Review of the tablet ASUS Fonepad 8 (FE380CG)

Review of the tablet ASUS Fonepad 8 (FE380CG) – two SIM-cards by 8 inches

Review of the tablet ASUS Fonepad 8 (FE380CG)

One of the latest innovations ASUS, which is based 64-bit processor Intel Atom. In addition, there is support for dual-SIM, two front stereo speakers SonicMaster, Android 4.4.2 “out of the box” and many other interesting “things”!

Design – ASUS Fonepad 8

Apparently, the producer tried to make the design and form factor Fonepad 8 most similar to your smartphone, and it, it should be noted, is a good idea failed. The main feature of the exterior of the new products is the narrow side of the frame around the display – only 5 mm, and the thickness of the shell is quite small – 8.9 mm.

Review of the tablet ASUS Fonepad 8 (FE380CG)

Ergonomics devaysu also added rounded corners and streamlined shape back. It is made of durable and soft-touch white plastic. However, the market is also available black, gold and red variants.

Review of the tablet ASUS Fonepad 8 (FE380CG)

Despite the “smartphone” appearance on full control tablet with your fingers holding his hands to count all the same should not be – 8-inch display is “pulled” for a large sum of the width and length – 120 x 214 x 8.9 mm.

Review of the tablet ASUS Fonepad 8 (FE380CG)

Model perfectly assembled – all the plugs fit snugly against the surface, there is no backlash moving parts nor any uneven gaps or slits.

Ergonomics functional elements – ASUS Fonepad 8

Front panel Fonepad 8 remarkable eye 2 megapixel front-facing camera, light sensor and proximity, as well as wide enough slots stereo speakers.

Review of the tablet ASUS Fonepad 8 (FE380CG)

On the left side edge of the tablet are equipped with two slots for microSIM-cards and one for MicroSD -card, covered a total cap.

Review of the tablet ASUS Fonepad 8 (FE380CG)

The power button and the “rocker” volume are on the right, and even more on the back side, rather than on “marginalia.”

Review of the tablet ASUS Fonepad 8 (FE380CG)

The top end is placed under the 3.5mm audio jack and a port microUSB, and the lower output at the microphone.

Review of the tablet ASUS Fonepad 8 (FE380CG)

On the rear panel in the center engraved company logo, and in the upper left corner above it is somewhat “recessed” into the body of the eye 5MP camera, framed by a metal ring.

Display – ASUS Fonepad 8

8-inch display with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels. The density of pixels per inch – 189 However, a noticeable pixelation here naked eye almost does not spoil the picture, and the whole screen is bright and contrast.

Review of the tablet ASUS Fonepad 8 (FE380CG)

Sensor automatic backlight adjustment is provided, so that the brightness is regulated not only by hand.

The sensitivity of the sensor at a high level – supports up to 10 simultaneous touches.

Review of the tablet ASUS Fonepad 8 (FE380CG)

Viewing angles both vertically and horizontally – great, anyway – in the literal sense. Brightness not fall, and the color is not distorted regardless of the direction and angle of inclination. “Make friends” display Fonepad 8 and with the sun – even in direct rays of his information on the screen is visible.

Review of the tablet ASUS Fonepad 8 (FE380CG)

In the menu there is firmware application Splendid to calibrate the screen where you can change the settings of color temperature, hue and color saturation.

Review of the tablet ASUS Fonepad 8 (FE380CG)

None of the protective glass or an oleophobic coating manufacturer has not reported. However, in practice it turned out that fingerprints perfectly removed, and the strength of the coating is sufficient to withstand the test of friction on it with a coin.

Features and performance – ASUS Fonepad 8

The “heart” of the tablet acts as a 4-core processor Intel Atom Z3560 processor with a clock frequency of up to 1.83 GHz and a PowerVR Series 6 graphics made using the 64-bit architecture and different good energy efficiency. RAM is 1 GB.

Review of the tablet ASUS Fonepad 8 (FE380CG)

Even if you do not take into account the results of the benchmarks, but simply to use the device for daily [tasks, it should be noted the excellent performance of its work. Games, including three-dimensional, as well as films as Full HD 1080p played smoothly and without delay.

Memory – ASUS Fonepad 8

Internal memory capacity is 8 GB. If this capacity is not sufficient, it can be expanded with microSD-cards or c by connecting external hard drive – the corresponding specification is also supported.

Review of the tablet ASUS Fonepad 8 (FE380CG)

By the way, on the Ukrainian market will be available in two versions Fonepad 8 with built-in memory – 8 GB and 16 GB.

Wireless modules and interfaces – ASUS Fonepad 8

Among other nice features as a novelty – the possibility of classic telephone calls and support for the regime dual-SIM. However, given the fact that the machine is not the smallest and talk on it, holding the ear to be comfortable is not all, you can use a wired headset for calls or connect Bluetooth -ACCESSORIES.

To send SMS -messages and implementation of traditional calls are a special interface.

Fonepad 8 modules equipped with 3G , Wi-Fi 802.11 b / G / n with Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0 GPS with A-GPS , GLONASS, and even technology, wireless video transmission Miracast.

Battery – ASUS Fonepad 8

In the slender body of the tablet manufacturer put the battery 4000 mAh.

Review of the tablet ASUS Fonepad 8 (FE380CG)

At the maximum load (included wireless modules, web surfing, watching videos and gaming) device discharged after 6-7 hours, and at a more sparing use and turn the power save mode is provided for the tablet will last more than a day without recharging.

Review of the tablet ASUS Fonepad 8 (FE380CG)

In standby mode for 24 hours “lost” about 10% of the charge per hour resource-intensive games – account for about 20% of the charge.

Speakers – ASUS Fonepad 8

Front stereo plate directs sound directly to the user, providing excellent sound quality.

Their sound is perhaps not particularly loud, but very clean and balanced. And if you mess with the equalizer, you can achieve even better acoustic results.

Review of the tablet ASUS Fonepad 8 (FE380CG)

I will also support technology SonicMaster, developed jointly with the specialists of the company Bang & Olufsen ICEpower.

And another thing, the speaker slots enough lingering and close them completely because the fingers will not work.

As for the quality and volume of the earpiece, which is aligned with one of the multmediynyh, they also left a good impression.

Camera – ASUS Fonepad 8

Tablet got two cameras: 2 megapixel front and 5MP primary.

Last equipped with autofocus and shoots Full HD-video, but no flash.

Review of the tablet ASUS Fonepad 8 (FE380CG)

Pictures taken by photo front, though sin aberrations, but they look pretty well, and the image is suitable for “self”, and Skype .

The main camera also makes it good for his photographs of the matrix, though a miracle, of course, from her not wait. If daylight photo quality is good, the shooting in a dark room – obviously not the strongest side of it – the image is cluttered with noise.

Review of the tablet ASUS Fonepad 8 (FE380CG)

In the settings of the camera provides a lot of different modes of photography – Auto, Time control, HDR, Improvement, Panorama, Night, intelligent remote, his photo, all smiling and depth of field. For movies, only one – Auto. Also available a variety of color effects, as well as default settings, such as white balance and exposure compensation.

Software – ASUS Fonepad 8

ASUS Fonepad 8 running the operating system Android 4.4.2 KitKat with a proprietary shell ZenUI.

Last curious convenient screen lock with three shortcut to an application, “Camera”, “Telephone” and «SMS». In addition, the pull-out menu is available with the following parameters and alerts. The right to choose which settings to add to the menu, ASUS left to the user.

Preinstalled software package includes all the standard applications, Android, as well as a number of proprietary tools like Do it later, where all of the missed events with subsequent reminders, Party Link for easy photo sharing, Remote Link, which converts the tablet into a remote control PC, Share Link to transfer files via Bluetooth.

Among the preinstalled applications also have a file manager, scheduler Affairs and a program for creating handwritten notes SuperNote, and ASUS Story to create multi-album with text captions.

Conclusions – ASUS Fonepad 8

In a sufficiently dense segment tablets ASUS Fonepad 8, be sure to find your niche consumer is not difficult. Among peers novelty allocated primarily a powerful 64-bit 4-core processor Intel Atom, providing excellent performance at a low energy consumption.

In addition, there is the opportunity to work in the phone mode with two SIM-cards, sound quality speakers and a wide range of wireless modules. But the main drawback of the tablet with the price tag of 4700 USD, I would probably call it grit screen and low resolution.

Pros – ASUS Fonepad 8

– High-quality assembly;
– IPS matrix with good color reproduction and wide viewing angles;
– High performance;
– Android 4.4.2 KitKat “out of the box”;
– High-quality sound;
– Good opportunities in the main camera.

Cons – ASUS Fonepad 8

– Resolution of the display based on the price tag.

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