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Acer Liquid First Impressions




I was also able to play with a demo unit of the Acer Liquid last night at the PC Show and they were selling the unit for and equivalent of Php21,200 (SG$640.93) after taxes.


Acer Liquid
3.5″ capacitive touchscreen @ 480×800 pixels
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8250 768MHz
256MB RAM / 512MB ROM
up to 32GB on microSD (2GB included)
HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 2Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g
5MP AF camera
GPS w/ aGPS support
Bluetooth 2.0 w/ A2DP
Lithium Polymer battery 1350mAh
Android OS v1.6 with Acer UI 3.0

The phone looks a bit wide but does not use up all the real estate for the screen (so you only get 3.5″) — it gives an impression of a huge screen because of the black bezel.

There are no physical buttons here and the front controls are provided by a touch panel (similar to the implementation of the Nexus One). There 4 controls include — Home, Search, Back and Menu — but there’s also no haptic feedback to help you get a good feel of those touch controls.

The device responds well and feels snappy and though the Android OS is old (v1.6 Donut), Acer added a little UI improvements with a carousel-like display of media files/web pages on both ends of the 3-panel UI. It’s a nice-looking device at first from afar but once you hold it, the plastic construction gives a cheap feel to it.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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9 Responses

  1. The only down side to this Android device is the processor. It’s running on a 768Mhz processor compared to the Samsung Galaxy i5700 which is a lot cheaper (P14,000) and running on a 800Mhz Processor.

    And I am sure the price of the Acer Liquid will be a few thousand pesos higher in the Philippines compared to the Singapore price.

  2. Moreover, It’s still using an old Android operating system, version 1.6.

  3. eric says:

    pangit magdesign ng phone nila ang acer…

  4. simplynice93 says:

    This should be cheaper than Samsung Spica, otherwise it’s no good. Looks a fat version of the iPhone.

  5. jhorwin says:

    I thought Samsung spica uses a Resistive screen which is miles inferior to the Capacitive screen in Liquid.

  6. aj_homer says:

    capacitive po tft nga lng. dapat sana unibody gaya ng wave para mas maganda uso na ngayun yan from nokia htc at samsung

  7. I’m a current Omnia (910) user on Verizon who was really disappointed with Windows Mobile 6.1 and Samsung’s shell. Wound up purchasing SPB Mobile Shell to get a usable interface and had to abandon Exchange e-mail caused by security restrictions. Fundamentally anytime you tried to place or acquire a call, you had to enter your PIN and I was missing calls to be a outcome. Finally determined to abandon smartphones for the time getting (economic causes) and wait for an excellent Android gadget. The Galaxy S (Facinate) ought to fit the bill. Disappointed to hear in the GPS concerns. Let me add that Verizon’s 3G assistance was outstanding throughout and I at some point stopped making use of WiFi since V3G was a lot quickly sufficient for me.Interestingly, I’m using the Omnia being a wireless product around the residence for checking email, Twitter, Facebook and uncomplicated browsing. But not like a phone!

  8. marlyn says:

    i got this fon since last april 2010 til ds time.i also upgrded it to 2.0
    personally,i love this fon coz there’s a lot of thing u will enjoyed most.like,u’ll almost using a pc on this gadget.reading mails is quite easilly and all those usually stuff u like to a fon is all here.as if u can buy all ur desire in one fon at a time,imposible!not unless,u read all the specs before purchasing it!so y blaming on the fon if all the specs they listed is true!!!blame it on your self! Good job acer!

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