Specs summary

Screen
4.7"

The Asus PadFone 2's screen is 4.7 inches with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.5 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Krait Quad core 1.5 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (Update Available: 4.4 KitKat) operating system (OS).

Camera
13+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
16/32/64 GB

Internal memory is 16/32/64 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
2140mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2140 mAh battery. Asus's performance ratings are 14 days standby time, 680 minutes (2G), 960 minutes (3G).



For someone who wants both a decent quality smartphone, and a 10-inch Android tablet the Padfone 2 represents good value for money.

- Richard Devine , Android Community 


An impressive feat, then, but the Padfone 2 isn’t quite there yet.

- Ced Yuen , What Hi-Fi 

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Android Community

You're getting both a decent 10-inch Android tablet and an excellent Android smartphone

from Android Community

I'm still not sold on 10-inch Android tablets, but that's just me. Some people are, and the Padfone 2 offers a great way to get into that space. The UK price is currently around the £600 mark, which is a lot of money -- around US$1000, in fact. But you're getting both a decent 10-inch Andro...More

I'm still not sold on 10-inch Android tablets, but that's just me. Some people are, and the Padfone 2 offers a great way to get into that space. The UK price is currently around the £600 mark, which is a lot of money -- around US$1000, in fact. But you're getting both a decent 10-inch Android tablet and an excellent Android smartphone. I've always been intrigued by the idea of the Padfone, and considering ASUS generally doesn't do phones, it's done really, really well. I love the smartphone part of the Padfone 2.

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ITProPortal

A great idea, and one that’s mostly well-executed

from ITProPortal

The Padfone 2 is a great idea, and one that’s mostly well-executed. There are definite advantages to having phone and tablet share a single set of apps and the same storage space, and – in theory – it makes sense not to double up on processing power, storage and cameras with discrete devices.

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The Padfone 2 is a great idea, and one that’s mostly well-executed. There are definite advantages to having phone and tablet share a single set of apps and the same storage space, and – in theory – it makes sense not to double up on processing power, storage and cameras with discrete devices.

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The Register

The PadFone is such a good idea you wonder why nobody thought of it before

from The Register

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....

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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 convenience.

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The Inquirer

An average smartphone that transforms into an average tablet

from The Inquirer

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...More

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 performance.

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What Hi-Fi

The performance glitches are worrying

from What Hi-Fi

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....

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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 later in the year, it might be worth waiting to see if Asus can better equip the Padfone with this model.

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Pocket-lint

It's a nice enough smartphone with competitive performance, but there are a number of compromises you have to live with

from Pocket-lint

The more we’ve lived with the Padfone 2, the more apparent it has become that for every highlight, there’s a simple, regular solution. That leaves the Padfone 2 in something of a tricky situation. It’s well engineered, it’s almost priced right, but you walk away without a...More

The more we’ve lived with the Padfone 2, the more apparent it has become that for every highlight, there’s a simple, regular solution. That leaves the Padfone 2 in something of a tricky situation. It’s well engineered, it’s almost priced right, but you walk away without a hero handset or a hero tablet. You don’t get the both of best worlds, you get something in the middle: a compromise.

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date March 12, 2013
Regions available United Kindom
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
900/2100 MHz
LTE
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Micro-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (Update Available: 4.4 KitKat)

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Krait Quad core 1.5 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 16/32/64 GB
RAM 2 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.413 W/kg
Body: 1.16 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2140 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time 458 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 500 minutes
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time 680 minutes
3G Talk Time Up to: 960 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 14 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 13.8 x 6.9 x 0.9 cm (5.4 x 2.7 x 0.4 in)
Weight 135 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density 312 pixels
Size 4.7 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
13+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Panorama, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, WMA Pro, WMA, WAV, OGG, AMR-NB
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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