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Acer Liquid E700 Trio Smartphone Review

Michael Moser (translated by Liala Stieglitz), 09/07/2014

Hurray for three SIMs. Acer's Liquid E700 Trio features a total of three SIM-card slots. A high-performance quad-core SoC, 2 GB of RAM, and a lush 16 GB of flash memory alongside an HD IPS screen are also part of the bundle. A price of 200 Euros (~$256) is demanded for that. A tasty mix in a restrained casing that will not only be interesting for corporate customers.

For the original German review, see here.

Acer's Liquid Trio doesn't look special at first glance, particularly since many identically equipped smartphones are found in the manufacturer's 200-Euro (~$256) product line. A mid-range quad-core SoC from MediaTek, a 5-inch HD screen, and Android 4.4.2 KitKat - unremarkable up to here. But then, Acer's Liquid E700 Trio does have a unique feature: It can operate three SIM cards at the same time, and it also proves to be quite versatile in other things. Many contenders cannot offer a 16 GB flash memory that can be expanded via a micro-SD card, a lush 2 GB of RAM, and a bright IPS screen either.

Acer's Liquid E700 will have to compete with the Archos 50c Oxygen, iOcean X7S and LG L70 in our test report.

Case

The casing of Acer's Liquid E700 is made of matte-black polycarbonate (Titan Black). The phone is also available in matte red (Burgundy Red). The matte plastic on both the back and the bezel give the review sample a pleasant grip and makes it insusceptible to fingerprints. The smartphone is not exactly compact with a thickness of 9.9 mm and a weight of 156 grams. The contenders are all a bit smaller and lighter. Nevertheless, the review sample is pleasant to hold despite its size of 147.3 x 73 mm, owing to its rounded casing.

Considering the price range, the build is very good and exhibits even gaps. Acer's Liquid E700 passed our compulsory pressure test with flying colors. Both the screen and the removable back cover are very solid and do not produce cracking noises. The non-removable battery, slots for the three micro-SIM cards and for a micro-SD card with a maximum of 64 GB capacity are found underneath the back cover.

Connectivity

Acer equips the Liquid E700 Trio with the MT6582 quad-core SoC from MediaTek. It clocks with a frequency of 1.3 GHz, and an ARM Mali-400 MP2 dual-core graphics core is integrated. A lush 2 GB of working memory supports this array. It is possible to expand the 16 GB internal flash storage (net: 12.43 GB) up to 64 GB via a micro-SD card should it get too tight. Apps can be moved to the micro-SD card providing they allow that. The three micro-SD slots support UMTS; LTE is, unfortunately, not available. Acer's Liquid E600 with 4G support is to be introduced for this standard. Acer has also installed the compulsory micro-USB 2.0 port and 3.5 mm jack. Both the power and volume buttons function reliably and are easy to reach with one hand. Like in LG's G3, an additional button is found directly under the rear-facing camera lens. It opens the camera app when pressed longer, and it is also the shutter button. A short pressure opens a predetermined app via the shortcut function.

Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Android 4.4.2 KitKat

Software

Praiseworthy: Acer has only modified the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system very subtly. For example, there is a Float app interface that displays several applications and widgets at the same time. Consequently, there is no need to close one app in order to switch to another when multitasking. Acer also installs a few apps, some of which are useful like Polaris Office 5, a radio app, Facebook or Google's standard bundle. There is barely any bloatware found.

GPS Test
GPS Test

Communication & GPS 

Our review sample supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n for local, wireless data transmission. Mobile browsing is available in an adequate speed owing to UMTS/3G. The Wi-Fi reception is decent. A stable connection was still maintained even through several walls and a distance of 10 meters to the router. The combination of tri-SIM operation and quad-band technology makes the smartphone's utilization very flexible. Both GSM quad-band (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) and UMTS quad-band (850/900/1900/2100 MHz) are installed for this purpose. The review sample operates in the GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+ net standards with a bandwidth of 21 Mbps / 5.76 Mbps in the UMTS net (download/upload). The A-GPS module does a good job, as the quick localization via the GPS Test app proves.

Multi-SIM settings
Multi-SIM settings

Telephony & Speech Quality

The phone app corresponds to the good standard known from Android. The multi-SIM implementation is good and always worked flawlessly. Every SIM is mapped with a specific assignment, such as data connection or domestic / foreign telephony, and thus it is possible to use the smartphone not only for private and business calls with separate cards, but also for an additional data plan. Frequent travelers especially can benefit from the best plan in every individual case. The speech and audio quality ranges between good and very good, and there is only low background noise. Our contact confirmed an impeccable connection in the practical test. The hands-free feature is sufficiently loud.

Cameras & Multimedia

Acer's Liquid E700 Trio sports an 8.0-megapixel primary camera and a 2 MP webcam. Despite the relatively high resolutions, the camera units do not manage to take particularly focused pictures even in ideal light, and they exhibit image noise. Although the webcam has a dedicated LED flash for shooting selfies in poor light conditions, it ruins the fun of taking pictures due to its poor light capturing ability in conjunction with abysmal image sharpness. The direct comparison shows a quite decent color reproduction but also reveals the massive quality difference.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the zoom step. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

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Accessories

Acer puts a modular power supply including a USB cord and a standard in-ear headset in the Liquid E700 Trio's box. It also contains a quick-start guide, warranty card and safety booklet.

Warranty

Acer includes a 24-month warranty for the Liquid E700 Trio.

Input Devices & Controls

Keyboard: portrait mode
Keyboard: portrait mode
Keyboard: landscape mode
Keyboard: landscape mode

The virtual keyboard functions according to the Android standard, which ensures an intuitive and reliable operation. The key field covers approximately one-third of the screen in portrait mode. The keys are large enough for typing faultlessly. The visible area diminishes massively in landscape mode.

The capacitive multi-touchscreen functions reliably and accurately. The automatic screen rotation when changing modes is also implemented quickly.

Display

Acer Liquid E700 Trio: IPS screen with 1280x720 pixels
Acer Liquid E700 Trio: IPS screen with 1280x720 pixels

The 5-inch screen has an HD resolution of 1280x720 pixels. That is standard in this category. The approximately 40 Euros (~$51) more expensive iOcean X7S provides a Full HD resolution. The image is appealing due to the good sharpness, and it shines very bright with an average of 410.8 cd/m². Only iOcean's X7S is on par in the category comparison; both LG's L70 and Archos' 50c Oxygen have a considerably lower brightness.

404
cd/m²
436
cd/m²
409
cd/m²
402
cd/m²
433
cd/m²
398
cd/m²
404
cd/m²
422
cd/m²
389
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 436 cd/m² Average: 410.8 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 89 %
Center on Battery: 433 cd/m²
Contrast: 866:1 (Black: 0.5 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 10.02 | - Ø
ΔE Greyscale 8.55 | - Ø
Gamma: 2.46

The illumination of 89% is homogeneous, and both the contrast of 866:1 and black level of 0.5 cd/m² are very decent. Although the contenders have a marginally better illumination, the other rates cannot compete with those of the review sample.

The screen disappoints in the blue range with a clear shift in our measurements with CalMAN. The much too high DeltaE of 10.02 confirms this. The color saturation is also only mixed. The bluish cast then also becomes visible in the grayscale and is obvious in relatively dark parts. The too high color temperature of 8805 K and a DeltaE of 8.55 underline that. The gamma of 2.46 is still the best rate. Fortunately, these considerable shortcomings are barely visible in routine use; they are only noticed adversely in single-colored, bright contents.

ColorChecker
ColorChecker
Color Management
Color Management
Saturation Sweeps
Saturation Sweeps
Grayscale
Grayscale

The screen's maximum brightness of 436 cd/m² would be high enough for outdoor use even on sunny days. However, the highly reflective glass surface thwarts that to some extent. Nevertheless, it is a good performance compared with the contenders.

The screen in Acer's Liquid E700 Trio uses IPS technology, and thus provides very stable viewing angles. The content first brightens up slightly in very steep angles that are unusual for practical use; colors do not invert.

Outdoors in direct sunlight...
Outdoors in direct sunlight...
...and partial shade.
...and partial shade.
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance

A quad-core SoC from MediaTek is installed in Acer's Liquid E700 Trio. The MT6582 clocks with 1.3 GHz and an ARM Mali-400 MP2 graphics chip is integrated. The processor convinces with its good application performance and allows using many current apps.

Our synthetic benchmark course confirms the review sample's good performance, which, however, lags behind that of the contenders. Only LG's L70 can usually not keep up. The Androbench 3 storage test verifies that the review sample sports a swift flash memory that outperforms the contenders in virtually all tests, in return.

3DMark
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Acer Liquid E700 Trio
9037 Points ∼14%
Archos 50c Oxygen
11211 Points ∼18% +24%
iOcean X7S
10539 Points ∼17% +17%
LG L70
4289 Points ∼7% -53%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Acer Liquid E700 Trio
2412 Points ∼1%
Archos 50c Oxygen
6336 Points ∼1% +163%
iOcean X7S
6268 Points ∼1% +160%
LG L70
3545 Points ∼1% +47%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Acer Liquid E700 Trio
2881 Points ∼2%
Archos 50c Oxygen
7014 Points ∼4% +143%
iOcean X7S
6888 Points ∼4% +139%
LG L70
3687 Points ∼2% +28%
1920x1080 Ice Storm Extreme Physics (sort by value)
Acer Liquid E700 Trio
8304 Points ∼13%
Archos 50c Oxygen
9877 Points ∼16% +19%
iOcean X7S
9762 Points ∼16% +18%
LG L70
4033 Points ∼7% -51%
1920x1080 Ice Storm Extreme Graphics (sort by value)
Acer Liquid E700 Trio
1716 Points ∼0%
Archos 50c Oxygen
4262 Points ∼1% +148%
iOcean X7S
4048 Points ∼1% +136%
LG L70
1995 Points ∼1% +16%
1920x1080 Ice Storm Extreme Score (sort by value)
Acer Liquid E700 Trio
2083 Points ∼1%
Archos 50c Oxygen
4878 Points ∼3% +134%
iOcean X7S
4653 Points ∼3% +123%
LG L70
2247 Points ∼1% +8%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Physics (sort by value)
Acer Liquid E700 Trio
8382 Points ∼5%
Archos 50c Oxygen
9246 Points ∼6% +10%
iOcean X7S
9814 Points ∼6% +17%
LG L70
4062 Points ∼3% -52%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Graphics (sort by value)
Acer Liquid E700 Trio
2683 Points ∼0%
Archos 50c Oxygen
6272 Points ∼1% +134%
iOcean X7S
6066 Points ∼1% +126%
LG L70
4304 Points ∼1% +60%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
Acer Liquid E700 Trio
3161 Points ∼2%
Archos 50c Oxygen
6755 Points ∼3% +114%
iOcean X7S
6629 Points ∼3% +110%
LG L70
4248 Points ∼2% +34%
AnTuTu Benchmark v4 - Total Score (sort by value)
Acer Liquid E700 Trio
17286 Points ∼40%
Archos 50c Oxygen
27979 Points ∼65% +62%
iOcean X7S
25761 Points ∼60% +49%
LG L70
12951 Points ∼30% -25%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Acer Liquid E700 Trio
1190 Points ∼7%
iOcean X7S
2349 Points ∼14% +97%
LG L70
608 Points ∼4% -49%
32 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Acer Liquid E700 Trio
354 Points ∼8%
iOcean X7S
445 Points ∼10% +26%
LG L70
325 Points ∼7% -8%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Acer Liquid E700 Trio
4.2 fps ∼0%
Archos 50c Oxygen
11.6 fps ∼1% +176%
iOcean X7S
10.1 fps ∼1% +140%
LG L70
4.3 fps ∼0% +2%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Acer Liquid E700 Trio
7.1 fps ∼2%
Archos 50c Oxygen
14.7 fps ∼4% +107%
iOcean X7S
9.8 fps ∼3% +38%
LG L70
12.7 fps ∼3% +79%
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1
3D Graphics Tests (sort by value)
Acer Liquid E700 Trio
838 Points ∼25%
Archos 50c Oxygen
951 Points ∼29% +13%
LG L70
591 Points ∼18% -29%
2D Graphics Tests (sort by value)
Acer Liquid E700 Trio
2251 Points ∼32%
Archos 50c Oxygen
2730 Points ∼39% +21%
LG L70
2199 Points ∼31% -2%
Memory Tests (sort by value)
Acer Liquid E700 Trio
1930 Points ∼8%
Archos 50c Oxygen
2095 Points ∼8% +9%
LG L70
1498 Points ∼6% -22%
Disk Tests (sort by value)
Acer Liquid E700 Trio
18920 Points ∼14%
Archos 50c Oxygen
4268 Points ∼3% -77%
LG L70
3948 Points ∼3% -79%
CPU Tests (sort by value)
Acer Liquid E700 Trio
9911 Points ∼4%
Archos 50c Oxygen
25034 Points ∼9% +153%
LG L70
3466 Points ∼1% -65%
System (sort by value)
Acer Liquid E700 Trio
2691 Points ∼30%
Archos 50c Oxygen
2981 Points ∼34% +11%
LG L70
1738 Points ∼20% -35%
AndroBench 3
Random Write 4KB (sort by value)
Acer Liquid E700 Trio
1.19 MB/s ∼2%
Archos 50c Oxygen
0.56 MB/s ∼1% -53%
iOcean X7S
0.93 MB/s ∼1% -22%
LG L70
0.63 MB/s ∼1% -47%
Random Read 4KB (sort by value)
Acer Liquid E700 Trio
13.58 MB/s ∼10%
Archos 50c Oxygen
12.17 MB/s ∼9% -10%
iOcean X7S
11.85 MB/s ∼9% -13%
LG L70
9.83 MB/s ∼7% -28%
Sequential Write 256KB (sort by value)
Acer Liquid E700 Trio
15.64 MB/s ∼8%
Archos 50c Oxygen
16.59 MB/s ∼9% +6%
iOcean X7S
21.03 MB/s ∼11% +34%
LG L70
6.82 MB/s ∼4% -56%
Sequential Read 256KB (sort by value)
Acer Liquid E700 Trio
86.51 MB/s ∼18%
Archos 50c Oxygen
83.03 MB/s ∼17% -4%
iOcean X7S
53.09 MB/s ∼11% -39%
LG L70
53.09 MB/s ∼11% -39%

Legend

 
Acer Liquid E700 Trio Mediatek MT6582, ARM Mali-400 MP2, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
Archos 50c Oxygen Mediatek MT6592, ARM Mali-450 MP4, 8 GB SSD
 
iOcean X7S Mediatek MT6592, ARM Mali-450 MP4, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
LG L70 Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8210, Qualcomm Adreno 302, 4 GB Flash

Acer's Liquid E700 Trio presents us with mixed results in the category comparison in the browser-based benchmarks. Although the review sample still clearly lags behind contenders like Archos' 50c Oxygen in the Peacekeeper and SunSpider benchmarks, it surpasses both iOcean's X7S and LG's L70 in Octane V2. The review sample clearly gains ground when a faster browser, such as Google's Chrome, is used. The speedy website setup is appealing in routine browsing operations.

Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
Acer Liquid E700 Trio (Android 4.4.2 KitKat)
1969 Points ∼4%
Archos 50c Oxygen (Chrome 36.0.1985.128)
2793 Points ∼6% +42%
iOcean X7S
1939 Points ∼4% -2%
LG L70 (Android 4.4.2 KitKat)
1746 Points ∼4% -11%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
Acer Liquid E700 Trio (Android 4.4.2 KitKat)
15556.3 ms * ∼26%
Archos 50c Oxygen (Chrome 36.0.1985.128)
13236.1 ms * ∼22% +15%
LG L70 (Android 4.4.2 KitKat)
16461.2 ms * ∼28% -6%
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score (sort by value)
Acer Liquid E700 Trio (Android 4.4.2 KitKat)
1387.5 ms * ∼34%
Archos 50c Oxygen (Chrome 36.0.1985.128)
1046.4 ms * ∼26% +25%
LG L70 (Android 4.4.2 KitKat)
1169.8 ms * ∼29% +16%
Peacekeeper - --- (sort by value)
Acer Liquid E700 Trio (Android 4.4.2 KitKat)
583 Points ∼9%
Archos 50c Oxygen (Chrome 36.0.1985.128)
796 Points ∼13% +37%
iOcean X7S
789 Points ∼13% +35%
LG L70 (Android 4.4.2 KitKat)
643 Points ∼10% +10%
WebXPRT 2013 - Overall Score (sort by value)
Acer Liquid E700 Trio (Android 4.4.2 KitKat)
178 Points ∼8%
Archos 50c Oxygen (Chrome 36.0.1985.128)
225 Points ∼10% +26%
LG L70 (Android 4.4.2 KitKat)
150 Points ∼7% -16%

* ... smaller is better

Games

The MP2 version of the Mali-400 GPU has two cores and supplies an impressive performance. Many up-to-date games are no problem although demanding apps only run smoothly in low or medium settings. Acer's Liquid E700 Trio did not exhibit any weaknesses in the games we tested. The accurate and swift control via the touchscreen, position sensor, and accelerometer are appealing. Full HD videos were rendered just as smoothly.

Dead Trigger 2
Dead Trigger 2
Gangster: Vegas
Gangster: Vegas
Trials Frontier
Trials Frontier

Emissions

Temperature

The surface temperatures are always tolerable in practical use. The average temperatures on the smartphones upper side and underside range from 31 °C to 32.9 °C in idle mode

The surfaces heat up to 34 to 37.4 °C during full load. We measured a maximum rate of 40°C on one spot on the underside. The review sample never reached an unpleasant temperature range in practical use. The power supply heated up to approximately 40 °C during load, and thus it should not be covered when connected.

Max. Load
 40 °C35.9 °C36.3 °C 
 40 °C35.9 °C39.1 °C 
 37.9 °C35.2 °C36 °C 
Maximum: 40 °C
Average: 37.4 °C
32.7 °C35.2 °C34.8 °C
32.2 °C33 °C35.6 °C
33 °C34.4 °C34.8 °C
Maximum: 35.6 °C
Average: 34 °C
Power Supply (max.)  39.9 °C | Room Temperature 23 °C | Voltcraft IR-350

Speakers

Front-sided speaker with DTS equalizer.
Front-sided speaker with DTS equalizer.

The front-sided speaker produces a satisfactory sound and has a decent maximum volume. As is common for the category, it sounds a bit distorted and somewhat treble-heavy, particularly in higher volumes. The DTS equalizer enables multiple adjustments according to personal preferences and definitely improves the sound. The 3.5 mm jack compels with a low-noise sound and high maximum volume.

Energy Management

The power consumption of Acer's Liquid E700 Trio of 1.2 to 2.2 watts in idle and 3.4 to 2.6 during load is relatively low. Only LG's L70 consumes significantly less in the category comparison. Both Archos' 50c Oxygen and iOcean's X7S need more energy, particularly during load.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0 / 0.1 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.2 / 1.9 / 2.2 Watt
Load midlight 3.4 / 3.6 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Voltcraft VC 940

Battery Runtime

Acer's Liquid E700 Trio sports a non-removable 3500 mAh battery. Although the installed SoC is not a power guzzler, the bright IPS screen takes its toll. This can be seen in our two runtime tests. According to the manufacturer, up to 60 days of standby or 24 hours of call time should be possible.

We measured 5 hours and 27 minutes under full load using the Stability Test app and maximum brightness. Thus, it is unrivaled with a one to two hour longer runtime compared with the competition. However, the contenders have considerably smaller batteries.

The practical browsing test via Wi-Fi with an adapted brightness of 30% (150 cd/m²) stopped after 8.5 hours. Alone, that is a good time. However, it is clearly beaten by the competition. Archos' 50c Oxygen is first place with approximately 10 hours; LG's L70 follows with 8:39 hours just before our review sample. Only iOcean's X7S has to be recharged earlier due to roughly 5 hours. It still manages 8 hours with the optional 3000 mAh battery.

It should be possible to easily survive a workday without recharging when the Liquid E700 Trio's brightness is reduced a bit.

Battery Runtime
WiFi Surfing
8h 30min
Load (maximum brightness)
5h 27min

Verdict

In review: Acer Liquid E700 Trio
In review: Acer Liquid E700 Trio

Acer's Liquid E700 Trio is a decent smartphone for the demanded 200 Euros (~$256, RRP) - but why?

Firstly, the bright and viewing-angle stable, 5-inch IPS screen with an HD resolution is appealing. The casing's immaculate build and high stiffness make a high-quality impression. Admittedly, the device does not offer the best color reproduction, but that is barely if at all noticed in routine use. Also, the application performance is convincing for a mid-range phone. The device reaps in another plus point for using the latest Android 4.4.2. The generous flash memory can be extended via a micro-SD card and even supports the App2SD function that is crucial for many apps. The Wi-Fi reception is decent, the GPS module localizes the phone fairly quickly, and even Bluetooth 4.0 is installed. It's not a matter of course that 3G functions with all three SIM slots. LTE is not available but will allegedly be installed in a similar sister model. The front-sided speaker performs well, and the sound can be enhanced a bit via DTS even if only with the headset jack. The battery runtime is good and is easily enough for a busy workday. The two camera modules' middling performance was not as compelling, although the webcam's LED flash is a small added value.

The biggest pro argument for Acer's Liquid E700 Trio is likely the very well integrated tri-SIM functionality that, unlike many other competing products, does not involve compromises in other areas. Quad-band additionally ensures worldwide use when required. Thus, users with a tight budget who depend on multi-SIM support and do not need LTE will find a reliable and well-equipped partner in Acer's Liquid E700 Trio.

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In review: Acer Liquid E700 Trio. Review sample courtesy of Acer
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Specifications

Acer Liquid E700 Trio (Liquid Series)
Processor
Mediatek MT6582 1.3 GHz
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
5.0 inch 16:10, 1280x720 pixel, capacitive multi-touchscreen, IPS TFT LCD, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 12.43 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm jack, Card Reader: micro-SDXC slot (max. 64 GB), Sensors: A-GPS; movement sensor, light sensor, proximity sensor, compass
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, nets: GSM quad-band (850/900/1800/1900), UMTS quad-band (850/900/1900/2100); net standards: GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, bandwidth (download/upload): 21Mbps/5.76Mbps (UMTS)
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.9 x 147.3 x 73 ( = 0.39 x 5.8 x 2.87 in)
Battery
Lithium-Ion, 3500 mAh, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 24 h, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 24 h, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 1440 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 1440 h
Operating System
Android 4.4 KitKat
Camera
Webcam: camera: 8.0 MP, AF, LED flash, Videos @1080p (rear); 2.0 MP, LED flash (front)
Additional features
Speakers: front-sided mono loudspeaker with DTS sound, Keyboard: virtual, Keyboard Light: yes, SIM form factor: Micro-SIM, 24 Months Warranty, Triple SIM, FM radio, accessories: Acer Liquid E700 Trio smartphone (black), power supply, USB cord, (in-ear) headset, quick start guide, warranty card, safety booklet
Weight
156 g ( = 5.5 oz / 0.34 pounds), Power Supply: 84 g ( = 2.96 oz / 0.19 pounds)
Price
199 Euro

 

We have Acer's "Titan Black" Liquid E700 Trio in review.
We have Acer's "Titan Black" Liquid E700 Trio in review.
In addition to the matte-black model, the smartphone is...
In addition to the matte-black model, the smartphone is...
...also available in "Burgundy Red."
...also available in "Burgundy Red."
The casing's build and stiffness is appealing.
The casing's build and stiffness is appealing.
The gaps are all immaculate and even.
The gaps are all immaculate and even.
The IPS screen is bright and has a resolution of 1280x720 pixels.
The IPS screen is bright and has a resolution of 1280x720 pixels.
Android system information
Android system information
The webcam has a resolution of 2 MP and features a dedicated LED flash.
The webcam has a resolution of 2 MP and features a dedicated LED flash.
The rear-facing model has a resolution of 8 MP, an auto-focus besides an LED flash, and it can be triggered via a dedicated button.
The rear-facing model has a resolution of 8 MP, an auto-focus besides an LED flash, and it can be triggered via a dedicated button.
The physical keys are well positioned and have a decent pressure point.
The physical keys are well positioned and have a decent pressure point.
Acer preloads...
Acer preloads...
...some useful apps...
...some useful apps...
...such as Polaris Office 5.
...such as Polaris Office 5.
CPU-Z system information
CPU-Z system information
The DTS menu enables adapting the sound according to personal preferences.
The DTS menu enables adapting the sound according to personal preferences.
The Float apps facilitate multitasking.
The Float apps facilitate multitasking.
A net of 12.43 of the 16 GB of flash memory is left.
A net of 12.43 of the 16 GB of flash memory is left.

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Pro

+Bright IPS screen
+Viewing angle stable
+Great build and stability
+Decent application performance
+Tri-SIM operation
+Micro-SD slot
+Generous flash memory
 

Cons

-Non-removable battery
-Poor camera units
-DTS only functions with jack

Shortcut

What we like

The stiff casing with its matte finish and the sharp IPS screen. Also, the decent battery runtimes.

What we'd like to see

Better camera units and LTE.

What surprises us

That even the webcam has an LED flash.

The competition

Archos 50c Oxygen

iOcean X7S

LG L70

Rating

Acer Liquid E700 Trio - 09/01/2014 v4(old)
Michael Moser

Chassis
83%
Keyboard
69 / 75 → 92%
Pointing Device
82%
Connectivity
50 / 61 → 82%
Weight
92%
Battery
91%
Display
82%
Games Performance
52 / 57 → 91%
Application Performance
25 / 65 → 38%
Temperature
87%
Noise
100%
Audio
64 / 91 → 70%
Camera
53%
Average
72%
80%
Smartphone - Weighted Average
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Reviews > Archive of our own reviews > Acer Liquid E700 Trio Smartphone Review
Michael Moser, 2014-09- 7 (Update: 2014-09-20)