ASUS MeMO Pad 7 Tablet Review – ME176C


ASUS MeMO Pad 7 ME176C Tablet Camera and CPU Performance

The rear facing camera is rated at 5MP, but comes set at 4MP and takes 2560×1440 images with a 16:9 ratio. You need to manually go into settings and adjust the camera resolution up to 2560×1920 (4:3) to get 5MP images. This was a bit odd, but what format pictures do you want to take? 4:3 is widely considered the old school proper picture size, but 16:9 is widescreen and the best for monitors and mobile devices. The front facing 2MP camera can do 720p HD recording and the rear facing 5MP camera can record 1080P Full HD video. The different shot modes are fairly robust as you can smart remove people from images, shoot in all smile mode to make sure everyone looks their best, depth of field, animated GIFs, time rewind that automatically records images two seconds before and one second after pressing the shutter button on the PixelMaster camera. This sounds good, but how do the images look?

We took the ASUS MeMO Pad 7 out with us when we went and ran an errand in town and shot some pictures in the flower section of the store and found that the 5MP rear facing camera didn’t do too bad as you can tell from the image gallery above.

Intel Atom Processor Performance Testing:

Verizon Ellipsis 7 Google Nexus 7 ASUS MeMO Pad 7
Android Version 4.2.2 4.4.4 4.4.2
Antutu 4.5.1 13291 21137 29993
Quadrant 2.1.1 4822 5551 17623
SunSpider 1.0.2 1446.3ms 1115.9ms 656.8ms
BrowserMark 2.1 1055 1495
3DMark IceStorm Unlimited 10804 13484
3DMark IceStorm Extreme 7667 6212
Vellamo Metal 955 1151
Vellamo Multicore 1409 1424
CF-Bench 12921 15009 29921
GFXBench 3.0 T-Rex Onscreen 265 (4.7FPS) 915 (16.3FPS) 1537 (27.5FPS)
GFXBench 3.0 T-Rex Offscreen 153 (2.7FPS) 914 (16.3FPS) 952 (17.0FPS)
BaseMark X 963 13070 13351
Higher Scores are better in all but SunSpider, Lower is better there

The ASUS Google Nexus 7 Gen 2 uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064 quad-core processor (384MHz to 1512MHz) with an Adreno 320 renderer (128MHz to 400MHz) and it got beat by the ASUS MeMO Pad 7 in pretty much every benchmark with the exception of 3DMark IceStorm Extreme. The ASUS MeMO Pad 7 ME176C with the Intel Atom Z3745 and Intel HD Graphics was able to do extremely well in benchmarks as you can see from the table above. Intel has a very strong x86 Android tablet SoC with Bay Trail!