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Acer Iconia A1

Acer Iconia A1
7.9"
1024 x 768 pixels
5 MP
0.3 MP VGA front
MediaTek
Quad-core, 1200 MHz
RAM: 1 GB
MEMORY: 8 GB + MicroSD
BATTERY: 4960 mAh
Announced: May 3, 2013
Market status: Released
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • The camera lacks flash
  • Does not support automatic screen brightness
  • Too little RAM memory (1 GB RAM)

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Description

The Acer Iconia A1 is a 7.9'' tablet with a resolution of 1024 x 768 px and a IPS display. It features a quadcore processor, rear 5-megapixel camera, front-facing camera, microHDMI port for hooking the A1 up to a nearby display. Other connectivity includes microUSB 2.0, WiFi b/g/n, and Bluetooth 4.0, and there’s integrated GPS.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Tablet
  • OS:
    • Android (4.1)
  • Dimensions:
    • 8.22 x 5.74 x 0.44 inches (208.7 x 145.7 x 11.1 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 14.39 oz (410 g)
      the average is 16.9 oz (482 g)
  • Colors:
    • Black, White

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 7.9 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1024 x 768 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.

    • 162 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
  • Screen-to-body ratio:

    Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

    • 63.49 %

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Hardware Features:
      • Autofocus
    • Software Features:
      • Geo tagging
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
  • 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, Cortex-A7
  • Graphics processor:

    Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

      • PowerVR SGX544
  • 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.

    • 1 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 8 GB
  • Storage expansion:

    Storage expansion - Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.

    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:

    Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

    • 4960 mAh
  • Type:
    • Not user replaceable, Li - Ion

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Speakers:
    • Loudspeaker

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope
  • Other features:
    • Voice commands, Voice recording

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device
  • HDMI:
      • Micro HDMI (Type D)
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS. 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.

    • GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, OTA sync
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Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 03 May 2013

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 170

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This device is also known as Acer A1-810


Alternative variants

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

Acer Iconia A1 16GB

Differences from the main variant:

  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 16 GB
  • Officially announced:
    • 03 May 2013
  • Scheduled release:

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

    • June (Official)
  • MSRP price:
    • $ 200

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