Manufactured with almost similar names, Padfone 2 and FonePad are two phablets by Asus that have marked the entry of the Taiwanese firm into the niche world of Android.

A blend of smartphone and tablet, touted as phablets, let us compare the specifications and features of both the devices.

Starting with the 4.7-inch Asus Padfone 2, the device is slim, sitting at 10.4mm body. With an easy interface and unusual round grove pattern at the rear, the Padfone 2 is comfy to hold and use. The smartphone runs quad-core Qualcomm CPU and Adreno 320 GPU combo with 2GB of RAM. Interestingly this device can also roll out into a slot with a 10.1-inch tablet adaptor. It comes in 16, 32 and 64 GB variants with 2,140mAh battery.

Coming down to the huge 7-inch Asus FonePad, the device is made to accept a smartphone SIM for 3G calling. Built on Intel Atom Z2420 processor, the device uses PC-like Hyper-Threading cores. Backed by PowerVR SGX540 GPU, the tablet supports 1GB of RAM. The device has a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, which makes it good for reading and watching videos. The FonePad comes in 16 and 32GB variants with a microSD card slot and 4,270mAh battery.

Common features in both the devices include Google’s Stock People app, Android messaging app, Google Play Store and Google Music Store among many.