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Acer Liquid E1 Review

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Interface and functionality

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.

UI of the Acer Liquid E1 - Acer Liquid E1 Review
UI of the Acer Liquid E1 - Acer Liquid E1 Review
UI of the Acer Liquid E1 - Acer Liquid E1 Review
UI of the Acer Liquid E1 - Acer Liquid E1 Review
UI of the Acer Liquid E1 - Acer Liquid E1 Review
UI of the Acer Liquid E1 - Acer Liquid E1 Review
UI of the Acer Liquid E1 - Acer Liquid E1 Review
UI of the Acer Liquid E1 - Acer Liquid E1 Review

UI of the Acer Liquid E1


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.

Dialer - Acer Liquid E1 Review
Acer Liquid E1 Review
Messaging - Acer Liquid E1 Review
Acer Liquid E1 Review

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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 browser of the Acer Liquid E1 - Acer Liquid E1 Review
The browser of the Acer Liquid E1 - Acer Liquid E1 Review
The browser of the Acer Liquid E1 - Acer Liquid E1 Review

The browser of the Acer Liquid E1


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.

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posted on 01 Apr 2013, 14:01 2

1. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 890; 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.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 14:13 1

2. smallworld (Posts: 438; 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.

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Acer Liquid E1

Acer Liquid E1

OS: Android 4.1.1
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Display4.5 inches, 540 x 960 pixels (245 ppi) IPS LCD
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Dual core, 1000 MHz
1024 MB RAM
Size5.20 x 2.70 x 0.39 inches
(132 x 68.5 x 9.9 mm)
4.59 oz  (130 g)
Battery1760 mAh, 8 hours talk time

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