Asus FonePad 7 FE170CG Dual SIM Tablet – Quick Review

Asustek silently launches FonePad 7 FE170CG dual SIM tablet in Thailand. Check Asus FonePad 7 review, availability.

Asus a popular brand when it comes to tablet PCs and FonePad 7 is one of the most selling tablets for the company. Here comes another variant of it named as Asus FonePad 7 FE170CG which arrives in dual SIM version. Eventually the tablet went for sale in Thailand a few days ago and specifications wise this comes with 7-inch 1025 x 600 pixels display, 2 mega pixel rear camera, 0.3 mega pixel VGA front facing camera and sports new Zen UI.Asus FonePad 7 FE170CG Tablet


Display & Processor

FonePad 7 runs on Intel Atom Z2520 processor, basically a dual core chipset clocked at 1.2 Ghz and good enough to run multi-tasking at an bearable speed. Furthermore, 1 GB RAM and PowerVR SGX544 GPU addition means you are well on top of multimedia and gaming on it.Asus FonePad 7 FE170CG Tablet

Asus FonePad 7 sees 7-inch touchscreen display (measured diagonally) with Anti Fingerprint coating on top of the screen. It has very rounded edges with an Asus logo just below the display screen when tablet is hold in right direction. The display resolution might not be HD, but it’s pleasing with 1024 x 600 pixels resolution.

Software, Storage & Features

FonePad 7 runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on top of Zen UI customizations proprietary of Asustek. It’s not the first time that we see Zen UI as it on other Asus tablets as well. There is no details whether FonePad 7 FE170 Kitkat update will be available or not and let’s keep fingers crossed.Asus FonePad 7 Thailand

The tablet arrives in two different internal storage variants of 4 GB and 8 GB both has a micro SD card slot supporting storage of up to 32 Gb maximum. The biggest Pro, it’s equipped with dual SIM connectivity feature with dual standby.

Camera & Battery

FonePad 7 FE170 is equipped with 2 mega pixel primary camera supporting 720p HD video recording but no LED flash light is seen. There is also front facing VGA camera.

From the battery compartment, non-removable 3950 mAh Li-ion makes up the story providing atleast 7 hours of talk time.

Asus FonePad 7 FE170CG

7-inch touch display, 1024 x 600 pixels resolution
1.2 GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2520 processor
Software: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS with ZEN UI
Dual SIM: Yes
2 MP AF camera
2 MP front facing camera
PowerVR SGX544 GPU
Storage: 4 GB/8 GB Internal + Micro SD card slot
3G (HSDPA: up to 21Mbps)
3950 mAh Li-ion battery
Bluetooth, WiFi tether, WiFi
GPS, FM Radio

Pricing, Availability

Asus FonePad 7 FE170CG is priced at 4190 Thai Bahts and is available in White, Red, Blue and Black color variants. Only availability in Thailand is confirmed by Asus Facebook Fan Page Thailand.


Priced at $129 (equivalent Thai Bahts to Dollar Conversion), FonePad 7 FE170CG is an amazing deal. Forget smartphone go with a tablet if size doesn’t matter you the most. If you happen to be reader from Thailand then go for it.