Acer Iconia Tab A210 Review

Battery life

The tablet features a 3260mAh battery that seems downright humble in comparison to other 10-inch tablets that often come with a 7000mAh or larger capacity battery packs. That lesser battery translates into a shorter longevity of the device. The tablet lasts for nearly six hours of video playback.

Conclusion

The Acer Iconia Tab A210 is an affordable 10-inch tablet, carrying a price of $350. It has one key advantage that will appeal not just to geeks, but all users - a full-sized USB 2.0 port that allows you to hook up a flash drive, a keyboard or a mouse. Practical and versatile.

Still, technology moves at a very quick pace. Right now, the 16GB Nexus 10 is an alluring alternative that launched a few months ago at $400 and offers one of the best screens out there, but also a thin elegant body and double the internal storage. If you are on a tight budget, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is another viable alternative. It costs much less and offers a drastically better screen and again double the memory. The Fire HD though runs on Amazon's heavily skinned and limited version of Android.

As much as we like the USB port it is not really enough to justify for all other shortcomings of the device. It is bulky, and the screen is mediocre at best. At this point in time, sadly, we feel there are much better deals out there than the Iconia Tab A210.

Acer Iconia Tab A210 Video Review:



Pros

  • Has a full-sized USB port

Cons

  • Too thick and heavy to hold for long
  • Display not on par with competition
  • Sub-par battery life

PhoneArena Rating:

5.0

User Rating:

9.0
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4 Comments

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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