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

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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16 Reasons For

Average User Reviews

Based on 57 user reviews this tablet computer has an average user rating of 79 out of 100.

Nice Design

A number of Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M reviewers who bought this tablet concluded that it was good looking. Amazon Customer mentioned “The most beautiful tablet I have ever held” in their review of this tablet. Kieran said on Amazon “You'll be satisfied by the screen clarity and build quality while the tablet also offers pretty good connectivity, with a micro SD slot” in their review of the Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M. Raymond Willcox said two years ago “Beautifully made, no problems so far” and gave it a very good review score.

One Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M owner wrote that this tablet was a good design. Davejones mentioned in their review of this tablet on Amazon “Am happy with the trade off in terms of performance and slim design” and rated the product as very good.

One Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M owner mentioned in their reviews that it was smooth. Two years ago Kieran scored it 80 out of 100 and 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"” in their review of this tablet.

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Easy to Use

Some Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M owners considered that it had a good experience. Js L. said “3 offers the best viewing and reading experience” in their review. Katashi mentioned on Amazon two years ago “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 of the Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M. Kieran said “This created a much smoother experience than it was on stock” in their review.

Some Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M owners who purchased the Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Js L. wrote “The tablet is responsive and very light to hold for extended periods” in their review of this tablet and gave the product a score of 4 stars. Lamont Cranston mentioned “Is very comfortable in the hand” in his review. Rebecca wrote “Hold it in a comfy position for reading” in her review of the Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M and rated the product 5 stars.

Two Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M reviewers thought the product was easy to use. Amazon Customer mentioned last year “It's an absolute delight to use” in their review of this tablet and rated the product 5 stars. Js L. scored it 4 stars and said in their review “The screen is a joy to use, with it being bright”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this tablet had a good interface. Amazon Customer said “The heavily skinned Android interface feels glitchy and, sure enough” in their Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M review. One Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M owner who purchased the product considered that it was easy to setup. Davejones wrote on Amazon “Needed to invest 30 mins in setting up properly” in their Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M review.

One person said in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Thomas Tomkins said on Amazon “The initial set up went OK and apps and settings were copied over from one of my other devices” in his Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M review however despite that he only rated the product 20 out of 100.

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Good Size

Four Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M reviewers who purchased it thought it was thin. Two years ago Kieran wrote on Amazon “The bezels are thin enough to give the tablet a premium feel”. Also two years ago Lamont Cranston gave the product a score of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “The tablet is quite thin (6.6mm).” in his Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M review.

One customer who reviewed this tablet thought it was compact. One customer said that the Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M 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

A few Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M reviewers who purchased the product concluded that it had a good battery life. Davejones rated it as excellent and wrote in their review “Battery life could be better”. Mr. Memet mentioned in their review of this tablet “Battery life is also excellent” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Rebecca mentioned “Playing Candy Crack uses the battery significantly faster though, more taxing tasks will use more power” in her Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M review.

Good Product Quality

A number of customers said in their reviews that it was good quality. Gc wrote in their Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M review on Amazon “The build quality and finish is excellent and the unit is very light” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Kieran rated the Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon “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 and gave the product an excellent review score.

Robust

Several customers wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Amazon Customer said in their Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M review “Bought a Sony Z3 8 inch compact tablet - a fabulous little thing, well built, light, rock solid in performance” however they scored the product 20 out of 100. Kieran mentioned on Amazon “This product is a solid medium value 8 inch tablet that doesn't cut too many corners” in their review of the Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M and gave the Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M a rating of 4 stars.

Good Brand

Based on 4,745 user and expert reviews, Asus has good reviews for its tablet computers. Asus also has good reviews specifically for its MT8163 processor tablets.

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Good Picture Quality

One Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M owner thought the Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M had a sharp image. Two years ago Katashi mentioned on Amazon “Sharpness is excellent, killing the similarly-priced 16GB version of the Amazon Fire HD 8”. One Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M owner thought the product had good picture quality.

Good Support

One Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M reviewer thought this tablet had good technical guidance. Lamont Cranston said in his review of this tablet on Amazon “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 owner who reviewed it considered that it had good sound quality.

Good Technical Features

One Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M owner who purchased it considered that it had good features.

Good Connectivity

One Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M reviewer who purchased it considered that it was good in terms of connectivity.

Only Released Eight Months Ago

This tablet computer was only released eight months ago. Newer tablet computers like this one are likely to have more advanced features.

Quite Large Internal Memory

The average internal memory of MT8163 processor tablets that came out in the last year is 1.4GB. With an internal memory of 2 gigabytes, the Zenpad 8 Z380M has a fairly large internal memory compared to most of the other newly released similar spec tablets.

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Very Light

At only 350 grams, the Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M is quite light compared to most of the other MT8163 processor tablets that came out in the last 12 months. The average weight of recently released tablets is 460g, and the weights range from 250g to 700g.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 4G

Most MT8163 processor tablets that were released around the same time as the Zenpad 8 Z380M are not 4G. The Zenpad 8 Z380M is no exception to this as it too is not 4G.

If you are looking for a tablet that is 4G then you might want to look at the Acer Iconia Tab 10 B3-A20.

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Not 3G

Most MT8163 processor tablets that were launched around the same time as the Zenpad 8 Z380M are not 3G. The Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M is no exception to this as it too is not 3G.

Tablets which are 3G that might be worth looking at include the Acer Iconia Tab 10 B3-A20 which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 8 inches, the Zenpad 8 Z380M has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst MT8163 processor tablets of this age. Similar spec tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Zenpad 8 Z380M have display diagonals of between 7" and 11".

Other 8" tablets currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Acer Iconia One 8 B1-850 ($66.25).

Tablet computers with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the Iconia Tab 10 B3-A20 (10.1"), the Iconia B3-A30 (10.1"), or the B3-A30 (10.1") all from Acer which also has a higher rating.

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Only One Number of Built-In Speakers

Most similar spec tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Zenpad 8 Z380M have one number of built-in speakers, including the Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M which has one number of built-in speakers.

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Quite Short Battery Life (max)

At only 8 hours, the Zenpad 8 Z380M has a quite short battery life (max) compared to most of the other tablets that were released around the same time as the Zenpad 8 Z380M. Tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Zenpad 8 Z380M have battery life (max)s of between 4h and 11h.

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Quite Low Battery Capacity

Across all the similar spec tablet computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Zenpad 8 Z380M the battery capacitys range from 2,200mAh to 6,100mAh, and the average battery capacity is 4,900mAh. At only 4,000 milliamperes * hour, the Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M has a quite low battery capacity compared to most of the other newly released MT8163 processor tablets.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Asus Zenpad 8 Z380M

Four Processor Coress

Compared to the other 34 MT8163 processor tablets that were launched around the same time as the Zenpad 8 Z380M that we have assessed the number of processor coress of, the number of processor coress on the Zenpad 8 Z380M is four which is average.

We compared all the other 4 processor cores tablets to this tablet computer and we think the Acer Iconia One 8 B1-850 ($66.25), the Hannspree 101 Hercules, and the Archos 101e which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Processor Frequency

At 1.3 gigahertz, the Zenpad 8 Z380M has a relatively typical processor frequency compared to most of the other MT8163 processor tablets that are a comparable age to the Zenpad 8 Z380M.

There are a number of alternative 1.3GHz processor clock speed tablets currently available which you might also want to consider including the Acer Iconia One 8 B1-850 ($66.25), the Archos 101e, or the Asus Zenpad 10 Z300M which has better reviews.

Tablets with a faster processor frequency that might also be worth looking at include the Asus Z300M (1.5GHz and higher rated).

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Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

At 5 megapixels, the Zenpad 8 Z380M has a pretty standard rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other recently released MT8163 processor tablets.

There are a number of alternative 5MP rear camera resolution tablets currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Iconia One 8 B1-850 ($66.25), or the Iconia Tab 10 B3-A20 both from Acer or the Asus Zenpad 10 Z300M.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of 16 gigabytes, the Zenpad 8 Z380M has a fairly average internal storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Zenpad 8 Z380M.

Alternative 16GB internal storage capacity tablets currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Acer Iconia One 8 B1-850 ($66.25), the Hannspree 101 Hercules, or the Archos 101e.

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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

(28)
(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 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...

Reviewed 6 April 2016 by Juan Jose Monzon
(Verified Purchase)

Happy with it...

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