Asus, releasing production from Taiwan to join the Android tablet market early on, with the Transformer product launched in 2011. However, by the beginning of this year the company has begun to pay attention to the tablet market. cheap, with Asus MeMO Pad product.
The first MeMO Pad tablet is a cheap product, but comes with it's not high quality. Then Asus really improved and brought a good quality product and reasonable price, MeMO Pad HD7.
Compared to the two products, the MeMO Pad FHD 10 is no longer a cheap product, its genuine price is VND 10 million. However, with quite a strong configuration, high definition screen and 3G connection support, the price of this product is still considered cheap compared to its specs.
MeMO Pad FHD 10: sharp screen, decent performance
MeMO Pad FHD 10 has a fairly similar appearance to the HD7, with a smooth plastic back cover with four colors of white, pink and dark blue. The front of the device is similar to other tablets of Asus, with a thick screen border and the Asus logo on the top of the screen. The thick screen border will make it easier to hold the camera, but the border at the top and bottom of the screen (when holding the camera horizontally) is still quite wide and redundant.
The screen edge of the machine is thick and redundant
In terms of size, the machine is slightly larger than the iPad 4, thin and equivalent, but much lighter (580 g compared to about 650 g of iPad 4), but compared to competing devices in the same range. The price is Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1, FHD 10 is still thicker and heavier. The corners of the screen and the back cover near the edges of the machine are rounded, so holding the camera in your hand does not bring any discomfort.
Power button with two MicroUSB and MicroHDMI ports of the device
FHD 10's power button is deflected on the top edge, but slightly shifted to the back, so it is sometimes difficult to press. On the right side of the device is the volume rocker and the headphone / microphone jack, while the communication ports and card slots are concentrated on the left side. The device supports MicroSD memory card, MicroSIM tray, connects to the computer using the popular MicroUSB port, and also supports video export through MicroHDMI port.
The back of the machine is plastic, looks pretty but easy to stain and scratch
On the back, the plastic material of the machine looks a bit like metal. However, the back cover of the device is quite easy to stick to fingerprints and easy to scratch. Other noticeable details on the back include dual speakers and a 5 megapixel camera. The FHD 10 front panel glass is also very easy to stick to fingerprints, and is difficult to clean.
The plastic base of the machine is not very thick but is sufficient for use
Among FHD 10 accessories, besides charging and USB cables, Asus also offers a plastic base to support the device. While this plastic base does not look very thick, it still does a good job of holding the hold when placed on a tabletop.
The MeMO Pad FHD 10's appearance is not impressive, just like an ordinary Asus tablet. However, the thickness and weight of the device is at a reasonable level, the screen border is large enough and the rounded corners provide a comfortable feel for the device.
The most impressive parameter on the MeMO Pad FHD 10 is probably a screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, using IPS display technology. At prices below 10 million, genuine tablets do not reach this resolution. With a pixel density of 226 ppi, the Memo Pad FHD screen displays movies, photos or web surfing content well, but not as sharp as high-end products like iPad 4 or Google Nexus 10.
The glossy screen makes the FHD 10 screen difficult to see outdoors
The weakness of Asus tablet products is that they always use high-gloss screens. This makes the screen look "glitter" when used, but it feels uncomfortable to use in a light-rich environment, because you will often see your image reflected in the screen. form.
If not satisfied with the color, users can adjust the display with Asus Splendid
Another weakness of the screen is the low maximum brightness. When we turned on the white screen at the highest brightness and using the brightness meter, the results were 270 nits. This number is quite low when compared to high-end tablets, usually with a brightness of about 400 nits or more. With low maximum brightness and glossy screen, FHD 10 will be a bit difficult to see in the sun.
Dual speakers on FHD 10 make it sound good
Speakerphone is also a noteworthy point on FHD 10. The device is equipped with dual speakers, although it is relatively small in size, and is placed on the back, but also provides a good sound experience. The maximum volume level of the loudspeaker is not large, so it is difficult to hear if the surrounding space is noisy.
The camera on the tablet is only a sub-feature, with the quality only quite good, but it offers an additional option for users to take pictures. MeMO Pad FHD 10 has two cameras, with the resolution of the front and back cameras being 1.3MP and 5MP respectively. The two cameras also support video recording, with resolutions of 720p and 1080p respectively.
Although there are camera parameters similar to Nexus 7, the camera interface of FHD 10 designed by Asus, is therefore more intuitive than Google's products. The focus speed of the camera is also very fast, supporting autofocus in the center of the image. However, due to the large screen, the camera resolution is not high, so the image shows when the view is bad and there is a lot of noise, this is also a common problem with the tablet.
Actual photos of FHD 10 are only of average quality, not impressive. When shooting in beautiful sunny weather conditions, photos are often pale in color compared to reality, the details are medium. When shooting in the evening, the focus is not standard, but the brightness of the image is still quite good.
Some photos from Asus MeMO Pad FHD 10 (click on the image to view it at a larger size):
Performance and battery
MeMO Pad FHD 10 is released in multiple versions, with different hardware configurations. The FHD 10 version is available in Vietnam using Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor system, with four Krait processor cores running at a maximum speed of 1.5 GHz, Adreno 320 and 2 GB RAM graphics. The internal memory capacity of the device is 16 GB, in which the remaining actual capacity for use is about 12 GB. Users can also add memory with a MicroSD memory card.
In terms of configuration, FHD 10 is equivalent to the Nexus 7 in 2013, so I expect the performance evaluation results of the two machines will be equivalent. However, after the evaluation process, FHD 10 gave a much higher score than Nexus 7 in overall assessments such as AnTuTu and Quadrant, but lower than the GFXBench graphics performance rating.
When used in practice, FHD 10 offers a smooth experience when used. It switches quickly between screens, watching movies well in Full HD resolution, running pretty heavy games like Asphalt 8 or Riptide GP. PDF processing speed of the device is similar to Nexus 7, but the big screen makes reading more comfortable.
MeMO Pad FHD 10 handles journal files well in PDF format
According to information provided by Asus, FHD 10 battery has a capacity of 25Wh, equivalent to about 6750 mAh. During the evaluation process, when we used the device for about 2 hours a day, most of the time was surfing the web, playing movies for about 20 minutes, and playing FIFA 14 games for about 40 minutes, the machine only used up more than 50 % the battery. With such intensity, I can use FHD 10 within 2 days to charge the battery.
When using battery reviews by watching 720p movies until the battery runs out, MeMO Pad FHD 10 reaches 6 hours 4 minutes. This level of time is quite low compared to tablets, usually reaching movie viewing time of about 8-10 hours. The result of the game with the game review is better, reaching 4 hours 30 minutes.
MeMO Pad FHD 10 is installed Android OS version 4.2.2, with Asus interface. The most noticeable difference in this interface is the notification bar. Instead of the traditional notification bar of Android 4.2, which allows you to pull down from two corners of the screen with different functions, FHD 10 has a common section for quick notification and adjustment.
The Floating widget feature allows users to do many things at once
The tablet is also preloaded with many of Asus' utility software, of which two notable utilities are Floating widget and Media frame. Floating widget is a function that allows a number of Asus applications, including movie watching applications, browsers, computers … to display in a small box on the screen, when other applications are turned on. This feature is quite interesting to allow users to do many things at the same time, but the movie viewing application of the machine has quite poor performance, when playing 720p HD movies in MKV format, watch the movie get shocked.
Media frame is an application that allows you to turn the device into a digital photo frame. In the settings, users can choose to display a specific photo album or movie, and when the screen is off, the device will automatically turn on the installed content. This function is quite interesting, especially when combined with the plastic frame sold with the machine. The settings also allow users to customize the display time, only when plugging in a charger or photo transfer effect.
In terms of parameters, MeMO Pad FHD 10 has many similarities with Nexus 7, both in terms of resolution, configuration and the same produced by Asus. The biggest difference between these two products is the screen size, one has a 7-inch screen and one has a 10-inch screen.
However, FHD 10 is not a Nexus 7 with a big screen. In terms of design, the materials of FHD 10 do not match the Nexus 7, in which the most complaining point is that the device is heavily fingerprinted. The screen of the device is bigger, but the shadow and brightness are lower than that of Nexus 7. It also does not have some features like NFC or wireless charging.
Besides, FHD 10 also has its own advantages. The device has a memory card slot for additional capacity, MicroHDMI port to output images to a large screen. The default version of FHD 10 also supports 3G connectivity, while the lowest version of Nexus 7 only has WiFi connectivity.
At the price of VND 10 million, the Android tablets are noticeable, most notably the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 has poorer specs, while the Nexus 10 has impressive specs, it only has portable products. At a price of 10 million, users also cannot buy new iPad 4 4G / 3G versions, but only find older iPad 3 types. With a large screen, decent quality, high performance, MeMO Pad FHD 10 is a good tablet option for under 10 million.