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Acer ICONIA TAB A501 Sony Tablet P
Global Score
5.575.95
Basic Information
AcerSony
Android 3.2, 3.0Android 4.0.3, 3.2
2011-03-222011-04-26
10.24 x 6.97 x 0.52 inches7.09 x 6.22 x 0.55 inches
25.75 ounces13.12 ounces
$ 215.00 at Amazon$ 200.00 at Amazon
Display / Screen
10.1 inches5.5 inches
1280 x 800 pixels 1024 x 480 pixels
LCDIPS LCD
149 pixels per inch206 pixels per inch
Capacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
5.56
Performance
--NVIDIA Tegra 2 chipset
ARM Cortex-A9 (Dual-Core 1000 MHz) processor Dual-Core 1000 MHz processor
1 GB RAM1 GB RAM
Yes GPUYes GPU
6.576.57
Storage
16 GB internal memory4 GB internal memory
microSD, microSDHC (up to 32 GB) external memory slotmicroSD, microSDHC (up to 32 GB) external memory slot
3.262.16
Camera
5.00 MP + 2.00 MP5.00 MP + 0.30 MP
--1280 x 720 (HD) video resolution
4.734.18
Networks
Wi-FiWi-Fi
HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and GSMLTE (4G), HSPA, UMTS, EDGE and GSM
SIMSIM
5.18.1
Battery Life
3260mAh Li-Ion Battery3080mAh Li-Ion Battery
Non-Removable BatteryNon-Removable Battery
3.765.44
Other Features
Bluetooth 2.1, EDRBluetooth 2.1, EDR
GPSGPS
Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity SensorAccelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor

Comparisson review

Sony Tablet P is a little bit better than Acer ICONIA TAB A501, with a 5.95 score against 5.57. Even though the Sony Tablet P and Acer ICONIA TAB A501 were released only 1 months apart, Sony Tablet P's design is a bit thicker but also notably lighter. These tablets have Android OS (operating system), but the Sony Tablet P has a more recent 4.0.3 version and Acer ICONIA TAB A501 has Android 3.2 version, giving you a lot of extra features and improved performance.

The Sony Tablet P and Acer ICONIA TAB A501 feature similar processing units, both have 2 cores and a 1 GB RAM memory. Sony Tablet P features a slightly better looking display than Acer ICONIA TAB A501, because although it has a lot smaller display and a much lower resolution of 480 x 1024, it also counts with a better amount of pixels per inch in the screen.

Acer ICONIA TAB A501 shoots much better pictures and videos than Sony Tablet P. Both of them have a same resolution back-facing camera. Acer ICONIA TAB A501 has much more memory capacity for apps and games than Sony Tablet P, and although they both have a SD extension slot that holds a maximum of 32 GB, the Acer ICONIA TAB A501 also has 12 GB more internal memory capacity.

The Sony Tablet P has a way better battery lifetime than Acer ICONIA TAB A501, although it has just 3080mAh battery capacity against 3260mAh.

In addition to being the best tablet of the ones we are comparing here, the Sony Tablet P is also a bit cheaper.