Best Tablet at this price range
24 Jan 2015
Reviewed On: flipkart.com
Overall: Ordered this on 20th and Flipkart deliveredit the next day, one day before expected delivery date.
Have been using it for the last 3 days and must say its worth the purchase. At this price range, this is the best. Although 3 days of usage isnt much to completely gauge this device, but the first impression is of a device gud on paper as well as practical.
I was initially planning to buy the Lenovo S8 but decided against it due to the poor feedback on baterry life. I think the only difference between the Lenovo S8 and Fonepad8 is the screen resolution. But the fonepad screen is not bad, though its not full HD, still the screen is bright, pictures are sharp and it has auto brightness which the s8 lacks. Screen is very responsive with 10 finger multitouch and with some kind of coating which makes the screen very smooth and resists finger prints.
With 1.33 quad core processor and 2 GB Ram, wifi & 3g, 16GB storage, expandible via SD card and dual standby SIM, this phablet/tablet is a bargain. Games like Dead Trigger, Real Racing places flawlessly. The version launched in India is the one with betterspecs, other countries got the lower version with 8gb/1gb specs.
Zen UI feels gud but personally i dont like it. Am going to change to a different launcher.
Antutu benchmark is above 30k and Nenamark scored 60fps. Quandrant put this at the top of the list but i doubt if its really true.
Battery seems to be ok. I charged the tab full batterythe whole night, and it lasted me more than 1 and half day until I charged it again with still some juice left. I played some games, put the wifi on alltime, emails, facebook, watsapp sync on and mostly playing youtube videos.
Though it comes with some cons. The cameras arent that gud. It just has 5Mp primary camera and 2mp front. Pictures are nothing to speak about. And no LED flash. But i can still live with the cameras and the missing leds as i wont b taking much pictures with this tab.
Headfones are missing, since this being a calling phablet/tablet, a gud set of headfones would have been a nice include.
No accessories available yet. No flip cover, no screenguard available anywhere. I checked the asus website and there are no accessories listed for the fonepad8. And Neither does flipkart. I even checked an Asus exclusive showroom, and they dont even have the tablet, forget bout accessories. Maybe since this is a new launch in india, hope accessories will be available.
Advice to anyone who has bought thisdevice, ensure to upgrade all the asus apps soon after the first boot. I got 2 system upgrades and quite a lot of app upgrades and it looks like the upgrades makes the device finer.
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