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  • Lenovo IdeaTab A1000
  • Lenovo IdeaTab A1000
  • Lenovo IdeaTab A1000
  • Lenovo IdeaTab A1000

Informr score
The Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 currently has an Informr score of 5.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 8 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 looks like a good entry level tablet for people who do not want to spend a lot of money but want something that is portable and has the same basic functionalities as other tablets. The A1000 is the more affordable sibling of the IdeaTab A3000 though both boast a 7-inch screen and utilize the Android operating system.

It offers a dual core 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 processor and 1GB of RAM. This affords the tablet excellent processing speed, which means fewer lag issues on applications and games. The tablet also offers 16GB of built-in storage with a microSD slot that allows users to expand their memory up to 32GB. For users that wish to watch videos or surf the web for an extended period of time, the A1000’s battery life offers 6 hours of continuous video playback and 8 hours of WiFi surfing time. Idle, the batteries will last around 14 days. Aside from this, the IdeaTab offers similar amenities to more expensive tablets such as multi-touch, GPS and Bluetooth connectivity.

Unfortunately, the low cost of the tablet does reduce the quality of some of the features. While there is a forward facing camera, it is of relatively low quality at 0.3MP. The screen resolution is 1024 x 600 with a relatively low DPI if 171PPI. In addition, the screen itself is not IPS, so there are will be issues with viewing angles. In terms of weight and thickness, the IdeaTab A1000 is mid-range in comparison to its specs weighing in at 340 grams.

The Good: Dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM, affordable price, expandable SD memory.

The Bad: Poor screen resolution and no IPS leading to bad viewing angles, poor quality front-facing camera.

Operating system
1.2 GHz
Screen Size

What the Critics Are Saying...


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- Campbell Bird, 148Apps
Pocket Gamer

While Paper Dungeons is perhaps a little too rough and ready, its DIY philosophy - seen in its visuals and in its dungeon creation and sharing tools - will be difficult to resist for old school dice rollers.

- Nadia Oxford, Pocket Gamer

The Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 is affordable and has an above average set of speakers, but it makes too many sacrifices with features and performance. The display is fairly dismal and the performance is as pedestrian as it gets.

- Eugene Kim, ITProPortal

There's nothing horribly bad about the IdeaTab A1000, but then, there's nothing particularly great about it either.

- Adama D. Brown, TabletPCReview
Android Guys

In our mind this tablet works better for older users who want to go ultra-portable and keep a tablet in the living room instead of a laptop.

- Scott Webster, Android Guys

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Screen Size

The Lenovo IdeaTab A1000's screen size is 7 inches with x pixels resolution.

1.2 GHz

There is a ARM Cortex-A9 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).


The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

There is a front-facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.
16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 3500 mAh battery. Lenovo's performance ratings are 14 days standby time, 8 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

IdeaTab A1000 Specs

Release date June 5, 2013
Regions available USA
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor ARM Cortex-A9 1.2 GHz
Internal Storage 16 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 3500 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 4 hours
Video Playback Time Up to: 6 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 8 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Up to: 14 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 19.9 x 12.1 x 1.1 cm (7.8 x 4.8 x 0.4 in)
Weight 349 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density 170 pixels
Size 7 inches
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Unknown
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
Main Camera
Dual lens
Additional Main Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
VGA (640 x 480)
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Lenovo A1000

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