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Asus ZenPad 3S 10 (Z500M)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 reviews of Asus ZenPad 3S 10 (Z500M). The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablets for all reviews. People really like the battery and portability. The durability and performance are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the camera and GPS navigation.

screen, performance, durability, portability, battery

GPS navigation, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Asus ZenPad 3S 10 (Z500M) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Damien McFerran (techradar.com)

Asus ZenPad 3S 10 review

 

Android's iPad Air 2 killer?

Brilliant 2K display ; Hi-Res audio support ; Fast chipset

Mediocre battery life ; Build quality has issues ; Speakers poorly positioned

The Asus ZenPad 3S 10 has an iPad-like design, but not quite the quality. However it offers the flexibility of Android, the QHD screen is wonderful and strong audio, a decent amount of power and expandable storage sweeten the deal further. It’s just a...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Britta O'Boyle (pocket-lint.com)

Asus ZenPad 3S 10: Hello iPad lookalike

 

The Asus ZenPad 3S 10 is a 9.7-inch tablet that could easily be mistaken for an iPad, certainly on first glance. The device, which was on display at the company's event in Berlin in the run up to IFA, offers a lightweight design, with a premium,...

Aug, 2016

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Expert review by: Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Asus ZenPad 3S 10 review: A worthy iPad Pro alternative?

 

Asus' ZenPad 3S 10 is a stunning Android tablet with a gorgeous design

Gorgeous design ; Top of the range display

lacklustre battery life

In my eyes, you’d be better off spending an extra £50 and opting for the larger 9.7in version of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S2 , but if you absolutely don’t want to spend more than £300, then the ZenPad 3S 10 won’t disappoint.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Asus ZenPad 3S 10

 

Tablets are starting to split into multiple categories. Those like the iPad Pro, Microsoft Surface and Google Pixel C that offer a laptop-like experience and those that are, well, cheap.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Asus ZenPad 3s 10 Review: In Depth

 

We review the Asus ZenPad 3s 10 (Z500M), a 9.7-inch Android tablet packing some premium specs and more than a little iPad-style design.

Gorgeous screen ; Feature-packed ; Respectable performance

Lots of crapware ; Terrible rear camera

The Asus ZenPad 3s 10 is a solid enough Android tablet, which at £300 is cheaper than the full-sized iPads. Media fans will enjoy the excellent 9.7-inch 2K display and Hi-Res audio support and there's some useful features for families too, while...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

Asus ZenPad 3s 10 (Z500M-1H006A) Tablet Review

 

Pleasant sounding elite of tablets . Asus' ZenPad 3s wants to be a serious competitor for Apple and aims to attract iPad owners. Thanks to a high-quality casing and hi-res sound, this might even function - were it not for some strange happenings during...

stylish metal casing, good configuration, accurate controls, fingerprint scanner, good screen, low temperature development, useful battery life, sharp photos, very loud speakers

cameras' low dynamics, poor video quality, slow GPS module, 12-month warranty only, very loud system noises, trebles sometimes dominate unpleasantly, fluctuating system performance

Stable, high-quality, good screen, decent speakers, useful battery life - Asus' ZenPad 3s 10 does not present any major shortcomings in our test course. However, we are not quite sure whether or not the review sample impressed us. The speaker sound...

Expert review by: Xiomara Blanco (cnet.com)

Asus ZenPad 3S 10 review

 

The iPad Air 2 is one of the best tablets you can buy. And it's a better tablet than the Asus ZenPad 3S 10. But if the iPad Air 2's $399 (£379 or AU$719) starting price is too rich for your blood and you're a fan of the Android OS, you might want to...

The Asus ZenPad 3S 10 has a sharp, clear HD screen and its design is both comfy and cool. The fingerprint scanner adds extra security. Comes with a good amount of storage for its price.

The speakers are easy to block when holding in landscape orientation. Games take their time to load.

The Asus ZenPad 3S 10 is a fantastic portable video watcher with enough storage to get you through long flights at a reasonable price.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Asus ZenPad 3S 10 Review

 

The Asus ZenPad 3S 10 is a 9.7-inch tablet made for Android users who don't want to compromise on performance or design. The $299 slate's aluminum shell and metallic, beveled edges may look straight out of Cupertino, but it runs a lightly skinned...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Joe M. (phonearena.com)

Asus ZenPad 3S 10 Review

 

With tablets, there are usually two main use cases that their makers shoot for – productivity and entertainment. In order for a tablet to be a respectable tool for getting work done, it needs to have solid horsepower, intuitive software features, and...

Premium design ; Lighter and thinner than the 9.7-inch iPad Pro ; Fingerprint scanner that’s as fast as Touch ID ; Gorgeous 2K display ; Long battery life ; Expandable storage (up to 128GB)

Asus’s custom software looks and feels very outdated ; Slow to recharge ; Unusable rear-camera

Asus is touting a rather large game with the ZenPad 3S 10. As I mentioned in the intro for this review, the company’s goal is to offer a solid tablet experience for both professional and personal use at an affordable price. That’s not an easy feat to...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Melissa J. Perenson (computershopper.com)

Asus ZenPad 3S 10 Review and Ratings

 

The ZenPad 3S 10 is a trim, iPad-size Android tablet that capably handles media-play and productivity tasks alike at a value price. Battery life is our main quibble.

Reversible-plug USB Type-C charging ; Gorgeous, sharp display ; Very light, and thinner than iPad Air

Merely so-so battery life ; Distractingly reflective display

While the battery performance of the Asus ZenPad 3S 10 was a moderate bummer, it's partly offset by the fact that the tablet supports QuickCharge 3.0, which can help rapidly recharge a tablet. Pair that with a QuickCharge-enabled battery pack, and the...

Jan, 2017
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital Plus / DTS HD Premium Sound / SonicMaster
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:1.5

Battery

Battery Capacity:5900
Battery capacity (Watt hours):22
Battery life (max):10
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera:Y / Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p

Design

Colour of product:Black, grey / Gold, Silver / Grey / Grey, Titanium / Silver / White
Device Type:Full-size tablet / Mini tablet
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Form factor:Slate
Kids tablet: No

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:24.6
Display Resolution:2048 x 1536
Display Technology:IPS
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Graphics adapter:Radeon HD 6250
Graphics adapter family:Imagination Technologies

Memory

Internal Memory:4
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2 / 4.2+EDR
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-fi Standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Keyboard supplied:N / No
Manual: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS): No
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Position location:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
Headphone Out:N / No
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Micro-USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in:N / No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2
AC adapter output voltage:5
AC adapter power:10

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor Cores:2+4 / 6
Processor family:MEDIATEK
Processor frequency:2.1
Processor Model:MT8176

Software

Operating system installed:Android 6.0
Platform:Android

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDXC
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:128
Storage Media:eMMC / Flash / HDD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:24.1 / 240.5 / 7.15
Height :16.4 / 163.7 / 7.15
Weight:430 / 466
Width:16.4 / 163.7 / 24.1 / 240.5