Acer Iconia talk S: Test of 7-Inch Phablets

Test conclusion: what you should know

Sounds only once much over 200 euros for a 7-inch tablet. But customers received an almost fully-equipped 7-inch tablet. The scoop in this price class: LTE is the Iconia talk S series, the tablet can be used also as a phone. On top of that, the Acer offers two SIM card slots, and a very long with over 17 hours of battery life. It’s a pity that memory with 1 gigabyte is quite scarce. That pushes the tempo. This compensates for the tablet with a full display, which offers a very high fidelity. Best price on the Internet: 168,37 Euro * per order this product at Amazon very natural color reproduction very high contrast phone function LTE, 2 SIM card slots memory expandable long battery life counter image sharpness slightly low dark display full HD video playback jerky sporadically moderate cameras mark of the editorial 2.34 good users rating now evaluate practical tablets is available in all sizes, price ranges and features. There are few affordable versions of LTE providing smartphones and tablets in a single device. Acer customers now the Iconia talk S offers a 7-inch Phablet that is available currently for only a little more than 200 euros at the dealer. How good are processing facilities and handling? And convincing image quality, speed and battery life? Our site has extensively tested the Android powered device.

Handy construction

The Iconia talk S is very handy and sits comfortably in the hand. However, it is comparatively thick for a 7-inch tablet with a weight of 267 grams and a height of exactly 8.7 millimeters. For comparison: the much larger 8-incher, Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is only 1 gram heavier but with 6.4 millimetres clear thin.

Acer Iconia talk S: of product photos and screenshots

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Colourful screen

The bare facts of the displays are thin at the talk S: it shows on its 7-inch diagonal (17.8 centimeters) only 1280 x 720 pixels. This is but not uncommon for a Phablet of this price class. Especially since the talk S image content such as photos and videos in detail and with natural colors represents. Hook: The display ensures only a maximum brightness of 358 candela per square meter. It is too dark for the surfing outdoors in direct sunlight. As disturbing, the testers also felt the slightly uneven illumination on the edge.

Memory little short measured

This applies also when playing videos. If you look at high-definition movies in full HD format, also slight juddering disturb the. Cause is too tight with 1 gigabyte memory and the somewhat weak Adreno graphics unit 306, which is housed in the unit 410 (MSM8916) Snapdragon from Qualcomm. The Snapdragon was when assessing the pace of work although not a high Achiever, but delivered a consistently fast pace. Parallel open several apps, but noticeably slow responds that talk S. Here also impacts the scarce memory out.

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LTE, dual SIM and memory card slot

However, class: with the Acer contract and network coverage surf mobile Internet provided, via LTE with maximum 100 megabits per second. And the talk offers S slots for two micro-SIM cards for official and private use. The Acer is also suitable for voice calls, SMS and MMS.

Wi-Fi-ac 5.0 Android is missing, also

Schade: Wi-Fi-ac is not on board. At home it is therefore only by n-standard in the network and exclusively in the 2.4 gigahertz range, the Wi-Fi chip may not spark in the trouble-free 5-gigahertz range. The Iconia with Android 4.4.4 (kitkat’) is also working. If and when there is an update to the current version of Android 5.0 (lollipop), is currently not set.

Cameras moderately

Fixed but says that the cameras are rather mediocre. The back 4-megapixel model produced photos with annoying artifacts and distorted colors. And full-HD video recording lurched (29 frames per second), bugged with a-level brightness adjustment and a poor image stabilization. The 2-megapixel lens on the front but enough for video calls via Skype, transfers the own picture but also vaguely to the interlocutor.

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Long battery life

Good for: long battery life. In the application mix, the Iconia came out whopping 17 hours and 11 minutes without plug. And who wants to surf the Internet throughout, can do in fact 9 hours and 17 minutes at a time. Also good: The talk S needed only 3 hours and 50 minutes until the battery is full to the brim again.