High build quality, Great price-to-performance ratio
The Acer Liquid Z3 won't win any beauty awards, but it feels refined and dependable - it's certainly capable of carrying its own weight if you're looking for a primary device on the cheap, though it would also make a perfect work/secondary phone, especially the dual-SIM version.
Good battery life, Dual SIM, Storage can be extended
The performance is not great, but it is sufficient for everyday use with the Google Android OS, which is available in an updated version. Price-conscious buyers, who are satisfied with the most basic of smartphone qualities, should pick this smartphone up without a second thought.
Good camera, Vibrant Display, Ergonomic build
To cut it short, the Acer Liquid Z3 could have and would have been an amazing phone if it was released probably a year ago. It offers a great balance of things from the vibrant display, the good camera & the solid build quality along with the flip cover. The big catch with that however is - for Php4,490, you can get much better options with the competition - ones that don't run on low-resolution displays & ones that are using quad-core MediaTek chips instead of the dual-core kind.
Snappy performance of the quad-core MediaTek chip at a low price
The Acer Liquid E2 Duo is a controversial device. On one hand is the snappy processor, brilliant camera and the nice and up-to-date nearly stock Android 4.2. On the other is the utter lack of attention to detail and a design that is not pretty.
That is the exact problem many white box manufacturers from China face right now. Android has gotten to the point where even cheaper devices can deliver enough of an oomph to drive a smooth daily performance, but consistently fail in design.
Near-vanilla Android software
The Acer Liquid E2 is a solid but ugly Android phone. Its stand-out design point - the speaker grilles - are eye-catching, but look more like sink plugholes than speaker ports. They're a sham, too, as sound quality is nothing special. If you don't mind the looks and just want a competent, well-priced Android device, though, the E2 supplies the goods.
Cheap, Decent performance, Bold screen
With its quad-core processor and bold screen, the Acer Liquid E2 will happily tackle most of your everyday needs and won't force you to empty your bank in order to buy it. It's a decent all-round budget option, but you'll have to put up with its miserable design and meagre storage.
IPS technology with excellent viewing angle stability
At the beginning of the review we asked the question what Acer's mixture is good for. This question can be answered with two simple words: A lot! On the plus side, the Acer Liquid E2 Duo offers a bright, high-contrast IPS display with a great color display. In addition to that it has a pleasing application performance and good battery runtimes. As was already the case for its sister model, the outstanding feature is the intuitive dual-SIM integration.
Large screen, decent camera, good battery life, sensible price
The Acer Liquid S1 is quite a handful but it has an excellent HD screen and a pretty good camera too. With the latest flavour of Android and plenty of free online storage available via AcerCloud, it offers a credible alternative to the big names.
Chic design, Good workmanship, Bright display
Overall, Acer can be proud of the Liquid S1: it has a chic design, great additions to the Android system and a more than competitive price. The device is also light, comfortable to hold and features high-quality manufacturing. A second back cover costs a lot by other manufacturers, but Acer has included one in the box. The built-in speaker is not bad either and in combination with the large IPS display makes the Acer into a great pocket cinema.
Good design, Good build, Good camera
Acer really has a nice offering in the form of the Liquid S1. It has a large HD display, great build and design, good camera, dual-SIM capabilities, and very decent battery life too. It even comes with a really neat leatherette flip cover out of the box.
One of the cheapest Android phones from a known brand
The Acer Liquid Z2 stands out only with being dirt-cheap and nothing more, but that's enough for it to draw the attention of budget-conscious consumers. Despite its weak hardware, it is still a usable, full-fledged Android smartphone with access to tons of applications from Google's library. The fact that it comes with Android 4.1 Jelly bean out of the box is definitely a plus, and so is the dual-SIM option, allowing one to use the services of two carriers simultaneously.
Runs Jelly Bean out of the box
The Acer Liquid Z2's main attraction is that it runs the Jelly Bean version of Android. This definitely is a big plus as it makes the phone feel quite a bit more responsive than most budget handsets. However, the Liquid Z2 is held back by its small, low-resolution screen and relatively short battery life. As such, it's a good budget handset, but not a really great one.
Affordable price, Sturdy, portable build
With its low-resolution 3.5-inch screen and single-core processor, the Acer Liquid Z2 won't tempt gadget geeks among you. Its £90 price and Android Jelly Bean software, however, make it a good choice for new smart phone converts or even to use as a temporary phone.
Stunning screen, Great for video
The Acer CloudMobile S500 is a fairly impressive handset. The screen is absolutely stunning - one of the best around in fact, and certainly better than others in its price range.
The dual-core 1.5GHz processor can tackle pretty much anything you throw at it. The phone looks expensive and feels good in the hand, and it comes with a pretty solid 8 megapixel camera.
But it's not all good news.
720p screen and the latest Android on board
The CloudMobile seems like Acer's greatest chance so far to make its presence on the smartphone market felt. The hardware is all there and if the company brings a Jelly Bean update quickly enough, this one might go on to achieve big things.
And even before that, the Acer CloudMobile is a great smartphones, the purchase of which you are unlikely to regret.
Attractive design, Stunning screen
The Acer CloudMobile S500 is in many ways a likable handset. It's got a fairly speedy processor, a stunning screen and a gorgeous design. However, it's hugely disappointing that it only comes with the older Ice Cream Sandwich version of Android, its camera is weak and its battery life is below par.
Looks good, barebones Android
The S500 is a great device. It's sensibly priced and features the sort of cut-down Android experience that Android lovers will really like. As a result, there's a lack of enhancements over Google's core OS, but that core is a lot more feature-complete than back in the days of 1.6 or 2.0.
Battery life is, we think, a little lame, but this phone has a reasonably modest capacity of 1460mAh.
Responsiveness, Photo and video rendering
The Acer CloudMobile is a great smartphone that's part-mid-range and part-high-end, all at an affordable price. With its excellent display, high responsiveness and good video and audio performances, it's nearly flawless. The only major drawback is the battery life. If you buy a CloudMobile, you might want to keep your charger handy.
Very robust viewing angles, excellent colour saturation
If you are considering buying a smartphone outright then the Acer is certainly worth a look. The superb screen boasts one the highest pixel densities I've come across. It's light too and comfortable in use. Underneath the Qualcomm Krait dual-core processor the Acer CloudMobile S500 has all the power you will ever realistically need. With change from three hundred quid it's one of the smartphone bargains of the year.
Dual SIM support for two carrier networks at once
As for the basic single SIM Acer Liquid E1, the competition in this $200 and change segment is vast and furious - the LG Optimus L9 comes to mind, with IPS screen and larger battery, or the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Express, with the same screen size, but AMOLED technology and more internal memory.
Good spec for the price, Ice Cream Sandwich, solid build
The Acer Liquid Glow isn't a high-end smartphone with an outstanding spec. But for the price it delivers a pretty good set of features, and with Ice Cream Sandwich on board from the start, it's a step ahead of many of its more expensive rivals.
Well implemented dual SIM support
For the most part Acer has done a splendid job with the Liquid Gallant Duo. Even without dual SIM support, this handset would have achieved a pretty high score. My major complaints are the irritatingly poor fit for my own micro-USB cable and that battery life. Acer could easily have avoided these shortfalls to come up with a complete winner, and they are the reason it gets an eight and not a nine.
For a first go at a new OS, the Acer Liquid does very well. And it definitely helped me forget the dual disappointments of the neoTouch and the beTouch E101. At Rs. 25,000 (MRP in India), the Liquid is expensive and does not offer very good multimedia performance but it also does a number of things very well. All in all, a good buy if you are particularly interested in the Android OS.
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