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Acer Iconia Tab A110 review

5.8/10 AVG.
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5.8/10
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The Acer Iconia Tab A110 currently has an Informr score of 5.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 6 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The Acer Iconia Tab A110 is a simple and lightweight solution for those who wish to carry around an Android tablet with excellent features but don’t want to spend too much money on the high-end models. It was first introduced by Acer in June 2012 alongside another tablet called the Iconia Tab A210. It boasts many useful hardware and software features, but by far the most intriguing thing about it is its price tag. According to Acer, the A110 will be sold with a sub-$200 price. Has it got your attention now?

For a $200 tablet, it manages to best many other devices running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, its default operating system. It comes with a 1.2GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 SoC, 1GB of DDR3 RAM, and 8GB of internal storage which can be expanded further with the use of a microSD card slot. At the back, there is a 5-megapixel main camera while a 2-megapixel front-facing webcam sits right above its 7-inch touchscreen LCD. Speaking of the screen, the fact that it features a native resolution of 1024x600 pixels might leave some people very disappointed. Acer had to make some sacrifices in order to make this tablet reach the $200 price point, and this thing with the screen is clearly one of them.

As a modern wireless mobile computer, it also features 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, and GPSwith A-GPS. And it can be connected to computers and external monitors via its built-in microUSB and HDMI-out ports, respectively. If you can get over the fact that its screen resolution is limited to WSVGA, you’ll soon be enjoying the Android OS after shelling out no more than a couple hundred of your hard earned dollars.

Need To Know: Acer Iconia Tab A110

1. The small screen size and low price make it suitable for those looking to buy their first Android tablet. (The Good)

2. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is pre-installed as the default operating system and a free upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will likely be provided by Acer before the end of 2012. (The Good)

3. Low screen resolution means users of the Acer Iconia Tab A110 won’t be able to fully enjoy high-definition content. (The Bad)

4. Users are likely to run out of internal storage fairly fast with only 8GB available. (The Bad)


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.2 GHz
Screen Size
7"
Camera
Yes


What the Critics Are Saying...


Computer Shopper

The Iconia Tab A110, with its respectable complement of connectivity and storage options, has a lot to offer, but it comes up short in several key areas, namely screen resolution and battery life. Granted, it outshines the Google Nexus 7 in expansion options, but it demands some big compromises in r...

- William Harrel, Computer Shopper
TrustedReviews

In isolation, the Acer Iconia Tab A110 doesn't look a bad deal. It offers an awful lot of power for not much cash, and it's good to see a budget tablet with both expandable storage and an HDMI output. The trouble is that the opposition is simply too strong. The Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD are not onl...

- Jonathan Bray, TrustedReviews
PC Magazine

Were it not for the subpar screen and battery life, the Acer Iconia Tab A110 would have made an interesting alternative to the Nexus 7, as many people have complained about the lack of microSD expansion and micro HDMI out capability. Unfortunately, the screen is a significant downgrade, the overall...

- Eugene Kim, PC Magazine
Tech Advisor

The Acer Iconia Tab A110 doesn't stand up to the obvious competition from the Nexus 7, let down by a chunky design and low-grade screen. It's more expensive than Google's tablet, with less storage, so unless you need a microSD card slot or micro HDMI port, you’ll find a better all-round device...

- Chris Martin, Tech Advisor
Coolsmartphone

I think the design and the hardware really put me off.

- James Pearce, Coolsmartphone


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Screen Size
7"

The Acer Iconia Tab A110's screen size is 7 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
1.2 GHz

There is a Nvidia Tegra 3 Quad-core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
Yes
There is a front-facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
8 GB

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

Battery
3420mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3420 mAh battery. Acer's performance ratings are 11 days standby time, 5 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Iconia Tab A110 Specs

Overview
Release date October 30, 2012
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
Networks
No
SIM card size
No
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor Nvidia Tegra 3 Quad-core 1.2 GHz
Internal Storage 8 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3420 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 4 hours
Video Playback Time Up to: 8 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 5 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Up to: 11 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 19.5 x 11.7 x 1.3 cm (7.7 x 4.6 x 0.5 in)
Weight 370 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 Ambient Light, 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 No
Home Key No
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 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 -
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
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 OTA
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Main Camera Info
No
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Effects, Geotagging, Panorama, White balance, Exposure
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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