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    Is Asus Fonepad 8 screen pixel density suitable for reading?

    Planning to purchase the Asus Fonepad 8 for e-reading? Check with our experts whether the device's screen pixel density would be ideal for reading or not.

    Is 189 ppi a good resolution to read e books and watch a video of Asus fonepad 8 fe380cg? Will it be crystal clear? I want to buy a tablet with good screen resolution suitable for reading and watching purpose so is the Asus one a good option for me? I have searched many tablets and still confused which one to buy.
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  • First of all, when you are talking about pixel density of a device, you should be aware that most people know that the higher the pixel density, the better the clarity of the screen. However, what most people do not know is that this does not necessarily mean that it is better for you or for the device. It seems excessive pixel density could seriously affect the shelf life of the device's battery and thereby affect its overall performance. What's more, if your vision is not too good in the first place, then what do pixels matter?! What is more important is how sharp your vision is and the distance between your eyes and the screen.

    Coming to the Asus Fonepad 8 which you mentioned, note that the IPS display is of 1280x800 pixels. Detailed analytical tests by experts have revealed that the Asus Fonepad 8 does provide sharp pictures, good brightness and vivid colours, though there does seem some problems with blue & red hues. Like any other similar e-reader, the Asus Fonepad 8 can create problems of clear reading in bright sunlight, but overall it does seem to be good for reading due to fairly good visibility at various angles. You can always check the device in a retail store first before making the actual purchase. See if the font size of text can be increased for better visibility of sentences and comfortable reading.

    Also, if you are looking specifically for the Asus brand, you could check out too the Asus Transformer Infinity. Reviewers of this device have considered its 10 inch screen with 224 ppi as the ideal one for reading as it incorporates a brightness boosting feature to make e-reading better in bright light scenarios. You can install e-reading apps on it, including the one which comes with the device itself. Of course, it is possible that it is not within your budget, but check it out nevertheless.


  • For reading purpose, Asus Fonepad 8 is a good device. But since it PPI is very less, it is not the best device for watching videos.

  • Old Kindle devices have even lower PPI compared to the ASUS Fonepad. However those kindle devices are still in demand for better reading. And the amount of brightness and the e-ink adjustment to be done on that device is higher than fonepad.

    If you want to buy the tablet purely for reading then it is wise to get older or new generation of kindle device. Or simple download Kindle app for your tablet and that should also take care of the screen configurations. Though it may not match the same display configuration like Kindle device but still it is one option to consider.

  • First of all if you are just going to use this device for reading purposes only, then you are going in the right direction. However there are many old kindle devices which also provide suitable functions for reading but buying Asus fonepad 8 will be a better choice. The reason for the same is given below:

    1. Most of the kindle devices are heavier which creates problem while carrying.

    2. Most of the kindle devices does not support external storage option which limits your storage to only 16 GB.

    Yes, for reading purposes Asus fonepad 8 is really an attractive device but it is not the best buy if you want to watch high definition videos, as its PPI density is less.

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