Acer Liquid Mini review

The Acer Liquid Mini is a mid-range Android 2.2 handset with nothing really new on offer

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Acer Liquid Mini review: Camera

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The five-megapixel camera is flashless and lacks autofocus capabilities. It can be activated by a side button, which you need to hold in for a bit rather than simply press, or through a Home screen icon.

You can cut down on storage size by reducing the quality of JPEGs the camera saves, though we can't really see the point. Exposure can be set as centre weighted, spot metered or frame average, which adds a little more utility, and you can fiddle with the ISO settings too, should you want to get technical. Geotagging is also an option.

There are various colour effects – mono, negative, sepia and aqua – and a rather useless digital zoom. When you've taken a shot, you can view it in the gallery and choose between a number of sharing options.


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OUTDOORS: Taken early on a fairly sunless morning, this shot shows how bad the Acer Liquid Mini camera can be at capturing enough light. Zoom in and the pixels are dull and fragmented

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CLOSE UP: Indoors in a dimly lit cafe, this close up makes our snack look inviting

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INDOORS: Indoors in a well-lit shopping centre, a normal mode shot is perfectly acceptable

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BLACK AND WHITE: In the same shopping centre we tried the mono mode to good effect

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NEGATIVE: Negative shooting mode adds a little fun to proceedings

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SEPIA: Sepia mode gives a photograph that air of oldness

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AQUA: We can never really understand why cameras include an aqua mode. Do you want your photos to look like they were taken underwater? Us neither

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ZOOM: And here's why you should never use the digital zoom feature on any camera. We're at full stretch here, and it shows

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen
TouchscreenYes
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
Contract TypeSIM-free
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in Memory512 MB
Built-in FlashNo
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
SAR Value0.47 W/kg
GPS ReceiverYes
Multi-SIM SupportedNo
Near Field CommunicationNo
Integrated TV TunerNo
Cellular Generation3.5G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 2100
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported1
Front CameraNo
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
ColourWhite
Operating SystemAndroid
Brand NameAcer
Battery Talk Time8 Hour
Product ModelE310 Liquid mini
Screen Size8.1 cm (3.2")
Screen Resolution480 x 320
Touchscreen TypeCapacitive
Weight (Approximate)108 g
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, WEEE
Maximum Video Resolution720 x 480
Processor ManufacturerQualcomm
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Operating System VersionAndroid 2.2 Froyo
Messaging TypeMMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Instant Messaging, Email, SMS (Short Message Service)
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height110.4 mm
Width57.5 mm
Depth13 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time400 Hour
ManufacturerAcer, Inc
Product NameE310 Liquid mini Smartphone
Processor Speed600 MHz
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeAccelerometer
Manufacturer Part NumberXP.H86EN.007
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.acer.co.uk
Marketing Information

Mini in size, maxi in performance

The subtle curves meet the beautiful chrome edges, wrapped in a soft touch casing formed to fit in your hand perfectly. You will be just as amazed that we managed to pack so many features into this charming Android smartphone running on Google's Android 2.2 operating system, this phone is nothing short of remarkable.

Five different flavors

Your smartphone isn't just a communication device; it reflects a part of your personality, which is why the liquid mini is offered in five color options. Pick between Royal Blue, Jet Silver, Light Pink, Lime Green and Piano Black colors. You're spoilt for choice when picking out your Liquid Mini.

Package Contents
  • E310 Liquid mini Smartphone
  • AC Adapter
  • 2GB microSD Card
  • Battery
  • Quick Guide
  • USB Cable
  • Headset