ZTE ZPad 8

ZTE ZPad 8
Brand: ZTE
Category: Android Tablet
  • Display: 8.0 inches, 1280 x 800 Pixels
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909
  • RAM: 1GB
  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Battery: 4,620 mAh
  • Released Date: 14-10-2017



Device Type Android Tablet
Model ZPad 8, ZTE K81
Released October, 2017
Status Available


Dimensions 214.9 mm x 124.96 mm x 9.4 mm
Weight 330 Grams
Colors Gray


Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) TFT Capacitive TouchScreen
Size 8.0 inches
Resolution 1280 x 800 Pixels
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. ~ 189 PPI
Features WXGA IPS Display, 189 PPI, Capacitive, Multi-touch


Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Android 7.0 Nougat
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Single SIM with 4G Network Support


Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909
CPU Quad-Core 1.1GHz ARM Cortex-A7
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Qualcomm Adreno 304, 400MHz
RAM RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 1GB
Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 8GB
Memory Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. Yes
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Accelerometer, Light, Proximity
3.5mm jack Yes
Loudspeaker Yes
Audio Technology Dolby Audio


Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 4,620 mAh
Battery Life 20 hours
Charging No


Rear Camera Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. 5 MP
Front Camera 2 MP
Image 2592 x 1944 Pixels
Video 720p@30fps
Camera Features LED Flash, Autofocus, HDR Photo
Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) LED flash


Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 4.1
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot
USB Micro USBv2.0 Port
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. Yes, with GPS, A-GPS
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. No


User Reviews 1 User Reviews Performance is decent thanks to the clean Android OS, though only having 2GB RAM. I was able to play games smoothly. The build quality feels solid and it has a nice design. The cameras are not amazing but work fine for basic shots to send to friends.
- Avishek Das
User Reviews 2 The tablet should be decent but is lower-end, more comparable to an Amazon Fire tablet than an iPad. I'm unsure if the tablet comes with a separate SIM card and data plan or if it uses the phone's hotspot.
- Kevin Breeze
User Reviews 3 The speakers sounded decent, with audio coming from the front. The cameras are only 5MP though so I can't recommend this tablet if good cameras are important. I didn't experience any issues with loud sounds or screen interruptions that some Amazon reviews mentioned related to the SIM card.
- Helios
Tabletmonkeys Reviews Tabletmonkeys Reviews Pros:
- Good battery life, lasts 4 days of mixed usage
- Decent performance thanks to clean Android OS
- Able to play games smoothly
- Only 2GB RAM
- Cameras are not amazing

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our dedicated team and users.

  • Performance 5 / 10
  • Display 4 / 10
  • Battery 7 / 10
  • Design 5 / 10

Chinese manufacturer ZTE recently released the Zpad 8, an affordable 8-inch Android tablet. The tablet offers solid performance and battery life given its low cost.

Sporting a quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM, the Zpad 8 handles everyday tasks smoothly. 

The clean installation of Android 7.0 helps performance. Users report playing 3D games without lag or stuttering. 

The tablet lasts over 4 days of mixed usage thanks to its 4620mAh battery.

The Zpad 8 comes equipped with an 8-inch IPS LCD display at 1280×800 resolution. 

While not incredibly sharp at 189 pixels-per-inch, the screen reproduces colors well. Wide viewing angles prevent washing out at off-center angles.

A single 5MP rear camera captures decent shots to share with friends. Don't expect stellar image quality, but the camera suits basic photography. It records 720p video too. The 2MP front-facing camera works fine for video calls.

With dimensions of 8.5 by 5 inches and a weight of 11.6 ounces, the Zpad 8 offers easy portability. 

Its plastic body feels solid and sturdy. The tablet includes Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, and USB 2.0 support. 

A micro SD card slot allows expanding the included 8GB of storage up to 128GB.

ZTE's Zpad 8 punches above its weight class. The capable performance and excellent battery life outshine pricier competitors like the Amazon Fire HD 8. 

Sure, the cameras and design leave room for improvement. But for casual users wanting an affordable multimedia device, the Zpad 8 delivers. 

We hope ZTE expands availability beyond US Cellular. Given the price and capabilities, this little tablet deserves wider release.

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