Review: Asus Fonepad

Asus Fonepad is made for those people who think it is better to carry around one device instead of a tablet and a smartphone. However, you have to face the awkwardness that comes with talking into a seven-inch slate.

Asus Fonepad is a Android Jelly Bean tablet with 3G.  Design of the tablet obeys appreciable ergonomics for comfortable handling. The volume rocker and lock button are provided on the left edge of the tablet, whereas microSIM and micro-SD card are hidden behind a sliding flap.

ASUS-Fonepad

The 7–inch display has 800×1216 pixel resolution, which is good, but not excellent. The sound quality of the Fonepad is decent for the ears. Asus’s Fonepad is Intel’s second phone device in the Indian market, therefore it comes with a lot of expectations. It is powered by the Atom Z2420 1.2GHz processor, which promises good browsing speed and gaming experience.

The manufacturer has included a variety of apps like note-taking SuperNote Lite and Asus Wizard that lets you chose the best audio configuration. Another app, Asus Splendid lets you select the color settings of the device.

The Fonepad comes with a 3-megapixel rear camera and a front facing shooter. The 4270 mAh battery can last up to three days with average use.

If you prefer to use the device like a phone, you need to buy a good Bluetooth earpiece, as it will eliminate the sluggishness. Asus’s Fonepad is priced at Rs 15,999.

Verdict

The Asus Fonepad is a good and affordable tablet that you can use as a phone too. It will take care of both your phone and tablet needs.

Features

  • 7-inch WXGA 1280x800p LED IPS Panel
  • Android 4.1Jelly Bean
  • Intel Atom Z2420 1.2GHz CPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal memory
  • 3-megapixel Rear Camera
  • 4270mAh Battery
  • MicroSD
  • 3G, GPS

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