HP Slate6 VoiceTab vs Asus FonePad 6 : Tablet Battle

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January 27, 2015 | 0 comments
HP Slate6 VoiceTab vs Asus FonePad 6 : Tablet BattleHi guys, welcome back to this site!

Few years ago, the existence of large-screened smartphones was seen by many people as weird and not ideal for smartphones.

But that soon changed when Samsung and many other Android manufacturers made a huge jump to 5-inch and even 6-inch bandwagon with their smartphones.

Even Apple – which used to be so persistent with its idea that 3.5-inch screen is the ideal size for smartphones – finally had to follow the trend in Android market and made its own 6-inch iPhone 6 Plus.

HP is also one of the companies that feels the needs to enter to this same market as its counterparts with its own device - HP Slate6 VoiceTab.

This tablet – or phablet or giant phone or whatever you would want to call it – is actually not very far different with other big giant smartphones like Samsung GALAXY S4 Mega (Max Plus Super ....) or iPhone 6 Plus.

HP Slate6 VoiceTab vs Asus FonePad 6 benchmarks and gaming performance

So it’s basically a 6-inch device that’s able to take good photos (even in low-light), read books, watch movies, play games or even make phone calls and send text messages.

Yes – you can do all of them on this one single device made by HP.

Besides HP Slate6 VoiceTab, there’s actually some other 6-inch devices that are also capable to do all the stuff aforementioned above – like Nokia Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1320. But that’s not it. There’s more.

This one is coming from Asus. And just like HP Slate6 VoiceTab or Nokia Lumia 1520/1320, this Asus giant phone is also equipped with cellular functionality and stuff.

Okay then, without further ado, this one is called Asus FonePad or Asus FonePad Note 6.

Well, if you’re interested to learn more about my comparison between these HP and Asus tablets or giant phones (if you would), and see how they perform in this review, especially in terms of gaming experience and performance, then here check this one out guys, my comparison review between HP Slate6 VoiceTab and Asus FonePad Note 6.

Introduction

Compared to HP Slate6 VoiceTab, the giant phone from Asus is actually a much better device in the whole aspect, especially in terms of specs.

And that can be seen even at the very first glance of its spec sheet.

It has a full HD resolution on its 6-inch display, Intel Atom processor, stylus support, PowerVR SGX544 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 8MP rear camera with LED flash and some other high-grade specs.

So HP Slate6 VoiceTab is of course not on the same level with Asus Fonepad 6.

The same applies to gaming performance. HP Slate6 VoiceTab with its Marvell quad-core PXA1088 processor, Vivante GPU and 1GB of RAM definitely don’t look promising especially compared to the dual-core Intel Atom Z2580 clocked at 2GHz, 2GB of RAM and PowerVR SGX544 GPU inside the Asus Fonepad 6.

So basically, this thing will blow HP Slate6 VoiceTab out of the water in gaming and graphical performance.

Even so, as a tablet with affordable price tag, there are actually some great things to appreciate from this low-end giant phone from HP. HP Slate6 VoiceTab still has pretty good 720p display, 5MP and 2MP cameras back and front with LED flash, microSD card slot for up to 64GB, newer build Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, good sound quality thanks to dual-speaker grilles, cellular supports and of course, an impressive and premium looking design.

But the questions remain. With all of the strengths and weaknesses found on each of these devices, between HP Slate6 VoiceTab and Asus Fonepad 6,

which one that deserves to be the best gaming tablet in this comparison review?

Which one that is a so much better device in the whole aspect?

Is it worth it to buy any of these tablets, especially for playing heavy 3D games?

You're about to find out about my answers of these 3 questions at the end of this review. So be sure to keep reading!

Design

When pitted side-by-side on the table, of course the design of HP Slate6 VoiceTab looks and feels more premium than Asus Fonepad 6.

And that’s mainly thanks to its metal trim all over the side of tablet, making it look sturdy and solid, plus premium (which kind of reminds me with the same metal trim on old-gen iPhone actually, with curve rectangular shape).

HP Slate6 VoiceTab
HP Slate6 VoiceTab
HP Slate6 VoiceTab 2
HP Slate6 VoiceTab
Asus FonePad 6
Asus FonePad 6
If you look a bit deeper on HP Slate6 VoiceTab, the entire design of this tablet is actually not a huge departure from HP Slate7 Extreme/Tegra Note.

It still has the dual-speaker grilles on the front, the 2 layer colors on the front side and of course, the rectangular corners.

On the other hand, the design of Asus Fonepad 6 still looks pretty good, especially with the use of metal gray trim on the side bezels, which continues to the front side.

I think, the most prominent element found on the design of this tablet is definitely its hole/port for the stylus, which can be really handy especially if you don’t currently use the stylus.

Between the 2, i’ve got to say that HP Slate6 VoiceTab has a much better and more premium looking design than this Asus device. HP totally nailed it with the design of HP Slate6 VoiceTab.

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HP Slate6 VoiceTabAsus Fonepad Note 6

Dual SIM dual stand-by
Released February 2014
720 x 1280 pixels, 6.0 inch IPS capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors (~245 ppi pixel density)
Quad-core 1.2 GHz Marvell PXA1088 Chipset
1 GB RAM
Android OS 4.3 Jelly Bean
5 MP rear-facing camera, autofocus, LED flash
2 MP front-facing camera
microSDcard slot for up to 64 GB
16 GB Internal storage
GPRS
Wi-Fi 802.11
Bluetooth v3.0
microUSB v2.0
Stereo FM radio
GPS
Java
Colors Black
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery

    Micro-SIM
    Released November 2013
    6.0 inch Super IPS+ LCD capacitive touchscreen,
    1080 x 1920 pixels, (~367 ppi pixel density)
    Dual-core 2 GHz Intel Atom Z2580 CPU
    PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU
    2 GB RAM
    Android OS 4.2 Jelly Bean
    8 MP rear-facing camera, autofocus
    1.2 MP front-facing camera
    microSD card slot for up to 64 GB
    16/32 GB Internal storage
    GPRS Class 10, EDGE Class 10
    Wi-Fi 802.11
    No Radio
    GPS
    Bluetooth
    NFC
    USB
    Java
    Non-removable Li-Po 3200 mAh battery (15 Wh)

    Despite not looking as premium as HP 6-inch giant phone, there’s still one thing that makes Asus Fonepad 6 look better than HP Slate6 VoiceTab. And that is its spec sheet.

    So Asus Fonepad 6 comes with much better more powerful specs like a full HD 1920x1080 pixel resolution on its 6-inch display, a dual-core Intel Atom Z2580 processor, 2GB of RAM, PowerVR SGX544 GPU, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, 8MP and 1.2MP cameras back and front, microSD card slot for up to 64GB, micro-SIM card slot, 3200mAH battery and some other standard features like NFC, USB, GPS, cellular support and of course the stylus.

    Meanwhile, HP Slate6 VoiceTab is equipped with 6-inch display with 720p resolution, a quad-core Marvell PXA1088 processor, 1GB of RAM, Vivante GPU (if i’m not mistaken given that Samsung GALAXY Tab 4 7.0 also uses the same processor along with Vivante GPU), Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, 5MP and 2MP cameras back and front, SIM card slot (dual-SIM), cellular support, microSD card for up to 64GB, 3000mAh battery and also some other standard features like GPS, Java, Stereo FM radio, Bluetooth and many more.

    Screen

    The superiority of Asus Fonepad 6 against HP Slate6 VoiceTab actually can be seen right away from the start.

    And that’s from its display, which is 6-inches and sporting the full HD (1920x1080 pixels) resolution, as opposed to the 720p display (1280x720 pixels) found on HP Slate6 VoiceTab.

    So when it comes to sharpness, it’s no brainer that Asus Fonepad 6 is on the higher level than HP’s 6-inch tablet – or giant phone, if you would.

    Doing things like: reading books, browsing the web, watching HD movies or editing documents are definitely so much better to do on Asus Fonepad 6 than on HP Slate6 VoiceTab simply because everything looks really sharp and gorgeous on Asus tablet.

    But even so, having the 720p resolution on a small 6-inch display actually still looks pretty sharp and good enough for most users.

    It may not look as sharp and gorgeous as the full HD display of Asus Fonepad 6, but at least, it’s still good enough for a small 6-inch tablet like HP Slate6 VoiceTab.

    Of course, you will always need to do a lot of pinch-to-zoom gesture especially when reading tiny text in books or magazines, or browsing the web.

    User Interface

    Asus has been known for its customized Android UI along with some added new features. Meanwhile, HP is more confident to use the stock Android UI without doing a lot of changes to its interface.

    And that’s what exactly happens on both devices. Asus Fonepad 6 comes with Asus homemade customized UI, while HP Slate6 VoiceTab ships with stock Android based on the latest version Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

    The most prominent difference of UIs on both HP Slate6 VoiceTab and Asus Fonepad 6 actually can be seen from the widgets and homescreen of both devices – like the weather widget, app icons and many more.

    Not to mention, there are also many cool and useful features provided by Asus on this device, like multiwindow mode and also the note-dedicated features/tasks in order to enhance the stylus experience of this note-taking tablet.

    Meanwhile, HP Slate6 VoiceTab with its stock Android UI, of course has nothing to write home about because its entire UI is the same one released by Google to all of its manufacturers/partners.

    So the features are pretty much standard and the entire look like wallpaper, icons are also similar with the ones on the stock Android UI based on 4.3 Jelly Bean software.

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    As gaming devices, between the 2, of course Asus Fonepad 6 is going to be the champion here against HP Slate6 VoiceTab.

    And that’s not very shocking to know because this Asus tablet is powered by a more powerful dual-core Intel Atom Z2580 processor, plus PowerVR SGX544 GPU and 2GB of RAM – as opposed to HP Slate6 VoiceTab that only ships with less powerful Marvell quad-core PXA1088 processor, 1GB of RAM and Vivante GPU (if i’m not mistaken).

    HP Slate6 VoiceTab may have much better sound quality and gaming experience than Asus Fonepad 6, thanks to its dual-speaker grilles on the front, however, when it comes to graphical and gaming performance, it’s just no-brainer that Asus Fonepad 6 is a much better performer than HP’s tablet.

    Basically, with the hardware specs found inside Asus Fonepad 6 (Intel Atom Z2580 processor, 2GB of RAM and PowerVR SGX544GPU), you’re able to play games like Need for Speed Most Wanted, NOVA 3, Dead Trigger, ShadowGun, FIFA 2014 and many other titles – all in buttery smooth performance and in full graphics.

    However, for latest and most graphically demanding games like GTA San Andreas or Modern Combat 5, i have doubts these 2 games can be played perfectly in full highest graphics.

    Meanwhile, as for HP Slate6 VoiceTab, this tablet is actually still capable to perform well when playing Asphalt 8: Airborne in medium graphics (with sun glare, reflection on asphalt, etc).

    However, when deployed with NOVA 3, this tablet really suffers a lot in performance.

    The game runs really laggy and it’s just not playable on this device. I believe other heavy performing games like GTA San Andreas and Modern Combat 5 would also run really laggy in full highest graphics.

    So if you’re really into gaming and you always want to play the latest 3D games in full graphics, i strongly recommend you to switch to other tablets, instead of HP Slate6 VoiceTab or even Asus Fonepad 6.

    There are HP Slate7 Extreme, HP Slate7 Plus, HP Slate8 Pro, Google Nexus 7 (2013), NVIDIA Shield Tablet, Xiaomi Mi Pad, Google Nexus 9, Google Nexus 10, Kindle Fire HDX 7 or even iPads.

    Anyway guys, if you want to know more about the gaming performance of HP Slate6 VoiceTab and Asus FonePad, including what games that will run on these tablets, check out my YouTube video playlist or Pinterest page. :)

    Cameras

    As the flagship tablet, of course Asus Fonepad 6 is far more superior than HP Slate6 VoiceTab, especially when it comes to hardware.

    One of its superiority can be found on the cameras on this Asus tablet. it comes with a higher much sharper 8MP rear-facing camera, along with 1.2MP shooter on the front.

    On the other hand, HP Slate6 VoiceTab looks more humble with its 5MP and 2MP cameras back and front, along with LED flash.

    So for taking photos, the rear-camera of Asus Fonepad 6 no doubt takes much better sharper shots than the camera of HP Slate6 VoiceTab.

    However, the rear camera of this HP 6-inch tablet is actually not too shabby all compared to the rear-camera of Asus Fonepad 6.

    It may not be as great as the camera quality of Asus Fonepad 6. But at least, it gets the job done and are still worth sharing to your Instagram follower.

    Besides, HP Slate6 VoiceTab still has an LED flash on the back, so if you love taking photos or recording videos at night in low-light condition, then your hobby will be accommodated very well with this HP’s giant phone.

    Battery Life

    Interestingly, despite using a much higher 1080p resolution display, Asus only equips Asus Fonepad 6 with a slightly bigger 3200mAh battery, as opposed to the 720p display of HP Slate6 VoiceTab that comes with 3000mAh battery.

    But according to GSMarena, with that 3200mAh battery capacity, this Asus tablet is still capable to survive around 23 hours in talk time (multimedia), which is really impressive for a tablet with full HD display.

    The most impressively is, the Intel Atom processor inside this tablet is set at really high 2GHz clock speed, which usually will drain the battery much faster.

    So if you’re a power user, i believe you can still expect to see this tablet last all-day-long on a full 100% charge.

    However, if you use it for doing some heavy gaming without resting the screen, of course its battery could drop drastically to probably around 6 to 8 hours.

    The same applies to HP Slate6 VoiceTab. Thanks to its 3000mAh battery, i also believe this device could also be able to last all day on a full charge, even in heavy use.

    This is possible to happen because HP Slate6 VoiceTab only comes with a lower-resolution 720p display, less power-hungry processor and simple stock Android UI, which make this 6-inch device more efficient with the use of battery.

    My Personal Opinions

    So in conclusion, from all the things that i have compared between HP Slate6 VoiceTab and Asus Fonepad 6, i think it’s quite obvious that Asus tablet is the one that comes out as the champion in this comparison review.

    And that’s not really shocking because, in terms of specs, this Asus tablet is just way powerful than the internals found inside HP Slate6 VoiceTab.

    Okay, this HP tablet may look really superior with its premium looking design and solid build quality, not to mention better sound quality thanks to dual-speaker grilles on the front.

    However, on the sectors of display, cameras, gaming performance, battery life and pretty much everything on this device is just better than HP Slate6 VoiceTab.

    Not to mention, Asus Fonepad 6 also comes with stylus, which can be really handy especially if you love writing notes or drawing stuff in your photos, or even creating professional looking paintings.

    So with all of the goodies found on Asus device, i think it’s just really hard to not recommend this device instead of HP Slate6 VoiceTab.

    The gaming performance of Asus Fonepad 6 is also more powerful than HP Slate6 VoiceTab. And that’s thanks to its 2GHz Intel Atom Z25680 processor, 2GB of RAM and PowerVR SGX544 GPU, which are more powerful than the Marvell quad-core PXA1088 processor, 1GB of RAM and Vivante GPU inside HP’s 6-inch tablet.

    Bottom line, if you’re looking for a great powerful note-dedicated tablet with high-grade specs and phone functionality, then Asus Fonepad 6 is definitely a pretty good choice for you.

    Meanwhile, if you’re in the search for 6-inch giant phone with premium looking design and mid-end specs, then HP Slate6 VoiceTab can still be a pretty good choice for you.

    However, if you’re really into gaming, i strongly recommend you to switch to other HP tablets – like HP Slate7 Extreme, HP Slate7 Plus or HP Slate8 Pro.

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