The 8 inch tablets are a rare breed, but it seems they are becoming more and more popular. Well, Asus has just sent us the Memo Pad 8 to review. This is their first and only 8 inch tablet, so I assume they saw a real opportunity in this area.

There are 3 possible colors, but we’ve got the white flavor. As Asus always puts its mark on their products, MeMO Pad 8 doesn’t make an exception. There are some improvements to enhance the user’s experience.

ASUS MeMO Pad 8 set



ASUS Memo Pad 8


8" LED Backlight WXGA (1280x800) IPS


10 finger multi-touch support


Quad-Core, 1.6 GHz




16GB internal


16GB One Year ASUS Webstorage Space


Expandable with 64GB microSD

Operating System

Android 4.2.2

Wireless Data Network

WLAN802.11 b/g/n

Bluetooth V3.0+EDR

Miracast support (does not support HDCP)


1.2 MP Front Camera ( 720p Video Recording )

5 MP Rear Camera with Auto focus( 1080p Video Recording )


Stereo Speakers with SonicMaster technology


2-in-1 Audio Jack (Head Phone / Mic-in)

1 x Micro USB (USB OTG support)

1 x MicroSD(SDXC),supports up to 64GB of additional storage


9 hours ; 15Wh Li-polymer Battery






212.8 x 127.4 x 9.95 mm (WxDxH)


350 g



Aspect and build

The box is rather small and it opens exactly like you don’t expect it to. An image of the product is present on the cover highlighting the possible colors of the tablet: white, pink and grey.

ASUS MeMO Pad 8 box

The back is black and offers only the serial number of the product, and the model name.

ASUS MeMO Pad 8 box back

As accessories we’ve got the USB cable, the power plug and a little stand to help use the tablet in a comfortable position.

ASUS MeMO Pad 8 accessories

The tablet is all white and has an adherent aluminum edge, and rounded corners. It measures 127mm across, so it can be held with one hand.


The 8-inch display is surrounded by an 8mm bezel on the sides and 18mm on top and bottom. Above the screen is the 1.2MP camera, capable of HD 720p video recording. The Asus logo below the display completes the front aesthetics.

The tablet's back is dull with splashes of glitter, and feels quite adherent too. It holds the main 5MP camera and the large speakers, with the lens being at the top and the stereo grill on the bottom.

ASUS MeMO Pad 8 back

The camera can shoot in Full HD 1080p with Auto Focus, while the speakers benefit from the SonicMaster technology.

The power button and volume rocker are not exactly on the right edge, but a little on the back cover. I personally dislike this position, but probably others do not agree with me.

ASUS MeMO Pad 8 right

On the left side we can find the microSD slot, alone.

ASUS MeMO Pad 8 left

The top edge has the microUSB connector, and the 3.5mm audio jack, while the bottom side is clean.

ASUS MeMO Pad 8 top

ASUS MeMO Pad 8 bottom

The tablet’s dimensions are 212.8 x 127.4 x 9.95 mm, and 350g for the weight.



Configuration and software

The configuration sports a quad-core Rockchip RK3188 Cortex A9 CPU, a Mali-400 MP graphics accelerator, and 1GB of memory.

The storage has 16GB internal capacity, expandable with a 64GB microSD card. ASUS bundled 16GB of Webstorage space in the cloud for the tablet users.

Communications are covered by Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth V3.0+EDR and Miracast support. The microUSB port can handle 3G modems. Too bad there is no 3G version of the tablet.

Asus MeMO Pad 8 is driven by Android 4.2.2 with a modified UI.

ASUS MeMO Pad 8 about

Asus MeMO Pad 8 also has a Reading Mode profile that enhances the text on the screen.

ASUS Gallery gives you a full canvas of photo editing, sorting, and sharing tools to let you create professional-quality images and albums to share with friends and family.

SuperNote is a notes taking app, included with MeMO Pad 8. It can create traditional notes, but also can insert photos, videos or voice messages to enhance the multimedia content.




To test the tablet's performance I have used several benchmarks, divided by sections: overall, CPU, GPU and memory.

- overall: AntuTu, Quadrant, Performance Test Mobile

- CPU: CF Bench

- GPU: 3DMark, Basemark X

- Internet: Velamo

- autonomy: Battery Benchmark



Display and multimedia

The 8 inch IPS display is capable of a resolution of 1280x800, and 178-degree wide-angle. Asus improved the image quality by using the ASUS Splendid technology that enhances colors, brightness, contrast and sharpness. MeMO Pad 8 also features a 10-point multi-touch display.

ASUS MeMO Pad 8 multi-touch

The colorimeter test revealed a luminance value of 359cd/m2, at 100% brightness. This is pretty good. I’d say the image is indeed sharp and clear with nothing to whine about. Asus did a very good job here.

The MeMO Pad 8 uses a combination of ASUS SonicMaster technology, ASUS Audio Wizard, and stereo speakers.  ASUS SonicMaster employs sophisticated audio processing from Waves, an advanced audio editing software. Audio Wizard offers 5 customized profiles - Music, Movies, Games, Speech and Recording – so you can tune your sound for each moment.

Miracast can stream wirelessly any multimedia content from the tablet to an external display.

Even with the volume at max, the sound is clear and pleasent. No distortion came out from the speakers.




AntuTu Benchmark

Asus Memo Pad 8 review AnTuTu



Asus Memo Pad 8 review Quadrant


Performance Test Mobile

Asus Memo Pad 8 review Passmark


CF Bench

Asus Memo Pad 8 review CF Bench



Asus Memo Pad 8 review 3DMark



Asus Memo Pad 8 review Basemark



Asus Memo Pad 8 review Velamo




The 5MP camera with improved Digital Image and Signal Processing should work in all light conditions. The camera can shoot panoramas, and also has a Turbo option that activates shooting in burst mode.

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The images are good, being an excellent trump for MeMO Pad 8.




Asus claims 9-hours autonomy for the MeMO Pad 8, for a continuous 720p movie, under power saving mode, Brightness: 100nits, default volume with headphones. I have tested our 3 scenarios: usual, videos, gaming with brightness and volume to 100%.

Asus Memo Pad 8 review Battery

The results revealed autonomy of 8.52 hours in usual case, pretty close to Asus’ claiming, but in harder conditions.




Asus MeMO Pad 8 has a value of $229 / €249 which is decent for its performance and features. The Vonino Q8 has 3G integrated and costs only €172, but also it has a more than 20% performance penalty.



Asus entered the 8-inch tablet sector with MeMO Pad 8, a very interesting device. It has a very good performance for a decent price.

If the manufacturer would build a 3G / 4G version, I consider it the perfect mobile solution in its area. 




- nice aspect and build

- excellent performance

- decent value

- fast interface

- 10 multi-touch IPS display


- price



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