Asus - ZenPad Z8s - 7.9" - Tablet - 16GB - Wi-Fi + 4G LTE Verizon Wireless - Black

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Experience the versatility of Android 7.0 Nougat with this Asus tablet. Its 2048 x 1536 resolution produces crisp, vivid colors on the touch screen, and its low-light camera lets you take 400 percent brighter photos in dark environments. This 7.9-inch Asus tablet has 16GB of flash memory for photos, music and games.

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$249.99
with 2-year contract
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Overview

What's Included


  • Asus ZenPad Z8s - 7.9" - Tablet - 16GB - Wi-Fi + 4G LTE Verizon Wireless
  • Power adapter
  • USB cable

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
75% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 4)

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Features


Android 7.0 (Nougat) 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.

7.9" screen with 2048 x 1536 resolution

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

16GB internal storage plus microSD card slot

Plenty of space for music, movies, photos, and more. Expand storage with a microSD card (sold separately).

Octa-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

13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera.

4G LTE capability

Dual-antenna Wi-Fi for fewer dropped connections and fast media streaming. Or connect in even more places with the service not included network.*

Powerful connectivity with USB-C

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

*Carrier activation required before use. Activation fees may apply.


Overall customer rating

4.3
75%
would recommend to a friend

Expert Rating

3.9

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Why the Z8s is the best small Android tablet

    Posted
    Yesterdave
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I know, I know - ASUS is confusing with their Zenpad line. The release date for each Zenpad model is not obvious. If you go to the ASUS website, there are 8 Zenpad models to compare, at the end of 2017. I just wanted a small 7" model, like the Nexus 7 that I was replacing. And for me - the iPad Mini is not an option (separate digital ecosystem). So here's what was important to me: 1. Getting the most current version of Android for security reasons. The Z8S has Android 7.0, Nougat. We already know that upgrades will be slow in coming, so Android 7.0 is the most current OS for the 2017 Zenpads. 2. The Zenpads skimp on internal storage to keep the price down, (the Z8s has only 16 GB), but it DOES include a Micro SD card slot for internal storage expansion! More on this below. 3. Fast processor, and good battery life. The Z8s was a "Verizon exclusive", so it had to have power and processing power to perform as a Verizon smartphone, too. I think this was a 'turn-off' for many people, but here's the point: It doesn't HAVE to be a 'phablet'. Just notice that Snapdragon 652 quad-core processor, instead of the 2-yr contract discount! None of the other Zenpads have a 652 processor and 3 GB of memory. And because of that Qualcomm excellence, the Z8S also has great battery life, too - especially when it is not trying to maintain an LTE signal all day. I wanted a small tablet that I could hold in one hand for: 1. Reading e-books and news 2. Watching videos 3. Listening to music 4. Doing email and web surfing Yeah, I could do it on my Android phone too, but the 2048x1536 sharp display of the Zenpad Z8s is sooo much easier on the eyeballs. Screen real-estate does matter, and even a BIG phone can't compare. So I can take this tablet with me anywhere, and not worry about cabling it, like the expensive laptop. And did I mention it still has a headphone jack, too? So I can easily listen without disturbing others. One other detail, the charging port. The Z8S has the Type-C USB port, the same as the Nexus and Pixel phones. So no more slow Type-B charging. I also recommend getting the "SanDisk Extreme Plus Micro SD Card" at BestBuy, along with the tablet. There were many dire warnings about using slow SD cards for internal storage when Marshmallow FINALLY supported Internal Storage usage. So make sure to get the current 'Extreme Plus' version. 64GB was on sale for only $40 at Best Buy - a real easy add-on. So don't get spooked by that 'Verizon Exclusive' label. Verizon did stick a few apps on the tablet, but it's not as bloated as Samsung. Bottom Line - This is the best of ASUS Android technology at a very affordable price. I recommend it for anyone who wants a small tablet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Tablet

    Posted
    Akaballer8

    Performance, look, feel, and quality all 5 stars. I've had die hard Apple users mistake this for an iPad Mini. I'm a heavy user who uses tones of apps and the performance doesn't make you want to throw it out of a window. To me the battery life is great. I charged it and when to work and never used it. I work 10 hour shifts and it only lost 1 percent on the battery. So the stand by time is great. I've been using it for 1 hour so far this morning reading, watching videos, and playing some games on Google's website and I've only lost 5 percent. Last it has a technology to cancel out motion blur when watching videos. I can't say if it is as good as the new iPad Pro's 120Hz refresh rate, but it looks better than devices without it. So far I have no come for this device. I got mine at Verizon for $250.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    No longevity

    Posted
    Qwkslvcat

    I purchased the Asus 8.0 last year; 9 months in, the screen started randomly blacking out. Then just past a year of ownership, wouldn't hold a charge for longer than a few hours and battery wouldn't fully charge. Left it off for several days, got it to recharge, holding charge for almost a day and then less than 2 weeks later, suddenly went black again even though battery was not dead. Not a good quality product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great tablet for the money!!

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

    Bought for the ability to use independent of wifi. Works quite well and saves the need for a separate hot spot. Will get lots of use on vacations.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

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The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about size, design, battery and price. Editors are less positive about camera and have mixed opinions about storage. 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 86/100 = Very good quality.
  • Phone ArenaRating, 4.1 out of 5Joe M. on October 26, 2016
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  • PCMagRating, 3.5 out of 5Ajay Kumar on August 4, 2016
    Asus ZenPad Z8
    The Asus ZenPad Z8 for Verizon Wireless is a relatively affordable Android tablet with a sharp display and solid performance, but you'll get more for your money elsewhere if you don't need a tablet with cellular connectivity.Full Review
  • CNETRating, 4 out of 5Xiomara Blanco on July 29, 2016
    Asus ZenPad Z8 review
    You know the type of love song where the singer basically just lists a bunch of generic things about the person they're enamored with? Like hair and eyes? That's kind of how I feel about the Asus Zen Pad Z8. There isn't just one specific, uniqueFull Review
  • Laptop MagJuly 21, 2016
    Asus ZenPad Z8 review
    Smaller tablets face a strong headwind from the rise of large phones, but the Asus ZenPad Z8 is one solid slate. The speedy, 7.9-inch tablet is not only lighter than similarly sized competitors, but its vivid screen and strong speakers also makeFull Review


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