VALUE FOR MONEY
ASUS FONEPAD 7
SPECS: 7-inch IPS display; 5 MP camera; Android Jelly Bean; 1.2 GHz dual core processor; 1 GB
RAM; 8 GB onboard storage; dual SIM slot; WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth
YOU MIGHT be thinking why we review Asus Fonepad 7 so often. After introducing Fonepad 7 in India last year, it was followed by an improved version of the tablet. The company has now come up with the third Fonepad 7, which supports dual SIM slot.
In terms of the design, this one looks very similar to its predecessors. The 7-inch IPS panel with 1280 x 800 pixels is surrounded by a thick bezel, wasting a lot of space. The tablet has got custom UI onboard. There is a notification tray giving access to toggles for Wi-Fi, mobile data, airplane mode, among others, and these can be customised as well.
The tab is an average performer and there was a slight lag while switching between the running apps. This is a dual SIM voice calling tablet with decent call clarity. However, it is uncomfortable to hold it next to the face. The camera captures decent images in bright daylight.
BAG IT OR JUNK IT: For the price it comes, we can’t