Lenovo Ideapad A1000 Review



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Lenovo just like many other computer manufactures are stepping up a notch and entering the smartphone and tablet making arena. Lenovo just released an amazing tablet, the Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 is a work of art. It has a brilliant feel to it; the built quality is bang on. It navigates easily and looks really great. They know what the consumer wants exactly, they have been there with the laptops, now time to take over tablets too.


Design

Like I said, the built quality is just amazing. It has a nice smooth matte finish to it. It feels great in your hands. The overall design has made it pretty portable and easy to use. It is your usual 7 inch tablet and like most does not come in just one hand. The sound quality should have been much better knowing Lenovo, the speakers are loud but not clear. It is very light for a 7inch tablet and carries without a problem. The colours available are black and white.

Display

Well the 7 inch display is pretty standard and average. With a resolution of 600×1024 pixels it is not really the best or the most beautiful but at the same time it is not terrible either. The pixel density is 170ppi, no visible pixilation but results to a poor gaming performance. Viewing angles are so-so. The reading experience is quiet okay. Video playback is good but not awesome.

Camera

Suit yourself, actually don’t because there is NO primary/rear camera at all. But there is a front facing camera crucial for your video calls. But it is a really terrible VGA one, noisy phone calls, difficult streaming experience and just “terrible”. I can’t say terrible enough for this.

Software

Out of the box you get the Lenovo IdeaPad A1000 loaded with Android v4.1 Jelly Bean but today you can update it to Android v4.2 Jelly Bean. I am “for” the openness of Android as on OS but come on, it eats just so much of Ram with application APIs using just anything and everything. Then people complaint Android lags. Root your freaking tablets and rather run the stock Android versions. Google Play has tons of options for you to explore for tablet apps made just tailor made for the tablets. With the current UI, it is fairly easy to go around and use Android’s power for a great experience.

Performance

The meditek MTK 8317 Dual Core 1.2 GHz processor has made its way on this tablet. With the 1GB RAM it works just fine. Good response time, good frame rates, satisfactory speed while running apps and okay-ish multitasking. It is available with internal memory options of 4GB and 16GB expandable to up to 32GB. It does not have NFC. Bluetooth latest version v4.0 makes it way on the tablet.

Final Thoughts

The tablet should have been something wow if Lenovo is actually looking to join the game “along” with the big names but this wont be the case with this tablet. This is just good but with Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 or the Apple iPad Mini, no one would actually think twice before not selecting this tablet. Even though it is little less as per cost it just isn’t “it” in terms of performance.

GENERAL
BrandLenovo
Model IDIdea Tab A1000
ColorBlack
SIMSingle SIM, GSM
Processor1.2 GHz MTK8317 Dual Core
Voice CallYes
Supported Networks2G: GSM 900, 1800
PLATFORM
Operating SystemAndroid 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
SensorsG-Sensor, Accelerometer
MEMORY
RAM1 GB DDR2
STORAGE
Internal Storage4 GB
Expandable Storage Capacity32 GB
Memory Card Slot typemicroSD
DISPLAY
Display Type7 inch Capacitive Touchscreen with 1024 x 600 pixels
Other Display FeaturesIPS Display, 178 Deg Wide Viewing Angle, 72 % Color Jamut, 5 Point Multi-touch
CAMERA
Secondary Camera0.3 megapixels
BUSINESS FEATURES
Mail FeaturesEmail
Document SupportDocument Viewer
BATTERY
Battery Type3500 mAh Lithium – Polymer
Standby Time336 hrs
Internet Browsing Time8 hrs
Play Time6 hrs (Video Player)
INTERNET CONNECTIVITY
Wi-FiYes, 802.11 b/g/n
Pre-Installed BrowserAndroid
MULTIMEDIA
Video PlaybackYes
Video Formats SupportedH.264, MPEG4
Audio Formats SupportedMP3
NAVIGATION
GPSYes
Map SupportGoogle Maps
CONNECTIVITY
Other Connectivity FeaturesMicro USB OTG Port
USBYes, Micro USB
Audio Jack3.5 mm Headphone Jack
Bluetoothv3
DIMENSIONS
Dimensions199 x 121 x 10.7 mm
Weight340 g



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Author: Sinha

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