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ASUS Fonepad ME371MG

alaTest has collected and analyzed 860 reviews of ASUS Fonepad ME371MG. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and price. The usability and size are also appreciated, but reviews about the GPS navigation and portability are different. Many are negative about the apps and camera.

performance, size, usability, price, screen

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the ASUS Fonepad ME371MG is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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

ASUS Fonepad Android tablet

 

The 7in ASUS Fonepad adds smartphone calling capabilities to a traditional tablet form factor

Almost stock Android UI ; Good battery life ; microSD card slot

Too large to use as a phone ; No 4G connectivity ; Poor cameras

The ASUS Fonepad is a reasonable tablet overall but it's just too large to be used effectively as a smartphone and also lacks 4G connectivity.

Jun, 2013

Recommended!

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Asus Fonepad

 

The Google Nexus 7, reborn with a metal body and memory card slot.

Fab value ; Flexible, with 3G and memory expansion ; Highly portable

Sluggish GPU ; So-so screen ; Performance just OK

Low-cost tablets released later this year are likely to provide higher resolutions and superior image ‘pop’. However, you can tweak this with the Asus Splendid app, which lets you alter colour saturation and tone.

May, 2013

Expert review by : Eric Franklin (cnet.com)

The Asus FonePad is a well-built tablet, but a ridiculous phone concept

 

It won't be released in the U.S., but the Asus FonePad is available to U.K. customers now. It's a good 7-inch tablet, but is a pretty silly phone concept.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (cnet.com)

Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 is a promising phablet but lacks 4G

 

The 6-inch phone-tablet hybrid will feature 3G connectivity and a 1080p screen.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Libby Plummer (t3.com)

Asus Fonepad review: Hands-on

 

The Asus Fonepad is a 7-inch Android tablet that you can use as a phone

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

Asus FonePad review

 

The Rock, Andre the Giant and the Incredible Hulk: three monstrous behemoths who could happily hold a 7in device to their faces without looking ridiculous. But for the rest of us mere mortals, we have to wonder where a 7in phone-capable tablet...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Jeff Parsons (techradar.com)

Asus Fonepad review

 

Asus flexes its hybrid muscle once again with a 7-inch tablet that makes calls

Great LED-backlit screen ; microSD storage ; Premium metal chassis ; Good battery life

No rear camera ; Poor speakers ; Nexus 7 cheaper ; Impractical for calls

The latest creation rolling off the production line at Asus is the Asus FonePad: a 7-inch Android tablet that can make and receive phone calls.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Daniel Perez (ubergizmo.com)

ASUS Fonepad Review

 

We review ASUS Fonepad, which is their 7-inch tablet which can double as a display.

as they can offer you a much better experience than the Fonepad can.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Roydon Cerejo (tech.firstpost.com)

Asus FonePad Review

 

Tablets with voice-calling capabilities seem to be the order of the day. As ridiculous as the concept may be, this new trend has already caught on like wild fire in India and it's not uncommon to see hipsters talking on their tablet instead of a phone....

The FonePad uses the same Intel Lexington-based Z2420 Atom SoC that we first saw on the XOLO X500. Even with 1GB of RAM, the SoC isn’t the fastest and it shows when you try to switch between apps or load a heavy game like Dead Trigger. Media Asus...

May, 2013

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

Review Asus Fonepad ME371MG Tablet

 

Like a brick on your ear. Samsung's Note kicked off the ongoing wave of large smartphones, aka phablets. Now, Asus joins in with its big 7-inch Fonepad, nominally a tablet to make phone calls. It will definitely attract attention when held to an ear -...

Good workmanship, Rigid casing, Contrast rich display, High viewing angle stability, Good speech quality, The idea of the Fonepad is not brand new, but interesting. The concept has been well-implemented

Headset not included, Screen's low brightness, Low-quality camera, Incompatibilities of Intel's platform, Very weak PSU, A headset and a better camera. Maybe even a second camera providing the quality is better

May, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:SonicMaster
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1

Battery

Battery Capacity:3950 / 4270
Battery capacity (Watt hours):15 / 16
Battery life (max):10 / 9
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:1
Standby time (3G):751
Talk time (3G):32.5

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.2
Main camera resolution (numeric):2
Rear camera:No / Y / Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:1280 x 720
Rear camera resolution (numeric):3 / 5
Video recording:No / Y / Yes
Video recording modes:720p

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Gold / Black, grey / Champagne, Gold / Gold / Grey / Grey, Titanium / Silver / Stainless steel / White
Device Type:Mini tablet
Form factor:Slate
Kids tablet: No
Product colour:Black / Champagne,Gold / Gold / Grey / Grey,Titanium / White

Display

Display brightness:100 / 300
Display diagonal:17.8 / 18
Display Resolution:1024 x 600 / 1200 x 800 / 1280 x 800
Display Technology:IPS
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Graphics adapter:PowerVR SGX540 / PowerVR SGX544
Graphics adapter family:Intel

Memory

Internal Memory:1 / 2 / 3
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM / LPDDR2-SDRAM
Memory clock speed:1333 / 800

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): No
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes

Networking

2G:Y / Yes
2G standards:EDGE, GSM / EDGE,GSM / GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G standards:HSPA+ / HSPA+, UMTS / HSPA+, WCDMA / HSPA+,WCDMA / WCDMA / WCDMA, HSDPA+
4G:N / No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 4.0
Data network:3G
Dual SIM support: Yes
Ethernet LAN: No
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-fi Standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

64-bit computing: Yes
Docking connector: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Miracast: Yes
Processor Socket:FC-MB4760 / FC-MB5T1064
SIM card support: Yes
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Total Storage Capacity:16
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:SFP+ / UDMA / USB
Keyboard Included:N
Keyboard supplied:N / No
Manual:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y / Yes
Google applications:Gmail, Google Maps, Google Play
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Orientation sensor: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Position location:No / Y / Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Phone features

Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Video call: Yes
Voice call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:N / No / Yes
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in:N / No / Yes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): No

Power

AC adapter power:7
Energy Star certified: Yes
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Processor

Conflict Free processor:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Processor ARK ID:70098 / 70101 / 70814 / 75203 / 84072
Processor boost frequency:1.2 / 1.33 / 1.6
Processor cache:0.5 / 0.512 / 1 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor code:SR145 / SR161 / SR1YR
Processor codename:Moorefield / Penwell
Processor Cores:1 / 2 / 4
Processor family:Intel Atom / Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.33 / 1.6
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor Model:Z2420 / Z2460 / Z2520 / Z2560 / Z3530
Processor operating modes:32-bit / 64-bit
Processor package size:12 X 12 / 14
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:B0 / B1
Supported instruction sets:SSE,SSE2,SSE3 / SSE2,SSE3,SSSE3 / SSE4.2,SSSE3,SSE2,SSE3,SSE4.1
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y
Tjunction:90
UART:Y

Processor special features

Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Idle Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel visual technologies: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:N / No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N / No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):32 / Y

Software

Bundled software:-Asus Launcher\nMyLibrary\nFile Manager\nKindle\nZinio\nSuperNote Lite\nApp Backup\nApp Locker / Asus Launcher, MyLibrary, File Manager, Kindle, Zinio, SuperNote Lite, App Backup, App Locker / Asus Launcher\nMyLibrary\nFile Manager\nKindle\nZinio\nSuperNote Lite\nApp Backup\nApp Locker
Operating system installed:Android / Android 4.1
Operating System Version:4.1 / 4.2 / 4.3 / 4.4
Platform:Android

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 4 / 8
Maximum memory card size:32 / 64
Storage Media:Flash

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1 / 1.04 / 1.07 / 10.4 / 10.9 / 12 / 19.6 / 19.7
Height :1.04 / 1.05 / 11 / 12 / 120.1 / 19.6 / 9.8
Weight:290 / 299 / 340
Width:12 / 19.2 / 19.4 / 19.6 / 19.7 / 196.4 / 20