ASUS ZenPad 3S: Cinematic experience with 10-inch VisualMaster display
The new ASUS ZenPad 3S is a premium tablet with a stunning 10-inch screen designed for ultimate movie experience and all-around performance based on a 2.1 GHz hexa-core processor. Find out why it’s one of the best tablets you can currently buy and read our review.
ASUS ZenPad 3S: Features
|CPU||MTK MT8176 Hexa Core ( Dual-Core 2.1 GHz + Quad-Core 1.7 GHz ), 64bit|
|Internal memory||64 GB|
|Display||9.7 inch IPS, 2048 x 1536 px|
|Camera||Front: 5.0MP, Back: 8.0MP|
|Size||24.05 x 16.37 x 0.58 cm|
|Box contents||Tablet PC: 1
USB Cable: 1
English Manual : 1
ASUS ZenPad 3S: Pros and Cons
- One of the best screens you’ll find in tablets with VisualMaster technology
- Good performance with an energy-saving hexa-core processor
- GameGenie is a pretty useful add-on for gamers
- Plenty of power with big battery
- Quality cameras with Low Light mode
- Brilliant design and a metal craftsmanship
- Stylus not included
Asus’ patented VisualMaster technology provides visual experiences you’ve never enjoyed on tablets. It can display in a 2K, 2048 x 1536 resolution with a wide 178 degree angle. The screen has a very narrow bezels only 5.32 mm thick – incredible achievement for a mobile device its size, which provides a screen-to-body ratio of 78%. Tru2Life touchscreen technology additionally optimizes the display parameters and provides a very realistic viewing experience. The colors are additionally optimized and enhanced, with sharp contrast and brightness precisely matched to the ambient light to give you real-world vibrancy on the screen.
There is also a HDMI connector, seldom found in tablets. It allows you to connect any monitor to display the screencast on a large display, or to work as a split screen, i.e. tablet + monitor at the same time.
Performance and OS
The hexa-core MTK MT8176 processor consists of two 2.1 GHz performance cores and 4 energy-saving cores clocked at 1.7 GHz. This combination allows for smart power management, and thus longer battery life. Support for 3D rendering in games and video files playback is provided by a fast GX6250 graphics chipset. You can run even the latest Android games with high details and you shouldn’t experience any lags.
ZenPad 3S features a proven and a stable Android 6.0 OS. It is expanded with an additional UI, designed for gamers, called GameGenie. You can call it to display a pop-up that automatically searches for information and walktroughs for the game you are currently playing. It even lets you do the live streaming on Youtube. That’s really cool feature for gaming enthusiasts!
Battery, audio and more
ZenPad 3S supports the dual GPS + Glonass satellite navigation system and, combined with a large touchscreen, it’ll work perfectly as a car navigation device. Computer graphic designers will certainly be happy to use the dedicated Asus Z Stylus pen that allows writing and drawing on the screen as easy as using a pen. It is suited for the work of a designer, architect and digital painter. Pinpoint accuracy is guaranteed thanks to 1024 pressure levels and a thin writing tip with a thickness of only 1.2 mm. Unfortunately, the stylus is not included in the box so you need to buy it separately.
The 5900 mAh battery not only has a high capacity, but also charges quickly thanks to the Quick Charging 3.0 technology. The fingerprint reader recognizes up to 5 fingerprints and is very fast, unlocking the screen in a fraction of a second. It can be also configured as a quick launcher for the selected apps.
8.0MP rear camera and 5.0MP front camera are definitely above average good, and they are basically the same that you’ll find in Microsoft Surface Pro. The special Low Light mode allows you to shoot even in low light without using flash, enhancing brightness in a natural way by 400%.
Music lovers will also appreciate the impressive sound quality. Instead of plastic, crackling speakers found in many tablets, there are dual five-magnet stereo speakers with a high-volume expansive XNP Smart AMP amplifier. High resolution audio and crystal clear sound is provided with a 7.1 Virtual Surround effect, enhancing even more your video experience.
This great-looking tablet with aluminum body has one of the best displays you can find in mobile devices and is ideal for productivity and entertainemnt. It also has good cameras, decent battery and high-resolution audio. This is a flagship tablet device that can be easily compared to Samsung Galaxy or iPad, but available at GearBest and Amazon for just half the price. Highly recommended!