Acer Liquid E1 Review
Acer hasn't coated the Android interface too much, providing an almost stock imagery, complete with on-screen navigational buttons.
Besides the connectivity toggles in the notification bar, a couple of weather widgets, and a few specific apps for the AcerCloud service, the stock Android feeling runs uninterrupted on the Liquid E1. Acer also didn't bother reinventing the wheel, and is just using Swype as the default keyboard on the phone.
AcerCloud deserves a separate mention here, as it is the company's effort for a storage and syncing service, and spans from docs through pics, to music and video files. You can, for instance, set your home computer as a “Cloud PC”, and access its contents on your phone from everywhere, AcerCloud will uyftfuwake it up for you. Acer's Docs app syncs your edited documents from your PC to your phone and back. You can also create music and video playlists, and stream them down to your phone via AcerCloud, or browse pictures stored elsewhere.
Processor and memory
The 1 GHz dual-core MediaTek processor that is so popular in entry level Androids these days is running the show on the Acer Liquid E1, with interface and app performance that is usable for your everyday tasks, yet feels sluggish compared to most modern chipsets, which is confirmed with the unremarkable benchmarks below.
The handset has the staple for a mid-ranger nowadays 1 GB of RAM, ensuring the possibility for a decent number of simultaneously open apps. Acer provides just 4 GB of internal storage, but you can always expand it via the microSD slot.
|Quadrant Standard||AnTuTu||GLBenchmark 2.5||Vellamo
(HTML5 / Metal)
|Acer Liquid E1||2854||6647||420||1372/379|
|Google Nexus 4||4757||16749||4917||1375/600|
|HTC One||12481||23308||3551||2395 / 781|
|Sony Xperia Z||8221||20835||3382||2198/626|
Internet and connectivity
The stock browser is a bit slow to redraw the page upon zooming in or out, but scrolling and panning around feel sufficiently quick. Acer has supplied Chrome, too, but it doesn't support Adobe Flash, whereas the other browser can take advantage of sideloaded Flash from Adobe's archives.
The Acer Liquid E1 sports 14.4 Mbps 3G modems, as well as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 and GPS radios, without any fancier stuff like DLNA or NFC. In the Duo version two regular SIM cards are supported, which let you hook up to two carrier networks at once, and receive incoming call on one, while talking on the other line, or use the data connection of the one you choose with a simple tap on the notification bar switch.
1. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 536; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
The benchmarks part is flawed, why would Phonearena compare a mid-range phone with high-end phones and say it has a slow processor? Compare it with other mid-ranges not high ends.
2. smallworld (Posts: 360; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
Their comparisons always sucks. They always compare entry level phones to high end ones to make them look even more shi.t while they have a full database of results for similar phones.