- Richard Devine , Android Community
For someone who wants both a decent quality smartphone, and a 10-inch Android tablet the Padfone 2 represents good value for money.
- Ced Yuen , What Hi-Fi
An impressive feat, then, but the Padfone 2 isn’t quite there yet.
Reviews (6.5/10 Avg. rating)
You're getting both a decent 10-inch Android tablet and an excellent Android smartphone
A great idea, and one that’s mostly well-executed
The PadFone is such a good idea you wonder why nobody thought of it before
The PadFone is such a good idea you wonder why nobody thought of it before. Despite the lack of storage expansion, the benefits of having a phone with an optional ten-inch screen and a reserve battery are obvious, while the handset itself is every bit as good as the Nexus 4. Better in some ways.
The price isn’t exorbitant, either. If you opted for the most affordable Android alternatives - the 16GB Nexus 4 and the Asus MeMo Pad 10 - you would still be looking at around £530 but with 16GB less storage in the phone, a less powerful chipset in your tablet and a lot less con... Full review
An average smartphone that transforms into an average tablet
The Padfone 2 is an interesting concept that does undeniably have some attractions. Chief of these is the ability for companies to save money offering their employees a work business phone and tablet while only paying for one data plan.
However, this initial promise is let down by the tablet's hefty £600 price. By pricing the device so high, Asus has diminished the Padfone's affordability, such that for the same price businesses or employees could buy a Nexus 10 or Nexus 7 tablet plus a Nexus 4 smartphone - standalone products that offer equal, if not slightly superior perf... Full review
The performance glitches are worrying
As we said, battery life is a big plus when considering the Padfone 2. The duo give around two days of normal use watching movies, playing Android games, messaging and making calls.
In fact, if the Padfone 2 were cheaper we’d be much more enamoured of it. As it is, £600 for the pair could buy a smartphone and tablet with far superior multimedia capabilities and more premium build. As the Station uses fewer parts than a whole new device, we’re surprised Asus hasn’t been able to pass on any savings.
The shared data plan will appeal to some but with the Padfone Infinity due... Full review
It's a nice enough smartphone with competitive performance, but there are a number of compromises you have to live with
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- Asus PadFone 2 Manual (PDF)
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