Acer launches the Liquid X1, an octa-core Android smartphone for under $300

Acer launches the Liquid X1, an octa-core Android smartphone for under $300
Acer last week started selling the Liquid X1, a large smartphone that was announced back in June among various other new Acer devices. For the moment, the Liquid X1 is available only in Taiwan, Acer’s home country, but it should be gradually released in other markets across Asia and Europe.

Running Android 4.4 KitKat, the X1 is 8.5mm-thin, sports a 5.7-inch IPS display with 720 x 1280 pixels, and weighs 164 grams. It’s an affordable device that costs around $265 in Taiwan, reportedly being part of Acer’s plan to rank among the top five smartphone vendors in Taiwan within the next two years.

Available in two color versions (black and red), the Acer Liquid X1 features LTE Cat. 4, an octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor clocked at 1.7 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, microSD card support, and a 2700 mAh removable battery. The 13 MP camera that’s found on the back of the X1 has an f/1.8 aperture, an LED flash, and a Free Focus mode that allows you to focus and refocus photos after they’ve been taken. An official Liquid X1 promo video can be watched below.

What do you think about this new Acer handset? Let us know in the comments section!


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Liquid X1
  • Display 5.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2700 mAh(6h talk time)

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20 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Wow, this looks gorgeous! But why not 1080p screen?

4. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Why? Because it's a simple logic : this phone is not a flagship or in other words it's a midranger.

5. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yeah, and Sammy brought the dimpled trend. :)

7. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

what they did with liquid s2, it was pretty disappointing... they should not launch flagship phone... they are better in midrange catagory

18. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

1.7ghz octacore is laggy on full hd display thats why

20. duMaurier

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 27, 2014

Yeah I wouldnt buy a 1080p screen on any phone using the current MediaTek CPUs. Maybe next year and 720p is more than enough for me and most people. Am I right, people?

2. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Good bang for the buck, well done.

9. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

if you know darn well about Chinese Octa phones, this thing isn't really the best bang for your buck, in fact.... far from it.

13. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

You know that angle of attack is a weak one. Acer doesn't make high end stuff but do put out a decent product. At $260 clams, this is a good deal. Explain this comment further as in a fact?

14. gigantos

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 25, 2013

Well it's a good deal, just not good enough to get more market share in Taiwan as they aim. Here in Taiwan with the same buck (8000NTD or $260) we could get better bangs : for example there is bara 1 with the same chipset but a 5" 1080p, 5.5mm body, and better yet, Gplus E7 with 5.5" 1080p, 16MP camera and Snapdragon 800. Xiaomi Mi 3 is even sold at only $210, $50 lower than this Acer phone asks!

15. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Good food for thought. Thank you. Here in N/A that is a stellar deal imo.

3. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

What is that metallic circle at the back of the device? For casing or charging purposes?

6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

It's Acer's RAPID button, it can be used to open apps quickly or taking selfies etc.

11. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Ahh I see thanks!:)

8. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Look closely, it has an SoC that isn't even on par with Snapdragon 600 and it is selling at a significantly higher SRP compared to Xiaomi's Mi3 (which is aLOT superior in every aspect)

10. blitzkreig

Posts: 103; Member since: Aug 18, 2014

Yaaawn.. Same specs as the redmi note. Double the price..

12. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Not at all interested in this company or phone. I'm sure there will be a lack of support from them. Also why is it that red versus a more vibrant red?

16. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Octa-core means nothing if it's made by MediaTek. Give me an octa-core Snapdragon, then I'm interested...

17. ffffll

Posts: 14; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

plz, u could mention Taiwan is the manufacture place, but do not say it a country. same as u will never oddly say that California is the home country of Google. no offence

19. Deadeye37

Posts: 310; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

They're making Acer brand models now?

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