Actual owner reviews for the Lenovo A1General


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  1. Charlesleonard

    Charlesleonard Well-Known Member

    I'm still waiting for my A1 to ship but am wondering how those that have received their units feel about Them?
    Hopefully some have received theirs and wouldn't mind letting us know how you feel about them. I'm especially interested in how the GPS works with the included Navdroyd app, how responsive the Doc's to go is, and any other productivity apps you use. But please don't limit your comments to just work type apps, any games you like or dislike, how does Netflicks, Hulu, etc work and Look? How is 'wifi' working, any problems connecting or keeping a Connection?
    In short are you more or less happy, will you keep the Unit? Please don't just put a link to someone else's review. Many of "them" just seem to be a "cut and paste" of the manufacturer's PR release.

    Thanks in advance, and looking forward to your comments and hopefully getting my own A1 some day soon. Charles

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  2. Charlesleonard

    Charlesleonard Well-Known Member

    Got home yesterday and the box was on my steps. Charged it up and started to install my favorite apps. So far all work and other then having to get used to the smaller screen size(other tablets are Acer A500 and a first Gen Ipad) no major differences.
    With only a few hours using it my observations are as follows.


    Wifi no drops and seems to be slightly better then my A500.

    I agree with all other comments about the difficulty in locating the back and home screen buttons when they are blacked out. Perhaps a software update will allow them to stay lighted whenever the tablet is in use.

    My display test was to turn on all 3 devices and watch the same Netflicks program at the same time. For the price point the display is perfectly acceptable.
    Ipad $499
    A500 $429(at Costco)
    A1 $199(through Amazon)

    As far as the weight of the device goes, I deal with equipment and replacing parts all day so the 14 oz or even the 24 oz weight of the others is totally acceptable.

    I find it easily held in one hand.

    After the short time I've had it I would make the following recommendations
    1. Get a screen protector if you plan on using outside a perfect environment. It's definitely a fingerprint and dust magnet. Cleaning the screen repeatedly will possibly scratch it.
    2. I plan to get a case to make it easier to hold and not drop as easily.

    I am not disappointed in what I've seen so far and for the price it is a good value.
  3. Charlesleonard

    Charlesleonard Well-Known Member

    Sorry double post.
    Got home yesterday and the box was on my steps. Charged it up and started to install my favorite apps. So far [Q[/QUOTE]all work and other then having to get used to the smaller screen size(other tablets are Acer A500 and a first Gen Ipad) no major differences.
    With only a few hours using it my observations are as follows.


    Wifi no drops and seems to be slightly better then my A500.

    I agree with all other comments about the difficulty in locating the back and home screen buttons when they are blacked out. Perhaps a software update will allow them to stay lighted whenever the tablet is in use.

    My display test was to turn on all 3 devices and watch the same Netflicks program at the same time. For the price point the display is perfectly acceptable.
    Ipad $499
    A500 $429(at Costco)
    A1 $199(through Amazon)

    As far as the weight of the device goes, I deal with equipment and replacing parts all day so the 14 oz or even the 24 oz weight of the others is totally acceptable.

    I find it easily held in one hand.

    After the short time I've had it I would make the following recommendations
    1. Get a screen protector if you plan on using outside a perfect environment. It's definitely a fingerprint and dust magnet. Cleaning the screen repeatedly will possibly scratch it.
    2. I plan to get a case to make it easier to hold and not drop as easily.

    I am not disappointed in what I've seen so far and for the price it is a good value.

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