Acer Liquid Series

Acer Liquid Z4Processor: Mediatek MT6572, Mediatek MT6589, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-400 MP, PowerVR SGX544, Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 3.5 inch, 4.0 inch, 4.5 inch, 5.0 inch, 5.7 inch, 5.98 inch
Weight: 0.104kg, 0.122kg, 0.14kg, 0.147kg, 0.195kg, 0.231kg
Price: 99, 119, 170, 249, 349, 599 euro
Average Score: 77.47% - good
Average of 17 scores (from 26 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 53%, features: 46%, display: 76%
mobility: 93%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 74%, emissions: 91%

 

Acer Liquid S1

Specifications

Acer Liquid S1Notebook: Acer Liquid S1
Processor: Mediatek MT6589
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX544
Display: 5.7 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.195kg
Price: 349 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 89% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

86% Review Acer Liquid S1 Phablet Update | Notebookcheck
Liquid gold? We received the production model of the 5.7-inch Acer Liquid S1 phablet two months after the pre-production one. But we have noticed more than just improvements. Will the Acer phablet receive a purchase recommendation?
89% Acer Liquid S1
Source: SFT - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 89%
Günstiges XXL-Smartphone
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: sound first impression; low price Negative: unusual format
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/05/2013

 

Acer Liquid E2 v370

Specifications

Acer Liquid E2 v370Notebook: Acer Liquid E2 v370
Processor: Mediatek MT6589
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX544
Display: 4.5 inch, 16:9, 960x540 pixels
Weight: 0.14kg
Price: 249 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

85% Review Acer Liquid E2 Duo Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Loyal everyday companion? For 250 Euros (~$333) the Liquid E2 Duo offers the rare dual-SIM capability accompanied by a good configuration. This includes a bright 4.5-inch IPS display, a Mediatek MT 6589 SoC with integrated PowerVR SGX544 and 1 GB RAM. Also on board: Via microSD card an extendable memory of 4 GB and Android 4.2. What is this mixture good for?
70% Acer Liquid E2 im test
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
Quad-Core-Smartphone für 250 Euro
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Negative: no distinctive features; average device
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/28/2013
Solide Kiste mit Detailschwächen
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Positive: good price; solid workmanship; high color saturation Negative: not all expecations accomplished
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/20/2013

 

Acer Liquid S2

Specifications

Acer Liquid S2Notebook: Acer Liquid S2
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 5.98 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.231kg
Price: 599 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 82.5% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 12 reviews)

 

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
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

 

Acer Liquid Z3 Duo

Not everyone wants a big screen smartphone. Some prefer a smaller device which can easily fit in their pockets without making it look like there is a hump on your leg. The Acer Liquid Z3 Duo is made just for these people. Despite its smaller size, the Acer Liquid Z3 Duo does not comprise on toughness. It has a solid framework and a soft touch coated back gives a nice feeling when held.

Specifications wise, the Acer Liquid Z3 Duo is nothing to be awed by. However, it gives the basic functionalities that is needed for a smartphone. The dual core MediaTek A7 1 GHz processor is an average processor that will allow most applications to run somewhat smooth but won’t be able to support high requirement games. The phone also has 512 MB of RAM, which is rather low, but sufficient for casual users and 4 GB of internal memory which can be topped up by using an external micro SD card.

The Acer Liquid Z3 Duo has a neat little feature that allows up to 2 sim cards to be used. A thing to note, the sim cards have to be full-sized SIM cards. The device also supports HSPA+ but does not support 4G LTE aside from WiFi and Bluetooth.

In a nutshell, the Acer Liquid Z3 Duo is a phone that provides all basic functions but does nothing more than that.

Specifications

Acer Liquid Z3 DuoNotebook: Acer Liquid Z3 Duo
Processor: Mediatek MT6572
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-400 MP
Display: 3.5 inch, 3:2, 480x320 pixels
Weight: 0.104kg
Price: 99 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

82% Review Acer Liquid Z3 Duo Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Cheap. A 3.5-inch screen, 4 GB memory and a dual-core CPU - this small entry-level smartphone from Acer is neither a performance nor connectivity powerhouse, but it does offer a full-blown Android phone for less than 100 Euros (~$137). Is this smartphone worth the relatively meager investment? Find out in our in-depth review.
60% Acer Liquid Z3 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
While the Acer Liquid Z3 has its moments of value, overall the sub-£100 phone doesn't do enough against rivals. The Nokia Lumia 520 or Vodafone Smart 3 would make a better purchase.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/29/2013
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 65% display: 50% mobility: 80% workmanship: 60%
Acer Liquid Z3 Duo
Source: c't - Heft 26/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Dual-SIM-Smartphone für 99 Euro
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: good workmanship; low price; sufficient performance; appealing gimmicks
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/25/2013

 

Acer Liquid Z5

Specifications

Acer Liquid Z5Notebook: Acer Liquid Z5
Processor: Mediatek MT6572
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-400 MP
Display: 5.0 inch, 16:9, 854x480 pixels
Weight: 0.147kg
Price: 170 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 71.67% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

74% Review Acer Liquid Z5 Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Affordable mid-range. Acer's Liquid Z5 jumps on the bandwagon of 5-inch smartphones and catches attention at first glance with a price of 170 Euros (~$234). But what does it have to offer?
70% Acer Liquid Z5 review
Source: Pocket Lint English
Overall the Acer Liquid Z5 is a fair proposition for those looking for a large scale screen on a budget. On that front it earns its place as a contender in the sub-£100 market and there's nothing significant at fault. Hard to argue with that.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Acer Liquid Z5
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Acer Liquid Z5 is a low-cost phone with a very large screen, given the price. However, it is a phone that seems to trade away some important things for a few eye-catching gimmicks, such as the rear button. With a low-res screen, we can't imagine many people picking this phone over the superior Motorola Moto G.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/06/2014
5-Zoll-Dual-SIM-Smartphone für 170 Euro
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/14/2014
85% Einsteiger-Modell mit Dual-SIM und 5 Zoll Bildschirm
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 75% display: 70% mobility: 95% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 95%
60% Acer Liquid Z5
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Acer Liquid Z4

Specifications

Acer Liquid Z4Notebook: Acer Liquid Z4
Processor: Mediatek MT6572
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-400 MP
Display: 4.0 inch, 5:3, 800x480 pixels
Weight: 0.122kg
Price: 119 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

79% Acer Liquid Z4 Duo Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Z3 on the rack. Acer has refreshed its entry-level devices and placed a dual-SIM, four-inch smartphone between its Z3 Duo and Z5. Their specs are very similar. The most interesting innovation is surely the Custom Profiles, which make the smartphone easier for newcomers to use.
60% Test Acer Liquid Z4, le smartphone des voyageurs low-cost
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Comment

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


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

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

ARM Mali-400 MP: OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics card for ARM SoCs that is scaleable from one to four fragment processors and has got one vertex processor. Mainly used in conjunction with ARM A9 cores in tablets and smartphones.

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

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

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


Mediatek:

MT6589:

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

MT6572:

Dual-Core Cortex-A7 SoC with an integrated ARM Mali-400 GPU.

Qualcomm Snapdragon:

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.


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


0.104 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.

0.231 kg:


77.47%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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

Devices with the same GPU

» Prestigio MultiPad Color 8.0 3G
unknown, 8.0", 0.348 kg
» Lenovo IdeaTab A7-40-A3500-FL
unknown, 7.0", 0.32 kg
» Prestigio MultiPhone 5500 Duo
Mediatek MT6572, 5.0", 0.183 kg
» Archos 45 Titanium
Mediatek MT6572, 0.45", 0.15 kg
» Acer Iconia B1-721
Mediatek MT8312, 7", 0.317 kg
» Archos 50 Titanium
Mediatek MT6572, 5.0", 0.16 kg
» Acer Liquid Z5
Mediatek MT6572, 5.0", 0.147 kg
» Asus Memo Pad 8 ME180A-1A016A
RK3188, 8.0", 0.368 kg
» Acer Liquid Z3 Duo
Mediatek MT6572, 3.5", 0.104 kg
» Archos 97b Titanium
unknown, 9.7", 0.7 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Exhibit SGH-T599
NovaThor U8420, 3.8", 0.2 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 GT-S7710
NovaThor U8500, 4", 0.15 kg
» Asus Memo Pad ME172V
WM8950, 7.0", 0.358 kg
» Blaupunkt Endeavour 800
AML8726-MX, 8.0", 0.44 kg
» Samsung S3 Mini GT-I8190
NovaThor U8500, 4", 0.113 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus
Exynos 4210 1.2 GHz, 7.0", 0.345 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Alcatel One Touch Pop S3
unknown, unknown
» Nokia Lumia 530
Adreno 302, Snapdragon 200 8210
» ZTE Open C
Adreno 302, Snapdragon 200 8210
» Nokia X
Adreno 203, Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8625Q
» ZTE Blade V
unknown, Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225Q
» Alcatel OneTouch M'Pop
SGX531, Mediatek MT6575
» Nokia Lumia 525
Adreno 305, Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227
» Asus Zenfone 4
SGX544, unknown
» Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 S7270
Adreno 305, Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930
» Alcatel OneTouch Evolve
unknown, Mediatek MT6575
» Apple iPhone 5S
PowerVR G6430, A7
» Sony Xperia M
Adreno 305, Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227
» Nokia Lumia 521
unknown, unknown
Current Prices

Amazon.com

$1.25 CoverON® Micro USB Home Wall Charger for Acer Iconia Tab A1-810 / Liquid S1 / Liquid E1 / Liquid E2 / Liquid Z2 / Liquid C1 - Black

Acer Liquid S1 Duo
» 233.53 GBP (lowest price)
233.53 GBP Amazon Marketplace UK

The displayed prices can be up to one day old.

Acer Liquid E2 v370
Acer Liquid E2 v370
Acer Liquid E2 v370
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Library > Acer > Acer Liquid Series
Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-06-25 (Update: 2013-06-25)