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Asus Padfone Infinity

Asus is a name synonymous with convergence. In 2011, they launched the first transformable Android tablet with a foldable detachable keyboard dock, turning it into a laptop. On the same year, Asus introduces the first Padfone that integrates a phone into a tablet. In subsequent years, they also introduced hybrid desktop device that you can detach into a tablet which runs on both Android and Windows OS.

The Asus Padfone Infinity is the third generation of the Padfone family, and has obviously undergone several improvements since the first version. (Asus has announced an updated Padfone Infinity in Sep, launch date to be advised)

What Is It?

Essentially, the Padfone is a smartphone that is capable of docking into a tablet docking station (which by itself does not run at all), allowing the user to interact with the device in a large screen.

How Is It Useful?

If you love the smartphone, but needed a larger screen, yet you do not like the hassle of synchronising multiple devices with the exact set of data and apps, then the Padfone is perfect device with no other competition in the market.

Compared to the other Android phones?

The Padfone Infinity offers a long list of customised features that enrich the multi-platform experience.

– Full HD Super IPS Display. The 5-inch 1920×1080 phone screen is beautiful and crisp. The 10.1-inch 1920×1200 tablet screen also looks bright.

– Dynamic Display. Your app can seamlessly play on as you switch from phone to tablet and vice versa, though not all apps support this.

– 13-megapixel f2.0 Sony BSI camera. For photography buffs, this spec is more that what you could ask for. The quality is on par with the top camera phones in the market. There are several shooting modes and camera effects to choose from. I find the GIF animation mode unique.

– Multiple Home Screens. Another unique feature from Asus Padfone, you can create different sets of home screens, very useful if you want your device to present different sets of apps or look. For instance, you can have a “Work” mode containing all your widgets related to work. Then when you are at home, you can have a “Home” mode to show your news widgets. And switch to “Kids” mode containing all the games before passing the device to your children for their enjoyment.

Asus WebStorage. Asus is offering free 50GB storage for 2 years in a bid to pull users away from the popular Cloud apps like Dropbox. Many Asus apps below also integrates seamlessly with WebStorage for Cloud storage.

– App Locker. When you want to prevent family members from assessing sensitive apps, use this feature.

– Asus Echo. Asus version of personal voice assistant, allowing you to command the phone to do many things, like adjusting settings, take photos, report alarm, searching for contacts.

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– Asus Studio. Asus version of Google Gallery that integrates to your Cloud gallery like Dropbox. Asus WebStorage

– Asus Story. Create photobook albums with this app.

– Asus Splendid. This app allows you to adjust the colour profile of your Padfone. A much-appreciated app for the photo-enthusiasts.

– BuddyBuzz. This app is the social feed aggregator that displays your friends’ new feeds on and

– Instant Dictionary. This feature is embedded into the OS, allowing you to translate or explain any text in any screen you are in.

– MyBitCast. This app is tha note-taking app similar to EverNote, but requires to login to Asus WebStorage account.

– Power Saver and Smart Saving. Many brands are introducing this feature in order to allow consumers to conserve battery, since many Android apps run heavily on background. Asus one offers several customisations to suit your preference.

– SuperNote. This is one of the more powerful apps offered by Asus. Write anything on the huge screen and the app shrinks and aligns in a line.

– Asus Floating Widgets. In the tablet mode, you can open up multiple floating widgets for multi-tasking.

That’s a pretty long list, eh. New users will have a good time playing out all of these features.

If it’s so amazing, why isn’t it as amazingly popular as iPhone or Samsung Galaxy?

Most people do not like the idea that tablet dock does not run on its own, so you essentially have only one working device. On top of that, the dock costs as much as a full-fledged (albeit lower spec) tablet. With that, the target market segment becomes a little smaller as compared to the mainstream products.

The Padfone is also limited by a built-in non-removable battery and no external microSD card slot. But the upcoming version of new Padfone Infinity will include a microSD slot. Yippee.

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Does It Work For Me?

2 years ago, I wrote this blog proclaiming that it was my dream came true. The original Padfone even supports a keyboard dock, essentially make the Padfone a 3-in-1 phone-tablet-laptop device.

Sad to say, the Android platform’s app development on the large screen is weak. Most of the popular apps are merely simple porting to tablet view, with huge icons or empty spaces. I was expecting the tablet to have similar look and feel as the browser equivalent. Yet when I do use the browser to access these apps, they feel sluggish and not so optimised. Also, on-screen typing on a tablet does not work for me, who prefers a hardware keyboard feel, because I have the tendency to rest my fingers on the keyboard.

Another important factor is the evolution of large-screen smartphones that seem to work rather well. Devices like Sony Xperia Z Ultra, which is a huge 6.4-inch, feels surprisingly usable. Indeed, I find surfing on a smartphone less strenuous than on a large tablet, which basically displays similar content without any major optimisation on the layout of the processor speed – unlike an ultrabook.

Perhaps thinking aloud, could a new hybrid device be looming in the horizon? A smaller-sized 6 to 7-inch smartphone dock with a detachable mini-phone just like the good old Nokia 8210? Or could Microsoft be devising their Windows Phone to be able to dock into a Windows 8-based tablet?

Asus PadFone Infinity

As of July 2023, The price of Asus PadFone Infinity in Bangladesh starts from BDT 62,900 approximately. The Smartphone has a 5.00 inch Super IPS LCD display, 2GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. It also features a 13MP primary camera and 2MP selfie camera. The Smartphone is powered by a 2400mAh battery. The available colors for this Smartphone are Titanium Gray, Champagne Gold, Hot Pink.

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Asus PadFone Infinity Price in Bangladesh July 2023

Asus PadFone Infinity price in Bangladesh is BDT. 62,900.

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Expert reviews and ratings

The PadFone Infinity is a beautiful device, well finished and largely in phase with the hybrid concept from whence it was born. Even just as a smartphone, it holds its own against its high-end competitors. A few minor issues keep it from a five-star.

Two years ago, Asus offered consumers the option to extend their smartphone experience onto a tablet with the first PadFone. The third iteration, the Asus PadFone Infinity, throws in a few significant hardware and software updates.Instead of having a.

Overall, the Padfone Infinity is a great upgrade to the Padfone 2. All the aspects of the device such as display, build, camera and the performance are great. Only few built-in apps switches to tablet mode when docked. Asus has come way ahead in the.

Asus whipped the covers off yet another smartphone-tablet hybrid, at MWC in the form of the PadFone Infinity. However, it wasn’t the features of the device, but the price point which was the main talking point. At £799. it’s pricey and our initial.

The Asus Padfone Infinity is the third-generation model of the company’s Padfone line of products. It has a Full HD display, a 13-megapixel camera and up to 64GB of internal.

Few gadgets have attracted as much derision as the Asus PadFone smartphone-tablet hybrids in recent years. However, seemingly immune to the abuse, Asus has come up with a new one. The Asus PadFone Infinity boasts fantastic specs and some truly clever.

So this is it: Asus’ latest and greatest Padfone. Far from being the joke the concept was initially seen as, Asus is serious about its tablet and accompanying slot-in phone and has re-tooled it for 4G LTE, Android 4.2 and provided it with a cracking Full.

One of this year’s MWC mega launches, the Asus Padfone Infinity. which is the anticipated Padfone 3 device. has a lot to shout.

Like its predecessors, the Padfone Infinity is a compelling product, but it’s difficult to say whether it will prove to be a hit. However, the idea of one data plan for two products is appealing, and the phone looks good as a standalone product.

By telefonino.net on July 13, 2014 88

Il Padfone Infinity di Asus con Padfone Infinity Station viene venduto in Italia, “in bundle”, al prezzo di 999 euro nella sola variante di colore: Titanium.

By frandroid.com on November 13, 2013 70

En somme, cette nouvelle version du PadFone Infinity est sans aucun doute un bon appareil. Or, il fait face à une concurrence très féroce constituée de smartphones comme les Samsung Galaxy S4, LG G2 et autre Sony Xperia Z1. Toutefois, il possède la.

By Les Numériques on August 14, 2013 80

Assurément beau, bien fini et quasi en phase avec le concept initial qui l’anime, le Padfone Infinity est également capable de tenir tête aux concurrents haut de gamme en tant que simple smartphone. Quelques désagréments l’empêchent d’atteindre la note.

By Android-mt.com on July 10, 2013 85

Asus a eu le mérite de persévérer pour son concept de smartphone qui se transforme en tablette. Le smartphone seul possède le meilleur rapport qualité/prix pour un appareil haut de gamme. Si vous n’aimez pas les appareils munis de surcouches trop.

See how amazing it is? As I said- under rated. It cant stand against the features of Samsung Galaxy S4 but certainly behaves with less lag and faster response compared to the GS4. If you talk about HTC One, well I would say HTC One is better with limited.

Phone-tablets and tablet-phones: Asus FonePad and PadFone Infinity hands-on

  • Andrew Cunningham
  • 02/26/2013 4:40 pm
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Ars at MWC 2013

Handset makers these days seem intent on blurring the line between phones and tablets, and while there are plenty of large-screened phones on the floor here at Mobile World Congress, no one is going to the lengths that is Asus. At the company’s press conference yesterday, it revealed two devices of interest: the FonePad, a 7 Android tablet that features 3G data and voice capabilities; and the PadFone Infinity, the latest iteration of their phone-and-tablet-dock concept that has been kicking around for awhile now.

We stopped by Asus’ booth to log some hands-on time with both devices. Neither has been announced for the United States just yet, but they’re likely to be a sign of things to come.

The FonePad, a tablet that’s also a phone

Let’s start with the FonePad. On its surface, it’s very much a 7 Android tablet in the style of the Nexus 7 (a comparison made all the more apt by the fact that both are made by the same company). It has a 1280×800 display and runs a lightly skinned version of Android 4.1.2—not the stock Android 4.2 experience you get on the Nexus 7, but not terribly different. Like the Nexus 7, it includes 16GB of storage and 1GB of RAM. The European model (pictured) is also missing a rear camera, something that may give you pause if you’re looking at it as a potential phone replacement (the Asian version will sport a 3MP rear camera, though).

There are three differences of note. First, of course, is the device’s signature voice calling capability—the top of the back case slides off to reveal a micro SIM slot (as well as a microSD slot, another difference from the Nexus 7), and once you’ve inserted one you can use it for data and for voice calls.

We couldn’t test call quality, of course, since Asus’ demo units didn’t include SIMs, but we will say that it feels a little silly to hold something as large as the Fonepad up to your ear. It will no doubt be a workable solution for those who value a larger screen over all else in a phone—the ever-increasing size of smartphones seems to indicate that this demographic exists—or if you use a headset for most of your calls, but as a primary phone it strikes me as just a bit too large for comfort.

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The second interesting thing about the Fonepad is that it’s got Intel inside—though not, apparently, the same Clover Trail Atom processor we reported on yesterday. Rather, it uses the Atom Z2420 that Intel unveiled at CES last month, and while Jelly Bean seemed to run well enough on it it’s certainly not Intel’s fastest Atom. The Z2420 pairs a single-core 1.2GHz Hyperthreading-enabled Atom with a PowerVR SGX 540 GPU, the latter of which is even a bit slower than the GPU used in the Nexus 7’s Tegra 3. It’s also almost certain to be using and Intel modem—whether the older XMM 6260 or the newer 6360 isn’t clear—but either way this means it won’t support LTE.

And, finally, we get to the build quality—the Nexus 7 is made mostly of plastic, and while for a 200 tablet it doesn’t feel terribly cheap, it’s also not the sturdiest thing in the world (the back of my own Nexus 7 has been known to come loose from the front if it falls off the bed, and while it snaps back together easily it doesn’t inspire a ton of confidence). The Fonepad, by contrast, has a slightly rounded, smooth metal back that feels nice to hold. Whether it stays together better than my Nexus 7 is hard to divine from using the tablet for 15 minutes, but it does feel a little better.

There’s no word on US availability for the FonePad, but it should be available in Asia for 249 in March and in Europe for €219 in April.

The PadFone Infinity, a phone that turns into a tablet

Asus’ PadFone product line isn’t new, but the PadFone Infinity updates the hardware to bring it in line with the rest of the high-end Android competition.

It starts with the phone, which even by itself is a relatively impressive handset. Like other high-end Android phones of late, it includes a 5 1080p IPS display, a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 SoC, and 2GB of RAM. It’s also got either 32 or 64GB of storage, a 13MP rear camera, a 2MP front camera, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, dual-Band Wi-Fi, and LTE support, all packed into a five ounce, 0.35 thick package.

The phone has a lightly curved, brushed metal back and feels pretty good to hold. We weren’t able to run our standard suite of benchmarks on the phone (or perform any battery life tests, given how power-hungry some of these quad-core 1080p phones are), but Asus’ skinned Android install ran smoothly and without issues (Asus’ presentation and spec sheet lists Android 4.2, though the devices themselves appear to be running Android 4.1.2—we’ll give Asus the benefit of the doubt and assume the update will be available by the time the device launches). By itself it would be a fairly impressive high-end Android phone along the lines of other high-end Android phones we’ve been seeing lately.

Where the PadFone Infinity differs, of course, is in its tablet shell. I call it a shell because there’s really not a lot in it—a 10.1 1920×1200 display, a battery that can recharge and extend the phone’s talk time, a front-facing 1MP camera, and some extra internal antennae. All of the heavy lifting is done by the phone—the tablet uses the same storage, internals, connectivity interfaces, and camera, and therein lies the appeal of the device. If you have issues keeping your phone and tablet in sync with one another, just fold them into the same device.

Depending on how you hold your tablet, the PadFone in tablet mode can be a bit uncomfortable—the back of the tablet is a nice, smooth metal, but there’s a bulge in the center for the cradle where the phone is inserted that might get in your way if you hand reaches the center of your tablet to hold it. The phone does seem to fit pretty securely in the tablet-dock, though, and while there’s no physical latch or anything that keeps the phone in place, we wouldn’t be too worried about it falling out on accident.

There are two potential issues with the PadFone, which launches in Europe in April: the first, for many, will be its price tag of €999, or just over 1,300—roughly commensurate with what you’d pay for an unlocked iPhone and an iPad; that combination would include a whole lot of hardware that Asus simply doesn’t have to pay for in the tablet part of the PadFone.

The second is the downside of having two devices in one—if you find one of the two to be in some way deficient, you’ve got to replace both to get something new. There are probably people for whom this model make sense, surely, but at least for my part I can say that I’d rather replace each on its own schedule.

As with the FonePad, we don’t yet have information about US availability for the PadFone, but we’ll keep our ears to the ground.

What’s in a name?

We’d be remiss if we didn’t say something about the names. While at first glance the FonePad name makes sense as a play on the existing PadFone brand, after some time spent writing and talking about them it’s far too easy to get them confused—if you mention PadFone or FonePad to someone, it’s a near-certainty that you’ll have to clarify whether you’re talking about the phone-tablet or the phone-and-tablet dock, since the person being spoken to is unlikely to know which you mean without additional context (and there’s a chance that the speaker may be mixing them up anyway).

This will undoubtedly be a minor point for some, but the potential for confusion strikes us as high—staying with the existing PadFone name and tacking a 7 onto the end to refer to the screen size may have been a safer approach. In either case, Asus continues to put together interesting hardware—both of these products will undoubtedly serve niches rather than a mass market, but they should serve those niches well.