Asus MeMO Pad Review

Battery:

Who knows why, but this single-core packing, low-res display tablet is somehow terrible in the battery life department. In fact, its fully charged 4270 mAh battery doesn’t even permit us 10 hours of normal usage, which is maddening considering the pitiful specs in tow.


Conclusion:

Don’t let its $150 cost fool you, just because it fulfills that age old adage of “you get what you pay for.” Sure it’s cheap, but there’s good reason for that. Naturally, its outdated specs and low-res display make it extremely obviously, but its molasses slow performance makes the experience extremely unbearable at times – justifying that cheap is cheap. Still, if you’re the kind of person with a lot of patience, you might not mind its arduous performance, but if not, stay far away from this. Somehow, it might end up being thrown across the room due to frustration.

Asus MeMO Pad Video Review:



Pros

  • Hard to beat price of $150
  • Similar build quality & design to the Nexus 7

Cons

  • Washed out and low quality display
  • Outdated hardware
  • Sluggish performance
  • Terrible battery life

PhoneArena Rating:

4.0

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5 Comments

1. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Disappointing, but not surprising.

2. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

"the display is downright abysmal. Specifically, it features a 7-inch 1024 x 600 LCD display that’s just painful to look at!" My 14 inch laptop on windows 7 has only 1366 X768 and im damn sure the pixel density is a hell lot lower. But that being said, it does seem the colors and viewing angle is bad.

3. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Your laptop has ~112 PPI density, and this tablet has ~170. But it's also much larger, which, although not the highest res (although more than 720P HD), makes things easier to read. The smaller screens get, the fuzzier text becomes, and the higher the definition required to read it becomes. A 14" screen has 3X or so the area of a 7" screen, making finer text easier to read. Of course, with the 7" tablet screen you can always zoom in, but that means you have to zoom in, where as with a higher def tablet, like the Nexus 7, you don't. Have you looked at a newspaper recently? Ok, bad example, because neither have I, but if you did, you'd notice how crummy text and especially pictures look up close...yet everything is perfectly legible.

4. straywish

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 03, 2012

well explained Plantez thumbs up

5. XperiaPrince

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 25, 2012

This tab sucks. Its not eve on par with the other 7inch tabs like the nexus 7 and galaxy tab 2 7.0.Im glad that i bought the Galaxy tab 2 7.0 and im completely happy. DO NOT BUY THIS TABLET. Buy a nexus 7 or a tab 2 instead.
MeMO Pad
  • Display 7.0" 1024 x 600 pixels
  • Camera / 1.3 MP front
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 4270 mAh

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