ASUS ZenPad Z8 Android Tablet – Is it Worth Your Money?

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The tablet market is filled with great devices and fierce competition from the likes of Apple and Samsung but those aren’t the only manufacturers to create great devices, there are many underdogs who are trying to make a name for them and the most prolific one is undoubtedly ASUS. The Taiwanese based company launched the ZenPad Z8 Android powered tablet in June 2016 and the manufacturer didn’t shy away from equipping the tablet with powerful hardware pieces while pricing the tablet at an affordable price of $250. Today we will go over the tablet’s design, display and performance to see if it’s truly worth its money.

Design

The tablet features a minimalistic design having its back covered in a refined plastic material that comes with round corners. Using plastic alloy allowed ASUS to make the device quite light, weighing at 310 grams and being 7.3mm slim. The gadget features a premium feel because the plastic material is coated with a texture surface that resembles leather. The front side of the device features a 74% body to screen ratio which is accompanied by a speaker grill placed on bottom side which includes dual stereo speakers. On the bottom side users will be able to find a new USB Type-C port and a microphone jack while the classic 3.5mm headphone jack is placed on the top side.

Hardware Performance

Keeping in mind the fact that ASUS priced the tablet at $250, the device is equipped with rather impressive hardware pieces for that price. The ZenPad Z8 is powered by Qualcomm’s hexa-core Snapdragon 650 processor that’s paired with 2GB of RAM and the processor is able to provide users with stable performances even under heavy usage. The tablet runs apps without any issue and UI navigations feels smooth. The device features 16GB of internal storage space but this can be expanded up to 128GB via microSD card. Now onto the battery, the tablet sports a large 4,680 mAh battery that has a huge battery life expectancy, if you are using the tablet casually and not putting it under heavy usage the battery can last up to three days. In fact, the battery uses Verizon’s network (LTE) to draw additional power. On the downside, while the tablet sports a USB Type-C port it doesn’t support fast charging.

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Camera

Tablets aren’t known for featuring high-end camera lenses, usually manufacturers equip tablets with small cameras just for the sake of it. The ZenPad Z8 sports an 8MP rear camera which surprisingly snaps good pictures but there’s room for improvement. On the front side we can find a smaller 2MP camera but it’s just the right amount to provide users with the ability to make video calls and take selfies. Worth noting is that the camera takes good pictures in good lighting circumstances but in low light situation it doesn’t perform too well.

Display

The 7.9 inch IPS LCD technology display is ASUS’s pride and joy. The display comes with a pixel resolution of 1536 x 2048 and the picture rendering and color representation is rather outstanding because its able to provide vibrant colors. Keeping the brightness level at 60% is just the right amount of for indoor activities but the tablet doesn’t struggle in outdoor sunlight either.

Operating System

As previously mentioned the tablet is powered by Android and because of that it ships with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS but what sets it apart from other Android tablets is the fact that ASUS’s own ZenUI is included in the operating system and it completely changes the software’s design. The Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system comes with useful features such as double tap to wake and gesture shortcuts, but more importantly it enhances the device’s hardware.

Rating: ★★★★★ 

53 Responses to “ASUS ZenPad Z8 Android Tablet – Is it Worth Your Money?”

  1. Asus has been releasing really good products lately. I am using Zenfone 3 (5.2" version) and is satisfied with it. This tablet is one looking forward to.

  2. the best of this tablet is the camera!

  3. I really like the tablet I hope to get it soon !!

  4. abdelrhman elwardany December 29, 2016

    cool

  5. Benefits: Long-voice structure Msthkm- great user interface, screen Mnasbmayb: average yield low quality camera cap Pshtamtyaz: Overall rating 8.5 Efficiency: 7 Features: 9 Design: 8.5 Value: 9

  6. Prashant Singh December 29, 2016

    Don't you think qhd display will slow down the performance and rather than giving 8MP back camera and 16GB ROM, they should have given 5MP and 32GB.

  7. ASUS ZenPad Z8 Android Tablet is a very good gadget. It is also user friendly,

  8. this is so cool !

  9. las descripciones del anterior producto son muy buenas para el consumidor

  10. Good!

  11. its too good

  12. Putu Sanjaya December 30, 2016

    I think the specs ASUS ZenPad Z8 Android Tablet it is good. equivalent to the price

  13. Nice divice... aewsome features

  14. Abhishek Mohan December 31, 2016

    Awsm phone wirh good qualities.

  15. Hemanta Kumar Naik December 31, 2016

    A nice product with attractive features nd affordable price.

  16. Hemanta Kumar Naik December 31, 2016

    It is worth for money,really a nice product.

  17. its good and profitable for our money.its worthy

  18. santhosh kumar January 1, 2017

    its nice phone

  19. ASUS ZenPad Z8 is a amazing product in that money

  20. I think if the tablet looks great, I would buy it

  21. Santanu Maji January 2, 2017

    Of course it's worth your money.
    It's slim and light weight also. Qualcomm’s hexa-core Snapdragon 650 processor paired with 2GB of RAM. 16GB of internal storage space expandable up to 128GB via microSD card. 4,680 mAh battery last up to three days. 8MP rear camera with 2MP front camera for video calling. Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS. All are just for $250. I obviously suggest it to buy.

  22. yes.the android version of the tablet is incredible.other specs is that atlist u should make the wait to be 300g .the thinnest is ok.one of the biggest challange u have is the camera.looking at competition around the market u could have made 16mp camera

  23. yes. it's true.

  24. missdanh January 2, 2017

    stable software and beautiful design,but the device is significantly more powerful and the front camera enhancement can be clearly seen in the picture quality it puts out

  25. I think it is good one in this range.

  26. Good job.one of the best tab in small amount.every thing is good like batri timing rear Cramer ,ram and room

  27. Carl askew January 2, 2017

    A android tablet for $250, not bad. I may purchase one

  28. yes it is really worth for money.and it carries a good software and along that it has good camera .As it contains the android 6.0 as a updated version.And it is also a good gaming gadget........

  29. Interesting site, interesting product I also like how you give the cell phone in a didactic way

  30. Good Job

  31. nice phone going to buy

  32. very very good product

  33. ethan hunt January 4, 2017

    loved the article, it helped me a lot, i'm going to buy this device

  34. Thanks for the contribution of this article, since, I have been thinking whether to buy it or not buy it to me, so my doubts have been eliminated.

  35. yorman ramirez January 5, 2017

    Look amazing very pretty tablet.

  36. Cool device . Thanks for the info re

  37. The market is oversaturated!

  38. johnwick January 5, 2017

    well z8 is new in technology it also support new technology
    and also support usb 2.0 or 3.0 otg tech.
    but good in gaming

  39. rishabh January 5, 2017

    It's slim and light weight.it's worth your money.

  40. wf Masuk January 5, 2017

    Great. I Like it. Really Amazing Tab. 🙂

  41. Shilpa Yadav January 5, 2017

    I had used asus mobile phone .its awesone, now i will definitely try this tablet

  42. 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS whoaaa!! at this amazing price n Hardware is also Cool

  43. Mayerlin January 5, 2017

    excelente dispositivo, mejores tecnologias cada segundo, me encantaria poder adquirirla algun dia

  44. Cool device thanks you men.

  45. susej amzedel January 5, 2017

    Interesting site, interesting product I also like how you give the cell phone in a didactic way

  46. i like it..

  47. Look amazing very pretty tablet.

  48. Brishketu January 24, 2017

    The device is easy to use

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