Acer Iconia Tab 8

6.1/10 AVG.
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Specs summary


The Acer Iconia Tab 8's screen is 8 inches with 1200 x 1920 pixels resolution.


There is a Intel Atom Z3745 Quad core 1.8 GHz processor (CPU).


The tablet runs on the Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system (OS).

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 2+ megapixels resolution.
16 GB

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


The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4600 mAh battery. Acer's performance ratings are 8 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Reviews (6.1/10 Avg. rating)

Android Guys

A great budget tablet

from Android Guys
The Acer Iconia Tab 8 surprised us, in a good way. It proved to be a decent, mid-range tablet that would make a great gift for kids or those that don’t need the latest and greatest. With smooth performance, a reasonable price and okay hardware, the Acer Iconia Tab 8 will feel right at home and will make a great last-minute Father’s Day gift. Those looking for newer features, faster performance and overall more in a tablet, however, are going to want to look elsewhere... Full review

Isn’t a bad alternative

from TrustedReviews
Acer’s latest tablet has a reasonable price and a decent exterior, and it’s able to overhaul one competitor thanks to its better screen and build quality. However, poorer performance, battery life and screen quality mean it can’t beat Tesco’s cheaper Hudl 2 for the title of best budget tablet... Full review
Android Community

Big tablet on a small budget

from Android Community
If you just need a tablet for light work/videos around the house and during your break at work, the Acer Iconia Tab 8 is a budget-minded tablet that will more than get you by. While the long list of pre-loaded apps isn't appealing to everyone, this is a decent tablet for well under $200. If you're looking for a durable tablet to stick under the tree this year for your munchkins, this tablet should fit nicely in Santa's sack... Full review
Laptop Magazine

Sports a fairly attractive plastic frame and full HD display at an affordable price

from Laptop Magazine
At $199, the Iconia Tab 8 looks, on paper, like it would be a decent deal for an 8-inch Android tablet. However, it doesn't last long enough on a charge, and the screen is too dim. While not as powerful, the Dell Venue 8 offers a brighter display and much longer battery life for the same price. If you can live with a lower-resolution screen, try the ASUS MeMO Pad 8, which lasts even longer on a charge. Ultimately, the Acer Iconia Tab 8 simply doesn't offer enough for the money... Full review
PC Magazine

Premium looks and feel but stubborn touch screen

from PC Magazine

It seems like you can't have it all when it comes to inexpensive full HD 8-inch tablets. The Acer Iconia Tab 8 has impressive multitasking performance for its $200 price, and its premium looks and feel sets it apart from the generic plastic exteriors that dress countless inexpensive tablets on the market. But we still recommend Dell's Venue 8 (2014)$199.99 at Dell for its better display and more reliable performance. If you're looking for a tablet that does have it all and more, including a high-resolution screen and excellent performance, you can't go wrong with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.... Full review


Stylish and simple, but skippable

from Cnet

The Acer Iconia Tab 8 is sleek for a budget tablet, but good looks only get you so far. The tablet performed fine, but didn't excel in anything in particular enough for it to stand out in the crowded budget tablet scene. If you have no use for an HDMI connection and are willing to settle for a slate that doesn't resemble an iPad, I suggest the similarly priced Dell Venue 8, which runs pure Android, or spending a little more for an upgraded model.

Offering faster performance and a sharper screen, the Amazon Fire HDX is a viable alternative. The lightweight and slim 7-inch is also... Full review


Offers a lot of good hardware at a low cost

from Notebookcheck

With its high number of positive features in the areas of hardware and performance, the Acer Iconia Tab 8 A1-840FHD leaves a very good overall impression. Fresh out of its packaging, the Acer tablet already scores points for its attractive aluminum back cover, good manufacturing quality and almost non-existent gaps between the case's separate pieces. Up and running, the device offers a bright IPS display with good viewing angle stability and fairly accurate color reproduction, and at a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, the screen is ideal for playing HD videos. The 10-point multi-touch pane... Full review

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Full Specs

Release date December 31, 2014
Regions available USA, United Kingdom, Asia, Europe, North America, South America
No cellular data
SIM Card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.4.2 KitKat

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Secondary OS No
Processor Intel Atom Z3745 Quad core 1.8 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
16 GB Flash
Digital compass No
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable, Manual, USB Power Adapter
Power & Battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4600 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 4 hours
Video Playback Time 8 hours
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 8 hours
3G Surfing Time No
4G Surfing Time No
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Aluminium
E-book Reader No
Colors Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 21.5 x 13.0 x 0.8 cm
(8.5 x 5.1 x 0.3 in)
Weight 360 grams
(12.7 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1200 x 1920 pixels
Pixel Density 283 pixels
Size 8 inches
3D No
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles OPP/FTP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
DLNA Support No
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash No
Additional Rear Camera Info Effects, Geotagging, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, HDR, Exposure
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC
Video Recording Parameters Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera  
Resolution 2+ megapixels
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, WAV, OGG, AMR-NB
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Acer A1-840FHD

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