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 I love gadgets, Period. Like me I am sure even you are constantly glued to your laptop, phone etc. I am either editing on my laptop, checking social media on my phone (Hello, snapchat anyone?) or watching youtube videos on my tab. Recently I got a chance to try out the new Asus Zenpad 8.0 which comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon, It is the top end device in the entire Asus tablets range. Honestly I believe Notepads/tabs are the future. It does everything that your phone or laptop might do in quite a compact package, talk about getting the best of both worlds.

 For someone like me who works on the go, I lug around both my laptops plus the power cords plus other gadgets with me all the time. On days when I don’t have any heavy duty work I prefer to carry the Zenpad with me. It enables me to do my blog work, edit, watch movies, play games and much more without the extra burden.

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Let’s start by talking about the design; Asus Zenpad 8.0 comes with an 8-inch screen and 4:3 aspect ratio, Perfect to carry in your handbag. Talking about the size this tab is very slim, 8.5 mm to be precise and weighs about 350g which makes it a very convenient shape and size. It comes with a removable matte plastic frame which looks like leather from afar and a thin metal strip on the side. Honestly the design and feel of the product is very good for the price. The ZenPad 8.0 has a 1280×800-pixel screen, with an aspect ratio of 16:10. It also has 2GB RAM, 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded upto 128GB, LTE connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, 4000 mAh battery, an 8-megapixel primary camera, and a 2-megapixel secondary camera (Both without flash).

Since I do prefer to use my DSLR for all the shooting purpose I don’t really feel the need to use the camera on this device. None the less the camera Zenpad 8.0 is pretty decent if not great. It has a ton of camera functions and modes to enhance the shooting experience. Like the Zenfone 2 lazer (I will be reviewing it soon) this too comes with a lot of features like Beautification, GIF Animation, Slow Motion, Time Lapse etc. Plus you can always install certain apps to tweak your images according to your preference.

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The Zenpad comes with a ton of pre-installed app which does take a lot of space and can slow down your device in the future. These apps cannot be uninstalled and can be a bit of an issue for some but thankfully the expandable memory does help in solving this issue. With constant use, the battery on this device lasts for about 8 – 8.5 hours and can be fully charged in about 2-3 hours. Call quality and general functionality are great, although the in-built speaker is not loud enough. If you are by yourself you can use your earphones while watching videos or invest in the Audio Cover, which is honestly one of my favourite accessory for the Zenpad.

The Audio Cover is sold separately for Rs. 3,000 and works as a protective cover, add-on speaker plus provides additional battery life (Upto 6 hours) to your Zenpad. It requires no pairing, so no fussing around with the bluetooth is needed.  The audio cover has a feel of a diary and has an excellent finish and texture plus the sensors unlocks the tablet when you flip it open. You can use this audio book as a stand too if you place it on any surface. The audio cover has six 5.1 Channel Speakers (Main x 4, Center x 1, Subwoofer x 1) that provide a sound which is quite loud so you can watch your favourite series with your friends. The Audio cover is definitely worth the investment if you’re looking to buy a good case for the ZenPad 8.0.

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Over all the Asus Zenpad 8.0 is the perfect on the go device for me as it helps me do my blog work plus watch movies while I’m stuck in traffic (We all know how bad the Mumbai traffic can be). I highly recommend you to give it a try if you travel often and are looking for a good tablet at a decent price range.

The Asus Zenpad 8.0 costs Rs.14,999/- for device only and Rs. 17,999/- bundled with the audio cover.  You can find out more about the Zenpad 8.o on their website here.

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Photographer: Magali Vaz.

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