Asus Fonepad 8 FE380CG Tablet


Rs. 12600.00 (approx)
 
Rs. 13949.00 (approx)
 

Quick Specs:


 INTRODUCTION:

Asus comes with a 8 inch IPS LCD display who has an outstanding design and many other great features such as  quad-core processors, Kitkat OS, 5MP rear camera and 2MP front camera etc. Let’s get into the detailed view of the tablet.

DESIGN:

Asus FonePad 8(FE380CG) looks large in hands and looks attractive with bright colored back panels. The back panels are colored in Black, White, Red, Gold. It designed with dimensions of  214 x 120 x 8.9 mm and weighs 328grams. The back panel is rubberized and has a soft texture. The device feels light. The control buttons are slightly located towards the edge on the curvy. The device is rounded at the edges. The branding at the back side is quite shiny. The volume controls are placed on the right, this time, the power button moved to the side of the volume rockers, the 3.5mm audio jack at the top.

                                              

The USB port for charging and data syncing positioned on the bottom, a metallic earpiece is above the display and three capacitive buttons are on the screen. The plastic back panel is covered with the 5MP rear camera which comes to the very corner,  the back cover is non-removable there is a micro SD card slot, two SIM card slots at the left side.

DISPLAY:

Asus FonePad 8(FE380CG) is packed with 8” IPS LCD display, it is a multi-touch capacitive touch screen. It has a resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels with a pixel density of ~189ppi. Multitouch up to 10 fingers. The screen to body ratio is ~72.3%. It comes with the Oleophobic coating. Displaying around 16 million colors.

                                                 

FEATURES:

Asus FonePad 8(FE380CG) is a dual sim voice calling 3G tablet which runs on OS Android v4.4.2 Kitkat powered by Quad-core 1.33 GHz processor with Intel Atom Z3530 chipset. Having PowerVR G6430 GPU. Consisting of 1/2GB RAM and 8/16GB internal memory expandable through micro sd slot up to 64GB. For capturing photos, it is given with 5MP primary camera at 2592 x 1944  with autofocus and  2MP front camera. The primary camera records video at 720p.

                                                     

It consists of features like Geo-tagging. Stereo speakers are given. Wi-Fi, Hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS options are available. Sensors such as Accelerometer, proximity, and compass are present. It has non-removable lipo battery. It provides talk time up to 21Hrs. Radio is not provided.

 PERFORMANCE:

The build quality of the device is quite good than expected. The most attractive thing about the device is the design itself. The texture of the back panel felt pretty nice. The camera quality is pretty average and dim. You have so many options in UI like party mode etc. It also has power optimizer mode for saving battery. The device is powered by a quad-core processor and running on Android Kitkat version which is the most exciting thing. The viewing angles are ok but not as expected. With 9.1mm thickness it feels very thin and gives an elegant look to the device.  Multitasking is amazing in this thin tablet.

The keypad feels pretty responsive. It has good spacing even usable with large fingers. The touch is also really smooth and no complaints about this. The gaming performance of the device is decent the high-end games also played without any lags. The battery gives enough backup and no need to worry about it. The stereo speakers give a very loud and clear sound and the video play quality is fine. The performance is good and fast.

VERDICT:

Asus FonePad 8(FE380CG) is one of the best tablets with great design. If you want to have a device more than mid range with a very affordable price range at Rs 13999/-, it is one of the reliable oldest brands. It is available at a very affordable price range. 

Asus Fonepad 8 FE380CG Tablet Full Specifications

General
Brand Asus
Model Name Asus Fonepad 8 FE380CG Tablet
Model ID Fonepad 8 FE380CG
Release Date 2014, June
OS
Body
Weight 310 g
Dimensions 214 x 120 x 8.9 mm (8.43 x 4.72 x 0.35 in)
Network
2G Network EDGE/GSM : 850/900/1800/1900,
3G Network WCDMA : 850/900/1900/2100
4G Network No
SIM Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
Display
Type IPS Panel
Size 8" LED Backlight WXGA (1280x800) Screen
Screen Protection Anti-fingerprint coating
Touch Yes, 10 finger multi-touch support
Sound
Speakers Yes, Stereo Speakers with Sonic Master technology
3.5MM Jack Yes
Alert Types Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
Noise Cancellation NA
Mic Yes
Camera
Primary 5 MP Rear Camera with Auto focus( 720p Video Recor
Secondary 2 MP Front Camera
Video 720p
Features Geo-tagging
Data Connectivity
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
GPS Yes
Edge Yes
3G Yes
WLAN hotspot
Bluetooth Bluetooth V4.0
NFC
Infrared No
USB microUSB v2.0
Speed WCDMA HSPA+ UL:5.76 Mbps/DL:42 Mbps
Memory
Internal Storage 8/16 GB,1/2GB RAM
External Storage microSD, up to 64 GB
Memory Slot Yes
Features
Chipset Intel® Atom™ Z3530
CPU Quad-Core, up to 1.33 GHz,64 bit
Graphics PowerVR G6430
Sensors -G-sensor -Ambient Light Sensor -E-compass -Hall s
Browser HTML5
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Radio No
GPS GPS, GLONASS & AGPS
Java No
Others
Battery
Battery 12 hours battery life; 15.2Wh Li-polymer Battery
Talk Time Up to 21 h (3G)
Standby Time N/A
Colors
Colours Black,White,Red,Gold
Warranty
Warranty 1 year manufacturer warranty and 6 months warranty

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