Product Comparison: ASUS Zenpad 3S 10 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S3


General Specifications
Brand
ASUS
Samsung
Model
ZenPad 3S 10 (Z500M-C1-SL)
Galaxy Tab S3 (SM-T820NZSAXAR)
Origin
China
China
About the Product
ASUS ZenPad 3S 10 has elegant, modern styling with clean lines and an exquisite metallic texture that feels great to the touch. Its forged aluminum body weighs just 430g and is only 5.8mm thin, and is accented by double, diamond-cut edges that gives ASUS ZenPad 3S 10 a singular beauty that elevates the tablet experience.
Featuring High Dynamic Range on a Super AMOLED display, the Galaxy Tab S3 delivers cinematic vividness, detail and deep contrast to a screen that fits in your hands. The revolutionary S Pen has true-to-life pressure and angle sensitivity with the intelligence to translate, magnify, navigate and create with a full pallete of brush and pen types. And just like a real pen, it never needs to be charged. Powerful Quad speakers, tuned by AKG, calibrate with your movements as you rotate the Galaxy Tab S3, and intuitively reflect what’s playing on-screen.
Key Specs
Internet Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 ac
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Screen Size
9.7 in.
9.7 in.
Storage Capacity
64 GB
32 GB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
ASUS Zenpad 3S 10 (Z500M-C1-SL) Glacier Silver
  • Having exactly the same screen size and ratio as iPad, this tablet is a bit narrower than iPad and a tiny bit lighter.
  • This is one of the biggest reasons why I purchased this device over similarly priced competitors. This is one of the best screens I've ever seen in this size range.
  • Screen size is nice and I don't have a problem reading web pages and eBooks. Games have been running with little to no stutter. Battery life, with mild use each day, has been really good.
  • This tablet has 4GB of system memory and 64GM of storage available, plus you have the option to add a Micro SD card. The amount of storage out of the box on this tablet is great. The 4GB helps it handle multitasking and complex apps with dexterity and ease.
  • As the solid state drive is 64Gbytes the inability to move the Apps isn't really a problem for me, but if you add memory heavy apps or movies to the tablet this could be a problem. I download LOTS of ebooks and store them on the 64Gbyte SD card I installed and it's a long way from hurting for space.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (SM-T820NZSAXAR) 9.7-Inch, 32GB Tablet, Silver
  • Its a perfect size for a small bag...not bulky at all.
  • I'm not a techi, I use it for the everyday things and I really like it. I travel alot, so size was important for me. Takes great pictures, ample storage,
  • I have had the previous galaxy s tablets but they don’t compare to this 1. Love the resolution and screen size. Much easier to updat forms than the 8"
  • Great display, fast and expandable memory are just three of many things that make this a great tablet
  • The only drawback I have found is that it is WiFi only, and no LTE. Usually, I can find wifi, but sometimes I have to hotspot with my phone. I
Size & Weight
Height
9.46 in.
9.3 in.
Width
6.44 in.
6.65 in.
Depth
0.22 in.
0.24 in.
Weight
15.2 oz.
15.1 oz.
Display
Display Type
IPS
sAMOLED
Pixel Density
264 ppi
264 ppi
Screen Resolution
2048 x 1536
2048 x 1536
What customers say about "Display"
ASUS Zenpad 3S 10 (Z500M-C1-SL) Glacier Silver
  • The screen resolution is the same as that of iPad (264 ppi) and at the same time you can expend the storage with ASUS reaching up to 320 GB, while with iPad you are stuck with what you get.
  • 2K resolution gives you a lot of real estate to work with. One of my primary uses is movies during travel and the aspect ratio and resolution lend themselves well to this.
  • Movies and pictures look great on the display, with many options to tweak it to your taste.
  • I use this tablet for both business and pleasure... Daily. The screen is gorgeous and the resolution is perfect. It's a great experience...
  • The screen resolution is fabulous. I do online workouts with the ZenPad and I can see the crisp visuals from halfway across a small room.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (SM-T820NZSAXAR) 9.7-Inch, 32GB Tablet, Silver
  • Fast processing, and the display is almost as sharp as 4K.
  • The screen display is much brighter outdoors and quite usable.
  • The display is almost life like. Videos play in 4K, pictures jump out in your face and with the added memory this has compared to the S2, it never has a lag even playing HQ content
  • Nice bright and clear display. Drawback is that the back of the device is also glass, and although lightweight, is more prone to breakage.
  • The display is very sharp, great for movies. It's very responsive and fun to use.
Camera
Front-Facing Camera
5 MP
5 MP
Rear-Facing Camera
8 MP
13 MP
Processor
Processor Model
MediaTek MT 8176
Qualcomm APQ 8096
Number of Cores
6
4
Processor Speed
2.1 GHz
2.15 GHz
What customers say about "Processor"
ASUS Zenpad 3S 10 (Z500M-C1-SL) Glacier Silver
  • 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage (52.7GB free, 11.3GB reserved for system use) and the hexa-core processor. There's a lot to like here. For the price point this is quite a bit of horsepower and easily one of the best set of specs without spending a lot more.
  • Currently running Android 7 nougat the Mediatek processor and 4GB ram feel just as snappy as my OnePlus 3 Snapdragon 821.
  • Processor performance is phenomenal. It's a top notch processor coupled with 4GB of ram.....do the math. There is no lag......ever. It runs processor heavy games like Real Racing 3 without breaking a sweat.
  • This tablet has the ability to use android apps and great processor with 6 cores wow & great for gaming on the go.
  • It's not good for gaming. Again, huh? I play Real Racing 3 on my HTC M9 phone, and this thing runs that game much smoother than my phone does. My phone has on the fly memory load hiccups, this thing runs RR3 smooth as butter.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (SM-T820NZSAXAR) 9.7-Inch, 32GB Tablet, Silver
  • Fast processing, and the display is almost as sharp as 4K.
  • The screen display is much brighter outdoors and quite usable.
  • The display is almost life like. Videos play in 4K, pictures jump out in your face and with the added memory this has compared to the S2, it never has a lag even playing HQ content
  • The display is amazing, the processor is noticeably faster than the S2, and the keyboard syncs flawlessly.
  • 2017 tablet using Snapdragon 820 processor. This is still a reasonably fast processor, but not state of the art like the Snapdragon 835. They didn't even go for the 821 Snapdragon
Features
Operating System
Android 6.0
Android 7.0 Nougat
Maximum Usage Time
10 hours
12 hours
Water Resistant
No
No
Extras
Compatible with ZenStylus, Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology, ASUS TruVivid technology, SonicMaster 3.0 technology, Fast and accurate fingerprint sensor
Lightning quick, Powerful Quad speakers, tuned by AKG, HDR-ready Super AMOLED display, Galaxy Tab S3 - S Pen
What customers say about "Features"
ASUS Zenpad 3S 10 (Z500M-C1-SL) Glacier Silver
  • The speakers on the ASUS tablet are very very good and loud though.
  • Asus has included a physical home button on this tablet that doubles as a fingerprint reader. All-in-all, the fingerprint reader functions well and is fast.
  • Battery life has been around the 10 hour mark. The only negative I have found is sometimes the Back touch button is finicky.
  • Not many things to tell here. It would be nice if it came with a stylus. The stylus costs additional $29.99 and it requires an AAAA battery to function. I'll update this review over time when I notice something additional.
  • Battery life is sufficient but would have like more stamina.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (SM-T820NZSAXAR) 9.7-Inch, 32GB Tablet, Silver
  • It has a battery slightly less than twice the size of the one in my phone, but the operational life is astounding. I can sit and read or play a game for hours and it barely dents the battery. I imagine it could easily last 12 hours or more.
  • The sound is amazing from such small speakers. I'm also thrilled it didn't come with a lot of bloat ware, and what did come on it is easily disabled.
  • You can tailor the sound somewhat, using the Bass/Treble and Instrumental/Vocal controls in the Sound settings, although that was also available on the S2. Basically, two more speakers seems to work better for me.
  • Nice little tablet, performance is great but battery life is poor. To the point that I may try to return it. You use it for a couple of hours during the day, put it away for the evening and the battery is dead by the next morning.
  • Reading the forums there is a WiFi issue that kills the battery on standby but Samsung doesn't seem to care.
Compatibility
Bluetooth
Yes
Yes
NFC Technology
No
No
Charging Interface
USB Type-C
USB Type-C
Accessories
Included With Unit
USB Power Adapter, USB Type-C cable
S Pen, USB Power Adapter, USB Type-C cable
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE, FCC
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
299.00 $
549.99 $

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