It didn’t take long for the ASUS ZenPad lineup to get leaked, announced, then finally launched in the local market, but now that the ZenPad C 7.0, ZenPad 7.0 and ZenPad S 8.0 are available to Pinoy consumers, how do you decide which one’s for you? Each ZenPad caters to a different budget and offers a complete set of specs and features that should satisfy most preferences. So here’s how to decide which one’s for you.

ASUS ZenPad C 7.0

If you’re looking for a budget tablet that checks all of the boxes, the ASUS ZenPad C 7.0 should be your first consideration. At Php5,995, it’s the most affordable of the ZenPad lineup and comes with a 7 inch screen, 64-bit Intel Atom quad core processor, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. As a bonus, it also supports dual SIMs and 2G and 3G connectivity, meaning you can take and make calls and texts, and maybe more importantly, connect to the internet without being tethered to a WiFi hotspot.

ASUS ZenPad C 7.0

The ZenPad C 7.0 only has a WSVGA resolution screen though, which is hardly a deal-breaker, but makes it harder to read smaller text if you want to use it as a comic or manga reader. Also, 1GB RAM is barely acceptable by today’s standards and makes it a less seamless experience when multitasking and switching between apps.

ASUS ZenPad C 7.0 Specs

  • 7″ WSVGA IPS display (600 x 1,024 resolution, 170ppi)
  • 64-bit Intel Atom X3-C3230 quad core processor
  • Mali 450 GPU
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage, expandable via microSD
  • 2mp fixed focus camera
  • VGA front camera
  • 3.75G/HSPA+
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • 3,450mAh battery
  • Dual SIM
  • Price: Php5,995

ASUS ZenPad 7.0

If you’re willing to pay extra to overcome the ZenPad C 7.0’s shortcomings, the ZenPad 7.0 will be more to your interest. Aside from a metallic accent strip that borders the screen, it’s otherwise difficult to tell the difference between the ZenPad 7.0 from the ZenPad C 7.0. However, it does come with a better HD screen for improved readability and 2GB RAM for smoother multitasking.

ASUS ZenPad 7.0

If the ZenPad C 7.0 wasn’t the comic reader you were looking for, then the ZenPad 7.0 is. Thanks to its sharper screen, consuming content should be a much more enjoyable experience. If there’s one downside, it’s that it comes with just one SIM slot. Still, it’s a fairly good upgrade for Php7,995.

ASUS ZenPad 7.0 Specs

  • 7″ HD IPS display (800 x 1,280 resolution, 216ppi)
  • 64-bit Intel SoFIA 3G-R C3230RK quad core processor
  • Mali 450 GPU
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage, expandable via microSD
  • 8mp autofocus rear-facing camera
  • 2mp front camera
  • 3.75G/HSPA+
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • 3,450mAh battery
  • Dual SIM
  • Price: Php7,995

ASUS ZenPad S 8.0

Now, if you’re looking for a top-tier Android tablet with few compromises, the ZenPad S 8.0 is for you. It features an 8 inch QXGA (2,048 x 1,536) screen, 2.3GHz Intel Moorefield quad core processor, 4GB of RAM and a comically large 64GB of storage. With a larger screen and sharper pixel density, you’ll never have to zoom in to read the small text on the ZenPad S 8.0 and watching movies or playing games will be that much more immersive.

ASUS ZenPad S 8.0

Of course, it does have a downside. Unlike it’s more affordable siblings, the ZenPad S 8.0 doesn’t have a SIM slot, so you’ll be tethered to a WiFi hotspot if you want to surf the web. Thankfully, that keeps the price down to a more manageable Php16,995.

ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 Specs

  • 8″ QXGA IPS display (1,536 x 2,048 resolution, 320ppi)
  • 64-bit 2.3GHz Intel Moorefield quad core processor
  • PowerVR G6430 GPU
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage, expandable via microSD
  • 8mp autofocus rear-facing camera
  • 5mp front camera
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • 15.2Wh battery
  • Price: Php16,995



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