I was having a cup of coffee lying on a couch on a lazy Saturday morning when I heard a knock on the door. I opened the door and to my delight, I encountered a delivery boy smiling gleefully with a surprise gift in his hand.Difficult to hide the excitement, I opened the gift wrap immediately to find a 7-inch Asus ZanPad! It brought a big smile to my face. The bold and beautiful look of the tab captivates and blends well with my style of rough and tough, yet so stylish travelling.
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Here is my Review
The ASUS ZenPad 7.0 is the latest in the market, which is a 7 inch tablet device. It incorporates high specification technology – all at an affordable price. It features the world’s first integration of DTS-HD Premium Sound, has 3G network compatibility and a high-definition screen with 72% viewing area. It runs a newly-designed ZenUI 2015 interface over the top of the Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system. It is the world’s first tablet to have interchangeable rear elements, allowing you to add a long lasting battery or an integrated speaker within a protective tablet cover which gives you a super satisfactory user experience.
Look & Design
The very first thing that took my attention was the super stylish look of ZenPad 7.0. It’s a superior piece of technology which is sleek and fashionable to carry everywhere. It features a fashionable embossed leather pattern, with a 6.35 mm slim bezel and rounded edges for a more comfortable grip and ergonomic holding position. The design of Zen Pad is influenced by the simplicity, yet a super powerful device.
The most striking feature of the ASUS ZenPad 7.0 is its sound quality. The tab has inbuilt ‘DTS-HD Premium Sound’ front speakers that create an impressive cinema style experience with deep, rich bass and enhanced treble, which gives crystal clear dialogues even at higher volumes. While using earphones, user can experience virtual 5.1 surround sound through DTS Headphone 360 Surround. To take the audio experience to the next level, it comes with an integrated speaker within the protective cover for the tab, the first of its kind. One can use the Audio Wizard app to adjust the levels to suit your specific tastes for Movie, Music, Gaming and Vocal sounds.The tab has a smart button to adjust the audio modes to suit your specific tastes for movie, music, and gaming sounds. I am a music lover and always on the go, this one feature really gets me groove in.
The 7’inch (1280*800) HD IPS panel display with 72% viewing area allows me to showcase the presentations to the clients in a very effective way. The wide display of Zen Pad 7.0 is an exciting feature which I am enjoying while viewing my Travel photographs and videos as well. The screen has corning gorilla glass that does not break easily and anti-fingerprint coating, so I can be stress free and take my tab wherever I go.
Another feature to look for in ZenPad 7.0 is its Camera quality. With 8 MP main cameras with auto-focus, manual mode, IR filter and a 2 MP front camera, the ASUS Zenpad 7.0 is powered by Tru2Life technology that enables clicking ultra-realistic images in high-definition with accurate contrast and sharp detail which is pretty exciting feature for Travel Bloggers like me who loves to capture every rare moment while traveling . The rear camera has 15 modes to choose from, few of them are low-light mode, HDR, Beautification, Time Lapse, Time Rewind, Selfie mode with 140 degree panorama if used with the front camera. One mode that caught my attention is ‘Smart Remove’, which deletes moving objects such as passers-by from the background of your shot. This is a superb feature for photographers like me. It undoubtedly gives you the best shots while capturing those rare moments on the move. Although zooming in to higher levels causes a bit of a problem, but on the whole, the dual camera with Zen Motion support Touch Gesture to tap gestures while you click a picture is an exciting option.
Though, while using ZenPad 7.0, I do have issues with its battery backup as it does not last for longer hours as promised, which needs attention.
Overall, if I need to rate this device, I would rate it 7 out of 10. Having said that I would have to admit that ZenPad 7.0 is a super sleek and fashionable device with intelligent and innovative features that encompasses new age technology and provides scintillating audio and video experience. It has made my life very easy as everything is at my fingertips. ASUS ZenPad 7.0 is my travel partner for life! A perfect balance of beauty and powerful technology.
INR 14,999 with audio cover
INR 11,999 without audio cover
ZenPad 7.0 is available in two colors as well – Obsidian Black & Aurora Metallic.