Asus Memo Pad 8  vs Apple iPad mini 

Expected October, 2013

Asus Memo Pad 8

  • 8"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.2
Front view of Asus Memo Pad 8
It's clear and bright enough, with plenty of space for apps and entertainment.
by c|net (Sep, 2013)
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Released November, 2012

Apple iPad mini

  • 7.8"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 6
Front view of Apple iPad mini
In practice this seems to have worked, as the battery life is pretty darn good.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2014)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Asus Memo Pad 8

Reasons to consider the
Asus Memo Pad 8

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More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Supported card formats microSD vs None Supports supported card formats
Significantly faster processor 1.6 GHz vs 1 GHz More than 60% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Supports face unlock Yes (Android 4.2) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; bypass PIN entry, easier to unlock with one hand
More RAM 1 GB vs 0.5 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Sharper screen 188 ppi vs 163 ppi More than 15% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Slightly higher resolution 1280 x 800 vs 1024 x 768 More than 30% higher resolution
Side view of Apple iPad mini

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Apple iPad mini

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Longer battery life 12.75 hour vs 9 hour More than 40% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Has a light sensor Yes vs No Somewhat common; Automatically adjust screen brightness for environmental factors
Has a gyroscope Yes vs No Somewhat common; Play games and use applications that take advantage of device rotation
More storage capacity 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Significantly faster Bluetooth 24 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v4.0) vs 3 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v3.0) 8x faster Bluetooth
Significantly thinner 7.2 mm vs 10 mm Around 30% thinner

Features Key features of the Memo Pad 8  vs iPad mini 

screen resolution

Memo Pad 8
1280 x 800
iPad mini
1024 x 768

memory

Memo Pad 8
1 GB
iPad mini
0.5 GB

camera resolution

Memo Pad 8
1.2 MP
iPad mini
1.2 MP

CPU Cores

Memo Pad 8
Quad core
iPad mini
Dual core

CPU Frequency

Memo Pad 8
1.6 GHz
iPad mini
1 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Memo Pad 8  vs
iPad mini 
Size 8" 7.8"
Technology IPS LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 1024 x 768
PPI 188 ppi 163 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11n
802.11g
802.11a
802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G No Yes

processor

Cores Quad core Dual core
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 1 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a compass Yes Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes Yes
Has a gyroscope No Yes
Has a light sensor No Yes

storage

Memo Pad 8  vs
iPad mini 
Internal storage 16 GB 32 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 0.5 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 1.2 MP 1.2 MP
Rear camera 5 MP 5 MP

ports

USB support 1 Micro USB None
Hdmi support None None
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack No No
Has a built-in microphone Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 350 g 308 g
Size 127.4 x 212.4 x 10 mm 134.7 x 200 x 7.2 mm
Thickness 10 mm 7.2 mm
Battery life 9 hour 12.75 hour
Asus Memo Pad 8
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