8.1/10
Informr score
The Asus MeMO Pad HD 7 currently has an Informr score of 8.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 16 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

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.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.2 GHz
Screen Size
7"
Camera
5+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


148Apps

While Darkroom doesn’t hugely stand out in an overcrowded genre, it’s still pretty effective. It does what you want from it and in a speedy manner, plus it’s small in size, proving useful to those trying to combat bloated apps.

- Jennifer Allen, 148Apps
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...

- James Norton , TechRadar
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.

- Maurizio Pesce, Wired
Mobile Syrup

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

- Daniel Bader, Mobile Syrup
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 sl...

- Joshua Vergara, Android Authority


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Screen Size
7"

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

Processor
1.2 GHz

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

OS

The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

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 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

MeMO Pad HD 7 Specs

Overview
Release date July 2, 2013
Regions available USA, United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
Networks
No
SIM card size
No
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor Cortex-A7 Quad core 1.2 GHz
Internal Storage 8/16 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
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)
Battery Capacity 15 WHr
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Up to: 10 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 10 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black, White, Pink, Green
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
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density 216 pixels
Size 7 inches
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 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 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
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 No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Unknown
Additional Main Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
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
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
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
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Asus ME173X

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