Lenovo IdeaTab A3000

6.5/10 AVG.
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6.5/10
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The Lenovo IdeaTab A3000 currently has an Informr score of 6.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 5 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review

The Lenovo IdeaTab A3000 might be the perfect tablet for Android users who are looking for a cheaper 7” tablet alternative but do not want to sacrifice quality. The A3000 is a 7” tablet like the A1000, but that’s where the comparisons end. Unlike the A1000 the A3000 screen is IPS, which translates to better viewing angles. It’s also more powerful than the A1000 thanks to its MTK 8125 1.2GHz quad core processor and 1GB of RAM. This affords the tablet excellent multi-tasking ability and a superior gaming experience.

Like many Android tablets, this one comes with a built-in WiFi card, Bluetooth connectivity and 16GB of onboard storage with the option to expand storage to 64GB thanks to the micro-SD slot. The battery life is on par with the Google Nexus, lasting around 7 hours of regular usage and 2 weeks in standby mode. Itcomes with Android 4.1, however it can be upgraded to the most recent Android OS 4.2.

While the A3000 is a relatively solid tablet all around for the price there are some minor drawbacks. The screen resolution is relatively low for a tablet in its class at 1024x600 or 170ppi. Compare this to the Asus MeMo Pad HD which boasts 800x1280 resolution. Aside from this, it offers a 5MP rear-facing camera and 0.3MP front-facing camera, however it does not have built-in flash so it is all but impossible to take pictures in low light.

For its price, the IdeaTab A3000 is a decent tablet that can perform basic tasks and run processor intensive apps.

The Good: IPS screen for excellent viewing angles, quad-core processor for fast performance, long battery life.

The Bad: Poor screen resolution, no flash for cameras, poor resolution for front-facing camera.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.2 GHz
Screen Size
7"
Camera
5+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Pocket Tactics

Dotello is a new puzzler that hasn’t moved on. Minimalist seems too weak a word. It’s dots on a white background. It doesn’t look bad, by any means, but the trailer also doesn’t do a very good job of telling me what the hell the point is. It looks like a match-3 game, but loo...

- Dave Neumann, Pocket Tactics
ITProPortal

The IdeaTab A3000 isn’t a disaster like the cheaper A1000, but it’s an average 7in tablet let down by poor battery life and a low resolution screen. Six months ago that wouldn’t have mattered so much, but now it’s being undercut by equally well-made tablets with a longer batt...

- Stuart Andrews, ITProPortal


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Screen Size
7"

The Lenovo IdeaTab A3000's screen size is 7 inches with 600 x 1024 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.2 GHz

There is a Quad core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the Android 4.2 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
16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3500mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 3500 mAh battery. Lenovo's performance ratings are 14 days standby time, 7 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

IdeaTab A3000 Specs

Overview
Release date June 6, 2013
Regions available USA
Networks
No cellular data
variations
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

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Secondary OS No
Processor Quad core 1.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 16 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Body: 0.47 W/kg
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 Unknown
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 7 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Up to: 14 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black slate
Dimensions [H x W x D] 19.4 x 12.0 x 1.1 cm (7.6 x 4.7 x 0.4 in)
Weight 345 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 600 x 1024 pixels
Pixel density 170 pixels
Size 7 inches
3D No
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer
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 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
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles No
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 No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Additional Main Camera Info
Auto focus
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, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
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
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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Critic Reviews


Pocket Tactics

It’s dots on a white background

from Pocket Tactics

Dotello is a new puzzler that hasn’t moved on. Minimalist seems too weak a word. It’s dots on a white background. It doesn’t look bad, by any means, but the trailer also doesn’t do a very good job of telling me what the hell the point is. It looks l...More

Dotello is a new puzzler that hasn’t moved on. Minimalist seems too weak a word. It’s dots on a white background. It doesn’t look bad, by any means, but the trailer also doesn’t do a very good job of telling me what the hell the point is. It looks like a match-3 game, but looks like you can move the dots to wherever you want instead of the usual sliding mechanism. In any regards, it’s a puzzle game for iOS Universal, so I’ll probably at least give it a try. It’s free to play, as well, and the IAP only appears to let you continue a game. It’s a slow Friday, folks.

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ITProPortal

It’s an average 7in tablet let down by poor battery life and a low resolution screen

from ITProPortal

The IdeaTab A3000 isn’t a disaster like the cheaper A1000, but it’s an average 7in tablet let down by poor battery life and a low resolution screen. Six months ago that wouldn’t have mattered so much, but now it’s being undercut by equally well-made tablets with a longer b...More

The IdeaTab A3000 isn’t a disaster like the cheaper A1000, but it’s an average 7in tablet let down by poor battery life and a low resolution screen. Six months ago that wouldn’t have mattered so much, but now it’s being undercut by equally well-made tablets with a longer battery life and better screens. The 3G model is more tempting than the vanilla Wi-Fi effort, but neither stands up to the competition from Asus or Amazon. If you have £150 to spend on a new tablet, we’d suggest looking elsewhere.

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User Reviews


This tablet is dismal....avoid, do not buy!!!

We purchased 5 of these tabs for our school. Within 2 weeks, every single one had stopped working. We contacted the company we purchased them from, they were unhelpful. We were directed to Lenovo and have had the same customer service. We eventually received replacements. They no longer work either. Avoid this product, save your money.
We purchased 5 of these tabs for our school. Within 2 weeks, every single one had stopped working. We contacted the company we purchased them from, they were unhelpful. We were directed to Lenovo and have had the same customer service. We eventually received replacements. They no longer work either. Avoid this product, save your money. Less

Best tablet in this range

This is my first tablet,and i like this tablet because it provides better gaming performance than any other tablet in this range.Recently i installed asphalt 8 on my tablet and it works superb.

The price is worth with the spec like 'tip top'!!

the worthwhile budget tablet..

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