Acer Liquid E1 Review
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.
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.
Acer Liquid E1 Sample Images
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.
Acer Liquid E1 Sample Video:
Acer Liquid E1 Indoor Sample Video:
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.
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.
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.
1. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 760; 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: 434; 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.