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Acer beTouch E100 Review

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Acer beTouch E100 Review
Performance and Conclusion:


As a phone, the Acer beTouch E100 is mediocre. Our callers sounded monotonous, there was obtrusive crackling, the overall loudness was inadequate and as a whole, we had problems catching onto people. The situation was much better on the other end, but still, far from coming up roses and voices sounded muffled. The beTouch E100 is quite a disappointment in this respect.

What´s hidden under the hood is 528MHz Qualcomm MSM7225 processor, 256MB RAM and 512MB ROM. Fortunately, we didn’t encounter any lagging, hang-ups or slowdowns, even with as many as 10-15 applications running simultaneously in the background. The battery is acceptably robust and according to the official information should be able to provide up to 5 hours of continuous talk time and keep the handset operational for about 400 hours in standby. In reality, the beTouch E100 was able to make it through a day and half on a single charge, given we used it for talks for about 30 minutes, but seriously abused the GPS and internet browser.

The only real advantage of the Acer beTouch E100 over its rivals, the Samsung OmniLITE B7300 and HTC Touch2, is in its ability to play DivX and Xvid videos with extremely high resolution. However, it´s mediocre in every other respect - perfunctory personalization pack, low build quality and lack of attention to details are just part of everything that makes us believe its competitors are much better WM smartphones.


Acer beTouch E100 Video Review:



Pros

  • Very good multimedia functionality
  • Additional panels in various colors
  • Snappy operation speed

Cons

  • Mediocre in-call quality
  • Low display and build quality
  • Perfunctory personalization
  • No Wi-Fi
PhoneArena rating:
6.5
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Acer beTouch E100

Acer beTouch E100

OS: Windows Mobile Professional 6.5
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Display3.2 inches, 240 x 400 pixels (146 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, 528 MHz
256 MB RAM
Size4.45 x 2.20 x 0.50 inches
(113 x 56 x 12.8 mm )
4.16 oz  (118 g)
Battery1140 mAh, 5 hours talk time

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