Asus MeMO Pad Smart tablet review

I think it's no secret that B-brands rule in the segment under ten thousand, first-tier manufacturers simply cannot squeeze in there for many reasons, one of them is an aggressive price war. And yet, Asus almost succeeded (the retail price of the tablet

12,500 rubles) to enter this segment with a very good offer.

Packages

  • Tablet
  • Charger
  • PC cable
  • Warranty card

The box of the tablet looks quite simple, apparently due to Asus' commitment to the environment.

Design, materials, controls

The model looks like a typical representative of Asus tablets, it is very similar to the Asus Transformer TF201, only the back is made of plastic, not aluminum. Most of the front panel is occupied by a ten-inch touch screen, and above it is a front camera eye.

On the left side you can see the microUSB and microHDMI connectors, and just below it is a slot for a microSDHC memory card (cards up to 32 GB are supported). In addition, there are microphone holes and "Reset".

On the right are the volume rocker and the 3.5mm headphone jack. The rocker has a short stroke, it is not always easy to find it in the dark.

We decided to place the power button on the left side of the upper end. It also has a short stroke, but unlike the rocker, it is convenient to use.

The back is made of soft-touch matte plastic. In the MeMO Pad Smart line, Asus decided to play with the colors of the case, in total three colors will be available: white, dark blue and pink. The Russian office played a joke on me a little and gave out a pink sample for the test, it certainly looks spectacular, but in the subway and bus I did not stop catching the surprised looks of other passengers. Still, this color is focused on the fair sex.

On the back you can see a mesh of two stereo speakers, as well as a peephole of the main 5 MP camera.

There are no complaints about the assembly, the tablet is perfectly assembled, nothing creaks, does not play, does not stagger.

Dimensions

In terms of length and width, MeMO Pad Smart is a typical representative of ten-inch tablets, but I was very pleased with the thickness and weight. The fact that the tablet is tapered at the edges also makes it more comfortable to hold with two hands.

  • Asus MeMO Pad Smart 10 - 263x181x9.9 mm, weight 580 grams
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 - 256x175x9.7 mm, weight 588 grams
  • Acer A211 - 260x175x12 mm, weight 711 grams

Screen

The device uses a display with a diagonal of 10.1", resolution - 1280x800 pixels, matrix type - IPS, multi-touch is supported up to ten simultaneous touches. There is also a light sensor.

Apparently, this is not the vaunted S-IPS matrix, but it feels just a little worse. The screen is really cool, it has excellent viewing angles, natural colors, high brightness and good picture clarity. However, in the sun, it glares, and the image quality deteriorates significantly.

Operating system

The tablet runs Android 4.1.2 with a few additions from Asus.

Firstly, a branded notification panel is installed with quick access to switches and settings. You can disable it if you wish.

Secondly, App Backup and Web Storage utilities are preinstalled. By the way, the cloud from Asus does not have a very high download speed, I tried to download my backup from Padfone 2, which I uploaded there a couple of months ago, so it took a long time to download these 150 MB (about 30 minutes).

Thirdly, branded wallpapers with a tree are used, I personally really like them.

Otherwise, we have a "clean" Android 4.1 with all its advantages and disadvantages Kaspersky Brand in Uganda. By the way, Asus did not remove the browser from 4.0, as Google did in the Nexus line.

Performance

The processor is NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core, clocked at 1.2 GHz. The amount of RAM is 1 GB, the capacity of the internal drive is 16 GB, there is a slot for a memory card. I have already talked about Tegra 3 and its features many times, so I suggest you familiarize yourself with that material.

There are no complaints about the performance and speed of work, the combination of a good processor and Android 4.1 was finally able to overcome the brakes on the interface. There are no complaints about games either, let me remind you that a separate store with exclusives from NVIDIA is available for Tegra.

Work offline

Unfortunately, I was not able to find out the battery capacity in this model, but this did not prevent me from doing some autonomy tests.

The tablet lasted 7 hours and 30 minutes while watching HD video at maximum brightness with airplane mode enabled.

In reading mode (brightness 10%+airplane mode, auto-page mode enabled), the battery life was almost 9 hours.

The results, in my opinion, are very good, you can use the MeMO Pad Smart in quiet mode for about a week.

In addition, the tablet has a power saving mode, you can fine-tune how the device behaves when a certain percentage of charge is reached.

Of course, MeMO Pad Smart is not a specialized audiophile device, but the sound quality of its external speakers pleased even a musical layman like me.

Interfaces

Wi-Fi (b/g/n) – there are no complaints about the operation of the module, it catches the network perfectly, even in places with a poor signal. The device supports Wi-Fi Direct.

GPS - cold start takes ten seconds. This is a very good indicator.

Bluetooth v3.0 EDR+A2DP - all popular profiles are supported, you can transfer files using Bluetooth, connect headsets and even Bluetooth keyboards (however, for the keyboard to work correctly, I recommend installing the Russian Keyboard program) .

The device also has an accelerometer, light sensor, gyroscope, electronic compass.

Camera

The tablet has two cameras: a 5 MP main camera and a 1.2 MP front camera. I don’t think that someone will often use the main camera, except for shooting text, and she copes with it with a bang.

The front camera supports Skype video calls, although the device is not yet officially certified to work with it. Image quality is mediocre.

Conclusion

The recommended retail price of the tablet is 13,690 rubles. It can already be found on sale for 12,500 rubles.

Personally, I liked the MeMO Pad Smart, after testing many Chinese and semi-Chinese tablets, A-brand products feel like a breath of fresh air: no brakes, no crashes, no problems with games or program incompatibilities. Stability is just one of the advantages of MeMO Pad Smart.

In addition, I was very pleased with its screen: a really good quality IPS matrix. And the rest of the tablet did not let us down: powerful “stuffing”, nice design, several colors, Android 4.1, dimensions.

The only drawback I would say is the lack of modifications with the 3G module.

Pros:

  • High-quality IPS-matrix
  • Android 4.1
  • Thin and light
  • Speed ​​and stability
  • Good external speakers

Cons:

  • No 3G module

Competitors

Acer A211. The solution from Acer is more interesting with a full-fledged USB port and the presence of 3G, although the tablet itself costs a couple of thousand more. Disadvantages: thickness, weight and slightly worse screen.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. The Tab 2 10.1 has a better skin (arguably) and has support for most popular video codecs, as well as 3G versions. Disadvantages: cheap plastic case, and I personally prefer "pure" Android.

Design, materials, controls

The model looks like a typical representative of Asus tablets, it is very similar to the Asus Transformer TF201, only the back is made of plastic, not aluminum. Most of the front panel is occupied by a ten-inch touch screen, and above it is a front camera eye.

On the left side you can see the microUSB and microHDMI connectors, and just below it is a slot for a microSDHC memory card (cards up to 32 GB are supported). In addition, there are microphone holes and "Reset".

On the right are the volume rocker and the 3.5mm headphone jack. The rocker has a short stroke, it is not always easy to find it in the dark.

We decided to place the power button on the left side of the upper end. It also has a short stroke, but unlike the rocker, it is convenient to use.

The back is made of soft-touch matte plastic. In the MeMO Pad Smart line, Asus decided to play with the colors of the case, in total three colors will be available: white, dark blue and pink. The Russian office played a joke on me a little and gave out a pink sample for the test, it certainly looks spectacular, but in the subway and bus I did not stop catching the surprised looks of other passengers. Still, this color is focused on the fair sex.

On the back you can see a mesh of two stereo speakers, as well as a peephole of the main 5 MP camera.

There are no complaints about the assembly, the tablet is perfectly assembled, nothing creaks, does not play, does not stagger.

Dimensions

In terms of length and width, MeMO Pad Smart is a typical representative of ten-inch tablets, but I was very pleased with the thickness and weight. The fact that the tablet is tapered at the edges also makes it more comfortable to hold with two hands.

  • Asus MeMO Pad Smart 10 - 263x181x9.9 mm, weight 580 grams
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 - 256x175x9.7 mm, weight 588 grams
  • Acer A211 - 260x175x12 mm, weight 711 grams

Screen

The device uses a display with a diagonal of 10.1", resolution - 1280x800 pixels, matrix type - IPS, multi-touch is supported up to ten simultaneous touches. There is also a light sensor.

Apparently, this is not the vaunted S-IPS matrix, but it feels just a little worse. The screen is really cool, it has excellent viewing angles, natural colors, high brightness and good picture clarity. However, in the sun, it glares, and the image quality deteriorates significantly.

Operating system

The tablet runs Android 4.1.2 with a few additions from Asus.

Firstly, a branded notification panel is installed with quick access to switches and settings. You can disable it if you wish.

Secondly, App Backup and Web Storage utilities are preinstalled. By the way, the cloud from Asus does not have a very high download speed, I tried to download my backup from Padfone 2, which I uploaded there a couple of months ago, so it took a long time to download these 150 MB (about 30 minutes).

Thirdly, branded wallpapers with a tree are used, I personally really like them.

Otherwise, we have a "clean" Android 4.1 with all its advantages and disadvantages Kaspersky Brand in Uganda. By the way, Asus did not remove the browser from 4.0, as Google did in the Nexus line.

Performance

The processor is NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core, clocked at 1.2 GHz. The amount of RAM is 1 GB, the capacity of the internal drive is 16 GB, there is a slot for a memory card. I have already talked about Tegra 3 and its features many times, so I suggest you familiarize yourself with that material.

There are no complaints about the performance and speed of work, the combination of a good processor and Android 4.1 was finally able to overcome the brakes on the interface. There are no complaints about games either, let me remind you that a separate store with exclusives from NVIDIA is available for Tegra.

Offline work

Unfortunately, I was not able to find out the battery capacity in this model, but this did not prevent me from doing some autonomy tests.

The tablet lasted 7 hours and 30 minutes while watching HD video at maximum brightness with airplane mode enabled.

In reading mode (brightness 10%+airplane mode, auto-page mode enabled), the battery life was almost 9 hours.

The results, in my opinion, are very good, you can use the MeMO Pad Smart in quiet mode for about a week.

In addition, the tablet has a power saving mode, you can fine-tune how the device behaves when a certain percentage of charge is reached.

Multimedia

The IPS screen is great for reading, with sharp fonts and a low minimum brightness threshold. Personally, I enjoyed reading books and articles on the Internet with this device.

Natural colors and high brightness levels make it comfortable to watch any HD video, and Tegra 3 can handle most videos in FullHD resolution.

I usually don't write about sound separately, but MeMO Pad Smart made me very happy with this parameter. Firstly, the stereo speakers have a good volume margin, secondly, they do not wheeze even at maximum volume, and thirdly, the latest tablets and Padfone from Asus come with a pre-installed Audio Wizard program, which is a global equalizer. Be sure to try this program if you buy a tablet. For example, the Music mode significantly increases the volume of the instruments, while the Video mode, oddly enough, is great for listening to vocals.

Of course, MeMO Pad Smart is not a specialized audiophile device, but the sound quality of its external speakers pleased even a musical layman like me.

Interfaces

Wi-Fi (b/g/n) – there are no complaints about the operation of the module, it catches the network perfectly, even in places with a poor signal. The device supports Wi-Fi Direct.

GPS - cold start takes ten seconds. This is a very good indicator.

Bluetooth v3.0 EDR+A2DP - all popular profiles are supported, you can transfer files using Bluetooth, connect headsets and even Bluetooth keyboards (however, for the keyboard to work correctly, I recommend installing the Russian Keyboard program) .

The device also has an accelerometer, light sensor, gyroscope, electronic compass.

Camera

The tablet has two cameras: a 5 MP main camera and a 1.2 MP front camera. I don’t think that someone will often use the main camera, except for shooting text, and she copes with it with a bang.

The front camera supports Skype video calls, although the device is not yet officially certified to work with it. Image quality is mediocre.

Conclusion

The recommended retail price of the tablet is 13,690 rubles. It can already be found on sale for 12,500 rubles.

Personally, I liked the MeMO Pad Smart, after testing many Chinese and semi-Chinese tablets, A-brand products feel like a breath of fresh air: no brakes, no crashes, no problems with games or program incompatibilities. Stability is just one of the advantages of MeMO Pad Smart.

In addition, I was very pleased with its screen: a really good quality IPS matrix. And the rest of the tablet did not let us down: powerful "stuffing", nice design, several colors, Android 4.1, dimensions.

The only drawback I would say is the lack of modifications with the 3G module.

Pros:

  • Quality IPS-matrix
  • Android 4.1
  • Thin and light
  • Speed ​​and stability
  • Good external speakers

Asus MeMO Pad Smart tablet review

I think it's no secret that B-brands rule in the segment under ten thousand, first-tier manufacturers simply cannot squeeze in there for many reasons, one of them is an aggressive price war. And yet, Asus almost succeeded (the retail price of the tablet

12,500 rubles) to enter this segment with a very good offer.

Packages

  • Tablet
  • Charger
  • PC cable
  • Warranty card

The box of the tablet looks quite simple, apparently due to Asus' commitment to the environment.

Design, materials, controls

The model looks like a typical representative of Asus tablets, it is very similar to the Asus Transformer TF201, only the back is made of plastic, not aluminum. Most of the front panel is occupied by a ten-inch touch screen, and above it is a front camera eye.

On the left side you can see the microUSB and microHDMI connectors, and just below it is a slot for a microSDHC memory card (cards up to 32 GB are supported). In addition, there are microphone holes and "Reset".

On the right are the volume rocker and the 3.5mm headphone jack. The rocker has a short stroke, it is not always easy to find it in the dark.

We decided to place the power button on the left side of the upper end. It also has a short stroke, but unlike the rocker, it is convenient to use.

The back is made of soft-touch matte plastic. In the MeMO Pad Smart line, Asus decided to play with the colors of the case, in total three colors will be available: white, dark blue and pink. The Russian office played a joke on me a little and gave out a pink sample for the test, it certainly looks spectacular, but in the subway and bus I did not stop catching the surprised looks of other passengers. Still, this color is focused on the fair sex.

On the back you can see a mesh of two stereo speakers, as well as a peephole of the main 5 MP camera.

There are no complaints about the assembly, the tablet is perfectly assembled, nothing creaks, does not play, does not stagger.

Dimensions

In terms of length and width, MeMO Pad Smart is a typical representative of ten-inch tablets, but I was very pleased with the thickness and weight. The fact that the tablet is tapered at the edges also makes it more comfortable to hold with two hands.

  • Asus MeMO Pad Smart 10 - 263x181x9.9 mm, weight 580 grams
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 - 256x175x9.7 mm, weight 588 grams
  • Acer A211 - 260x175x12 mm, weight 711 grams

Screen

The device uses a display with a diagonal of 10.1", resolution - 1280x800 pixels, matrix type - IPS, multi-touch is supported up to ten simultaneous touches. There is also a light sensor.

Apparently, this is not the vaunted S-IPS matrix, but it feels just a little worse. The screen is really cool, it has excellent viewing angles, natural colors, high brightness and good picture clarity. However, in the sun, it glares, and the image quality deteriorates significantly.

Operating system

The tablet runs Android 4.1.2 with a few additions from Asus.

Firstly, a branded notification panel is installed with quick access to switches and settings. You can disable it if you wish.

Secondly, App Backup and Web Storage utilities are preinstalled. By the way, the cloud from Asus does not have a very high download speed, I tried to download my backup from Padfone 2, which I uploaded there a couple of months ago, so it took a long time to download these 150 MB (about 30 minutes).

Thirdly, branded wallpapers with a tree are used, I personally really like them.

Otherwise, we have a "clean" Android 4.1 with all its advantages and disadvantages Kaspersky Brand in Uganda. By the way, Asus did not remove the browser from 4.0, as Google did in the Nexus line.

Performance

The processor is NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core, clocked at 1.2 GHz. The amount of RAM is 1 GB, the capacity of the internal drive is 16 GB, there is a slot for a memory card. I have already talked about Tegra 3 and its features many times, so I suggest you familiarize yourself with that material.

There are no complaints about the performance and speed of work, the combination of a good processor and Android 4.1 was finally able to overcome the brakes on the interface. There are no complaints about games either, let me remind you that a separate store with exclusives from NVIDIA is available for Tegra.

Offline work

Unfortunately, I was not able to find out the battery capacity in this model, but this did not prevent me from doing some autonomy tests.

The tablet lasted 7 hours and 30 minutes while watching HD video at maximum brightness with airplane mode enabled.

In reading mode (brightness 10%+airplane mode, auto-page mode enabled), the battery life was almost 9 hours.

The results, in my opinion, are very good, you can use the MeMO Pad Smart in quiet mode for about a week.

In addition, the tablet has a power saving mode, you can fine-tune how the device behaves when a certain percentage of charge is reached.

Multimedia

The IPS screen is great for reading, with sharp fonts and a low minimum brightness threshold. Personally, I enjoyed reading books and articles on the Internet with this device.

Natural colors and high brightness levels make it comfortable to watch any HD video, and Tegra 3 can handle most videos in FullHD resolution.

I usually don't write about sound separately, but MeMO Pad Smart made me very happy with this parameter. Firstly, the stereo speakers have a good volume margin, secondly, they do not wheeze even at maximum volume, and thirdly, the latest tablets and Padfone from Asus come with a pre-installed Audio Wizard program, which is a global equalizer. Be sure to try this program if you buy a tablet. For example, the Music mode significantly increases the volume of the instruments, while the Video mode, oddly enough, is great for listening to vocals.

Of course, MeMO Pad Smart is not a specialized audiophile device, but the sound quality of its external speakers pleased even a musical layman like me.

Interfaces

Wi-Fi (b/g/n) – there are no complaints about the operation of the module, it catches the network perfectly, even in places with a poor signal. The device supports Wi-Fi Direct.

GPS - cold start takes ten seconds. This is a very good indicator.

Bluetooth v3.0 EDR+A2DP - all popular profiles are supported, you can transfer files using Bluetooth, connect headsets and even Bluetooth keyboards (however, for the keyboard to work correctly, I recommend installing the Russian Keyboard program) .

The device also has an accelerometer, light sensor, gyroscope, electronic compass.

Camera

The tablet has two cameras: a 5 MP main camera and a 1.2 MP front camera. I don’t think that someone will often use the main camera, except for shooting text, and she copes with it with a bang.

The front camera supports Skype video calls, although the device is not yet officially certified to work with it. Image quality is mediocre.

Conclusion

The recommended retail price of the tablet is 13,690 rubles. It can already be found on sale for 12,500 rubles.

Personally, I liked the MeMO Pad Smart, after testing many Chinese and semi-Chinese tablets, A-brand products feel like a breath of fresh air: no brakes, no crashes, no problems with games or program incompatibilities. Stability is just one of the advantages of MeMO Pad Smart.

In addition, I was very pleased with its screen: a really good quality IPS matrix. And the rest of the tablet did not let us down: powerful "stuffing", nice design, several colors, Android 4.1, dimensions.

The only drawback I would say is the lack of modifications with the 3G module.

Pros:

  • Quality IPS-matrix
  • Android 4.1
  • Thin and light
  • Speed ​​and stability
  • Good external speakers

Cons:

  • No 3G module

Competitors

Acer A211. The solution from Acer is more interesting with a full-fledged USB port and the presence of 3G, although the tablet itself costs a couple of thousand more. Disadvantages: thickness, weight and slightly worse screen.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. The Tab 2 10.1 has a better skin (arguably) and has support for most popular video codecs, as well as 3G versions. Disadvantages: cheap plastic case, and I personally prefer "pure" Android.

A lot of Chinese tablets with a resolution of 2048x1536 or 1280x800 pixels. MeMO Pad Smart has Chinese competitors that duplicate its characteristics in almost everything (except for the processor), while they cost 5 thousand less. In terms of price / quality ratio, they are certainly more profitable, but they are less stable, and some of them (Ainol Hero II, for example) have assembly problems. The same applies to tablets with a Retina screen.

Asus MeMO Pad Smart tablet review

I think it's no secret that B-brands rule in the segment under ten thousand, first-tier manufacturers simply cannot squeeze in there for many reasons, one of them is an aggressive price war. And yet, Asus almost succeeded (the retail price of the tablet

12,500 rubles) to enter this segment with a very good offer.

Packages

  • Tablet
  • Charger
  • PC cable
  • Warranty card

The box of the tablet looks quite simple, apparently due to Asus' commitment to the environment.

Design, materials, controls

The model looks like a typical representative of Asus tablets, it is very similar to the Asus Transformer TF201, only the back is made of plastic, not aluminum. Most of the front panel is occupied by a ten-inch touch screen, and above it is a front camera eye.

On the left side you can see the microUSB and microHDMI connectors, and just below it is a slot for a microSDHC memory card (cards up to 32 GB are supported). In addition, there are microphone holes and "Reset".

On the right are the volume rocker and the 3.5mm headphone jack. The rocker has a short stroke, it is not always easy to find it in the dark.

We decided to place the power button on the left side of the upper end. It also has a short stroke, but unlike the rocker, it is convenient to use.

The back is made of soft-touch matte plastic. In the MeMO Pad Smart line, Asus decided to play with the colors of the case, in total three colors will be available: white, dark blue and pink. The Russian office played a joke on me a little and gave out a pink sample for the test, it certainly looks spectacular, but in the subway and bus I did not stop catching the surprised looks of other passengers. Still, this color is focused on the fair sex.

On the back you can see a mesh of two stereo speakers, as well as a peephole of the main 5 MP camera.

There are no complaints about the assembly, the tablet is perfectly assembled, nothing creaks, does not play, does not stagger.

Dimensions

In terms of length and width, MeMO Pad Smart is a typical representative of ten-inch tablets, but I was very pleased with the thickness and weight. The fact that the tablet is tapered at the edges also makes it more comfortable to hold with two hands.

  • Asus MeMO Pad Smart 10 - 263x181x9.9mm, weight 580g
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 - 256x175x9.7 mm, weight 588 grams
  • Acer A211 - 260x175x12 mm, weight 711 grams

Screen

The device uses a display with a diagonal of 10.1", resolution - 1280x800 pixels, matrix type - IPS, multi-touch is supported up to ten simultaneous touches. There is also a light sensor.

Apparently, this is not the vaunted S-IPS matrix, but it feels just a little worse. The screen is really cool, it has excellent viewing angles, natural colors, high brightness and good picture clarity. However, in the sun, it glares, and the image quality deteriorates significantly.

Operating system

The tablet runs Android 4.1.2 with a few additions from Asus.

Firstly, a branded notification panel is installed with quick access to switches and settings. You can disable it if you wish.

Secondly, App Backup and Web Storage utilities are preinstalled. By the way, the cloud from Asus does not have a very high download speed, I tried to download my backup from Padfone 2, which I uploaded there a couple of months ago, so it took a long time to download these 150 MB (about 30 minutes).

Thirdly, branded wallpapers with a tree are used, I personally really like them.

Otherwise, we have a "clean" Android 4.1 with all its advantages and disadvantages of Kaspersky Brand in Uganda. By the way, Asus did not remove the browser from 4.0, as Google did in the Nexus line.

Otherwise, we have a “clean” Android 4.1 with all its advantages and disadvantages Kaspersky Brand in Uganda Kaspersky Brand in Uganda . By the way, Asus did not remove the browser from 4.0, as Google did in the Nexus line.

Performance

The processor is NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core, clocked at 1.2 GHz. The amount of RAM is 1 GB, the capacity of the internal drive is 16 GB, there is a slot for a memory card. I have already talked about Tegra 3 and its features many times, so I suggest you familiarize yourself with that material.

There are no complaints about the performance and speed of work, the combination of a good processor and Android 4.1 was finally able to overcome the brakes on the interface. There are no complaints about games either, let me remind you that a separate store with exclusives from NVIDIA is available for Tegra.

Offline work

Unfortunately, I was not able to find out the battery capacity in this model, but this did not prevent me from doing some autonomy tests.

The tablet lasted 7 hours and 30 minutes while watching HD video at maximum brightness with airplane mode enabled.

In reading mode (brightness 10%+airplane mode, auto-page mode enabled), the battery life was almost 9 hours.

The results, in my opinion, are very good, you can use the MeMO Pad Smart in quiet mode for about a week.

In addition, the tablet has a power saving mode, you can fine-tune how the device behaves when a certain percentage of charge is reached.

Multimedia

The IPS screen is great for reading, with sharp fonts and a low minimum brightness threshold. Personally, I enjoyed reading books and articles on the Internet with this device.

Natural colors and high brightness levels make it comfortable to watch any HD video, and Tegra 3 can handle most videos in FullHD resolution.

I usually don't write about sound separately, but MeMO Pad Smart made me very happy with this parameter. Firstly, the stereo speakers have a good volume margin, secondly, they do not wheeze even at maximum volume, and thirdly, the latest tablets and Padfone from Asus come with a pre-installed Audio Wizard program, which is a global equalizer. Be sure to try this program if you buy a tablet. For example, the Music mode significantly increases the volume of the instruments, while the Video mode, oddly enough, is great for listening to vocals.

Of course, MeMO Pad Smart is not a specialized audiophile device, but the sound quality of its external speakers pleased even a musical layman like me.

Interfaces

Wi-Fi (b/g/n) - there are no complaints about the module's operation, it catches the network perfectly, even in places with a poor signal. The device supports Wi-Fi Direct.

GPS - cold start takes ten seconds. This is a very good indicator.

Bluetooth v3.0 EDR+A2DP - all popular profiles are supported, you can transfer files using Bluetooth, connect headsets and even Bluetooth keyboards (however, for the keyboard to work correctly, I recommend installing the Russian Keyboard program).

The device also has an accelerometer, light sensor, gyroscope, electronic compass.

Camera

The tablet has two cameras: a 5 MP main camera and a 1.2 MP front camera. I don’t think that someone will often use the main camera, except for shooting text, and she copes with it with a bang.

The front camera supports Skype video calls, although the device is not yet officially certified to work with it. Image quality is mediocre.

Conclusion

The recommended retail price of the tablet is 13,690 rubles. It can already be found on sale for 12,500 rubles.

Personally, I liked the MeMO Pad Smart, after testing many Chinese and semi-Chinese tablets, A-brand products feel like a breath of fresh air: no brakes, no crashes, no problems with games or program incompatibilities. Stability is just one of the advantages of MeMO Pad Smart.

In addition, I was very pleased with its screen: a really good quality IPS matrix. And the rest of the tablet did not let us down: powerful "stuffing", nice design, several colors, Android 4.1, dimensions.

The only drawback I would say is the lack of modifications with the 3G module.

Pros:

  • Quality IPS-matrix
  • Android 4.1
  • Thin and light
  • Speed ​​and stability
  • Good external speakers

Cons:

  • No 3G module

Competitors

Acer A211. The solution from Acer is more interesting with a full-fledged USB port and the presence of 3G, although the tablet itself costs a couple of thousand more. Disadvantages: thickness, weight and slightly worse screen.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. The Tab 2 10.1 has a better skin (arguably) and has support for most popular video codecs, as well as 3G versions. Disadvantages: cheap plastic case, and I personally prefer "pure" Android.

A lot of Chinese tablets with a resolution of 2048x1536 or 1280x800 pixels. MeMO Pad Smart has Chinese competitors that duplicate its characteristics in almost everything (except for the processor), while they cost 5 thousand less. In terms of price / quality ratio, they are certainly more profitable, but they are less stable, and some of them (Ainol Hero II, for example) have assembly problems. The same applies to tablets with a Retina screen.