Acer Iconia A1

6.3/10 AVG.
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6.3/10
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The Acer Iconia A1 currently has an Informr score of 6.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 3 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.2 GHz
Screen Size
7.9"
Camera
5+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


NYTimes

There is no logical reason to skip using Signal. The app is free for Android and iOS, and for computers it is a free add-on for the Google Chrome browser. Plus, it’s easy to install and so architecturally secure that you can have the confidence to say whatever you want without fear of being sp...

- Brian X. Chen, NYTimes
Coolsmartphone

In conclusion I liked the Acer Iconia A1-810 tablet, the size, the lag free UI, the decent internal memory, the memory card and HDMI port all combine to make a nice experience. The build quality, RRP price and the screen do let it down a little, making the Nexus a slightly better choice. 

- James Pearce, Coolsmartphone
Cnet

Calling the Acer Iconia A1-810 an iPad Mini replacement for Android fans because of their similar screen specs is a superficial comparison that overlooks the A1's few unique merits. Its 4:3 aspect ratio fails to deliver a wide enough canvas to make it appeal as a good movie- and TV show-watching dev...

- Xiomara Blanco, Cnet


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Screen Size
7.9"

The Acer Iconia A1's screen size is 7.9 inches with 768 x 1024 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.2 GHz

There is a ARM Cortex-A7 Quad core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.
Storage
8/16 GB

Internal memory is 8/16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
4960mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 4960 mAh battery. Acer's performance ratings are 7 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Iconia A1 Specs

Overview
Release date April 6, 2013
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kindom
Networks
No cellular data
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

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Secondary OS No
Processor ARM Cortex-A7 Quad core 1.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 8/16 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 4960 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Up to: 7 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 7 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Pure White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 20.9 x 14.6 x 1.1 cm (8.2 x 5.8 x 0.4 in)
Weight 410 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 768 x 1024 pixels
Pixel density 162 pixels
Size 7.9 inches
3D No
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes No
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 Yes
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
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 Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, BPP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Additional Main Camera Info
Geotagging, Panorama, White balance, Exposure
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution
VGA (640 x 480)
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, WAV, OGG, AMR-NB
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Acer A1-810

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NYTimes

Goes above and beyond other chat tools in keeping electronic communications private

from NYTimes

There is no logical reason to skip using Signal. The app is free for Android and iOS, and for computers it is a free add-on for the Google Chrome browser. Plus, it’s easy to install and so architecturally secure that you can have the confidence to say whatever you want without fear of being...More

There is no logical reason to skip using Signal. The app is free for Android and iOS, and for computers it is a free add-on for the Google Chrome browser. Plus, it’s easy to install and so architecturally secure that you can have the confidence to say whatever you want without fear of being spied on. Another benefit is that Open Whisper Systems is a nonprofit that relies on donations and grants, not a business that might eventually have an incentive to share your information with third parties like advertisers.

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Coolsmartphone

A decent tablet, hampered slightly by choice of materials

from Coolsmartphone

In conclusion I liked the Acer Iconia A1-810 tablet, the size, the lag free UI, the decent internal memory, the memory card and HDMI port all combine to make a nice experience. The build quality, RRP price and the screen do let it down a little, making the Nexus a slightly better choice. 

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In conclusion I liked the Acer Iconia A1-810 tablet, the size, the lag free UI, the decent internal memory, the memory card and HDMI port all combine to make a nice experience. The build quality, RRP price and the screen do let it down a little, making the Nexus a slightly better choice. 

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Cnet

An affordable, forgettable 8-inch tablet

from Cnet

Calling the Acer Iconia A1-810 an iPad Mini replacement for Android fans because of their similar screen specs is a superficial comparison that overlooks the A1's few unique merits. Its 4:3 aspect ratio fails to deliver a wide enough canvas to make it appeal as a good movie- and TV show-watching device, and both the Google Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire HD rock better screen quality and similar performance for the same price....

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Calling the Acer Iconia A1-810 an iPad Mini replacement for Android fans because of their similar screen specs is a superficial comparison that overlooks the A1's few unique merits. Its 4:3 aspect ratio fails to deliver a wide enough canvas to make it appeal as a good movie- and TV show-watching device, and both the Google Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire HD rock better screen quality and similar performance for the same price.

However, while the A1-810 doesn't sport the sleekest design, its connections and low price will appeal to those who care more about affordability than looks.

The Acer Iconia A1-810 is a humdrum Android tablet that might not fit comfortably in one hand, but if your needs and budget are modest, could fit them perfectly.

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