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Asus ZenPad S 8.0 Z580CA

alaTest has collected and analyzed 743 reviews of Asus ZenPad S 8.0 Z580CA. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and price. The screen and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative comments about the connectivity and touch screen. There are mixed opinions on the camera and reliability.

performance, usability, screen, price, portability

touch screen, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Asus ZenPad S 8.0 Z580CA is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (cnet.com)

Asus ZenPad S 8.0 review

 

The Asus ZenPad S 8.0 is one of the best Android tablets I've ever seen. However, in a world where the word, "tablet" is synonymous with "iPad," does it even matter?

The Asus ZenPad S 8.0 is affordable, lightweight and thin, with a sleek design. Its brilliant screen is razor sharp and can be color-corrected with preloaded Asus software. Adjusting the screen's color balance, saturation and sharpness is a breeze...

The front-facing speakers are weak, and the cameras takes underwhelming photos.

The Asus ZenPad S 8.0 is one of the best Android tablets around, with a price that belies its impressive quality.

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Chris Welch (theverge.com)

Asus ZenPad S 8.0 review

 

Cheap Android tablets aren't so great anymore. Three years ago, I remember rushing to Adorama here in New York City (along with several other Verge editors) to buy the first Nexus 7 when the store...

Nice and unique hardware design ; Fast enough for most tasks ; Great front-facing speakers

Bad software ; Insane amount of bloatware ; Android has become a stagnant tablet OS

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Ben Radding (pcmag.com)

Asus ZenPad S 8.0 (Z580CA)

 

The Asus ZenPad S 8.0 strikes a good balance between price and features, with performance on par with more expensive Android tablets.

Sharp display. Powerful processor. USB-C connector. Relatively affordable.

Mediocre battery life. Bloatware galore.

Conclusions Despite lots of bloatware and mediocre battery life, the Asus ZenPad S 8.0 is still a very solid tablet for the $300 price with its premium design and impressive specs. If you're looking for high-end features on a budget, it's a worthy...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Asus ZenPad S 8.0

 

Sleek design; Helpful ZenUI software; Sharp, vibrant display; Strong camera performance ; Short battery life; Not very bright; Bloatware ; The sleek Asus ZenPad S 8.0 provides a sharp 2K display and helpful software, but doesn't last long enough on a...

Short battery life; Not very bright; Bloatware ; The sleek Asus ZenPad S 8.0 provides a sharp 2K display and helpful software, but doesn't last long enough on a charge.

The sleek Asus ZenPad S 8.0 provides a sharp 2K display and helpful software, but doesn't last long enough on a charge.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Brandon Chester (anandtech.com)

The ASUS ZenPad S (Z580CA) Review

 

When I think of ASUS and Android, the first thing that comes to mind is their past portfolio of Android tablets. ASUS has been making Android tablets since the first wave of Android Honeycomb tablets hit the market. Back then, ASUS's point of...

At $299, the ZenPad S Z580CA actually doesn't have much in the way of direct competition from other Android OEMs. The $399 price point seems to be where a lot of manufacturers have aimed, with devices like the Dell Venue 8, Nexus 9, and Galaxy Tab S2...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : Patrick Afschar Kaboli (notebookcheck.net)

Asus ZenPad S 8.0 Z580CA Tablet Review

 

Wise man's tablet. Zen means to live life to the fullest - a high claim. Asus also expects much from its latest tablet. The ZenPad S 8.0 is supposed to be the slimmest of its kind and features a big RAM capacity of 4 GB. Asus mentions beauty, strength,...

slim and light case, unique look, powerful hardware, 4 GB of RAM, good display, acceptable cameras & speakers, fair price policy

poor stability, moderate battery life, throttling, features are missing

As already mentioned at the end of the preview, the Asus ZenPad S 8.0 has the potential for a top tablet. Our in-depth review could not change this impression. However, it is not good enough for a place in our charts. For that, the Asus flagship has a...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by (phonearena.com)

Asus ZenPad S 8.0 Z580CA Review

 

Most companies nowadays tend to shy away from high-end tablets, especially on the Android side, but Asus comes back swinging with something delicious in the svelte ZenPad S 8.0. Now, there are variants of this particular model, but the one we're...

Pretty responsive performance ; microSD memory expansion slot ; Svelte construction and elegant design ; Rich customization of the ZenUI ; Fast charging speeds

Disappointing battery life ; Poor camera and video recording performance ; Underpowered speakers ; Lacks advanced multi-tasking functions

How much would you pay for a tablet that comes with an 8-inch 2K display, new USB Type-C connector, 8MP/5MP camera combo, svelte/elegant design, 64-bit Intel Atom processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage with microSD expansion? How about $299 for the...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Sandra Vogel (zdnet.com)

ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 Z580CA, First Take: Taking aim at the iPad mini

 

ASUS has made a good job of this Atom-based 8-inch Android tablet, although fewer bundled apps that can't be removed would be preferable.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by (androidauthority.com)

ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 review

 

Does ASUS manage to bring to the market a compelling tablet? We find out, in this in-depth ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 review!

Display8-inch IPS LCD display 2048 x 1536 resolution, 320 ppi Processor2.3GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 (4GB RAM), 1.8GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3560 (2GB RAM) RAM2/4GB Storage16/32/64GB, expandable up to 128GB GPUPowerVR G6430 Camera 8MP rear camera...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : Alastair Stevenson (trustedreviews.com)

Asus ZenPad S 8.0 Z580CA

 

The ZenPad S 8.0 is Asus' latest flagship small tablet. It's designed to replicate the success of Asus original Nexus 7 and offer buyers top end specifications, while costing a piddly £199.99 (RRP).

Good display ; Solid design ; Affordable ; Nippy performance

Old Android version ; ZenUI ; Middling battery life

Nov, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:DTS Sound / SonicMaster
Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2

Battery

Battery Capacity:15.2
Battery capacity (Watt hours):15.2
Battery life (max):8
Battery performance:4000
Battery recharge time:3.5
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

Camera

Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):2 / 5
Geotagging: Yes
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Video recording:Y / Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / White
Device type:Full-size tablet / Mini tablet / Phablet
Form Factor:Slate
Product color:Black / White

Display

Aspect Ratio:4:3
Display Diagonal:8
Display Resolution:2048 x 1536
Display Technology:IPS
LED backlight:Y / Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

Energy Star certified: No

Graphics

Graphics:PowerVR G6430
Graphics adapter:PowerVR G6430
Graphics adapter family:Imagination Technologies / Intel

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:1600

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11n, 802.11b, 802.11ac, 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Miracast:Y
Processor socket:FC-MB5T1064

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC, Micro-USB / USB
Keyboard supplied:N / No
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Stylus pen: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Pen

Stylus pen:Y

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS): No
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Gyroscope:N / Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Orientation sensor: Yes
Position location:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone out:N / Y
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in:N / No / Yes
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

Energy Star certified:N

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Conflict Free processor:Y
General Purpose IO:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Low halogen options available: Yes
Processor:Z3530 / Z3560 / Z3580
Processor ARK ID:81194 / 81195 / 84072
Processor boost frequency:1.33 / 1.83 / 2.33
Processor cache:2 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor code:SR1YR
Processor codename:Moorefield
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Intel Atom / Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.33 / 1.8 / 1.83 / 2.3 / 2.33
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:Z3530 / Z3560 / Z3580
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 32-bit,64-bit / 64-bit
Processor package size:14 / 14 x 14
Processor threads:4
Stepping:B0
Supported instruction sets:AES, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSSE3 / AES,SSE2,SSE3,SSE4.1,SSE4.2,SSSE3 / SSE4.2,SSSE3,SSE2,SSE3,SSE4.1
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Tjunction:90
UART:Y

Processor special features

Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Idle Technology:Y
Intel Smart Idle Technology version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Physical Address Extension (PAE):Y

Software

Operating system installed:Android / Android 5.0
Operating system version:5.0 / 5.0 Lollipop
Platform:Android

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), SDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDXC / SDXC, MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:128
Storage media:Flash / SSD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.26 / 5.28 / 5.3 / 7.99 / 8
Height:0.26 / 0.272 / 5.28 / 7.99
Weight:10.5 / 11.2
Width:5.28 / 5.3 / 7.99 / 8