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Acer Liquid S2

Specifications

Acer Liquid S2
Acer Liquid S2 (Liquid Series)
Graphics adapter
Qualcomm Adreno 330, Core: 450 MHz
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
6.0 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, capacitive touchscreen, ten fingers supported, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 11.96 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: Combined headphone/microphone jack, Card Reader: MicroSD up to 128 GB (SDHC, SDXC), Sensors: Ambient light sensor, accelerometer, G sensor, gyroscope and digital compass, GPS, aGPS, Glonass, NFC
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0, GSM (850, 900, 1,800 and 1,900 MHz), HSPA+/UMTS (900 and 2,100 MHz), LTE (800, 1,800 and 2,600 MHz)
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.99 x 166 x 86.2 ( = 0.35 x 6.54 x 3.39 in)
Battery
Lithium-Ion, 3,300 mAh, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 13 h, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 700 h
Operating System
Android 4.2
Camera
Webcam: Rear: 13 MP with Flash, Front: 2 MP
Additional features
Speakers: Dual speakers, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, Power adapter, Headset, Manual, SIM tools, Acer Apps: Shell 6.0, Float Caller, Float Maps/Notes/Camera/Calculator, Live Screen, Auto Profile, Data Traffic Manager, Cloud Docs, Print, Cloud Music, Cloud Photo, etc., 24 Months Warranty
Weight
231 g ( = 8.15 oz / 0.51 pounds), Power Supply: 56 g ( = 1.98 oz / 0.12 pounds)
Price
599 Euro

 

Average Score: 83.4% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 80%, features: 42%, display: 88% mobility: 91%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 81%

Reviews for the Acer Liquid S2

87% Review Acer Liquid S2 Phablet | Notebookcheck
Big brother. The Taiwanese manufacturer surpasses its S1 model with the latest Acer Liquid S2. The smartphone is equipped with a Full HD screen, a fast Snapdragon 800 processor and a 13 MP camera, which can even record UHD videos. This places it comfortably in the high-end category. The price for this hardware is high, as is to be expected.
60% Acer Liquid S2 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The Acer Liquid S2 is undoubtedly the firm's most interesting smartphone to date and manages to challenge the Galaxy Note 3 in screen quality and processing power. Although the handset ships with an older version of Google's Android mobile operating system, we found Acer's largely vanilla user interface pleasant to use, perhaps more so than the overbearing custom user interfaces often found on other handsets with similar specifications.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
Acer Liquid S2, First Take: A more affordable phablet
Source: Zdnet.com English
Acer has worked hard to make the Liquid S2 different, with features like 4K video recording and a suite of floating apps. But some more exciting apps and better large-screen usability, for example, would be welcome.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/10/2014
Acer Liquid S2 hands-on review: Acer’s phablet gets a speedy specs upgrade
Source: PC Advisor English
Although there’s always a little shock when you pick up a new phablet for the first - after using your conventional smartphone for so long - the Acer Liquid S2’s overall look and feel was pretty impressive. Making a smartphone that is as big as the Liquid S2 (166 x 86 x 9 mm) look good is no mean feat, but I think Acer has managed it.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/08/2013

Foreign Reviews

91% Leistungsstarker Hitzkopf mit 4K-Videoaufzeichnung
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/13/2014
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 85% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 70%
88% Acer Liquid S2
Source: Android User - Heft 3/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 88%
Acer Liquid S2
Source: c't - Heft 4/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2014
Acer Liquid S2: 6-Zoll-Bolide auf der IFA ausprobiert
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/04/2013
91% Acer Liquid S2
Source: Computerbild - Heft 3/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/16/2013
Rating: Total score: 91%
Lehrt es die Konkurrenz das Fürchten
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Positive: efficient tablet; only few weaknesses
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/04/2014
Acer Liquid S2
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Positive: good phablet; large display; good dsplay resolution; appropriate hardware performance
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/25/2014
6-Zoll-Smartphone mit 4K-Kamera
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: ok phablet Negative: disappointing price performance ratio
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/27/2014
XXL-Smartphone mit 4K-Videokamera
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: chic and slim design Negative: average performance
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/04/2013

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 330: Integrated graphics card in some Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs, supports OpenGL ES 3.0

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

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


800 MSM8974:

High-end ARM SoC with 4 CPU cores up to 2.3 GHz and an Adreno 330 GPU up to 450 MHz. Based on Qualcomm's Krait 400 architecture and is manufactured in a 28nm HPM process.

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


6.0":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

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


0.231 kg:

This weight is typical for smartphones.


Acer: The company was founded under the name of Multitech in Taiwan in 1976 and renamed to Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors and televisions. Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell also belong to the Group and sell their own laptops.

While Acer still had the third largest global market share in the notebook segment in 2008, it ranked 6th in 2016 with a market share of 6% after they had continuously lost market shares.

There are dozens of Acer laptop reviews per month, the ratings are average (as of 2016). Gateway, which has an own laptop line-up, has also belonged to the Acer Group since 2007.


83.4%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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

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Stefan Hinum, 2013-09-10 (Update: 2013-09-10)