Asus Fonepad Unboxing

Posted on 26 April 2013, Last updated on 26 April 2013 by

The Asus Fonepad arrived this morning and the unboxing video is already up.


Apart from a casing that wasn’t properly seated, everything seems to be working well and it confirms that the Asus Fonepad is excellent value. I’ll be doing comparisons with my 2+ year old Galaxy Tab to see how far the tablet space has come in that time. The Fonepad is running on an Intel Atom x86 CPU for a start! Prices have come down dramatically , the software has improved and screens are much better.

In order to give the keyboard a good test I’m writing this in WordPress for Android. Initial impressions are that the Galaxy Tab was more accurate but there are a lot of OSK options to be tested first. One thing that won’t improve is the effect that the bevelled edges have on comfort. The Galaxy Tab was much better.


Feel free to ask questions below.

7 Comments For This Post

  1. Steve Chippy Paine says:

    Did 7hrs of testing today. First impressions soon.

  2. Mike Cane says:

    What’s the AnTuTu score? And in your next post cite the basic specs, which are absent here.

  3. hakim says:

    hi steve, what about reading a PDF file using fonepad? is the text clear enough?

  4. Steve Chippy Paine says:

    Full page fine PDF on fonepad. Not quite readable in portrait.

    In portrait, not really good with full page and fine PDF print. Landscape is good though.

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