Have you ever felt the pressing need to have a phone that’s the same size as a 7″ Android tablet, and to hold such a thing up to your head to make phone calls? No? Me neither.
However, this is precisely what ASUS has unleashed upon us with the ASUS Fonepad, which was announced earlier this year at MWC. The Fonepad is a 7″ phone-come-tablet, with a 1280 x 800 HD IPS display, 3MP rear camera and 1.2MP front camera, and a choice of 8GB or 16GB internal storage, which is of course expandable.
The let-down though, apart from perhaps the size of this beast, is that it will arrive running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (instead of the latest 4.2.2 version), but with a giant battery — 4270 mAh — it will provide users with 31 hours of talk time, or 10 hours of video playback (or probably a month of standby time). Unlike many Android devices, the Fonebad will be powered by a 1.2 GHz Dual Core Intel Atom Z2420 processor, which provides punchy performance with reduced power consumption.
What are your thoughts on a device this size? Too big? Just right? Tell us down low.