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Asus PadFone X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 reviews of Asus PadFone X. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and size. The performance and design are also appreciated. There are some less positive reviews about the reception and reliability. There are some mixed comments about the battery and portability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Asus PadFone X is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Asus PadFone X

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 user reviews of Asus PadFone X from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the battery and size. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the portability. Some have doubts about the reception and reliability.

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reliability, reception

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS PadFone X, Black 16GB (AT&T)ASUS PadFone X, Black 16GB (AT&T)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Asus PadFone X

 

When I first looked at it, the skeptic in me remained unconvinced. It's too clunky. It bulges in the back. And at $200 on-contract (or $550 without), it seemed better to invest in a single top-tier tablet or handset, rather than settle for two...

AT&T's Asus PadFone X has a fast quad-core processor, a capable 13-megapixel camera, and it can dock into a 9-inch tablet that doubles as a charger.

When combined, the PadFone X has a clunky design and its rear-camera loses a few some of its features. The device also comes with a lot of bloatware and a nonremovable battery.

Though it has last year's specs, the PadFone X marries two mobile devices into one convenient form at an affordable price.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Lynn La (cnet.com)

Asus PadFone X (AT&T) review: Unique two-in-one hybrid proves to be more than a gimmick

 

Other than its predecessors , there's nothing quite like the Asus PadFone X. As a smartphone- tablet (and sometimes even laptop!) hybrid, it is an amalgamation of two devices aiming to give users the most seamless and efficient mobile experience.

AT&T's Asus PadFone X has a fast quad-core processor, a capable 13-megapixel camera, and it can dock into a 9-inch tablet that doubles as a charger.

When combined, the PadFone X has a clunky design and its rear-camera loses a few some of its features. The device also comes with a lot of bloatware and a nonremovable battery.

Though it has last year's specs, the PadFone X marries two mobile devices into one convenient form at an affordable price.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Asus PadFone X review: Like no other

 

The Asus PadFone X for AT&T is the Taiwanese manufacturer's first offering from the family of hybrid devices to officially hit the US market. Announced during this year's CES in Las Vegas, the device consists of a high-end Android handset and a tablet...

5" Super IPS+ display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels ; Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Asus Zen UI out of the box ; 2.3GHz quad-core CPU; Adreno 330 GPU; Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC; 2GB RAM ; 13MP PixelMaster camera with 4K video recording and LED...

Not the best looking handset around ; Rather late to hit the market (six months after the product announcement) ; No IR blaster ; Tablet has huge bezels ; Heavy in tablet mode

The Asus PadFone X is one of the best-rounded high-end propositions available in the Android realm at the moment. It skillfully blends a powerful chipset, a good display, and a capable camera into a solidly built package, thus offering a mighty good...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Velazco (engadget.com)

ASUS Padfone X review: A phone to replace your tablet? Not quite.

 

I doubt ASUS knew it was carving out a place in Android history when it revealed the first Padfone back in 2011. That's not just because it starred in an

Good display quality on both the phone and tablet ; Ample horsepower ; On-contract price is just right

Switching between phone and tablet modes can be awkward ; Uninspired, clunky design ; Speaker quality leaves much to be desired

ASUS' Padfone X promises seamless switching between phone and tablet modes, but the company's execution doesn't live up to expectations. While some might like the curious combo for its low price tag, most people would be better served by two separate...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Dan Howley (laptopmag.com)

ASUS PadFone X (AT&T) Review

 

ASUS' PadFone X is an innovative and affordable hybrid that doubles as smartphone and tablet, but it's better in the former mode.

Combines two devices in one; Impressive value; Slick Dynamic Display feature; Above average tablet battery life; Strong performance

Below-average smartphone battery life; Bezel on tablet too large; Performance trails flagship Android devices

ASUS' PadFone X is an innovative and affordable hybrid that doubles as smartphone and tablet, but it's better in the former mode.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Eugene Kim (pcmag.com)

Asus PadFone X (AT&T)

 

While not a perfect union, the modular Asus PadFone X offers a compelling smartphone and tablet combo for the price of a typical smartphone alone.

Tablet dock included in base price. Nice full-HD display on phone and tablet. Good overall performance. Quick and easy transition from phone to tablet

Unexciting smartphone design, and clunky as a tablet. Performance lag in tablet mode

Asus has been trying to nail down the modular mobile device for some time now, but the PadFone X is the first iteration of the company's tablet-smartphone hybrid to reach the U.S. Was it worth the wait? In the age of digital omnivorism, yes, but with...

May, 2014

Expert review by: John V. (phonearena.com)

Asus PadFone X Review

 

Although it's a smartphone at its core, the Asus PadFone X is unique for its ability to instantly transform into a versatile 9-inch tablet – giving it a useful dual-functionaly, which is undoubtedly its key selling point. Before its anticipated release...

You get a smartphone & tablet combo for $200 on-contract ; Display produces some of the most accurate colors ; Processor might be “old”, but it’s still delivers a peppy performance ; Fast snapping camera that takes good looking photos

Design of both the smartphone and tablet is uninspiring ; Camera photos lack detail ; Call quality is a bit on the challenging side ; 4K video recording quality is very choppy

2-in-1 devices are undoubtedly useful, seeing that it eliminates the need to purchase two different things. As a phone, the Asus PadFone X can’t stack up against the sluggers in the space at the moment, it just can’t. Furthermore, this combinational...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Anndrew Vacca (androidcentral.com)

Asus PadFone X review

 

The PadFone X is finally here, and it may just be the best bang for your buck on the market today. It's finally here. After what seems like an eternity of waiting with baited breath, the Asus PadFone X has finally arrived on AT&T shelves and, in large...

The PadFone X is finally here, and it may just be the best bang for your buck on the market today. It’s finally here. After what seems like an eternity of waiting with baited breath, the Asus PadFone X has finally arrived on AT&T shelves and, in large...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Eric M. Zeman (phonescoop.com)

Review: Asus PadFone X for AT&T

 

Asus' hybrid Android smartphone-tablet is an interesting device. It tries to be two things at once, but only does one thing really well. Here is Phone Scoop's full report.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Michael Fisher (pocketnow.com)

ASUS PadFone X review: a beginner’s flagship with a tablet in the box

 

Thanks to AT&T, the PadFone has finally made landfall on US shores. Find out if this quirky phone/tablet hybrid is your speed in our ASUS PadFone X review!

Unbeatable value for a phone/tablet combo ; Powerful specs ; Camera low-light performance is impressive

Unremarkable smartphone and cumbersome, heavy tablet ; Unpolished software inferior to stock Android ; Continuous usage impossible with many apps ; Smartphone battery life not the best

The PadFone X isn’t the world’s most attractive smartphone … or tablet. It’s cumbersome, it’s bulky, and whether it offers enough convenience to overcome these setbacks is an open question. In today’s cloud-oriented mobile world, the average person...

Jun, 2014