Acer Liquid E2 Review
Having said all about its negatives, it’s time to take a look at the bright side of the Acer Liquid E2. Good news is the device lacks a heavy custom skin and counts on almost pure Android. We have an up-to-date version of it - Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean.
Going with stock Android was a safe decision as everything is perfectly well optimized to run lag-free. All the signature features of the latest Jelly Bean like lockscreen widgets and actionable notifications are on board.
Acer has added slight modifications to the interface. In addition to static and live wallpapers, you can play a video as a live background. The feature is called video wallpaper and is accessed via a simple long hold on the home panel.
Also, some stock apps like the gallery (in tile view) have been adorned with features like live preview of videos.
Processory and Memory:
Overall the device feels very snappy. It is the first phone we get to review with MediaTek’s awesome 1.2GHz quad-core MT6589 and it comes with 1GB RAM and a PowerVR SGX544 graphical chip. The chip performs great in multi-thread oriented applications like the browser and that is evident in the AnTuTu test. When facing a heavy single-thread operation though the device does not perform well and you can clearly see this in its comparatively low Quadrant score.
Looking at the graphics alone, we see the PowerVR SGX544MP1 or single-core version of the graphical chip clocked at 300MHz. It’s not something that shines bright in the gaming department, but given the low resolution of the screen, it handles most games (even heavier ones) well.
Also important is the fact that MediaTek’s MT6589 chip is based on the Cortex A7 architecture. That makes is very power efficient, which is a definite plus. Here is how it did in standard Android benchmarks:
|Quadrant Standard||AnTuTu||GLBenchmark 2.5 (Egypt HD)||Vellamo
(HTML5 / Metal)
|Acer Liquid E2||3963||13580||1774 / 16 fps||1453 / 450|
|LG Optimus L7 II||2823||6674|
|HTC One SV||4456||11211|
|Sony Xperia L||4223||9225||3207||1804 / 449|
The phone features 4GB of internal storage and of that only around 800MB available to the end user. Luckily, you can expand storage via microSD cards of up to 32 gigs.
Internet and Connectivity:
The E2 is blazing fast supporting the highest HSPA+ cellular connectivity downlink speeds of 42Mbps. Of course it also support Wi-Fi b/g/n connectivity. The handset comes with the stock Android and Chrome browsers pre-loaded. Both are stable and proven browsers and scrolling around and zooming in and out in pages was perfectly smooth.
Other connectivity options include Bluetooth 3.0 and GPS.
1. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 319; Member since: 07 May 2012)
fair review,the camera is surprisingly good for it's price point
2. znellu (Posts: 69; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
Other than the speaker grills, design of the phone looks great :)
3. Sondae (Posts: 187; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)
Its not that horrific look for me at least its unique than using design over and over again like other brand...
4. joogles (Posts: 2; Member since: 03 Jan 2014)
I have to say, I like the clean cut lines of the phone, and have to admit that my fears of moving into the smart phone market were unfounded. Personally, I have found it to be very user friendly even for the techno-illiterate like myself. Nice phone for those of us leaving the dark ages....
|Display||4.5 inches, 540 x 960 pixels (245 ppi) IPS LCD|
MediaTek MT6589, Quad core, 1200 MHz, Cortex-A7 processor
1024 MB RAM
|Size||5.16 x 2.68 x 0.39 inches|
(131 x 68 x 9.9 mm)
4.94 oz (140 g)
|Battery||2000 mAh, 9 hours talk time|