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Asus MeMO Pad 8
Asus MeMO Pad 8
Asus MeMO Pad 8
Asus MeMO Pad 8

Informr score
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.

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
Operating system
1.6 GHz
1.6 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
5+ MP
5+ MP
15 WHr

What the Critics Are Saying...

Digital Versus
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
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
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
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

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

1.6 GHz

There is a Quad core 1.6 GHz processor (CPU).


The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

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

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


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

MeMO Pad 8 Specs

Release Date October 15, 2013
Regions Available United Kingdom
Operating System No

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Processor Quad core 1.6 GHz
Internal Storage 16 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
SAR Body: 1.09 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB)
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
5+ Megapixels
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 / Aperture
1+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density 189 pixels
Size 8 inches
Sensors Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
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 (Cellular) Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage
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
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Graphics: Yes
Backlit Illumination: Yes
Zoom / Magnification: Yes
Screen Orientation Lock: Yes
Predictive Text Entry: Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock: Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Email Client: Yes
Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
PC Synchronization: Yes
TV Out Info: HDMI
Audio Formats: MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WAV
Video Playback Formats: 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Streaming Video: Yes
Custom Ringtones: Yes
Vibration Alert: Yes
Games: Downloadable
Apps: Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps: -
Calendar, World Clock, Alarm, Calculator, Maps, NotePad, Voice Memos / Recorder

Other Names (AKA): Asus ME180A
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