Asus PadFone Mini Hands on

Among the numerous Android smartphones and tablets that Asus showcased at CES 2014 was its trademark PadFone device. However, unlike the previous iterations of PadFone series, this year, Asus has decided to tone down a little in terms of specifications. The yesteryear PadFone devices had top of the draw specifications, but this year’s Asus PadFone Mini is a more subtle yet affordable PadFone offering. We go hands on with the all new PadFone Mini that was announced during December 2013. You can check out the video right below



The Asus PadFone mini comes with mid-range specifications. The PadFone Mini’s smartphone part has a 4inch display sporting a WVGA resolution of 480×800 pixels and hence a pixel density of 233ppi. PadFone Mini is powered by a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 processor, has 1GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage. There is a microSD card slot for expansion. The 7inch tablet dock has a resolution of 1280×800 pixels and 2200mAh battery. The PadFone mini smartphone has a 1500mAh battery.


The PadFone Mini is the first in the PadFone series to feature a removable backcover. The PadFone Mini weighs just around 116g and the tablet dock around 260g. On the right side of the smartphone, we have the volume rocker and the power lock button. At the bottom of the smartphone, there is the proprietary dock connector. There is nothing on the left side and there is a 3.5mm audio jack on the top.

Check out different colors of Padfone mini in the video below


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