Difference between Asus FonePad and Nexus 10

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 Nexus 10 is a tablet computer running Android 4.2 (also named Jelly Bean) operating system, which was released with it. It was developed in collaboration with Samsung.

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.

 Among the number of various companies launching phones based on Google’s Android, Google has also launched its own line of smartphones based on Android, called the Google Nexus. Each device in the Nexus line is produced via collaboration between Google and a leading original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partner. The Nexus devices in general have an advantage over other devices in that the Android in the Nexus devices is pure, i.e. the Android does not have any manufacturer or wireless carrier modifications to it, such as a custom graphical user interface. The Android also has an unlockable bootloader to allow further development and end-user modification, all of which is usually blocked on other Android smartphones.

The Nexus 10 is a10-inch tablet computer running Android 4.2 (also named Jelly Bean) operating system, which was released with it. It was developed in collaboration with Samsung. It is Google’s second tablet, directly following the Nexus 7. It features a 10.1-inch, 2560×1600 pixel display, which at the time of its release was the highest resolution display for a tablet. The Nexus 10 features a Samsung Exynos 5250 system on chip, a dual-core 1.7 GHz Cortex A15 central processing unit and a quad-core ARM Mali T604 graphics processing unit. The Nexus 10 was launched in two storage sizes, 16 GB and 32 GB

The Nexus 10 features Photo Sphere, a new camera technology that allows one to take 360 deg Panorama shots. The tablet also features a quick settings menu, allows for application of widgets on the lock screen, as well as gesture typing; an updated version of Google Now; and multiple user accounts for tablets. The tablet offers a new share and customize feature that allows multiple users to create their own profile and customize it according to their own needs. The tablet offers a 5 MP rear camera and a 1.9 MP front camera for video chatting. The tablet does not support SIM capability. The device also allows nine people to chat simultaneously using Google Hangouts. The Nexus 10 is available for approximately USD 399, with the price varying depending on the model.

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

 

Asus Fonepad

Nexus 10

Launch Date

Expected April 2013

November 2012

Company

Asus

Google; designed in collaboration with and manufactured by Samsung.

Size

196.4 x 120.1 x 10.4 mm

263.9 x 177.6 x 8.9 mm (10.39 x 6.99 x 0.35 in)

Display

7" LED Backlight WXGA IPS Panel touch screen

Super PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

1280x800 (~216 ppi pixel density)

2560 x 1600 pixels, 10.1 inches (~299 ppi pixel density)

Protection

N/A

Corning Gorilla Glass 2

Weight

340 g

603g (1.33 lb)

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 1.7 GHz Cortex-A15

GPU

PowerVR SGX540

Quad-core Mali T604

OS

Android OS v4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.2.1 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Intel Atom Z2420

Exynos 5250

RAM

1 GB

2GB RAM

SIM Size

microSIM

N/A

Internal Memory

8/16 GB

16/32 GB storage

Expandable Memory

Up to 32 GB

None

Sensors

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

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

Connectivity

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

WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (MIMO+HT40)

Bluetooth

NFC (Android Beam)

Dual side NFC

Micro USB

Magnetic Pogo pin charger

Micro HDMI

3.5mm headphone jack

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB

WiFi, NFC, USB

Speed

HSDPA 21 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps

-

WLAN

WLAN802.11 b/g/n

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA

Bluetooth

Bluetooth V3.0

Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP

USB

microUSB v2.0

Micro-USB v2.0

Primary Camera

3.2 MP autofocus camera

5 MP, 2592х1936 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

Secondary Camera

1.2 MP

1.9 MP

Video

720p

[email protected]

Camera Features

Autofocus

Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, video-calling

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+/WMA/ Flac player

Video supported formats

MP4/H.264/H.263 player

MP4/H.264/DivX/ WMV player

Battery Capacity

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

Non-removable lithium-ion polymer 9,000 mAh battery

Talktime

3G: 32.5 hours

N/A

Standby Time

3G: 751 hours

-

Available Colors

Titanium Gray, Champagne Gold

Black

Messaging

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

Email, Push Email, IM, RSS

Browser

HTML5

HTML5

Radio

No

No

GPS

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Yes, with GLONASS

Java

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

None

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)
  • Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • 9000 mAh Lithium polymer battery
  • Accelerometer
  • GPS
  • Gyroscope
  • Barometer
  • Ambient Light
  • Compass
  • SNS integration
  • HDMI port
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Document viewer
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
  • Voice memo
  • Predictive text input (Swype)

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