Asus ZenPad Z8s

Asus ZenPad Z8s

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Available: Verizon

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Cons

  • The camera lacks flash

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Description

The Slate Gray ZenPad Z8s features a 7.9-inch IPS display with a 1536 x 2048 QXGA resolution screen. 3GB of RAM is inside along with 16GB of expandable native storage. A rear-facing 13MP camera is on-board along with a front-facing 5MP selfie snapper. A 4680mAh battery keeps the lights on, and Android Nougat is pre-installed.

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Display

  • Display size:
    • 7.9 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1536 x 2048 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 324 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • IPS LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:

    Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

    • 70.79 %
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive, Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor

Camera

  • Rear camera:
      • 13 megapixels
    • Hardware Features:
      • Autofocus
    • Software Features:
      • Geo tagging
    • Shooting Modes:
      • Night mode
  • Video recording:
      • Yes
  • Front camera:
      • 5 megapixels

Design

  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 8.03 x 5.27 x 0.27 inches (204 x 133.86 x 6.9 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 10.79 oz (306 g)
      the average is 15.1 oz (431 g)
  • Materials:
    • Main body: Aluminum
  • Features:
    • Touch sensitive control keys
  • Keys:
    • Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
  • Colors:
    • Black

Hardware & Performance

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 8976
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A72 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 28 nm
  • GPU:

    GPU - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

      • Adreno 510
  • Memory:

    Memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

      • 3 GB
    • Type:
      • LPDDR3
    • Architecture:
      • Dual-channel
  • Internal storage:

    Internal storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 16 GB
  • Storage expansion:

    Storage expansion - Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.

      • up to 128 GB
    • Slot Type:
      • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
  • Device type:
    • Tablet
  • OS:
    • Android (7.0 Nougat)

Battery

  • Capacity:

    Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

    • 4680 mAh
  • Type:
    • Not user replaceable, Li - Polymer
  • Internet use:
    • Wi-Fi:
      • 12 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 10.00 hours

Cellular

  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 2, 4, 5, 13
  • Data:
    • LTE
  • SIM type:
    • Micro SIM

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.2
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
    • Mobile hotspot:

      Mobile hotspot - Turns your phone into a Wi-Fi access point to which other Wi-Fi-capable devices can connect. These devices can then access the internet via your phone's data connectivity.

      • Yes
    • Wi-Fi Direct:

      Wi-Fi Direct - Allows two nearby Wi-Fi-capable devices to exchange data at high speeds. Applications of Wi-Fi Direct include streaming video from a phone to a TV, sending pictures from a digital camera to a phone, exchanging files between phones, and more.

      • Yes
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • USB Type-C (reversible)
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Charging connector:
    • USB Type-C (reversible)
  • Location:

    Location - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
  • Other:
    • Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, Calculator
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Hangouts / Google Talk
  • Other features:
    • Voice commands, Voice recording
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Multimedia

  • Screen mirroring:
    • Wireless screen share
  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264
  • Speakers:
    • Loudspeaker
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 03 Aug 2017
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