Asus ZenPad 3 8.0 Z581KL-1A001A
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix Fix focus f/2.2, 720p video @ 30 fps)
Average of 7 scores (from 13 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus ZenPad 3 8.0 Z581KL-1A001A
Zen of wishes? Asus' new tablet with the size of an iPad Mini not only offers good features including WWAN modem and stereo speakers, but it is also comparatively affordable. Does the more expensive competition have a problem?
Source: Chip.de DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 83% features: 85% display: 80% mobility: 77%
Source: Android Mag DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 90% performance: 60% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 60%
Source: SFT - 12/2016
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 94%
Source: WinFuture DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/25/2016
Source: Tablet Blog DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/23/2016
Source: AndroidWorld.it IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/31/2017
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 80% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Source: Tutto Android IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/09/2017
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 78% features: 78% display: 85% mobility: 84% ergonomy: 78%
Source: Smartphone Italia IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 90%
Source: Smartphone e tablet android IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/14/2017
Rating: performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
Source: Androidiani IT→EN
Positive: Good price; excellent display; high resolution; nice performance; long battery life. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/23/2017
Source: Tech Different IT→EN
Positive: Compact size; nice performance; good display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/14/2017
Source: Fony.sk SK→EN
Positive: Unique 2K display; 4GB Ram; decent battery life. Negative: Mediocre cameras; plastic back cover.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/19/2016
Model: The Asus ZenPad 3 is a premium-looking 8-inch tablet. It makes a fashion statement with its contemporary design of a brushed metallic finish and detailed concentric-circle button, which is a design unique to Asus devices. Not only is it good-looking, but it also feels good to the touch as its aluminium frame is covered with a leather pattern. In addition, it is lightweight at 320 g making it easy to be held up. Asus aims to provide users with an immersive multimedia experience with the ZenPad 3. Its 8-inch 2K (2048 x 1536 resolution) IPS display features wide 178-degree viewing angles and exclusive ASUS VisualMaster and ASUS Tru2Life+ technologies, which provide users with a rich visual experience. Asus claims that Tru2Life+ has motion-estimation and motion-compensation (MEMC) algorithms for delivering smooth, blur-free videos. Its intelligent contrast of up to 200 percent reveals and highlights vivid pictures. Images appear sharper and more life-like.
Not lacking is an equally impressive sound system. The ZenPad 3 has dual front speakers for higher volume levels. The DTS Headphone:X delivers a crisp cinematic 7.1-channel surround sound experience straight to the headphones. The ZenPad 3’s performance specs are no less remarkable. Powered by a super-fast Qualcomm S650 hexa-core processor with 4 GB RAM and an Adreno 510 GPU, the ZenPad 3 runs the latest games with ease and ensures comfortable multi-tasking. It is basically a laptop in a tablet form. Its high-capacity 4650mAh battery lasts to keep entertainment going. The tablet features a USB type-C port for faster data transfer and charging.
It comes with a 2 MP front-facing camera and a 8 MP rear snapper capable of shooting Full-HD videos. The 8 MP PixelMaster camera captures high-resolution photos. Images captured at night or in low-light environments are up to 400% brighter, even without the need for a flash. The device runs on Android 6.0 with the latest ZenUI 3.0, which provides users with the much needed accessibility and improved productivity. The ZenPad 3 is shipped with either 16 GB or 32 GB internal storage. Thanks to a MicroSD slot, the storage capacity can be expanded by up to up to 128 GB. In addition, it features a MicroSIM slot. Networking is supported by both WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. Users may opt to accessorize the ZenPad 3 with the ASUS Zen Clutch. This stylish cover protects the ZenPad and includes convenient slots for IDs and credit cards. Packed with so many features, the ZenPad 3 is surely a capable tablet. It is also competitively priced for a high-end tablet.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
Qualcomm Adreno 510: Integrated graphics card based on the Adreno 500 architecture, like the Adreno 520 in the Snapdragon 820. Performance should be on average similar to the old Adreno 330 in the Snapdragon 801. Supports DirectX12, OpenCL 2.0, OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
650 MSM8956: Upper middle class ARM based SoC with 6 CPU cores (64 Bit Cortex A72 and A53 mixture) and a Adreno 510 GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This display size is a threshold between tablets and smartphones. Most tablets have larger screen diagonals but a lot of smartphones offer such a big screen.
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.
This weight is somewhat high for a smartphone. Smartphones with a big screen and small tablets weigh as much, usually.
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).
82.7%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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