in mind that the tablet isn't made to be carried in a pocket, obviously, and its call...

May, 2013

Expert review by : goldfries (goldfries.com)

Asus Fonepad (ME371MG) Tablet Review

 

The much hailed Fonepad finally reached the lab – how good is it?

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Hardware Secrets (hardwaresecrets.com)

ASUS Fonepad Review

 

The ASUS Fonepad is excellent as a compact tablet PC. It is easy to use, fast, intuitive, and the screen is bright, crisp, with vivid colors. It is light and easy to carry in a small purse or a big jacket pocket.However, if you buy a Fonepad to be your...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Richard Devine (androidcentral.com)

ASUS Fonepad review

 

Take a 7-inch ASUS Android tablet, add an earpiece and a dialer, and what comes out is the Fonepad. The ASUS Fonepad — mainly tablet, but also part phone. And ASUS is definitely...

just phone. Sadly that wait continues.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : cellphones.ca (cellphones.ca)

Asus Fonepad

 

Not to be confused with the Asus Padfone , the Asus Fonepad offers a hybrid phone and tablet experience. At 7", the device is fairly unwieldy for critics to use as a regular phone without the aid of a headset. Most experts agree that it won't replace a...

Excellent battery life, Display offers crisp details and good viewing angles, Connects to 3G network without tethering, Good day-to-day performance

Slight lag when opening and using apps, Mediocre call quality, Bad bright light legibility

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : EveryReview (everyreview.com)

Asus Fonepad Review

 

A 7" tablet with full phone capability, it's an exciting piece of tech but will it catch on?

Great tablet, - Useful phone features

Trying be to many things, - Big as a phone

Jun, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:SonicMaster
Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1

Battery

Battery Capacity:15 / 16 / 3950
Battery capacity (Watt hours):15 / 16
Battery life (max):10 / 9
Battery performance:3950 / 4270
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:1
Standby time (3G):751
Talk time (3G):32.5

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.2
Main camera resolution (numeric):2
Rear camera:N / Y
Rear camera resolution:1280 x 720
Rear camera resolution (numeric):3 / 5
Video recording:No / Y / Yes
Video recording modes:720p

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Gold / Black, Grey / Champagne, Gold / Gold / Grey / Grey, Titanium / Silver / Stainless Steel / White
Device type:Mini tablet
Form Factor:Slate

Display

Display brightness:100 / 300
Display Diagonal:7
Display Resolution:1024 x 600 / 1200 x 800 / 1280 x 800
Display Technology:IPS
LED backlight:Y / Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter power:10 / 7
Energy Star certified: Yes
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Graphics:PowerVR SGX540 / PowerVR SGX544
Graphics adapter:PowerVR SGX540 / PowerVR SGX544
Graphics adapter family:Intel

Memory

Internal memory:1 / 2 / 3
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM / LPDDR2-SDRAM
Memory clock speed:1333 / 800

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): No
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes

Networking

2G:Y
2G standards:EDGE,GSM / GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G standards:HSPA+ / HSPA+,UMTS / HSPA+,WCDMA / WCDMA / WCDMA,HSDPA+
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 4.0
Data network:3G
Dual SIM support: Yes
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Docking connector: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Miracast:Y
Processor socket:FC-MB4760 / FC-MB5T1064
SIM card support: Yes
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Total Storage Capacity:16
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:SFP+ / UDMA / USB / USB, AC
Keyboard supplied:N / No
Manual:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y
Google applications:Gmail, Google Maps, Google Play
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Mac operating systems supported: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Personal info management:Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personal info management (PIM):Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Position location:N / Y
Proximity sensor: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: No

Phone Features

Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Video call: Yes
Voice call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone out:N / Y
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in:N / No / Yes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
SmartCard slot: No

Power

AC adapter power:10 / 7
Energy Star certified:Y
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Conflict Free processor:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Processor:Z2420 / Z2460 / Z2520 / Z2560 / Z3530
Processor ARK ID:70098 / 70101 / 70814 / 75203 / 84072
Processor boost frequency:1.2 / 1.33 / 1.6
Processor cache:0.5 / 0.512 / 1 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor code:SR145 / SR161 / SR1YR
Processor codename:Moorefield / Penwell
Processor cores:1 / 2 / 4
Processor family:Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.33 / 1.6
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor model:Z2420 / Z2460 / Z2520 / Z2560 / Z3530
Processor operating modes:32-bit / 64-bit
Processor package size:12 x 12 / 14
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:B0 / B1
Supported instruction sets:SSE,SSE2,SSE3 / SSE2,SSE3,SSSE3 / SSE4.2,SSSE3,SSE2,SSE3,SSE4.1
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y
Tjunction:90
UART:Y

Processor special features

Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Idle Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
Physical Address Extension (PAE):32 / Y

Software

Bundled software:-Asus Launcher\nMyLibrary\nFile Manager\nKindle\nZinio\nSuperNote Lite\nApp Backup\nApp Locker / Asus Launcher, MyLibrary, File Manager, Kindle, Zinio, SuperNote Lite, App Backup, App Locker / Asus Launcher\nMyLibrary\nFile Manager\nKindle\nZinio\nSuperNote Lite\nApp Backup\nApp Locker
Operating system installed:Android / Android 4.1
Operating system version:4.1 / 4.2 / 4.3 / 4.4
Platform:Android

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 4 / 8
Maximum memory card size:32 / 64
Storage media:Flash

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.409 / 0.421 / 4.29 / 4.72 / 7.72 / 7.76
Height:0.386 / 0.409 / 0.413 / 4.33 / 4.72 / 4.73 / 7.72
Weight:10.2 / 10.5 / 12
Width:4.72 / 7.56 / 7.64 / 7.72 / 7.73 / 7.76