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Acer Liquid E review

Acer's second Android phone adds an Eclair 2.1 update

Browsing the web on an Android phone is always a painless experience, thanks to the native browser packed full of logical and straightforward functionality, but on this great screen it really is a joy.

With multi-touch on board it's easy to pinch-to-zoom and get close in on text and images thanks to the capacitive touchscreen and although text isn't reformatted to fit the new window, the experience isn't unduly affected.

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Text is reproduced brilliantly even when zoomed to the maximum level and everything re-renders very quickly thanks to the snappy Snapdragon processor.

It would have been even quicker had Acer let it off the leash to achieve its 1GHz potential, rather than the 768GHz it currently operates at.

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Double-tapping on the screen zooms out to a full page view or in close depending on the area of the screen you're looking to focus on.

The bookmarks tab to the left of the URL bar also gives easy access to your history and most visited pages, and it's also fair to mention the custom-built Bookmarks 'fan' widget on the Home screen again. The design is nice, serving up a visual reminder of the last page you visited on that site.

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It's also really easy to share pages in a plethora of ways, with official Twitter and Facebook apps, email and RoadSync among the many options.

There's still no Flash player to speak of on the handset, which is strange considering that the pre-loaded and instantly dispensable Acer bookmarks, are all heavily Flash-based.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
Contract TypeSIM-free
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in Memory512 MB
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
GPS ReceiverYes
Cellular Generation3.5G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 850, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 1900, WCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
ColourWhite
Operating SystemAndroid
Brand NameAcer
Battery Talk Time5 Hour
Product ModelLiquid E
Screen Size8.9 cm (3.5")
Screen Resolution480 x 800
Weight (Approximate)135 g
Maximum Video Resolution640 x 480
Processor ManufacturerQualcomm
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.0
Operating System VersionAndroid 2.1 Eclair
Messaging TypeEmail, Instant Messaging, SMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service)
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height115 mm
Width64 mm
Depth12.8 mm
Battery Standby Time9601.92 Hour
ManufacturerAcer, Inc
Product NameLiquid E Smartphone
Processor Speed768 MHz
Processor TypeSnapdragon
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, Proximity Sensor
Manufacturer Part NumberXP.H480Q.070
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.acer.co.uk
Marketing Information

Socialize in high definition

The all-new Acer Liquid E equipped with the latest Android 2.1 Éclair, even more easy-to-use features and ultra-smart menus. With ultra-fluid, high-definition multimedia, stunningly fast applications and endless socializing on the go, this is the phone that will take your social and multimedia worlds into a new dimension. This is Liquid. Only better.

Designed to be special

Simplicity reigns supreme with the Acer Liquid E. The large 3.5" high-definition screen dominates the front, while an integrated 5MP camera is all you'll see on the back. But don't let the simple, ergonomic design fool you. The clean lines of the exterior conceal one of the world's most sophisticated mobile devices.