Asus has been releasing some of the best phones in the market recently and the same can be said about the Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380KL tablet. This is not the first tablet from Asus and they have a good experience on how to manufacture a tablet that not only works well but is also loved by the users. This is a major reason why this tablet is one of the best tablets present in the market today.
This is an 8-inch tablet from Asus which comes with top of the line specifications for the price tag of Rs. 14,999. Under the hood, this tablet is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset which is supported with 2GB RAM. Take a look at the full list of specifications below.
Key Specifications of ZenPad 8.0 Z380KL
- 1.4GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Chipset
- 2GB of RAM; 16GB of internal storage – expandable up to 128GB
- 8.0-inch 1280×800-pixel display with an aspect ratio of 16:10
- LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi
- 4000mAh battery
- 8-megapixel primary camera
- 2-megapixel secondary camera
- Android 5.0 Lollipop with ZenUI on top
The specifications are not of the highest end but at the price point this tablet comes in, you can be assured that this is the best combination of specifications you can have in this tablet. The 4000mAh battery will provide you great backup and the 8.0-inch screen is a pleasure to look at.
Design & Build
The design of this tablet is quite unique which makes it stand out from the rest. The screen occupies more than 75% of the real estate in the front of the tablet with the speaker of the tablet on top of the screen. This same speaker can double itself as an earpiece for the tablet for taking calls. The tablet has a metallic strip going around the screen which gives it a really premium feel.
The power and volume buttons are placed on the right side of the tablet while the micro USB port and the 3.5mm audio jack are on the top of the tablet. The back of the tablet has a rough finish which gives it a good grip to hold in hand. The back cover is removable which is a good thing. The back also houses the primary camera and the secondary camera is placed in front of the device.
The Snapdragon 615 chipset is quite powerful in terms of performance and hence it is able to handle apps, games and the ZenUI skin pretty well. It can run games like Dead Trigger 2, Asphalt 8 etc. pretty well and thanks to the huge screen, it is a pleasure to game on this thing. Videos look really good on the screen and this tablet can handle HD videos quite well which means this is a great multimedia device.
When it comes to call quality, you can actually expect some really good call quality from this tablet – this is a good thing as not many tablets focus on this aspect. The battery on this tablet is great too. You get a 4000mAh battery which means the standby times will be obviously good. But when it comes to real performance of this battery, Asus has worked on optiminizing ZenUI to use the battery in the most efficient manner.
Multimedia add-ons & Lifestyle uses
This tablet has a screen of 8.0-inches with a resolution of 1280×800. The aspect ratio of the screen is 16:10 which is quite different from other tablets in the market. But this aspect ratio is best if you are looking for a tablet that is great for media consumption. The videos look great on the screen and you get a really immersive gaming experience on this screen. You can also doodle on the screen with great ease and you will love drawing and scribbling down your ideas and visions on this tablet.
You also have an option to replace the tablet’s back cover with an Audio Cover which comes with a great speaker which is also DTS-tuned and can produce 5.1 surround sound. The audio from this cover is great and watching movies with this cover is a bliss. You can also use the cover as a portable speaker which is another plus.
All in all, this is a really nice tablet for the price. The screen is beautiful, the tablet is loaded with a great set of specifications and it performs really well. Android 5.0 with ZenUI on top performs really well and Asus will make sure the tablet stays up to date with updates to the Android version and ZenUI.