As this is a tablet rather than a phone, its not a huge deal, but may annoy some of you. Theres no worrying creaks and while the top layer of the screen does not appear to be Gorilla Glass 3, it is glass and it is toughened.The Asus Memo Pad 7 is an affordable and cheery Android tablet. If you want a tablet to show off to people, this probably isn’t it. The soft-touch feel is a good deal nicer on the fingers than the glossy plastic used in many other budget tablets weve tried in recent years.
You can visibly see the Asus Memo Pad 7s display is a tiny bit recessed from the top layer, and this both decreases contrast and makes reflections more of an issue when you use the tablet outdoors. With lower-quality tablets, pressing on one part of the screen can distort another – a sure sign that the thing has been constructed with all the care of a whistling market stall trader. Asus Memo Pad 7 – ScreenOne place where the total lack of flashiness does bother us is the screen. At 129, its still a fair bit cheaper than the Google Nexus 7, our normal go-to Android tab.
Its not meant to, though. However, it feels like the Asus budget tablet line has stalled in its progress since last years Asus Memo Pad HD 7.SEE ALSO: Our pick of the Best Android TabletsWhen you can get the 1080p Nexus 7 for just 20 more than the Asus Memo Pad 7 if you shop around, its disappointing that Asus hasnt made the step up. Things like this graceless socket and the pretty tactless positioning of the charge and headphone sockets are signs that this tablet has no style pretensions.
If you havent been spoilt by super high DPI displays yet, though, you may be very happy. Just a year ago, we praised a screen of this quality in a tablet of this price. This picture shows off the reflectivity issueTop brightness isnt too hot, making outdoors use more of an issue, and as theres no ambient light sensor so you have to manually alter the screen brightness to suit your surroundings. Asus has managed to trim down the screen surround a bit, but the look of the Asus Memo Pad 7 isnt going to make any jaws drop with its design.
Seven inches across and 1,280 x 800 pixels in resolution, its not a display that is particularly up-to-date. One other aspect we would have liked to see Asus improve is the structure of the screen itself. This new model sounds like a downgrade, but the two tablets are extremely similar in several ways – including price.SEE ALSO: Our pick of the Best TabletsAsus Memo Pad 7 – DesignThe Asus Memo Pad 7 looks a whole lot like last years Asus Memo Pad HD 7.
What was a good budget compromise is now a mite disappointing. For all its tweaks, the screen now looks like it belongs in the past. The Nexus 7 is a the end of its shelf life, and it set a higher-resolution 1080p standard that weve come to expect from a 7-inch tablet.This is a simple, plastic tablet with a nice and curvy soft touch rear.
Colour reproduction is pretty good, and aside from some loss of brightness you get good viewing angles for an ultra-budget tablet. This tablet only has a few more pixels than the Motorola Moto G, a budget 4.Build quality is good too. It seems to use a very similar panel to last years Asus Memo Pad HD 7.
That light weight should also come in handy if you want to find a tablet for a child – not to mention the forgiving plastic design and low price. It uses an IPS-type screen, which specialises in providing those solid viewing angles.Things arent sounding too good for the Memo Pad 7s screen, but its far from all bad. At 295g, the Asus Memo Pad 7 weighs about the same as the 2013 version of the Nexus 7.
Both sell for around 129.5-inch screen phone. The lower resolution makes text and images look a good deal softer, and if you get your eyes at all close to the screen you can see the pixel structure.
Its easily light enough for an adult to hold in one hand when, for example watching a video while standing up on the train. You can even tailor the saturation and colour temperature of the Asus Memo Pad 7s display to make it warmer or cooler to your preference. But things have moved on. The version of the Asus Memo Pad 7 were testing has 16GB of internal memory, and theres an exposed microSD slot on the left edge to let you get some more space for films and music.
You need to put a fair bit of pressure on the screen for it to distort, and it only occurs at the point youre pressing. Stay tune for the next updates!