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Acer Iconia A3

Posted
Sep 3, 2013
Market status
Released
Release date
Dec 6, 2013

Pros

  • Quad core processor
  • HDMI connector for TV-out (Micro HDMI (Type D))

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (149 ppi)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash

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Description

The 10.1-inch Acer Iconia A3 is an Android tablet with 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU, 16 or 32 GB on-board storage, microSD card slot, 5 MP camera, and 3G and Wi-Fi only variants.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Tablet
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (4.2)
  • Dimensions:
    • 10.24 x 6.89 x 0.40 inches (260 x 175 x 10.2 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 19.75 oz (560 g)
      the average is 15.1 oz (431 g)

DisplayPopupbenchmark

  • Physical size:
    • 10.1 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 149 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • IPS LCD
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • Popup5 megapixels
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD)
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • MediaTek MT8125
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Quad core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7
  • Graphics processor:
      • PowerVR SGX 544
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 1024 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 3540 mAh

MultimediaPopupbenchmark

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Stereo speakers
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Built-in online services support:
    • YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+

Technology

  • Data:
    • HSPA (unspecified), EDGE, GPRS
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • HDMI:
      • Micro HDMI (Type D)
  • Other:
    • TV-Out, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Flight mode, Silent mode
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
    • Voice commands, Voice recording

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Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Acer Iconia A3 (WiFi)


Differences:
  • Phone functionality:
    • No
  • Scheduled release:

    Scheduled release - Shows when is the particular phone scheduled to be made available to the public in North America

    • October 2013

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