Acer Liquid E1 Review

Acer Liquid E1 Review
Introduction

We got a brief hands-on time with the Acer Liquid E1 at the MWC expo not long ago, but now the retail deal made its way into the office, and it marks a foray into the affordable lower mid-range market for Acer.

The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean phone has a few tricks up its sleeve that make it stand out, like stereo speakers with DTS output, as well as a dual SIM version for emerging markets, which is the one we have for review, so read on for all the details...



Design

The Acer Liquid E1 is a fairly light and compact phone, that feels pretty well in the hand, thanks to the soapy shape with tapered back and the rounded corners. It still leaves a tad chunky impression, and the back cover is made of patterned plastic, but is a bit slippery nonetheless.


Acer Liquid E1

Acer Liquid E1

Dimensions

5.2 x 2.7 x 0.39 inches

132 x 68.5 x 9.9 mm

Weight

4.59 oz (130 g)

Samsung Galaxy Express

Samsung Galaxy Express

Dimensions

5.2 x 2.72 x 0.37 inches

132.2 x 69.1 x 9.3 mm

Weight

4.91 oz (139 g)

HTC J

HTC J

Dimensions

5.18 x 2.6 x 0.37 inches

131.5 x 66 x 9.5 mm

Weight

4.83 oz (137 g)

LG Optimus L7 II

LG Optimus L7 II

Dimensions

4.78 x 2.62 x 0.38 inches

121.5 x 66.6 x 9.7 mm

Weight

4.07 oz (116 g)

Acer Liquid E1

Acer Liquid E1

Dimensions

5.2 x 2.7 x 0.39 inches

132 x 68.5 x 9.9 mm

Weight

4.59 oz (130 g)

Samsung Galaxy Express

Samsung Galaxy Express

Dimensions

5.2 x 2.72 x 0.37 inches

132.2 x 69.1 x 9.3 mm

Weight

4.91 oz (139 g)

HTC J

HTC J

Dimensions

5.18 x 2.6 x 0.37 inches

131.5 x 66 x 9.5 mm

Weight

4.83 oz (137 g)

LG Optimus L7 II

LG Optimus L7 II

Dimensions

4.78 x 2.62 x 0.38 inches

121.5 x 66.6 x 9.7 mm

Weight

4.07 oz (116 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page



The rounded frontal shape and red speaker grills remind of HTC's unibody designs, but the Acer Liquid E1 actually sports a removable back cover that reveals a swappable 1760 mAh battery, microSD card slot, and in our unit – two SIM card slots.


The power/lock key up top is painted in red as well, but not the metallic volume rocker on the right, whose tactile feedback leaves something to be desired.



Display

A 540 x 960 pixels 4.5” display of the LCD variety ensures a decent 245ppi

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2 Comments

1. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

The benchmarks part is flawed, why would Phonearena compare a mid-range phone with high-end phones and say it has a slow processor? Compare it with other mid-ranges not high ends.

2. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Their comparisons always sucks. They always compare entry level phones to high end ones to make them look even more shi.t while they have a full database of results for similar phones.
Liquid E1
  • Display 4.5" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Storage 4 GB
  • Battery 1760 mAh(8h talk time)

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