Acer launches the Liquid X1, an octa-core Android smartphone for under $300
Running Android 4.4 KitKat, the X1 is 8.5mm-thin, sports a 5.7-inch IPS display with 720 x 1280 pixels, and weighs 164 grams. It’s an affordable device that costs around $265 in Taiwan, reportedly being part of Acer’s plan to rank among the top five smartphone vendors in Taiwan within the next two years.
Available in two color versions (black and red), the Acer Liquid X1 features LTE Cat. 4, an octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor clocked at 1.7 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, microSD card support, and a 2700 mAh removable battery. The 13 MP camera that’s found on the back of the X1 has an f/1.8 aperture, an LED flash, and a Free Focus mode that allows you to focus and refocus photos after they’ve been taken. An official Liquid X1 promo video can be watched below.
Acer Liquid X1
1. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Wow, this looks gorgeous! But why not 1080p screen?
4. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 573; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)
Why? Because it's a simple logic : this phone is not a flagship or in other words it's a midranger.
5. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2867; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Yeah, and Sammy brought the dimpled trend. :)
7. Ashoaib (Posts: 2436; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
what they did with liquid s2, it was pretty disappointing... they should not launch flagship phone... they are better in midrange catagory
18. mottykels (Posts: 372; Member since: 15 May 2013)
1.7ghz octacore is laggy on full hd display thats why
20. duMaurier (Posts: 2; Member since: 27 Jan 2014)
Yeah I wouldnt buy a 1080p screen on any phone using the current MediaTek CPUs. Maybe next year and 720p is more than enough for me and most people. Am I right, people?
9. GreekGeek (Posts: 845; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)
if you know darn well about Chinese Octa phones, this thing isn't really the best bang for your buck, in fact.... far from it.
13. AfterShock (Posts: 2991; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
You know that angle of attack is a weak one.
Acer doesn't make high end stuff but do put out a decent product.
At $260 clams, this is a good deal.
Explain this comment further as in a fact?
14. gigantos (Posts: 57; Member since: 25 Jul 2013)
Well it's a good deal, just not good enough to get more market share in Taiwan as they aim. Here in Taiwan with the same buck (8000NTD or $260) we could get better bangs : for example there is bara 1 with the same chipset but a 5" 1080p, 5.5mm body, and better yet, Gplus E7 with 5.5" 1080p, 16MP camera and Snapdragon 800. Xiaomi Mi 3 is even sold at only $210, $50 lower than this Acer phone asks!
15. AfterShock (Posts: 2991; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Good food for thought.
Here in N/A that is a stellar deal imo.
3. Duketytz (Posts: 524; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)
What is that metallic circle at the back of the device? For casing or charging purposes?
6. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
It's Acer's RAPID button, it can be used to open apps quickly or taking selfies etc.
8. GreekGeek (Posts: 845; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)
Look closely, it has an SoC that isn't even on par with Snapdragon 600 and it is selling at a significantly higher SRP compared to Xiaomi's Mi3 (which is aLOT superior in every aspect)
10. blitzkreig (Posts: 103; Member since: 18 Aug 2014)
Yaaawn.. Same specs as the redmi note. Double the price..
12. Pattyface (Posts: 535; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)
Not at all interested in this company or phone. I'm sure there will be a lack of support from them. Also why is it that red versus a more vibrant red?
16. fzacek (Posts: 2233; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
Octa-core means nothing if it's made by MediaTek. Give me an octa-core Snapdragon, then I'm interested...
17. ffffll (Posts: 4; Member since: 25 Aug 2014)
plz, u could mention Taiwan is the manufacture place, but do not say it a country. same as u will never oddly say that California is the home country of Google. no offence