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Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M
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Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M MT8163 1.3GHz 16GB 8" Tablet

$129.99
$119.00 $10.99 cheaper than 50 days ago
MT8163 1.3GHz Android 6.0 16GB May 2016
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The design of ASUS ZePad 8.0 carries modern influences and a simple, clean look that gives it a universal and stylish appeal. These elements are inspired by our Zen design philosophy of balancing... More
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User Reviews Are Average

The average user rating of this MT8163 processor tablet is 79% based on 50 user reviews.

Easy to Use

A number of Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M owners who reviewed the Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M agreed that it had a good experience. This month Js L. said on Amazon “3 offers the best viewing and reading experience” and scored the Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M 80 out of 100. Katashi said “3G games look particularly sharp, making the whole experience feel that bit higher-end than what you normally get at the price” in their review. Kieran said on Amazon “This created a much smoother experience than it was on stock”.

Several Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M reviewers who reviewed it considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. A few weeks ago Js L. gave it a rating of 4 stars and mentioned “The tablet is responsive and very light to hold for extended periods”. Lamont Cranston wrote on Amazon “Is very comfortable in the hand”. Rebecca scored it very highly and she wrote in her review on Amazon “Hold it in a comfy position for reading”.

Some people reckoned that it was easy to use. This month Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “It's an absolute delight to use”. Js L. said on Amazon in November “The screen is a joy to use, with it being bright”.

One Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M owner thought it had a good interface. Amazon Customer wrote “The heavily skinned Android interface feels glitchy and, sure enough” . One person mentioned that this tablet was easy to setup. Davejones mentioned in their review of this tablet on Amazon a few weeks ago “Needed to invest 30 mins in setting up properly”.

One person thought the product was easy to use the menus. Thomas Tomkins said “The initial set up went OK and apps and settings were copied over from one of my other devices” in his review but in spite of that he scored this tablet 20 out of 100.

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Nice Design

A number of Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was good looking. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “The most beautiful tablet I have ever held”. Kieran mentioned in November last year “You'll be satisfied by the screen clarity and build quality while the tablet also offers pretty good connectivity, with a micro SD slot”. Raymond Willcox rated the product 5 stars and he said in his review of this tablet “Beautifully made, no problems so far”.

One person considered that the Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M was a good design. One Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was smooth.

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Good Size

A few people who reviewed this tablet reckoned that it was thin. Davejones said “Am happy with the trade off in terms of performance and slim design”. Kieran wrote “The bezels are thin enough to give the tablet a premium feel”. Lamont Cranston gave this tablet an excellent review score and he said “The tablet is quite thin (6.6mm).”.

One customer who reviewed it thought it was compact. Amazon Customer said in their Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M review on Amazon a few weeks ago “Bought a Sony Z3 8 inch compact tablet - a fabulous little thing, well built, light, rock solid in performance” but despite that they rated the product 20 out of 100.

One Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was lightweight. Kieran wrote on Amazon “I smoothed things out by installing the stock Google Keyboard and a lightweight Launcher”.

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Good Battery Life

Some people said in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Davejones gave it an excellent review and said in their Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M review on Amazon “Battery life could be better”. In November this year Mr. Memet scored this tablet very highly and said on Amazon “Battery life is also excellent”. A few weeks ago Rebecca gave it an excellent rating and she wrote in her review “Playing Candy Crack uses the battery significantly faster though, more taxing tasks will use more power”.

Good Product Quality

A few customers who reviewed this tablet agreed that it was good quality. Gc mentioned in their review of this tablet on Amazon “The build quality and finish is excellent and the unit is very light” and rated it as very good. Kieran mentioned in their review “Picture quality is decent and ASUS has built-in customisation of the screen colours” . S. Czerwinski wrote “This tablet is well made with high quality finish” in their review of the Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M.

Good Brand

Asus MT8163 processor tablet computers have good reviews on average and across all tablet computers Asus is one of the superior brands.

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Robust

Several people who bought this tablet concluded that it was well made. Kieran gave the product a rating of 4 stars and said on Amazon “This product is a solid medium value 8 inch tablet that doesn't cut too many corners” in their Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M review.

Good Picture Quality

One customer who bought the Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M concluded that it had a sharp image. Katashi gave this tablet a very good review score and said “Sharpness is excellent, killing the similarly-priced 16GB version of the Amazon Fire HD 8” in their Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M review.

One customer considered that this tablet had good picture quality.

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Good Connectivity

One Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M owner concluded that this tablet was good in terms of connectivity.

One Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M owner mentioned that this tablet was able to connect to the internet. A few weeks ago Nick gave this tablet a score of 80 out of 100 and he wrote on Amazon “My core uses are internet browsing, playing music, Twitter”.

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Good Support

One person wrote that it had good technical guidance. Lamont Cranston said in his review of the Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M in November last year “One other thing - the model I received came with a European charger and the Quick Start Guide and Warranty were both in French, whicjh I found a bit odd” .

Good Sound Quality

One Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M reviewer concluded that the Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M had good sound quality.

Good Technical Features

One Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M owner concluded that this tablet had good features. Kieran wrote on Amazon “If you steer clear of ASUS' range of apps you'll have a nice smooth experience, although I do appreciate the "boost" and "startup" features, which let you clear memory”.

Just Released Seven Months Ago

This MT8163 processor tablet has only been on the market for seven months. Newer tablets like this one are likely to have better features.

Very Light

Tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Zenpad 8 Z380M have weights of between 250g and 700g. With a weight of only 350 grams, the Zenpad 8 Z380M is one of the lighter new MT8163 processor tablet computers amongst comparable spec tablets of this age.

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Very Narrow

At only 123 millimeters, the Zenpad 8 Z380M is fairly narrow compared to most of the other MT8163 processor tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Zenpad 8 Z380M. Across all the MT8163 processor tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Zenpad 8 Z380M the widths range from 100mm to 260mm.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 4G Compatible

Like most of the other tablets that have been available for the last year, the Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M is not 4G compatible.

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Not 3G Compatible

The Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M is not 3G compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other tablet computers that were launched in the last 12 months are also not 3G compatible.

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Very Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 8 inches, the Zenpad 8 Z380M has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other tablet computers that were launched in the last year. Across all the recently released similar spec tablet computers the screen sizes range from 7" to 11".

If you want a larger screen size then you might want to look at the Acer Iconia One 10 ($129.11) (10.1" and higher rated).

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Only One Built-In Speaker

The Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M is a one built-in speaker tablet. Most of the other comparable spec tablets that were launched in the last year have one built-in speaker.

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Quite Short Maximum Battery Life

The shortest maximum battery life of tablets that came out in the last year is 5h, the longest is 11h, and the average maximum battery life is 8.9h. With a maximum battery life of only 8 hours, the Zenpad 8 Z380M has one of the shorter maximum battery life amongst MT8163 processor tablet computers of this age.

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Quite Low Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of tablets that came out around the same time as the Zenpad 8 Z380M range from 2,200mAh to 6,100mAh, and the average battery capacity is 4,900mAh. The Zenpad 8 Z380M has a quite low battery capacity (only 4,000 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other newly released comparable spec tablets.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M

Four Processor Cores

The Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M is a four processor core tablet computer. That's average compared to the other 17 MT8163 processor tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Zenpad 8 Z380M that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

We compared this tablet computer to all the other 4 processor core tablet computers and we think because of it's better review score, the Iconia One 10 ($129.11), and the Iconia One 7 B1-780 ($82.93) both from Acer or the Hannspree 101 Hercules is also worth considering.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.3 gigahertz, the Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablets that were launched in the last 12 months.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

At 5 megapixels, the Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M has a relatively typical rear camera resolution compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to the Zenpad 8 Z380M.

We compared all the other 5MP rear camera resolution tablet computers to this tablet and we think the Acer Iconia One 10 ($129.11) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

The Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M has a relatively average internal storage capacity (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other latest MT8163 processor tablet computers.

Alternative 16GB internal storage capacity tablet computers currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Hannspree 101 Hercules.

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Expert Reviews

6 May 2016

While it's not a power tablet, it's great value for those who just want one for multimedia playback.(previously published in issue AprilĀ 2016)...

User Reviews

(29)
(Verified Purchase)

After having reviewed many tablets on the market, this seems to offer the best value with a 4:3 ratio screen. This type of screen is so much better than a standard 16:9 ratio screen that you will... Read more…

Reviewed 23 June 2016 by Nick
(Verified Purchase)

After buying an iPhone and already owning an iPad Air I decided my next move in tablet world was going to be an android. Opinions on this one seem to be fairly mixed, but 2 weeks in and I don't... Read more…

Reviewed 17 May 2016 by Mrs. PATRICIA SAYE
(Verified Purchase)

GREAT. WORKS WELL. QUICK DELIVERY.

Reviewed 12 May 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Sent this back within a couple of days of owning it. The frame feels flimsy and there is movement between the different sections of the casing. I used to have an Asus Transformer tablet and I... Read more…

Reviewed 25 April 2016 by Douglas Connor
(Verified Purchase)

Had this for a week now, apps crashing all the time screen not Responding to touch not impressed. think its getting sent back...

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