Lenovo IdeaPad A1000 is a large screen sized tablet with an attractive look. The plus of this device is its 2G Connectivity with voice calling support and powerful battery. It also has a basic camera along with a front camera. The device also has a good internal expandable memory and is supported by 3500 mAh Battery which supports device of up to 8 Hours. The tablet has a very classy look which can attract buyers at its first sight only.
Display and Configuration
Lenovo IdeaPad A1000 sports a 7.0 inches of capacitive Multi touchscreen display, running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system and has been powered with 1.2GHz Dual Core Processor paired up with PowerVR SGX531 GPU and 1GB RAM.
Camera and Memory
The device packs a 0.3MP front camera for video conferencing. It also houses a 4GB internal storage capacity which can be expandable up to 32GB via Micro SD Card.
Connectivity and Battery
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This tablet is a nightmare.nI had a friend order one for me. I came from some third party vendor through flipkart. It came with a no return policy. I did not bother one bit. I had bought it for keeps really. I thought what ever problems it could have would be minor.nnbut wait. 2 days after I bought it, it goes of into a self test mode. And then fails a series of tests and stays put with a character screen for ever.nnYou cannot turn off this blasted piece of trash. nnYou just have to let the battery drain for the next 8 to 16 hours. Apparently then you can recharge it and use it.nI ran in panic to the service center in Hyderabad - Ameerpet with this thing. There is an aged couple sitting right in front of me with exactly the same problems. And there is an engineer helping them with the issue. But they put me through the same rigmarole for 3 hours before they diagnosed it as a faulty battery (same as the other case). And kept it for 2 weeks.nnI cannot reach these angels on the phone. for 5 working days straight (with several holidays in between) I tried their landline. It connects, and a beautiful voice from heaven on the IVR tells me I am a very valuable customer etc and I have to wait for service. Several minutes later it goes off into a forbidding vacuous silence.nnI am able to get to the lenovo call center. The gentleman on that call center also tried the service center for some time. And then advised me that the service center is not receiving calls and the only way for me to find out what is happening is go back to this place 17 km from my home. Oh it is just next door. He is not asking me to go to Delhi like the local MPs have to do for resolving issues on a case by case basis.nnI land at this service center. And then suddenly I am informed that the nice folks have noticed my case and are replacing the battery. I have to sit for 1 hour to collect my tab.nnAnyway I bring it back home after two weeks. And then the fun starts again.nnI come home and then notice my google account is not working on this tab. After 2 hours of panic again, suddenly it starts working. And the next couple of days I scramble to install my apps that I had cleared out before handing it in for service.nnThere is a very interesting design bomb in this tablet. To start with it has only a 4 gb internal storage. Bad design in the first place, but a workable hardware for os and apps. nnBut wait a minute. 1.5 gb is occupied by the OS. and 2.5 GB is left. Not too bad. But here is the real joke. you can install apps only on 500 mb. Some engineer with a wicked sense of practical humor produced this crap. the remaining 2gb is reported as external usb memory. apps will not typically install to this. You have to install an additional app like app2sd for moving apps out to this 2 gb partition.nThen this workaround it will not work with many apps. the 500 mb fills up very rapidly. in about 20 apps. facebook occupies about 50 mb. updates to default existing apps will eat up your "internal" 500 mb without your even having to install anything. And these updates typically cannot be moved.nnNow here is the real kick. two days after I brought back this unit from the service center, the crazy piece of junk starts it system test again randomly. Again I have to let the battery drain out and perhaps take it back to the service center.nnI have to rate the whole experience 50 stars below zero. nnBuy this machine if you want to go through a science project designed to be a practical joke at considerable personal expense and heart burn. There are already enough reviews about this machine on the web. There is no reset button on the tab anywhere. The bright folks who produced this tab are so confident about their brilliant work, that nobody noticed this simple feature. There are safety valve in 200 year old boilers. But nothing on this one. Oh we can dispense with such uncivilized thing. Just let the damned thing explode.nnthis is for a1000 f.nI have a a1000g no updates yet. can they fix anything with any updates?
Lenovo you can not fool Indian consumers by offering such products ,World has moved on to 4g we in India have 4g in few cities but 3g has picked up remarkably ,in this age of technology upgradation you offer a product with 2g at a price of 9000rs ,when even a 5000rs phone has 3g ,Lenovo R & D and the Marketing department really need to get into the drivers seat and reconsider there thougths of launchign this product in 2013 ,well if there was a time machine taking us back in 2007 this product would have been definitely hit then.
|Launch Date||May 16, 2013 (Official)|
|Operating System||Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean)|
|Screen Size||7 inches (17.78 cm)|
|Screen Resolution||600 x 1024 pixels|
|Pixel Density||170 ppi|
|Touch Screen||Yes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch|
|Screen to Body Ratio||57.21 %|
|Processor||Dual core, 1.2 GHz, Cortex A9|
|Graphics||PowerVR SGX 531 Ultra|
|Internal Memory||4 GB|
|Expandable Memory||Yes, Up to 32 GB|
|USB OTG Support||Yes|
8 MP f/2.2, Primary Camera
|Flash||Yes, LED Flash|
|Image Resolution||3264 x 2448 Pixels|
|Camera Features||Digital Zoom|
2 MP Primary Camera
|Talktime||Up to 8 Hours(2G)|
|Standby time||Up to 336 Hours(2G)|
|Wi-Fi||Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n|
|Wi-Fi Features||Mobile Hotspot|
|USB Connectivity||microUSB 2.0|
|Audio Jack||3.5 mm|
|Audio Features||Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus|
|Other Sensors||Light sensor, Accelerometer|
Higher battery capacity:
4000 mAH vs 3500 mAH
More internal memory:
8 GB vs 4 GB
Higher secondary camera resolution:
1.3 MP vs 0.3 MP