Acer Iconia Tab A210

Released August, 2012
  • 10.1"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.0
With a nippy-enough processor, responsive capacitive touchscreen and large-enough display, it's a great device to lounge about on the sofa with, surfing idly.
by TrustedReviews (Nov, 2012)
7.6 Out of 10

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of the Acer Iconia Tab A210

Performance

Processing power and speed

Iconia Tab A210
8.3
Nexus 7
10.0
Nexus 10
10.0
BrowserMark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Iconia Tab A210
6.9
Nexus 7
10.0
Nexus 10
10.0
GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Iconia Tab A210
6.6
Nexus 7
6.5
Nexus 10
6.5
Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Iconia Tab A210
8.5
Nexus 7
9.2
Nexus 10
9.1
Reviews from trustedreviews.com and techradar.com

7.6

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Iconia Tab A210
7.6
Nexus 7
8.9
Nexus 10
8.9

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Acer Iconia Tab A210

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Iconia Tab A210
1,751
Nexus 7
2,716
Nexus 10
2,716

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Iconia Tab A210
3.4 fps
Nexus 7
12.5 fps
Nexus 10
12.5 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Iconia Tab A210
10.8 fps
Nexus 7
39.8 fps
Nexus 10
39.8 fps

Reviews Word on the street for the Acer Iconia Tab A210


6.0
The notifications menu provides big buttons that let you turn off features like GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth quickly, which will help when you're trying to conserve battery life.

8.0
The A210 has a decent quad core 1.2GHz processor based on a Nvidia Tegra 3 T30 chipset, has 1GB RAM and includes both WiFi and Bluetooth, as well as GPS.

Overall

7.0 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

The viewing angle is good, colours are reasonable (there's the usual lack of contrast, but that's LCD for you) and certainly detailed enough for everyday viewing.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)
There's a loss of brightness when the Acer Iconia Tab A210 tablet is viewed from an angle, but you can still see fairly clearly what's on screen - there's no show-stopping contrast shift here.
by TrustedReviews (Nov, 2012)
The aspect of budget tablets of old that suffered the most from cost-saving cuts was the screen.
by TrustedReviews (Nov, 2012)

Apps

The music player app is good too, with an interface that's been designed with the screen dimensions of the tablet in mind.
by TrustedReviews (Nov, 2012)
Music file support is also worth a nod, with audiophile favourite FLAC supported alongside more commonly-used formats like MP3 and AAC.
by TrustedReviews (Nov, 2012)
It proves adequate for gaming, with sessions of Shadowgun: Deadzone, Cubeman and Real Football 2013 looking and feeling smooth, and gameplay free from disrupting stutters or streaks.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)

Operating system

Photos, meanwhile, use JPEG, PNG and GIF formats (TIF files aren't supported, which might annoy photographers), and again Acer offers its own software, entitled merely Photo.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)
We can't tell you how much we love it for that USB slot, but there's more to like with useful Android Jelly Bean mods like Acer Ring and some simple, home-baked apps that give a nice un-Android feel to playing music, videos and photos.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)
The Acer Iconia Tab A210 uses the stock Android browser rather than the snazzier Chrome, which became the standard for Android tablets following the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update.
by TrustedReviews (Nov, 2012)

Operating System

The Acer Iconia Tab A210 is a partly-successful attempt at a low-cost Android tablet.
by TrustedReviews (Nov, 2012)
Without any extra tweaking, many Android Ice Cream Sandwich devices can only play basic video types like H264 and MP4, but the Acer Iconia Tab A210 can handle just about anything you'd care to throw at it.
by TrustedReviews (Nov, 2012)
The Android browser is fine, though we're not sure why it exists when Google has Chrome.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)

Ports

As well as some half-decent speakers, the A210 comes with a very handy USB slot - something that will make life very easy for those who download a lot of video.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)
After inserting a portable hard drive or USB thumb drive into that USB 2.0 slot, the A210 does nothing, though fire up the Files shortcut (dragged onto the Home page from the main collection of apps and widgets) and that USB device is waiting to be explored.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)
It's almost a third thicker than the iPad, though uses that girth well; the inclusion of a USB 2.0 slot makes casual file-swapping easy while also allowing keyboards to be wired-up.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Size 10.1"
Resolution 1280 x 800
PPI 149 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11g
  3. 802.11b

processor

Cores Quad core
Clock speed 1.2 GHz

form factor

Weight 690 g
Battery life 8 hour

storage

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

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes

ports

Has a headphone jack Yes
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