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Acer Liquid Metal American version

Announced
Oct 29, 2010
Market status
Released

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (259 ppi)
  • Single-core processor
  • Too little RAM memory (0.5 GB RAM)
  • Low-resolution camera (5 megapixels)
  • No front-facing camera

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Description

This is the american version of Acer Liquid Metal which is built from a selection of materials, such as a stainless steel back cover, and a chrome finish. The handset is running Android 2.2 Froyo, underneath a new proprietary Breeze UI. On the hardware front, it has a 3.6" capacitive display with 480x800 pixels of resolution, and is powered by an 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7230 chipset.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (2.2)
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.53 x 2.48 x 0.53 inches (115 x 63 x 13.5 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.76 oz (135 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 3.6 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 480 x 800 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 259 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 50.89 %
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Hardware Features:
      • Autofocus
    • Software Features:
      • Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Geo tagging
  • Camcorder:
      • 1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

      • Qualcomm Snapdragon S2
    • Model:
      • MSM7230
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 800 MHz, Scorpion
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 205
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 0.5 GB RAM / 512 MB ROM
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 1500 mAh
  • User replaceable:
    • Yes
  • Talk time:
    • 11.00 hours
      the average is 14 h (835 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 18.8 days (450 hours)
      the average is 16 days (390 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 8.00 hours
      the average is 16 h (963 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 22.9 days (550 hours)
      the average is 22 days (526 h)

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 2 Mbit/s, UMTS

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
  • Notifications:
    • Service lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Other features:
    • Voice recording

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
  • Other:
    • UPnP, Computer sync, OTA sync
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Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 29 Oct 2010

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 23 Oct 2010
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        HLZJMS120 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.76 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 1.33 W/kg

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