Acer Liquid E3 / E380


Acer Liquid E3 / E380Notebook: Acer Liquid E3 / E380
Processor: Mediatek MT6589
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX544
Display: 4.7 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.135kg
Price: 249.99 euro
Average Score: 67.67% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 54%, features: 61%, display: 81% mobility: 79%, workmanship: 67%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 84%

Reviews for the Acer Liquid E3 / E380

81% Acer Liquid E3 E380 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
2 in 1. The Liquid E3 Duo offered by Acer is a middle class smartphone, which has a Dual-SIM function. Customers who absolutely want to have this feature did not have a large selection up to now and they had to accept compromises. Does the manufacturer offer a suitable solution without neglecting other important features?
70% The Liquid E3 has a decent spec list, just don't try and make a call
Source: Techradar English
After spending a lot of time with the Acer Liquid E3, there is no doubt that this handset has been aimed at younger students, those that are in high school rather than at University. The price tag screams of a handset that you won't mind if it gets bashed up on the playground, and the forward facing flash is aimed very heavily at the selfie loving youngsters.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 60% features: 80% workmanship: 50%
60% Acer Liquid E3 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Acer Liquid E3 has a few standout features but as a full package doesn’t really cut it against the big boys. The Acer Liquid E3 is a good mid-range Android phone in many ways, but the sluggish performance really lets it down.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 50% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
50% Acer Liquid E3 mid-range smartphone review: Reasonably priced phone has outstanding features but disappoints
Source: PC Advisor English
The Acer Liquid E3 is a tough phone to rate because it has some really outstanding features like the camera options, the display and the front-facing speakers, but suffers from a slow processor, a design that won't appeal to everyone, old software and a lack of storage space or 4G. If you want a phone with a great camera at a low price, the Acer Liquid E3 will probably satisfy you, but if you also want to play games, store lots of files or get faster internet connection, the Acer Liquid isn't for you. We'd recommend carefully considering options like the Motorola Moto G and Sony Xperia M2 before opting for the Liquid E3.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 50% performance: 40% features: 60% workmanship: 50%

Foreign Reviews

Acer Liquid E3
Source: Hardbloxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/11/2014
60% Acer Liquid E3 Im Ausführlichen Test
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
Für Selfie-Lovers
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/31/2014
85% Mittelklasse Smartphone mit Dual-SIM
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 75% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 80%



With its rounded, elegant design, the Acer Liquid E3 E380 is a low-end beauty. The smartphone comes in full matte black accented with a touch of red around the camera and at the screen bezel. There are indications that a white model and a dual-SIM model will be released as well. The Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean smartphone comes equipped with a MediaTek MT6589 Cortex-A7 quad core processor clocked at 1.20 GHz, 1 GB RAM and a built-in storage of 4 GB.

The small storage is acceptable at the price range and can be solved thanks to MicroSD support. The 4.7 inch IPS LCD touchscreen is powered by a PowerVR SGX544 GPU and the image quality is very good. There are a 13 MP  auto-focus camera and a 2 mega-pixel front facing secondary camera. Sound quality is also good with DTS sound enhancement and the device can be pretty loud. Other features include GPS, Bluetooth 4.0 and a Li-Ion battery, which enables up to 5 hours of talk time.

PowerVR SGX544: OpenGL ES 2.0 compatible with 4 pixel and 2 vertex shaders

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Quad-core Cortex-A7-based SoC for tablets and smartphones.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

4.7": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.135 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

Acer: Acer Incorporated is a Taiwanese multinational electronics manufacturer. Its product lineup includes desktops and laptops, as well as personal digital assistants (PDAs), servers and storage, displays, peripherals, and e-business services for business, government, education, and home users. Acer is the third largest computer manufacturer in the world (by sales) after HP and Dell Inc (2007). The company owns the largest franchised computer retail chain in Taipei, Taiwan. Originally named Multitech, it was founded in 1976. Gateway and Packard Bell are economically connected with Acer. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Acer reviews

67.67%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-08- 3 (Update: 2014-08- 3)