Difference between Asus PadFone Infinity and iPhone 5

Key Difference: The Asus Padfone Infinity smartphone is a slick 5-inch full HD 1920x1080, Super IPS+ with Capacitive Multi touch panel and provides approximately 441 ppi density. The device is a bar phone, with curved corners giving it a similar look to the ‘iPhone’ and ‘HTC One’. The Asus Padfone Infinity Dock is basically the 10-inch tablet shell that allows users to dock their phone into the tablet by sliding it into a slick slot on the back. The iPhone 5 is the latest innovative product of the Apple Company. They have made the new phone slicker, thinner and lighter with even more packed features. iPhone 5 supports a 4-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD screen with 640 x 1136 pixels and 16 million colors. The phone also offers safety features such as corning gorilla class as well as oleophobic coating that keep fingerprints off the front screen.

Asus has announced its latest phone and tablet in the Padfone series, knighted the Asus Padfone Infinity. The original Asus Padfone did not reach the Western Shores but the company states that the Padfone Infinity is set for world-wide launch in the second quarter of 2013. Similar to the original Padfone, the Padfone Infinity is available just as smartphone or along with a tablet dock that allows seamless transition between phone and tablet needs. The Padfone Infinity is a pretty intriguing concept that allows the phone to dock on the tablet, which powers the tablet and transfers all the data on the tablet for use. However, without the phone the tablet is just a shell without any ‘brain’ of its own. The phone/tablet is set to provide serious competition to rivals Sony Xperia Z Tab, iPad 4 and Samsung Galaxy Tab. Let’s cover its features separately.

The Asus Padfone Infinity smartphone is a slick 5-inch full HD 1920x1080, Super IPS+ with Capacitive Multi touch panel and provides approximately 441 ppi density, making the screen visibly sharp, crisp and clear. The device is a bar phone, with curved corners giving it a similar look to the ‘iPhone’ and ‘HTC One’. The phone has a sleek metallic chassis, with a silver brushed look on the back. The phone is powered by the latest 1.7GHz quad-core Krait Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, providing fast responsiveness from the device. It offers the latest Android v4.2 Jelly Bean. The phone has a 2GB RAM and is available with 32/64 GB of internal storage capacity. The phone houses a 13MP primary camera and a 2MP secondary camera, with HD recording capability. The massive battery power allows the phone to provide up to 19 hours of 3G talk time. The company also introduced a bunch of new features such as Asus Echo, SuperNote, ASUS Story, Instant Dictionary and two years’ free Cloud Storage with 50GB ASUS WebStorage. The Asus Echo is the newest personal assistant, similar to Siri that allows the user to activate a number of features (search contacts, make calls, pick up incoming calls, activate the camera shutter for self-portraits, set alarms, change settings, etc) on the phone using voice commands. The new SuperNote supports real-time handwriting to text conversion and is sensitive enough to accurately translate from handwriting to text. Asus Story allows users to create albums and story lines, while Instant Dictionary allows users to translate words, phrases and sentences in emails, web pages or apps.

The Asus Padfone Infinity Dock is basically the tablet shell that allows users to dock their phone into the tablet by sliding it into a slick slot on the back. The slot comes with rubber gromits that ensures that the phone locks into place and does not slide out and fall. When the phone is docked on the tablet, the tablet and the phone synchronize automatically and the apps that were on the screen of the phone automatically re-sizes itself and pops up on the tablet screen. The tablet sports a 10.1 Full HD 1920x1080, Super IPS+ with Capacitive Multi touch panel, similar to the phone, providing a clear and detailed picture on the tablet. The screen on both, the phone and the tablet, have a Corning Gorilla Glass covering. The tablet does not have a processor or anything such hardware on it. It does offer a few advantages to the phone. The tablet houses a 1MP front camera for video calls. The tablet is also capable to output 1080 Full HD video via Micro-USB compatible MyDP interface. The device also has a dialer and is able to accept and make phone calls and send text messages. The phone and the tablet have speakers have the ASUS Audio Wizard audio enhancement providing rich audio experience. The battery as a massive 5000 mAh Li-Polymer, that enhances the battery power of the phone allowing up to 40 hours of 3G talk time. The tablet also has the power to charge the phone three times with a full battery. The tablet starts charging the battery of the phone, when the phone is docked into the tablet.

The high-end phone/tablet hybrid comes with a high-end price of EUR 999 and should be around US$ 1300 when it finally reaches the States. The main purpose of such a hybrid is so that people can use one data plan and it eliminates the need for manually synchronizing the tablet to phone and vice-versa. The phone has also been criticized for the lack of the keyboard, which was one of the features available in the original Padfone. Will the phone be a massive success or failure will be seen when the phone finally becomes available world-wide.

The Apple iPhone 5 is the successor to the company’s Apple smartphone flagship. It is one of the most popular products that have been constantly boosting the company’s sales. Though, Apple originally was assumed to have the most technologically innovative products, many other companies have stepped in to give it good competition.

The iPhone 5 is the latest innovative product of the Apple Company. They have made the new phone slicker, thinner and lighter with even more packed features. Apple claims that the iPhone 5 is 18% thinner, 20% lighter, and has 12% less overall volume compared to the iPhone 4S. iPhone 5, bigger than its predecessors, supports a 4-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD screen with 640 x 1136 pixels and 16 million colors. The phone also offers safety features such as corning gorilla class as well as oleophobic coating that keep fingerprints off the front screen. iPhone 5 comes with the latest Apple iOS 6 that is upgradeable to 6.1. It includes a 1.2 GHz dual core Apple A6 processor, PowerVR SGX543MP3 and 1GB RAM. The phone is available with non-expandable 16, 32 or 64 GB internal storage capacity.

The problem with the new OS is that many features that work only with the iOS 6 do not work in certain territories and Apple has a rolling program that it said will take time to implement across more regions. The phone can also act as a hotspot and can share internet connection over WiFi, Bluetooth, or USB. Similar to the older versions, iPhone 5 is equipped with Siri that allows the user to operate the iPhone via vocal commands. However, Siri has been improved to and supports additional features such as being able to make restaurant reservations, launch apps, make twitter updates, search the internet for queries, etc. iOS 6 features several new and/or updated apps, which includes Apple Maps and Passbook. Apple Maps has also faced hostility as it does not execute properly and has also been known to give wrong directions. The Passbook app is able to retrieve documents such as boarding passes, admission tickets, coupons and loyalty cards. The phone also offers a new charging port, which is much smaller and more compact compared to the old chargers. They will also require a converter if you want to use them with the old charger, docks and other accessories. The phone has also shifted the headphone jack to the bottom of the phone.

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

 

Asus Padfone Infinity

iPhone 5

Launch Date

Expected Release Q2/2013

September 2012

Company

Asus

Apple Corporation

Size

Phone:143.5 x 72.8 x 8.9 mm

Pad: 264.6 x 181.6 x 10.6 mm

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

Display

Phone: 5-inches, Full HD 1920x1080, Super IPS+ with Capacitive Multi touch panel

Pad: 10.1-inches, Full HD 1920x1080, Super IPS+ with Capacitive Multi touch panel

4.0 inches LED-backlit IPS LCD

Screen

Phone: 1080 x 1920 pixels (~441 ppi pixel density)

Pad: 1920x1080 pixels (~441 ppi pixel density)

 640 x 1136 pixels, 16M colors

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass on both the phone and the pad.

Corning Gorilla Glass, oleophobic coating

Weight

Phone: 141 grams

Pad: 530 grams

112 g

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - GSM A1428

CDMA 800 / 1900 / 2100 - CDMA A1429

3G Network

HSDPA 900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - GSM A1428

CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - CDMA A1429

4G Network

LTE 800 / 1800 / 2600 / 2100

LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100 - GSM A1428 or LTE 850 / 1800 / 2100 - GSM A1429

LTE 700 / 850 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 - CDMA A1429

GUI

Asus' UI

IUI

CPU speed

1.7GHz quad-core Krait Qualcomm Snapdragon 600

1.2 GHz dual core Apple A6

GPU

Adreno 320

PowerVR SGX543MP3

OS

Android v4.2 (Jelly Bean)

iOS 6, upgradable to iOS 6.1

Chipset

Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600

Apple A6

RAM

2 GB

1 GB

SIM Size

nanoSIM

nanoSIM

Internal Memory

32/64 GB

16/32/64 GB

Expandable Memory

N/A

No

Sensors

G-Sensor, E-compass, Gyroscope, Proximity, Light Sensor

Accelerometer, three-axis gyro, proximity, compass, ambient light sensor.

Connectivity

GPRS Class 10, EDGE Class 10, LTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB, Wi-Fi hotspot.

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot, micro-USB v2.0.

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC, USB, USB Host.

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth and USB.

Speed

DC-HSPA+, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL

DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 100 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps

WLAN

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

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

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP

Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP

USB

microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB Host

micro-USB 2.0.

Primary Camera

13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus camera

8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality

Secondary Camera

Phone: 2 MP [email protected] camera

Pad: 1MP front camera

1.2 MP, [email protected], face detection, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular

Video

[email protected]

[email protected], LED video light, video stabilization, geo-tagging, check quality

Camera Features

  • LED flash
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch focus
  • Face detection
  • Simultaneous HD video and image recording
  • Touch focus
  • Geo-tagging
  • Face detection
  • Panorama
  • HDR

Sound Enhancement

ASUS Audio Wizard

ASUS Sonicmaster

No

Audio supported formats

MP3/3GP/AAC/AAC+

Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC, HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

Video supported formats

MP4/H.264/H.263 player

Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

Battery Capacity

Phone: 2400 mAh Li-Polymer

Pad: 5000 mAh Li-Polymer

Non-removable Li-Po 1440 mAh battery

Talktime

Phone: 3G: 19 hours

Pad: 3G: 40 hours

Up to 8 hours on 3G

Standby Time

Phone: 3G: 410 hours

Pad: 3G: 920 hours

Up to 225 hours

Available Colors

Titanium Gray, Champagne Gold, Hot Pink

Black & Slate and White & Silver.

Messaging

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

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

Browser

HTML5

HTML (Safari)

Radio

FM radio

No

GPS

A-GPS & GLONASS

A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

No

Additional Features

  • SNS integration
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • ASUS WebStorage (50 GB storage)
  • Organizer
  • Document viewer
  • Photo viewer/editor
  • ASUS Echo
  • Predictive text input (Swype)
  • Instant Dictionary
  • SuperNote
  • ASUS Story
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • Siri natural language commands and dictation
  • iCloud cloud service
  • Twitter and Facebook integration
  • TV-out
  • Maps, iBooks PDF reader
  • Audio/video player/editor
  • Organizer
  • Document viewer
  • Image viewer/editor
  • Voice memo/dial/command
  • Predictive text input

Image Courtesy: asus.com, spigen.com

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