The Acer Iconia Talk S is from January one of the few dual SIM tablet on the market
Tablet with LTE and phone functionality
The Acer Iconia Talk S starts in January than 7.0 " dual SIM tablet , but it works like a large smartphone.Because it allows - unlike most tablets - ordinary calls. In this class there are almost no other dual SIM models.
Very good for the most important purpose of the device: the mobile Internet is possible with LTE. Who a much larger display than with dual SIM phones preferred and wants high-speed surfing, the model should look closer. However, further product details of XXL smartphones are likely to beginner to middle class.
7.0 inch HD display
Not exactly state of the art falls the screen: just 1280 x 720 dots is its resolution. By comparison with high-end smartphones like the S5 Duos or HTC One M8 dual obtained in 5.1 and 5.0-inch diagonal Full HD with 1920 x 1080 pixels. The IPS panel (especially for a wider perspective) is now good standard.
Acer uses the Talk S fortunately on Android 4.4 (KitKat). Although for some smartphones already available Android 5.0, but compared to other dual SIM models the tablets with KitKat is well equipped.Whether or when an update to 5.0 follows is unclear - the 64-bit processor would it perfectly suitable in any case.
Fits to the fact that the tablet is not only intended for operation on the lap or table, but also as a smartphone replacement is on the phone, Acer has kept the design for the display size extremely compact. A mere 5.9 mm thick, the housing at the edges and can thereby nevertheless still reasonably comfortable with a hand holding the ear. With 275 grams it nevertheless weighs about twice (!) Of the current flagship phones from other manufacturers.
The ratio of screen frame is very good. Nevertheless, each a small speaker is installed both above and below the display, so that stereo sound is possible. This is similar to the HTC One, which uses, however, significantly larger and better speakers - and also has a much more elegant skin.For high-quality materials such as aluminum or stainless steel you have unfortunately completely renounce the Talk S: The entire housing is made of plastic.
High-speed Internet: mobile strong - weak in WLAN
A real highlight, which is extremely rare with 2 SIM cards seen even on the best smartphones: the Iconia Talk S supported as one of the few LTE dual SIM data transfer of up to 150 Mbit / s download. Thus, it is also the first tablet from Acer at all that fast 4G Standard dominates.
By contrast, surfing via WLAN is a little disappointing, because even if it does sound with the 802.11 n standard is the fast A / C is not available.
Front and main camera
Also rather simple: the main camera with 5.0 megapixels and the front camera with just 2.0 megapixels for selfies or video chats.
Processor and Performance
With only 1GB of RAM as main memory and 16 GB of internal memory Talk S is neat, but not high class equipped. At least you can insert microSD cards up to 64 GB, which is above average.
The 1.2GHz quad-core processor initially does not sound like anything special, but the Snapdragon 410 Qualcomm is based on a 64-bit architecture, the Acer here as far as we know uses for the first time, and designed specifically for 4G use has ,
In terms of display speed by the way, the low display resolution is in turn an advantage since correspondingly fewer pixels have to be calculated. The battery has a capacity of 3780 mAh, which is sufficient according to the manufacturer calculation for 300 hours of standby.