Jan 14, 2013

Google Nexus 7 vs. Asus MeMO Pad: Specs Comparison

Google Nexus 7 vs. Asus MeMO Pad: Specs Comparison

In 2011, with the introduction of the Nexus 7, Google and Asus have eased up some scope to other manufacturers to come up with more low-cost solid Android tablets. The Asus MeMO Pad, which was unveiled just a few hours ago, comes as a part of the Android tablet family to put a scratch in their sales numbers. There have been some more Android tablets with solid budget specs, like the recently launched (at CES 2013) Acer Iconia B1-A71. But, we’ve decided to pit the Nexus 7 against Asus’s latest offering, MeMO Pad.

It can’t be really difficulty to choose between Nexus 7 and MemMO Pad tablets. The new MeMO Pad doesn’t come with powerful hardware like the Nexus 7, but it at least bring Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS powered Android tablet for a reasonable price. Both tablets come heavily entrenched in a rich content ecosystem. If we dig deeper in sales number, the Nexus 7 is easily wiping the competition in Android tablets market right now.

Nexus 7 comes with a powerful quad-core Tegra 3 processor running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS out of the box, while the MeMO Pad packs a less powerful VIA WM8950 processor clocked at 1GHz (working in tandem with more than enough 1GB of RAM and Mali-400 GPU), and it is currently listed as running Android 4.1, which is a bit old for latest Android offerings. Fortunately, MeMO Pad in coming with microSD card slot, which is something missing in Nexus 7. So, you will be able to add more memory, if they feel 8GB/16GB that’s on board out of the box isn’t quite enough. Let’s see how it stacks up against Nexus 7.

Google Nexus 7 vs. ASUS MeMO Pad: Specs Comparison

 

ASUS Google Nexus 7

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ASUS MeMO Pad

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OS

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Skin

None

Asus UI

Display

7-inch TFT Display
216 PPI
720 X 1280 Pixels

7-inch LED-backlit Display
170 PPI
1024 X 600 Pixels

CPU

 1.3GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L Quad-Core Processor

1GHz VIA WM8950 Processor

GPU

12-Core NVIDIA GeForce

Mali-400

RAM

1GB

1GB

Rear Camera

No

1 Megapixel
Back-Illuminated Sensor
F/2.0 Aperture

Front Camera

1.2 Megapixels

No

Video Recording Capability

720p HD Video Recording Capability (Only by hacking)

720p HD Video Recording Capability @ 30fps

Memory Storage

16GB/32GB Internal Storage

8GB/16GB Internal Storage
5GB of Free ASUS Web Storage

Micro SD Card Slot

NO

Yes
Up To 32GB

Connecting Ports

Micro USB 2.0

Micro USB 2.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 b/g/n

802.11 b/g/n

Bluetooth

3.0

3.0

3G

Capable (HSPA+)

No

4G LTE

No

No

Apps Availability

Google Play Store

Google Play Store

Accelerometer

Yes

Yes

G-Sensor

Yes

Yes

Battery

Li-Polymer 4,325mAh
Up To 9-10 Hours Video Playback
300 Hours Standby Time

Li-Polymer 4,270mAh
Lasts Up To 7 Hours

Dimensions & Weight

(198.5 x 120 x 10.45) mm
340 Grams

(196.2 x 119.2 x 11.2) mm
370 Grams

Availability

Currently Available in Wi-Fi only and 3G HSPA+ varinats

Set for January 2013 Launch

Carrier Availability

None

None

Price

$199 (16GB Wi-Fi Only)
$249 (32GB Wi-Fi Only)
$299 (32GB Wi-Fi + 3G)

$149 (8GB Wi-Fi Only)

 

As you see in the above specs comparison, the MeMO Pad isn’t the most powerful tablet, but its decent hardware and $149 price must be enough to tempt the consumers.

Also read, Asus Nexus 7 Full Specifications | Asus MeMO Pad Full Specifications

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