Comparison: Acer Liquid Jade Primo vs Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
Acer has announced the Liquid Jade Primo, again. It was first unveiled during IFA 2014 and nothing has changed about it. It’s still a 5.5-inch smartphone running the latest Windows 10 Mobile and can turn to a portable desktop PC with the support of Continuum.
It’s Acer’s flagship Windows 10 Mobile device and competition in that range is still limited with just a few contenders. Among them is Microsoft’s own flagship Windows 10 Mobile smartphone, the Lumia 950 XL. Here is a quick comparison of the two:
|Acer Liquid Jade Primo||Microsoft Lumia 950 XL|
|5.5-inch AMOLED display @ 1080 x 1920 pixels, 401ppi||5.7-inch ClearBlack AMOLED display @ 2560 x 1440|
|2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass||Corning Gorilla Glass 4|
|1.82GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core CPU||2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core chipset
|Adreno 418 GPU||Adreno 439 GPU|
|3GB RAM||3GB RAM
|32GB internal storage||32GB internal storage
|Expandable via microSD, up to 128GB||Expandable via microSD, up to 200GB|
|21-megapixel rear camera w/ dual-LED flash||20-megapixel PureView camera with Carl Zeiss optics, triple-LED flash|
|8-megapixel front camera||5-megapixel front camera|
|4G LTE||4G LTE
|WiFi 802.11ac, MIMO||Wi-Fi 802.11ac, MIMO
|Bluetooth 4.1||Bluetooth 4.1|
|GPS w/ A-GPS||GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS
|USB Type-C||USB Type-C
|3,000mAh battery||3340mAh Li-Ion battery
|Windows 10 Mobile||Windows 10 Mobile
With the XL name attached to it, the Lumia 950 XL has a larger and sharper WQHD 5.7-inch display over Liquid Jade Primo’s Full HD 5.5-inch panel. They may differ in size but both use the same display technology — AMOLED. Both offer rich blacks, punchy colors, and their own proprietary enhancements.
In terms of chipset, Acer went for the hexa-core Snapdragon 808 over the more powerful Snapdragon 810. This is probably due to the overheating issue which is already addressed by Qualcomm. Still, Microsoft Lumia 950 XL has a nifty liquid-cooling tech happening inside it to keep things cooler. Nevertheless, both hardware are capable of giving smooth, reliable operation and support for Windows 10 Continuum.
Megapixel count is at par with each other and so are their connectivity radios like 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, MIMO, GPS, and the latest USB Type-C. NFC, on the other hand, is not featured on the Acer device.
Giving ample juice to Acer is its 3000mAh battery while the Microsoft has a bigger 3340mAh battery. Both are enough to give Windows 10 Mobile a long run with you on-the-go.
The Acer Liquid Jade Primo is said to hit the shelves in February in Europe, the Middle East and Africa starting at €569 or around Php29,000 but based on our first reports it is to be sold in the Philippines for Php18,990. The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL, on the other hand, is already locally available for Php32,990.