Acer Iconia One 8 full review

Acer Iconia One 8 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. SeeThe 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.

The Iconia One 8 (B1-820) will launch at just £139 which is impressively cheap putting it up against the likes of the Tesco Hudl 2 and Asus Memo Pad 7.

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.

Acer Iconia One 8 review

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.

Acer Iconia One 8 review

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 review

Specs

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
  • 9.5mm
  • 355g