ASUS PadFone S (PF500KL) Overview and Specifications
This post is composed of the announcement made by ASUS on 2014/07/08 for the ASUS PadFone S smartphone and tablet, having some of the leading technology. The specifications of the ASUS PadFone S is also provided.
ASUS Announces PadFone S with 4G LTE Connectivity
Full HD smartphone and 9-inch tablet offer advanced technology in one device
PadFone S features a unique two-in-one design comprised of a 5-inch full HD Android 4.4 (KitKat) smartphone that docks into the included PadFone S Station to transform into a 9-inch tablet, giving users the flexibility to choose the optimal screen size for any scenario, such as making phone or video calls, composing email, watching videos or playing games. When docked, apps running on the phone are seamlessly resized to fit the tablet’s larger display. Dual front speakers provide rich and immersive sound, and complement the large display to deliver incredible entertainment experiences.
PadFone S has a thin and light design with a stunning In-Plane Switching (IPS) 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) display covered with durable, scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass with an anti-fingerprint coating, so it is able to stand up to the rigors of daily use. PadFone S meets stringent international operator requirements with its ability to pass numerous drop and water resistance tests[i]. This tough design helps protect PadFone S against falls and dings, accidental spills, and getting caught in the occasional rain shower.
Leading technology and innovationPadFone S features support for LTE-Advanced technology, including Carrier Aggregation, to deliver blazingly fast mobile data speeds for an optimal internet experience and stutter-free streaming music and video. The phone shares its data connection with the tablet, so users can enjoy fast internet access in any usage scenario without the need for a separate data plan.
PadFone S is powered by a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 801 quad-core 2.3GHz processor to provide incredible performance so even the latest, most demanding apps and games run smoothly. Its large battery charges the phone when it is docked, providing up to two-times (2X) longer battery life so users can do the things they love for longer. Qi wireless charging support enables PadFone S to be charged without having to plug in a power cable, making charging easy and convenient, while also reducing desktop clutter by eliminating cords and adapters.
PadFone S features a 13-megapixel, f/2.0 aperture PixelMaster camera for capturing stunning photographs that rival or surpass those taken by dedicated digital cameras. It has an external image signal processor (ISP) to provide enhanced noise reduction for smoother, better-looking photos. The camera's Low-light Mode significantly increases camera performance during nighttime and in poorly-lit scenes. By merging adjacent pixels, the camera increases light-sensitivity by up to 400% and contrast up to 200%, resulting in clear and bright low-light shots without the need for a flash.
ASUS ZenUIPadFone S comes with ZenUI, the all-new, mobile user interface exclusive to ASUS mobile devices that was developed around the concepts of freedom, expression and connection. Featuring a new visual design made to be efficient and inviting, it contains modern 'flat' icons, vivid color themes, animations, new ringtones and notification sounds, and a clean layout to present information clearly.
ASUS ZenUI also includes two features — What's Next and Do It Later — designed to free users from actively having to manage the multitude of information they are confronted with daily, and enable them to be more productive. What's Next puts the information currently most important and useful to the user — such as upcoming appointments, new messages and missed calls from VIP contacts, weather at the next destination, and more — front and center on the lock screen, the home screen and in the notification drawer.
Do It Later frees the user to focus on the task at hand, without forgetting about other important things that they need to do later. If a user is in the middle of writing an email and receives a phone call, a simple button tap automatically creates a reminder to call that person back. Users can also save interesting items, like articles, YouTube videos, or any web page, to read later. Each reminder and saved item is collected in the separate Do It Later app and includes a shortcut to perform the related action, such as call a contact or view a web page.
 In compliance with IPX2 and drop test performed on a steel surface from up to 1.5m, this smartphone is protected against falling water and drops. Provided that the cover is firmly closed, the phone is (i) protected against water when tilted up to 15 degrees from all practical directions for up to 10 minutes, water equivalent to 3mm of rainfall per minute in compliance with IPX2; and/or (ii) capable of resisting drops on a steel surface from up to 1.5m. Test is run three times at alternating heights, with impact testing on all sides of the device. All tests were performed on the smartphone only, not including PadFone S Station. Please note that the above information does not constitute as ASUS manufacturer warranty. Please refer to ASUS Warranty Information alone with your product for the detailed information.
PadFone S (PF500KL) Specifications
- PlatformAndroid 4.4 (KitKat)
- ColorDark Ruby/Pure White
143.93 x 72.46 x 9.98 cm (WxDxH)
250.4 x 172.25 x 11.63 cm (WxDxH)
150 g (with battery)
- CPUQualcommSnapdragon 801 MSM8974AB (Quad Core @ 2.3GHz)
- Memory2 GB mDDR3
- Storage16GB eMMC Flash
5GB free lifetime ASUS WebStorage
- Memory SlotMicroSD card (up to 64 GB)
- Connectivity TechnologyWLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth V4.0, NFC
- Network Standard3G :
- NavigationGPS, GLONASS & AGPS
5inches, Full HD 1920x1080
9inches, WUXGA 1920x 1200
2300 mAh Li-Polymer (non-removable)
4990 mAh Li-Polymer (non-removable)
- Standby Time417 /528 hours(2G/3G)
- Talk Time30 /22 hours(2G/3G)
Front 2 Mega-Pixel, PixelMaster
Rear 13 Mega-Pixel, Auto Focus, LED Flash, F2 Aperture, PixelMaster
5 -element lens
Front 1 Mega-Pixel
- VideoVideo Playback :
MPEG4 up to 1080p
H.264 @HD 1080p
Video Recording :
MPEG4 up to 1080p @30fps, 720p @ 60fps
MPEG4 up to 1080p @30fps, 720p @ 30fps
H.263 @ 24fps VGA
H.263 @ 30fps VGA
H.263 @ 15fps QVGA
H.264 Video Decode @ 720p Encode @ 1080p
H.264 @HD 1080p
H.264 1080p Video Encode and Decode @ 30fps
- Audio SlotMini-USB
- BrowserAndroid Browser/Chrome Browser
- MessagingSMS/MMS/IM/Google Talk/Email
- E-MailGoogle Mail/Exchange/POP3/IMAP4/SMTP
- SensorG-Sensor/Proximity/Light Sensor
- AccessoriesTriCover (Padstation)
Side Flip Cover
FDD-LTE: 2100/1900/1800/AWS/2600/900/700 (TW SKU)
FDD-LTE: LTE: 2100/1900/1800/AWS/2600/900/800 (EU SKU)