Asus has decided to update its tablet Asus Fonepad77 two new configurations that will bring added value to this “tablet phone” which is one of the most affordable options on the market to combine normal use as tablet with calling capability. Foremost these versions will allow us to access the 4G network and enjoy high speeds of up to 100 Mbps This connectivity has a growing appeal thanks to the fact that every time there is a better coverage of such networks. The second most humble version will incorporate a second slot for SIM cards, so users who want to convert this tablet into a full-fledged phone may combine two lines at the same time (e.g. a personal line and a line of work). We tell you all about the new Asus Fonepad 7 LTE.
In the field of design, we have a tablet with very classic lines that we find few elements of differentiation. Especially in the case of the model in black color, since the models in white and gray at least bring a greater contrast than more attractive. One of the other points that should be noted is the presence of two front speakers both at the bottom and at the top that allow us to enjoy a powerful sound with greater clarity when lodge in the tablet on a surface like a table. The dimensions of this model are 197.7 x 120 x 10.5 mm and its weight is at 333 grams. This is a pretty balanced set even has a thickness which can be uncomfortable if we keep on hand during longer periods of time.
The display of the Asus Fonepad 7 LTE has nature IPS, a size of seven inches and a resolution of 1,280 x 800 pixels. In principle, this resolution should allow us to see system menus and most apps with a good level of detail, but is a step below what we are seeing in the releases of the last few months. Moreover, the IPS panel provides us some brilliant images and good viewing angles of 178 degrees both horizontally and vertically.
In the photo section we have a rather limited set that includes a rear camera with five megapixel resolution and ability to record video in high resolution of 1080p and a front camera with a resolution of 1.3 megapixels humble to get by in self-portraits and video conferencing. In this case, we feel that Asus could have pushed a little more at this point (even sacrificing rear camera) considering the amounts of photos that auto populate the walls of social networks.
One of the few points that have been improved compared to the normal version of Fonepad 7 is the processor that integrates. Nor is it a big difference, but the new Intel Atom Z2560 chip, dual-core 1.6 GHz per core power will run more smoothly with applications and system tools. This processor is attached to a 1 GB RAM for a decent set, able to get by with many of the apps found in Android. As for memory, two different versions of 8 GB and 16 GB of memory will be sold. This internal capacity can be extended further through a MicroSD memory card up to 64 GB.
The operating system will look like this new version of Asus tablet will be Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Here are missing the Taiwanese company had not opted to challenge the latest version Android 4.4 KitKat, whose main advantage is that it allows greater fluidity in devices with a limited specifications. Anyway, we can can access a very broad application ecosystem through the official store of the system (and there are more than 1 million applications) with names like WhatsApp, Line, games like Candy Crush Saga or sympathetic Pou, or applications more serious as Evernote or Dropbox. Google has also provided a number of tools to be discovered as very useful, such as its social network app for YouTube, Gmail for mail or Google Maps to navigate the car.
And here we enter the main change has been integrated into this tablet from the Taiwanese company. The Asus Fonepad 7 LTE will allow us to access to 4G networks, with maximum speeds of up to 100 Mbps. Without a doubt, a very interesting option for users who move in larger cities where there is already coverage. As mentioned earlier, Asus also plans to launch another version of Fonepad 7 dual SIM card slot, although in that case a more humble dual core processor with 1.2 GHz of power is maintained.
The connections include WiFi to connect at home, GPS / aGPS to navigate with Google Maps applications, and a microUSB port for charging and transferring files from computer to computer. The Asus Fonepad 7 LTE incorporates a battery of 3,950 milliamps which will allow us to achieve a notable use time up to 11.5 hours of sailing. This time up to a full day (24 hours) of talk time and 735 hours in sleep mode expected.