Acer F900 Review
The Acer F900 utilizes a Samsung SC3 6410 processor running at 533 MHz and is equipped with 128MB RAM. As a whole, it performs well and we didn’t encounter any hang-ups. Several menu transitions stuttered unpleasantly, but we guess we must be spoilt by the iPhone, Palm Pre and LG S-CLASS 3D interface implementations. Our only major gripe relates to the inadequately working accelerometer that showed a tendency to switch the screen and just wouldn’t revert, so we kept it turned off most of the time.
Sound quality has left us… lost in thought. As far as we know, people use even the most technologically advanced smartphones to… talk. The response we most often got while speaking on the Acer F900 was “For goodness sakes, don´t call again from that handset, ever, please!” Why? People claimed they were able to hear their own voices, while ours had a truly sharp and unrealistic ring to them. Moreover, voices sounded frighteningly monotonous and mechanical on our end, as if it was robots we were speaking with. Much like the terminators have finally managed to take over the world and Christian Bale is nowhere in sight.
The battery is relatively weak – according to the manufacturer it provides about 4 hrs of continuous talk and 150 hrs in standby. The phone hardly managed to make it through a single day during our tests that involved about 20 min of talks, less than 40 minutes of browsing the Internet via Wi-Fi and some playing with the interface.
As a whole, the Acer F900 makes for a decent Windows Mobile smartphone, delivering in-call quality that can be best described as fair to middling. Its most attractive aspect is the huge display, which paired with a quality web browser would let you relish an awesome internet experience. Still, take a look at the HTC Touch HD that offers similar functions, wrapped up in a different interface. If you feel like watching videos on a device with a huge display, we think you might be better off waiting up on the Samsung Omnia II I8000 and OmniaPRO B7610.
Acer F900 Video Review:
- 3.8-inch screen with WVGA resolution
- Acer Shell looks cool
- Decent performance speed
- Appalling in-call quality
- Direct sunlight turns display into immaculate mirror
- Weak battery
- Heavy stuttering with high resolution videos
1. sourmilk (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Feb 2010)
Hi I have a few questions in regards to Acer F900. It'll be awesome if you could help me out. 1) Assigning personalized mp3 as ringtones, that's not do-able on Acer F900, no? 2) On my Acer Shell, I do not get contact pics showing on the namecard manager, can it appear? 3) How do I download softwares/apps onto my Acer F900? With many thanks!
2. Neo (unregistered)
Well, What can I say about this product. This is such a ---- product by acer. It has lots of Issues. 1. Battery time, 2. Connection drop some times even during call, 3. Touch display issue, some time not working.. have to restart, 4. When this device goes to standby it is a luck that it comes to life on one press, 5. one important thing.. memory resource allocation is so bad, 6. Bluetooth and Wifi not working properly at a same time.... try this one by your self... Bottom line, I am really disappointed by this product...