Acer The Iconia One 7 (B1-780-K610) from Acer is an alternative, with a crisp 7-inch display, robust parental controls, and access to the Google Play store. That said, it suffers from issues with sluggishness and a profusion of bloatware, not to mention lacklustre Wi-Fi range. It’s a decent option if you want unrestricted access to Android apps
The Acer Iconia One 7 is a generic black plastic slate. Measuring 7.5 by 4.0 by 0.4 inches (HWD) and tipping the scales at 8.8 ounces. That makes it easier to hold for a long period of time, but it doesn’t feel quite as sturdy, which could be a concern if you’re planning to give it to a child. The back is textured for a better grip, and you can always put a protective case on it.
There are a power button and volume rocker on the right side of the tablet. The top has a 3.5mm audio jack, a micro-USB charging port, and an exposed microSD card slot that worked fine with a 256GB card. One downside for media use is that are no dual front-facing stereo speakers.
The main attraction is the 7-inch, 1,280-by-720 IPS LCD, which is fairly sharp for the price. The 210 pixels per inch (PPI) here result in a denser picture. The screen gets quite bright and viewing angles are decent, but it will wash out if you tilt it too much.
Connectivity options include dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0.
The Iconia One 7 is powered by a MediaTek MT8163 processor clocked at 1.3GHz. On the AnTuTu benchmark, a measure of overall system performance, the One 7 does better, scoring 36,497. But that’s only part of the story. Both slates have just 1GB of RAM, so while the One 7 performs smoothly enough for some light web browsing and watching videos, it starts chugging if you try to push it in terms of multitasking.
There are a 2-megapixel rear and a 0.3-megapixel front camera, both of which aren’t really worth using for more than video chat. This isn’t unusual for the price range.
The Iconia One 7 runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The UI layer is minimal aside from the addition of Acer’s custom news feed when you swipe left from the home screen. It lets you connect to various apps like Facebook, Twitter, and Opera Discover to generate content.
Acer Iconia One 7 bloatware occupies half of memory, well you can delete them at will, but that still leaves you with just 7.44GB of storage out of the total 16GB. You can always use a microSD card if you need more space.
According to Acer, the One 7 should last for up to six hours of use. There’s a 2,780mAh cell under the hood
SPECIFICATIONS FOR Acer Iconia One 7 (B1-780-K610)
Operating System: Android 6.0
Dimensions: 7.5 by 4.0 by 0.4 inches
Weight: 8.8 oz
Screen Size: 7 inches
Screen Resolution: 1,280 by 720 pixels
CPU: MediaTek MT8163
Processor Speed: 1.3 GHz
Screen Type: IPS LCD
Screen Pixels Per Inch: 210 ppi
RAM: 1 GB
Storage Type: Flash storage
Storage Capacity (as Tested): 16 GB
Ports: Mini USB
Camera Resolution: 2MP Rear, 0.3MP Front-facing
Video Camera Resolution: 480p
Wi-Fi (802.11x) Compatibility: 2.4GHZ/5GHz
Bluetooth Version: 4.0
Battery Size: 2,780 mAh