You can grab the Windows 10-powered Liquid M330 handset for $79.99 in the US

You can grab the Windows 10-powered Liquid M330 handset for $79.99 in the US
In need of a cheapo smartphone? Check out the U.S. Microsoft store, where Acer is selling the Liquid M330 for a measly $80. Originally priced at $99 unlocked, the entry-level Windows 10 smartphone will be sold at a reduced price until January 3. $80 will get you a device with a 4.5-inch, 854x480px resolution display that's powered by a 1.1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 chipset with 1GB RAM and 8GB of expandable storage.

The handset features a 5MP rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash, along with a 5MP front camera with fixed focus. It's got dual-SIM support, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and microUSB 2.0 connectivity, along with a 2000mAh battery.

There are other savings on Windows 10 devices available in the Microsoft store, such as discounted Lumia 550 and 650 handsets. Feel free to check them out on your way.

via Neowin




1. hurrycanger

Posts: 1770; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Or you can get the Lumia 640xl.

2. sgodsell

Posts: 7530; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

$80 is still $70 too high. Especially with only 1gb of ram and a 32 bit Snapdragon 210 clocked at 1.1 GHz. Oh, and don't forget that unforgettable resolution of 854x480. People should save there money, or buy something that offers more bang for your buck.

3. zenun12

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 31, 2016

The specs race is nothing on Windows 10 as it doesn't even have that many "demanding" apps like Android does, plus, Windows 10 can run pretty smooth on low end hardware. Why would you pay $500 for a Lumia 950 if the Lumia 650 can run WM sufficiently fine for daily use. Anyway, I can see that you're unimpressed with low-end phones, I could say that it's not the market for you. It's more targeted at people who need a phone that can cover their basic needs.

4. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Windows 10 mobile is definitely not worth the $500 price brackets. I have been using it for it for a week. I already face three annoying issues. 1) Skype can't be updated to MicroSD. Some apps would prompt and some apps won't. So the practical way is to avoid using MicroSD for apps. The situation is worsened by Microsoft unwilling to give 16GB flash memory for budget handset. 2) Windows can't always read sim card to auto config mobile data APN setting like iOS and Android. So the workaround is to put the sim card into Android handset and extract the information from them as my telco has not bother to update their website with update APN information. 3) Transfer of contact is still a pain. Export gmail CSV file outlook import to Note instead of phone contact so i still have to manually cut and paste contact in outlook online before sync over Windows phone. So tell me am i right to say that Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile is unpolished.

5. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

The specs of this device is nothing to write home about.

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