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Asus ZenPad 3 8.0 Z581KL-1A001A

Specifications

Asus ZenPad 3 8.0 Z581KL-1A001A
Asus ZenPad 3 8.0 Z581KL-1A001A (ZenPad Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 MSM8956 6 x 1.8 GHz, Cortex-A72/-A53
Graphics adapter
Memory
4 GB 
, LPDDR3
Display
7.90 inch 4:3, 2048 x 1536 pixel 324 PPI, capacitive Touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 22.6 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headset port, Card Reader: microSD up to 128 GB, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: G-Sensor, Compass, Hall, Proximity, Gyroscope, Miracast, USB-OTG, Wi-Fi Direct
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 4.1, 4G (Bands: 1 3 5 7 18 20 26 28 38 41), 3G (850/900/2100MHz), SAR Head: 1.420 W/kg, SAR Body: 0.955 W/kg, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.57 x 205.4 x 136.4 ( = 0.3 x 8.09 x 5.37 in)
Battery
18 Wh, 4680 mAh Lithium-Polymer, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 11 h
Operating System
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Camera
Primary Camera: 8 MPix (autofocus f/2.0, 1080p video @ 30 fps)
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix Fix focus f/2.2, 720p video @ 30 fps)
Additional features
Speakers: 2 at the front, Keyboard: virtual, Power adapter, USB cable, ZenUI, Asus Apps, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Puffin Browser, 12 Months Warranty, USB Type-C, fanless
Weight
320 g ( = 11.29 oz / 0.71 pounds), Power Supply: 79 g ( = 2.79 oz / 0.17 pounds)
Price
0 Euro

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 82.7% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 60%, features: 75%, display: 80% mobility: 81%, workmanship: 73%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Asus ZenPad 3 8.0 Z581KL-1A001A

84.9% Asus ZenPad 3 8.0 Z581KL Tablet Review | Notebookcheck
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?
83% LTE-Tablet für einen guten Preis
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 83% features: 85% display: 80% mobility: 77%
87% Günstiger Zahlenschummler
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN Archive.org version
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%
94% Asus ZenPad 3 8.0 Z581KL-1A001A
Source: SFT - 12/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 94%
Günstige iPad-mini-Alternative?
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/25/2016
Wie gut ist das LTE Tablet?
Source: Tablet Blog German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/23/2016
Asus ZenPad 3 8.0
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/12/2016
77% Recensione ASUS ZenPad 3 8.0
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/31/2017
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 80% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80%
83% Recensione Asus Zenpad 3 8.0: un dei migliori tablet Android
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/09/2017
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 78% features: 78% display: 85% mobility: 84% ergonomy: 78%
70% Recensione Asus ZenPad 3 8 by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 90%
Tablet Asus Zenpad 3 8.0 Z581Kl - Recensione Caratteristiche Prezzo
Source: Smartphone e tablet android Italian IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/14/2017
Rating: performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
Recensione Asus ZenPad 3 8.0, ecco come si comporta con Nougat
Source: Androidiani Italian IT→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Good price; excellent display; high resolution; nice performance; long battery life. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/23/2017
ASUS ZenPad 3 8.0 pollici – RECENSIONE –
Source: Tech Different Italian IT→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Compact size; nice performance; good display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/14/2017
Asus ZenPad 3 8.0 - vysoký výkon s otáznym využítím
Source: Fony.sk SK→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Unique 2K display; 4GB Ram; decent battery life. Negative: Mediocre cameras; plastic back cover.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/19/2016

Comment

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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


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.


7.90":

This display format is in the mid-range for smartphones. It offers a compromise between good visibility, details and resolution on the screen, and you can still fit it into trouser pockets.

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


Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a major Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer based in Taipei, founded in 1989. Under the Asus brand name, the company manufactures a wide range of products, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, smartphones and networking equipment, complete systems and PC components for end users.

Under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand name, ASUS manufactures gaming laptops known by gamers for their powerful specifications, dedicated graphics cards, high refresh rate displays and advanced cooling systems.

Beyond gaming, a wide range of notebooks are offered for different needs and budgets, from ultra-slim and lightweight ultrabooks to versatile 2-in-1 convertibles and budget-friendly options. In 2023, Asus had a 7% global market share of the PC market.

Customer satisfaction with ASUS notebooks concerns performance, the features, and the good price-performance ratio of ASUS notebooks. However, as with any brand, there are occasional reports of problems such as overheating, driver compatibility, or build quality issues.


82.7%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2016-09-23 (Update: 2016-09-23)