to life. Its screen lights up in a few seconds.
The Padfone’s 10.1-inch screen does not mirror the phone’s screens, so users can decorate it with different, tablet-appropriate widgets and apps. Some Padfone apps are designed for tablet or phone alone. On the tablet, they can be magnified. On the phone, they simply won’t open.
Aside from this consideration, the Padfone tablet works as seamlessly as any other Android tablet, from multi-tasking to big-screen Gmail functionality.
There are downsides to this Padfone, including a muddy screen and a lack of quad-core power, slowing down features such as its camera.
But there are advantages to combining a phone and a tablet, including one price, one internet plan and more battery life. The tablet’s larger battery can deliver extra charge to the phone, with a combined 64 hours possible, ASUS says.