MWC 2012 – Asus Padfone hands on review
Asus Padfone – the tablet
Slot the phone into the rear compartment on the 10.1in tablet – known as the Padfone Station – and a reassuring buzz comes to your fingertips. But the real buzz is now having a powerful tablet at your disposal, one that’s charging your phone from its own cells. If we were feeling uncharitable, we’d point out that the compartment door feels too flimsy, but once clicked shut, it’s sturdy enough. It does mean the tablet is blighted by an unsightly bulge that makes portrait use feel unbalanced and stops the slate lying steadily on a surface when laid flat. Cleverly, though, the Padfone Station’s rear camera is simply an aperture for the Padfone’s own 8MP rear-facing snapper.