I am back for more eedback on my light gild netalic device from Asus. For a budget device, I bought this zanpad C 7.0 cheaper version from Asus, to snag right in my pocket. A daily charge gets you a full business day ofheavy duty phone ccalls, web browsing, navigation, and application use. The ZenUI coupled with lollipop is a best OS and middle ware for books and PDF reading while on the go. Excellent for my use cases. Ihighly recommend. I could not be more happier with such a useful device, at such a low price with such a great look and elegance.
ZenPad is impressive at first glance: a cleanly designed plastic 7 incher with leathery finish at the back and metal chamfered edges that gives it a premium look. Color saturation of the IPS panel is good per advertised. The DTS-HD premium sound was great as well especially since the speaker is front-facing. The issues you have to live with are: the non-removable battery has some heating problems that would make the device shut down even after cooling it using an app; it crashes summarily while playing CoC and Boom Beach and for a new Intel 64 bit quadcore, I wouldn't expect it to happen at all (I play CoC on my iPod 4th Gen & it hardly crashes, and it's 3 years old now and Apple even stopped upgrading its OS); while watching clips on YouTube, it would randomly crash as well; after the crash comes the issue with turning it on which would take quite a long time I thought the device totally died (then I learned I had to reboot by pressing volume up and power button at the same time, otherwise, the power button wouldn't turn on the device at all). I'd understand the lag because ZenPad7 Z170CG isn't high end after all but the crashes are a big bummer for this device. I've had the system updated twice, to no avail. This device is like a crash test dummy. Overall, it's nice for calling and texting, dual sim is supported and it works perfectly; ditto for web browsing that isn't heavy with videos. I bought this as my first 'android practice device' to be familiar with the ecosystem. I expected an above-average performance for a budget device and new chip from Intel, but it didn't live up to my expectations. This means I cannot add more games to this tablet which offers 16G of storage or essentially 11G for the user because of pre-installed apps, most are useful though. Z170CG is a budget device that still has 'sub-par budget performance' even up to this day where competition on the mid-range section is so fierce, while other OEMs can do more on the performance side without burning a hole in the pocket. Asus should provide immediate and regular updates for this device to resolve the issues to make it a keeper. Otherwise, it's just an ordinary albeit colourful paperweight.
Had this device for about two weeks. Got the metalic light gold.
-- use: The zanpad c 7.0, fit right in my front pocket. It is
very thin as said before. I use it as my main phone
device. it connects perfectly to my hand free system
in my car. it serves me well for in car navigation
Over its GPS. It also connects well over 3g voice
Calls and 3g data. And it connects to WiFi at home
With an excellent signal and speed. Bluetooth headset
Also connects very well and this very useful when
Using the device as you major phone. battery life
Is long lasting for a full work day and more.
WiFi speeds are good. Download speed is well. Auto
Updates from Asus well and recommended.
overall this device is a keeper for me. And more feedback from me will be posted soon.
Jan Jan, 13 Aug 2015I am planning to buy this unit on lazada, is this unit is good? Cause i had read many comments... moreThe device is excellent. Had it for a few weeks. Excellent user experience. Excellent connectivity.
I have this asus Zenpad last August 4 2015, I have noticed, its battery is not good. It also hang up sometimes and it shutdown on itself.
Had the same issue, playing CoC then within 30 mins it will restart on its own, got it replaced by the shop where i've bought it, so the 2nd unit was a bit ok, not restarting however intermittently hangs while streaming videos and after the latest update wifi connection became unstable. I think cheaper pad'S doesn't have issues w/ stability just this one.
ForTheLols, 16 Aug 2015Zenpad keeps on restarting while playing coc. U need to update to asus center
I have mine too ASUS zen pad C.7. the unit is not good. I just only press the kindle amazon my unit was hanged up and i can't go back to main menu. I tried to restart many times but it didn't work out. I feel I'm wasted my money
I got the zenpad C7 for 2 weeks now... visually it looks good. That chrome bezel trim hides the low cost feel of the tab and it's rather slim. The feel of this compared to the similar spec memopad 7 is a whole lot better.
The display is a bit of a let down. Pixel density is really low and that brillant colour system thingy they advertise can't hide that fact. The touch interface is not really sensitive enough. Pressing twice or more is required sometimes.
The battery is close to pathetic really. The 8 hours usage they advertise is really a stretch. It's good enough for a movie playback or 2, but it's best that you invest in a powerbank or have a power source nearby.
With just 1 GB of RAM, don't expect snappy response. The intel chip is designed for low power usage and run anything intensive, the pad will start to feel warm pretty quick.
The DTS sound is alright, the front facing speaker is loud and clear. I don't understand why they put in a crappy 2MP rear camera when that could have been put to better use as a front facing camera instead.
Be mindful that there is no gorilla glass technology (it's a budget tab for goodness sake), I recommend you get a tempered glass screen protector. Phone function is alright too.
The WIFI is buggy. I encoutered several times where the WIFI just cuts out and the only way to restore connection is to restart the tab.
It has a problem of playing Clash of Clans - Device Auto Restart
Tried to upgrade
- latest firmware
- re-install COC
No success... frustrated now
Bought mine yesterday. Seems ok when tested on the shop but when i came home after charging full the unit would not load the android os. I'm returning it today. Bad first impression. Also in the manual it says that you should charge the unit for full 8 hrs. before using it first time. It also says that you shouldn't over charge it after full charge (battery indicator displays full charge after more or less 2 hrs of charging). Checking the full specs that battery is Lipoly its no secret that this battery explodes when over charging. The instruction makes no sense. Thinking of getting other brands instead.
Here is the problems that I had when it comes to asus zen pad c7 intel version..
1. the latest upgrade of the firmware of zen pad is ok but i have notice that its stability on wifi connection is not ok. It loses its connection and sometimes its difficult to connect.
2. sometimes it shutdowns with out any reason at all and sometimes it turns in safe mode. program/firmware update and stability is not ok.
3. it consumes too much ram even if i don't use any apps and provided that it is just only 1 gb so having lag issues on some applications is present.
im really hoping that they can fix this issues for it to be one ultimate tablet at a low price ..
I am planning to buy this unit on lazada, is this unit is good? Cause i had read many comments that this unit is not good. Is this unit good or bad?
Anybody with internet connectivity issues after system upgrade of this product? It took some time for me to connect to my wifi even if i am just a few feet away from my router.
I had to restart it just to connect to the internet.
does any one know how to reset the zen pad think I got a virious and it wont load I found out how to bring up android on screen but cant go any farther
I buy this product, i updated 2x , but the problem is they automatic off, then another problem. When i restart, they restart 2x can u fix the problem? Male updated pls,
It hangs frequently and auto restarts, returning this to my vendor, go for huawei t1 7.0 instead
Just got mine yesterday..I was planning on buying zenpad s 8...but it hasn't yet released in our country..so I bought zenpad c 7.0 just to get a bite of zenpad...I was hoping for the best but it certainly not that much for me..specially if your a hardcore gamer..I thought it could perform as well as my Zenfone2 with just minor differences..but it's not..It's way too far from Zenfone 2..I only recommend this for those who just want to stream and listen to their music..and that's it..but its good so far..its doing just fine...-dj mund-