Asus MeMO 171

Asus MeMO 171
Brand: Asus
Category: Android Tablet
  • Display: 7.0 inches, 800 x 1280 pixels, IPS LCD, Capacitive multi-touchscreen
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260
  • RAM: 1GB
  • OS: Android 3.2 (upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Battery: 4400 mAh
  • Released Date: 01-09-2012



Device Type Android Tablet
Model Asus MeMO 171
Released September, 2012
Status Available


Dimensions 199 x 117 x 12 mm
Weight 389 g
Protection Gorilla Glass
Colors Black


Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) IPS LCD
Size 7.0 inches
Resolution 800 x 1280 pixels
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. ~216 ppi
Features Capacitive multi-touchscreen.


Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Android 3.2 (upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich)
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. No


Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260
CPU Dual-core 1.2 GHz Scorpion
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Adreno 220
RAM RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 1GB
Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 16GB, 32GB
Memory Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. No
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
3.5mm jack Yes
Loudspeaker Yes
Audio Technology MP3/WAV/WMA/AAC player, MP4/H.264 player


Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 4400 mAh
Battery Life 10-hour
Charging USB Homecharger


Rear Camera Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. 5 MP
Front Camera 1.2 MP
Video 1080p@30fps
Camera Features Autofocus, Video calling, Geotagging
Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) No


Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 2.1
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
USB 2.0
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. Yes (Built-in)
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. No


User Reviews 1 User Reviews I think the Asus MeMO 171 has a nice, light build quality and design. The back is made of soft rubbery plastic with a silvery accent on the sides. The edges are also silver. The 7-inch display looks quite sharp, likely 1280 by 800 pixels. The version I tried is running Android Honeycomb. Asus has made some tweaks to the interface and integration.
- Mike - UltrabookReview
User Reviews 2 Asus Memo Pad has a decent enough design, but it's not flashy or stylish. The materials and construction feel a bit hollow and cheap. The 7-inch 1024 x 600 screen is low resolution with only 170 pixels per inch. Text and images look blurry and grainy, especially from a foot or two away. The colors are also extremely bland and viewing angles very poor, making outdoor use nearly impossible.
- PhoneArena
User Reviews 3 I thought the stylus that pops out from the bottom was a nice feature. The screenshot editing tool allows me to draw or make notes easily. The software seems similar to other recent Asus tablets, with typical apps and camera functionality. The tablet has a Qualcomm processor, 16GB storage, and microSD card slot, so hardware seems capable. I showed the physical buttons and ports, which allow HDMI and USB connections.
- SlashGear
Tabletmonkeys Reviews Tabletmonkeys Reviews Pros:
- Useful stylus, screenshots editing software features
- Light build quality, nice design Allows making calls when connected to a Bluetooth device

- Materials feel cheap, construction is hollow
- Low resolution 1024x600 screen looks blurry
- Extremely poor color, viewing angles, outdoor visibility

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our dedicated team and users.

  • Performance 7 / 10
  • Display 8 / 10
  • Battery 7 / 10
  • Design 8 / 10

The Asus MeMO 171, unveiled in September 2012, brought a blend of innovation and functionality to the tablet market. While it has been discontinued, its unique features still make it noteworthy.

Design and Build Quality

The tablet boasts a light build with a soft rubbery plastic back and silver accents on the sides, giving it a sleek appearance. The 7-inch display, likely with a resolution of 1280 by 800 pixels, provides a sharp visual experience.

Operating System and Interface

Running on Android 4.0.1 (Ice Cream Sandwich), the MeMO 171 offers a familiar yet tweaked interface. Asus has integrated phone functionality, allowing users to make calls when connected to a Bluetooth device seamlessly.

Innovative Calling Feature

A standout feature is its ability to make phone calls through a connected Bluetooth device. This innovative approach enhances the tablet's versatility, providing users with a seamless communication experience.

Stylus and Software Features

The inclusion of a stylus adds another layer of functionality. The screenshot editing tool allows users to draw and make notes easily, providing a practical tool for creative tasks.

Performance and Hardware

Equipped with a Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon S3 chipset and a dual-core 1.2 GHz Scorpion CPU, the MeMO 171 offers decent performance.

The 1GB RAM and 16GB internal storage, expandable via a microSD card slot, contribute to its capabilities.

Display Quality

While the display size is a modest 7.0 inches, the IPS LCD technology ensures vibrant visuals. The capacitive multi-touchscreen with 10-point support enhances the user experience.

Camera Capabilities

The tablet features a 5MP rear camera with autofocus and a 1.2MP front camera. Video capabilities include recording at 1080p@30fps. Camera features such as geotagging and video calling add versatility to the device.

Connectivity and Ports

Connectivity options include Bluetooth 2.1, A2DP, EDR, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with hotspot support, and a microUSB 2.0 port. The inclusion of an HDMI port further expands its connectivity options.

Battery Life

Powered by a removable Li-Po 4400 mAh battery, the MeMO 171 offers standby time of up to 300 hours and talk time of up to 9 hours. The exact charging details are not specified.

The Asus MeMO 171, despite being discontinued, remains a noteworthy tablet due to its innovative features like phone functionality and stylus support.

While the market has evolved since its release, the MeMO 171's unique characteristics make it a device worth considering for users seeking a blend of innovation and functionality in a tablet.

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