Asus Fonepad 7 FE375CXG Review: Talk-worthy: Web Browser, Other Apps

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Two browsers

The Asus Fonepad 7 FE375CXG comes with the standard Android browser. It features largely the same functionality as Google's Chrome browser (also included), but tends to be a lot more choppy likely due to it being un-optimized for the recent Atom processor inside.

Chrome provides decent web browsing performance under Android, and comes with integration to its desktop counterpart through your Google account. It also offers incognito browsing, offline viewing, and much more.






The stock web browser

Other pre-installed apps

The Asus Fonepad 7 FE375CXG offers its own file managing app that allows you to easily manage your video, picture, and document files, although there is no document viewer/editor pre-installed. There are plenty for free in the Play Store though (even ones made by Google), so this shouldn't be a problem.





File manager

The custom Calendar looks good, syncs with your accounts including Google, and offers Day and Month views in a split-classy screen configuration. There's also a quick Agenda view that shows all of our events regardless of where they're recorded.





Calendar

The Clock app also features a world clock feature that displays the location across various time zones, and has an integrated stopwatch and time. There's also a calculator app that has advanced functions in landscape mode.





Clock • Calculator

There's a SuperNote app that aims to provide similar functionality as Samsung's S Memo app found its Galaxy Note series, except without the stylus support. It supports a wide range of templates and handwriting recognition that'll automatically separate your writing across lines. A handy Dictionary app is also on board, which can pronounce words and offers a direct link to the Wikipedia article on the word in question.






SuperNote

The Storybook app lets you utilize your photos to create interactive albums that you can then share with other Storybook users. You can choose which photos to include, separate them in any configuration you like, as well as include sound, effects, and text.




Storybook

The Fonepad 7 comes with an equalizer that is always enabled, and allows you to set various sound profiles depending on your usage scenario. Accessing the AudioWizard app lets you quickly set the sound mode using a popup with one of six presets.



AudioWizard

Power consumption can be further optimized using the Power Saver app. You can select from Ultra-saving or Optimized mode, which will toggle keeping the wireless connection active when the device is locked. Customized mode lets you set the brightness levels across the different apps you use.




Power Saver

A ZenLink package of four apps provides added functionality. Personal Computer (PC) Link enables you to control the tablet from your computer, via an application you download from the Asus website. Once the application is installed and the two devices paired, a resizable mockup tablet window appears on your desktop and you can utilize your moutilize to sdiscontinue commands to the tablet.

Remote Link does just the opposite, turning your Fonepad 7 into a remote for your PC. Another desktop app needs to be installed and communication takes place over Bluetooth. The Share Link and Party Link apps are two additional options for quick and easy exchange of photos and what not.





Zen Link apps

When it comes to getting around, the Fonepad 7 relies on Google Maps and Navigation. The app offers much of the same functionality as its web-based counterpart, although you will need a data connection to hold full advantage of the navigation features. Street view mode with digital compass enabled is an especially neat thing that you should definitely check out if you haven't already.

Whatever may be missing in the preinstalled apps, you'll find it in Google's Play Store.


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