Acer Iconia One 8 full review
As well as a vast range of other products, Acer has announced a budget tablet running Android 5.0 Lollipop. Here's our Acer Iconia One 8 hands-on review. See: The best budget tablets 2015.
We're not seeing many tablets launched at the moment compared to previous years but Acer has provided us with a few new ones across Android and Windows. The new Iconia One 8 will satisfy those looking for a medium size device on a budget. Also see: Best new tablets coming in 2016.
There's not a great deal to say about the design and build of the Iconia One 8. Like the new Switch 10 E is has a plastic body with a nice looking and grippy textured finished made to look like fabric. The tablet will come in a large rage of colours with 10 to choose from.
It looks like most other tablets around with a reasonable bezel but not too chunky and thickness of 9.5 mm. It's 355g and designed to be held predominantly in portrait mode.
As the name suggests, the Iconia One 8 is an 8in tablet and the IPS screen has a resolution of 1280 x 800. Brightness and viewing angles are good but we'd rather it was Full HD.
Inside is an Intel 1.8GHz Atom Z3735G quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM and performance seemed good during out hands-on time with the tablet. We'll test it further when we get it into the lab, of course. There's either 16- or 32GB of storage inside and a microSD card sit on the side/back so you can add more if you so wish.
Other specs are fairly basic with a 5Mp camera and the rear, VGA front camera and not much else. Acer touts a battery life of eight and a half hours.
Android 5.0 Lollipop is pre-installed and largely untouched by Acer which is a good thing but there are, as usual, the firm's own apps built-in.
Acer Iconia One 8: Specs
- Android 5.0 Lollipop
- 8in IPS screen (1280 x 800)
- 1.8GHz Intel Atom quad-core processor
- 1GB RAM
- 16/32GB storage
- microSD card slot