To say about design, Asus ZenPad 8 is a large version of Asus ZenPad 7 version with 7 inch screen. All lines and styles of the product are the same, from the styling of a notebook on the back to the style of rounded edges and the placement of buttons.
The screen has a relatively thick bezel, especially the upper and lower bezel, but Test Lab can still be held with one hand as the ZenPad 8 has a slim design with plastic cover. In addition, the skin on the back skin also makes the ZenPad 8 more secure to hold on hands because of high friction.
The back of the unit is detachable to attach the SIM card and memory card. However, the integrated battery of the ZenPad 8 is fixed with a strong outer sheath, making it difficult to replace the battery.
All volume keys, the power button are located on the right side, while the micro-USB and 3.5 mm headphone ports are arranged on the top.
This type of layout has two disadvantages when used in practice, the first is that users will be uncomfortable with being wired while charging just use the machine; The second is different when used on a smartphone, the power button on this 8-inch tablet is very easy to hit wrong (off screen) when holding the machine with one hand because the power button position located almost in the center of the edge right.
About the display, the machine supports resolution of 800×1,280 pixels with a pixel density of about 189ppi for good display quality. Although the image is bright and supports high brightness, but the detail is not high, pixel is quite large and easily seen with the naked eye.
In return, the machine has the ability to support 10-touch touch and has a relatively high contrast. This helps the user to use the machine more comfortably in the bright outdoors with the built-in auto-adjusting built-in brightness.
In addition, Asus also integrates color calibration for screen color mode to change the color temperature or quickly select the display mode to suit the purpose of use, Such as Balance, Bluelight Filter, Vivid or Customized. This function enhances the user experience on the screen of ZenPad 8 than in each situation and purpose.
Camera is not the advantage of the Asus tablet series before. However, the quality of the photos taken with 8-megapixel main camera of ZenPad 8 in sufficiently bright conditions makes Test Lab surprise.
Image quality in the default size of 6M – 3,264×1,836 pixels (maximum size 8M – 3,264×2,448 pixels) of the machine color saturation beautiful and quite honest. Besides, the sharpness of the image is also quite good compared to the photos from the previous Asus tablet that Test Lab had a chance to try.
Unfortunately, night shots from ZenPad 8 are not nice. Test Lab also found that, in some cases, the camera could not focus in normal night mode.
Like the ZenPad 7 tablet and the ZenFone line of phones, the ZenPad 8 photography interface features two groups of functions: group mode, capture and video; Group tune, set up and change camera.
The camera supports rapid shooting with various preset modes such as Auto, HDR, Beautification, Low Light, Night, Selfie, Camera, etc. The camera also supports white balance, ISO, exposure, anti-shake….to get the best picture.
Particularly for video recording, the ZenPad 8 also works quite well with recording at full HD 1080p resolution in bright enough conditions. Pictures are pretty nice, smoother with clear sound. However, the results are bad in night conditions because the camera does not have a built-in flash.
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Operating system and features
About the integrated operating system and built-in features, ZenPad 8 is no different from the ZenPad 7 series. The Android 5.0.2 operating system features a customizable ZenUI interface, which users can change. And download more themes or customize the interface to suit your interests.
Unlike most of the previous Asus models, the Z830KL is equipped with a Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 SoC chip with quad-core CPU and Adreno 306 graphics processor. Qualcomm’s is based on a 28nm architecture (similar to the Snapdragon 400) and supports LTE.
Can confirm that the actual performance of the ZenPad 8 test Lab has a “sluggish” although the tester has upgraded to the latest update that Asus provided but the machine is sluggish in a series of tasks. Like loading web pages, launching games, processing images, even when opening the camera.
Even so, the machine is often stuck browser status and automatically exit when surfing the web normally.
Experimenting with games on the Play Store, the machine is good enough to play lightweight games but is “tired” with heavy games like Asphalt 8 or Dead Trigger. However, these “points deducted” above is quite acceptable for a mid-range tablet.
Experimenting with benchmarking tools, the ZenPad 8 scores better than the ZenPad 7, but much lower than the Asus MeMO Pad 7.
For example, with a test of overall performance with PCMark, ZenPad 7 scored 2,382 points, while ZenPad 8 scored 3,039 points. With performance measurement of 3D graphics, ZenPad 7 scores 3.037, ZenPad 8 scores higher with 4,196 points, while MeMO Pad 7 scores many times higher with 17,602 points.
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