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Asus ZenPad Z8-ZT581KL

Specifications

Asus ZenPad Z8-ZT581KL
Asus ZenPad Z8-ZT581KL (ZenPad Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
, LPDDR3
Display
7.9 inch 4:3, 2048x1536 pixel 324 PPI, 10 finger multi-touch support, IPS, Anti-fingerprint coating, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: up to 128GB SDXC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: G-Sensor/E-compass/Ambient Light/Hall Sensor/Cap Sensor/Gyro sensor
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.1, LTE: 700(13)/850(5)/1900(2)/1700(4), Dual SIM, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.6 x 205.2 x 136.4 ( = 0.3 x 8.08 x 5.37 in)
Battery
18 Wh, 4680 mAh Lithium-Ion, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 13 h
Operating System
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Camera
Primary Camera: 8 MPix 1080p Video Recording
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix
Weight
321 g ( = 11.32 oz / 0.71 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
300 Euro

 

Average Score: 67.33% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 6 reviews)

Reviews for the Asus ZenPad Z8-ZT581KL

82% Asus ZenPad Z8 Review
Source: Phone Arena English
The Asus ZenPad Z8 is a fun tablet, and I found myself playing games and watching videos more often than I usually do while testing it. Those are the use cases in which the Z8 shines the most, and if you’re in the market for a reliable Android tablet that’s going to give you one of the best multimedia experiences in this price range, the Z8 is absolutely worth checking out.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 82%
The perfect travel tablet?
Source: Techno Buffalo English
I didn’t expect to be impressed by the ZenPad Z8, but Asus clearly knows what it’s doing when it comes to making budget-friendly Android tablets. There’s a bit of the classic Nexus 7 buried somewhere in there, serving as a sturdy foundation for modern hardware and software enhancements. The real issue with this tablet is that it’s only available from Verizon, but if that’s not a problem for you, there’s nothing else to hold you back from picking one up.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/06/2016
The perfect travel tablet?
Source: Techno Buffalo English
I didn’t expect to be impressed by the ZenPad Z8, but Asus clearly knows what it’s doing when it comes to making budget-friendly Android tablets. There’s a bit of the classic Nexus 7 buried somewhere in there, serving as a sturdy foundation for modern hardware and software enhancements. The real issue with this tablet is that it’s only available from Verizon, but if that’s not a problem for you, there’s nothing else to hold you back from picking one up.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/06/2016
60% A capable tablet not worth signing a contract for
Source: PC World English
I’ve always thought it’s a bit foolish to sign a two-year contract with a wireless carrier for a tablet. Sure, maybe the carrier knocks a couple hundred dollars off the purchase price, but at the end of the contract the cost of monthly service fee winds up being far more expensive than what you save. Use the Asus ZenPad Z8 as an example: Full retail price is $250, or you can sign to a two-year term to drop the price by $100, with a the lowest monthly data plan running $30 per month.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% A capable tablet not worth signing a contract for
Source: Greenbot English
I’ve always thought it’s a bit foolish to sign a two-year contract with a wireless carrier for a tablet. Sure, maybe the carrier knocks a couple hundred dollars off the purchase price, but at the end of the contract the cost of monthly service fee winds up being far more expensive than what you save. Use the Asus ZenPad Z8 as an example: Full retail price is $250, or you can sign to a two-year term to drop the price by $100, with a the lowest monthly data plan running $30 per month.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
A Spec-Heavy $249 Verizon Tablet
Source: Android Authority English
There is little complaining that can be done once you factor in the Z8’s affordable pricing. Although the display could be less reflective, there could be more RAM, and the camera could produce better images, there’s a lot to love about this tablet. With its dual front-facing speakers, excellent high-resolution display, and very good performance, the ZenPad Z8 is yet another home run for ASUS.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/20/2016

Comment

Model: To many, the 8-in form factor tablet remains a top choice and this is the target group the Asus ZenPad Z8-ZT581KL seeks to appeal. It is equipped with a 7.9" LED backlit LCD touchscreen (1536 x 2048 pixels). The Verizon exclusive device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and its performance is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 Hexa Core, 1.8 GHz with 2 GB RAM. The internal storage of the ZenPad Z8 has the capacity of 16 GB and the MicroSD slot allows expanding the storage capacity by up to 128GB. The connectivity consists of a MicroUSB port as well as a MicroSIM port. In addition, the device comes with a 8 MP rear camera and a 2 MP front camera. Networking is supported by WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth.

One key highlight of the ZenPad Z8 is its impressive audio capacity as it is fitted with 2 premium speakers with DTS HD Premium Sound, DTS headphone and Sonic Master technology. It is further enhanced with ASUS VisualMaster which is a suite of exclusive visual enhancement technologies. The audio and visual quality is noteworthy. The battery life of 13 hours is equally remarkable. However, users are restricted to one choice of color, which is black. Overall, it is a well-constructed tablet, which is capable of performing more than everyday tasks.

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. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics 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.
7.9":

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.
0.321 kg:

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).


67.33%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2016-08- 1 (Update: 2016-08- 1)