Renews its smartphone Asus convertible tablet, the Padfone 2 with more power, better screen and more manageable
[ Milan ] Less than a year after the filing of the versatile smartphone and tablet expandable reconverted into ultrabook, Asus has decided to revive the idea with the Padfone 2. The Asus Padfone 2 is a powerful Android phone last generation with a peculiar accessory-the Padfone Station, in which ...is inserted, and it becomes a tablet. Basically it is a 10.1 inch screen and a battery that triple the autonomy of smartphone and also recharges it.
If the Padfone Original analyzed in our Videorama liked as a concept, the Padfone 2 is a successful hardware upgrade more powerful, lighter and thinner, which also has placed a pretty interesting: € 799 32GB version including the Padfone Station. That is, for the price of a high end smartphone (with that ability) you get also a tablet. If you have more budget you can opt for the 64 GB to 899 €.
In a first analysis we found a Quadcore Qualcomm processor at 1.5 GHz with 2 GB of RAM and capacities of 32 and 64GB, which are added 50GB of Asus WebStorage (Asus cloud). Integrated communications, through a microSIM, reach LTE networks (wherever they are deployed) and NFC, Bluetooth and b.
The next point, IGZO screen, stands very positively for its sharpness and brightness. 4.7-inch Super IPS technology plus a 550 nits brightness and resolution HD 720 that is protected by the new Fit Glass of Corning. Undoubtedly one of the best we've seen.
the edge image
The audiovisual section is also pretty well covered. A 13-Megapixel camera with Sony backlight technology can capture bursts of 6 fps up to 100, that is, one minute of real photographic gun. The 1080 Full HD video can fit a HD resolution of 720 to increase its speed to 60 fps and record well in slow motion. Our impression is that it has a fairly correct operation and results.
One of negative surprises has been the OS. The Padfone has Android 4 ICS and a promise to upgrade to 4.1, but our view is that we should come updated. In exchange Asus has developed its own system of handwriting recognition is also capable of operating with two different languages at once through the application SuperNote.
construction and management
The plastic body-in-white or black versions proposes a wedge design with rounded corners and beveled edges with diamond. If we add the backrest with concentric circular texture that improves grip, we find a large terminal but easy to hold and operate, which weighs just 135 grams.
la clave, electricity PadFone Station
The staff accessory 2 is its unique Padfone Station IPS screen with a docking where you connect the smartphone getting a tablet of 649 grams. By itself is useless, but once connected becomes an option intersante workspace expands to 10.1 inches and 1280 × 800 pixel resolution, and triples with 5000 mAh autonomy extras. His anchoring system-with-13-pin connector is as soft as durable and is without doubt one of the most significant improvements compared to the old model. The most spectacular is its Instant Data Broadcast technology that turns the Padfone Station to detect continuous display from the same point where it was when it worked just as smartphone. This time there is no keyboard that makes him ultrabook nor pointer stylus.
conclusions and launch
In short and waiting to try it in late December, which is when it reaches the Asus Padfone Spain-2 seems an attractive idea well executed that can fit into a user-ultra mobility and priced from 799 € - despite to be high, ends up being interesting when you consider what it really cost a smartphone and a tablet independently. Now we just have to overcome its pending Asus, being a brand better known and accessible to the public.
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