Get to know how much is the ASUS Padfone 2 with this ASUS Padfone 2 price and specs review. ASUS PadFone 2, a smartphone with a tablet which was released this mid-October in an event launch in Taiwan. The tablet is now getting praises from both consumers and industry. Get a quick snapshot on what ASUS Padfone 2 is all about and how much does it cost.
- Tablet Wars: Will Hybrids Like ASUS PadFone 2 Stand Out?
- What is ASUS PadFone 2?
- ASUS PadFone 2 Specs
- ASUS PadFone 2 Price and Availability
Tablet Wars: Will Hybrids Like ASUS PadFone 2 Stand Out?
ASUS PadFone 2 is Smartphone-Tablet Hybrid Device.
The Post-Pc Era has begun a long time ago. The tablet wars started since the release of the phenomenal iPad last 2010. Today, we are still in the age of hybrids- half smart phone, half tablet. As statistics would say, to fit in the criteria of Smart phones, the screen of the device snuggly goes up to 4 inches and for it to be a tablet, the Screen should not fall short to 10 or 9 inches. Hybrids in turn fall into measurements that go from 5 inches to 8 inches and of course, it does both the job smart phones and tablets. Somewhere in this sea of devices, some could not fit in to be in any of these categories so they set out to be a device of their own.
Over the seasons, Samsung set waves and surged on with its impressive devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note and Galaxy Tab that were surely packed with features and pretty much overrun any would be device. The competition goes on and computer manufacturers did try to slip in just like Asus.
Asus is widely known as a Taiwanese company that produces components for other manufacturers as well as jumping in the bandwagon and produced motherboards, desktops, monitors and seasonal tablet PC’s and of course, mobile phones. Recently, this audacious group released a hybrid of its own. It was called the Padfone. Little was known about this device since most of the populace was engrossed with their shiny Galaxy devices and Apple products.
What is ASUS PadFone 2?
So, what is the Asus Padfone? This ingeniously designed hybrid is technically and physically a hybrid in every way. An earlier version of this gadget was released in the middle of the second quarter this year and its next installment was just released back in the middle of October, called the Padfone 2.
ASUS Padfone 2 comprises of a 4.7 inch main phone and a companion tablet dock that performs as one. Basically, the phone is stand-alone device with impressive specifications that are said to even match those that of the key players in the market. The Tablet on the other hand is basically a dummy device but once the two devices are connected, the performance of this device is massively improved.
Battery life with the phone alone is as follows: 3G talk time of 16 hours, browsing of 13 hours, video playback of 9 hours and 3G standby of 2 weeks. When the phone is said to have been docked, the standby time is increased to a whopping six (6) weeks.
The camera is reputed to be besting the Galaxy S3’s, featuring 13MP with 6fps for 100 continuous shots and 720p video recording at 60fps. The 10.1 inch Docking Tablet sports a 1 MP front-facing camera. There were also theatrical infusions with its sound, boasting of Asus’ Sonic Master technology backed-up by a featured application for this hardware. Handwriting recognition is also at par with another Samsung product; the Galaxy note.
Surfacing as well is the cloud storage for Asus that comes with this device. It is reported to come with 50 GB worth of cloud storage for 2 years. Options for the internal storage of the Padfone ranges up to 64 GB also. Additional accessories for this device include the docking keyboard which is similar with the Asus Tranformer’s keyboard.
ASUS PadFone 2 Specs
- OS: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, upgradable to Android 4.1 JellyBean
- Display: 4.7-inch Super IPS+ capacitive panel, 1280 x 720 HD resolution
- Processor: 1.5GHz quad-core S4 Snapdragon processor
- Memory: 2GB RAM, 16GB/32GB/64GB internal memory, microSD capability unconfirmed
- Camera: 13MP rear camera, 1080p full HD video at 30fps or 720p HD footage at 60fps, 1.2MP front
- Connectivity: WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth, NFC, LTE
- Battery: 2,140mAh Li-ion
ASUS PadFone 2 Price and Availability
Price conversion marks ASUS PadFone 2 with a price of PHP 42,850+ for the 32GB variant in the Philippines, which is about USD $1050+. Expect ASUS PadFone 2 to be available on your local online store.
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