Rubbish! I haven't even had it 3 months & it's been back to Acer twice.
First time was for a defective WiFi unit & second was it's inability to charge. Was contacted by Acer to tell me that the charging adapter was faulty & it's not covered under warranty, did I want to buy one from them? Told them to shove it, I'll get one from Ebay.
Build quality is poor, very flimsy feeling & inferior quality plastics used.
Sound quality is negligible, touch screen not very responsive & navigation is slow, avoid!
I posted in January that my A840 couldn't be turned on after trying all the tricks of the trade ..I reported that it had to be sent in for repair... Came back fine only to have the same problem within about a week. This time Acer paid shipping both ways, repaired it again ... Switch problem seemed to be cured BUT the screen was distorted. So sent back for repair a third time ...a week has gone by but am still waiting for its return!
My Acer phone seems to be fine now .. Afer being returned once for repair.
So far our A830 is still fine ... Sorry we bought the A840.
gjan, 13 Jan 2015Acer Iconia is not switching on, it seems it is not charging the battery. What can I do?Mine did the same.hold the power button on for 20 seconds if it doesn't go put it on charge then turn on and it should switch on
Animegirl.77, 06 Jul 2015It works really well battery lasts really long and I love the vibrant colours that you see on ... moreYou can make calls using android or windows devices with Skype free to USA, Canada and Mexico or you can buy time for other countries too
Using larger than 32GB does work...sort of. I tried this with one of my 64GB Samsung SD cards, it scrambled/lost some data when I put the SD card back into my Galaxy S5.
I got an Acer Iconia Tab 8 in around June 2015. It worked perfectly until recently. Around Christmas, it wasnt really holding a charge for that long. Now the night before last I put my tablet on the charger and i woke up this morning to find that it didnt charge at all. So i switched to a different charger and it seemed to be working, but after 12 hours it only charged to at most 35%. Last night it didnt charge at all. What is going on and how can I fix it?!
Anonymous, 24 Jan 2016Have both an A830 which works perfectly so far ...and A840 .. Had the same problem ..... unabl... moreI've got a different problem. It is constantly saying, "plugged in, not charging." At certain points, I can get it to charge for about thirty seconds to five minutes. There is only one charger that doesn't do this, and I rarely have access to it. Does anyone else have this problem?
Have both an A830 which works perfectly so far ...and A840 .. Had the same problem ..... unable to turn it on .. Tried all the tricks of the trade .. Nothing. Contacted Acer they weren't able to help me either so had no choice but to send it in for repair. Had to pay the shipping which I felt unfair however they paid for the return. It has now been repaired and in good working order ...so far so good. Took approx 10 days.Nowhaving read so many reviews from A840 owners this is obvious a faulty mofdel.Acer how
about doing a recall and rectifying this issue for once and for all?
Btw, the same week I had an issue with my Acer phone .. Had to spend another $8 + shipping and had the inconvenience of being without a phone. Repair and shipping was however done within a few days.
My faith in Acer products is dwindling.
abc, 07 Nov 2015acer iconia tab 8 isa great for games because it really displays good graphics and smooth perf... morehey, i read a review somewhere that the bios has to be updated for issues related to battery. apparently, "The product was shipped with an old BIOS that's wrecking havoc to the battery charging function - the issue was fixed as soon as it's updated...."
hope that helps.
acer iconia tab 8 isa great for games because it really displays good graphics and smooth performance (in gameeeesss) but the battery is so bad... right now mine is not charging T-T i wish someone could help me fix it :((
just bought this tablet a month ago. the battery life is so poor like playing it with full charge and dries up after playing about 4 hour HD games. the rear camera and the video is so poor like the gyro sensor ruining it but the front camera is fine. the gameplay is smooth and nice. if you're looking for tablet that is good for playing but poor battery and camera, I recommend this.
I'm thinking about buying acer iconia a1 840. I need navigation.
It's mine biggest gemand from tablet.
How reliable is navigation on iconinia a1 840?
Does it lose the satelite often?
Eg. on my lg v400 loosing satelite signal happens quite often.
Which tablet is the best on this issue - which works the most reliable as a navigation device with only satelite signal?
This tablet is wicked! Great screen and performance. I myself have had no issues so far and all games are nice and smooth. Dark knight rises runs awesomely as well as wild blood. Intel SoCs FTW
I recently bought a refurbed unit from Acer and it was working good until yesterday when it wouldn't turn on. Apparently there is a "deep sleep" problem with this tablet.
I did manage to get it to turn on by pressing the power button for a long time (~30 secs), releasing, then a quick press. Then it booted up fresh. It was going into deep sleep every time the display shut off.
There is a detailed thread on the Acer forum:
I took a forum member's advice and disabled McAfee. And for good measure, I also disable every other useless preinstalled app. Also at the advice of another poster, I also changed the display sleep duration from 2 minutes to 1 minute.
I'm happy to say, the deep sleep problem hasn't occurred since. Maybe I'll switch the sleep duration back to 2 minutes but otherwise I plan to keep all of those apps disabled.
Hope it lasts.
Tanner Moore, 04 May 2015OK so I see I am not alone with the issue of the Acer Iconia Tab 8. I had it for a couple of w... moreI have the same prob. w/ yours. i bought the unit last march 23, 2015 after 2 1/2 months the unit shut off. after a month, the service center notified me that my unit is for "buyback" already. in sort, the unit is DEFECTIVE. THE WORST THING is,i WENT BACK TO THE STORE I BOUGHT THE UNIT but then, they can't replace my unit even i have the CASE ID #, even the ACER told them already. Their still asking for some more docs. & as the store policy, i'm the one will go the "distributor" for my item to be replaced.. SO MUCH HASSLE! SO IRRITATING!
It works really well battery lasts really long and I love the vibrant colours that you see on the screen. My only wish is that it would have a slot for the sim card. My phone is glitching and I don't have money to buy a new one yet, so I planned to iuse this for now and then I realized that there was no slot for the sim card wwwwwwaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh😦😦😦😦😦😦😦😦😦😭😭😭😭&#128557;😭😭
I have used my tablet for months and I usually play on it while it was charging, but know when I was charging it the percent went down... I don't know why so I bought a new charger but it charges slower. Also, the internet sometimes stops working and when I am talking to my friends on OoVoo it freezes and I have to shut it down the on it again.
Anonymous, 08 Jun 2015Got my iconia 8 yesterday,, this morning I charged it fully... I went out to my therapy sessio... morePush your Volume "UP" button, don't release it. Then push and hold down the power button at the same time. Hold in both of them for at least 30 seconds. Your machine will reboot. Follow the instructions on the screen!
First, $89 for a refurbished Tab 8 isn't as big a steal as you would believe. That was the Costco price in Dec. of last year.
Second, I also experienced the screen flash behavior. I wish I had it back because after it ceased the deep sleep/sleep lock situation began. This lockup while in sleep mode happens now with every use. I've tried deleting and shutting down apps to no avail. Could it have anything to do with McAfee AV running? It came standard on these devices and could be a common thread.
Holding the power button for about twenty seconds then release and push again will restart the device but is that a solution? I like the idea of the class action suit. Now that would be a solution.