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Lenovo IdeaTab A2107 review

5.9/10 AVG.
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5.9/10
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The Lenovo IdeaTab A2107 currently has an Informr score of 5.9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 4 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

If 10 inches is too big and 4 inches is too small, 7 inches is just right. This is, of course, speaking on the matter of tablet display sizes which is exactly what's on offer from Lenovo in the IdeaTab A2107. It’s the little brother of the 9-inch screen-equipped IdeaTab A2109 and features a 7-inch 1024x600 touchscreen display, a 1GHz Cortex A9 CPU, 1GB of RAM, and up to 16GB of internal storage.

The A2107 is positioned as an entry-level Android tablet, much like the B&N Nook HD or the Acer Iconia Tab A110. With that said, it still packs a number of noteworthy features, such as a 2-megapixel rear camera, a front-facing VGA camera, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with A-GPS, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, microUSB connectivity, and a microSD card slot. What’s most interesting about it is the fact that it supports not just one, but two standard-sized SIM cards in its 11mm thin body. It’s a dual-SIM tablet that supports HSDPA data, so users can go online even in the absence of a Wi-Fi network.

With its standard battery, it weighs 400 grams and lasts for up to 10 hours of Wi-Fi surfing per charge (8 hours for 3G). It’s a handy mobile Internet device, for sure. And with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as the default OS, it’s bound to be useful for multimedia consumption. But the thing is, similarly sized devices from other manufacturers are available either for less money or with richer content ecosystems such as Amazon's Kindle Fire.

Need to Know: Lenovo Idea Tab A2107

1. Comes with dual SIM card support. (The Good)

2. Lasts 10 hours of Wi-Fi surfing per charge. (The Good)

3. Doesn’t run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. (The Bad)

4. Low-resolution touchscreen display. (The Bad)


Operating system
Android
Processor
1 GHz
Screen Size
7"
Camera
2+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Pocket Gamer

I think Crossy Road's presentation helps quite a bit in that regard, too. It uses this very stylized, blocky, cartoony look that I can't help but love, and there are a lot of characters for you to unlock - from woodland creatures to movie monsters to cameos from other mobile titles.These additional...

- Rob Rich, Pocket Gamer
tech2

With many budget tablets sporting dual-core processors with a cheaper price tag, we do feel that at Rs 14000, this tablet will have to face the storm out there. But if you are searching for a branded tablet with SIM-based 3G support, a good build quality and decent performance, this one stands out a...

- Francis D'sa , tech2
Android Central

We really want to like the IdeaTab: it's so cheap, and comes with a nice (if heavy) chassis and built-in 3G. But it's so slow, and the screen could be improved. Our advice is to stick with the Nexus 7, even if that means splashing out £239 for a 32GB version with 3G connectivity.

- Marie Brewis, Android Central
Cnet

Its appalling screen, along with its abysmal performance, makes it unpleasant to use for even the most basic of tasks.

- Andrew Hoyle , Cnet


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Screen Size
7"

The Lenovo IdeaTab A2107's screen size is 7 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
1 GHz

There is a MTK6575 Cortex A9 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
2+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 2+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.
Storage
4/8/16 GB

Internal memory is 4/8/16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3550mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3550 mAh battery. Lenovo's performance ratings are 20.8 days standby time, 10 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

IdeaTab A2107 Specs

Overview
Release date December 31, 2012
Regions available USA
Networks
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System

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Secondary OS No
Processor MTK6575 Cortex A9 1 GHz
Internal Storage 4/8/16 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
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
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3550 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 10 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Up to: 20.8 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 19.3 x 12.2 x 1.1 cm (7.6 x 4.8 x 0.4 in)
Weight 400 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density 170 pixels
Size 7 inches
3D No
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Wallpapers
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 Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
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 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, 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 No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
No
Additional Main Camera Info
Effects, Geotagging, Panorama, White balance, Scene Mode
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
HD (1280 x 720 pixels), up to 60 minutes
Front Camera
Resolution
VGA (640 x 480)
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, 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 Yes
Headset Jack Yes
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 Yes
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable, Pre-installed
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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Pocket Gamer

Looks great and offers tons of replayability

from Pocket Gamer

I think Crossy Road's presentation helps quite a bit in that regard, too. It uses this very stylized, blocky, cartoony look that I can't help but love, and there are a lot of characters for you to unlock - from woodland creatures to movie monsters to cameos from other mobile titles.

These additional characters are all functionally the same, but it can be pretty funny to hop around as a zombie that literally loses its head when struck, or a celebrity that practically explodes into a cloud of money...

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I think Crossy Road's presentation helps quite a bit in that regard, too. It uses this very stylized, blocky, cartoony look that I can't help but love, and there are a lot of characters for you to unlock - from woodland creatures to movie monsters to cameos from other mobile titles.

These additional characters are all functionally the same, but it can be pretty funny to hop around as a zombie that literally loses its head when struck, or a celebrity that practically explodes into a cloud of money.

Unless you really, really hate games like Frogger, I can't think of a good reason to avoid Crossy Road. It's simple, addictive, and loads of fun. Sort of a perfect storm of mobile game fundamentals. 

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tech2

For the present price, we feel it is a bit too high

from tech2

With many budget tablets sporting dual-core processors with a cheaper price tag, we do feel that at Rs 14000, this tablet will have to face the storm out there. But if you are searching for a branded tablet with SIM-based 3G support, a good build quality and decent performance, this one stands out a bit different from the rest....

More

With many budget tablets sporting dual-core processors with a cheaper price tag, we do feel that at Rs 14000, this tablet will have to face the storm out there. But if you are searching for a branded tablet with SIM-based 3G support, a good build quality and decent performance, this one stands out a bit different from the rest.

Though the price tag is a bit too high for just a single core packed in, the gain is on the extra internal storage, higher RAM capacity and DUAL SIM 3G option. We could recommend this tablet if you are looking for a product that will last you a longer time, has a good after sales support and definitely the possibility of a Jelly Bean operating system update in the near future. However for the present price, we feel it is a bit too high.

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Android Central

Feels very heavy - so much so, it can become rather uncomfortable to hold

from Android Central

We really want to like the IdeaTab: it's so cheap, and comes with a nice (if heavy) chassis and built-in 3G. But it's so slow, and the screen could be improved. Our advice is to stick with the Nexus 7, even if that means splashing out £239 for a 32GB version with 3G connectivity.

Read full review

We really want to like the IdeaTab: it's so cheap, and comes with a nice (if heavy) chassis and built-in 3G. But it's so slow, and the screen could be improved. Our advice is to stick with the Nexus 7, even if that means splashing out £239 for a 32GB version with 3G connectivity.

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Cnet

Certainly cheap, but it's far from cheerful

from Cnet

While the IdeaTab A2107 is certainly cheap, it's far from cheerful. Its appalling screen, along with its abysmal performance, makes it unpleasant to use for even the most basic of tasks. For only £10 more you can buy the excellent Google Nexus 7, which offers a vastly better experience in every single way.

Read full review

While the IdeaTab A2107 is certainly cheap, it's far from cheerful. Its appalling screen, along with its abysmal performance, makes it unpleasant to use for even the most basic of tasks. For only £10 more you can buy the excellent Google Nexus 7, which offers a vastly better experience in every single way.

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