Asus MeMO Pad HD 7

8.2/10 AVG.
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Specs summary

Screen
7"

The Asus MeMO Pad HD 7's screen is 7 inches with 1280 x 800 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.2GHz

There is a Cortex-A7 Quad core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
8/16 GB

Internal memory is 8/16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
15WHr

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 15 WHr battery. Asus's performance ratings are 10 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.



The tradeoffs in using the MeMo Pad are significant: poorer screen, slower processor, infrequent updates, lower app compatibility.

- Daniel Bader , Mobile Syrup 

Aesthetically, it’s a cheap looking and feeling tablet, but that doesn't dissuade us from the obvious – it simply all comes together in the end and just works!

- John V. , PhoneArena 

Reviews summary

8.2/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 15 reviews

Despite sharing the same name as its predecessor, the Asus MeMo Pad HD 7 offers a different tablet experience and better hardware than the MeMo Pad. Like its name suggests, the display is a 7” IPS screen with a resolution of 1280 x 800. While the resolution is slightly lower than higher end tablets most reviewers agree that screen offers crisp details although Expert Reviews notes that “the glossy finish can make light reflections a problem, so movies are best enjoyed away from any windows or overhead lights.”

Behind the screen, the MeMo Pad HD 7 offers fairly decent hardware specs: 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, up to 16GB of onboard storage and an expandable SD card. Thanks to the quad-core processor, this tablet runs relatively smoothly for basic tasks like surfing the web and checking emails. However, when playing more intensive games T3 noticed a severe drop in performance with serious lag issues. Android Central also mentions that the tablet can take longer to load up apps and has sluggish scrolling. In terms of battery life, the HD 7 is excellent for its price range offering 10-11 hours of charge with constant use.

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One thing that many reviewers noticed is the relatively decent build quality of this budget tablet. While it utilizes a plastic body, which tends to attract fingerprints, ITProPortal explains that the tablet doesn’t flex or creak at the slightest pressure. Under moderate pressure, however, Engadget notes that the tablet will creak slightly.

Most reviewers find the MeMo Pad HD 7 an excellent bargain tablet for budget-minded consumers. Android Police states that “if you're just looking for a general-use tablet that can easily fit in your pocket or purse, the 7 HD should readily fit the bill.”

The Good: Good display resolution, long battery life, decent onboard storage options.

The Bad: Glossy display leads to poor high light visibility, mediocre build quality.


Reviews (8.2/10 Avg. rating)


TechRadar

It's fast enough, has all the features you'd expect and a particularly vibrant screen

from TechRadar

As a budget tablet, the Memo Pad HD 7 perfectly fits the bill. It's fast enough, has all the features you'd expect and a particularly vibrant screen. It's keenly priced and generally offers an excellent user experience. It's also light enough to use comfortably for extended periods.

There's no 3G or 4G version of the HD 7 available, so if accessing the internet on the move is a priority, the Asus FonePad is probably the most viable option, despite its lack of camera and slightly inferior performance and audio/visual quality.

If you already own a small tablet then the H... Full review

Wired

Packed with some impressive specs and features

from Wired
The MeMO Pad may not be the most powerful tablet you can buy. And it definitely doesn’t stand out in the design arena. But once you get past its cheap appearance, you’ll find this 7-inch tablet offers up solid specs and an abundance of thoughtful features... Full review
Mobile Syrup

Feels rough around the edges

from Mobile Syrup
There’s also the question of whether, if you’re investing in an Android tablet at all, whether it’s in your best interest, even for the most basic user, to spend the extra $70 and go with a Nexus 7. The tradeoffs in using the MeMo Pad are significant: poorer screen, slower processor, infrequent updates, lower app compatibility.If you can live with these sacrifices, the MemoPad is a decent product, and at $159, a great deal... Full review
Android Authority

For a cheap tablet, you shouldn’t expect much out

from Android Authority
The ASUS MEMO Pad HD 7 is a decent tablet, but beyond that, you’re not getting any real advancements. It’s a simple tablet on the outside, but when you start getting into the software, you notice ASUS did all they could to make a great user experience, but in doing that, they may have slowed it down more than anything... Full review
Digital Trends

Inexpensive but not cheap

from Digital Trends
Asus continues to prove again and again that it’s possible to make a tablet that is both affordable and worth having. The Nexus 7 line was proof enough, but the Memo Pad HD 7 takes it one step further. The great display, above-average cameras, thoughtful UI, well-curated apps, and decent performance are well beyond what we expect to see for just $150. This is the best value tablet under $200 we’ve seen so far and it makes a few more expensive tablets look sad in comparison... Full review
PhoneArena

It's an impressive offering on its own

from PhoneArena

There’s no arguing about the notoriety and prestige surrounding the newest version of the Google Nexus 7, as it reigns supreme in the 7-inch category, but the Asus MeMo Pad HD 7 is an equally impressive offering on its own. For beginners, it has the advantage in price with its ridiculously low cost of $150, which is a cool $80 less than the Nexus 7. Additionally, it doesn’t skimp out in its set of features too, since it sees its own useful Android experience, boasts a rear camera, and it’s offered in variety of colors.

Aesthetically, it’s a cheap looking a... Full review

ITProPortal

The one to buy if your budget is tight or you’re looking for a second tablet for the family to use

from ITProPortal
So far we’ve struggled to find a tablet for under £150 that we could wholeheartedly recommend, but the Asus MeMO Pad HD7 is the real deal. It’s solidly built, has a great screen and feels slick, fast and responsive. Battery life puts many pricier rivals to shame, and it even has features like GPS and a rear-facing camera that some other cheap slates miss out... Full review
Expert Reviews

An incredible Android 4.2 tablet and a true bargain

from Expert Reviews
The new Google Nexus 7 is set to be more expensive than the Memopad HD 7 when it comes out, costing £199, making the Memopad a bargain. It isn't perfect, as it could be faster at some tasks, but the screen quality, sturdy construction and slim build make it the best entry-level Android tablet out there. For £130, you won't find anything better... Full review
Tablet News

Excellent audio, surprising camera, pretty good CPU

from Tablet News
ASUS MeMo Pad HD 7 gets a 8.5 out of 10 for design, a 9.5 out of 10 for hardware and a 9.5 out of 10 for OS and UI. The final grade is 9.16 out of 10 and this is an excellent tablet and a best buy of the summer... Full review
PC Pro

A fine budget compact tablet with a decent screen and excellent battery life

from PC Pro
The Asus Memo Pad HD 7 is a fine budget tablet. It has a superb screen, considering the price, performance is acceptable, and battery life is excellent. While it's still available at such a low price, the Nook HD remains our budget choice, but this comes a very close second... Full review

Great tablet at a very affordable price.

I have a Galaxy Tab 2.7, an iPad mini and a nexus 7 (all to be given later as presents to friends). I bought the memopad HD 7 because the reviews fascinated me and I wanted to see how good it is. Well, its now my go to tablet for day to day so I obviously really like it. I don't understand what some... More
I have a Galaxy Tab 2.7, an iPad mini and a nexus 7 (all to be given later as presents to friends). I bought the memopad HD 7 because the reviews fascinated me and I wanted to see how good it is. Well, its now my go to tablet for day to day so I obviously really like it. I don't understand what some reviewers elsewhere have said about creaky body, mine doesn't creak at all. Its beryllium solid. Same with complaints about the protruding back lip, I find the memopad far more comfortable than the nexus 7 and lighter. I find no difference in speed at all with the above 7" tablets. Mine works like a breeze. Battery life is important to me and only the iPad mini beats it. I'm not into bright colours so the dark blue back is fine for me and I think its a very fine design. Perhaps people have thought it looks tacky if they have one of the bright colours which I would agree look tacky but the dark blue is quite acceptable. So, no complaints at all. Memory expansion is a real bonus and it reads three memory card very quickly and it sits very stably in the little hole. The speakers are a vast improvement on the nexus 7 speakers which are frankly rubbish. Overall I would say this is a great little tablet regardless of price but given that it can be picked up for as little as £129 in Currys its an absolute steal and a gem. I wholeheartedly recommend it. Less


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Full Specs

Overview
Release date July 2, 2013
Regions available USA, United Kingdom, Asia
Networks
No cellular data
SIM Card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

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Secondary OS No
Processor Cortex-A7 Quad core 1.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
8 GB or 16 GB Flash
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
GPS Yes
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Body: 1.12 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & Battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 15 WHr
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time 10 hours
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 10 hours
3G Surfing Time No
4G Surfing Time No
Reading Time No
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
E-book Reader No
Colors Black, Green, Pink, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.1 x 19.7 x 1.1 cm
(4.8 x 7.8 x 0.4 in)
Weight 302 grams
(10.7 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels
Pixel Density 216 pixels
Size 7 inches
3D No
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Wallpapers
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Unknown
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Unknown
Flash No
Additional Rear Camera Info No
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Front Camera  
Resolution 1+ megapixels
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Asus ME173X

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