ASUS has released a new direct rival to the Nexus 7, which is also manufactured by ASUS but for Google. however, the new ASUS MeMO Pad HD 7 is the sole property of the company and comes with a cheap $149 price tag to challenge the Nexus 7.
The new MeMO Pad HD 7 looks a bit similar to the Nexus 7 and boasts some identical specs as well. Although, ASUS has done some really good work on the MeMO Pad HD 7 and improved upon Nexus 7’s flaws.
The MeMO Pad HD 7 gives you a much more smoother experience than the Nexus 7, claims the company; and it comes with a $149 price tag. Whether the MeMO Pad HD 7 successfully rivals the Nexus 7 or not remains to be seen, but the 7-incher offers some unique features.
First of all, lets check out the similarities between the MeMO Pad HD 7 and Nexus 7. Both tablets sport a 7” IPS display with 1200 x 800p resolution, a Quad core processor, 1GB of RAM, front facing camera and 16GB of Internal memory. These are the only similarities between the tablets from here they do go different ways.
The best thing about the MeMO Pad HD 7 that gives it an edge over the Nexus 7 is the inclusion of a microSD card slot. The Nexus 7 had only one issue and that’s the lack of expandable storage while the MeMO Pad HD 7 addresses that complaint fairly well with it’s microSD card slot offering up to 32GB in external storage. There’s more to the HD 7, it also sports a 5 megapixel rear camera, while the Nexus 7 doesn’t have any rear camera at all, so that’s another plus. The MeMO Pad HD 7 also offers Bluetooth 4.0 compared to Nexus 7’s old Bluetooth 3.0. Last but not least, the MeMo Pad HD 7 odders up to 10 hours of battery life that’s much better than Nexus 7’s 7-8 hours.
ASUS MeMO Pad HD 7
The ASUS MeMO Pad HD 7 comes in a lot of color options which include black, grey, blue, white, pink and green; whereas the Nexus 7 only comes in one Black color.
However, the Nexus 7 offers pure Google Android OS just as Google imagined it and receives any major updates before any other non-nexus device. While the ASUS MeMO Pad HD 7 also offers Android which is close to stock but it’s not stock. So, if you want to experience Vanilla Android and fast updates, then Nexus 7 is your best bet. But MeMO Pad HD 7 gives a lot more features with an even cheaper price. So, it all depends on your budget and your taste.