ASUS is one of the few manufacturers of portable which develops revolutionary technologies and products. In 2011, the Taiwanese manufacturer has revolutionized the tablet market with the ASUS Transformer. When the big players were launching the Apple tablet, ASUS said to be with tassel and launched a hybrid tablet that can connect to a physical keyboard and became a mini-laptop. Have greater autonomy, offering more ports and the physical keyboard was ideal for quick editing.
The product was very popular, and in 2012 ASUS launched new models, some more efficient than others, with different specifications.
From Transformer, ASUS launched PadFone, a hybrid. Rather, it was a gadget ASUS PadFone 3-in-1: smartphone, tablet, mini laptop. The first generation was announced in autumn 2011, and appeared on the market in 2012. The product was not perfect but was praised for innovation and the experience offered.
So far, ASUS remains the only manufacturer to develop this portable gadget and reached the second generation. ASUS PadFone 2 was officially launched last fall.
As the first generation, the "brain" of the gadget is the smartphone. It comes with a configuration more powerful than the first generation, based on a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Krait at 1.5GHz Pro video card Adreno 320, 2GB RAM and 16GB/32GB/64GB of storage. The new PadFone comes with a 4.7-inch display, HD with 1280 x 720 resolution, Super IPS and Corning Glass. The images are clear with bright colors and shiny. Brightness was evaluated in 550 cd/m2. In other words, it is a powerful smartphone that can compete with all the top models on the market.
It is clear that ASUS PadFone 2 is superior to the first generation and I mean on both the outward appearance and the configuration. The tablet also comes with a 10.1 inch screen and 1280 x 800 resolution, but has undergone notable changes.
The tablet and smartphone are constructed of quality materials, well made and with a stylish finish, having a solid structure. Keeping the effect of concentric circles on the back cover of the phone, which provides better adhesion to use.
The smartphone thickness is only 9 mm and a weight of only 135 grams. Together with the tablet weighs 649 grams the whole system, even less than an iPad in the 4th generation.
Clamping system, ports, communications, camera.
Switching from smartphone to tablet can be very easily done by introducing a mobile terminal slot behind the tablet. You do not have to turn off your phone but to connect the transition from 4.7-inch display on the 10.1 inch which is quick and allows you to continue working without losing any open applications.
Regarding ports, ASUS PadFone 2 comes equipped with a 3.5 mm audio jack, SIM Nano, ASUS 13-pin dock connector (supports Micro-USB 2.0 Host). On the right side of the phone are the volume buttons and the power. To the communication part stands very well, PadFone 2 benefiting from wireless 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, 3G and 4G.
Another notable thing back into the camera. It has 13 MP, Auto Focus, Aperture F2.4, 5 elements in the lens. What you must remember is that it makes better pictures than the first PadFone.
ASUS PadFone 2 is running on Android 4.0. Taiwanese manufacturer announced that it will switch to 4.1, but did not say the date. Until then, enjoy Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. ASUS has not intervened heavily in customizing the operating system. Introduced just SuperNote, an application for taking notes, and WebStorage, ASUS 50GB cloud free for 2 years. Many more features have been adapted for PadFone 2. For example, you'll see the charge status of the battery and details about the docking.
Range is pretty good, even beyond my expectations, which ensures a battery of 2140mAh Li-Polymer. The tablet comes with a battery that can power 19 Whr/5000 mAh and thus enjoy greater autonomy. In heavy-duty, ASUS PadFone 2 was pretty good of about 16 hours, as long as the manufacturer says that resists 3G calls.
ASUS PadFone 2 is on track. At a reasonable price you have the opportunity to buy a smartphone and a tablet, you can even use a single data plan.