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ASUS Malaysia: Padfone 2 launch event

Finally, ASUS Malaysia launched the 2nd generation hybrid smart device – Padfone 2, with near two months behind Taiwan (Oct 16th, 2012), and Malaysia is the 3rd country to launch the device. The Asus Padfone 2 Media Gathering event was held on 3:00pm at 7atnine, The Ascott Kuala Lumpur.

Here are some details i extracted from the event:

  • Pricing: RRP of Asus PadFone 2 with PadFone 2 Station in Malaysia will be RM 2,799
  • Available for sale from 13th December 2012 onwards
  • Only 32GB available for the moment
  • Black Color available now, White coming on January 2013
  • PadFone 2 Station does not have a keyboard dock
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will be available for update on Next Week
  • 50GB of Asus WebStorage free for 2 years (Cost 37.49/yr to continue)
  • 649g of weight (Asus PadFone 2 with PadFone 2 Station)
  • Camera 6 fps with Burst mode up to 100 shots compare to 99 shots on HTC One X+
  • LTE-equipped, Download: 100Mbit/s and Upload: 50Mbit/s
  • Equipped with Asus SonicMaster technology and audio tuning by Waves
  • Asus bundle apps: SuperNote 3.0, Instant Translation and Aicloud
  • PadFone 2 Specs

  • OS: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (Upgradeable to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean)
  • Display: 4.7″ Super IPS+ (550 nites), 720 x 1280 pixels / 312 ppi
  • Scratch-resistant Corning Fit Glass with HCLR Film (anti-fingerprint coating)
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 quad-core APQ8064 1.5GHz processor with Adreno 320 graphics
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Storage: 32GB internal storage options (no memory card slot)
  • Main Camera: 13-megapixel BSI Sensor, f/2.4, LED flash (from Sony)
  • Front Camera: 1.2-megapixel
  • Battery: 2140 mAh Lithium, non-removable (Talk time: 16h with 3G)
  • Body: 137.9 x 68.9 x 9 mm, 135g
  • Colors: Black and White
  • PadFone Station Specs

  • Display: 10.1″ IPS with Capacitive touch panel, 800 x 1280 / 149 ppi
  • Scratch-resistant Corning Fit Glass with HCLR Film (anti-fingerprint coatin
  • Front Camera: 1-megapixel
  • Body: 263 x 180.8 x 10.4 mm, 514 g
  • Battery: 5000 mAh Lithium
  • Colors: Black and White
  • Asus SonicMaster speaker
  • Click here: “Where To Buy” for dealer list and official annoucement from Asus Malaysia: “[Press Release] Live Life Intuitively with ASUS PadFone™ 2“. Photo Shots from the Asus PadFone 2 media gathering event:

    ASUS Malaysia: Padfone 2 launch on 13th December 2012

    Numbers of smartphone and tablet coming to Malaysia in this end of the year. For Asus, “It’s Intuitive!” Padfone 2, 2nd generation hybrid smart device will be Landing on our country on 13th December 2012 (Thursday) as mentioned by ASUS Malaysia.

    PadFone 2 Specs

  • OS: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (Upgradeable to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean)
  • Display: 4.7″ Super IPS+, 720 x 1280 pixels with Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 quad-core 1.5GHz processor
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Storage: 16/32/64GB internal storage options (no memory card slot)
  • Main Camera: 13-megapixel, f/2.4, LED flash
  • Front Camera: 1.2-megapixel
  • Battery: 2140 mAh Lithium, non-removable
  • Body: 137.9 x 68.9 x 9 mm, 135g
  • Colors: Black and White
  • PadFone Station Specs

  • Display: 10.1″ IPS with Capacitive touch panel, 800 x 1280,
  • Scratch Resistant Corning® Glass with anti-fingerprint coating
  • Front Camera: 1-megapixel
  • Body: 263 x 180.8 x 10.4 mm, 514 g
  • Battery: 5000 mAh Lithium
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 MTP (Media Transfer Protocol)

    UMS (USB Mass Storage Mode) is not available on Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note (latest firmware). User have to use MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) to transfer file. According to reddit comments titled “Whoa, whoa. ICS doesn’t support USB mass storage?“, differences between UMS and MTP:

  • Not all the operating systems are compatible with the MTP
  • MTP mode allow user to access files on phone storage while connected to PC

  •   (Previous firmware)

      (Current firmware)

    Transfer files using MTP Mode

    This mode only works on my most recent Windows 7 laptop, it does not work on my Ubuntu PC and Windows XP Pc. After refer to “Ice Cream Sandwich explained: MTP – what is it, why use it, and how to set it up“,

  • For MAC users, install third party software: Android File Transfer
  • For Windows XP users, install Device(Install),USB Driver (Software) (ver.v1.4.6.0)
  • For Ubuntu users, refer “[How to] Connect your Android Ice Cream Sandwich Phone to Ubuntu for File Access“.
  • In addtion, i’ve tested on PC with Windows Media Player 9, but it only allows to limited file-type to transfer through Windows Media Player. After updated to Windows Media Player 11, it allows to transfer any file-type with Windows Explorer as image below:

    The reason for this are explained in article “MTP Function Driver“, “Media Transfer Protocol (commonly referred to as MTP) is part of the “Windows Media” framework and thus closely related to Windows Media Player. Support for Media Transfer Protocol in Windows XP requires the installation of Windows Media Player 10 or Windows Media Player 11.”

    Comparing Samsung Galaxy S3 with HTC One X

    Sister of mine just got a White Samsung Galaxy S3, immediately play with it and compare it with my HTC One X. After helping sister to set all the things up and using it for few days, these are some of the differences that i discover:

  • Display
    There are mixed comments with these two screen display. There are few display pre-set available on Galaxy S3 which you can’t find on One X, i chose “Dynamic” for Galaxy S3. Personally, i do find Multimedia enjoyment is better on Samsung Galaxy S3, especially watching high resolution video on the phone and playing games.

  • 3 dots menu
    The annoying 3 dots menu doesn’t exist in Galaxy S3, this helps to maximize the usage and advantage of large 4.8″ screen while playing games or using applications. For your info, 3 dots menu happened because of application developers din’t or yet to adapt Android Design Guide for ICS.

  • Phone Design
    Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with less weight but in exchange of flimsy, ultra-thin back cover that feels fragile and easily cracked. You really do need an extra casing to protect this pretty phone to avoid heart breaking incident happen. Unlike HTC One X which i don’t really care because of its tough and solid body (i’m using it for outdoor activity like hiking and running).

  • Front Camera
    The 1.9MP front camera on Galaxy S3 is impressive, smoked HTC One X 1.3MP front camera (bad ISO control, bad white balance and extreme noisy in low light). The reason it makes so much different between two is because of better sensor equipped on Galaxy S3. For HTC, i see what you did here, cutting build-cost by filling in aged and older sensor (which perform like year 2001, 2002 Nokia low cost 1.3MP back camera) for front camera.

  • Smart Features
    All these Smart Features really does it jobs well, especially the Smart Stay. It doesn’t fade to dark screen while your eyes on it. The direct call feature do make sense, speed up whole process of communication while in the case of hurry. As for S-Voice, got bored within few minutes since apple’s Siri already there, not much different here.

  • Others
    2,100mAh Battery doesn’t seems much of different here, since still need to charge it at least once a day and smart features does consume some juice. Responsiveness doesn’t make much different between these two phones. Sound quality on speaker sounds the same, just the HTC One x comes with Beats‘s pre-set that “help” your music sounds “nicer”.
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