For a small tablet, the Iconia A1-810 is chunky, and it feels hollow despite its weight and girth. Taking a cue from the Nexus 7’s design rather than the iPad Mini’s, the top and bottom bezels are thicker than the left and right ones, adding to its overall robust build. The tablet would look sleeker with thinner bezels, but it is apparent that thin is not in with this model. Although the tablet aspires to be an Android version of the iPad Mini, its design is an unexciting and bloated knockoff. Even if the tablet were half its thickness, it still wouldn’t look as high-end as the iPad Mini.
The Iconia A1-810 has a 5-megapixel rear camera with no flash and a 0.3-megapixel front camera. The rear camera’s photo quality is impressive for a budget tablet, even though a very steady hand is needed to get an in-focus photo. Color saturation is vividly lifelike and photos in low light came out surprisingly bright and clear, but not without some graininess. At 5 megapixels the photos aren’t the sharpest but they look good when viewed on the tablet.