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Acer Liquid E2 Review

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Acer Liquid E2 Review
Call quality:

Call quality is important for all handsets, but for dual-SIM devices it is of paramount importance. The device handled itself well and it was loud enough so that our callers could hear us even in noisier environments. Our voice was instantly recognized as clear and natural. On our end of the line output through the earpiece was also very loud and clear.

Battery life:

With its 2000mAh battery and relatively frugal chip and screen, the Acer Liquid E2 got us through a day of average use easily. You can deplete the battery even faster if you abuse the camera and play a lot of videos and/or games. Even with ascetic use though It would be a stretch to expect it lasting two days. According to data provided by the manufacturer, the Liquid E2 should last through 9 hours of continuous talk time or 18.8 days of stand-by.


Conclusion:

The Acer Liquid E2 Duo is a controversial device. On one hand is the snappy processor, brilliant camera and the nice and up-to-date nearly stock Android 4.2. On the other is the utter lack of attention to detail and a design that is not pretty.

That is the exact problem many white box manufacturers from China face right now. Android has gotten to the point where even cheaper devices can deliver enough of an oomph to drive a smooth daily performance, but consistently fail in design.

Let’s face it, though. For an off contract price of around $300 the Acer Liquid E2 Duo delivers more than comparable smartphones from better established smartphone brands. If you can overlook the uninspiring design, this handset will not disappoint.


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Pros

  • Good camera for its class
  • Snappy performance of the quad-core MediaTek chip at a low price
  • Camera interface is simple and intuitive
  • Dual-SIM functionality is a bonus

Cons

  • Horrific looks
  • Bulky and plastic
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posted on 23 May 2013, 10:16

1. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 325; Member since: 07 May 2012)


fair review,the camera is surprisingly good for it's price point

posted on 24 May 2013, 11:57

2. znellu (Posts: 70; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Other than the speaker grills, design of the phone looks great :)

posted on 28 May 2013, 12:22

3. Sondae (Posts: 190; 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...

posted on 03 Jan 2014, 10:14

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....

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Acer Liquid E2

Acer Liquid E2

OS: Android 4.2.1
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Display4.5 inches, 540 x 960 pixels (245 ppi) IPS LCD
Camera8 megapixels
Hardware
MediaTek MT6589, Quad core, 1200 MHz, Cortex-A7 processor
1024 MB RAM
Size5.16 x 2.68 x 0.39 inches
(131 x 68 x 9.9 mm)
4.94 oz  (140 g)
Battery2000 mAh, 9 hours talk time

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