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Acer ICONIA TAB A501 Acer Iconia A1
Global Score
5.575.89
Basic Information
AcerAcer
Android 3.2, 3.0Android 4.1
2011-03-222013-06-01
10.24 x 6.97 x 0.52 inches8.22 x 5.74 x 0.44 inches
25.75 ounces14.39 ounces
--Black and White
$ 215.00 at Amazon$ 80.00 at Amazon
Display / Screen
10.1 inches7.9 inches
1280 x 800 pixels 1024 x 768 pixels
LCDIPS LCD
149 pixels per inch162 pixels per inch
Capacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
5.56.2
Performance
--MediaTek MT8125 chipset
ARM Cortex-A9 (Dual-Core 1000 MHz) processorARM Cortex-A7 (Quad-Core 1200 MHz) processor
1 GB RAM1 GB RAM
Yes GPUPowerVR SGX544 (384 MHz) GPU
6.577.47
Storage
16 GB internal memory16 GB internal memory
microSD, microSDHC (up to 32 GB) external memory slotmicroSD, microSDHC (up to 32 GB) external memory slot
3.263.26
Camera
5.00 MP + 2.00 MP5.00 MP + 0.30 MP
--1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD) video resolution
4.734.95
Networks
Wi-FiWi-Fi
HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and GSM--
SIM--
5.13.2
Battery Life
3260mAh Li-Ion Battery4960mAh Li-Ion Battery
Non-Removable BatteryNon-Removable Battery
3.765.52
Other Features
Bluetooth 2.1, EDRBluetooth 4.0
GPSGPS
Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity SensorAccelerometer and Gyroscope

Comparisson review

Acer Iconia A1 has an overall score of 5.89, which is just a bit better than Acer ICONIA TAB A501's overall score of 5.57. The Acer Iconia A1 design is notably newer, a lot lighter and thinner than the Acer ICONIA TAB A501. Both of these devices come with Android OS (operating system), but the Acer Iconia A1 has a more recent 4.1 version while Acer ICONIA TAB A501 has Android 3.2, providing the user some additional features.

Acer Iconia A1 features a quite superior hardware performance than Acer ICONIA TAB A501, and although they both have 1 GB of RAM memory, the Acer Iconia A1 also has a GPU and a larger number of cores. Acer Iconia A1 has a sharper display than Acer ICONIA TAB A501, because although it has a little bit lower 768 x 1024 pixels resolution and a lot smaller display, it also counts with a little better pixel amount in each inch of display.

Acer Iconia A1's storage capacity for apps and games is just as good as Acer ICONIA TAB A501's one, both have the same internal memory and a slot for an SD memory card that holds a maximum of 32 GB. The Acer Iconia A1 has a little bit better camera than Acer ICONIA TAB A501. Both have a 5 mega-pixels back-facing camera.

Acer Iconia A1 counts with a very superior battery life than Acer ICONIA TAB A501, because it has 4960mAh of battery capacity instead of 3260mAh.

Even being the best tablet of the ones we are comparing, Acer Iconia A1 is also by far the cheapest.