Asus Fonepad

Released March, 2015
  • 7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.1
Likewise, the screen is excellent and the fact that you've got 3G on board means you can be connected without a Wi-Fi hotspot.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2013)
8.5 Out of 10

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of the Asus Fonepad

Performance

Processing power and speed

Fonepad
9.9
BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Fonepad
n.d.
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Fonepad
6.8
Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Fonepad
8.9
Reviews from phonearena.com, techradar.com and reviews.cnet.com

8.5

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Fonepad
8.5

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Asus Fonepad

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Fonepad
3,788

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

Fonepad
1,325 ms
Galaxy Note 8.0
1,021.7 ms

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Fonepad
2,480

Reviews Word on the street for the Asus Fonepad


8.0
Display: Asus has equipped the Fonepad with a good-looking IPS LCD touchscreen.

8.0
Watching movies on the FonePad's screen is improved thanks to the TFT coating on the screen.

Overall

7.8 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

The panel offers wide viewing angles and resolution of 800 by 1280 pixels, which makes it perfectly suitable for common every-day scenarios, ranging from looking at photos and videos to surfing the web.
by PhoneArena (May, 2013)
As ever, swiping down from any part of the OS will bring you the notifications bar, letting you see at a glance not just the recent email alerts or app upgrades, but also the state of your battery, the strength of your Wi-Fi or 3G signal, and the screen brightness.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2013)
Once the 3.5-inch display of the iPhone 4S was considered sufficient, but the sales of devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and the recently revealed Samsung Galaxy Mega suggests we're getting happy with bigger screens.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2013)

Apps

At first Google's store concentrated on apps, games, books and movies, but recently music and magazines have been added to the line-up so you can get hold of just about everything in one place.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2013)
While most of the big-name games (such as GTA) are present on Google Play, the overall choice still doesn't quite measure up to Apple's App Store.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2013)
In terms of gaming, the PowerVR SGX540 GPU comes in to help the Intel Atom processor when you start using graphics-heavy 3D titles like Grand Theft Auto III.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2013)

Operating System

The FonePad ships with Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) and its interface follows the same style as the Nexus 7's, with a toolbar of apps at the bottom or right side of the screen, depending on the tablet’s orientation.
by c|net (Apr, 2013)
The Android 4.2 phablet is similar to the Asus Fonepad, which has recently become commercially available in Asia, but features a smaller 6-inch Super IPS+ LCD screen with a higher 1,920x1,080-pixel resolution.
by c|net (Jun, 2013)
Asus was happy to include NFC in the form of Android Beam on the Nexus 7 but has neglected to bestow it on the FonePad.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2013)

Operating system

Again, we were also impressed with how the browser handled multitasking.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2013)
Slowly, Google's open-source platform has evolved to become a speedy, reliable OS with an attractive and remarkably smooth response.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2013)
The US version of the FonePad features a rear-facing 3MP camera, so all the standard effects are included on the OS for the European model.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2013)

Network technology

This works exceptionally well with the FonePad which can rely on its 3G connection to make sure you're travelling in the right direction.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2013)
Asus has priced the FonePad very nicely - it's cheaper than both the 3G Nexus 7 at £239 and the iPad mini at £269, which many see as the two ruling devices of the 7-inch market.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2013)
It's a larger model than the Nexus 7 and is calculated to take into account the 3G usage of the device.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Size 7"
Technology IPS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800
PPI 215 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11g
  3. 802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0
Supports 3G Yes

processor

Cores Single core
Clock speed 1.2 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS Yes
Has a compass Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes
Has a gyroscope No
Has a light sensor Yes

storage

Internal storage 16 GB
RAM capacity 1.02 GB
Supported card formats
  1. microSD
  2. microSDHC
Maximum capacity 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No
Webcam 1.2 MP
Rear camera 3 MP

ports

USB support USB 2.0
Hdmi support None
Has a headphone jack Yes
Has a microphone jack No
Has a built-in microphone Yes

form factor

Weight 340 g
Size 196.4 x 120.1 x 10.4 mm
Thickness 10.4 mm
Battery life 9 hour
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