Samsung Disatisfied, 15 Jul 2016This budget tablet is fantastic. I had it now for 3 years. Battery life very impressing. Petfo... moreNot really, I think only good Fonepad is this original Fonepad, as this is being the sibling of Google Nexus 7 tablet 2012. Other newer Fonepad actually is having quality issue, due to latest Intel Atom processor, which caused many overheat, and cause apps to lag.
ASUS now are focusing on Zenfone series. The only closest thing you can get for upgrade is ASUS Zenfone 3 Ultra.
techmind48, 28 Jun 2017I am using Asus FonePad7 K004 ME371 with Android 4.1.2 OS.
Wanted to upgrade to Android 4.3 O... moreThis is not just issue for this Fonepad, but is ASUS brand overall issue with Android OS updates.
Much like other reputable brand, this Fonepad is considered not popular, and won't be in the list for future Android updates.
If you really considering OS updates are important, buy Apple product, or other popular Android tablet from company like Samsung (well, only high end popular model being have regular updates, other low end model will face the same issue)
Tessa, 12 Nov 2014How do i remove the Sim card? Man do you read the coments?
I am using Asus FonePad7 K004 ME371 with Android 4.1.2 OS.
Wanted to upgrade to Android 4.3 OS, but there is no support from Asus company.
Even after sending several mails to Asus customer service there is no help.
Asus has overlooked people having Asus Fonepad 7 but support is given for Asus Zenpad and other products.
I request all people having Asus FonePad 7 ME371 tablet to jointly appeal to Asus to provide help for people having this tablet.
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had for 3 years.. only complaint - can't downlad apps..... no firmware upgrade.
so when i contact support here in OZ Asus try to charge me $5 for a question and call it an email question not a firmware question - bots must be poorly programmed.
When the K004 dies will I buy latest Zenphone...
Anonymous, 08 Jan 2016Anyone facing the delay of picture while streaming YouTube ? Even on Facebook also ...Any meth... moreif u r using it with 8g up to 16g memory card inserted it goes slow. rather remove all the videos u will c d result. it is superfast. i have been using it for almost from 2013.
Dearest gsmArena and Asus supporters,enthusiasts and readers.Mr.anonymous 3 opinions are right.This good quality smartdevice tablet,unfortunately,discontinued,but after almost 4 years of using it,it is still works very well!!Tablet is so lovely that all households family members use it and continue their users incomplete works!!!?Because we have nothing secret to hide!Of course,this tablet itself has two superior quality default apps that they are still unique in researching all tablets nowadays!!Its browser,HTLM5,and extraordinary file manager!!!You can copy or transfer everything from internal memory to external memory and vice versa!!!Its keyboard and ultra saving battery are exlent too....Hopefully,a day comes that we see its complete 10.1 inches of this quality tablet as Fonepad plus 10.1 with todays standards!!!A question from Mr.Anonymous!?What about its upgrading to android 5 lollipop!!!?Thanks to answer+thanks all mentioned names.Omid46....
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..!