Asus MeMO Pad 10 Review

The Asus MeMO Pad 10 is one of those tablets poised to be seen in the affordable price point. It packs a decent set of internals – from the 10-inch HD display to the software and the Rockchip CPU; does it have what it takes to be a must buy? Read on our review to find out.

Asus MeMO Pad 10

Design and Construction

At first touch, the MeMO Pad feels very solid, light and well-constructed. It is made out of matte rubbery plastic material on the back and we really like it as it doesn’t feel cheap. However, the impression it left with us is quite uninspiring as it’s a design that doesn’t stand out compared with Asus’ other products with metallic finishes and circular patterns.

Asus MeMO Pad 10

The usual elements are found on both the front and the back – the logos and the cameras. On the left side, you’ll find the micro USB port and the volume rocker near the power button while on the right side are the ports for the audio jack and the micro SD card slot.

Asus MeMO Pad 10

One extra thing to note: it comes with a stand

Because it is made out of non-glossy material, it managed to hold itself against dirt. It feels far from premium but it does its job very well for something in the price point.


The 10.1 inch display on the MeMO Pad 10 actually does well with a resolution of 1280 x 800. It’s decently sharp, it’s responsive and the colors are on the average side (deeper blacks would be appreciated). Viewing angles were wide too.

Asus MeMO Pad 10

Overall, the screen passes our standards, but it’s far from great. In an era where affordable 7-inch tablets with 1080p displays are possible, a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 display can be quite underwhelming.

OS, Apps and UI

The Asus MeMO Pad 10 runs Android 4.2.2 Jellybean with the company’s software on top of it. I’ve used the software on the Asus Transformer Prime before and I have to say that the updates to the skinning are really incremental. The icons now look cleaner and more uniform, the notification system is cleaner, the camera UI is swift and many more. Quick shortcuts can also be found on the bottom left side along with the onscreen buttons which are nice to have.

Asus MeMO Pad 10

As usual, you’ll find Asus’ other adjustments and additions – Audio Wizard, Cloud, SuperNote, App Locker and more. I can’t guarantee that you will use all, but you’ll find your way using most.

Multimedia & Camera

The speakers on the Asus MeMO Pad 10 are quite weak for a tablet since we’re bound to expect loud and rich sounds. It has been okay for the most part, but it’s not far compared to phones such as my Nexus 5. The good thing is, you can play around with Asus’ custom settings to find out which mode suits your experience most.

Asus MeMO Pad 10

As for the camera, I want to cut it short. At 2 megapixels and as one mounted on a tablet, it’s there and it shoots photos and video. Is it good? Well, the new camera interface is good. The cameras are only there just in case.

Performance & Benchmarks

One of the things we don’t see very often here is the 1.6GHz quad-core Rockchip 3188 CPU paired with 1GB RAM and a Mali 400 GPU. In our testing, there was an obvious amount of lag especially when breezing through the intensive parts of Asus’ skin such as the floating apps.

Asus MeMO Pad 10

  • Antutu: 19,146
  • Quadrant: 5,087
  • 3DMark Ice Storm: 4,124

Based on the benchmark scores, I guess the stutters should be blamed equally on the CPU, the RAM and the GPU. Mali 400 is quite aged and based on our use, Rockchip doesn’t make much of a difference. It’s good though, but it’s not buttery smooth.

Battery Life

I’ve had a very short experience with the longevity of the Asus MeMO Pad 10 as I didn’t take much notice on the battery when I had it in hand. The only time I focused was when I was about to do the battery test and the results had my head scratching.

Asus MeMO Pad 10

On our battery test of looping video on 50% brightness and 50% audio volume, we managed to drain around 35% in five hours. Scaled, that would equate to more than 10 hours of video watching from a full charge which is quite impressive.


For something priced at Php13,995, it’s really a good tablet especially if you compare it to other 10-inchers. Nothing spectacular, but it offers a decent mix of each and every element. However, look over smaller tablets and there might be more competition to consider. Asus has a very good portfolio of smaller tablets if you check them out and we’re guessing most of those can work just as well or even better. But then, if you need the extra inches in size, this will give you a good ride.

Asus MemoPad 10 (ME102A) specs:
10.1-inch IPS LCD display @ 1280×800 pixels
1.6GHz RockChip 3188 ARM Cortex A9 quad-core processor
Mali 400 MP4 Graphics
8GB/16GB internal storage
up to 64GB microSD card
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0
micro USB 2.0
2MP rear camera
1.2MP front-facing camera
Li-Ion 5,070mAh battery
Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
256 x 174.6 x 10.5mm (dimensions)
522 grams (weight)

What we liked about it:

  • Solid build and construction
  • Good battery life
  • Polished software

What we didn’t like about it:

  • Occasional stutters
  • Display can be better

42 Comments on this Post

  1. Adore these kinds of steam showers

  2. It’s in reality a great and useful piece of information. I’m glad that you shared this useful
    info with us. Please keep us informed like this.
    Thank you for sharing.

  3. I Actually just recently set up a steam shower unit, the best item
    I have invested in for some time, children and family like it so much,
    unable to see me going back to traditional showers again

  4. Good post. I definitely love this site. Thanks!

  5. A large amount of wonderful information on this web site, need
    a steam shower unit in my bathroom

  6. Spot on with this write-up, I really believe this site needs much more attention. I’ll
    probably be returning to read more, thanks for the information!

  7. I’m reall enjoying the deszign and layout oof
    your site. It’s a ver easy on the eyes which makes it much more enjoyable for me to come
    here and visit more often. Did you hire oout a designer to create
    your theme? Excellent work!

    Takee a look at my blog – ??????????? MP3

  8. Interesting blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere?
    A theme like yours with a few simple adjustements would really make my
    blog shine. Please let me know where you got your design. Kudos

  9. Hi there I am so delighted I found your web site, I really
    found you by error, while I was searching on Yahoo for something else, Anyhow I am here now and would just like to say thanks for a tremendous post and a all round thrilling
    blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t
    have time to read through it all at the moment but I have book-marked it and also added your RSS feeds, so when I have
    time I will be back to read more, Please do keep up the superb job.

    my homepage ????? ???? ?? (

  10. That is similar to my own shower we decided to buy
    just recently, extremely pleased with it for someone upon the fence about getting one, do it,
    you will not regret it

  11. I believe everything posted made a lot of sense. However, consider this, suppose you added a
    little content? I mean, I don’t want to tell you how to run your blog, but suppose you added a title
    to maybe grab folk’s attention? I mean Asus MeMO
    Pad 10 Review – YugaTech | Philippines, Tech News & Reviews is kinda
    plain. You ought to glance at Yahoo’s home page and watch
    how they create article headlines to grab viewers to open the links.

    You might try adding a video or a related pic or two to get
    people interested about everything’ve written. In my opinion, it would make your
    posts a little livelier.

  12. I really like your blog.. very nice cilors & theme. Diid you create this website yourself or did you hiree someone to
    do it for you? Plz respond as I’m looking to design my own blog and would like to find out where
    u got this from. many thanks

  13. Thanks for the auspicious writeup. It in truth used to be
    a entertainment account it. Glance complicated to more delivered agreeable from you!
    However, how can we be in contact?

  14. Awesome blog you have here but I was curious if you knew of any discussion boards
    that cover the same topics talked about here? I’d really love
    to be a part of online community where I can get feedback from other knowledgeable people that share the same interest.
    If you have any recommendations, please let me know.
    Thank you!

  15. Hi there colleagues, good piece of writing and
    pleasant arguments commented at this place, I am really enjoying by these.

  16. The latter is inherently more profitable,
    although setting up a gaming website can be a somewhat arduous endeavour.
    There are many games that can be highly addictive, such as fighting games or sports
    games. In the classic Barbie to Bratz or icons, these
    online dress-up games use a wide array of characters, dresses, shoes and
    accessories for you to mix and match.


Leave a Reply