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Acer Liquid Metal

Announced
Oct 29, 2010
Market status
Released

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Cons

  • Single-core processor
  • No front-facing camera

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Description

Acer Liquid Metal 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 4.9 oz (139 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 %
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, 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 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.

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

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 11.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (697 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 18.8 days (450 hours)
      the average is 20 days (483 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 8.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (911 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 22.9 days (550 hours)
      the average is 23 days (542 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1500 mAh

Multimedia

  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter

Technology

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

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
  • Other:
    • UPnP, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

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

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 29 Oct 2010

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This device is also known as Acer S120


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