Daily Archives: September 2, 2015

Fifth Review: Asus ZenPad S 8.0 (“Plus/Pro” Model)

Asus ZenPad S 8.0 review

An unsurprising conclusion from The Verge:

If Apple isn’t your flavor and $300 is your absolute ceiling for spending, the ZenPad S 8 is likely the best you can do. But the tablet market is stalling hard for a reason, and if you’re looking for one compelling reason why you need this in your life, well, it probably doesn’t exist.

I’m not sure People of the Verge ever step foot in real-life stores.

If they did, they’d see the absolute shit tablets places like Best Buy have on their shelves. All of those garbage Trio tablets, for one.

The Asus tablets are amazing quality at low prices for the Android tablet market. Do they have too much bloatware? Hell yeah. So do many frikkin notebooks people would buy. And PCs (does anyone buy those anymore?).

But not even the damn iPad offers 4GBs of RAM — and for just US$299!

And given that his “review” doesn’t even bother with benchmarks, it’s clear the person assigned the task went at it less than full interest — or really any interest at all. The optional stylus isn’t even mentioned.

I have yet to encounter this “Pro/Plus” model in a store.

Previously here:

Fourth Review: Asus ZenPad S 8.0 (“Plus/Pro” Model)
Asus ZenPad S 8.0 (“Plus/Pro” Model) Gets Third Review
Asus ZenPad S 8.0 (“Plus/Pro” Model) Gets Second Review
First Review: Asus ZenPad S 8.0 (“Plus/Pro” Model)



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Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Announced

Sony unveils next-generation smartphone camera with Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact, and the world’s first 4K smartphone Xperia Z5 Premium

Xperia Z5 Premium is designed from the ground up as a high-performance mobile device, also powered by the Snapdragon 810 processor. A high capacity 3430 mAh battery lasting for up to two days, with quick charge capability eliminates the need for regular charging.

Xperia Z5 Premium features a large 32GB internal memory, with the capability to take a 200GB external microSD card, which offers extra room for 4K videos and movies, and images too. Xperia Z5 Premium also features Sony’s innovative memory on display feature — the data transfer between processor and device is optimized so Xperia Z5’s display memory technology remembers the display of images seen on your smartphone and caches the image or video so that you don’t need to reload the full image each time you view it — preserving battery power in the process.

That and more with, as rumored, a 4K screen.

But it’s just a 5.5-inch screen!

Not six-inches.

If I wanted a damn teeny-weeny 5.5-inch screen, I’d just get an Asus ZenPhone 2.


And they better bring the damn Xperia C5 Ultra to the U.S.!


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