Acer Cloudmobile S500 Review

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The Acer Cloudmobile S500 is to be the brand’s new top Android device. In the market, it is a mid range phone. Still, the Cloudmobile smartphone has a high-end standing because of its unique design. What makes this phone high-end and why is it still mid range? Let’s get behind the cloud.

DESIGN

TheĀ  design of the Acer Cloudmobile S500 has been awarded by the IF. It mentions Acer‘s sleeve design, “that wraps the device with soft and contoured surfaces and enhances handheld experience.” It also mentions the overall attention to details, as the stainless steel reciever in the front, the volume button and the Dolby speaker on the back.

To be honest, the Cloudmobile S500 has an outstanding grip. Both side edges and the back cover are made of a nice and soft grip material, similar to what HTC uses. The device is lightweight and has an excellent balance when holding it in your hand: the middle back of the phone is a little thinner at the Acer logo, which functions as a balance point. This is very subtile. So is the small edge at the screen. It not only pre-causes you unintentionally touching the screen, it also causes the screen not touching the surface of your table or what ever you’re laying your phone on, when turning it face down. The battery cover is very tightly attached to the body. This has a practical reason, for the NFC antenna is build in the back cover. As a result, the Cloudmobile is a very stiff device with a solid grip.