Acer Liquid E1 Review
Acer has supplied a 1760 mAh battery unit inside the Liquid E1, which it lists as enough for eight hours of talk time and two weeks of standby, which is below the average, and in reality the battery can be drawn out within the daily usage with a heavier workload. Maintaining connection for two SIM cards also takes its toll on the battery life.
The Acer Liquid E1 delivers fine in a lot of aspects for its sub-$300 price – it has decent design and screen panel, and has good call quality, as well as stereo speakers. The drawbacks are the subpar camera results, weakling processor, and the quiet sound output from the dual speaker system for a phone that brags an extra speaker.
The dual SIM version we had is worth a try as it lets you hook up to two carrier networks at once, and delivers the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean experience as well as the rest of the dual SIM competition here. Competitors are Galaxy S Duos or the HTC Desire V, which, however, have smaller screens, as well as for a more direct clash the LG Optimus L7 Dual is arriving, with higher camera resolution and better processor.
As for the basic single SIM Acer Liquid E1, the competition in this $200 and change segment is vast and furious – the LG Optimus L9 comes to mind, with IPS screen and larger battery, or the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Express, with the same screen size, but AMOLED technology and more internal memory.
Software version: 1.007.00_WW_GEN1
Acer Liquid E1 Video Review:
- Dual SIM support for two carrier networks at once
- Good call quality
- Dual stereo speakers
- Subpar camera
- Comparatively slow processor
1. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 592; 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: 369; 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.