Product Comparison: ASUS ZenPad S8 (Z580C) vs ASUS Nexus 7

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General Specifications
ZenPad S8 (Z580C)
Google Nexus 7
About the Product
The Asus ZenPad features an alluring look and feel inspired by the Asus Zen design philosophy of crafting harmonious beauty and functionality. With its clean lines, metallic finish enhanced by an exquisite hairline pattern, and brilliant diamond-cut edges, the ZenPad has refined, luxurious styling that fits any setting.
Nexus 7 - the powerful, portable 7-inch tablet - is from Google, made in collaboration with ASUS. Nexus 7 is powered by Android, so you can choose from more than 975,000 apps and games available, including thousands of tablet optimised titles. There really is something for everyone.
Key Specs
Screen Size
8 in.
7 in.
Storage Capacity
16 GB
16 GB
Internet Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0
What customers say about "Key Specs"
ASUS ZenPad S8 (Z580C) 8-Inch Tablet
  • The tablet screen aspect ratio is excellent for reading, and it is light weight.
  • Beautiful screen. Great performance.
  • It's lightweight, nice vivid screen, good sound quality through headphones.
  • It does have a beautiful screen, is fast and feels good in the hand - a good size.
  • The screen is fantastic on it. Amazing tablet.
ASUS Nexus 7 7 inch Tablet
  • Amazed just how easy to connect new Nexus 7 replacing old one and get all existing apps downloaded, installed and connected.
  • Very impressed, easy set up, good battery life, nice screen, connects to 5mhz wifi and simply flies.
  • Beautiful design, excellent OS, light, sleek, brilliant HD screen, wifi connectivity fine, my girlfriend loves it. I have nothing more to say.
  • Have had problems getting it connected to our Broadband/Wi-Fi account - a Talk-Talk engineer is coming to sort it out--a little frustrating though as there were no instructions with the Tablet from the seller.
  • The storage on this is quite low though at only 16GB however I've never found this to be a problem as I use cloud storage for most things such as pictures and music.
Size & Weight
8 in.
7.8 in.
5.29 in.
4.7 in.
0.27 in.
0.4 in.
11.18 oz.
11.2 oz.
Display Type
Screen Resolution
2048 x 1536
1280 x 800
Pixel Density
324 ppi
323 ppi
What customers say about "Display"
ASUS ZenPad S8 (Z580C) 8-Inch Tablet
  • I like the hardware, the display is wonderful, and the sound is really great from the front speakers.
  • The display is beautiful and the stereo speakers are quite loud and sound great.
  • The display is 2k and videos look sharp.
  • The display is great. Very crisp and clear.
  • The 2K display is gorgeous and combined with the two front facing stereo speakers bring whatever you're watching to life.
ASUS Nexus 7 7 inch Tablet
  • First off, the picture quality is fantastic. You can tilt the screen in any direction and it doesn't fade or lose clarity.
  • Packing this resolution into a 7" screen means no visible pixels which is a worthwhile bonus.
  • It has a good screen - clear and sharp with rich colours.
  • Superb battery life not bogged down with bloatware, connects to WiFi easily, nice size, a very dependable tablet.
  • I thought a small screen would be an issue but it works well and you can increase the font size to make it readable.
Front-Facing Camera
2 MP
1.2 MP
Rear-Facing Camera
5 MP
5 MP
Processor Model
Intel Atom Z3530
Number of Cores
Processor Speed
1.33 GHz
1.2 GHz
What customers say about "Processor"
ASUS ZenPad S8 (Z580C) 8-Inch Tablet
  • A good performance tablet at an attractive price point.
  • It's thin, light, powerful and has a gorgeous display.
  • This is a fast tablet that is able to handle anything that you need or just want to put it through.
  • It's lightning fast, and it supports an SD card of up to 128GB.
  • It was fast, great picture and sound quality with a lot of RAM and storage.
ASUS Nexus 7 7 inch Tablet
  • I bought it mainly for watching vids so can't comment on the gaming performance but everything I've done on this tablet has been fast and smooth.
  • The performance hasn't dropped since its purchase. Everything runs smoothly, the screen is as bright as ever.
  • Perfect in every way, quality tablet with no hitches/glitches or lagging.
  • This is great. It's so much better than my gen 1. The processor speed is better, the screen is sharper and it's a great size to fit in your pocket. I use it every day. Love it! Love it! Love it!
  • Screen quality is great and we've yet to trouble the processor, which seems to take everything in it's stride.
Operating System
Android 5.0
Android 4.1
Maximum Usage Time
8 hours
10 hours
Water Resistant
10 Finger Multi-touch Support, Anti-fingerprint coating, Full lamination, DTS HD Premium Sound, Sonic Master technology
Light and long-lasting, Connect from anywhere, Designed for entertainment, Powered by Android
What customers say about "Features"
ASUS ZenPad S8 (Z580C) 8-Inch Tablet
  • The specs are great, it feels like a quality device, is fast and the display is beautiful.
  • Plenty of RAM and internal storage.
  • Good battery life in my limited experience.
  • Display is bright and clear, reaction is fast, bluetooth fine, music excellent. Battery life excellent.
  • Display is amazing and the overall build is excellent.
ASUS Nexus 7 7 inch Tablet
  • Sound is excellent. Not at all tinny, in fact the amount of bass surprised me.
  • Together with the stereo speakers, the tablet is very good for watching TV and movies on, too. Amazon Video works a treat.
  • The sound is surprisingly good for such a small device.
  • The android OS allows you to create restricted user profiles for kids. Simpy a great product.
  • The sound volume is louder than previous gen but still not as loud as it could be!
NFC Technology
Charging Interface
Micro USB
Micro USB
Included With Unit
USB Cable, Adapter
USB Cable, Adapter
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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