Hands-on with the new PadFone Infinity. Bonus: Asus interview

February 25, 2013
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    Asus PadFone Infinity

    Today at MWC, Asus has unveiled the newest iteration of its unique PadFone line. Dubbed PadFone Infinity, the phone and station combo is slicker than ever, thanks to a new aluminum build, a slimmer profile, and a super scrisp full HD screen.

    Without any exaggeration, the PadFone Infinity is one of the best smartphones out there right now. Features like the Snapdragon 600 processor, the full HD 5-inch display of 441ppi, and the 13MP camera put it right beside the new HTC One and the LG Optimus G Pro. Add the gorgeous looking station (also in aluminum, also full HD) and you got yourself a truly amazing piece of technology.

    Here’s the full specs sheet of the Asus PadFone Infinity:

    asus padfone infinity specs

    We had the chance to spend some time with the PadFone Infinity today at MWC. Moreover, Darcy sat down with the project manager of the PadFone for a quick interview. Check it out below.

    Comments

    • Игорь Николаев

      Yes,Yes,yesss)) lol

    • cycad007

      Thanks for the article & video. Wish the product manager had better command of English…but Chinese/Taiwanese is quite different than English…so can’t fault him too much. The product looks great….just needs to come down in price. Well done, ASUS.

    • http://www.facebook.com/KartikeBhagat Kartiké Bhagat

      For EUR 999, it’s wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy to overpriced. With that much money you can get all 3 nexus devices, which are all separate devices…It’s crazy that they want to charge more than the price of a tablet + smartphone for a product that is lesser than the two…

    • acekay

      No SD card support and 2400 mah non-removable battery are other cons apart from the price. This is definitely not the best smartphone around.

      • http://twitter.com/ThePhillipBee Phillip Bee

        Have to disagree a little .. 2400 battery is suffecient for this device + the fact that the battery will be charged and extended by the tablet. SD card support is a bummer as well as non-removable battery.

        I believe it is overpriced without having a keyboard come with the device. If it did have a keyboard dock that was included $1306.98 USD (999 EUR) would be more fitting.

        I love the innovation of this device. I was really looking forward to getting the Padfone this year. Unfortunately, because I no the 4th gen will be better and aforementioned reasons, I will have to sit this one out 1 more year = ( GN3 here I come ..

        • aCe manayan

          keyboard dock a problem?i dont think so…an alternative would be a bluetooth keyboard..tada!! problem solved..

        • acekay

          2400 is not much better than HTC One (though this is bigger by 0.3 in) and will surely be an issue for daily use. With 1080p displays and such blazing CPUs, a bigger battery is always expected in high end devices.

          As for innovation, yeah I agree, this integration of a phone and a tablet is something to lookout for.

      • aCe manayan

        i also disagree.. the guys said they have 2 option for the storage device 32 and 64.. on an average person 32GB is enough…my s3 have 16GB internal and 16Gb external i cant even full both of them unless am a application geek which am not..but am a audiophiler, contented in a 320kbps quality of the sound :P

        • acekay

          Ok now if the user of this device only uses it to listen to songs, then that is a very under-usage (if that is a word) of this device ;-) . I would expect people would be more interested in the multimedia usage of this device. Watching movies, playing games, mobile photography is what will actually utilize full potential of this and all the devices expected in 2013. And they need storage and nothing is enough. Using an SD card or not that is upto the user but atleast I should have an option.

          PS: Widget suppport unavailable on iPhone is still considered a con in iOS whether any user actually uses widgets or not ;-).

    • Twisted247

      You have to start somewhere, This is a great place for it. It is an innovative idea and I commend Asus for executing yet another stunning device(s). I like the Idea of being able to dock the phone within the tablet. But at the same time I like having the two’s memory and batteries etc seperate. There are Pro’s and Con’s like with every other device(with exception to the Galaxy Note2 cause it dumps on everything!!muhahaha).

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1076674789 Friðberg Leifs Jensson

      I love the Padphone and always wanted one but I chose Note II because Padphone wasn’t available in my country.

    • EJ

      fifteen hundred or fifty hundred?

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