I got one a week ago; hands down a winner in my books. ONLY/1st Dual Sim, Fone, Tablet. No hassles with Android 4.2; my motto: 'if it aint broke, don't fixit. Did a update via Asus proprietory update: that verifies files b4 & after update: the better way to update.
Battery lasted 3x days after only 2nd charge: using gps, wi-fi, dual sim, etc. My verdict: if you're a phototgrapher: get a Nikon or a SAM/Appl as fall back. If you want well developed and supported 'workhorse' with a bit of glam: 'go ASUS.
Bought Asus Fonepad 7 ME175CG-3G Dual SIM just a week ago. After unpacking, my first step was update to KitKat 4.4.2. Update went smooth (total 3 updates). After update and full reset, I inserted SIM and enjoying it a lot for all my needs. Where is my laptop?
-Extremely smooth and fast. No slowdown, no crash, no hang
-All the apps including Office, Multimedia, Maps, Utilities, Social, Browsers, etc. are fully compatible and no problem at all due to Intel processor. Great work :)
-Hardware is good. Screen quality, viewing angles and colors are great. Buttons feedback is great. Camera (FC & BC) is good only
-Apps are moveable/installable to SD Card. USB OTG supported as well
-Battery life is great. Continuous usage (browser, Facebook, google+, etc.) lasts for 10 hrs.
-Call quality is clear & great. 2G/3G works fine
-eCompass & Accelerometer works fine
-1080p video recording/playback quality is good. Love Full HD videos much on Fonepad
-Built-in apps are mostly good for general use. I love and prefer Asus keyboard on Google keyboard
-In KitKat 4.4.2 update, mini apps have been replaced with top menu with buttons to launch calculator, note, memory cleaner and handful of useful shortcuts
-Asus ZenUI is simply beautiful
-Due to 1 GB RAM, Facebook sometimes becomes unresponsive for 1-2 seconds. I will consider it software glitch as Facebook is too buggy on other platforms as well. All other apps (~50+) are working without any problem. Have also enabled CCleaner Antivirus
-No flash light... :( One shouldn't have high hope of flash light in tablet/phablet
-Camera is not good for indoor/poor lighting
-Battery charging time is high...takes around 3 hrs. for 20% ---> 100% if one don't use it. Takes 4 hrs. if you use it during charging
-Speaker is poor although has good bass. External portable speaker(s) recommended for multimedia usage
-Due to weak graphic processor, gaming is not great. 2D and few 3D works good. Heavy 3D games are jerky/slow/hang, e.g., Iron Man
3/Subway Surfer/Dead Trigger works great but sometimes graphic glitches during high action scene
Overall 8/10 experience. I will recommend it over Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 because of high hope of future updates as well as great quality
Dilip, 21 Aug 2014Dear Friends, Can you please suggest which tablet shall i prefer? Iam confused between ASUS... moreplease don't go for ASUS phonetab 7. I have been using it since Jan 14. It has pathetic pair of speakers you cant hear a song even from 5ft distance. it hangs a lot.
Can you please suggest which tablet shall i prefer? Iam confused between ASUS Fonepad 7 and Samsung Galaxy Tab3/4.
maneli, 01 Aug 2014What do you mean about floating features? instant dictionary for example? I spent my whole day... moreThere were several floating apps and dedicated soft button in the extreme left of the set of FOUR soft buttons at the bottom of the tablet. With Kit Kat update this dedicated soft button was removed along with the attached apps and now only three buttons can see. If you see the picture on this page also you can see four bottom buttons. Floating apps are very useful while you need to refer a document and do calculation keep looking the content of that document as well as getting notes. Because you can see all together.. on the screen. Asus has not considered to give this feature again yet...! :-( I used these apps before. very helpful
where we can order the screen of asus fonepad 7 model KO12(FE170CG)? because my asus tablet screen was damage,but it is still working.please help me.thank you.
I Updated my tablet to kitkat successfully.
but battery always shows 100% charged and all of sudden the tablet shows message : Low battery and shuts down, this is really painful.
you guys gotta fix this ASAP and release the update...
Vijay, 11 Aug 2014Hey, I was reviewing through the specification of Asus fone pad 7 and it states 1.6 GHz pro... moreyou bought Asus fonepad ME170MG or ME175MG they have 1.2 ghz processor..but ME372MG has 1.6 ghz processor
AFTER updating to kit kat i had a problem when connecting or linking contacts from different accounts it doesn't connect or link please help
Xceed, 08 Aug 2014After upgrading to KitKat,it worked perfectly and smooth.Mine is ME372CG. The drawback is just... moreBut i read like, it got two speakers in the front, and is of good quality sound. It aint working well?
I was reviewing through the specification of Asus fone pad 7 and it states 1.6 GHz processor however that has model has only 1.2 Ghz process hence I think they need to update correct/accurate data...
i am facing a problem i my new asus phonepad (ME175CG)
one that i can't tranfer the APK files using file transfer , even bluetooth works very slow ?
does dis happen wid anyone ever plz answer ?
It seems Asus fonepad me175 is a complaint product, so I want to change to other device....
gk, 07 Aug 2014I'm planning to buy this device, i would like to know if we can access internet from SIM? or w... moreYou can acces internet through sim card without wifi !) I have this device =)) works fine
LK, 21 Jul 2014With the KitKat update floating apps are removed. This is not fair at all. Gave some grate fea... morewith, lost the floating apps after the update to kit Kat!!!!
can I go back to 4.3??????
After upgrading to KitKat,it worked perfectly and smooth.Mine is ME372CG. The drawback is just the poor speaker.