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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by zisunahmed, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. zisunahmed

    zisunahmed Lurker
    Thread Starter

    hi,Merry Christmas
    can anyone confirm me that the acer a500 has fully functioning file manager like the toshiba thrive? i got this from some other forums that acer's file manager is somewhat crippled,it is mentioned not to be capable of handling ntfs file format and can not show all the files as the thrive can.i also found that the acer can not play 1080p standard profile videos properly,while the thrive supports full hd.please guys i need ur help on these
    thanks in advance

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  2. splatoid

    splatoid Android Enthusiast

    Like any android device Ive ever used you just download a free file manager like esfile explorer and you will be able to see all the files.The new updat to 3.2 will see ntfs drives. I have plaid 1080p movies but the screen only really supports 720p. So no matter what you use it will only reach 720 p.
    Also the toshiba dosnt have the extra ports like the Acer like usb and usb mini at least the first version dosent. I have to get going so I will check it out better and get back to ya.
  3. dbldipp

    dbldipp Well-Known Member

    After the 3.2 update you can view every file on your A500 with your windows computer. You can do much more and runs better after that update. the stock Tablet only supported mp4 and MP5 video files if I rememner corectly. But that can be fixed with several good free players off the market.
  4. zisunahmed

    zisunahmed Lurker
    Thread Starter

    thanks for the clarification
    i have another question about the acer,some comparison sites state that it has only 5 hours of battery life in continuous loop movie test.is it true? thrive was tested to have 7 hours of battery life from the same test.how the battery life of acer works for u?
  5. kenji57

    kenji57 Well-Known Member

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    These benchmarks show the A500 and the Thrive are pretty much the same, although of course the Thrive has the advantage of being able to swap out the battery.
    Also on the 1080p, there are plenty of Thrive owners complaining on forums about choppy playback. The Tegra 2 + honeycomb is the same for both and I think it's pushing the limits to run 1080p. You have to get the encoding just right and I don't know what the best format is but the same issues apply to both the A500 and Thrive.
    There are probably better options if you want a media player to output to your big screen and on a 10 inch screen does it really matter? I prefer to go for smaller files.
  6. Zoandroid

    Zoandroid Android Expert

    Keep in mind that battery life on any device is affected by how you use it, and several settings you can change like brightness, timeout, and what sorts of software you are running which may be allowed to run in the background all the time, or perhaps coming on and off by itself and/or accessing WiFi and such on its own. So although one user may report a certain period of longevity, it may not be the same for everyone.

    Merry Christmas :)

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