Asus ZenPad S 8.0  vs Apple iPad Air 

Released July, 2015

Asus ZenPad S 8.0

  • 8"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 5.0
View of Asus ZenPad S 8.0
Released November, 2013

Apple iPad Air

  • 9.7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 7
Front view of Apple iPad Air
Despite not seeing a boost in resolution, the iPad 2's display is still the best we've seen on a tablet with bright and vivid colours, impressive black levels (making videos look that much better), and of course all important superb viewing angles.
by TrustedReviews (Apr, 2012)

Differences What are the advantages of each

View of Asus ZenPad S 8.0

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Asus ZenPad S 8.0

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More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Supported card formats SD, SDHC, SDXC vs None Supports supported card formats
More storage capacity 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Much more RAM 4 GB vs 1 GB 4x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Much sharper screen 320 ppi vs 131 ppi Around 2.5x sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Lighter 298 g vs 610 g 2x lighter
Much faster processor 2.3 GHz vs 1.3 GHz More than 75% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Much higher resolution 2048 x 1536 vs 1024 x 768 4x higher resolution
Much higher resolution front camera 8 MP vs 1.2 MP Around 6.8x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Thinner 6.6 mm vs 8.6 mm Around 25% thinner
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Nov, 2013 Release date over 1 years later
Smaller 134.5 x 203.2 x 6.6 mm vs 241 x 186 x 8.6 mm 2.1x smaller
Back view of Apple iPad Air

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Apple iPad Air

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Bigger screen 9.7" vs 8" More than 20% bigger screen
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage

Features Key features of the ZenPad S 8.0  vs iPad Air 

screen resolution

ZenPad S 8.0
2048 x 1536
iPad Air
1024 x 768


camera resolution

iPad Air
1.2 MP

CPU Cores

ZenPad S 8.0
Quad core
iPad Air
Dual core

CPU Frequency

ZenPad S 8.0
2.3 GHz
iPad Air
1.3 GHz

Reviews Word on the street

ZenPad S 8.0  vs iPad Air 

In all fairness, it’s really tough to gauge, but the end result is the same with this Retina Display – it’s crisp, bright, and quite accurate with its color reproduction.
iPad Air

Specifications Full list of technical specs


ZenPad S 8.0  vs
iPad Air 
Size 8" 9.7"
Technology Super IPS LCD2 IPS LCD
Resolution 2048 x 1536 1024 x 768
PPI 320 ppi 131 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G No Yes


Cores Quad core Dual core
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 1.3 GHz

form factor

Weight 298 g 610 g
Size 134.5 x 203.2 x 6.6 mm 241 x 186 x 8.6 mm
Thickness 6.6 mm 8.6 mm


ZenPad S 8.0  vs
iPad Air 
Internal storage 32 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 4 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 8 MP 1.2 MP
Rear camera 5 MP 5 MP


Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes
Asus ZenPad S 8.0
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