At the recently concluded Acer event at New York, our man Sascha Pallenberg managed to compare its latest entry level model, the just announced Acer Iconia A1 to two other similarly sized tablets – the Apple iPad and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
It is interesting to note that the Apple iPad Mini and the Iconia A1 apart from sharing a similarly sized 7.9 inch display also have similar 4:3 aspect ratios. They also share the same display resolution of 1024*768. The Galaxy Note 8.0 however is a totally different creature. This one sports an 8 inch display – albeit in a 16:9 widescreen format, The display resolution too differs – with the Note 8.0 boasting of 1280*800 pixel resolution. Both, the Android devices run the latest version of the OS – Android 4.3 JellyBean. The iPad Mini runs the latest version of iOS 6 – as expected.
Here’s what Sascha had to say about each of these devices when he did a quick comparison video:
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Moving on to the processors, the iPad Mini is powered by Apple’s own A5 chips. The Samsung on the other hand uses its own Exynos 4412 quad core processor on the Note 8. Acer on the other hand sports a quad core processor housed inside a MediaTek Soc.
While the iPad Mini and the Iconia A1 have lots of similarities when it comes to the overall form factor, it is clear that the build quality on the Apple is a lot better. However, the Iconia A1 is a lot more affordable than the iPad Mini – thereby sort of justifying its OKish build quality.
All the devices get 5 megapixel main cameras as well as a front camera for video calling. Anyway, for more dope on these devices, watch our video above. Also, you might want to let us know which of these three tablets you would choose as your next tablet if you had the money!
By the way, you might also want to take a look at our (in)famous comparison table for a quick look at the specs of each of these devices so that you will quickly get to know the similarities and the differences between them!