Asus - ZenPad 3S 10 - 9.7" - Tablet - 64GB - Titanium gray

Get powerful performance in a portable package with this 9.7-inch ASUS ZenPad tablet. It has a MediaTek hexa-core processor and 4GB of RAM for smooth operation, and 64GB of onboard storage holds apps, photos and documents. This ASUS ZenPad tablet has 5-megapixel and 8-megapixel front and rear cameras for versatile photography.

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Titanium gray
  • Titanium gray
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Overview

What's Included


  • ASUS ZenPad 3S 10 Z500M
  • Power adapter
  • USB cable

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
83% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (39 out of 47)

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Features


Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) operating system

Productivity and entertainment at your fingertips. Download apps, games, movies, music and eBooks from Google Play. Cloud integration provides a seamless experience across all Android devices.

9.7" screen with 2048 x 1536 resolution

This high-resolution screen is ideal for gaming and streaming HD content.

64GB internal storage plus microSD slot

Store your software, apps, music, movies, photos, and more. Expand storage with a microSD card (sold separately).

6-core processor

The right combination of fast performance and power efficiency. It allows rapid multitasking, delivers smooth response and unleashes stunning graphics.

Dual cameras for photos and face-to-face chat

8MP rear camera and 5MP front camera with 1080p HD video recording.

Powerful connectivity with USB-C

Share files, connect accessories and display content on the big screen with a full-size USB port.


Overall customer rating

4.2
83%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

3.9

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good in a short two hour "get to know it."

    Posted
    Bluepig
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    It arrived 4 days earlier than the expected arrival date, so I don't have my glass screen cover or case. Thusly, my experience is with the plastic on, with this being my temp environment, I am fully forgiving for any touch or delay issues. Believe it or not, before this, I had the Samsung Tab S3 and took it back; not because it was a bad device but because it cost twice as much and did not have the same internal storage. The set up takes a few minutes and expects to already be set up when trying to sync and import your apps from a previous Android device (in my case the Galaxy S8 Active, and the Tab S3). The menus are pretty straightforward, and my only initial grip is one of the default backsplash (too dark). I was able to make an app folder pretty easily the first time, but have not been able to create a second one, so I'll write that off to my short time behind the wheel. My next objective will be to disable all of the bloatware, as well as the GPS. My goal is to maximise the battery life, which seems to take a hit from all previous reviews. It arrived with 59% battery charge, and the expected battery life was 54 minutes. Of course, I hit it pretty hard with downloads and updates. For comparison sake, I much prefer Samsung's view of Android management, although as a tech-tard I will get used to ASUS' version. There are also apps I will greatly miss: Samsung Notes, Samsung Internet Browser, and the Samsung Calendar. As to the specs and display: Awesomely clear, as fast if not faster than the S3, the expandable memory is a wash since the 3S and S3 can take up to 256Gb, at first blush I prefer the IPS screen to the AMOLED display, Bluetooth connectivity is fast and I'm connected to a 5G signal, still can't figure out the camera on a tablet (wasted real estate for other functions), and while at the price the pen should not be included it would be nice if ANYONE had them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Well-priced, well-performing every-day tablet

    Posted
    Addikt
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I was looking to replace my 4 yr old Samsung Galaxy Pro 8.4 and the only current products matching the specs were there Galaxy S2 and the S3. The S2 had a really old OS no better hardware, while the S3 had a price tag twice as high as the ZenPad. After comparing specs, reading reviews, and seeing that it was likely that Android OS 8 would be coming to this, I was sold. I was not disappointed! While the size of the ZenPad is wider than my Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, it has MUCH better responsiveness and the GUI was easy to get used to. Size-wise, it's nearly identically sized to the 2018 iPad 9.7". My only complaints are the thin bezel on the sides, making it hard not to hit the screen with my hands, and the fact that the Menu and Back hard-buttons are positioned opposite from my Samsung tablet, thus resulting a little re-conditioning. Aside from that, this baby is just what I needed - modern OS, speedy, external storage, great sound, and vivid display. Definitely recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great tablet two major faults

    Posted
    Grant

    This is a great tablet no doubt fast good looking bright screen however there are two major faults first is the infuriating back button the light does not stay lit so if you're using it in the dark at all it is completely useless as you cannot find the back button and just end up stabbing randomly in the general area until you finally hit it doesn't sound like much but when you have it it'll drive you absolutely mad second is Asus advertises how amazing the amplifier for headphone use is this is simply not true I have many many many high-end high ohm headphones this tablet and simply not drive them at all certainly not as well as my incredible LG v20 smartphone trust me do not buy it if you use it in the dark or are planning to use it for serious music listening

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Asus tablet review

    Posted
    Kratostylez
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I really wanted to like this tablet, it had all the features I liked, but when I downloaded movies from VUDU the option to download in HDX is NOT available for this tablet. I had to settle for the SD format and movies just looked awful. Secondly after having it for 3 days, it crashed. I was playing a game then it went blank, it rebooted itself to the intro/ presentation screen and it stayed froze there. Even holding down the power button to turn it off didn't work. So I let the battery die down, I recharged then it restarted normally. I formatted the tablet like new and returned it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Couldn't be happier

    Posted
    jaesun007
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    After a few weeks of ownership, I can say this is the best tablet I've ever owned. Screen is crisp and vibrant, the casing is solid, and it's thin, but just heavy enough not to float away from you when you pick it up. It's got lots of memory to load programs and images quickly, and so far I haven't had any glitches with the OS. Hard to find a longer replacement USB-C cable, but charging next to my ASUS Laptop is quick and painless. Great buy, and no regrets!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost 5 stars

    Posted
    DarR
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    There is bloatware since it is not straight android but quality is good for the price. Only 4 stars because battery drains fast. Google assistant does not work too well after sometime. It used to be so tight with me just doing voice commands on it-- now for some reason, it does not respond as fast. And it's only been 2.5 months. Not bad if you want a nice tablet for a good price but it is not hassle free.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Device, wish the battery life was better

    Posted
    Vania
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Excellent tablet, I've had it since October works for my needs as a college student and used moderately for reading textbooks and pdfs and watching Netflix. My only complaint is the battery life, it's kinda low for my liking. Also I don't use a stylus with this tablet so I don't have an opinion of or experience with the zpen or any other stylus with this device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Very good, however,...

    Posted
    Aladdin
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The tablet does everything I expected it to. The build feels nice, its very responsive. I also bought its stylus. The stylus works very good with the tablet. I tried many third party styluses but non worked well except its own stylus. My only complaint is that there is a little of adhesive coming out of the screen at the edge, I ordered another one but it had the same issue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars with 15 reviews

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The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about connectivity, touch screen, design and screen. Editors are less positive about storage and battery. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 93/100 = Excellent quality.
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