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Acer Liquid Mini Review

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Acer Liquid Mini Review
The call quality on the Acer Liquid Mini was rather average. Even though we didn't notice any major disturbances and we heard our callers fairly loud, a slight distortion of voices in the earpiece gives them an unnatural metallic tone.

The 1300mAh battery on the handset allows it to almost survive a two-day run. Putting it under heavy usage, though, would definitely leave you charging your phone every day.


Conclusion:

The Acer Liquid Mini has a very appealing jazzy look coupled with a curved rounded body, but as much as we liked that, we couldn't help but notice the slight lag even in the main menu. On the positive side, you have an affordable price tag which helps you swallow that bitter pill, and you still get a smartphone running the rich in features Android Froyo. The list of negatives however outweighs the positives: the below average fixed-focus camera, lack of Flash support and limited 3D application support should be considered.

As an alternative, you can tighten the belts with the even more affordable Samsung Galaxy Mini, which has a 3.3-inch screen and similar functionality. You can also get the widely popular LG Optimus One, which offers a fluid Android experience at still a more affordable price and finally you can look at the Samsung Galaxy Ace, which ups the game with a 3.5-inch screen at a similar price. But if you're solely after the cute colorful look and can overlook the sometimes slowish performance, the Liquid Mini really has little competition among Androids.

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Pros

  • Fresh jazzy design, solid build
  • Relatively affordable

Cons

  • Laggy interface
  • No Flash
  • Poor image quality, fixed-focus camera
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posted on 28 Mar 2011, 12:03

1. Spike777 (unregistered)


I'm interested in the GPS capabilities, especially Ovi maps that's supposedly included and able to run on this phone.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 11:56

2. HH97 (unregistered)


Hi, I bought this awesome phone yesterday and I can play Angrybirds while listening to music without any lag, at all.So you might want to adjust that in your review.

@Spike777, the GPS works perfectly and you can view sattelite maps, road maps and you can download more GPS apps from the android market.

I find this a very good smartphone with a very reasonable price, I'd recommend you to buy it, you won't regret it.

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 12:10

3. RS (unregistered)


Hi..i would like to know about acer liquid mini...how is the performance and any service issues...secondly i would like to know...since its fully touch screen how does the typing work..is it easy to type while chatting on facebook,yahoo messenger,gtalk...or on sms..pls let me know.

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Acer liquidmini

Acer liquidmini

OS: Android 2.3 2.2
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Display3.2 inches, 320 x 480 pixels (180 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227, Single core, 600 MHz
256 MB RAM
Size4.35 x 2.26 x 0.51 inches
(110.4 x 57.5 x 13 mm )
4.23 oz  (120 g)
Battery1300 mAh, 6 hours talk time

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