Asus PadFone mini Specifications and Review

Asus PadFone mini Specifications


Asus Padfone mini comes in the smaller version of the featured two-in-one device series of the Taiwanese manufacturer. Following this concept of variation Asus has brought two similar variants of its Padfone mini. Here we have another mini which is powered with a Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400 chipset instead of Intel Atom Z2560. This version of mini while copying the most yet remains different from its other counterpart. Here is a brief account of the features and specs of the Padfone mini to elaborate its differences and similarities along with highlighting the key features.

The design on Padfone mini is made quite portable with 4.3-inch smartphone and 7-inch tablet Padfone Station. On measurement, its smartphone comes in the dimensions of 129.3 x 65.6 x 8.7 mm and in the weight of 105 g. While its 7-inch Station measures in 199.9 x 119.5 x 11.8-17.7 mm dimension and 310 g weight.

The 4.3-inch screen of Padfone mini is a Super IPS LCD which offers 16M colors and 540 x 960 pixels resolution. Though it’s not ideal still it sounds good on its smaller screen. It also equals pixel density of 256 ppi. While on the Padfone Station the 7-inch display is the similar screen with larger 800×1280 pixel resolution. Along with these its screen is a capacitive touchscreen with multi-touch feature enabled.

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Its internal specs make it a good smartphone with Padfone Station in its considered range. The processer on the Padfone mini is a Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A7. It is also companied by 1GB of RAM and Adreno 305 GPU. Along with these it comes with 16GB of internal storage which can be boosted up to 64 GB using a microSD card.

The camera on Padfone mini is an autofocus 8MP lens on back with LED flash. It can capture quite clear images with 3264 x 2448 pixels resolution and other camera functions. The front camera is kept usual with 2MP sensor. It is also powered with a Li-Po 1500 mAh battery on its smartphone and a 2200 mAh battery on the tablet Station.


General Features of Asus PadFone mini
 
Networks Supported 2G Enabled, 3G Enabled
Technology 2G Network :: GSM 850 – 900 – 1800 – 1900
3G Network :: HSDPA 850 – 900 – 1900 – 2100
Operating System Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean)
SIM Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8226
Processing Quad-core 1.4 GHz
Graphics
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Announced 2013, December
Status Coming soon
Manufacturer Asus
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Body
 
Dimensions (WxDxH) 129.3 x 65.6 x 8.7 mm (5.09 x 2.58 x 0.34 in)
Weight 105 g (3.70 oz)
Colors Available Titanium Black, Platinum White, Soft Pink
Display
 
Type Super IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 540 x 960 pixels, 4.3 inches (~256 ppi pixel density)
Touch Screen Yes
Protection
Sound
 
Alert Types Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
Memory
 
Card Slots microSD, up to 64 GB
Internal 16 GB, 1 GB RAM
Data & Communications
 
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
Speed HSDPA, HSUPA
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browsers HTML5
Radio TBD
GPS & Navigation Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP
USB microUSB v2.0
Camera
 
Resolution 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection
Video Yes
Battery
 
Type Li-Po 1500 mAh battery
Stand By Up to 114 h (2G) / Up to 114 h (3G)
Talk Time Up to 114 h (2G) / Up to 114 h (3G)
Music Play

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