ASUS Memo Pad, the P6,995 7-inch Android Jelly Bean tablet

Looking for a budget WiFi-only tablet but don’t want to take risks with those China-made tablets with little to no local support? Why not settle for the 7-inch ASUS Memo Pad which has silently made its way to local our local stores for just Php6,995?

Asus Memo Pad

The ASUS Memo Pad is the less-impressive version of the Google Nexus 7 but with a more budget-friendly price. It sports a single-core 1GHz VIA processor to go with 1GB of RAM to run an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS.

Internal storage is limited at 8GB but there’s room for more via a microSD slot plus a lifetime 5GB space from ASUS Webstorage. Like the Nexus 7, the Memo Pad doesn’t have a rear camera. It’s front camera is limited to 1-megapixel which is still good for HD video calling.

asus memo pad pink

It’s really a tablet designed for casual use so temper your expectations if you’re planning to use this to watch your Full HD movies or play those high-end Android games. It should appeal to students out there with its youthful colors: Sugar White, Titanium Gray, and Cherry Pink.

The ASUS Memo Pad is already available in stores (like Villman) for Php6,995.

ASUS Memo Pad ME172v Specs:
7″ LED Backlight WSVGA (1024×600) screen, 170 ppi
VIA WM8950 1GHz single-core processor
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, microSD up to 32GB
5GB lifetime ASUS Webstorage space
WLAN 802.11 b/g/n @ 2.4GHz
1 megapixel front camera
720p video recording
Hi-Definition Audio CODEC
Bluetooth
4270 mAh Li-Po battery
Colors: Sugar White / Titanium Gray / Cherry Pink
196.2 x 119.2 x 11.2 mm
358 g
SRP: Php6,995
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  • Anti_kimchi

    Thanks for the info!
    OTG supported?
    3G USB stick ok?

    A sales girl tried to convince me that Jelly Bean was not much better than ICS. Really? I guess I should have waited for her to swallow the food she was eating. Culture. What a stupid thing.

    • Rosenburg

      Mukhang di siya supported kasi memo pad lang siya. Buy na lang ako ng pipo me hdmi connector at 3g dongle pwede nasa 5k lng.

      • Griswold

        ang catch pahirapan ang support and good luck sa software updates kung meron.

    • Griswold

      i dont think this supports real OTG or 3g dongle, pwede pa yung same as the nexus 7 through media importer.

  • Eyemesem

    Asus is also releasing a 10.1″ tablet (with a Tegra 3 chipset and a 2MP rear cam). hindi ko lang alam kung kelan or kung marerelease ba talaga dito sa Pinas. but the price is speculated to be somewhere around 13K to 15K when converted to peso

  • tonski

    sayang naman ang specs nito.. hindi p nila nilagyan ng rear camera.. ok na sana for the price and specs. adding a few bucks for the rear camera will be beneficial for the users.
    mahirap magpicture o magvideo ng hindi mo nkikita ung screen.
    ok lang ito pang video calling pero alam mo naman ang pinoy mhilig kumuha ng pictures o video ng mga bagay bagay sa paligid. sayang talaga ito.

    • Rosenburg

      Anu kaya itsura mo pag kumukuha ka ng pictures gamit ang tablet?

      • I’m wondering also @Rosenburg I feel you hahaha

      • Griswold

        mukhang ewan talaga mga taong ginagamit mga tablet nila to take photos. buti asus is doing something to curb those.

        • Red

          Exactly…. super agree ako s inyo…

          • putchakayo

            mga bwakanang ina nyo puro angas laman ng bunganga nyo di pa kayo mglason

          • remix

            haha natawa ko dun kuntento na ko sa asus memopad ko di nga magnda tgnan na gawin cam yng tablet. cno pa po nka asus memopad dto?

    • angrybird

      People who take pictures using their tablets look retarded. Just some try-hards feeling so cool.

  • MRPUNTS

    useful po ang back camera for taking pictures of receipts for records. – or anything important that you want to take a picture of.

  • ferdinand marte

    Tablet vs DSLR = KO ang tablet in 2 seconds!!!!!!

    • Edsar

      Ang layo naman ng comparison mo

  • Psanchez

    This tablet is geared toward the masses. Mukhang gusto din ng Asus ng piece of the pie pag dating sa tablets na pangmasa.

  • chesca

    I bought mine at electroworld for 7995. I shouldve seen this post earlier πŸ™

    • alvin

      @chesca kumusta naman ang memo pad mo? im also planning to buy one tomorrow..sayang naman lugi ka 1k..walang kasamang freebies?

    • remix

      san mall mu nabili? kakabili ko lng kci kahapon ng memopad sa octagon ko nabili. natry mu ba mglaro ng mraming games? ma lag rin ba ung ibang games?

  • remix

    kakabili ko lng kahapon, nagupdate yung memopad sa new version, tpos nung susubukan ko na maglaro bkt kya yung subway surf na game mejo ma lag, pero yung temple run 2 wla nmn problema, question lng po may problem yata yng jellybean sa ibang games? kasi yung icecream ko na cp wla naman problem dun sa subway surf na laro? hope may sumagot, thank u..

    • di lahat ng games nauupdate kaagad sa new vesion of Android.

      • remix

        thanks. kaya pala ganun nanibago kci ako kci dun sa icecream di ma lag yng ibang games.. di pala pwd malipat sa sd ko yung mga games at application. alam nyo po ba kung panu malilipat or pag naka root lng pwd malipat sa sd card?

    • Ruggy

      yung processor po 1ghz single core lang po yan baka yung cellphone mo dual core na.. ito ang reason ng lag mga iba naman yung RAM maraming nakabukas na application…

  • remix

    tyaka isa pang question totoo ba yng nkalagay sa manual na pag frist time i charge dpat 8hours? di ba masisira yung memopad ko nun? sna may magreply thanks.

    • nope… charge mo sya as you normally would. maayos na mga batteries ngayon.

    • remix

      panu po di ko na ichacharge ng 8 hours sa first use yung memopad?

      • Ruggy

        icharge mo ulit once na nadrain na… para mafully maximize yung battery kc galing yan sa factory at mafeel mo di sya madaling madrain yung juice…

  • Ruggy

    Maganda ang specs yun drawback lang nya ay dun sa processor bumawi ang asus.. Yung 1 Ghz processor ginawa sanang dual core like samsung tab 2 at dagdag ng P1,000 pesos oki na sana panlaban sa samsung galaxy tab 2… yung camera pwedng wala basta 1GB RAM, 4000+ mAH ang battery, yung GPU oki na rin Mali 400… at solid talagang hawakan parang nexus 7 din… ito pa ang pinagpipilian:

    1. Samsung galaxy tab 2 P3110 – P9,990 (very safe pick)
    2. Acer Aconia B1 -P 6,990 (oki yun nga lang 512mb ang RAM)
    3. Pipo U1 Pro – P6,200 (oki pero china brand with 2MP camera sa rear)
    4. Starmobile Engage HD 7 – P7,990 (specs are great pero minsan di daw tumatama ang touch mo sa screen as downside nya)
    5. Nexus 7 (32GB) – P13,995 (superb pick but without rear camera)
    6. Skyworth S71 – P5,700 (di ko pa naresearch masyado ito)

  • Madao

    Asus memopad or Samsung galaxy tab 2 P3110?

  • richard

    sir,.. ask ko lng po, nakabili po kc ako ng memo pad 7 kahapon lng po and chinarge ko po xa i think 10 hrs bago nagfull charge.. is that normal po ba? nag aalala ako bka every charge ko eh abutin ng ilang hours bago magfull.. ilang hours po ba ang normal charging ng memo pad 7? til’ now nd pa ko nagchchrge. i hope for the next chrging ko eh abutin lng ng 3 hrs. pls help me po… pls.

    • remix

      bkt ang tagal ma full charge nung sau?, initial charge kci nkalagay sa manual 8 hours, yung saken mga 3 hours full na, san mu nabili yung sau?, tyaka update mu lang lagi dami nadadagdag eh at para gumanda performance.

  • Ceejhay

    Ask ko lang kung ok to sa mga games? wala kasi akong masyadong alam sa tablet specs eh. pangbday gift ko sana sa anak ko, may nagustuhan naman ako kaso masyadong mahal eh. any suggestions kung anong magandang tablet & affordable? thanks in advance ^_^

  • Ardie Destor

    Im planning to buy this one, but as of the moment i’m still thinking if the Starmobile Engage 7 HD or Asus Memo Pad.. Need help if what would be the best choice.

    • you’ll get better support from asus should you need it i think

      • Ardie Destor

        Thank you, now I’m comvinced.. so I go for Asus.

  • Mary

    Okay po ba itong pang substitute tablet? Meron po kasi akong Nexus 7 pero parang madaling ma drain ang battery so i need a back up tablet in case madead batt ang nexus for studying especially dito sa mindanao where there are rotating brownouts.

  • fred

    HP slate 7 is better than the ASUS MEMO PAD 7.. .the price of hp slate 7 is 169 us dollar .. it has 3.15MP REar camera , 1.3MP Front facing camera and it has a DUAL CORE .. i’m waiting for it..it will be release soon in May 1 0r june 2013 ….

  • fred

    ASUS MEMO PAD 7 is good enough with this low price… so go for it..!!

  • Rino

    I bought mine last April 3 sa “Accent Micro”- SM Megamall. Ok naman siya gamitin. Di nakakahiyang ilabas, kasi presentable at medyo unique yung design niya. SPEC wise, for the price, im pretty contented though my lag times-especially in heavy games, talaga dahil “single processor”-(downside) lang siya. What I liked about it was the High Definition Screen, compare sa Acer Iconia B1 medyo malabo at parang china-brand yung display. Actually, medyo nahirapan ako nung una magdecide between the two. Pero ang naging personal basis ko, is yung build ng hardware. Yep, dual core ang Acer which is a good thing for running games and other apps, pero enough na rin naman yung 1GB RAM ng ASUS to support compared to 512Mb ng Acer at bukod sa parang laruan yung design-(downside), parang di siya tatagal ng taon because it was made of plastic. Parang madaganan lang yung likod, yupi agad. Unlike nung asus, medyo fit at matibay yung design sa likod tiyaka hindi madulas gamitin lalo na kung matagalan.

    Share ko lang, another good thing about this tablet. Ay yung mga “ASUS APPS” na naka-install sa loob. – “Asus Library Lite”, “Asus Studio”, “Asus Story” and more. Bukod sa Fun siya gamitin at accesible, Asus lang ang meron nyan :).

    Sa mga nagbabalak bumili, just dont expect too much dahil na rin sa price.

    Again. “This is not a gaming tablet.” By the way, if you want a gaming tablet, na mas malaki dito at ok rin ang specs. I highly recommend “Skyworth S8” also known as “Skypad S8”. Yan ang gamit ng mom ko ngayon.If im not mistaken, around Php 7,800.00 siya ngayon. Ok siya gamitin dual core processor. May front at back cam. Another thing,smooth siya kahit magbabad ka sa games. And maganda resolution niya πŸ™‚

    So far 8/10 Rate for this tablet πŸ™‚

  • Jhops

    Worth the buy to. Nabagsak ko to sa floor pero ayos na ayos pa din

  • Jhops

    Supports OTG cable. Wala nga lang bluetooth. Smooth ang gameplay like eternity warriors o games ng glu mobile. Pwde na din sya mgng secondary pc mo using kingsoft office. Sna may official leather case lng para dito

  • Juan

    May SIM po ba ito? (sorry po, natatamad akong magback read πŸ™‚ )

    • Rino

      Nope. Di po 3G to so walang SIM . Although useful naman siya in terms of Social Media like facebook,tweeter etc. So kung may Wifi ka naman, ok na rin πŸ™‚

  • Olegna

    Thanks for all your thread. I am convinced already to choose Asus memo Pad 7 instead of Acer iconia tab b1 or other tab with the same price range.

  • nino

    pwede po ba ang bluetooth dongle sa otg port?

  • meron po na imitation nito…parang made in china bumili kc me nklagay s box made in china