Asus MeMO Pad 8 review

6.9/10 AVG.
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6.9/10
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The Asus MeMO Pad 8 currently has an Informr score of 6.9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 5 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review

What's good

  • Good display
  • Good battery life
  • Responsive multi-tasking

What's bad

  • Can be slow upon waking
  • Video performance stutters
  • Limited color palette

The Asus Memo Pad 8 is an Android-powered tablet featuring an 8 inch, LCD touchscreen, a quad-core 1.6GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory - expandable to 64 via microSD, 5MP primary camera, and a non-removable battery rated at up to 9 hours of multimedia use.

Its' display offers 1280x800 resolution, which translates to about 188 pixels per inch. Reviewers agreed that the display performed well within its resolution limits. According to CNET, “It's clear and bright enough, with plenty of space for apps and entertainment. The touch screen is fast and responsive.”

The primary 5 megapixel camera can record in 720p, and a secondary 1.2MP camera can handle selfies and video chat. The tablet also comes with Asus’s user interface, which reviewers found useful without overwhelming the Android OS. According to AndroidCentral, “ASUS continues with its custom UI, tweaking things without going overboard. Its custom quick-app launcher remains as stylish and useful as ever.”

Overall reviewers found this tablet to be a clear improvement over its predecessor, and capable at performing the basics. However, they were not wowed by either the specs or feature set.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.6 GHz
Screen Size
8"
Camera
5+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Digital Versus

The Asus MeMo Pad 8 is an unpretentious little tablet that provides a good experience with decent battery life. It's one of those 'just average' slates that doesn't particularly have any deal-breaking flaws or strengths.

- Romain Thuret, Digital Versus
PC Pro

The Asus Memo Pad 8 isn’t a bad tablet at all. Performance may be a little lacklustre, but screen quality and battery life are good, it’s handsomely designed and storage is expandable, thanks to the microSD slot. Its key problem is that – while it does everything perfectly well &nd...

- Bobby MacPherson, PC Pro
Expert Reviews

The Asus MemoPad 8 is a little cheaper than the Asus-built Google Nexus 7, but each tablet has its benefits. The Nexus 7 has a higher screen resolution, more powerful components and the latest version of Android, while the MemoPad 8 has a physically bigger screen, microSD card expansion and much bet...

- Tom Morgan, Expert Reviews
What Hi-Fi

There’s no hiding our disappointment with the MeMo Pad 8. We expected better from a brand that’s proven itself in the tablet market. And with a price that matches that of the Google Nexus 7, it makes for a hard recommendation.Of course, it does have the extra screen acreage, and if you&r...

- Kob Monney, What Hi-Fi


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Screen Size
8"

The Asus MeMO Pad 8's screen size is 8 inches with 800 x 1280 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.6 GHz

There is a Quad core 1.6 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
16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
15WHr

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 15 WHr battery.

MeMO Pad 8 Specs

Overview
Release date October 15, 2013
Regions available United Kindom
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 Quad core 1.6 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 16 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Body: 1.09 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 15 WHr
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 3 hours
Video Playback Time Up to: 9 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Gray, White, Pink
Dimensions [H x W x D] 21.3 x 12.7 x 1.0 cm (8.4 x 5 x 0.4 in)
Weight 350 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 800 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density 189 pixels
Size 8 inches
3D No
Sensors Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
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 Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Unknown
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Main Camera Info
Effects, ISO, White balance, Exposure value
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats 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 Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Asus ME180A

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Critic Reviews


Digital Versus

The Flourishless Slate

from Digital Versus

The Asus MeMo Pad 8 is an unpretentious little tablet that provides a good experience with decent battery life. It's one of those 'just average' slates that doesn't particularly have any deal-breaking flaws or strengths.

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The Asus MeMo Pad 8 is an unpretentious little tablet that provides a good experience with decent battery life. It's one of those 'just average' slates that doesn't particularly have any deal-breaking flaws or strengths.

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PC Pro

A perfectly competent Android tablet

from PC Pro

The Asus Memo Pad 8 isn’t a bad tablet at all. Performance may be a little lacklustre, but screen quality and battery life are good, it’s handsomely designed and storage is expandable, thanks to the microSD slot. Its key problem is that – while it does everything perfectly well...More

The Asus Memo Pad 8 isn’t a bad tablet at all. Performance may be a little lacklustre, but screen quality and battery life are good, it’s handsomely designed and storage is expandable, thanks to the microSD slot. Its key problem is that – while it does everything perfectly well – the Nexus 7 is superior in most departments. Unless memory expansion is absolutely critical, we’d spend the extra £20 and opt for the A-List title holder.

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Expert Reviews

Excellent battery life and microSD expansion make the MemoPad 8 a worthy Nexus 7 alternative

from Expert Reviews

The Asus MemoPad 8 is a little cheaper than the Asus-built Google Nexus 7, but each tablet has its benefits. The Nexus 7 has a higher screen resolution, more powerful components and the latest version of Android, while the MemoPad 8 has a physically bigger screen, microSD card expansion and much...More

The Asus MemoPad 8 is a little cheaper than the Asus-built Google Nexus 7, but each tablet has its benefits. The Nexus 7 has a higher screen resolution, more powerful components and the latest version of Android, while the MemoPad 8 has a physically bigger screen, microSD card expansion and much better battery life. If you're looking to play games and don't mind occasionally managing your apps to free up space, the Nexus 7 is still a fantastic buy, but if you simply want a tablet for watching videos and general use, the MemoPad 8 is a great alternative.

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What Hi-Fi

If you want an affordable 8in tablet then this is worth a look

from What Hi-Fi

There’s no hiding our disappointment with the MeMo Pad 8. We expected better from a brand that’s proven itself in the tablet market. And with a price that matches that of the Google Nexus 7, it makes for a hard recommendation.

Of course, it does have the extra screen acreag...More

There’s no hiding our disappointment with the MeMo Pad 8. We expected better from a brand that’s proven itself in the tablet market. And with a price that matches that of the Google Nexus 7, it makes for a hard recommendation.

Of course, it does have the extra screen acreage, and if you’re settled on an 8in screen this is one of the cheapest. But with tablets like the LG G Pad also fighting for your money (albeit a little more of it), it’s really up against it to prove its worth. 

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User Reviews


Love this tablet!

I love the size. ALSO, it is very fast, with a beautiful display.

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