Battery dropped around 20% after one hour of reading a pdf file with light web browsing and spotify in background.
I am currently using a 64gb Sandisk card so the stated limitation to 32gb doesn't seem to apply.
The battery life is around 5-6 hours. The main omission is the sensor to allow automatic brightness control.
Just waiting for an update to lollipop and then I'll be quite happy.
May i ask how much battery percentage is lost for one hour of web browsing under wifi?
This tablet is an outstanding tablet. I bought it and it works perfectly, doesn't stutter and the screen is very good. This tablet is the best choice in the range of 200 euros
After I downloaded the update from the settings menu, my external HDD (WD Elements 1TB) now works using OTG :D
There is also otg. It detected mu flash drive but it couldn't detect my external hdd. Although the hard drive does light up and spin.
There is also otg. It detected mu flash drive but it couldn't detect my
Just got this tablet today. Display is great. I ran the Phone Tester app from the play store and it shows that this tab does have both accelerometer and gyroscope and the display supports 10 finger multitouch. Sound out of earphones is great but the built in speakers are not very loud. Viewing angles are very good. I just hope I can find a case and screen protector. The device also warms up even when just browsing with wifi -- not as hot as my laptop but enough to make my hands a little sweaty. I haven't tried gaming yet though so I don't know how hot it might get or how well it performs. The bezels are a little wide and the width at the bottom part is a little off-putting but I think it's better for the side bezels to be wide to prevent accidental presses. The UI is smooth but you can sometimes notice periods of low frame rate. The back camera has autofocus but no flash. I expected the quality of the shots to be better however. I'm still looking for a case and screen protector though.
Please someone comment on sound quality on the headphone out not the speaker of this tab ,want to buy tab with good sound output i am an audiophile..
I am waiting for this tab to come to UAE market. Hope this will be reasonably priced too..
angel.d.saint, 01 Oct 2014Are you sure it has gyro? Then why do some compass apps at Google Play indicate that my un... moreOops. Finally saw a brochure. Yup, indeed the Tab 8 has gyro sensor! Which means the aforementioned apps were in compatible due to most probably the OS compatibility.
ev0rtex, 28 Sep 2014I can verify that it does indeed have a gyro sensor made by Invensense.Are you sure it has gyro?
Then why do some compass apps at Google Play indicate that my unit isn't compatible with it? Whereas my Asus ZenFone 5 was able to download it and it performs well.
angel.d.saint, 29 Sep 2014I have this now for more than a day. After initial charging (required 4 hours as per Acer), I ... moreMy bad and my apologies. The last word was misspelled terribly. It should be 'mAh' juice. Again, my apologies...
I have this now for more than a day. After initial charging (required 4 hours as per Acer), I immediately used it connected to Wi-Fi. With almost non-stop use (screen almost always on at 10% brightness (screen is really great), I got to about 5 hours before the battery went dead. That included about 30 or so minutes of 3D (Asphalt 8) and 2D (PvZ2) gaming. A little disappointed actually. But perhaps it would do better in a video loop test. I hope. Haven't tested it yet. My Asus MeMo Pad 7 HD fared better last time I used it in my initial tests (7 to 8 hrs.), though I think I wasn't connected; just tinkering with the device and playing some games. In comparison, I also have the Asus ZenFone 5 which I bought 3 weeks ago, and that phone lasted 3:45 to more than 4:30 with Wi-Fi on, screen constantly on, benchmarking, playing games, surfing the net, and a lot if background apps. FYI, Acer has 4600 mAh (i didnt know that; it's just listed as 17Wh); MemoPad is rated at 3,950 mAh; ZenFone has 2,110 man juice). HTH
Several people want to know about the battery life. I have had this tablet since June (yes, long before the official release) and so far I have noticed that it's battery seems to give me much less time than what I get out of my Nexus 7 (the only device I have to compare with). The tablet is larger but I doubt the size of the screen is the root cause. It could be software or it could be a difference in running an Intel vs. ARM processor (maybe both?). Real world experience feels like I get roughly 1/2 to 3/4 the battery life of my Nexus 7. It will last me several days with my usual usage but my Nexus will give me more like a full week of similar usage.
Really I wouldn't say it's battery life is terrible considering that I'm used to charging several of my devices every day but I'm sure it could be better. Perhaps a future software update will help.