The ZenPad Z8s looks just like a premium tablet. It has a back that is matte with a shaded gunmetal color and the plastic backs and a top bezel holding a rear shooter of 13 megapixels. Small chromium highlights decorate the corners of the tablet and the back camera, making the ZenPad Z8 really outstanding. In the middle of the shell is this bright silver Asus logo, whilst in the bottom is the smaller Verizon logo. This is the lightest 8″ tablet I’ve seen before, and measures 8.0x 5.3x 0.27″and weighs 10.7 ounces. The Amazon Fire HD 8 weighs 13 ounces and the Apple iPad 9.7 inches covers 16.5 ounces, for example Lenovo Tab 4 8.
Its compact body makes it look elegant and modern, so if you work with it on a daily basis, its exterior will make quite an impression. Its metallic texture feels amazing to touch, while its aluminum body makes it one of the lightest tablets. It only weighs 306 g and it is 6.9 mm thin. Reading a book or the news on this tablet, while sipping from a cup of coffee in a nice café will definitely make you feel fancy.
Display and Audio
The 2048x 1536 display of the Asus ZenPad Z8 is on par with the screen of the pixel-rich iPad. When watching movies, you will observe the crisp and colorful screen of the ZenPad. The resolution is able to produce the characteristics of people so clear that their pores becom noticeable. The ZenPad Z8s has advanced brightness, reaching 439 nits, compared to other 8-inch tablets on the market. This score exceeded the Tab 4 8 (429 nits) and Fire HD 8 (380 nits) displays, as well as the average category (392 nits).
The Asus ZenPad Z8s generated sound noisy enough to fill a tiny conference room thanks to its dual stereo speakers at the bottom of the tablet. Users will be able to hear the booming bass, synth and vocals obviously. The model has the AudioWizardapp pre-installed so you can change your hearing experience with one of the six sound methods (Power Saving, Music, Movie, Recording, Gaming and Speech) supplied.
Performance and battery life
The Asus ZenPad Z8s delivers reliable performance for all your media needs with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor and 3 GB of RAM. When opening several tabs in a browser, you will be able to browse the internet and inspect social media notifications with ease. When alternating between apps, you will not encounter any stutter.
Usually the output of ZenPad Z8S is passable. While we found slow-downs, responses sometimes delayed, and framerates fell in matches, everything else seems to have worked well. When you open the phone cabinet, Recent Apps or pick up the laptop, the lag is most visible.
Basically, changes in content appear to be struggling on-screen. Most of the time it runs smoothly, but the little hiccups are noticeable. ZenPad Z8s from Asus operates on Android 7.0 (Nougat) and is preloaded with applications from Google. We liked the split-screen perspective of Nougat as it allowed me to handle various duties simultaneously. The interface has a straightforward aesthetic of Android. Using the touch screen, home, back and overview buttons, navigation is achieved. The only downside we found was the lack of backlighting with the capacitive Back and Recent Apps buttons, which made using the ZenPad in dark conditions a bit tricky. As far as cameras are concerned, there is nothing very exceptional about the Asus ZenPad Z8S. The front-facing 5MP camera is decently sharp, with
some fun filters that can be used in both images and Full HD video.
The back camera is equipped with the same filters and some other configurations, but it demonstrates to be a missluster primary camera. The Asus ZenPad Z8s is not top-level when it comes to a long-lasting battery. On the Laptop Mag battery test (continuous web surfing via Wi-Fi), the tablet lasted only 7 hours and 45 minutes. The Lenovo Tab 4 8 (10:07), Amazon Fire HD 8 (10:58) and Apple iPad (12:59) were all longer than the ZenPad; even the median range (9:56) was faster.
Should you buy the Asus Zenpad Z8s (ZT582KL)?
For the price, the Asus ZenPad Z8S is a pleasant tablet that continues to give a relatively beneficial user experience. It does not have the kind of cutting edges that can crop up with budget tablets, and the incorporation of LTE connectivity makes it really a flexible choice. It’s nothing exceptional, though. The monitor is bright, but not the sharpest, and media intake is not helped by the extraordinary aspect proportion and IPS technique. Occasionally, the processor fights for better results, but usually remains fluid and occasionally hangs over a second. The films are enjoyable, but in the least they are not verging on DSLR quality.