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Lenovo IdeaTab A3500 MTK8121 1.3GHz 16GB 7" Tablet

MTK8121 1.3GHz Android 16GB Dec 2014
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4 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 3,557 user and expert reviews for Lenovo tablet computers and found that on average Lenovo has good ratings. We also found that Lenovo has good ratings specifically for its MTK8121 processor tablets.

Good Battery Life

One Lenovo IdeaTab A3500 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good battery life. Three years ago expert review site Gadgets.ndtv.com mentioned in their Lenovo IdeaTab A3500 review “It offers great battery life and reasonably good performance” but they only gave the Lenovo IdeaTab A3500 a score of 3 stars.

Easy to Use

One Lenovo IdeaTab A3500 owner who reviewed it concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert website Gadgets.ndtv.com mentioned “They might not fit in a pocket or be comfortable to hold for very long.”.

Nice Design

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was a good design. Expert review site Indiatimes.com wrote “The tablet has an impressive unibody design with ma” in their review of the Lenovo IdeaTab A3500.

4 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Based on two expert reviews from sites including gadgets.ndtv.com and tabletowo.pl the average expert rating of this MTK8121 processor tablet is 64 out of 100.

A Bit Expensive

One Lenovo IdeaTab A3500 owner said in their reviews that it was not cheap. Expert website Gadgets.ndtv.com gave the product a score of 60 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this tablet “There are multiple options, including the more expensive Samsung Galaxy”.

Not 4G

The IdeaTab A3500 is not 4G, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other tablets that have been on the market for a comparable time to the IdeaTab A3500 are also not 4G.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

At only 32 gigabytes, the IdeaTab A3500 has a fairly small maximum memory card size compared to most of the other tablet computers that are a comparable age to the IdeaTab A3500. Across all the tablet computers that are a comparable age to the IdeaTab A3500 the maximum memory card sizes range from 32GB to 520GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 61GB.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo IdeaTab A3500

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this tablet computer was released.

Four Processor Coress

The Lenovo IdeaTab A3500 is a four processor cores tablet. That's average compared to the other six tablet computers of this age and spec that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

We compared all the other 4 processor cores tablet computers to this tablet and we think because of it's better review score, the IdeaPad A10[pl_2276942_price], the IdeaPad A7-40[pl_2366777_price], and the IdeaPad A8[pl_2476947_price] all from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 1.3 gigahertz, the IdeaTab A3500 has a fairly typical processor frequency compared to most of the other MTK8121 processor tablets that have been around for more than two years.

We compared all the other 1.3GHz processor clock speed tablet computers to this tablet computer and we think because of it's better review score, the IdeaPad A10[pl_2276942_price], the IdeaPad A7-40[pl_2366777_price], and the IdeaPad A8[pl_2476947_price] all from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

At 5 megapixels, the Lenovo IdeaTab A3500 has a fairly average rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other tablet computers of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 5MP rear camera resolution tablets currently available including the IdeaPad A10[pl_2276942_price], the IdeaPad A8[pl_2476947_price], or the IdeaTab A3500[pl_2677985_price] all from Lenovo which has better reviews.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the IdeaTab A3500 has a fairly standard internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers of this spec and age.

Other 16GB internal storage capacity tablet computers currently available which you might want to consider include the IdeaPad A10[pl_2276942_price], the IdeaPad A8[pl_2476947_price], or the IdeaPad A7-50[pl_2559030_price] all from Lenovo which has better reviews.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 7 inches, the IdeaTab A3500 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other MTK8121 processor tablets that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative 7" tablets currently available that you might want to look at including the IdeaPad A7-40[pl_2366777_price], the IdeaPad A7-50[pl_2559030_price], or the IdeaTab A3500[pl_2677985_price] all from Lenovo which has better reviews.

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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
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Expert Reviews

(8)
17 September 2014

The Lenovo Tab A7-50 looks smart and works well enough. It offers great battery life and reasonably good performance. However, the market is crowded with 7-inch "calling tablets" and there are...

7 July 2014

Lenovo has been launching tablets across different price ranges. We liked the premium Yoga tablet as well as the entry level Lenovo A1000 . With the A7-50, Lenovo now has an impressive mid-range... Read more…

7 July 2014

Lenovo A7-50 is a 7 inch Android device packed with quad core processor with 1GB RAM. It is available for Rs.14499 in India. It is equipped with dual cameras as well.Lenovo A7-50 ViewThe Lenovo... Read more…

8 January 2015

Postanowi?am do najnowszego zestawienia zebra? kilkana?cie tabletów z ekranami o przek?tnej 7?, których cena nie przekracza 350 z?otych. Pocz?tkowo mia?o by? ich 20, ostatecznie uda?o si?... Read more…

Dobry ekran, szybka pami flash
Przecitny procesor
Obudowa atwo si brudzi
17 July 2014

Wszystkie z testowanych tabletów zrobi?y dobre wra?enie. Zosta?y wyposa?one w dobre ekrany, szybk? pami?? flash (chocia? po??czon? z wolnym procesorem...), osi?gi w testach czasu dzia?ania s?...

30 May 2014

??i v?i nh?ng ng??i dùng tr?, chi?c tablet không ph?i là s?n ph?m quá quan tr?ng nh?ng nó l?i c?n thi?t ?? có th? duy trì vi?c k?t n?i m?i lúc m?i n?i. Nh?ng ng??i hay di chuy?n mu?n mình... Read more…

24 May 2014

Sau m?t th?i gian ch? ??i thì Lenovo c?ng ?ã cho ra m?t chi?c máy tính b?ng Lenovo Tab A7-50HD v?i kh? n?ng nge g?i và nh?n tin SMS, kh? n?ng k?t n?i 3G t?c ?? cao nh? m?t chi?c smartphone... Read more…

23 December 2014

Die neuesten Top-Tablets von Apple, Google oder Samsung sind zweifellos Kaufmagneten. Doch es gibt auch coole Tablet-Schnäppchen, die sich im CHIP Preisvergleich tummeln und bei unseren Usern... Read more…

Looks good and feels sturdy
Good battery life
Build quality, excellent display, onetouch viewing modes, great battery life, voice calling
Upgradeable to KitKat
Good battery support
Average performance
Substandard camera
No TV out, thick bezels, average cameras, no notification LED
NEW DELHI Lenovo has been launching tablets across different price ranges
We liked the premium Yoga tablet as well as the entry level Lenovo 1000

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo a3500, lenovo a3500f, lenovo 59412823
Barcodes 00000059412823

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