Acer Iconia Tab A210 Review

Camera and Multimedia

Don’t look for a rear camera on the Iconia Tab A210, it’s not hidden anywhere - it’s just not on this device. The tablet only features a 2-megapixel front facing camera, good for video conferencing, but little else.

Acer has done some work in video and music playback with home-baked apps under Acer’s media suite that sync to the Acer’s own AcerCloud service. Video and music are two of those applications, and both are light, featuring a simple and intuitive interfaces.

Videos appear in a grid with the playback time listed below them and we managed to play all sorts of formats including MKVs and DivX/Xvid encoded movies. For music, a wealth of formats is supported as well starting from the lossy ones like MP3, but also lossless ones like FLAC.

Hook up a flash dongle or a microSD card and dive right into the Files manager application to easily access your documents, music and video on the go. The presence of that full-sized USB port gives a feeling of freedom and empowerment, and those who have a huge movie or music collection will appreciate that.



1. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

If it´s so bulky, why they couldn´t put a much bigger battery into it? I can´t understand... otherwise it would be an excellent tab :(

2. g2a5b0e unregistered

Battery on Motorola's MAXX series of phones (3,300 mAh) > Battery on this 10" tablet (3,260mAh). That's a HUGE problem.

3. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Wow.. pretty unbelievable what Acer managed to "accomplish" here. What on earth were they thinking??

4. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

With a price at $350, it's clear that they're trying to undercut the Nexus 10, but there's better options out there for that price, like the ASUS Transformer Pad TF300T or Fujitsu STYLISTIC M532. About the only thing this Acer has going for it is the full sized USB port, but that's probably one of the reasons it's so thick.
Iconia Tab A210
  • Display 10.1" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera / 2 MP front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 3260 mAh

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