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Acer Iconia Tab A510 review

An affordable entry to the high-end quad-core tablet party, but lacking in any stand-out features

The camera setup on the Acer Iconia Tab A510 is as native ICS as you can get.

And by that we mean it's as basic as you can get.

Don't expect too many bells and whistles when it comes to this aspect of the A510, although 5-megapixel stills and Full HD 1080p video is on offer.

 Acer Iconia Tab A510 Review

In terms of settings you have the option to play around with the white-balance a bit, with four pre-set configurations on offer (incandescent, daylight, fluorescent and cloudy) and you can also slightly tweak the exposure level.

But that's about it – no macro mode, no touch-to-focus and no flash. Just an autofocus snapper and that's about it.

 Acer Iconia Tab A510 Review

On the video front there a few effects thrown in, such as comedy-face animations and 'wacky' backgrounds but, let's face it, you're hardly likely to use them.

 Acer Iconia Tab A510 Review

 Acer Iconia Tab A510 Review
Grainy images are common, especially in dimly-lit conditions

 Acer Iconia Tab A510 Review
Vibrant colours are lost with an unnatural darkness that hinders all images

 Acer Iconia Tab A510 Review
With no shutter-speed options, or alternative shooting modes, moving images are always blurred


 Acer Iconia Tab A510 Review
Using the pre-set white-balance modes can lead to better results

Tech Specs

Product TypeTablet
Green CompliantYes
Flash Memory Capacity32 GB
Processor ManufacturerNVIDIA
BluetoothNo
Wireless LANYes
GPSYes
HDMIYes
Backlight TechnologyLED
Product FamilyICONIA Tab A
Front Camera/WebcamNo
Operating System PlatformAndroid
Processor ModelT30S
ColourSilver
Operating SystemAndroid
Brand NameAcer
Form FactorSlate
Processor Speed1.30 GHz
Processor TypeTegra 3
Screen Size25.7 cm (10.1")
Number of Cells2-cell
Screen Resolution1280 x 800
Standard Memory1 GB
Weight (Approximate)680 g
Processor CoreQuad-core (4 Core)
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, WEEE
Memory Card ReaderYes
TouchscreenYes
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Height11 mm
Width260 mm
Depth175 mm
Screen ModeWXGA
Memory TechnologyLPDDR2
Product SeriesA
ManufacturerAcer, Inc
Product ModelA510
Product NameICONIA Tab A510 Tablet Computer
Product LineICONIA Tab
Aspect Ratio16:10
Manufacturer Part NumberHT.H9MMA.001
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.acer.co.uk
Marketing Information

Lightweight and smaller than a magazine, the ICONIA TAB A Series is very easy to carry. It runs on the tablet-tailored Android operating system, and sports a capacitive multi-touch display with smart divisions that open up new possibilities for interaction. Enjoy a whole new touch experience!

Strikingly powerful

Inside the smooth and handsome chassis is a powerful mobile processor, putting striking power and graphics in your hands, while ample RAM enables fast multitasking. The multi-touch screen and fluid interface make using this tablet a breeze. And use it your way: hold the ICONIA TAB A Series in any direction and it'll auto-rotate to your perspective. What's more, the long-lasting battery will give you several hours of HD video playback and enjoyment.

Package Contents
  • ICONIA Tab A510 Tablet Computer
  • Micro USB to USB Female Cable
  • Charger with Plug
  • Quick Start Guide