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Acer beTouch E140 Review

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Acer beTouch E140 Review
In-call sound quality is passable, since voices sound loud and clear, although a bit unnatural. The biggest problem is that a constant hissing sound is present, which is annoying, although when you put the beTouch E140's volume down, things get better.

On the other side people complained of sound distortion, and said that they can't hear us very well.

The Acer beTouch E140 has a 1300mAh battery and its life is rated at 6 hours of talk time.


Conclusion:

The Acer beTouch E140 is one very polarising handset. It has a few strong sides, but sadly, there are some setbacks that ruin the good impression. Of course, this is easy to explain - the contract free price of this handset is $270, and it's understandable that quite a few compromises were made.

All in all, the beTouch E140 is an extremely lightweight and compact phone, with a good processor for its class and great connectivity options. Best of all, though, is that it comes with Froyo and a full set of Google services out of the box, and this alone is enough to attract a few customers.

However, there are a few issues that ensure we can't recommend this phone to you. First of all, its 2.8-inch resistive screen is practically unusable in sunlight, and makes browsing a painful experience. Moreover, the Acer beTouch E140 is simply not very good as a phone, and you can't rely on this handset's camera either.

Looking at the alternatives, there is not much differentiating the beTouch E140 and, say, the T-Mobile Comet. However, the Samsung Galaxy 5 is an all-around better smartphone, so if you are out in the market for an affordable Android handset, probably this is your best choice.


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Pros

  • Full Android experience
  • Great connectivity options
  • Good processor for its class
  • Cheap

Cons

  • Not very good as a phone
  • 2.8-inch resistive screen doesn't allow comfortable browsing experience
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Display2.8 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (143 ppi) LCD
Camera3.2 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227, Single core, 600 MHz
256 MB RAM
Size4.11 x 2.20 x 0.50 inches
(104.5 x 55.8 x 12.8 mm )
3.35 oz  (95 g)
Battery1300 mAh, 6 hours talk time

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