Acer Iconia A3

Expected November, 2013
  • 10.1"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.2
With such a large screen that resolution is stretched so thin you can easily make out individual pixels.
by c|net (Sep, 2013)

Features Key features of the Acer Iconia A3

screen resolution

Iconia A3
1280 x 800
iPad 4
2048 x 1536
MeMO Pad FHD 10
1920 x 1200

memory

Iconia A3
1 GB
Venue 8
2 GB

CPU Cores

Iconia A3
Quad core
iPad 4
Dual core
MeMO Pad FHD 10
Dual core

CPU Frequency

Iconia A3
1.2 GHz
Venue 8
2 GHz
MeMO Pad FHD 10
1.6 GHz

Reviews Word on the street for the Acer Iconia A3


7.5
Battery Acer cites up to 11 hours of video playback from the 3540 mAh pack in the Iconia A3, which is above average for Android tablets, and perhaps we are to thank the unassuming screen resolution for that endurance.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

Since we have an IPS screen technology, at least the viewing angles are pretty good.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2013)
The resolution is only fine for watching HD movies, but in browsing, reading and even general app usage, the lack of screen detail is very visible.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2013)
Its solid build is not going to wow you with premium materials, but is ergonomic to handle, and the chipset chosen is not a speed demon, but does its job fine, decoding every high-res video thrown at it.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2013)

Operating System

Acer Iconia A3 is a 10-inch quad-core Android tablet with a reasonable price (pictures) 1-2 of 8.
by c|net (Sep, 2013)
Last year's ASUS Memo Pad ME301T with similar specs has now fallen to the sub-EUR250 range, too, and it sports a more powerful processor, but an older Android version.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2013)
Introduction Want a cheap Android 10-incher?
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2013)

Resolution

In addition, the low screen resolution makes text appear jagged, with interrupted font lines when reading an article.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2013)
At 10.1 inches the 1280x800 pixels return 149ppi pixel density, so if you are looking at the tablet from normal viewing distance you are able to tell individual dots.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2013)
If you aren't spoiled by the high-res phone screens of late, and this is your first tablet, the resolution might be enough for your modest needs, but not if you are a more discerning user.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2013)

Cpu

For this money you are of course getting a very low pixel density display, a ho-hum MediaTek processor, and just a gig of RAM, but all the other prerequisites of a decent tablet are present.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2013)
Processor and memory Iconia A3 is powered by a modest 1.2 GHz quad-core MediaTek 8125 processor, which has four weakling Cortex-A7 cores.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2013)
This chipset is by no means powerful, but since we have such a low screen resolution, the processor doesn't seem bogged down, so general interface usage, such as swiping and scrolling, presents only a hint of lag.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2013)

Operating system

Those apps only offer basic playback functions, though, so if you want to play with equalizer presets, for instance, you'd have to resort to Android's Play Music app.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2013)
On the software side, you get Android version 4.2 Jelly Bean, and an Acer tweak called - brilliantly - Intellispin, which lets the tablet know which way its user is, even when it's lying flat.
by c|net (Sep, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Size 10.1"
Technology IPS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800
PPI 149 ppi

network

Wi-Fi 802.11
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes

processor

Cores Quad core
Clock speed 1.2 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS Yes
Has a compass Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes
Has a gyroscope No
Has a light sensor Yes

storage

Internal storage 16 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB
Supported card formats
  1. microSD
  2. microSDHC
Maximum capacity 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No
Webcam None
Rear camera 5 MP

ports

USB support 1 USB 2.0
Hdmi support None
Has a headphone jack Yes
Has a microphone jack No
Has a built-in microphone No

form factor

Weight 560 g
Size 175 x 260 x 10.2 mm
Thickness 10.2 mm
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