Acer ICONIA TAB A501

Acer ICONIA TAB A501
$480.00
Brand: Acer
Category: Android Tablet
  • Display: 10.1 inches, 800 x 1280 pixels
  • Chipset: Nvidia Tegra 2 T20
  • RAM: 1GB
  • OS: Honeycomb, Android 3.0
  • Battery: 3260 mAh
  • Released Date: 01-04-2011

Specifications

General

Device Type Android Tablet
Model Acer Iconia Tab A501
Released April, 2011
Status Discontinued

Design

Dimensions 260 x 177 x 13.3 mm
Weight 777 g
Colors Black

Display

Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) LCD
Size 10.1 inches
Resolution 800 x 1280 pixels
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 149 PPI
Features Acer UI

Platform

Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Honeycomb, Android 3.0
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Mini-SIM

Hardware

Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Nvidia Tegra 2 T20
CPU Dual-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A9
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. ULP GeForce
RAM RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 1GB
Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 16GB/32GB/64GB
Memory Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. Yes
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
3.5mm jack Yes
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
Audio Technology Stereo sound

Battery

Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 3260 mAh
Battery Life 8 hours
Charging Wired

Camera

Rear Camera Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. 5 MP
Front Camera 2 MP
Video Yes
Camera Features LED flash, Video calling
Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) Single LED flash

Connectivity

Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 2.1
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
USB microUSB 2.0, USB 2.0
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. Yes, with A-GPS
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. No

Reviews

User Reviews 1 User Reviews I found that the tablet has a 10.1-inch display, and it's not the thinnest but reasonably lightweight. One standout feature is the inclusion of a full-size USB port, allowing me to connect flash drives and keyboards. The tablet's speakers are an improvement, delivering louder sound.
- MobileTechReview
User Reviews 2 I'm quite impressed with this tablet. It has internal storage options of 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB and the ability to expand with a MicroSD slot, so it provides ample space for programs, pictures, music, and videos. Furthermore, the battery can provide up to 8 hours of autonomy, perfect for on-the-go HD content enjoyment.
- Mobilegeeks.de
User Reviews 3 I found that the tablet comes with 1GB of RAM, 800 x 1280 pixels, and a 5-megapixel back camera. I appreciate the good touch sensitivity and the quality of the speakers. However, the screen has some glare issues, making it challenging to use outdoors.
- TeknoSeyir
Tabletmonkeys Reviews Tabletmonkeys Reviews Pros:
- Full-size USB port for connecting external devices.
- Expandable storage with microSDHC support.
- Variety of connectivity features, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS.
Cons:
- Front camera resolution is only 2MP.
- No mobile hotspot functionality.
- Relatively heavy and thick compared to newer tablets.

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our dedicated team and users.

6.3
  • Performance 6 / 10
  • Display 6 / 10
  • Battery 7 / 10
  • Design 6 / 10

The Acer ICONIA TAB A501, released in April 2011, stands out as a budget-friendly tablet without compromising on practical features.

Design and Build

With a 10.1-inch display and a weight of 777g, it runs on Android 3.0. The tablet’s dimensions are 260 x 177 x 13.3 mm, making it a reasonably sized device.

Connectivity

Connectivity is a strong suit for the A501. It features Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, and GPS, ensuring you stay connected wherever you go.

Notably, the inclusion of a full-size USB port adds versatility, allowing easy connection to external devices such as flash drives and keyboards.

Performance

Powered by a dual-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A9 processor and 1GB RAM, the A501 offers respectable performance. Storage options include 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB, with the ability to expand via microSDHC.

Cameras

Equipped with a 5MP rear camera with LED flash and a 2MP front camera, the A501 caters to your photography needs, ensuring you capture moments with clarity.

Battery Life

The non-removable Li-Po 3260mAh battery provides up to 8 hours of talk time and up to 400 hours of standby time, offering reliable usage throughout the day.

Drawbacks

While the A501 excels in affordability and connectivity, it has drawbacks. Running on the outdated Android 3.0 limits access to newer updates, and video playback may struggle with 1080p content.

Additionally, the absence of mobile hotspot functionality is notable.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the Acer Iconia Tab A501 is a practical choice for budget-conscious users seeking solid connectivity options. However, considerations should be made for the outdated Android version and limitations in video playback.

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