Friday 8 November 2013

Asus Fonepad Note FHD6

Asus Fonepad Note FHD6

Asus Fonepad Note FHD6
Fonepad goes Smartphone. All are making their Smartphones larger and larger but Asus only shrinks their Fonepad from the 7- inch tablet additionally with phone function, a fancy Phablet in six inch Full HD on an Intel platform. The competitor is Samsung Galaxy Note 2.

In April of this year, Asus came out with the first Fonepad on the market - judging by the name and the size of seven inches, a tablet to make phone calls. Therefore, we have tested it as a tablet. Now the inventor of the Eee PC to set and have presented the Fonepad FHD note 6 to the IFA. The idea to put everything in the name is, though certainly well-intentioned, it sounds a bit bumpy sort of.

The new Fonepad has a six inch display with full HD resolution and a stylus. Because of the shrunken dimensions of the 6 Series now fits exactly into the modern category of Phablet and therefore runs at us as a Smartphone. Thus, it must also prove against the self-proclaimed rival, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. In terms of cost Asus introduces the much larger screen and with the 349 Euros significantly it is a lower price in the field.

This time, instead of traditional chip from Intel, the dual-core Atom Z2580 comes with up to two GHz clock frequency used. Graphic calculations take an Imagination PowerVR SGX 544MP2 with up to 533 MHz operating clock. Measures, a whopping raise of two GB of RAM and the internal memory amounts to 16 GB. In the market a model with 32 GB is already announced.

Each one can expand the memory via microSD card. You can choose your colour from any of the two namely “Soft Charcoal Gray" and " Glaze White". . The Asus Fonepad Note FHD6is almost eleven millimeters and 214 grams not only the thickest Phablet, but also the heaviest The Galaxy Note 3 ( 8.3 mm , 168 g), the Xperia Z Ultra ( 6.5 mm , 212 g) and the Ascend Mate ( 9.9 mm , 200 g) are in some cases considerably slimmer. 

Nevertheless, dimensions and weight of the device does not seem oversized, but give the Phablet a solid impression. The six -inch display is covered by a scratch resistant mineral glass and is designed to protect the input medium. The upper area is visually dominated by the comparatively large stereo speakers than the lower part.

The entire front is surrounded by a metal frame; making the 6 FHD gives a trivalent face. This is further substantiated by the torsional stiffness of the device. Moreover, the presented Fonepad is absolutely insensitive to pressure. The back is made of a soft plastic, which gives a very pleasant view. It is quite smooth and grippy.

Fully inserted, the stylus fits well into the design and sits very tight, so do not worry must be to lose the stylus. The features of the Asus Fonepad 6 are quite simple. The USB 2.0 connection is used both for charging the device and the data exchange with a computer. MHL is not supported. Also Asus USB OTG makes no details, but it works perfectly.

The card reader is hidden under the side cover, next to the micro-SIM slot. It takes on microSD cards and supports the SDXC format to 64 GB. An outfit is certainly highlighting the digitizer pen, which can be easily removed. For the operating system, Google’s Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean is used. The adjustments on the Fonepad 6 are mostly graphical in nature and very discreet. Asus also donated a couple of widgets and numerous in-house apps.

The Super Note program is optimized for pen input, and easy to use. With practice also achieves a good recognition of handwriting, so that the handwritten notes are implemented directly in typescript. With the App Locker individual apps can be secured with a password entry. There are Splendid (color calibration) and Audio Wizard (EQ) are the other two more useful tools. Bloatware is unfortunately also on board, but has its limits and can be uninstalled easily.

In addition, you get 5 GB of free cloud storage. The Asus Fonepad Note FHD6 is indeed almost as big as a small tablet, but it should be as versatile as a Smartphone. This Taiwanese Phablet mainly offers a powerful mobile communication and connectivity as well as the job of a Phablet. It dominates quad -band GSM and can thus be used in all voice networks in the world. The connection to the mobile data traffic is possible at a brisk WCDMA / HSPA + (upload up to 5.76 Mbit / s download up to 42 Mbit / s).

A broad frequency coverage, hence there should be no problems in connectivity. The integrated Wi-Fi module supports the IEEE 802.11 standard a / b / g / n and transmits in the frequency ranges of 2.4 and 5.0 GHz. That sounds pretty decent considering the price range, even if compromising on the modern ac - standard. Bluetooth version 3.0 is on board. The webcam of the Fonepad Note 6 is of 960 pixels x 1,280 with up to 1.2 megapixels.

It is well suited for video calling and deals with ordinary recordings. The main camera on the back features a BSI sensor from Sony, which with 8 MP (3,264 x 2,448 pixels, 4:3). The fixed aperture with a guide number of f / 2.0 is to enable ordinary shots even in low light. In fact, sharp shots even succeed, but which are a bit dark. The image noise is very limited. However, if the lighting is too difficult. The touch screen of the Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6measures six inches and offers exceptional sliding properties. It recognizes up to ten inputs at a same time and converts them precisely.

Display rotations are also carried out expeditiously. In addition, the included digitizer can be used for input. When the pen is removed from its holder, there is both a visual and an audible alert. If it is not used more than five minutes, a warning message appears, ensure that the stylus. The digitizer supports different pressure levels, so that it can be used for drawing. With the cropping function screen contents can be cut and saved as screenshot. Likewise, the stylus dominated the contactless flip if he remains on the screen.

The keyboard is predictably lush oversized and offers plenty of space even in portrait mode, and sufficiently large input spaces. In landscape is little to see from the screen content, for the keys are all the greater. In terms of user, there is therefore nothing to complain about. The Fonepad grade 6’s doing really well, even connected via USB mouse were easily identified.

The six inch screen of the Asus Fonepad Note FHD6 resolves 1,080 pixels x (Full HD) 1920. This corresponds to an aspect ratio of 16:9 and a pixel density of 367 PPI. As the Taiwanese panel technology rely on Super IPS +. Subjectively, the display is a real eye-catcher and shines with a high brightness and deep colors. The external use provides the Fonepad Note FHD6 no challenge too great.

The Phablet benefits from its high brightness and good contrast ratio. Only the reflective surface makes it difficult to read the panels in direct sunlight. A bright ambient light conditions or even darker mastered the instrument effortlessly.

The viewing angle stability is excellent because of the Super IPS + technology used and leaves little to be desired. Even at extreme viewing angles, there can only be guessed color changes. Only the reflective surface may complicate the side view in bright ambient light.

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