ASUS ZenPad 3S 10 Specifications Review and Price

ASUS ZenPad 3S 10 (Z500M)

Asus ZenPad 3S 10 is a quality tablet from Asus that boasts impressive design and eye-catching display. This 9.7-inch premium tablet has elegant, modern styling and an exquisite metallic texture. Looks like an iPad but far better in terms of performance in my own opinion.

ASUS ZenPad 3S 10

The ZenPad 3S 10 has one of best vivid visuals and cinematic audio quality you can get in a tablet. Its powerful all-around performance is perfect for both entertainment and productivity. With no slot for a SIM card, you can only browse the internet using WiFi. This, however, should help strengthen your battery over time.

I love the idea of no slot for SIM card, connecting to WiFi will save enough of battery life. Which in turn you can use for the mobile entertainment the Asus ZenPad 3S 10 delivers.

ASUS ZenPad 3S 10 Specifications Review

Design

Available in just Silver and Grey. The Asus ZenPad 3S 10 has a premium looking design, Its premium aluminium body has 0.08mm diamond-cutting technology that creates an optimum balance of strength and sleekness.

Furthermore, this beauty weighs just 430g and is only 5.8mm thin. Asus is really improving with their Android devices. The Asus ZenPad 3S 10 is a beauty to look at.

ASUS ZenPad 3S 10 (Z500M)

The fingerprint sensor which also doubles as the home button unlocks the tablet in 0.1 seconds. Fast right? It can accept more than five fingerprints with 360° recognition. Which means you can turn your finger upside down and the tablet would unlock.

Display

If you love a vivid and crisp display, the ASUS ZenPad 3S 10 won’t disappoint. It has  2K IPS display touchscreen with exclusive VisualMaster technology.

With a wide 178° viewing angle and a 2048 x 1536 resolution, be ready to for visuals fine details.

It has a thin bezel which is 5.3mm in measurement. And with a 78% screen-to-body ratio, the ZenPad 3S 10 is a mobile cinema!

This tablet also has ASUS Tru2Life technology, ASUS TruVivid display and ASUS Bluelight. These features enhance every pixel on display to deliver optimum contrast (up to 200% contrast level), and a sharpness optimization for beautiful, real-life looking images and videos.

Hardware and Software

The Asus ZenPad 3S 10 is a pure beast, with a super-fast hexacore CPU processor, IMG GX6250 GPU graphics and a 4GB of RAM. The ZenPad 3S 10 was specially designed for gamers and heavy users.

Although it comes with the Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), it’s easily upgradeable to 7.0 (Nougat).

Camera

The ASUS ZenPad 3S 10 has an impressive 5MP front and an 8MP rear PixelMaster camera that captures amazing, high-resolution photos even at night. The Low Light mode on this tablet efficiently uses the pixel-merging technology to capture 400% brighter photos in low-light scenery or at night, without the use of a flash.

Connectivity

There’s no slot for a SIM card on the ZenPad 3S 10, you can only connect to WiFi to stream YouTube or browse the internet. Which is such a relief to the non-removable Li-Po 5900 mAh battery on this Tablet? This also means you can’t make SIM calls with this device.

Battery

It has a non-removable Li-Po 5900 mAh battery that can last up to 22 hours on WiFi and 10 hours on multimedia. It supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology as well.

Full Specification Of Asus ZenPad 3S 10

LAUNCH

・Announced: 2016, July
・Status: Available. Released 2016, August

NETWORK

・Technology: No cellular connectivity
・2G bands: N/A
・GPRS: No
・EDGE: No

DESIGN

・Dimensions: 240.5 x 163.7 x 7.2 mm (9.47 x 6.44 x 0.28 in)
・Weight: 430 g (15.17 oz)
・SIM: No

DISPLAY

・Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours
・Size: 9.7 inches, 291.4 cm2 (~74.0% screen-to-body ratio)
・Resolution: 1536 x 2048 pixels, 4:3 ratio (~264 ppi density)
・Multitouch: Yes, up to 10 fingers
・Protection: Oleophobic coating

SOFTWARE

・OS: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), upgradeable to 7.0 (Nougat)
・Chipset: MediaTek MT8176
・CPU: Hexa-core (2×2.1 GHz & 4×1.7 GHz)

STORAGE

・Card slot: microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
・Internal: 32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM

CAMERA

・Primary: 8 MP
・Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
・Video: 1080p@30fps
・Secondary: 5 MP, 1080p

SOUND

・Alert types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
・Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
・3.5mm jack: Yes
・DTS HD sound

COMMS

・WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
・Bluetooth: 4.2, A2DP, LE, EDR, aptX
・GPS: Yes; GLONASS
・USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

FEATURES

・Sensors: Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
・Messaging: Email, Push Mail, IM
・Browser: HTML5
・Java: No
・Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0)
・Google Drive (100 GB cloud storage)
・MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
・MP4/H.264 player
・Document viewer
・Photo/video editor

BATTERY

・Non-removable Li-Po 5900 mAh battery (22 Wh)
・Talk time: Up to 10 h (multimedia)

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

The Asus ZenPad 3S 10 is available for just $399, that’s about N140,000 – N160,000.

Posted by Joseph Young

Africa's most sought-after Mobile Reporter.

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