Asus P527 Smartphone

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The brand Asus is associated with motherboards and computers. So if you think same when you hear about ASUS, you may not be wrong. But this perception is going to be changed with the launch of a Smartphone form Asus. Asus is broadening its product range. Asus P527 is a handset with compact design and includes features like Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and a 2-megapixel camera. This is a window Mobile 6 Smartphone and is equipped with many other utilities.

This Smartphone has got the stylishly compact design. It measures about 4.4" long and 2.2" wide and is 0.6 inch thick. It weighs around 4.5ounces. Shape of this phone resembles to that of Sony Ericsson P1i. You can easily slip it into your pockets. It has got an attractive brushed aluminum face and this handset gives you good grip because soft-touch finish on the back. Considering all its features, you can say, this phone is really compact. It has a 2.6" screen with 65K color output and 320x240 pixel resolutions. There is Asus Launcher screen which gathers frequently used applications at one place. Apart from regular keys like navigation keys, talk and end keys, keypad is very soft. With other keys give access to applications like GPS, Bluetooth, and Windows Mobile and voice recorder. It also has a jog wheel/volume locker and OK button for a quick one handed operations on the left side while on right side it has the camera activation key, reset hole and microSD/SDHC expansion slot.

This PDA phone is loaded with smart features and extra utilities. You will have full Office Mobile Suite for document management with its Windows Mobile 6 professional edition. It is also equipped with Microsoft Direct Push Technology real time e-mail delivery. Other utilities include a meeting planner, business card reader, an RSS reader, a ZIP manager, and a backup application.

Its voice features include speakerphone, quad-band world roaming, voice dialing and commands, three way calling, smart dialing and text and multimedia messaging. Phone book has got large memory and sim card hold additional 250 contacts. There is smart feature called Asus CallFilter which lets you blocks unknown callers. There is 2-megapixel camera but no flash or self-portrait mirror. This camera has an autofocus function, self-timer and 2.5x zoom.

Despite being heavily loaded with smart features, Asus P527 gives frustrating performance. Its voice quality is perfect but its general performance is weak. It responds very slowly and gives slow performance.

Asus P527 is among those smartphone which have lots of features and attractive design. But all is zeroed by its very slow performance.

Monty Alexander has written many articles on mobile phones - nokia mobile, asus mobile, htc mobile etc.

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