Asus PadFone 2  vs Apple iPad 3 

Released November, 2012

Asus PadFone 2

  • 10.1"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.0
Front view of Asus PadFone 2
8.5 Out of 10
Yes, any music fan should really be investing in a decent set of third-party earphones, but the fact remains that only one of these devices enables you to listen to music out of the box - at least without relying on a tinny speaker.
by TechRadar (Jul, 2013)
Released March, 2012

Apple iPad 3

  • 9.7"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 6
Front view of Apple iPad 3
8 Out of 10
Whether it's a simple round of Scrabble or an intense romp through Grand Theft Auto 3, the iPad's combination of Retina Display and quad-core graphics processor add up to a dramatic improvement for gaming.
by c|net (Mar, 2012)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of 2 vs 3


Processing power and speed

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3D and 2D graphics

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GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

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Asus PadFone 2 

TabletRocket recommends the Asus PadFone 2  based on its performance and graphics.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of PadFone 2 vs iPad 3

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

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BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

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iPad 3

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

PadFone 2
14.1 fps
iPad 3
6.8 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

PadFone 2
34.8 fps
iPad 3
27.5 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

Rear-angle view of Asus PadFone 2

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Significantly more processing power 5,411 vs 962 More than 5.5x better passmark score
Faster graphics 34.8 fps vs 27.5 fps More than 25% better GLBenchmark 2.5 score
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much higher resolution rear camera 13 MP vs 5 MP More than 2.5x higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Supports Adobe Flash Yes vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Supports face unlock Yes (Android 4.0) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; bypass PIN entry, easier to unlock with one hand
Lighter 514 g vs 662 g More than 20% lighter
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Significantly faster processor 1.5 GHz vs 1 GHz 50% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Has an open source operating system Yes (Android 4.0) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; Allows you the freedom to use your tablet however you like
Slightly higher resolution front camera 1.2 MP vs 0.3 MP 4x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Newer Nov, 2012 vs Mar, 2012 Release date 7 months later
Front view of Apple iPad 3

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Significantly faster web browser 2,727 vs 2,172 More than 25% better BrowserMark score
Much more storage capacity 64 GB vs 16 GB 4x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Much higher resolution 2048 x 1536 vs 1280 x 800 More than 3x higher resolution
Much sharper screen 263 ppi vs 149 ppi More than 75% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images

Specifications Full list of technical specs


PadFone 2  vs
iPad 3 
Size 10.1" 9.7"
Technology IPS LCD TFT LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 2048 x 1536
PPI 149 ppi 263 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes Yes


Cores Quad core Dual core
Clock speed 1.5 GHz 1 GHz


Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a compass Yes Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes Yes
Has a gyroscope Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes


PadFone 2  vs
iPad 3 
Internal storage 16 GB 64 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity N/A N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes No
Webcam 1.2 MP 0.3 MP
Rear camera 13 MP 5 MP


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

form factor

Weight 514 g 662 g
Battery life 9.47 hour 10 hour
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