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Acer Iconia Tab A210 review

6.5/10 AVG.

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The Acer Iconia Tab A210 currently has an Informr score of 6.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 4 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The market is flooded with several forgettable Android tablets but the Acer Iconia A210 aims to be not just another 10-inch slate.

Reviews point out that despite its budget pricing of $300, the device boasts of a quad-core 1.2GHz Tegra 3 processor, a beautiful and sturdy design, and a neat array of connections (USG, microSD slot, and mini HDMI output).

Some reviews, however, have been quick to note of the tablet's slow 20-second boot time. Once opened though, apps run very fast and web pages load quickly.

At 720 grams and at 12.4mm thick, the successor to the Iconia A200 is neither the world's lightest nor the thinnest tablet. Aside from that, the screen offers a decent 1280 x 800 resolution display and supports 256 colors, not a strong point considering that the likes of Amazon and Apple have been touting high-resolution tablets.

Another common complaint is that, as with some other Android tablets, the A210 won't come with the latest Android Jelly Bean software and doesn't come with business focused apps other than the Polaris Office suite.

Notwithstanding its shortcomings, consensus is that the Tab A210 is a great device for entertainment. The decent screen and the powerful innards allow the wide array of built-in apps like Netflix, Acetrax, 7digital, Kobo and Zinio to run fluidly.

Need to Know: Acer Iconia Tab A210

1. Quad-core processor provides a boost in performance. (The Good)

2. Sturdy and well-designed. (The Good)

3. Doesn't offer features for productivity and business. (The Bad)

4. Not pre-installed with the latest Android operating system. (The Bad)

Operating system
1.2 GHz
Screen Size

What the Critics Are Saying...

Pocket Gamer

All in all, match days feel like a curiously hands-off, slightly randomised experience. Perhaps that reflects the essentially powerless nature of football management, but it left me questioning the worth of my tinkering in the areas that I could control.Another year, another opportunity missed to gi...

- Jon Mundy, Pocket Gamer

The Acer Iconia Tab A210 is an affordable 10-inch tablet, carrying a price of $350. It has one key advantage that will appeal not just to geeks, but all users - a full-sized USB 2.0 port that allows you to hook up a flash dongle, a keyboard or a mouse. Practical and versatile.

- Victor H., PhoneArena

The Acer Iconia A210 is one of the best budget 10-inch tablets available. If it wasn't for the very average battery life, we'd be having a major fling with the A210 because it has both flexibility and an Acer-made polish to its user interface that we really enjoyed using.Granted, it's all about func...

- Jamie Carter , TechRadar

Its pricing isn't aggressive enough to compete with the stars of the quickly developing budget market.

- Andrew Williams , TrustedReviews

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Screen Size

The Acer Iconia Tab A210's screen size is 10.1 inches with x pixels resolution.

1.2 GHz

There is a NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L Quad-core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).


The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

There is a front-facing camera with 2+ megapixels 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), 3260 mAh battery.

Iconia Tab A210 Specs

Release date November 27, 2012
Regions available USA
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L Quad-core 1.2 GHz
Internal Storage 16 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 3260 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Titanium Gray
Dimensions [H x W x D] 17.5 x 26.0 x 1.2 cm (6.9 x 10.2 x 0.5 in)
Weight 720 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density 149 pixels
Size 10.1 inches
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 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 Google Talk
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
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
2+ megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Effects, Geotagging, White balance, Exposure
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
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
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
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps -
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