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Acer F900 Review

Acer F900

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Acer F900 Review
Performance:

The Acer F900 utilizes a Samsung SC3 6410 processor running at 533 MHz and is equipped with 128MB RAM. As a whole, it performs well and we didn’t encounter any hang-ups. Several menu transitions stuttered unpleasantly, but we guess we must be spoilt by the iPhone, Palm Pre and LG S-CLASS 3D interface implementations. Our only major gripe relates to the inadequately working accelerometer that showed a tendency to switch the screen and just wouldn’t revert, so we kept it turned off most of the time.

Sound quality has left us… lost in thought. As far as we know, people use even the most technologically advanced smartphones to… talk. The response we most often got while speaking on the Acer F900 was “For goodness sakes, don´t call again from that handset, ever, please!” Why? People claimed they were able to hear their own voices, while ours had a truly sharp and unrealistic ring to them. Moreover, voices sounded frighteningly monotonous and mechanical on our end, as if it was robots we were speaking with. Much like the terminators have finally managed to take over the world and Christian Bale is nowhere in sight.

The battery is relatively weak – according to the manufacturer it provides about 4 hrs of continuous talk and 150 hrs in standby. The phone hardly managed to make it through a single day during our tests that involved about 20 min of talks, less than 40 minutes of browsing the Internet via Wi-Fi and some playing with the interface.


Conclusion:

As a whole, the Acer F900 makes for a decent Windows Mobile smartphone, delivering in-call quality that can be best described as fair to middling. Its most attractive aspect is the huge display, which paired with a quality web browser would let you relish an awesome internet experience. Still, take a look at the HTC Touch HD that offers similar functions, wrapped up in a different interface. If you feel like watching videos on a device with a huge display, we think you might be better off waiting up on the Samsung Omnia II I8000 and OmniaPRO B7610.


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Pros

  • 3.8-inch screen with WVGA resolution
  • Acer Shell looks cool
  • Decent performance speed

Cons

  • Appalling in-call quality
  • Direct sunlight turns display into immaculate mirror
  • Weak battery
  • Heavy stuttering with high resolution videos
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Acer F900

Acer F900

OS: Windows Mobile Professional 6.1
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PhoneArena rating:
7Good
Display3.8 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (246 ppi) TFT
Camera3.2 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, 533 MHz, Samsung SC36410 processor
0.1 GB RAM
Size4.63 x 2.50 x 0.62 inches
(117.5 x 63.5 x 15.8 mm)
5.29 oz  (150 g)
Battery1530 mAh, 4 hours talk time

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