By Anton D. Nagy | April 30, 2013 4:37 AM
We’ve already compared the ASUS Fonepad to its almost twin, the no-earpiece Google Nexus 7, and today we’re taking a close look at the same tablet, this time, against Apple’s latest and greatest small-sized iPad.
The iPad mini is a tablet many have thought would never see the light of day, not from Apple. Still, it’s here for quite some time now and it brings the premium build to the sub-ten-inch form factor. Specs are modest though, from the low-resolution screen to the A5 chip from the iPad 2 days. It manages to offer decent performance and at all times fluid user experience.
The Fonepad is made by the same company that made the Nexus 7, ASUS. It was introduced at this year’s MWC and has two main selling points: the Intel Lexington platform powering it, through an Atom Z 2420 processor, and the earpiece up top, which is a great addition for those who don’t want to carry a phone and a tablet, as well as for those that don’t want to talk on their tablets using the speakerphone or bluetooth accessory options.
Let’s compare these two, looking at several aspects: hardware, performance, and user experience.