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Acer Liquid S1


Acer Liquid S1
Acer Liquid S1 (Liquid Series)
Mediatek MT6589 4 x 1.5 GHz, Cortex-A7
Graphics adapter
1024 MB 
5.70 inch 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel, capacitive, IPS LCD, glossy: yes
8 GB SSD, 8 GB 
, 5.5 GB free
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio jack, Card Reader: Micro SD up to 64 GB, Sensors: GPS, aGPS, Light sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Digital compass, Dual-SIM
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0 LE, 3G: HSPA, Dualband / 2G: Quadband
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.6 x 163 x 83 ( = 0.38 x 6.42 x 3.27 in)
9 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 2400 mAh, 3.8 V, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 11 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 450 h
Operating System
Android 4.2
Webcam: Rear: 8 MP with autofocus, f2.0, LED flash, 1080p video, Front: 2 MP, f2.2, 720p video
Additional features
Speakers: Built-in mono speaker, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, Keyboard Light: yes, Switchable back cover, Available as bundle: 2 flipcovers, Input stylus, Acer Shell 5.7, Acer Float UI, Acer Cloud, Acer Music, Acer Photo, Acer Video, Acer HD Channel, Skitch, Youtube, Moodagent, Acer Docs, Acer Remote Files, Acer Print, Polaris Office, Swype Keyboard, Google Keep, Evernote, Acer Easy Hotspot, ..., 24 Months Warranty, Wireless Display
195 g ( = 6.88 oz / 0.43 pounds), Power Supply: 48 g ( = 1.69 oz / 0.11 pounds)
349 Euro



Average Score: 87.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 43%, features: 40%, display: 77% mobility: 97%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Acer Liquid S1

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
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


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.


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.

0.195 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.

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.

87.5%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.

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


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Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Lenovo K900
SGX544, Atom Z2580

Devices with the same GPU

Alcatel OneTouch Idol Alpha
SGX544, Mediatek MT6589, 4.70", 0.117 kg
Acer Liquid E3 / E380
SGX544, Mediatek MT6589, 4.70", 0.135 kg
Huawei Ascend G610
SGX544, Mediatek MT6589, 5.00", 0.17 kg
Samsung Galaxy Core LTE SM-G386F
SGX544, MP5232, 4.50", 0.137 kg
Lenovo IdeaPhone P780
SGX544, Mediatek MT6589, 5.00", 0.18 kg
Asus Zenfone 4
SGX544, unknown, 4.00", 0.115 kg
Alcatel One Touch Idol X
SGX544, Mediatek MT6589, 5.00", 0.13 kg
Huawei Ascend G700
SGX544, Mediatek MT6589, 5.00", 0.157 kg
Acer Liquid E2 v370
SGX544, Mediatek MT6589, 4.50", 0.14 kg
iOcean X7
SGX544, Mediatek MT6589, 5.00", 0.147 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Acer Liquid Z6
Mali-T720 MP2, , 5.00", 0 kg
Acer Liquid Z6 Plus
Mali-T720 MP2, Mediatek MT6753, 5.50", 0.169 kg
Acer Liquid X2
Mali-T720 MP4, Mediatek MT6753, 5.50", 0.166 kg
Acer Liquid Zest Plus
Mali-T720 MP2, Mediatek MT6735, 5.50", 0.175 kg
Acer Liquid Jade Primo
Adreno 418, Snapdragon 808 MSM8992, 5.50", 0.15 kg
Acer Liquid Z630S
Mali-T720 MP4, Mediatek MT6753, 5.50", 0.1563 kg
Acer Liquid Z530
Mali-T720 MP2, Mediatek MT6735, 5.00", 0.145 kg
Acer Liquid Z630s
Mali-T720 MP2, Mediatek MT6735, 5.50", 0.165 kg
Acer Liquid M220
Adreno 302, Snapdragon 200 200 8210, 4.00", 0.119 kg
Acer Liquid Jade Z Plus
Mali-T760 MP2, Mediatek MT6732, 5.00", 0.11 kg
Acer Liquid Jade Z
Mali-T760 MP2, Mediatek MT6732, 5.00", 0.11 kg
Acer Liquid Z410
Mali-T760 MP2, Mediatek MT6732, 4.50", 0.145 kg
Acer Liquid Jade S
Mali-T760 MP2, unknown, 5.00", 0.116 kg
Acer Liquid Z500
Mali-400 MP2, Mediatek MT6582, 5.00", 0.147 kg
Acer Liquid Z500 Plus
Mali-400 MP2, Mediatek MT6582, 5.00", 0.15 kg
Acer Liquid Jade
Mali-400 MP2, Mediatek MT6582, 5.00", 0.11 kg
Acer Liquid Jade Plus
Mali-400 MP2, Mediatek MT6582, 5.00", 0.11 kg
Acer Liquid E700 Trio
Mali-400 MP2, Mediatek MT6582, 5.00", 0.156 kg
Current Prices
Stefan Hinum, 2013-06-11 (Update: 2013-06-11)