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Asus ZenPad 3s 10

Specifications

Asus ZenPad 3s 10
Asus ZenPad 3s 10 (ZenPad Series)
Processor
Mediatek MT8176 2.1 GHz
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
9.7 inch 4:3, 2048x1536 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
430 g ( = 15.17 oz / 0.95 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Average Score: 79.79% - good
Average of 14 scores (from 22 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 78%, features: - %, display: 87% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus ZenPad 3s 10

77% Asus ZenPad 3S 10 review:
Source: CNet English
The Asus ZenPad 3S 10 is a fantastic portable video watcher with enough storage to get you through long flights at a reasonable price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
ASUS ZenPad 3S 10 review: The iPad Air running Android
Source: Android Police English
The ZenPad 3S 10 is a mixed bag. While I found it good enough for what I use a tablet for (primarily media consumption and light productivity), there are so many areas where ASUS could have improved it. The bottom-firing speakers and physical navigation buttons are mild annoyances, but the lack of any multi-window functionality is a huge issue for anyone looking to be productive. In addition, the smaller battery means you will might have to bring a charger for long car trips or extended binge-watching sessions.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/06/2016
80% Asus ZenPad 3S 10 review: A promising mini tablet to rival the iPad Air
Source: Toptenreviews English
There’s nothing about this tablet that would stop us recommending it, but nor does it stand out as the best option.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
84% Asus ZenPad 3S 10 Review
Source: Phone Arena English
Asus is touting a rather large game with the ZenPad 3S 10. As I mentioned in the intro for this review, the company’s goal is to offer a solid tablet experience for both professional and personal use at an affordable price. That’s not an easy feat to achieve by any means, so did it pay off for Asus with the ZenPad 3S 10?
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 84%
80% Asus ZenPad 3S 10 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Asus ZenPad 3S 10 is a speedy and stylish 9.7-inch Android tablet that's great for media consumption.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/23/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Asus ZenPad 3S 10
Source: PC Mag English
Asus is delivering solid value for the money at $299 for a 2048-by-1536, 10-inch, 64GB tablet. Yes, there are better tablets out there—but not for this price. The ZenPad 3S 10 gives you the multimedia chops you'd expect from a tablet costing $100-200 more. But it's important to know where the ZenPad's limits are. Android doesn't have the range of tablet-oriented games you'll find on the iOS platform, or the quality of productivity apps you'll find on Windows. And the Mediatek processor here isn't going to rock the world with its gaming performance. But, once again, you have to spend around $500 to get a better processor, or an iOS or Windows tablet with this kind of screen. Just make sure to keep it near a charger.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Asus ZenPad 3s 10 Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
The Asus ZenPad 3s 10 is a solid enough Android tablet, which at £300 is cheaper than the full-sized iPads. Media fans will enjoy the excellent 9.7-inch 2K display and Hi-Res audio support and there's some useful features for families too, while performance and battery life are perfectly fine.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/03/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Asus Zenpad 3S 10 Hands-On Review
Source: Gear Open English
Despite its ‘iPad-alike’ tendencies, Asus has done a good job crafting a media-centric slate. It’s light, thin and has a bright display. There should also be decent audio and plenty of power for gaming. It probably won’t sway long time Apple lovers, but it’s another decent Android option out there.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/01/2016
Hello iPad lookalike
Source: Pocket Lint English
Under the hood, the ZenPad 3S 10 has a hexa-core MediaTek 8176 processor that is supported by 4GB of RAM. From our brief experience, everything seemed nice and smooth to operate, with no lag switching between various apps. There is 64GB of onboard storage with a microSD slot allowing for expansion up to 128GB.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/31/2016
Asus ZenPad 3S 10
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Despite its 'iPad-alike' tendencies, Asus has done a good job crafting a media-centric slate. It's light, thin and has a bright display. There should also be decent audio and plenty of power for gaming. It probably won't sway long time Apple lovers, but it's another decent Android option out there.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/31/2016

Foreign Reviews

83% Asus Zenpad 3S 10 (64 GB)
Source: Computerbild - Heft 24/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 83%
83% Asus Zenpad 3S 10 (64 GB)
Source: Computerbild - Heft 23/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 83%
Asus Zenpad 3S 10 (64 GB)
Source: Connect - Heft 12/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2016
86% Asus ZenPad 3S 10
Source: Areamobile German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/30/2016
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 74% mobility: 76% workmanship: 96% ergonomy: 96%
ASUS ZenPad 3S 10
Source: Tablet Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/01/2016
82% Recensione Asus Zenpad 3S 10, una piacevole scoperta
Source: Pianeta Cellulare Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/03/2016
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 85% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
82% Recensione Asus Zenpad 3S 10 | Le Scelte Vincenti
Source: Techzilla.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 90% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
80% ASUS ZenPad 3S 10: senza dubbio il re dei tablet Android
Source: Ridble Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Recensione Asus ZenPad 3S 10: un piccolo cinema
Source: Leonardo.it Tech Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 75% display: 80% mobility: 85% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 68%
Recensione Asus ZenPad S3 10: il riferimento per la categoria Android
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good hardware; quality display; good price; supports fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/15/2016
Review: Asus ZenPad 3S 10
Source: Tablets Magazine Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Nice design; lightweight; good performance. Negative: Mediocre sound system; many unwanted apps.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/14/2016
70% Asus Zenpad 3S 10: Slimmad lyxplatta utmanar Ipad Air 2
Source: M3 PC för alla SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%

Comment

Model: The Asus ZenPad 3s 10 is a first-rate 9.7-inch tablet. Not only is it good-looking, but it also is a solidly built tablet with its forged aluminium body. It is lightweight at 430 g and is only 5.8 mm thin. Asus aims to provide users with an immersive multimedia experience with the ZenPad 3s 10. Its 9.7-inch 2K (2048 x 1536 pixel) IPS display features wide 178-degree viewing angle and the exclusive ASUS VisualMaster and ASUS Tru2Life technologies, which provide users with a rich visual experience. Asus claims that the Tru2Life technology “enhances every pixel to deliver optimum contrast and sharpness for beautiful images that look just like real life”. This is further complemented with with the ASUS TruVivid display and ASUS Bluelight Filter, which provide real-world vibrancy. Not lacking is an equally impressive sound system as the ZenPad 3s 10 is powered with dual five-magnet speakers, which are driven by an NXP Smart Amp for clearer and louder output. The DTS Headphone:X delivers a crisp cinematic 7.1-channel surround sound experience straight to the headphones. The ZenPad 3s 10’s performance specs are no less remarkable. Powered by a super-fast Mediatek MT8176 hexa-core processor with 4 GB RAM, the ZenPad 3s 10 will run the latest games with ease and, at the same time, afford users with the capacity to multitask comfortably. It is fitted with a high-capacity 5900 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 technology for longer productivity, which is necessary for a tablet. It comes with a 8 MP front-facing camera and a 5 MP rear snapper. The 8 MP PixelMaster camera is said to capture high-resolution photos with zero shutter lag. With its Low Light technology, images are captured up to 400% brighter at night or in low-light environments, even without the need for a flash. However, in real life situations, the camera is only usable for simple photography. Users can’t expect to get photos like from a digital camera or even a camera smartphone. The device runs on Android 6.0 with the latest ZenUI 3.0 – Game Genie, which provides users with the much needed accessibility and improved productivity. The ZenPad 3s 10 is shipped with either 32 GB or 64 GB internal storage and its MicroSD slot allows to expand the storage capacity by up to 256 GB. Networking is supported by both WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. Users may opt to accessorize the ZenPad 3s 10 with the Z Stylus. This stylus is designed to provide a natural writing and drawing experience with the ease of use of a pen, similar to Samsung’s Note series. The Folio Cover provides a stylish protection to the ZenPad 3s 10. Packed with so many features, it is no wonder that the ZenPad 3s 10 ranks highly in many reviews carried out thus far. It is certainly a great choice for someone who is looking for a very good tablet. Hands-on article by Jagadisa RajarathnamImagination PowerVR GX6250: 2 cluster graphics chip integrated in ARM SoC (e.g. used in the MediaTek MT8173) Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
MT8176: ARM based hexa-core SoC (2x Cortex-A72 clocked at 2.1 GHz, 2x Cortex-A53) for tablets» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
9.7":

The screen diagonal is used for small tablets.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.43 kg:

This is pretty heavy for a smartphone. Usually, small tablets weigh as much.


Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).


79.79%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2016-09-27 (Update: 2016-09-27)