- Daniel Bader , Mobile Syrup
The tradeoffs in using the MeMo Pad are significant: poorer screen, slower processor, infrequent updates, lower app compatibility.
- John V. , PhoneArena
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!
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.
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)
It's fast enough, has all the features you'd expect and a particularly vibrant screen
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
Packed with some impressive specs and features
Feels rough around the edges
For a cheap tablet, you shouldn’t expect much out
Inexpensive but not cheap
It's an impressive offering on its own
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
The one to buy if your budget is tight or you’re looking for a second tablet for the family to use
An incredible Android 4.2 tablet and a true bargain
Excellent audio, surprising camera, pretty good CPU
A fine budget compact tablet with a decent screen and excellent battery life
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