|Standing screen display size||8 Inches|
|Screen Resolution||2048 x 1536|
|Max Screen Resolution||2048*1536 Pixels|
|Chipset Brand||Imagination Technologies PowerVR|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||8 Hours|
ASUS ZenPad S8 8" (2048x1536) 32GB Black Tablet - Z580C-B1-BK
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- 8" IPS Display (2048 x 1536) with ASUS TruVivid technology for better visual experience
- Intel Atom Z3530 Quad-Core, 64bit, 1.3GHz
- 2GB RAM, 32GB Onboard Storage
- 5M/2M Dual Camera; 1 x microSD Card slot, support up to 128GB SDXC
- Android 5.0 Lollipop
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ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 , Z580C
Premium 8-inch Android Tablet with 2K Display
A fashionable tablet with zero compromise
Sleek Aluminum Finish | Stylish Design | Light Weight | Affordable
The ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 features an alluring look and feel inspired by the ASUS Zen design philosophy of crafting harmonious beauty and functionality. With its clean lines and metallic finish enhanced by an exquisite hairline pattern, and brilliant diamond-cut edges, the ASUS ZenPad has refined, luxurious styling that fits any setting.
- 8" 2K IPS Display (2048 x 1536).
- Intel Atom Z3530 Super Quad-Core, 64bit, 1.3GHz.
- 2GB RAM, 32G Onboard Storage.
- 1 MicroSD Card slot, expend up to 128GB SDHC.
- Android 5.0 Lollipop O/S
- ASUS TruVivid, Bluelight filter technology for enhanced visual experience.
ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 Z580C - Heavy on performance, light on your wallet!
Powered by Super Quad-Core Processor
Smooth Quad Core performance and multitasking with Intel Atom Z3530 Moorfield Super Quad-Core, 64bit, 1.3GHz and 2GB RAM.
You can enjoy fast web surfing, smooth video playback, great gaming experiences, and multi-tasking that doesn't leave you waiting.
ASUS PixelMaster Camera
See What Others Can't See -
ZenPad's 5MP PixelMaster rear camera captures stunning, high-resolution photos. The industry-leading Low Light mode employs pixel-merging technology to capture up to 400% brighter photos at night, or in low-light scenes, without the need for a flash.
ASUS VisualMaster Suite
Using exclusive visual enhancement technologies that combine hardware and software to optimize all aspects of the display — including contrast, sharpness, color, clarity, and brightness — resulting in an incredibly realistic viewing experience. With ASUS VisualMaster, it’s just like being there.
- 2K IPS Display
- ASUS TruVivid
- ASUS Bluelight Filter
- ASUS Splendid
ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 Z580C - ASUS VisualMaster
Brilliant 2K IPS Display
ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 Z580C provides a fantastic picture for immersive entertainment experiences and general daily use.
Features a stunning 2K (2048x1536) IPS multi-touch display uses in-plane-switching (IPS) technology to deliver 178-degree viewing angles with accurate color reproduction, no matter how you view the screen. Every video and image comes to life with vivid, bright colors!
Brings color to life with brilliant clarity.
ASUS TruVivid technology improves screen clarity, brightness, and touch responsiveness.
This technology transforms the conventional four-layer display design—composed of cover glass, touch panel, air gap, and LCD module—into a two-layer, full lamination design, eliminating the air gap and combining the cover glass and touch panel layers.
ASUS TruVivid technology offers higher optical transparency (>94%) than conventional display, resulting in brilliant color clarity and brightness.
ASUS Bluelight Filter
Helps reduce eye fatigue and provide a comfortable viewing experience by minimizing blue light emission from the screen without affecting other colors.
ASUS ZenUI – Your Best Companion
ASUS Splendid Technology
ASUS ZenPad comes with ASUS Splendid technology to let you adjust image color, brightness, contrast, and sharpness for your own optimized viewing experience.
ASUS ZenUI – A simple and smarter UI
ASUS's ZenUI mobile user interface. A Simpler, Smarter, More Personalized ZenUI Experience.
The brand-new ZenUI with exquisite visual design has a variety of new features, including ZenMotion, SnapView and ZenUI Instant Updates, that enhance usability, ensure privacy, and deliver a seamless user experience.
ASUS ZenUI – Your Best Companion
Everything has a shortcut. Simple and intuitive gestures launch apps in a snap.
Draw a 'C' on the lock screen to instantly access the camera.
Tap-Tap On : Double-tap the screen to unlock effortlessly. Instantly access multiple user profiles directly through the unlock screen.
Separate work and personal life! Independent spaces to keep your personal content private and your professional life secure, with cross-space notifications to manage both spheres.
Private contacts and messaging Privacy protection with ease. Keep your private communications secure with confidential logs and messaging protected by a PIN code.
Kids Mode :
A safe playground for youngsters!
Turn your ZenPad into a protected education and entertainment center for kids, with a built-in parental controls and timer.
These are just some of the 1000+ enhancements ZenUI offers.
Enjoy 100GB of FREE Google Drive Storage!
Your ASUS ZenPad comes with 100 GB of Google Drive storage, free for 2 years.
Enjoy the amazing benefits of accessing files on-the-go with your ASUS ZenPad and Google Drive. Redeem this offer in the Google Drive app by April 1, 2018.
*One Google account is only entitled to 100GB of Google Drive space free for 2 years on ASUS mobile devices.
*100GB Google Drive upgrade may only be redeemed once in a single 12-month period on ASUS mobile devices.
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It has the STD micro B USB, having invested a lot in micro B USB cables at home and in the cars, and having about 10 devices (between all family members)using this type of connection at home, I did not wanted to bring a new plug-in adapter incompatible with the rest that I have; don take me wrong a believe the new micro USB-C to be great, but I will wait a couple of years until becomes the true standard in the industry and I have no choice but to adopt it.
32/2GB it’s enough for me for the next couple of years, I do a lot of reading, and play few light games with it, and I considered the tablet to be fast and responsive for what I do with it. I do not have a tendency to overload my devices with useless applications, which I hardly use.
For any device phone or tablet that you buy today, seriously consider your minimum specs to be 16GB/2GB for a light user and a minimum of 16GB micro SD, or for a medium user 32GB/2GB with a micro SD 32GBif you need more storage. Avoid 8GB /1GB ram it’s already too small, and you are wasting your money.
The tablet screen aspect ratio is excellent for reading, and it is light weight, some reviewers have pointed out that the screen may be dim under certain conditions or the appearance of a yellowish color when the brightness is set too low. It took me a couple of days to get accustom to it, but I realized that the soft tone is great for reading white pages at night with the lights off.
Price, after buying several expensive ($400 +) tablets and phones during the past years, I came to the conclusion that it was better to buy devices in the $200-$250 range, may be $300 max in some cases; technology, firmware and apps are constantly changing, and after a couple of years I ended with an old expensive device that lagged in all aspects. It is better to keep the price difference in your pocket, and change more often the devices. (But definitely I stay away from cheap low specs unknown brands devices; it is just throwing away money, avoid $100-$150 Phones or tables)
ASUS apps, yes there are a lot of them in it, but I can easily turn them off, as some of the Google apps that I do not use. Since I have different brand name devices, I decided to use Google apps as much as possible, so there is a better synchronization and standardization across all devices that we own at home.
As for the launcher I am using the Nova Launcher in all devices, the main advantages of this launcher is that I can back up the screen/desktop settings , resize the icons, icons letter size, and I am able to lock the desktop so no one can move or delete the icons as they are set on the screen. I highly recommend you the Nova Launcher.
Asus launcher UI, there is something good for those who are not technically inclined, and a standard Android UI maybe overwhelming. Asus provides with the choice Asus Easy Mode which is a simplified UI / Launcher, it is built-in in new Asus phones and tablets, but is is also available as a standalone app [...]
The link for the manual is below, in case you want to read about it.
Speaker sound quality and microphone is good for a Skype or Viber conversation, clear no noises, good for watching a YouTube video, as for music get a decent pair of headphones.
Two cameras, front and back, no flash. I do not talk much about a cameras in any tablet, for me are just an emergency camera, I prefer to use the one on my phone, it is very uncomfortable to take a picture with a tablet, which may end on the floor. So how many mega pixels and so on, you can check the specs, the only thing relevant for me in that department, is that it has a decent front and back camera for web call Skype or Viber. In case you ask the back camera is good for web calls, for example during a web call you want to show someone an item that you just bought. That is the reason for the 2 MP Front Camera and the 5 MP Rear Camera, there is no need for a million MP camera on a tablet.
64 GB Samsung Evo micro SD, the price was very good $24. Amazon ASIN: B00IVPU7AO
TPU Case, I needed to protect the tablet, but also I wanted to add a little thickness to the tablet, it makes it more comfortable to hold it while reading Amazon ASIN: B0159GPWDE
Screen Protector Film - JOTO Anti Glare. The anti glare film is great for reading Amazon ASIN: B0131JDSC8
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Why not a Samsung?, I have bought over 7 Samsung devices, they are great quality devices, but I got tired of the physical home button, the touchwiz, and the lack of updates, if you check in Amazon you will see that most of the 8 Samsung tablets still running android 4.4, and in my personal experience, I doubt that they will ever get to android 5, while android 6 is already on the market. Also of those Samsung 8 tablets that compare in price to the Assus, the Samsung have lower memory specs (ram and storage).
Then Samsung has a million different SKU / models for the same device, to a point that it becomes hard work to find which is the most recent / newest product , and to compare specs, and prices. I believe that if a manufacturer wants to confuse me with their product offering, I better skip them. ( I may end with an older discontinued item, with little or none tech support)
So for those reasons, at the present time I decided to pass on Samsung devices.
I hope you find my review helpful, Do you have a questions? let me know.
Update October 16, 2015
Connecting to weak WiFi signals
If you are trying to connect to a weak WiFi (you are far from the router) here is 3 things that you need to do
The tablet has better reception in portrait and landscape with the power and volume buttons facing down
Turn off power saving
Settings>WiFi>3dots menu>advanced>keep WiFi on during sleep>always
The battery will last less, but you have good chances of getting that weak signal. Remember to change back the settings, if you no longer need it.
Update September, 2016
Marshmallow Android 6 is available as a manual update, which requires you to download the firmware, and install it to the root directory, no OTA available.
link Asus [...]
Updates are available for Z580C for the (Z580CA look for the appropiate support link)
Update October 29, 2015
The tablet received a minor OTA update, still 5.0 android (total of 2 OTA updates, since I bought it)
Pay attention to this, the right way of holding the tablet in Landscape mode is with the power and volume buttons facing down. (you will get full wifi bars)
Also, the volume display on the screen will move/agree according to pressing + or - volume buttons.
I opted for the budget friendly 2gb/32gb model because I didn't think the additional RAM would benefit me and I just don't need 64gb storage. I don't take pictures with a tablet so the 5mp/8mp cameras of the Z580CA wasn't attractive either. I wasn't aware until after I purchased the Z580C that the Z580CA model's CPU is 2.3ghz compared the 2gb/32gb model's 1.3ghz. That additional processor power might've been enough to push me into that model had I not already received, setup, and enjoyed the Z580C so far.
The Z580C is pretty peppy. Applications open and close quickly, webpages scroll smoothly and zippily, and after playing Asphalt for ten minutes I'm pretty satisfied. I also played some Words with Friends and Solitaire and that went super well too. I'm also pleased with wifi so far (in comparison to my Nexus 7).
The obvious pros are the great price, 64bit quad core CPU, 32gb storage expandable to 128gb, 2gb memory, 2k screen, left & right front facing speakers, and light weight. It's 1.5 ounces lighter than my Nexus 7, a little taller and wider while significantly thinner. You can feel the 1.5 ounce difference. The 4:3 aspect ratio is awesome. I know it's nothing new in tablets, but it makes a world of difference browsing web pages in portrait. I love it.
The main negatives I hear about the Zenpad S is the screen dimming on its own and the poor sound quality. It does dim automatically on some applications but going into the power management section and turning off power save functions and then manually setting the screen brightness has worked around this for me. Maybe Asus will fix this in a software update soon.
Regarding the speaker quality. This is a 10.6oz., 6.9mm thick tablet- how people expect booming bass and bright highs puzzles me. The speakers are fine and they point at your face. They are good.
I've also heard people complain about the power button being stiff. Yah, it's a relatively stiff press but it's still effortless. And with the tactile soft click you know when you've done it right. It's a non-issue. Plus, I really like and prefer to double tap on the screen to wake up the tablet instead. Another cool feature.
Coming from a Google device with the unmolested Android OS I was wondering how the "Zen UI" version of Lollipop Asus installed would be and the truth is, it's fine. It took a couple minutes to get used to. Within minutes I had a new launcher and everything setup how I want.
One thing I thought would bug me was the Pick-Up-Stix counter style "brushed aluminum" backing but, in hand, it just looks black. At specific angles you can see the cross hatch pattern but it feels nice and is fingerprint proof. This doesn't matter at all really but the back of this tablet looks really nice. The slim polished edge of the aluminum backing that separates the Pick-Up-Stix counter style brushed aluminum from the leather-look plastic is beautiful. The branding on the leather-look plastic is very subdued which I like. This tablet really looks great.
Overall I have to say, as everyone will say, the Z580C is a very good value. Is the Z580CA a better value? I don't know I don't have one. If this one came with a longer power cord I'd give it 4.5 stars so I want to give it 4.49 stars but I can't. So I rounded.
9/3/15 - After a couple weeks with this tablet the excitement has definitely settled down...a lot. There've been several ASUS updates, one to the ASUS's side of the OS I think (still L5.0), and many to all of the ASUS installed applications. The tablet is noticeably less zippy. It's not a sloth or anything, but it makes we wonder if I really should have waited a couple weeks for the Z580CA version instead with it's increased processor, memory, and gpu power.
The screen dimming thing seems to have subsided through the updates...I think. I realized today I haven't noticed it happening for a couple days other than going from a bright area to a dark area which is normal. The only thing that's a little weird still is the ASUS vivid picture maker brighterer doodad. I notice it very rarely, but sometimes when I open an application that's colorful, like Words with Friends, the colors are super hot and washed out looking for a few seconds then corrects itself.
Battery life has been average. I charge it every day-day and a half. I use it for for a few hours a day to stream videos, plays mediocre games, check email, and surf the information super highway.
I still think it's it's fantastic bargain and have no real major complaints about it.
I bought a case- it fits perfectly. I like it.
After almost two months I still enjoy this tablet. Some things of note after more use: I really like whatever coating is on the screen. My Nexus7 would be covered in fingerprints and swipe marks after several days but this screen stays relatively clean except for single fingerprint marks on frequently poked areas of the screen. This makes the screen very easily cleaned with a few wipes of a cloth.
I've had it powered up for two weeks at a time without issue. Charging is not slow. My experience has been 2-3 hours to get to 95% from 15%. I did buy a cheapie 6' charging cable and it takes ~50% longer to charge. But I bought it mainly to use the tablet while charging so it doesn't really bother me. But a 6' cable is awesome! Do it!
Still happy. "No Ragrets" here.
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I paid ten dollars more for it than a Samsung Galaxy Tab A that I tried and returned - horrible display for reading. At about half the price of a similar iPad, I think it's very good value.
This is the fourth Asus device I've purchased and have been happy with all of them.
The processing package allows for a very smooth and lag free experience. Animations are incredibly fluid, and opening, closing, and switching between apps is quite fast. It has to be said though that a contributing factor to this stutter-free performance is the stock-like software experience, that keeps everything smooth and snappy. In gaming, you may notice a few hiccups with graphic-intensive games, but the device handles gaming very well for the most part. Gaming is also the only time you may notice the device getting warm, but never uncomfortably so.
The ZenPad S 8.0 I have is the 64 GB version which I would recommend. It also comes with 16 GB, 32 GB built-in storage, which can be further expanded via microSD card by up to 128 GB. The tablet comes with dual front-facing stereo speakers. This is not only the best placement for speakers on a tablet, but the sound these speakers provide is also very crisp, clear, and loud, which will make media and gaming-centric users very happy. It has 4,000 mAh battery, which might be a bit smaller than the battery capacity available with other high-end tablets. I was able to get up to 5 hours on screen-on time when using the tablet to watch videos and playing games, and if you are somebody who is not going to watch videos all day long, you should comfortably get a full day of use out of this tablet. It has 8 MP rear camera and 5 MP front-facing camera. I used the front facing camera for Skype but that's about it. The rear camera is capable of taking good pictures, but I like many people I don't use my tablet to take pictures.
On the software side of things, the ZenPad S 8.0 runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box, with the Zen UI on top. I personally prefer stock android but did not mind the Zen UI. It has lots of customizable options and gesture-based additions, that can prove to be very useful. For example, by holding down or swiping up on the homescreen, customization options like icon packs, scroll effects, and launcher fonts show up and can be changed to better suit your liking. With Touch Gesture, you can draw letters while the screen is off to launch certain apps, like C for Camera, or E for Email, and it also comes with a double tap to wake feature.There’s even a “Kid Mode,” where you can turn your tablet into a protected environment for a youngster set with parent controls and a timer. It doesn't have multi window support which was kind of disappointing, but I mostly got this tablet to watch movies and do some light gaming.
Overall I am really happy with my tablet and recommend it to anyone looking for a tablet for themselves or for young kids.
I originally gave this tablet a 3* rating, but have since reflected it to 2*. Only reason I'm not giving it a 1* is because the screen and display are outstanding.
I really want to give this tablet a 5* rating, however the WiFi connectivity on the tablet is HORRIBLE.
Pros - Gorgeous screen, Amazing touch-response, very-fast usage, incredible battery life, it genuinely has everything you would want in an 8 inch tablet. Best part in my opinion is the speakers, they're quite loud for the tablet size and very clear. Tablet charges quick and battery lasts a few days. I only use it for like 20-30 minutes a day while cooking or as a Netflix/Videostream/Youtube controller for my chromecast or occasionally as an e-book reader.
Cons - WiFi is HORRIBLE. If i'm trying to stream a Netflix or YouTube video, I'd be lucky if it doesn't get stuck buffering on 720p. Netflix downscales to 360p automatically (My internet speed is 350 down/35 up and i can stream 4k Netflix flawlessly on my other 5ghz devices. I'm not sure if it's defective or if the 2.4ghz WiFi
The bad: performance. This thing makes me want to throw it out the window half the time. its slow to respond to inputs and often just hangs for a few seconds when trying to switch windows, or pull down menus. The screen rotate just stops working all the time. I've done a hard reset a few times and restored it to factory, but hasnt helped. I've hoped that Asus would release an update to address the performance/stability, but nothing yet.
Also after about a year the display has started to have problems; half the screen will just turn white just on it's own. I've found the only way to get it working again is to smack the device, which makes me think there's a lose connection somewhere inside.
At first i was happy with how cheap this Asus unit was, but with it working as poorly as it has for only a year, it would have been better spending more money on a Samsung. Wont be buying ASUS again...
The screen isn't too terrible, at least it's better than other much less expensive alternatives.
I wish I had returned it when I had the chance.
I received this Zenpad S 8 on August 1, 2018. It is now September 4, 2018 and somehow the screen is cracked. I do not take this out of my home as I mainly use it before bed. So I used it a little more than a month and it is broken. The Nexus 7 went on trips and survived many years of use by me. This lasted one month. I do not know how this happened.
This is very disappointing. I do not think that it is as well designed or constructed as the Nexus 7.
Like others have said. It would be nice if the battery lasted a little longer.
The one thing I am finding is the power drops a lot even if not in use. During standby.
It set it aside at bedtime. Come home from work the next day, and the tablet is dead. My kids Samsungs tablets don't do that. Maybe I have some app or something leeching power. But I can't seem to find a reason why.