Looking great on the specs - shame there's not a larger and removable battery, otherwise it's stacking up well. I was a little surprised that Asus didn't wait for a SD83x SoC.
I quite like what Asus have been doing lately and have been waiting for this device to land. Big thumbs up for 8GB RAM and expandable storage. The cloud may be the future but don't tell me I don't need a micro SD card slot!
Any rumours on price yet? I'm primed and ready to buy because my Galaxy Note 2 needs to be put into retirement....
arzam, 05 Jan 2017Quite a bad battery life for 8 gb of ram. Could've been much more for a big phoneI agree.....
Quite a bad battery life for 8 gb of ram. Could've been much more for a big phone
Shaun Moroz, 04 Jan 2017This phone is actually nice, and to be honest, has nice specifications and I kind of like the ... moreI really enjoy it myself.
Capacitive buttons, I don't mind...it saves the screen from on-screen ones when watching videos...or playing games, which can be frustrating if the app has buttons over where the on-screen controls appear. So I get it, they do make those bezels nice and large though. Personally I prefer the fingerprint/power on the back, but again, its personal preference, and I can adapt.
If this is what the Phab2 Pro was supposed to be, I'd be all for it.
Anonymous, 04 Jan 2017Very much so...Lenovo shot that thing in the foot with the SoC selection. I do notice with... moreThis phone is actually nice, and to be honest, has nice specifications and I kind of like the design, at least the back design. I hate the front design because of the capacitive buttons. Yuck.
Shaun Moroz, 04 Jan 2017Way better than the Lenovo Phab2 Pro, that's for sure.Very much so...Lenovo shot that thing in the foot with the SoC selection.
I do notice with this phone...it really reminds me of newer Samsung flagships in the front...and the old Samsung Captivate Glide in the back (With a different camera module.)
Y'all should fix your specs list. Since this phone is Daydream-Ready out of the box, per Google's N Compatibility Document, the display MUST be capable of low latency and persistency, which means it's gonna have an AMOLED/OLED display. So unless there is a new LCD tech I'm not aware of, and since ALL Daydream-Ready devices thus far have been AMOLED/OLED, I'm pretty sure that ain't gonna change.
MUST have an embedded screen, and its resolution MUST be at least be Full HD (1080p) and STRONGLY RECOMMENDED to be Quad HD (1440p) or higher
MUST measure between 4.7″ and 6″ diagonal
MUST update at least 60 Hz while in VR Mode
The display latency on Gray-to-Gray, White-to-Black, and Black-to-White switching time MUST be ≤ 3 ms
The display MUST support a low-persistence mode with ≤5 ms persistence
Device implementations MUST support Bluetooth 4.2 and Bluetooth LE Data Length Extension.
^ I'm not aware of an LCD, IPS or otherwise, that can meet those conditions.
Claudiu.Lucian, 03 Jan 2017The front looks like a Samsung... But an interesting device considering the hardware. Sammy front + nokia x7 camera module