Difference between Asus FonePad and Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Key Difference: Asus has announced the launch of newest phablet, the Asus Fonepad. The Fonepad is a 7-inch Android tablet that allows users to also make phone calls by placing the device on their ear. The phablet sports a 7-inch IPS LED backlit touch screen that allowed multitouch capability for up to 10 people. The screen has a resolution of 1280 x 800, which provides approximately 216 ppi density, a decent enough resolution. The Galaxy Note 10.1 is a tablet computer designed and manufactured by Samsung. It features a 10.1-inch screen and is marketed as a platform for multimedia consumption including movies, music, and web browsing. The Note 10.1 also features the use of a stylus named the S-Pen. The Note 10.1 runs on Android 4.0.

Tablets are mainly used for multimedia, watching videos, reading e-books, and surfing the internet. They feature a full virtual keyboard which is useful for online chatting, social networking and sending emails. Tablets also tend to have dual cameras, which can be used to take pictures, while the front facing camera can be used for video chatting and video calling. Basically, tablets are like a mini computer. They are able to perform most tasks that one uses a laptop for, such as surf the net, take pictures, chat with friends, send and receive emails, as well as use it as an e-Book reader. One can also use a tablet for basic computing functions, watching videos and listening to MP3 songs on the internet. Also, tablets are much more portable and lightweight than most laptops, notebooks or netbooks.

Asus has announced the launch of newest phablet, the Asus Fonepad. The company states that the purpose of launching this phone is to bridge the gap between the phone and the tablet, eliminating the need for the carrying to separate devices. The Asus Fonepad is practically a tablet that has phone call making capabilities. The Fonepad is a 7-inch Android tablet that allows users to also make phone calls by placing the device on their ear. Some people may find it silly to place such a huge device on their ear to make calls; for those people the tablet does allow connectivity with a Bluetooth device.

The Asus Fonepad has borrowed a bunch of features from the Nexus 7, which was also created under Google and Asus collaboration. The weight, dimension and the display are all similar to the Nexus 7; however, the company has replaced the back. The plastic-leather back of the Nexus 7 has been replaced with a slick, steel casing. The device is available in titanium gray and champagne gold colors. The phablet sports a 7-inch IPS LED backlit touch screen that allowed multitouch capability for up to 10 people. The screen has a resolution of 1280 x 800, which provides approximately 216 ppi density, a decent enough resolution. Under the hood, the phablet runs on 1.2 GHz single-core Intel Atom processor, making it pretty fast for multi-tasking, along with playing some high-res games. The device has 1 GB RAM.

There will be two versions of the tablet, one for Europe, the other for Asia. The launch regarding rest of the World has yet to be revealed. The European variant will have 16 GB internal storage capacity, with no rear camera. However, the Asian variant will 8 GB internal storage capacity and will house a 3.2 MP rear camera. Both the variants will house 1.2 MP front camera for video conferencing. The phablet will not support 4G capabilities. The phablet will be available with preloaded Android v4.1 Jelly Bean, with no announcements yet regarding if it is upgradeable to the newest version. The internal storage capacity can expanded up to 32 GB using a MicroSD. One of the most prominent features of the phablet is the massive battery that has been mounted on the device. The non-removable Li-Ion 4270 mAh battery allows the phone to support 32.5 hours of talktime on 3G and 751 hours of standby time. There is no proper release date for the phone, with the expected release to be around April or May 2013.

An OEM which also had Android based devices in the market is Samsung. Samsung Group is a South Korean chaebol, the largest in South Korea. A chaebol is basically a conglomerate. Samsung has been launching popular phones and tablets, which have taken the market by a storm. Samsung Galaxy series has been one of the most popular series on the market and has been going head to head with the trend-setting Apple phones. One of the popular tablets launched by the company is the Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1.

The Galaxy Note 10.1 is a tablet computer designed and manufactured by Samsung. It features a 10.1-inch screen and is marketed as a platform for multimedia consumption including movies, music, and web browsing. The Note 10.1 also features the use of a stylus named the S-Pen. The stylus is meant to be used as an input device for sketching and note-taking. The Note 10.1 runs on Android 4.0. The stylus and the tablet work seamlessly together and also have a palm rejection software. The palm rejection software makes sure to reject any other body parts when the stylus is connected to the screen, enabling people to place their hand on the tablet as they write. Another new feature that was launched with the tablet was the Multiscreen option. The multiscreen feature allows the user to open and work on two apps simultaneously. However, it is currently limited to only six apps (S Note, Polaris Office, Video Player, gallery, Email, and the Android 4.0 browser) that can be opened side-by-side.

The Note 10.1 is available with 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB storage capacity. The models are further bifurcated under Wi-Fi only, Wi-Fi and 3G, as well as Wi-Fi, 3G and LTE. The tablet houses1.4 GHz Quad-core Cortex-A9 processor with 2 GB RAM, working seamlessly without any lag. The Note 10.1 offers 5 MP autofocus rear camera and a 1.9 MP front camera for video calling. The tablet also houses a powerful 7000 mAh battery that can provide a talk time of approximately 33 hours. It also offers a variety of features including IR Blaster, which allows the tablet to become into a fully-functional remote control. It works with Peel’s Smart Remote app that also displays a list of shows or movies that are currently playing on the local provider’s channels.

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from the Asus website, trustedreviews.com, pcworld.idg.com.au and GSMArena.com.

 

Asus Fonepad

Galaxy Note 10.1

Launch Date

Expected April 2013

August 2012

Company

Asus

Samsung Corporation

Size

196.4 x 120.1 x 10.4 mm

262 x 180 x 8.9 mm (10.31 x 7.09 x 0.35 in)

Display

7" LED Backlight WXGA IPS Panel touch screen

PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

1280x800 (~216 ppi pixel density)

800 x 1280 pixels, 10.1 inches (~149 ppi pixel density)

Protection

N/A

-

Weight

340 g

3G model: 600g

Wi-Fi: 597g

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

WCDMA: 850/900/1900/2100

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network

N/A

LTE 1800/ 2600MHz) and 3.5G (HSPA+ 42.2Mbps)

GUI

Asus UI

Samsung TouchWiz UI

CPU speed

1.2 GHz Single-core Intel Atom

Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9

GPU

PowerVR SGX540

Mali-400MP

OS

Android OS v4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Android OS, v4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich), upgradable to v4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Intel Atom Z2420

Exynos 4412

RAM

1 GB

2 GB RAM

SIM Size

microSIM

miniSIM

Internal Memory

8/16 GB

16/32/64 GB

Expandable Memory

Up to 32 GB

Up to 64 GB

Sensors

GPS & Glonass,G-Sensor, E-compass, Proximity, Ambient Light Sensor

Accelerometer, gyro, compass

Connectivity

GSM, HSDPA, WCDMA, Bluetooth, USB, WLAN802.11

Bluetooth technology v 4.0 (Apt-X Codec support)

AllShare Play / AllShare Cast

Kies / Samsung Kies air

USB 2.0 Host, Samsung

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5 GHz), Wi-Fi Direct

Wi-Fi Channel Bonding

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB

WiFi, GPRS, EDGE, USB, LTE

Speed

HSDPA 21 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps

HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

WLAN

WLAN802.11 b/g/n

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Bluetooth V3.0

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP

USB

microUSB v2.0

USB v2.0 (MHL), USB Host

Primary Camera

3.2 MP autofocus camera

5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

Secondary Camera

1.2 MP

1.9 MP

Video

720p

[email protected]

Camera Features

Autofocus

Geo-tagging

Sound Enhancement

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic; Asus Sonice Master audio technology with MaxxAudio 3 by Waves

No

Audio supported formats

MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player

MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player

Video supported formats

MP4/H.264/H.263 player

MP4/DivX/Xvid/FLV/MKV/H.264/H.263 player

Battery Capacity

Non-removable Li-Ion 4270 mAh battery (16 Wh)

Non-removable Li-Ion 7000 mAh battery

Talktime

3G: 32.5 hours

2G: 33 hours

Standby Time

3G: 751 hours

2G: 1500 hours

Available Colors

Titanium Gray, Champagne Gold

Black, White/Silver

Messaging

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM

Browser

HTML5

HTML, Adobe Flash

Radio

No

No

GPS

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Yes, with A-GPS support; GLONASS

Java

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • SNS integration
  • 5GB Life Time ASUS Webstorage Space
  • Asus Launcher
  • MyLibrary
  • File Manager  
  • Kindle 
  • Zinio   
  • SuperNote Lite           
  • App Backup   
  • App Locker
  • Organizer
  • Document viewer
  • Photo viewer/editor
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input (Swype)
  • SNS integration
  • Smart Remote app
  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Adobe Photoshop Touch app
  • Document editor/viewer
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input (Swype)
  • S Pen Experience(6.5mm S Pen, S Note, S Planner etc.)
  • Multi Screen
  • Adobe Photoshop Touch
  • Pop up play
  • Smart Stay
  • Samsung TouchWiz
  • Video Wall
  • Samsung Apps
  • Samsung Hub
  • Readers Hub/ Music Hub/ Game Hub/ Video Hub
  • Samsung S Suggest (App recommendation service)
  • Samsung ChatON mobile communication service
  • Google Mobile Services
  • Google Play, Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps,
  • Syncing with Google Calendar™, Google Search, Google +
  • Polaris office
  • A-GPS(3G version)
  • S-GPS(WiFi version)
  • Glonass

Image Courtesy: asus.com, samsung.com

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