So here is one more entrant in the already getting popular 7 inch tab category. So after Christmas cheer spread by Asus I was also given a product to use and review in the new year. 🙂 🙂
The ASUS ZenPad 7.0 Z370CG is the latest mainstream 7″ tab from ASUS. It claims to be the world’s first tablet to have interchangeable rear elements allowing you to add a longer lasting battery or an integrated speaker within a protective tablet cover. Premium design, high specification technology in an affordable price. Whats more is that it features a fantastic DTS HD Premium sound to give you a wonderful gaming and movie watching experience.
Remember after all Asus built both the versions of Nexus – 7 which remain one of the best Android Tablets ever built. This Zenpad 7.0 is powered by the 64-bit Intel processor, Android 5.0 Lollipop OS, 3G network compatibility and a HD Screen!! You can get the complete specifications and feature description on the Asus site here.
Okay so we now go about my experience of using the tablet. Without its flip cover it looks like your standard tablet, but once you apply the flip cover that is powered by Dts Sound the whole scenario changes, be it music, gaming or movies they suddenly look that much more watchable on a tablet than otherwise. It has 6 speakers including one sub woofer to provide not just clarity but depth to the sound system. The flip cover can be separately charged and delivers for over 5 hours of continuous performance. I watched a couple of episodes of Sherlock on it and the resolution of the HD screen is brilliant and the sound system give you a great experience. Youtube streaming on the phone was also pretty upto the mark. Apparently now a days we sit on the dining table to eat dinner with a youtube video playing. Its like our own portable tv!
The touch seemed quite responsive and left nothing to be desired, the side panel has the volume and power buttons which help when you have placed the screen attached to the speakers and are watching. Very easy to handle.
Perhaps slightly bulky is the flip cover owing to the speakers yielding Dts sound, however, when moving and not listening to music, games or movies you can detach the flip cover and apply the other normal cover and get on the move.
The screen is brilliant, the sharpness, contrast, colour and brightness left me pretty satisfied.
Ideally tablets are not for photography, however, if you are intent on using this well the Zenpad 7.0 Z370CG comes with a 8 mega pixel rear camera, powerful yet not as powerful as your smart phone camera’s would be. Here is one picture I took with the tab.
It holds quite well in the hand and the look resembles an elegant diary in hand or more like what you would call a clutch-style case. The display in sunlight is only apt for use without being significantly better than most other phones I have used.
Overall I would say in the kind of budget that it seems to have been placed it works up pretty well. The fact that it has a wonderful speaker system that is detachable makes it more than the usual tab’s and probably one feature that will probably make me select it over some of the other tablets in the same price range.