The Asus ZenPad 3S 10 is a 9.7- inch tablet made for Android users who don’t want to compromise on performance on design. The $299 slate’s aluminum shell and metallic, beveled edges may look straight out of Cupertino, but it run a lightly skinned version of Android 6.0 marshmallow. The ZenPad 3S 10 is lightning fast, and its bright, brilliant display and lube design make this tablet a strong choice.
Asus ZenPad 3s 10 Tablet About.
1. About Design
When it comes to the design of ZenPad 3S 10, Asus did a phenomenal job at making the tablet look and feel much more premium than its asking price would suggest. The tablet’s body is made entirely out of aluminum with no trace of plastic in sight, and Asus paid attention to all of the fine details with this one. The back of the ZenPad 3S 10 showcases a grey aluminum slab that’s surprisingly soft and smooth to the touch. The rear camera is housed in the upper left-hand corner, and silver Asus branding is located smack-dab in the middle.
The front of the tablet is where the 9.7-inch display lives, and Asus was able to achieve an impressive 78-percent screen-to-body ratio to make viewing your content as enjoyable as possible. As you’d expect, the top and bottom bezels are the largest, but that bottom bezel is housing a nice bonus you probably wouldn’t expect to see in this price range-a fingerprint scanner.
The right-hand side of the ZenPad 3S 10 is home to the power lock button and volume rocker, and while their aluminum build is a nice touch, The volume rocker feels nice and clicky, but the power button felt a bit mushy. Sometimes I would find myself having to press the power button twice to get the tablet to turn on, and while this isn’t necessarily a deal-breaker, it did prove to be a bit of an annoyance.
The rounded corners help to ensure that the tablet doesn’t dig into your hands while holding it, and the sandblasted chassis offer a nice bit of shine to further highlight the attention to detail that’s present with the overall design.
2. Display information
The screen resolution of 2,048 x 1,536 pixels and it looks good. 10 inches is great for media and the smattering of demo footage I watched was bright, colorful and accurate. Blacks seemed deep and the colorful wallpapers popped. There did seem to be a strong reflection when light flittered across it and whites were sort of murky, but the conditions in the demo room were less than ideal. In the Settings app, you can adjust the display to a vivid preset, though I’d recommend you stick with the default Balance preset for the most accurate output.
The ZenPad’s panel produces 113 percent of the sRGB gamut, making it more colorful than the G Pad F 8.0 (79 percent), the iPad Air 2 (100 percent) and the average for tablets (94 percent). The Media Pad M3 (123 percent) emits even more colors.The ZenPad 4.2 score on the Delta-E test isn’t great (lower scores are better). The G Pad F 8.0 (1.8), the Media Pad M3 (2.6) and the tablet average (2.3) were more accurate.
Keeping the tablet chugging along is a MediaTek hexa-core CPU, 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. That’s a strong setup and it should handle pretty much everything you throw at it. I opened up a few apps, loaded up some websites and it handled it all with ease.Something not so great was the ugly Zen UI Asus covers Android up with. It feels old-fashioned, with childish icons and forced changes to Google’s OS.
Powered by a hexa-core 2.1GHz MediaTek MT8176 processor and 4GB of RAM, the ZenPad 3S 10 is more than suited to handle pretty much anything you throw at it. I had no issues jumping in and out of apps, using Google Docs or streaming video online, and its excellent single core and multi core scores of 1,583 and 3,297 in Geek bench 4 reflected this. The tablet earned 3,270 on the Geek bench 4 tests, which beats the category average of 2,994.
The ZenPad earned a decent score of 14,124 on the 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited gaming benchmark, which is better than the G Pad F 8.0 (3,735) and on a par with the MediaPad M3 (15,375) and the average for tablets (15,504). However, it was worse than the iPad Air 2, which notched 21,660.
4. Battery life
Battery life is good, but not great, especially considering the size the ZenPad 3S 10’s battery. Despite having a huge 5,900mAh battery on board, the tablet lasted just 8hrs 21 min in our continuous video playback.
My only real issue with the battery has to do with charge time. It took the Asus ZenPad 3S 10 3 hours and 23 minutes to charge from 0 to 100 percent, and I found that quite disappointing considering that Quick Charge 3.0 is supposed to be present here. I understand the battery in the 3S 10 is on the larger side of things, but that’s still somewhat slow.
5. OS and features
The Asus ZenPad 3S 10 is Android Marshmallow has been tweaked with Asus’ own ZenUI overlay, which adds a few bonus features. Families are well catered for with the Kids Mode feature, which gives your little ones access only to features that you specify. There’s also a timer to prevent them from playing for too long in one stretch, although the likes of Amazon’s Fire tablets offer more control.
Gamers have the Game Genie tool, which can record your play session and upload to your YouTube or Twitch account. When activated, Game Genie pops a dinky icon on-screen, which is used to call up a menu of options. You can boost performance, search for game guides and hit record if you want to save your mad skills.
Beneath the ZenPad screen, there’s a handy fingerprint sensor built into the home button. That sensor works perfectly, unlocking the tablet instantly when you press your digit to the surface and push. It’s very rare to see a ‘not recognized’ error message no matter what angle your finger is at, unless you’ve got wet or dirty hands.
Asus Zenpad 3s 10 Release on April 8, 2017
ZenPad 3s 10 Tablet Specification
|MODEL:||Asus ZenPad 3S 10 Z500M
|LAUNCH DATE:||April 8, 2017|
|CAMERA:||Primary camera:||8 MP Primary Camera with Autofocus, NO flashlight, Digital zoom, image resolution 3264×2448 pixel|
|Secondary camera:||5 Megapixel without flash light|
|FEATURE:||Single SIM Card Slot
|DISPLAY:||Screen size 24.64(9.7inch), Full HD screen, 1536×2048 resolution, 264 ppi pixel density, Multi touch, LCD|
|STORAGE:||Inbuilt memory up to 32 GB Storage|
|Up to 128 GB Expandable|
|BATTERY:||5900mAh Li Polymer battery Quick charging v3.0|
|CONNECTIVITY:||Supports Indian bands 4G,3G,2G, WiFi 802.11 available including Personal Hotspot, Micro USB 2.0 cable Bluetooth v4.2|
|OPERATING SYSTEM:||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|
|PRICE:||Rs.22,992 see below|
|PROCESSOR:||Hexa Core (2.1 GHz, Dual core, Cortex A72 + 1.7 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53)|
|VIDEO:||Full HD video recording 1920x1080p@30 fps|
|MULTIMEDIA:||5 mm Audio headphone jack|
|PERFORMANCE:||64 bit Architecture, Adriano 505 graphics|