Difference between Asus FonePad and HP Slate 7

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 HP Slate supports a 7-inch 1,024 x 600 display and is powered by a dual-core A9 processor. It also includes 16GB internal storage and 1GB RAM. The tablet offers a primary camera of 3MP and a VGA (basic) secondary camera. It offers vibrant colors and also equips Beats Audio enhancement.

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.

After discontinuing the production of TouchPad and the rest of its mobile services, Engadget reports that HP announced at the Mobile World Congress that it will release a new tablet, the Slate 7, and will start shipping the US in April 2013. The Slate supports a 7-inch 1,024 x 600 display and is powered by a dual-core A9 processor. It also includes 16GB internal storage and 1GB RAM. The tablet offers a primary camera of 3MP and a VGA (basic) secondary camera. According to engadget, the stainless steel frame offers some rigidity and the matte finish of the back is pleasing to the hands. It offers vibrant colors and also equips Beats Audio enhancement. The tablet is offered with Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean). It is also a pure tablet and does not support SIM operations. The best feature? Slate 7 will be available for only US$169.

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

 

Asus Fonepad

HP Slate 7

Launch Date

Expected April 2013

April 2013

Company

Asus

Hewlett-Packard

Size

196.4 x 120.1 x 10.4 mm

197.1 x 116.1 x 10.7 mm

Display

7" LED Backlight WXGA IPS Panel touch screen

FFS+LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

1280x800 (~216 ppi pixel density)

7.0 inches, 600 x 1024 pixels (~170 ppi pixel density)

Protection

N/A

N/A

Weight

340 g

372 g (13.12 oz)

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

N/A

3G Network

WCDMA: 850/900/1900/2100

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

N/A

4G Network

N/A

N/A

GUI

Asus UI

Pure Android

CPU speed

1.2 GHz Single-core Intel Atom

Dual-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9

GPU

PowerVR SGX540

N/A

OS

Android OS v4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Intel Atom Z2420

N/A

RAM

1 GB

1 GB

SIM Size

microSIM

N/A

Internal Memory

8/16 GB

8 GB

Expandable Memory

Up to 32 GB

Up to 32 GB

Sensors

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

Accelerometer

Connectivity

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

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, EDR and microUSB v2.0

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB

WLAN, Bluetooth and USB.

Speed

HSDPA 21 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps

N/A

WLAN

WLAN802.11 b/g/n

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA

Bluetooth

Bluetooth V3.0

Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, EDR

USB

microUSB v2.0

micro-USB v2.0

Primary Camera

3.2 MP autofocus camera

3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels

Secondary Camera

1.2 MP

VGA

Video

720p

[email protected]

Camera Features

Autofocus

N/A

Sound Enhancement

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

Beats Audio

Audio supported formats

MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player

MP3/WAV/eAAC+/ WMA/ AC3/ Flac player

Video supported formats

MP4/H.264/H.263 player

MP4/DivX/Xvid/ H.264/ H.263/ WMV player

Battery Capacity

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

Non-removable battery. Size not released yet.

Talktime

3G: 32.5 hours

N/A

Standby Time

3G: 751 hours

TBA

Available Colors

Titanium Gray, Champagne Gold

Black/Red, Black/Grey

Messaging

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

Email, Push Email, IM, RSS

Browser

HTML5

HTML

Radio

No

No

GPS

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

TBA

Java

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Yes, via 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)
  • Google Now
  • Google Search
  • Gmail
  • YouTube
  • Google Drive
  • Google+ Hangouts
  • SNS integration
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Document viewer
  • Google Search
  • Maps
  • Gmail
  • YouTube
  • Calendar
  • Google Talk
  • Picasa
  • Predictive text input

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