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Garmin-Asus nuvifone A50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 reviews of Garmin-Asus nuvifone A50. 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. People are impressed by the portability and size. The price and GPS navigation also get good reviews. Comments are divided on the usability. Some have doubts about the connectivity and performance.

GPS navigation, price, size, portability

performance, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Garmin-Asus nuvifone A50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti, (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Garmin-Asus A50 review

 

The Garmin-Asus A50 is a step-up from the entry level Garmin-Asus A10, the A50 Android smartphone has a larger screen and a sleeker design. The A50 doesn't have a standard 3.5mm headphone jack and it uses the same processor as the entry-level model.

The Optus-exclusive Garmin-Asus A50 Android smartphone represents good value, offering a larger screen than the mid-range Garmin-Asus A10. This smartphone falls short in a number of areas, including the exclusion of a standard headphone jack, but an...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Aaron Tan (techgoondu.com)

Goondu review: Garmin-Asus nuvifone A50 December 25th, 2010 | by Aaron Tan

 

The nuvifone A50 is a smartphone-GPS hybrid that packs in Garmin's signature GPS software for turn-by-turn directions. This Android-based gadget works as promised, offering good estimates of the distance you need to cover before the next turn. It also...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Garmin-Asus A50 Android smartphone

 

The Garmin-Asus A50 combines Garmin's GPS expertise with an Asus-built Android mobile phone.

Excellent navigation capabilities, sales package includes window mount and AC charger, 4GB internal memory, multitouch, good value smartphone

No 3.5mm headphone jack, touchscreen isn't as responsive as other smartphones, not the fastest performance, phone interface lacks polish

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

Garmin-Asus A50 Android smartphone

 

The Garmin-Asus A50 combines Garmin's GPS expertise with an Asus-built Android mobile phone.

Excellent navigation capabilities, sales package includes window mount and AC charger, 4GB internal memory, multitouch, good value smartphone

No 3.5mm headphone jack, touchscreen isn't as responsive as other smartphones, not the fastest performance, phone interface lacks polish

The Optus-exclusive Garmin-Asus A50 Android smartphone represents good value, offering a larger screen than the mid-range Garmin-Asus A10. This smartphone falls short in a number of areas, including the exclusion of a standard headphone jack, but an...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Garmin-Asus nuvifone A50

 

The nuvifone's Linux heritage can be seen in the M50, an Android nuvifone that certainly doesn't skimp in the navigation department.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Jonathan Cheah (mobile88.com)

Garmin-Asus A50

 

The Garmin-Asus A50, built on the Android platform, is a full-featured smartphone combined with Garmin's proven navigation. The A50 is also integrated with Garmin's professional pedestrian and vehicle navigation technology. Other features include 3MP...

4GB onboard memory

No earphone jack

The GPS is the key selling point of what is otherwise an average phone. However, the Android 2.1 update offers better value in this part of the world.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (ninemsn.com.au)

Garmin-Asus A50 Android smartphone review

 

The Garmin-Asus A50 is a step-up from the entry level Garmin-Asus A10, offering a larger screen and a sleeker design. Its GPS capabilites are excellent, and for the price, you'll be hard pushed to find anything better.

Excellent navigation capabilities ; Sales package includes window mount and AC charger ; 4GB internal memory ; Multitouch ; Good value smartphone

Touch screen isn't as responsive as other smartphones ; No 3.5mm headphone jack ; Interface lacks polish ; Not the fastest performance

The Optus-exclusive Garmin-Asus A50 Android smartphone represents good value, offering a larger screen than the mid-range Garmin-Asus A10. This smartphone falls short in a number of areas, including the exclusion of a standard headphone jack, but an...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Mendelson Tiu (smartoffice.com.au)

Garmin-Asus Combines GPS With Smartphone

 

The Garmin-Asus Nuvifone A50 is an Android smartphone that brings Garmin navigation to your handset. It may not have the power and pizzazz as other phones currently on offer, but it does a great job in making the user experience as easy as possible.

Solid build; Good GPS capability; Comes with all the accessories you need for navigation and mobile phone use; Comes with built-in storage

Slow processor; No dedicated 3.5mm jack; Outdated Android OS; Not a lot of use for widgets; Maybe too simple for some users

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Mendelson Tiu (smarthouse.com.au)

Garmin-Asus Nuvifone A50

 

The Garmin-Asus Nuvifone A50 is an Android smartphone that brings Garmin navigation to your handset. It may not have the power and pizzazz as other phones currently on offer, but it does a great job in making the user experience as easy as possible.

Solid build; Good GPS capability; Comes with all the accessories you need for navigation and mobile phone use; Comes with built-in storage

Slow processor; No dedicated 3.5mm jack; Outdated Android OS; Not a lot of use for widgets; Maybe too simple for some users

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: (cybershack.com)

Review: Garmin-Asus Nuvifone A50

 

Garmin-Asus's Nuvifone A50 is an upgraded version of its A10 iteration, which was released earlier this year. Is this the first true-blue smartphone/GPS combo? Possibly.

Overall, for the price and what you get, this is a great little unit. When your 24 month plan runs out and you want a new smartphone, you can utilise the A50 as a permanently mounted in-car GPS device.

Aug, 2010
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