ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 is a relatively new, affordable Android tablet featuring a stunning design and notable specifications. It packs an awesome 8-inch display, decent cameras and a capable quad-core processor.
ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 is available in two main variants the ZenPad S 8.0 Z580CA, which is the highend model and the more affordable ZenPad S 8.0 Z580C.
Design and Display
Parading a metallic finish with a stylish hairline pattern, the ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 features a slim profile, measuring just 6.6 millimetres (6.9mm for the Z580C) from the lower edge from the lower edge of seam on its rear to the screen.
The attractiveness of the slate, which weighs a manageable 317 grams (298g for the Z580CA), is further enhanced by its cool diamond-cut edges. The impressive design moves to the display, which is an 8-inch behemoth with breathtaking 2K resolution (1536 x 2048 pixels), and helped by ASUS’ VisualMaster visual enhancement suite.
With its IPS panel, the capacitive touchscreen promises enjoyable wide-angle viewing experience.
Camera and Storage
ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 packs in a 5-megapixel PixelMaster camera (8MP for the Z580CA) on the rear to enable you take amazing, high-resolution photos. The snapper is designed to help you capture top-quality images even in dark locations without using a flash.
There is equally a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for taking selfies. It is believed the ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 will be available in three storage models: 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB. You will be able to expand internal storage memory with a microSD card.
Hardware and Software
A capable Intel Z3530 quad-core processor pushes ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 smoothly through tasks. The 64-bit chip is complemented by decent RAM of 2GB capacity to drive enjoyable movie watching, web surfing and gaming experiences.
The tablet runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system, which is coated with ASUS’ ZenUI skin.
ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 comes with interchangeable protective covers that do not compromise the device’s thinness and are available in different vibrant colours. A Li-polymer battery capable of providing enough juice to let you enjoy the slate for up to eight hours on a single charge is supplied.
You also get Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n for fast wireless connectivity.
Pricing & Availability
ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 is not available in Nigeria. ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 price in Nigeria is expected to range from N40,000 to N55,000 for the Z580C and N60,000 to N80,000 for the Z580CA if it ever the tablets makes it to the country.
ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 Specs
Here are a few specs of the ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 Tablet:
- Platform: Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
- Processor: Intel Atom quad-core Processor
- GPU: PowerVR G6430
- Memory: 2 GB RAM (4GB RAM for Z580CA)
- Colours: White, Black
- Dimension: 203.2 x 134.5 x 6.6 mm or 203.2 x 134.5 x 6.9 mm
- Weight: 298 g or 317g
- SIM Type: –
- SIM Count: –
- Display: 8.0-inch IPS Touchscreen, 1536 x 2048 pixels (320 ppi)
- Display Protection: –
- Rear Camera: 5 MP Camera or 8MP Camera, Video
- Rear Camera Features: Geo-tagging
- Front Camera: 2 MP Camera or 5MP Camera
- Built-in Storage: 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB
- Memory Card Support: Up to 128GB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: 100GB Free Google Drive
- 2G GSM: No
- 2G CDMA 1X: No
- 3G WCDMA: No
- 3G CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: No
- EDGE: No
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: No
- HSPA+: No
- CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: No
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.1 with LE
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: Yes
- USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0, USB Type C
- SMS/MMS: –
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol:
- Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
- Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
- FM Radio: –
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS & GLONASS
- Maps: Yes, Google Maps
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: –
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: No
- Pedometer: No
- Gyroscope: No
- Fingerprint Scanner: No
- Iris Scanner: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Traditional Voice Calls: No
- Wireless Charging: No
- Digital TV: No
- HDMI Port: Yes
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: No (download at store)
- Battery: Li-Po Battery (non-removable)
- Average Use Time: Up to 8 hours