Conclusion: The Asus PadFone is the first attempt to bring to life an exciting idea. The idea of having just one device powering your computing needs. And we love that notion. Despite what Asus achieved with the PadFone, this attempt alone is worth applause - it creates a category of its own.
Pros: Brings a brave idea to reality, Zen design on PadFone looks and feels top notch, Solid performance on both phone and station, snappy switching between the two
Cons: Tablet is way too bulky, Overpriced, Pen stylus might not be such a good idea
Excerpt: Until I held it my hands, I almost didn't believe it was a real product. The Asus PadFone has been shown a number of different times over the last 12 months , and though it's finally available in Taiwan after a big reveal at Mobile World Congress, the bizarre transforming device remains a bit of a...
Pros: Fantastic modular design concept, Great performance in phone mode, Lots of useful accessories, Incredible battery life
Cons: Tablet performance is lacking, Unremarkable displays, Ecosystem quickly gets heavy and cumbersome
Excerpt: The ASUS PadFone is a highly versatile hybrid smartphone that can transform into a tablet and even a netbook when docked with the PadFone Station and Station Dock respectively. Is the all-in-one package a viable option in a market dominated by slim and lightweight devices? Read on to find out.
Pros: Great overall performance, Good design and handling, Beautiful Super AMOLED display
Cons: Back cover gets warm easily, Camera performance not up to expectations, Accessories not very practical
Summary: Asus may be onto something with the PadFone, and for a first generation product, it’s not a bad idea. That said, it’s certainly not for everyone, and we’d probably wait for a second-generation before ultimately deciding.
Pros: Great battery life, Cool concept, Comes with a combined Bluetooth headset and stylus
Cons: Feels cheap, Two different types of charge port: one for the phone (microUSB), one for the tablet (Asus proprietary), Tablet requires the phone to work, Tablet is very heavy, Holding a stylus up to your ear makes you look insane
Asus PadFone: smartphone, tablet y netbook a la vez
24 November 2012
Excerpt: Tras su tablet Transformer, parece que Asus tiene claro que el futuro pasa por la modularidad, y en este caso la lleva a su máximo nivel, con un smartphone acompañado de accesorios que lo convierten en tablet y netbook
Pros: Su elevada autonomía, especialmente con el PadFone Station, y altas prestaciones, sobre todo funcionando como teléfono., El nivel de modularidad que ofrece
Cons: El rendimiento en modo tableta no está a la altura de otros modelos., El sistema de cambio de pantalla de teléfono a tablet no es soportado por la mayoría de las aplicaciones., Buen concepto, pero aún tiene que evolucionar