WindowsPhoneMix has reviewed the Asus P835, thought to be one of the last Asus smartphones before they joined up with Garmin. This device with its massive 3.5 inch WVGA screen and trackball excited us for a while when we believed it had an 800 Mhz Marvell processor, but unfortunately we were disappointed when Asus chose to go rather backwards and settle for a run of the mill and sluggish Qualcomm version.
On to the device itself WPM found the screen super-sensitive, found the camera quality ad 5 megapixel reasonable, liked the bundled software, such as the built-in WIFI router, but found Asusâ€™s custom today screen overlay pretty but unusable slow. The battery life was however good, especially for a 1100 mAh device, and WPM found the build-quality to be excellent.
- Metal body (mostly)
- Most sensitive resistive screen
- 3.5-inch WVGA display is great to look at
- Built-in WiFi, BT and GPS
- Decent battery life
- Good Looks
- ASUS Glide is no match for HTC TouchFlo 3D: Less features and slow
- Processor not as fast as the one found in ASUS P565
Read the full review, which includes sample pictures and many screenshots, here.