Lenovo IdeaTab A3000

AKA: Lenovo A3000
7/10 AVG.
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Reviews summary

7/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 4 reviews

The Lenovo IdeaTab A3000 might be the perfect tablet for Android users who are looking for a cheaper 7” tablet alternative but do not want to sacrifice quality. The A3000 is a 7” tablet like the A1000, but that’s where the comparisons end. Unlike the A1000 the A3000 screen is IPS, which translates to better viewing angles. It’s also more powerful than the A1000 thanks to its MTK 8125 1.2GHz quad core processor and 1GB of RAM. This affords the tablet excellent multi-tasking ability and a superior gaming experience.

Like many Android tablets, this one comes with a built-in WiFi card, Bluetooth connectivity and 16GB of onboard storage with the option to expand storage to 64GB thanks to the micro-SD slot. The battery life is on par with the Google Nexus, lasting around 7 hours of regular usage and 2 weeks in standby mode. Itcomes with Android 4.1, however it can be upgraded to the most recent Android OS 4.2.

While the A3000 is a relatively solid tablet all around for the price there are some minor drawbacks. The screen resolution is relatively low for a tablet in its class at 1024x600 or 170ppi. Compare this to the Asus MeMo Pad HD which boasts 800x1280 resolution. Aside from this, it offers a 5MP rear-facing camera and 0.3MP front-facing camera, however it does not have built-in flash so it is all but impossible to take pictures in low light.

For its price, the IdeaTab A3000 is a decent tablet that can perform basic tasks and run processor intensive apps.

The Good: IPS screen for excellent viewing angles, quad-core processor for fast performance, long battery life.

The Bad: Poor screen resolution, no flash for cameras, poor resolution for front-facing camera.

Specs summary

Screen
7"

The Lenovo IdeaTab A3000's screen is 7 inches with 600 x 1024 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.2GHz

There is a Quad core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.
Storage
16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB Flash. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3500mAh

The tablet is powered by a 3500 mAh Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol) battery. Lenovo's performance ratings are 14 days standby time, 7 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Prices (Where to Buy)

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Lenovo IdeaTab A3000-F 16GB (18216)

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Lenovo IdeaTab A3000-F 16GB (18216)

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16GB Lenovo IdeaTab A3000 WiFi Android 4.2 Tablet - VERY GOOD CONDITION

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7" Inch Lenovo A3000 Android 4.2 1GB/16GB Dual Sim WIFI+3G Tablet Phablet Black

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Reviews summary

7/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 4 reviews

The Lenovo IdeaTab A3000 might be the perfect tablet for Android users who are looking for a cheaper 7” tablet alternative but do not want to sacrifice quality. The A3000 is a 7” tablet like the A1000, but that’s where the comparisons end. Unlike the A1000 the A3000 screen is IPS, which translates to better viewing angles. It’s also more powerful than the A1000 thanks to its MTK 8125 1.2GHz quad core processor and 1GB of RAM. This affords the tablet excellent multi-tasking ability and a superior gaming experience.

Like many Android tablets, this one comes with a built-in WiFi card, Bluetooth connectivity and 16GB of onboard storage with the option to expand storage to 64GB thanks to the micro-SD slot. The battery life is on par with the Google Nexus, lasting around 7 hours of regular usage and 2 weeks in standby mode. Itcomes with Android 4.1, however it can be upgraded to the most recent Android OS 4.2.

While the A3000 is a relatively solid tablet all around for the price there are some minor drawbacks. The screen resolution is relatively low for a tablet in its class at 1024x600 or 170ppi. Compare this to the Asus MeMo Pad HD which boasts 800x1280 resolution. Aside from this, it offers a 5MP rear-facing camera and 0.3MP front-facing camera, however it does not have built-in flash so it is all but impossible to take pictures in low light.

For its price, the IdeaTab A3000 is a decent tablet that can perform basic tasks and run processor intensive apps.

The Good: IPS screen for excellent viewing angles, quad-core processor for fast performance, long battery life.

The Bad: Poor screen resolution, no flash for cameras, poor resolution for front-facing camera.

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Reviews (7/10 Avg. rating)

It’s an average 7in tablet let down by poor battery life and a low resolution screen

from ITProPortal (about 1 year ago)

The IdeaTab A3000 isn’t a disaster like the cheaper A1000, but it’s an average 7in tablet let down by poor battery life and a low resolution screen. Six months ago that wouldn’t have mattered so much, but now it’s being undercut by equally well-made tablets with a longer battery... More

  6/10

This tablet is dismal....avoid, do not buy!!!

(19 days ago)

We purchased 5 of these tabs for our school. Within 2 weeks, every single one had stopped working. We contacted the company we purchased them from, they were unhelpful. We were directed to Lenovo and have had the same customer service. We eventually received replacements. They no longer work either.... More

  1/10

Best tablet in this range

(7 months ago)

This is my first tablet,and i like this tablet because it provides better gaming performance than any other tablet in this range.Recently i installed asphalt 8 on my tablet and it works superb.

  9/10

The price is worth with the spec like 'tip top'!!

(about 1 year ago)

the worthwhile budget tablet..

  10/10

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