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: Battery life

With a 1300mAh battery driving everything forward, you can't expect the Acer Liquid Mini to last for ever. On standby, with almost no use being made of it, it went for days without seeming to lose any battery charge at all.

Acer liquid mini

But start asking it to do things and it's a different story. We went from a nearly full charge to needing to recharge in six hours after thrashing the 3G, Wi-Fi and music player.

Acer liquid mini

We reckon you'll probably need to recharge daily, as with any other smartphone, and if you're a power user – by which we mean you actually use features like GPS and 3G data a lot – and don't have ready access to mains power, then you may need to look elsewhere for a smartphone with better battery life.

For the record, Acer gives a quotation of 6.5 hours 3G talk, 8 hours on 2G, and 480 hours of standby on 3G, 400 hours on 2G.

Acer liquid mini

We've mentioned already that the Acer Liquid Mini has all the necessary connectivity accoutrements to count as a smartphone. GPS, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and even DLNA.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen
Wireless LANYes
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
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 Address
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