Asus FonePad Infinity Review



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Asus have cranked up the quality and performance over their phone- PadFone Infinity. It is one of the most under rated phones ever manufactured. With the big names of Apple, Samsung, HTC and Nokia no one really considers Asus but they do brilliant things with so less. It features pretty awesome stuff, it has a 5 inch full HD display, a 13MP camera (primary), Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 and loads more. But they really work together? Read on.


Design

The Asus FonePad Infinity has one of the highest quality in built on a smart phone. It takes the premium feeling aluminium for its body and gives the consumer that little wow factor when they hold it. The looks are striking because the phone just shines through but the basic structure is pretty average. For a phone this big, it is fairly light- it weighs just about 143 grams. It is easily held in one hand but you cannot use that single hand for operation. It comes in 3 colours: Silver, Gold and Pink. Silver is the most smashing one.

Display

Like we mentioned earlier, the Asus FonePad Infinity has a full HD 1080p display. It is really dense and actually shows the full HD videos flawlessly. With the dense pixel density of 441 ppi you got no pixilation whatsoever. The icons and the wallpapers and just so well detailed it actually mesmerises you. it is up there with the stunning displays of HTC One and Galaxy S4. It no doubt has got excellent viewing angles and deep black levels to go with.

Camera

Okay so the camera on the rear is a 13MP one. The number dose not really matter, a lot depends on how the actual lens is. This one is kind of okay, it takes averagely detailed photo when it comes to macro shots. Normal landscape shots come nice in good lighting. But even the low light capabilities are surprisingly good. The front camera does a fine job too. It has a 2MP sensor. Both the cameras are capable of shooting full HD videos which look pretty cool. It has the usual HDR mode and the panorama too.

Software

So currently the Asus FonePad Infinity has Android v4.1.2 Jelly Bean and it is still in question if it will get the 4.3 version update. The version it does run is quiet cool, easy to get through it. With Asus’s homemade interface it is quiet nice. But it lacks those certain features you might get on the Samsung Galaxy S4 or HTC One but that also makes it lot lighter and smoother to go through. Pretty cool actually.

Performance

Asus FonePad Infinity has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor which is a Quad Core chip clocked at 1.7 GHz, awfully fast. It does respond like you are on a supercomputer only difference- you are holding it in your hand. Benchmark scores reveal it is NOT as fast as Samsung Galaxy S4 though. It has a massive 2GB of RAM too hence better multitasking. You don’t have expandable memory but have options for sufficient internal memory- 32GB or 64GB. NFC sees the light on this phone along with microUSB and Bluetooth.

Final Thoughts

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 good features and the built missing on GS4 and being better than Asus FonePad Infinity.

GENERAL2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G NetworkHSDPA 900 / 2100
4G NetworkLTE 800 / 1800 / 2600 / 2100
SIMNano-SIM
Announced2013, February
StatusAvailable. Released 2013, April
BODYDimensions143.5 x 72.8 x 8.9 mm (5.65 x 2.87 x 0.35 in)
Weight141 g (4.97 oz)
– Padfone Station with 10.1 inches IPS display, 1920 x 1200 pixels, 5000 mAh battery, 1 MP front camera. 264.6 x 181.6 x 10.7mm, 530g.
DISPLAYTypeSuper IPS+ LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.0 inches (~441 ppi pixel density)
MultitouchYes, up to 10 fingers
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass
SOUNDAlert typesVibration, MP3 ringtones
LoudspeakerYes
3.5mm jackYes
MEMORYCard slotNo
Internal32/64 GB, 2 GB RAM
DATAGPRSClass 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
EDGEClass 10, 236.8 kbps
SpeedDC-HSPA+, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot
BluetoothYes, v4.0 with A2DP
NFCYes
USBYes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB Host
CAMERAPrimary13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
FeaturesGeo-tagging, touch focus, face detection
VideoYes, 1080p@30fps
SecondaryYes, 2 MP, 1080p@30fps
FEATURESOSAndroid OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
ChipsetQualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600
CPUQuad-core 1.7 GHz Krait
GPUAdreno 320
SensorsAccelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
BrowserHTML5
RadioFM radio
GPSYes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
JavaYes, via Java MIDP emulator
ColorsTitanium Gray, Champagne Gold, Hot Pink
– SNS integration
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
– ASUS WebStorage (50 GB storage)
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
– MP4/H.264/H.263 player
– Organizer
– Document viewer
– Photo viewer/editor
– Voice memo/dial
– Predictive text input (Swype)
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 2400 mAh battery
Stand-byUp to 410 h
Talk timeUp to 19 h



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Author: Sinha

Passion and Inspiration drives my life and I get them both from technology. Getting to write about it is an absolute bliss. The bliss comes from people reading what you want to convey. There is nothing better for a person than his views to be heard. I am a music, tv shows, movies and technological enthusiast.

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