Asus Fonepad Review–Phone-Capable Droid Tablet Powered By Intel Atom For PHP 15k

Asus Fonepad Review–Phone-Capable Droid Tablet Powered By Intel Atom For PHP 15k
June 10 21:50 2013 Print This Article


When Asus Philippines introduced the Fonepad a few weeks ago, we admit we were a bit skeptical about the Single-Core 1.6Ghz Atom processor mounted inside. After all, in the ARM Android world, Quad-Core processors were the norm. After hearing all of the supposed positives from both Asus and Intel’s staff though, we actually got more curious. Is the x86 architecture CPU (with Hyperthreading) really as optimized and battery-saving as they say it is? Is the Taiwanese company’s first phone-capable tablet good enough to put in the hands of traditional phone-sized users? Thankfully we didn’t have to wait long to find out. As it turns out we’ve managed to borrow a review unit at the event and immediately started to see what the tablet/phone can do – and we have those results for you here in our video review. Suffice to say, the results are surprising.



Asus Fonepad 8GB / 32GB – PHP 11,995 / 14,995

  • 1.2Ghz / 1.6Ghz Intel Atom with Hyperthreading
  • 7.0” 1280×800 IPS Display
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • Phone-capable MicroSIM 3G / HSPA+
  • 3MP Camera, 1.2MP Front
  • 1GB RAM, 8GB / 32GB ROM, MicroSD
  • 4,270mAh Battery


And there you have it folks! A very interesting tablet indeed. This definitely sets an bar for phone-capable 7” devices in the future, especially since the competition tends to be more expensive and have slower ARM Dual-Core chips inside. Either way, if you’re in the market for a calling and texting tablet all-in-one, check out the Asus Fonepad at your nearest retailers to see if its for you!



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  1. julius
    October 23, 20:32 #1 julius

    how about the games? cn it handle high graphics like dead trigger or iron man3?

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    • panzerpuff
      October 28, 16:02 panzerpuff Author

      Hi there! We uploaded an extensive gaming test video on our YouTube channel for the Asus Fonepad. Check it out here:

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