Follow
Login

 

 


FonePad Note FHD6 or Why You Should Never Judge a Book by its Cover

0
Posted November 5, 2013 by DigitalMag.net in Smartphone
title Asus FHD 6

Rating

Performance
 
 
 
 
 


Connectivity
 
 
 
 
 


Design
 
 
 
 
 


Ease of use
 
 
 
 
 


Features
 
 
 
 
 


Value for money
 
 
 
 
 


Total Score
 
 
 
 
 


Quick Stats

Type: ,
 
Brand:
 
 
Hardware: 6-inch display, Li-Po 3200mAh battery, dual front speakers, digital stylus, dual-core 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 CPU, 2GB RAM, Power VR SGX 544MP2 GPU, 8MP back camera, 16GB/32GB, micro SD card
 
Technology: Android 4.2, FullHD screen resolution, Super IPS+, 367ppi, 450nits, anti-scratch screen protection, fingerprint protection, 1080p camera support, 1.2MP front camera
 

What We Liked:

fast performance, great display, SD card slot, long battery life
 

What We Disliked:

No 4G, No flash, Poor build quality and materials used, irresponsive stylus
 
What We Thought

The Intel logo on the backpanel as you might figure suggests a powerful performance

by DigitalMag.net
Full Article
I

n today’s video review we are taking a close look at the growing Asus phablet family, its latest member is FonePad Note FHD6.

The brand announced this device last week at Computex computer expo and it quickly became clear that it has it all to be called their phablet flagship. 

This Android hybrid offers FullHD resolution on a 6-inch diagonal

Actually we were first deceived by its appearance which hardly suggests such a powerful set of specifications and hardware inside. The design resembles very much that of Samsung’s devices – white plastic body, glossy all over and a metallic rim going all along the edges.  This is definitely not the slimmest device out there – at 10.3 mm depth and 210g weight, the handset feels solid in the hands. The unibody design is something that blocks the access to the Li-Po 3200mAh battery inside. The earpiece and microphone are covered in wide metallic grills going along the top and bottom borders. In fact this is where the dual speakers are placed for creating a stereo sound effect. The sound coming out is pretty decent, not as rich and deep as we wish but still pretty clear and loud.

The first impression made by the poor design disappeared the second we put the FonePad Note FHD 6 into action.

 The Super IPS+ display panel is really beautiful at 367ppi density

 This Android hybrid offers FullHD resolution on a 6-inch diagonal. The Super IPS+ display panel is really beautiful – sharp and vivid thanks to the high pixel density of 367ppi. The brightness is also at a high level at 450nits. We didn’t have any trouble reading from the display out in the sunlight. The display has an anti-scratch protection on top and a special coating which prevents fingerprints on the glass.

Of course there is a better way to cope with fingerprints and that is – to use the FonePad Note’s stylus. It certainly provides better precision and control than the finger. However, using the stylus to navigate through the menus, we sometimes experienced irresponsiveness on part of the display.

The Intel logo on the backpanel as you might figure suggests powerful performance.

It is powered by a dual-core 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 processor

 The FonePad Note packs a powerful potential inside. It is powered by a dual-core 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 processor backed up by a considerable amount of system memory – 2GB. The device quickly loaded full-sized web pages with flash content, multitasking also was a piece of cake for its hardware. Video and graphics are handled by Power VR SGx 544MP2.

We didn’t have to wait much for full webpages to be loaded on a 3G network such a powerful hardware set can show its best only on a 4G which unfortunately is not supported by this device. 

Asus FonePad FHD 6 comes with Android 4.2 

We tested the 8MP camera on the back at noontime when the most challenging light conditions occur. It autofocused quickly and exposed correctly, the images come out at 3264×2448 pixels. The camera is also able to shoot 1080p videos. A huge minus here is the lack of a flash. The secondary camera on the front offers 1.2MP and video in 720p quality.

Asus FonePad FHD 6 comes with Android 4.2 and two different versions in terms of internal storage – 16GB and 32GB. The good news is that whichever you choose you can increase it later by adding up to 64GB more on an SD card. In addition you can take advantage of 5GB Asus Webstorage for an unlimited time.

1IMG_9385 2IMG_9394 3IMG_9395 4IMG_9404 5IMG_9407 6IMG_9422 7IMG_9415 8IMG_9429 9IMG_9426

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did you enjoy this article? If so, we’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. It would be great if you subscribed to our RSS feed or signed up for email updates to get more goodness. There’s lots more where this came from!

About the Author

DigitalMag.net


0 comments
 
Editor's Picks
 
  •  
     
     
     
     
    cloud
  •  
     
     
     
     
    Mobility
  •  
     
     
     
     
    Sony Smartwatch 3
  •  
     
     
     
     
    LG G Flex 2
  • 2IMG_3599