ASUS 7 inch ME173X MeMO Pad Tablet (Blue) - (Mediatek MT8125 1.2GHz Processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB Storage, WLAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Android 4.2)
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The MeMO Pad HD 7 combines a beautiful glossy cover with a vivid 1280 x 800 display, to create a device you'll want to show off. The 5 MP rear camera records all of the special moments in your life, and the 1.2 MP front camera provides smooth video calls with your loved ones. The powerful quad-core CPU offers great performance, so you can have faster web browsing, more precise gaming, and smoother video watching.
Experience rich audio on the MeMO Pad HD 7 thanks to the high-quality dual speakers, powered by Asus-exclusive SonicMaster audio technology. The speakers use a metallic construction and large resonance chambers to enhance sound power, fidelity, and balance.
In addition to offering all day battery life, the MeMO Pad HD 7 is as compact as a tablet should be, meaning you can carry it with you wherever your adventures take you. Micro SD expansion is available for up to 32Gb of additional storage, and you also benefit from 16Gb cloud storage (Asus WebStorage) for a whole year.
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A clear differentiator between Apple and Android devices is battery life, and this is an aspect that is usually neglected or completely ignored by Android product designers. I have come across very few Android phones or tablets that can get through a full day of constant use without a top-up charge (or two, or three!!). The MemoPad is breathtaking in this respect - I seem to get around 10-12 hours of continuous use after an overnight charge. Just a few days ago I watched 5 hours of Netflix (Fringe) and then surfed the 'net for 4 hours more or less continuosly while streaming music to my bluetooth speakers. By nightfall I had 30% of battery left. This is iPad performance, no less, and Asus has to be commended on their choice of the quad-core Mediatek processor manufactured using the new 28nm process that's largely responsible for this battery life.
The tablet is superlative in many other aspects. It packs in Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, front and rear cameras with acceptable image quality, and a plenty sharp 1280 x 800 screen amongst other things. The screen is as sharp and bright as that on my Nook HD which has a slightly higher resolution (1440 x 900) - I really can't see a difference. Everything works, boot time seems to be 5-6 seconds with wifi connected immediately, and it's fast enough for video streaming or BBC iPlayer without buffering. Wireless signal puckup is very good and I have had no connection issues whatsoever. The microSD card slot means I can keep my entire music collection on the device, a huge plus over the Nexus 7.Read more ›
The Asus is a swift slap in the face for the old type of tablets in the budget sector, but it's not quite perfect..but still offers an awful lot for a very modest outlay
My quick summary
+ Good screen 7" 1280 x 800 IPS (216 ppi) it's sharp clean and good resolution (though not the best in bright light)
+ 1 GB RAM, 16GB ram and Quad core 1.2GHz MediaTek MT8125 decent performance for the price
+ Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS
+ Rear 5mp and front 1.2 mp cameras
+ Stereo sound isn't bad at this price point (above average, fairly clear)
+ Can expand memory with micro SD slot (though slot is exposed no cover)
+ Does fairly well for games at this price (not far off the original Nexus 7)
+ Pretty good battery life about 7-8 hours on average (real world hands on use)
- Build is a bit plastic and cheap, screen is more vulnerable to damage than some tablets
- Micro USB port on device "top" odd location and might annoy if you use and charge at the same time
- Camera output is fairly average nothing to get worked up over (not unexpected at this price point)
Please do buy a case for the tablet as with all devices like this the horror stories of tablets left on a chair and cracked screens. A case will certainly help protect it at least somewhat.Read more ›
For this price range, the build quality is brilliant. In fact, for any price range the materials used here are top-notch. It's sturdy, and it's also light - weighs about 50g more than iPad Mini.
Design is very good indeed. If you find the Samsung Galaxy tablet in the same price bracket as this feels a bit plasticky, then this may be a better option. No buttons on the screen, and the on/ off plus volume slider are cleverly tucked away at the side - but they face down the way so there's no chance of accidentally deploying them. The backing is matte plastic, not that slightly sweaty resin that a lot of devices had a couple of years ago.
For this price you'd maybe expect everything to be merely adequate but most stuff surprisingly good. The onboard loudspeaker is adequate. Doesn't compare to the one on the Moto G phone in the way it projects, but it does the job. (MP3 using headphones is excellent on this tablet, however.) The 5mp camera is better than I expected, and it also has a front facing 1mp camera for those all-important selfies. Pictures on the 1mp camera do look slightly odd, although that may just be my face, or the software. Or both.
The tablet's 16gb internal memory is fine, but you can use Micro SD to up the memory. I just used an old phone one that was kicking around and so now have 24gb in total.
The battery lasts a fair old while. Unlike with my phone I keep wifi on the tablet on all the time, and it stands up well.
The plug does look a bit odd out of the box.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The MeMo pad is okay except that its camera is not up to standard. The pictures turn out to be blurred or somehow too artificial. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great tablet for all round use. Would recommend to a friend/Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Another painful surprise, the device lasted only 1 year and a half with very little use. I had few problems with the touchscreen after few months, I fixed them following some tips... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mick1166
Touch screen stopped working within an year. It was a gift to my neice in usa & its just simply embarrassingPublished 11 months ago by Abu Ghani
Perfect. Just what I needed for my short journeys to work and love of watching TV showsPublished 11 months ago by Edd
This was bought based on the good reviews on amazon and elsewhere. However, when compared to other Android tablets we have (LG / Samsung / a cheap unbranded tablet won in a raffle)... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Andrew D
Would not reccomend this to my worst enemy, the sensor cables in the tablet fall out of the sockets all the time at the slightest knock of the tablet, I have had this for almost a... Read morePublished 14 months ago by stephanie
I bought this Asus 7 inch ME173X MeMO Pad Tablet for my daughter who is in her 30's as a birthday gife. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Karen Morrison