ASUS Fonepad 7 FE171CG Review: Style Sans Substance

asus fonepad 7 fe171cg
Value For Money

Design And Display

The ASUS Fonepad 7 sports a 7 inch display. It is an HD display and though the pixel density at 160 dpi is pretty low, I found the colours and the viewing angles spot on. Infact the display looks premium and watching videos or playing games is a treat on it.

asus-fonepad-7-fe171cgI am impressed with the build quality of the ASUS Fonepad 7. The side bezel has a thin metallic ring around it. The overall look of the device is pretty professional and you would look cool carrying it around.


ASUS Fonepad 7 is a dual SIM tablet
It supports both Wi-Fi and 3G
Memory Card slot is available
Bakplate is non removable
Battery is non removable
Apps are moveable to SD card
OTG support?


antutu benchmarkI ran Antutu benchmark on the tablet. It scored 19,104. This kind of score is achieved by budget tablets and smartphones. It is good enough for regular tasks. As far as multitasking is concerned, it went fine. The 2 GB RAM is a boon.

Regular users: You can run multiple apps and open multiple tabs in the ASUS Fonepad 7. There won’t be lags.

Gamers: Light to moderate games can be run easily on the tablet. However, heavy games are best run at low to medium graphic settings. But then, the tablet heats up pretty fast while running heavy games.


There is a 8 MP rear camera on the ASUS Fonepad 7. The image quality is poor to say the least. The colours are not natural and there is too much saturation. The 8 MP tag is simply not justified. There is no flash either.

The 2 MP front facing camera also disappoints. It gives the quality of a VGA camera and is not good for clicking selfies. In low lights, the face is just not visible!

The last two images have been clicked using the front facing camera.

Battery Life

asus fonepad 7 fe171cg backA 4000 mAh battery powers up the ASUS Fonepad 7. Although the battery last good enough while performing light tasks like sending emails, reading texts and listening to music but throw a slightly heavier task at the ASUS Fonepad 7 and the battery heats up quickly. This speeds up the battery drain. On most days, I had to charge the battery after 6 pm.


What I Liked

ASUS Fonepad got a nice built and looks. The display is nice too. The good part is that unlike many tablets, this one has the option to insert SIM card.

What I Disliked

The tablet heats up quickly which leads to battery drain at a fast pace. The processor could have been more powerful. The camera is not good and this applies for both the front and rear camera.

To Sum Up

The ASUS Fonepad 7 losses out on several aspects. It delighted me with looks and design but couldn’t impress me with its performance or camera. You can avoid this one.