Acer iconia a1

Acer Iconia Tab A1-810

Tablet with no support for GSM voice communication, SMS, and MMS

Technology No cellular connectivity
2G bands N/A
Announced 2013, April. Released 2013, May
Status Discontinued
Type LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 7.9 inches, 193.3 cm2 (~63.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 768 x 1024 pixels, 4:3 ratio (~162 ppi density)
OS Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradаble to 4.4.2 (KitKat)
Chipset Mediatek MT8125 (28 nm)
CPU Quad-core 1.2 GHz
GPU PowerVR SGX544
Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal 8GB 1GB RAM, 16GB 1GB RAM
Main Camera
Single 5 MP, AF
Video Yes
Selfie camera
Single VGA
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro
 HDMI port
  Non-removable Li-Ion 4960 mAh battery (18.6 Wh)
Stand-by Up to 350 h
Talk time Up to 10 h (multimedia)
Colors Black
Price About 120 EUR

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Acer Iconia A1-810 Specs



  • Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), General Audio/Video Distribution Profile (GAVDP), Human Interface Device Profile (HID), Object Push Profile (OPP)




  • 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0






Expansion and Connectivity

  • 1 x headset1 x Micro-HDMI

    1 x Micro-USB



Flash Memory

Card Reader

  • Supported Flash Memory Cards
  • Flash Memory Cards Max Supported Capacity

Graphics System

Digital Camera

  • rear camera + front camera

Audio Output

Audio Input

GPS System

Expansion Slots

Interface Provided

  • Micro-HDMI, Micro-USB, headset

OS Provided

Power Device

Battery Life Details

Service & Support

Dimensions & Weight

Service & Support Details

Acer Iconia Tab A1-810 - user opinions and reviews


pls my acer Iconia A1 the screen have broken it is nt walking pls were can i get the touch i leave in Nigeria and i base in Kaduna


My Acer A1-810 screen shacking like crazyy, do all factory reset but the problem still remain. what a sh*t product from Acer!! any idea how to solved this??


I bought this tablet approximately 2013. I have had several problems with it. While under warranty the plug for the charging port became loose. They changed the board. The camera wouldn't work a while later. They changed the camera. Once out of warranty the battery would not charge anymore so they replaced it. I had to pay a lot to get it fixed. Not one year later the battery will not hold a charge at all. Total piece of crap if you ask me. I paid $220.00 and almost paid another 200 because I thought it would last a few years. Didn't even last another year. Time to throw it away.


i got this tablet on december 15 2013 it's very good to read on e books and also on wifi i have no any trouble for this tablet and make sure do not turn to memory full so that will remain good system, when you charge this tablet always turn off until fully charged because if you take charge while on its very slow to fully charged


Anonymous, 10 Nov 2016I think this is a great tablet. I got it on sale at the future shop for like $220. I got this ... more Only do'' factory data reset'' in order to give him a new chance to work.


I think this is a great tablet. I got it on sale at the future shop for like $220. I got this tablet in August 2013 so I have had it for 3 years. The only cons is the camera but it's acceptable. The WiFi isn't really working like it turns on for 5 seconds but then doesnt work anymore but that's normal since its old. I will miss this tablet! But for Christmas I might be getting a new tablet and I might go for a Samsung:)


Anonymous, 11 Oct 2016you could try to solve with factory reset; hold down the volume up key and press power key at... moreI also had the same problem.. i follow your suggestion.. and it works... thanks a lot


bigmalh, 12 Oct 2016my 810 tablet now wants a password wheb I turn it on? Never set this up? always used swipe scr... moreRemoving a swipe, password or a PIN lock from your tablet/mobile is very easy. You just need to follow following steps: Firstly, click the Menu icon present on the home screen of the tablet. Now tap the Settings option from there. From the Settings window, tap the Lock Screen. If your tablet is locked by password, enter the password which is presently set to unlock the tablet. If it is locked by pattern, enter the present unlocking pattern or the PIN for unlocking the device. After providing the specified unlocking information, back on the previous screen, tap the None option to remove the unlocking method. Your screen lock should now be disabled. If you forgot the password you have the option to reset your tablet to factory settings. The following steps will erase all of your personal information, all stored contacts, and any programs you have installed on your tablet. Power off the tablet. Press and hold Volume Up and the Power Button together. Release the Power Button after three second and continue holding Volume Up until you see the boot screen. Select Recovery. Use Volume Down to highlight Wipe data/factory reset. Press the Power Button to select it. Select Yes -- delete all user data.

Select reboot system now after the reset is complete.


my 810 tablet now wants a password wheb I turn it on? Never set this up? always used swipe screen. Can I clear or delete password requirement?


Anonymous, 07 Sep 2016my upgraded acer tab had some issues it started to hang ang also the back cam stopped working.... morewith update camera stop working ,but do not worry in all applications, there should have a new icon for the camera, and delete the old one. in case you do not have a new icon, you can always install the new one from play store where you have a large selection of camera apps, so my proposal is '' Cameringo '' because is the best one camera app with professional tools and is free of charge. in order to work better your tablet to avoid freezes and slowdown need to delete apps that are a nightmare for every android device, these are - '' snapchat '' instagram '' - '' facebook '' - '' messenger '' ''Spotify'' so delete them and use them via browser, and your tablet will work smooth but also If you donÂ’t use an app thatÂ’s running in the background, uninstall it. If you canÂ’t uninstall it because it came with your device, disable it. Clear the cache data and Clean your device storage


Anonymous, 14 Sep 2016my Acer iconia1a 810.,has some built in NOTIFICATION buzz vibration that I cannot DISABLE...--... more it comes from an application that you have install and which is perhaps in cooperation with sound, or keyboard or some modification, need to find out , butt if you can not, then do factory data reset and the problem will go away, but do not forget, first to save your all your data on the sd card and remove from the tablet to reset


Anonymous, 07 Sep 2016can you resolve my problem?my acer is constantling hanging when ever i start doing something. ... moreyou could try to solve with factory reset; hold down the volume up key and press power key at same time until the screen lights up to boot the device with recovery mode , and then press volume up\down to select the wipe data factory reset.

this will erase all personal data from internal storage.


my Acer iconia1a 810.,has some built in NOTIFICATION buzz vibration that I cannot DISABLE...--I have all notification 'sounds' off.. please can anyone help me STOP this cheap, crappy noise


pane, 22 Aug 2016 my acer received kitkat update more than 2 years a go and I read that a lot of users complai... moremy upgraded acer tab had some issues it started to hang ang also the back cam stopped my tab stopped working already...please resolve our issues...


can you resolve my problem?my acer is constantling hanging when ever i start doing something. then arter reseting it will be ok then hang again...after a day i disn't turned it on it just stayed in the welcome ACER over and over can i use my acer tab again.please reaolve this


AnonD-568896, 05 Aug 2016When I try to update my Acer a1-810 from android 4.2.2 (jellybean) to 4.4(kitkat) it gives err... more my acer received kitkat update more than 2 years a go and I read that a lot of users complained about problems with kitkat version and therefore have stopped update so I can tell you that in addition to what have changed some icons I personally do not I see a significant change means nothing more so I think you're happy with 4.2 JB


My acer stoped working after 3 years and i can he shaking inside the device.

Acer Iconia A1 Review



  • Very little bloatware
  • Good features and performance for price


  • 4:3 aspect screen looks larger than 16.9
  • Some apps don't like the 4:3 screen
  • Struggles with most intensive games
  • Screen only so-so

Key Specifications

  • Review Price: £149.99
  • Quad-core 1.2GHz CPU
  • Android OS
  • Memory card slot
  • 7.9-inch IPS screen
  • 3G version available

The Acer Iconia A1 is an Android tablet that wants to offer a cut-price alternative to the iPad mini, and a larger-screen alternative to the Nexus 7. It has a 7.9-inch screen, quad-core processor, expandable memory and even a video output – all for £150.

Yes, it may suffer from most of the niggles we see in other top budget tablets, but this is an impressive effort that deserves attention if you love the iPad mini’s size but not its price. And it’s much better than Acer’s other budget tablets.

Acer Iconia A1 – Video Review

Want to see the Acer Iconia A1 for yourself? Check out our video review below.

Acer Iconia A1 – Design and Build

Acer has a history of producing well-priced laptops and tablets that offer good value in the spec-per-pound equation, but not always impressive build. However, the Acer Iconia A1 tries pretty hard to up Acer’s game.

There’s nothing fancy about the Iconia A1’s construction. It has a hard white plastic back and silver plastic sides, but feels solid in a manner that can stand up to the Google Nexus 7. There are no worrying creaks and it doesn’t feel as though the thing might fall apart any minute.

It feels better-made than the Iconia B1 tablet, which we got to grips with earlier this year.

The Acer Iconia A1 is, however, a good deal chunkier and heavier than the iPad mini – which it emulates to an extent. It is 10.5mm thick and 400g in weight.

That extra thickness is no problem at all, but the weight makes it that bit less comfortable to use one-handed than either a Nexus 7 or iPad mini. Maybe it’s down to our weedy forearms, but we did find it tiring after a while – two-handed is best.

What is just as important as weight in the Acer Iconia A1, though, is the aspect ratio. With a 4:3 aspect screen, the A1 isn’t as elongated – relatively speaking – as other Android tablets, which generally have widescreen displays.

This shape of screen is the perfect fit for a tablet this size, seeming to offer a much larger screen than a 7-inch widescreen tablet without a dramatic loss of portability. Apple was smart with its design of the 7.9-inch, 4:3 aspect iPad mini, in other words.

Acer Iconia A1 – Connectivity

Although it’s hard not to compare the Iconia A1 with the iPad mini given they’re aiming at the same design goal, other aspects of the tablet’s hardware are 100 per cent Acer.

Look at its edges and you’ll see design follows function. On the right edge there’s a microSD memory card slot and a microHDMI video output. These, and the pinhole mic that sits between them, are clearly labelled in style-less, guile-less fashion.

The Acer Iconia A1’s intentions are in the right place, but it won’t be winning any awards for its looks.

These connections do make the tablet much more flexible – the 16GB of internal memory is enough for a healthy bundle of app installs, but won’t go far if you start dumping video onto the tablet.

Another big win for the Acer Iconia A1 is its inclusion of GPS. Download an app with offline maps and you can use it as a GPS system. NFC is left out, and there’s currently no 3G version available, but one may be released later this year.

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Acer Iconia A1-830 review

Remember Acer? The company that, upon Android’s introduction, stepped out of its Windows-powered comfort zone and introduced the Iconia A500, a clunky but noble first stab at the increasingly popular Android tablet market? Acer continued to experiment with various sizes and shapes, but never really managed to enter that upper echelon monopolized by big names like Samsung, LG and Asus.

But despite its lack of a blockbuster hit, Acer has honed its Iconia line into a budget-friendly, solidly built alternative to its expensive competitors. Last summer’s A1-810 was built to compete with the iPad mini for half the price: the end product was a tablet that appealed to new and novice tablet users alike.

Enter the Iconia A1-830, the follow up to the 810 introduced at this year’s CES in Las Vegas. It takes what made the 810 work – modest specs, a 4:3 ratio, and a sub-$200 price tag – and refines it into a sequel-worthy package. Here’s a look at what Acer can do for $180.

Iconia Hardware: What's on the outside

Believe it or not, the A1-830 is one of the most well-built Android tablets available today, thanks in large part to its gorgeous aluminum casing.  It’s a nice upgrade from the 810’s plastic finish, and it gives the 830 a undeniably premium look and feel. In fact, aside from the iPad, there are few tablets on the market that can boast this kind of stunning design.

Drilled into that aluminum casing are two speaker grills, capable of producing loud, albeit tinny sound. For most occasions they’re perfectly acceptable, though don’t go searching for deep bass.  Also living inside the aluminum is the power button, volume rocker, and a microSD slot, capable of holding up to 32 GB of additional storage.

There is indeed a small plastic swath covering the top rear of the device -- here is where you’ll find the 5 MP camera (more on that later), the 3.5 mm headphone jack, and the microUSB charger, which I found to be awkwardly placed, especially when using the tablet during charging.

The aluminum finish even adds a sense of quality to the front of the device, which features an all-glass panel flanked by the buffed aluminum edges. There’s a considerable amount of bezel surrounding that 7.9-inch display, though I found it made holding and operating the tablet more comfortable.


Sadly, the 830 looks better with the display turned off. Turn it on and you’ll be met with a 7.9 inch, 768x1024 resolution panel, which at 162 ppi is all but Jurassic when compared to the rest of the market. It’s painfully low quality, riddled with pixelation and poor color reproduction, as well as an obvious gap between the actual panel and the touch surface. Viewing angles are ample thanks to the IPS technology Acer is using here, but when all is said and done, it’s really difficult to be content with this painfully outdated technology.

Despite my disappointment with the display resolution, I actually really enjoyed the overall look and feel of the 830, thanks in large part to its offbeat 4:3 ratio. Like the similarly laid-out iPad, it works remarkably well in both portrait and landscape, and at a mere 13.4 ounces and 8.2 mm thickness, you’ll be hard pressed to find an uncomfortable way to hold and operate the 830. And thanks to its 7.9 inch size, apps designed for Android phones look a heck of a lot better here than they do on larger 10.1 inch, 16:9 displays. Call it blasphemous, but when it comes to tablets and what I use them for, I’d take this layout over the standard widescreen orientation any day.

What's on the inside

Use the 830 for a while and you’ll begin to notice where Acer cut some corners to meet that $150 price tag. Underneath the hood, the 830 is packing a Intel Atom Z2560 processor clocked at 1.6 GHz with 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. In everyday usage, the 830 is capable of running relatively smoothly, thanks in large part to the lightweight, vanilla Jelly Bean. But begin the use the 830 in depth for things like graphics-intensive gameplay and, to some degree, heavy multitasking, and you’ll notice just how underpowered that Intel Atom really is.

It’s hard to fault Intel’s Atom, as its perfectly capable of performing relative well at a remarkably low price tag. However, don’t overestimate what it’s capable of: you’ll be perfectly pleased with light-to-moderate usage, but power users will definitely want to fork over a few extra bucks for something with a bit more horsepower.

The last piece of the 830’s spec puzzle, that 14.8 watt battery, is as remarkable as Acer says it is. Thanks to the power-sipping processor and low pixel count, you’ll easily squeeze two to three days of light to moderate usage out of the 830. You’ll also notice stellar standby times, which is one of the most important aspects of a tablet’s battery performance.

Iconia software

The A1-830 runs a mostly-untouched version of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box, which will go over well with Android purists. It’s the stock Android we’ve come to know and love, and it’s nice to see Acer focusing on hardware rather than getting bogged down in the software game. Why fix something that isn’t broken?

That said, there’s a handful of custom apps that ship preloaded on the 830, and since they can be removed, I’d stop short of labeling them “bloatware.” The apps include the music service 7digital, the Amazon suite, Acer’s own AcerCloud storage solution, Kobo ebook service, scrapbooking tool Life Image, and the WildTangent game portal. They’re fun additions that make stock Android feel a bit more robust to new and casual users, but there aren’t any standout deal makers (or breakers, for that matter).

I would have loved to see KitKat out of the box (obviously), and I'm a bit worried that we're a long, long way off from seeing the update, given Acer's track record. However, I'm still really pleased at how intuitive, user friendly, and fast Jelly Bean can be, and I'm just thankful Acer didn't do anything to get in its way. 


Two words: don’t bother. The 830’s 5MP shooter struggles dramatically in less-than-pitch-perfect lighting situations, and most results suffer from washed out tones, soft edges and low detail. In addition, Acer’s custom camera interface isn’t very fun to use with limited control over settings and a somewhat clunky menu setup.  There’s really nothing remarkable about this setup – if you absolutely must use one of the cameras, stick with the 1.3 MP front facer, which performs just fine for the video calls and selfies for which you'll be using it.


The bottom line

Acer did a fine job following up its A1-810 tablet, even if it didn’t give it much of a spec boost. With an exponentially nicer build quality, a unique 4:3 screen ratio and a nearly-untouched Jelly Bean experience, the 830 is a fine device. At just $180, it’s a fantastic buy for the casual or new tablet user.

This isn’t to say the 830 is perfect, even at that price point: the display is abysmal, as is the camera, and power users will find the Intel Atom processor to be disappointingly underpowered. But again, the 830 probably isn’t something you’ll want to move to from, say, a Nexus 7 or a LG G Pad -- these products are well worth the additional change you’ll shell out for them. For those looking a tablet with which to get their feet wet, though, the 830 is a solid choice.


  • Premium, high quality design
  • Easy-to-hold 4:3 ratio
  • Nearly stock version of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • Affordable $180 price tag


  • Disappointing display
  • Abysmal camera, both in terms of interface and results

Acer Iconia Tab 8 A1-840FHD - user opinions and reviews


I've had this Tablet since 2015 and have not had any problems with it. I do have to start looking for a replacement due to it being sluggish when browsing through the internet. This is expected as with any older electronic devices. Technology moves forward and old devices need replacement. Was very satisfied with it for what I used it for - browsing the web and down loading .pdf files. NO GAMING.. Good bang for

the buck on this one.


xian, 21 Sep 2014how does the battery life???Who care about battery? This tablet is a disaster after 1 year wont turn on but when i connect it on usb the adb driver works and i can see the photo on my laptop but the tablet doesn't turn on and is not vibrate...


Terrible battery life 100% in morning and if I don't use it will lose 60% of battery this it even loses 10% when so I have to keep plugged in like a car in the winter


I bought this tablet on 2016 @ 77us dollars here in the Philippines.Now 2018 still fine and I manage to root by reading the post on xda forum.


its a great tablet performance although it is stuck at Kitkat.Downside is many bloatware apps that eats internal storage capacity.It is hard to find the way how to root and some in Youtube or Xda forum is much complicated.


to take screenshot push power button and volume down same time together.


James, 22 Oct 2016I will never buy another Acer product again. Though the tablet itself is fantastic - great har... moreU are rt In same boat Appearances are deceptive

ThatÂ’s the lesson I bought fr money


Olivia, 06 Jan 2017Does it take screenshot?Even I have a doudt


Does it take screenshots??? If, ho to take???


Does it take screenshot?


J have problem with the tpuch screen,in the middle of the game he stoped working,can someone please help how can j solved this or j should take it to service center?


will never buy another acer tablet again. first one the charger kept falling out and wouldn't switch on and the second would switch on, off, on, off and kept doing this for hours.


I will never buy another Acer product again. Though the tablet itself is fantastic - great hardware, great build - the OS support is pathetic. With no updates beyond Android 4.4, Acer have just left a good tablet to die. Great way to annoy your customers so that they never become repeat customers, Acer.


I bought my Acer inconia 2years ago. It's model is A1840fhd. I have to say, this is the best product of a tab I ever owned! Quad core with 2gig ram plays anything I throw at it!

This past Xmas, I got a Nexus9 for a present. After serious benchmarking, the Nexus sits in the corner as a door stop! It's dual core and limitations cannot compare to my devoted Acer!!!! I'm stuck with KitKat apposed to lollipop but, my Acer is far the best over nexus9.............


never gonna buy acer again.. no support for upgrade on os


I'll never buy another Acer product. Bought two Iconia tab 8 for my kids about a year ago at Costco. Neither will take a charge. What a waste of money. Should have bought two ipad minis.


AnonD-496700, 03 Feb 2016Using larger than 32GB does work...sort of. I tried this with one of my 64GB Samsung SD cards,... moreI am using an Samsung Evo micro sd 128 gb in exfat and its working perfectly.


The Acer Iconia Tab 8 is a piece of electronic crap. This very pricey tablet can't hold a candle to the Asus ZenPad. Most times, Kindle won't stat. Apps are always crashing and generally the tablet is very slow. I wish that I could get my money back!!!!!


64GB micro sd-card works fine on my Acer Iconia Tab 8 A1-840FHD....


Anonymous, 23 Feb 2016I posted in January that my A840 couldn't be turned on after trying all the tricks of the trad... moreCan not open tablet

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