ASUS MeMO Pad 7 Review: Intel Bay Trail Inside

Camera and Battery Life

The ASUS MeMO Pad 7 ME176C has a 2MP front camera, which is meant primarily for video chats. You’ll use the 5MP rear camera for snapping photos and shooting video. Those are fairly typical camera specs for today’s 7- and 8-inch tablets, and the quality of the pictures we shot with the tablet are on par with photos from similar tablets we’ve reviewed recently.

ASUS MeMO Pad 7 outdoor photos.

Focusing is as simple as double-tapping anywhere on the screen while in camera mode, and you can move the focus with another tap. One feature we miss here is a flash for the rear-facing camera; indoor shots were sometimes grainy due to inadequate lighting. We were also happy with the quality of the full HD videos we shot with the MeMO Pad 7.

ASUS MeMO Pad 7 indoor photos.

The Android camera app has some worthwhile features, including a burst mode and anti-shake mode, as well as a time-lapse feature. If you’re into selfies, you’ll like Selfie mode: you turn the tablet so that the rear camera is facing you, then wait for the face-recognition feature to kick in and trigger the shutter. It’s an easy way to take advantage of the better-quality rear cam.

The Asus MeMO Pad 7’s 3910mAh battery should benefit from the power-conserving Bay Trail platform, so we put it through AnTuTu’s battery test, which heavily taxes the device until the battery is exhausted. The tablet finished with a score of 532, putting it only behind the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 in our comparison data. That’s not bad at all. We were also impressed with the battery life while we tested the tablet. The system weathered heavy use and rarely needed to be recharged. There’s nothing scientific about that assessment, but in our experience, the MeMO Pad 7 held its own for battery life.

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