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Acer Liquid E2 vs HTC First

Acer Liquid E2 Remove phone

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PA Rating - 7.5
User Rating - 9

Posted: 25 Apr 2013
Market Status: Released

HTC First Remove phone

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PA Rating - 7.5
User Rating - 8

Posted: 04 Apr 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - AT&T

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (4.2.1)Android (4.1) 
Form factorCandybarCandybar 
Dimensions5.16 x 2.68 x 0.39 inches (131 x 68 x 9.9 mm)4.96 x 2.56 x 0.35 inches (126 x 65 x 9 mm) 
Weight4.94 oz (140 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
4.37 oz (124 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
 
Side KeysRight: Volume control  
ColorsBlack, WhiteBlack, Blue, Red, White 
Display
Physical size4.5 inches4.3 inches 
Resolution540 x 960 pixels720 x 1280 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.

245 ppi341 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.

IPS LCDS-LCD 3 
Colors16 777 216  
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass) 
Camera
Camera8 megapixels5 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

 F2.0 
Focal length (35mm equivalent) 28 mm 
FeaturesAutofocus, Geo taggingBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) 
Front-facing camera2 megapixels1.6 megapixels 
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.

MediaTek MT6589Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 
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.

Quad core, 1200 MHz, Cortex-A7Dual core, 1400 MHz, Krait 
Graphics processorPowerVR SGX 544Adreno 305 
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.

1024 MB RAM1024 MB RAM / LPDDR2 
Built-in storage4 GB16 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB  
Battery
Talk time9.00 hours
the average is 12 h (745 min)
14.30 hours
the average is 12 h (745 min)
 
Stand-by time18.8 days (450 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
18.2 days (437 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
 
Capacity2000 mAh2000 mAh 
TypeLi - IonLi - Polymer 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
Supported formatsMP3, eAAC+, WMA, WAVMP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, AMR 
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264MPEG4, H.263, H.264 
RadioFM  
SpeakersEarpiece, Stereo speakersEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Browser   
supportsHTML, HTML5HTML, HTML5 
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE 700 (band 17), 850 (band 5), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1900 (band 2) MHz 
DataHSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE, HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 
Micro SIM Yes 
Global RoamingYesYes 
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-GPSGPS, A-GPS, Glonass 
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigationTurn-by-turn navigation 
Phone features
PhonebookUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring IDUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID 
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, CalculatorCalendar, Alarm, Calculator 
MessagingSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text inputSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input 
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange 
Instant MessagingHangouts / Google TalkHangouts / Google Talk 
Connectivity
Bluetooth3.0, EDR4.0 
ProfilesAdvanced Audio Distribution (A2DP)Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP) 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n802.11 a, b, g, n 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
Wi-Fi Direct Yes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm 
Charging connectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
OtherTethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone/s for Noise cancellation 
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
Hearing aid compatibility M3, T3 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced24 Apr 201304 Apr 2013 
Shopping information
MSRP price€ 229  

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