This budget tablet is fantastic. I had it now for 3 years. Battery life very impressing. Petformance is optimum. Phone functions and sound are great. I have the 8GB version therefore be careful with program installation as it may slow down the performance. I bought later on Samsung galaxy tab S 8.4. A total disaster tablet. Don't be fooled by big names. I posted several times my own opinion which many are sharing with me. I think ASUS are doing a fantastic job. This tablet is my favorite. Only drawbacks are camera resolution and lack of OS upgrade, no big deal for this super horse.
I've had an original Fonepad for three years now. I've performed a factory reset on it twice now, including yesterday (July 3). It works as well as it did the first day I bought it.
The thought has occurred to me to pair it with a compatible smart watch such as the Sony Smart Watch 2, which I might be able to get now at a clearance price.
I figure a smart watch is a pretty natural companion to the Fonepad, and the Sony SW2 is one of the very few I've come across that is compatible with the Fonepad's Android 4.1 OS.
Anyone here use their Fonepad with a smart watch?
Anonymous, 14 Dec 2015Can I use OTG cable in my tablet ME371MGYes, absolutely can use OTG on this ASUS FonePad, can connect USB drive, mouse and keyboard.
omid46, 05 Mar 2016Dearest factwriting gsmArena and Asus friends and followers.With the greatest respects to all ... moreSadly, ASUS is no Samsung, LG, HTC or Sony.
This FonePad is considered discontinued and no update will be made.
It will stick to Android 4.1.8 only, with latest firmware WW_3.4.0 released on 2014 Nov 25.
I have this FonePad more than 3 years, and seriously, it is that reliable that cause me less headache.
Still, regarding the update, many apps and games still playable, but due to it's 8GB internal memory only, so only very little apps and games can be installed.
It's latest successor is ASUS ZenPad series.
If don't mind bulkiness, it's underrated ASUS Padfone S with tablet station is a better choice than those.
waqas, 30 Mar 2016i dont think its a very good phonepad. its not supporting facebook messenger chathead while pl... moreused this tablet for more 2 years as a second hand device...n it is still working great until now n have no prob with facebook apps that being installed...
omid46, 05 Mar 2016Dearest factwriting gsmArena and Asus friends and followers.With the greatest respects to all ... morei dont think its a very good phonepad. its not supporting facebook messenger chathead while playing hayday or some other games with the same graphics.
Just bought second hand Asus fonepad7think it's great except for when I'm texting any of my contacts like u wud on any mobile the writing is so small IV gone to settings on phone and clicked huge but not working
Dearest factwriting gsmArena and Asus friends and followers.With the greatest respects to all opinions and reviews,hereby I want to disclose an important fact about this good fonepad!Though it is made 3 years ago,but amazingly I discover something very new in this now affordable tablet!!!However I don't whether or not Asus the third very important manufacturer of devices in the world,but I still expect its kindness of upgrading and updating this device constantly,hopefully.I ALSO REQUESTING HONEST GSMARENA TO UPDATE ITS VERY USEFUL AND IMPORTANT PHONE GLOSSARY!?Thanks gsmArena,Asus,all responsible and all readers,public and followers.I forgot to inform you that I am satisfied with this tablet...Good luck all.Justice Rights.Omid12omidvar.
im experiencing no network service in my tablet tried the factory reset but still ther is no network!! please help!!!!!
Anyone facing the delay of picture while streaming YouTube ? Even on Facebook also ...Any method can solve thr problem ? Really annoying problem
Anonymous, 18 Aug 2015This is of the hardware issue.
I recall this happen before my Fonepad is dead.
Whenever I op... morewe have the issue " unfortunately messenger has stopped and unfortunately gapps has stopped..i 've gone through factory resetting, clear cache, clear history in all that..it doesn't work even my Fb its not working, ....its so annoying..!
Nesta, 29 Jul 2015anyone here using facebook messenger video call? mine only voice call. why is it?did resolve your problem ? I have the same issue
i am using ASUS ME371MG since 06/2013, now sd card slot not detecting my my external micro chip, i went to a service centre at Kolkata, they took a diagnosis charge Rs.250 and declared in written that i have to replace my mother board which costs 9400/-. I do not understand why they are not replacing the slot. now by 9400/- i can buy a new phone of same is possible. ASUS drawback found.
Absolutely no problems with this. Been a fun device from teh start. I've cracked the screen several months before (definitely, my bad) and again, and again. Geez! But am still using it now. Fell several times already, back metal plate flew off but when I placed it back on, still works! Though there may be some lapses in the tactile area due to the many cracks. But still this is one tough dude! Perfect for the versatile (physical) multitasker!
Mine was dropped from the top of cupboard. Its backcover was squeezed open on th corner but fantastic no screen crack. I pushed it back by thumb and it returned as it was before. It is a tough device even not a fast one. Need a bit patient browsing. Other then this is fine.
While using Facebook and what's up my asus phonepad 7 in screen right edge letters are missing why? Any body having problem s like this pls tellme the remedies.
It is a Good and Quality device... I already own it for 2 years and still fully working, no lagging, no hang and screen still sensitive like new one... It was the best phablet (Phone + Tablet) in it's Price Range...