FonePad http://www.stuff.tv/my/asus/fonepad/news en-MY Tablets, laptops, phones – oh my! http://www.stuff.tv/my/asus/tablets-laptops-phones-oh-my/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More fun toys from ASUS for Malaysians </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/All%20products.jpg?1376474153" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Using the phrase “We Transform”, ASUS has launched a slew of new products. So let’s see what Santa ASUS has bought us in his bag of magical items.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sharil-abdul-rahman" title="View user profile.">Sharil Abdul Rahman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Powerful VivoBook </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>First off, the new VivoBook S551 Touch Ultrabook. This sexy looking thing combines a very responsive touch screen, in an ultrathin body that is only 22.5mm at its thickest. Of course thin doesn’t mean lean. It is packed to the gills with technology – 4th Gen Intel Core i7, NVIDIA GeForce graphics and large storage (up to a terabyte!) makes the VivoBook a force to be reckoned with. Have we mentioned it is slim and light?</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/S551.jpg?1376474153" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Full HD MeMO </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As we have seen, 7 inches is apparently becoming the darling of tablet manufacturers. Of course ASUS wants to have some of that pie – on top of their already well known Nexus 7. The new MeMO Pad HD 7 is the update to last year’s MeMO Pad, now with a quad-core processor, an impressive IPS HD screen, two cameras (1.2 megapixel front camera and 5 megapixels at the back) and a purportedly 10 hour battery life. The icing on this cake is that it is only retailing for RM 649.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/MeMO%20HD.jpg?1376474153" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> To Infinity And Beyond! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Fan of the original PadFone? Well now there is a new version – they call it the Infinity. In short – two 1080p screens (one 5 inches the other 10.1), LTE connectivity, Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core PSU.&nbsp; Android Jelly Bean completes the nice looking package.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Padfone%20Infinity.jpg?1376474153" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ASUS&#039;s own Phablet </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We have seen phablets around the market, so why not one more? The new FonePad Note FHD 6. That FHD? It means Full HD. Also, the screen is a Super IPS+ display with an incredible 178 degree viewing angle. Running this beast is the new Intel Atom processor and also a few other bits and pieces. It even comes with a stylus – hence the monicker ‘Note’ in the name.</p> <p>All of these products will be in the market soon, starting from early September onwards. Check <a href="http://www.asus.com/my">www.asus.com/my</a> or your favourite retailers for more info about the pricing.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Note%206.jpg?1376474153" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/asus/tablets-laptops-phones-oh-my/news#comments Asus FonePad Padfone Transformer Pad Infinity VivoBook S200E Wed, 14 Aug 2013 06:57:06 +0000 Sharil Abdul Rahman 1425533 at http://www.stuff.tv Asus FonePad http://www.stuff.tv/my/asus/asus-fonepad/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We wrap our mitts around Asus&#039; 7in tablet-come-phone. Can it usurp the Google Nexus 7? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/asus-padfone-review-hands-on-main-1.jpg?1381702444" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Rock, Andre the Giant and the Incredible Hulk: three monstrous behemoths who could happily hold a 7in device to their faces without looking ridiculous. But for the rest of us mere mortals, we have to wonder where a 7in phone-capable tablet (alright, ‘phablet) such as the Asus FonePad might fit into our lives.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RM849.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Design and build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The FonePad, like the Nexus 7, sits heavily yet comfortably in the hands, and both tablets are identical in weight. We felt no aches or pains in our wrists after hours of swiping, gaming and browsing, which is what we like to see from a 7-incher designed for on-the-go use.</p> <p>Unlike the Nexus 7’s grippy and dimpled rubberised back, the Asus FonePad sports a metal rear. We actually had to check it really was metal, as it feels rather like coated plastic, and to our eyes the Nexus 7 is the better looking device anyway, while the extra grip it offers is definitely an added bonus. The FonePad creaks and flexes a little, too, so don’t go thinking you’ll be getting iPad Mini-levels of luxury for your £180.</p> <p><a href="http://content.staging.stuff.tv/review/apple-ipad-mini">Read our iPad Mini review</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>But here’s one feature that neither the Nexus 7 or even iPad Mini can match – expandable storage. The back panel has a small plastic section that’s easily removed to reveal a microSD slot next to the one for the SIM, giving you the option to bolster the built-in 16GB of storage by up to 64GB, turning your affordable slate into a veritable Tardis of media hoarding.</p> <p>And while the FonePad and Nexus 7 in many ways seems separated at birth, it’s worth mentioning that the former’s buttons are on the opposite side. That means the right-handed among us will be using their middle finger to press the power and volume buttons on the far side, which for most should be more comfortable and less fiddly than using a thumb, although it largely depends on what you’re used to.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/asus-fonepad-review-hands-on-back-nexus-7-comparison_0.jpg?1381702444" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/asus-fonepad-review-sim-slot_0.jpg?1381702444" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/asus-fonepad-review-buttons_0.jpg?1381702444" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Asus FonePad’s screen packs the same 1280x800 resolution as the Nexus 7 and 8in Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0. It’s lovely and bright, and the outdoor mode even pumped up the brightness far enough to make the screen usable during an uncharacteristic appearance of the long-forgotten British sun during our test.</p> <p>It's obviously not as sharp as the gorgeous 1080p screens found on the likes of the HTC One, nor will it offer Nexus 10-levels of sharpness, but at this price point that’s no surprise.</p> <p>A side-by-side comparison with the Nexus 7 shows that the FonePad screen offers truer, brighter whites, while colour saturation, hues and temperature can be customised to taste with Asus’ pre-loaded ‘Splendid’ calibrator app. Even without tinkering the FonePad strikes a better balance of bright, vibrant colours and natural skin tones than the Nexus 7.</p> <p>Weirdly, we found that when using the Chrome browser on both tablets the FonePad suffered from softer, blurrier text and images. It’s not a problem when using the stock Android Browser, which looks equally sharp on both, but it’s worth bearing in mind if you’re a dedicated Chrome surfer.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/asus-fonepad-review-nexus-screen-comparison_0.jpg?1381702444" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> OS and Features </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you’re familiar with the Transformer Prime/Infinity or PadFone you’ll immediately feel at home with the FonePad’s Android skin, which offers some nice, useful features over the stock OS. The customizable status bar options and screen brightness toggle return, and there’s a handy power saver mode to help you squeeze as much juice out of the battery as possible.</p> <p>Other extras include an audio wizard with pre-set configurations for games, spoken words and music. But it only works when using the built-in speaker, which doesn’t really have the fidelity to resolve the differences. Overall the little drivers behind the grille on the back are just about good enough for the odd YouTube clip, but definitely shouldn’t be relied upon for any out-loud movie-watching or music-listening.</p> <p>The Asus Studio and Story apps do a pretty good job of showing off your photos and videos in more interesting ways than the stock Android gallery, while MyPainter lets people more artistic than us create digital masterpieces. If creating tablet art is your thing, though, the Samsung Note 8.0 still represents the better option, thanks to its bundled S Pen and Wacom digitiser technology.</p> <p>An extra software button on the FonePad lets you open up ‘floating widgets’ which take multitasking to another level. From mini browser windows and movie players, to calculators and stopwatches, you can do sums and watch cat videos while reading an ebook. If your senses are up to keeping track of it all.</p> <p>Apart from that, the standard Android features including the increasingly useful Google Now are all present and accounted for, despite the FonePad’s not-quite-up-to-date version of Android Jelly Bean.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/asus-fonepad-review-android-settings_0.jpg?1381702444" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="751" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/asus-fonepad-review-floating-widget_0.jpg?1381702444" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Now here’s where things get really interesting. Where every other Android tab manufacturer is getting its power from Qualcomm or Nvidia, Asus has plumped for a 1.2GHz Intel Atom processor.</p> <p>Being the kind of people that we are, we love a bit of benchmarking, but as we’ve said for a long time, the numbers don’t tell the whole story. Take the FonePad, for example – AnTuTu gave it a score of 7043 while Geekbench returned a verdict of just 551, and next to the Nexus 7’s 11,774 and 1442 those seem pretty terrible.</p> <p>But in real use the FonePad’s performance gave us no cause for concern – we even ran the gorgeous and graphically gargantuan Real Racing 3 with multiple background apps and both a video and browser widget overlaid on the screen and there was still no noticeable stutter or lag during the race (which we obviously lost thanks to all the distractions). We’re sure an app or game will arrive that will trouble the Asus’ Atom, but we haven’t found it yet.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="751" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/asus-fonepad-review-real-racing-power_0.jpg?1381702444" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Camera </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The UK version of the FonePad lacks a rear-facing camera and the 1.2MP front-facing offering is, as you can imagine, nothing to write home about. Shots are grainy, unclear and generally the camera isn't fit for anything more than video calling. Given the £180 price-point and the fact that no sane person should use a tablet to take photos in public, we don’t consider that to be a much of a problem.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/asus-fonepad-review-camera_0.jpg?1381702444" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Battery life </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The FonePad's 4,270mAh battery held up well during our review. At nearly 100 percent full we left it running a video on loop for three hours at 50 percent brightness with Wi-Fi and email sync on. We then embarked on our morning commute, which meant a further 90 minutes of constant browsing, emailing and texting, and when we arrived at the office the battery had dropped to 40 per cent. So that’s a drop of 60 percent in around five and a half hours of very intensive use, which means the average user should find that the Asus has got plenty of juice left even as they’re collapsing into bed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/asus-fonepad-review-battery-life_0.jpg?1381702444" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Using It As A Phone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>After drawing more than a few odd looks from fellow commuters when using the FonePad to make a call, it became apparent that Bluetooth headphones would have to be used before we were bombarded with Dom Joly autograph requests. While that resolved the issue, we can’t say that having a 7in tablet as a phone is very practical at all.</p> <p>Sure, it’s a lot easier firing out texts and emails, but unless you feel like carrying a bag everywhere or awkwardly slipping it into your back pocket (if it fits) then there’s simply no way that the FonePad can fully replace your existing smartphone. Unless you’re comfortable wearing clown trousers in public. Much better to concentrate on the fact that you’ve got 3G for data and that you could use the FonePad as an emergency blower when your smartphone runs out of battery.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/asus-fonepad-review-phone_0.jpg?1381702444" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/asus-fonepad-review-pocket_0.jpg?1381702444" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asus FonePad Versus Google Nexus 7 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We've compared the FonePad to its vanilla Android-toting rival a lot throughout our review, and with good reason: both are 7in Asus-forged Android tablets that offer slick and powerful gaming and multitasking goodness. But while we prefer the Nexus 7’s build quality (and we suspect most die-hard Android users would rather have the stock Android experience it offers), the FonePad pips its brother to the post for two main reasons – price and expandable storage.</p> <p>RM849 will get you the 3G-ready FonePad, while you'll need to fork out over RM900 for the 3G Nexus 7. That’s a price difference that’s hard to ignore, especially when comparing two very similar devices. Yes the 3G Nexus 7 offers 32GB of storage compared to the FonePad’s 16GB, but its microSD slot negates that problem easily. If you’re happy with 16GB and a Wi-Fi only connection though then the RM899 16GB Google Nexus 7 is the way to go, but for us it is a great deal to get 3G and expandable storage for RM50 less.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-box-out-byline"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Asus FonePad’s size makes for a terrible phone. But that’s ok. We see it as a 3G tablet with optional phone abilities, should you ever need them. For a similar price to the non-3G 16GB Nexus 7, the FonePad will give you mobile data and 16GB of expandable storage, which for some is the Nexus 7’s Achilles heel.</p> <p>While its Intel innards might not score as well in benchmarks, the FonePad never left us wanting for power, handling 3D games and multitasking with ease. Despite not being the sexiest, most well-made tablet around, you'll be looking long and hard to find another 7-incher that can best it at this price point.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/asus-fonepad-vs-google-nexus-7_0.jpg?1381702444" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/asus-fonepad-review-verdict_0.jpg?1381702444" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A solid, powerful slice of Android whose 3G smarts and expandable storage are tagged with a price that’s hard to resist</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/asus/asus-fonepad/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/asus/asus-fonepad/review#comments Asus FonePad Tablets Fri, 12 Apr 2013 11:41:22 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1424262 at http://www.stuff.tv