Acer Liquid S2

Specifications

Acer Liquid S2Notebook: Acer Liquid S2 (Liquid Series)
Processor: Qualcomm MSM8974
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 5.98 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.231kg
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 DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 88%
Acer Liquid S2
Source: c't - Heft 4/2014 German DE→EN
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 DE→EN
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 supporting 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.


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.


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


0.231 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


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.

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Nokia Lumia 930
MSM8974, 5.0", 0.17 kg
» Samsung Galaxy S5
Snapdragon 801 adMSM8974AC, 5.1", 0.15 kg
» HTC One M8
Snapdragon 801 adMSM8974AC, 5.0", 0.16 kg
» Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet
MSM8974AB, 10.1", 0.4 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 LTE-Version
MSM8974, 10.1", 0.477 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4
MSM8974, 8.4", 0.331 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 LTE (SM-P905)
MSM8974, 12.2", 0.753 kg
» Sony Xperia Z2
MSM8974AB, 5.2", 0.17 kg
» LG Optimus G Pro 2
MSM8974, 5.9", 0.17 kg
» Nokia Lumia Icon
MSM8974, 5.0", 0.17 kg
» Sony Xperia Z1s
MSM8974, 5.0", 0.16 kg
» Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
MSM8974, 4.3", 0.137 kg
» LG G Flex
MSM8974, 6.0", 0.176 kg
» Asus New Padfone
MSM8974, 10.1, 5.0", 0.145 kg
» Nokia Lumia 2520
MSM8974, 10.1", 0.6 kg
» Nokia Lumia 1520
MSM8974, 6.0", 0.21 kg
» Google Nexus 5
MSM8974, 5.0", 0.13 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, 2014 Edition
MSM8974, 10.1", 0.535 kg
» Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 inch
MSM8974, 7.0", 0.303 kg
» Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 inch
MSM8974, 8.9", 0.4 kg
» Sony Xperia Z1
MSM8974, 5.0", 0.169 kg
» LG G2
MSM8974, 5.2", 0.2 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Note 3
MSM8974, 5.7", 0.168 kg
» Sony Xperia Z Ultra
MSM8974, 6.44", 0.212 kg

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