After the debut today of the new ASUS PadFone Infinity, the folks of Engadget had some quality time with the device, in the hands on experience shown below. Design-wise, we get pretty much the same device as the predecessor, apart from the new diamond cut on the back.


Also, there will be new color options and the screen bezel is a bit wider than other modern flagships, as you can see. ASUS revamped the design of the UI, with a cleaner look, simplified icons and menus and apps like Gallery and Calendar have also been adapted to the modern age. We’ve got the Snapdragon 800 CPU inside as extra novelty, scoring 22k points in Quadrant, double compared to the original PadFone Infinity.


The AnTuTu score has also brown to 34k, which is 8k more than the original Infinity. It appears that the camera is now rid of all issues related to clarity and noise. Engadget says that the images look sharper and the new camera app offers 9 still camera modes in total, one of them being Hi-Light Mode. This gives 400% more light sensitivity and combines pixels together into a 3 megapixel shot.

There’s a video sample below, if you’re curious. Overall, the new PadFone Infinity sounds like an excellent gadget and an improvement to the already impressive Padfone of the previous generation.