Review Specifications and Pricing for the 64 GB ASUS ZenPad S 8" Tablet

Review Specifications and Pricing for the 64 GB ASUS ZenPad S 8″ Tablet

Introduction

The Asus Zenpad S is an affordable lightweight tablet, with a great 2k display @ 2048 x 1536 resolution. At 11.2 ounces, it is fairly lightweight and the price is pretty competitive. So let’s look at a quick review specifications and pricing for the 64 GB ASUS ZenPad S 8″ Tablet.

Quick Specs

  • 2K Display @2048 x 1536 with an IPS Panel and 320 ppi pixel density.
  • Familiar 8 MP rear and 5 MP front PixelMaster camera
  • 4 GB DDR3 RAM with 64GB emmc type storage
  • Intel Atom Z580CA SOC 64-bit processor at 2.3 Ghz (Bay Trail)
  • The graphics is handled by a PowerVR G6 430 chipset.
  • Tablet Weight is 11.2 ounces / 297 g and  the thickness is at 0.26-inch
  • Tablet comes with a Dual-Band WiFi and a,b,g,n,ac support.
  • Dedicated Micro-SD Slot of upto 256 GB additional storage support.
  • The Device sensors include a GPS, Gravity-Sensor,E-compass,Light-Sensor and a Hall Sensor.
  • USB C Connector
  • 15.2 Wh battery up-to 8 hours.

What you will like

  1. The tablet has a sleek design with ample storage and RAM.
  2. It comes with free 1 year subscription of 100 GB of cloud storage from Google Drive.
  3. Performance is peppy and applications respond well.
  4. Budget friendly and value for money tablet.
  5. Excellent consumption device with ample storage for Videos, Music, Books etc.

What you will not like

  1. Poor Battery life compared to other similarly priced tablets. Users have complained about 2-3 hours battery life.
  2. The screen dims automatically sometimes with set to “Auto” mode.
  3. Still runs Android 5.0 with no confirmed upgrade to 6.0 (Marshmallow)

 

Conclusion

Overall, this Tablet is a recommended buy from Asus. The battery issues should not be a major concern and most users would find it satisfactory. The screen dimming issue should be resolved with a future over the air update. If you are in the market for a sub 300$ tablet then this the tablet to go for.

Reviews

  • Performance10
  • Software7
  • Features8
  • Build Quality & Finish8
  • Value for Money9
  • 8.4

    Score

    The 64 GB version of the Asus Zenpad S 8" Tablet is awesome at this price point and there is very little competition. In terms of pure performance, the closest competitor is the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 which is not available in the US. Then there is the Galaxy Tab A from Samsung. On the other hand, The Galaxy Tab S2 is double the price and with more or less comparable hardware specifications. Overall, the Asus Zenpad 8 64 GB is a well balanced tablet. The only let down is the absence of the latest version of Android Marshmallow.


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