PocketReview: Acer Liquid Metal

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Acer has recently been trying to take a chunk of market share by releasing its Liquid Metal series of Android Smartphones.

The latest phone to come through this series is the  “Acer Liquid Metal”  abbreviated as (liquid) in the text now onwards.The build quality of the Liquid is very good and the combo of plastic and stainless steel results in a classic look.

The Android OS version 2.2 (froyo) is combined with Acer’s own “Breeze” UI.The phone is powered by an 800 mhz Scorpion processor, which isn’t exactly made for multi-tasking as it runs out of power when several apps are opened.Another con for this phone is that using on-screen keyboard in portrait-mode is a bit of a pain.

 

Acer has scored good points on Call Clarity,Audio Quality and loudness.Even at higher volume levels the sound Clarity is quite good and the earpiece does a fantastic job as well.Dolby Mobile sound adds to the audio quality but using an earpiece is recommended instead of the loudspeaker.
The Liquid has a 5MP camera which does a good job in recording videos even at 720P HD resolutions without any blur or jerky frames.Liquid gives a reasonable 1-2 days battery (Li-Ion 1500 mAh) back-up under normal usage.

VERDICT
The Liquid will attract people desiring fashion and the fans of the BREEZE UI.But it has a tough fight to fight with other better options in the same price range like the Samsung Galaxy S (S-LCD version) and the HTC Desire,which inspite of being older may prove to be a better option.

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