Acer Iconia Tab A100 Tablet – Review


Tablet camera’s are definitely not known for their excellence. However, the cameras in the Acer Iconia Tab didn’t even live up to those poor expecations.  The front 2MP camera is actually almost as good as the back 5MP camera, meaning the rear 5MP camera is worse per megapixel than the lousy 2MP one meant for video calls on Skype. This doesn’t really make sense.

Then again, most people don’t lug around a tablet as a digital camera, so it’s not a big deal; but if Acer bothered with putting a camera on the back it should at least be significantly better.

Here are some examples of photos with both cameras. Pictures marked with “front” were taken using the front 2MP camera, while pictures marked “back” were taken with the 5MP camera on the back side of the tablet.

Rear 5MP camera:

Front 2MP camera:


The Acer Iconia Tab A100 has mediocre battery life – compared to an iPad,  which has a larger screen and a thinner form-factor. With moderate to heavy usage (a combination of downloading apps, playing Angry Birds and other games, and running Pandora on the build-in speakers, with brightness at about 50%), lasts about 6 hours and 15 minutes on a single full charge. This wouldn’t be such a big deal, except for the fact that the tablet requires a special proprietary charger; as I mentioned before, it doesn’t use the 5V Micro-USB port to charge. According to Android’s built-in Battery Use meter, the display is what used the most battery by far.

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