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Acer Liquid E1 Review

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Camera

The phone boasts a 5 MP camera with LED flash on the back, as well as a front-facing shooter for video chat. The camera interface is simple, with large and easy to press buttons, and a huge virtual shutter key. The camera app sports an impressive array of capture modes, including HDR, Panorama and Continuous shots, many scene modes, and a few color effects.

Camera interface - Acer Liquid E1 Review
Camera interface - Acer Liquid E1 Review
Camera interface - Acer Liquid E1 Review
Camera interface - Acer Liquid E1 Review

Camera interface


The pictures themselves, however, turned out soft to the point of blurry, and white balance measurements were off in high contrast areas, making the sky appear purple. Color representation is a tad colder than reality, and the phone captures detail more akin to a 2MP camera instead of the 5MP shooter it boasts.


Video is captured in HD 720p definition with 30fps, but these are about its only virtues – the footage appears as blurry and lacking detail as the stills, and there are skipped frames and artifacts appearing throughout.

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Multimedia

The gallery is pretty simple, with grid-like thumbnail previews of your photos, and no editing options from within the interface. Acer has done a little trick with zooming, where you need to double-tap on the photo to enlarge it, while pinching with two fingers actually rotates it around.

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

The gallery of the Acer Liquid E1


We get a basic music player, too, with the ability to categorize your songs by artists, albums, and even genres, and switch for a nice transparent overlay list of all songs in an album on top of your currently played one. There are no equalizer presets, but the dual stereo speakers can pump out DTS sound format, which is an alternative to the Dolby Mobile or Beats Audio that other Android makers use.

Music player - Acer Liquid E1 Review
Music player - Acer Liquid E1 Review
Music player - Acer Liquid E1 Review
Music player - Acer Liquid E1 Review

Music player


The sound from the dual speaker system Acer is touting with the Liquid E1 is a tad fuller, and, well, stereo, compared to your average smartphone speaker, but the output is rather quiet, even at maximum volume.

There is a versatile video player on the phone that runs every popular format thrown at it, including DivX/Xvid/MKV files, and up to 1080p definitions at that, although the Full HD clips run choppy compared to the HD ones.

The video player is versatile - Acer Liquid E1 Review
The video player is versatile - Acer Liquid E1 Review

The video player is versatile



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posted on 01 Apr 2013, 14:01 2

1. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 636; 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: 372; 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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