Asus is known for their fashion-inspired designs, ZenPad 8.0 Z380M is a Reddot award-winning Tablet in the best design category awarded by a German based Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in the 2016 annual international product design and communication summit.
This Tablet was officially launched in India on December, 10, 2016 with a price tag of INR 17,696 on Amazon.
Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380M Pros and Advantages
There are 10 flagships of this tablet.
|1||Design||Considered as the best designed tablet of 2016.|
|2||Display||This 8-inch tablet offers a great wide viewing angles by spectacularly reducing the bezel width to the bare minimum. Also, the display is backed by Visual Master technology and Asus’ own invented Tru2Life, TruVivid, Bluelight Filter, Asus Splendid with IPS Display. The entire usage experience is epic and gives a true life like feeling with realist approach to contrast, brightness, sharpness, color, clarity and density.|
|3||Audio||It integrates 7.1 DTS Headphone technology for the earphones and has an in-built DTS-HD premium surround sound in the speakers. Factually, DTH is better than Dolby Atmos in communication devices and therefore, its a big deal for music lovers.|
|4||Processor||It is spotted with a 64 bit MediaTek MT 8163 Quad core, 1.3 GHz processor with Cortex A53 topping and with a 2GB of RAM and GPU of Mali-T720 MP2 (most popular), you should expect a good gaming and video playback experience.|
|5||OS||It will run on the latest Operating System from Android v6.0 (Marshmallow) with a layer of ZenPad 8.0 Z380M custom User Interface (UI), this UI has been one of the most popular and loved, Asus has sold over 2 Crore devices with the same custom UI and more than 15 Crore ZenUI Apps has been downloaded.|
|6||Colors||Unlike many mobiles that comes in various colors, ZenPad gives you an option to choose from 5 cases with different colors such as Dark Gray, Pearl White, Rose Gold, Mint, Green and Orange.|
|7||Storage||Good internal (16 GB) and external (128 GB) is yet another reason to celebrate.|
|8||Battery||According to NDTV Gadgets, this is the most powerful device by Asus in terms of battery backup, it takes the load from a massive 4000 mAh battery.|
|9||Screen protection||It comes equipped with a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 to give resistance from scratches.|
|10||Price||Available for just under Rs. 18,000 shows that how technology is getting advanced but still available at a cheap price.|
Asus ZenPad Cons and Disadvantages
|1||FM Radio||It comes without FM Radio and for all those who likes to listen to Radio Mirchi, better ignore this device.|
|2||Fingerprint sensor||Again, it comes with no fingerprint scanner and that’s quite a disappointment for privacy purpose.|
|3||Fast charging||It doesn’t come enabled with Quick charging facility but then we also know that it’s a rare feature and we hope that in future, more and more mobiles and tablets comes equipped with the same prerequisite.|
|4||Front flash||It doesn’t have a flash on either camera and that’s another con.|
|5||NFC||Again, NFC is infrequently used in handsets, this technology is still in the early stage but at this price, we would have loved to have Near Field Communication embedded in this Asus tablet.|
It misses out on few specifications but has all the top-notch specs that one can dream of or looks for in a Tablet. If you can undermine the cons then it’s the best one in the market by an established brand.