The Acer Liquid E3 which was announced right before Mobile World Congress, is a mid-tier smart phone designed for the Selfie generation. The front facing camera comes with assisted LED flash while the back comes with a AcerRapid Key which lets you launch the camera and take the shot with a single hand.
Spec-wise, it runs on a modest 1.2GHz Quad-Core processor with 1GB of RAM, while the front comes with a rather modest 4.7″ 720p HD screen. For photography, the back comes with a 13MP camera with assisted flash. Out of the box, it runs on Android 4.2.2 and Acer says that it will be upgraded to the latest Android 4.4 KitKat soon.
Watch our hands-on with the Acer Liquid E3 after the break.
Acer has jumped the gun and has announced two of their latest Liquid Smart Phones ahead of Mobile World Congress event. Designed for the Selfie generation, the new Android smart phones from Acer features a AcerRAPID key mounted at the back for easy one hand operation. One press of the AcerRAPID key can be used to launch the camera, take pictures, waking the device or to answer phone calls.
Read on for the low down on the Liquid E3 and Liquid Z4 smart phones.
UPDATE: Acer Liquid E3 and Liquid Z4 announced ahead of MWC 2014 with rear mounted AcerRAPID key.
Acer is trying to move up in the smart phone game and recently they have announced their Liquid S2 with specs that could finally hold a candle to mainstream smart phone makers. For the upcoming MWC 2014, they probably have something interesting to show as Acer has posted a teaser of their upcoming Liquid smart phone device.
There’s no further details of the phone except for a back shot of the device shown above. And what’s that thing at the back? Could it be a fingerprint scanner or a trackpad? or simply an action button for customised action. We’ll find out soon enough next week. Mobile World Congress 2014 is happening next Monday at Barcelona and it will be a week filled with smart phone announcements.
Acer Malaysia today announced the availability of the Acer Liquid Z3s, a dual-core Android smartphone that’s priced just under RM300. Obviously with the Z3s being priced so low, affordability is the device’s most outstanding feature so expect hardware specs to be modest to say the least.
The Acer Z3s features a 3.5-inch HVGA (320×480) display, a 5MP camera, dual-core 1Ghz processor with 512MB RAM, Android 4.2.2 and a 1,500mAh battery. There’s Bluetooth and 3G as well, and it comes with the Acer Active Flip cover that allows user quick access to the home screen when the cover is flipped open and automatically turns off the screen when the cover is closed.
Beyond the basic specs Acer has included some interesting software enhancement with the Z3s like Acer Quick Modes with different UI that works to suit different users – Basic Mode, Senior Mode, Classic Mode and Keypad Mode.
The Acer Liquid Z3s retails for RM299 and is available for for pre-order from storekini.com. For a limited time, all the pre-orders come with a free screen protector, free active flip cover and free in-store discount code for your next purchase at Storekini. First 30 pre-orders will also receive a travel adapter.
Full details on the Acer Liquid Z3s available here.
Acer is still active in the smart phone game and they have just announced the Liquid Z5, an entry level smart phone that comes with a 5″ display and dual-SIM support. Powering the device is a dual-core 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6572 processor, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage which can be expanded with microSD. Over at the front, the 5″ display pushes 854×480 pixels resolution which is about 195ppi.
In terms of imaging, the Liquid Z5 comes with a 5MP main shooter and a front facing VGA camera. For better pictures, the main camera comes with 5-elements f/2.4 lens and a sensor with 1.4 micron pixel size. On-board the Liquid Z5 packs a rather generous 2,000mAh battery and overall it weighs 147 grams with a respectable thickness of 8.8mm. Out of the box, it runs on an older Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
It is announced to be rolled out in selected European markets for 169 Euros (approximately RM750) beginning mid-January. Colour wise, it is available in either Essential White and Gentle Grey colour and so far they haven’t released any details on world-wide availability.
Acer isn’t just working on entry to mid level phones as they have a high-end devices in their line up as well. Hopefully they would bring in their Liquid S2 which offers 6″ Full HD display and powered by a more uprated 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor.
More images of the Liquid Z5 after the break.
Announced about a month ago, the Iconia W4 runs Windows 8.1 and feature an 8-inch 1280×800 IPS display pushing out an unimpressive 189 ppi but the viewing angle is a wide 170 degree.
Powering the device is the Intel’s Atom Bay Trail quad-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of on board storage with microSD card expansion. You also get a 5MP rear camera with 1080p video and a 2MP front-facing camera.
There’s a 4,960 mAh battery which gives the Iconia W4 a claimed maximum of 10 hours of web browsing battery life. In terms of connectivity, the Iconia W4 comes with a micro USB 2.0 port, a micro HDMI port with HDCP support and WiFi 802.11b/g/n.
The Iconia W4 is priced at RM1,099 and is available from Friday at major Authorised Acer Resellers nationwide.
Acer has introduced a trio of new smart phones in the market ranging from a large mid-spec 5.9″ smart phone to an entry level 3.5″ device. The first device is the Acer Liquid S1 which is the prequel of its latest 4K recording capable Liquid S2. It comes with a large 5.9″ TFT display which does a rather modest 1280×720 pixels resolution, pushing a pixel density of 258ppi. Powering the device is a Quad-core MediaTek 6589 running at 1.5GHz and 1GB of RAM, which is similar to the recently available Sony Xperia C. There’s a 8MP shooter at the rear and comes with a modest 2,400mAh battery. The Acer Liquid S1 is priced at RM1,299 and as a special promo, they are also throwing in additional 16GB microSD card, complimenting its on-board storage of 8GB.
Next is the Liquid E2 which comes with a 4.5″ qHD display (960×540) and runs on a 1.2GHz Quad-core MediaTek processor with 1GB of RAM. Like its predecessor the Liquid E1, there’s dual stereo speakers and 8MP camera at the rear while at the front there’s a 2MP front facing camera. On-board there’s 4GB of storage and it is juiced up with a 2,000mAh battery. The Liquid E2 is priced at RM749 and comes with a free bumper case.
Last but not least is its entry level 3.5″ Liquid Z3 retailing at RM399. It runs on dual-core 1GHz processor with 512MB of RAM and its front screen pushes a rather low 480×320 pixels resolution. It comes with a 3.15MP camera, 4GB of on-board storage and decent 1,500mAh battery.
The trio are offered exclusively on Lazada and Maybank Credit Card users are entitled for 15% discount. For more information, head over to Lazada.
Acer is struggling to keep up with the big boys when it comes to high end smart phones. With Full 1080p HD video recording being mainstream in most smart phones today, Acer has taken a giant leap to stand out by introducing its latest Acer Liquid S2 that boasts as the first ever smart phone with 4K video recording from its 13MP camera. To put that in numbers, the mainstream Full 1080p HD video records typically in 1920×1080 but at 4K, it is doubled in width and height at 3840×2160 pixels resolution.
The rest of the specs doesn’t fail to impress as well with a 6″ Full HD IPS display, 2.2GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and a large 3,300mAh battery. Storage can be expanded too with a microSD expansion slot. Surrounding the 13MP BSI shooter, the Liquid S2 uses a circular LED flash ring instead of the usual standalone LED flash design. In terms of connectivity, it also comes with 4G LTE support as well. Out of the box, the Liquid S2 runs on the current Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
The Liquid S2 is set to be released in Europe at end of October and there’s no word of its availability elsewhere for now.
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The Acer Iconia W3 tablet with full Windows 8 OS is now available in Malaysia. Weighing just half a kilo with a thickness of 11.35mm, the Iconia W3 is dubbed as a tablet which offers desktop computing that fits in a single hand thanks to its compact 8.1″ form factor.
Powering the device is an Intel Atom Z2760 1.5GHz dual-core processor with 2GB of RAM, and its 8.1″ touch screen display pushes a WXGA resolution of 1280×800. Juicing up the device is a 6,800mAh battery that lasts up to 8 hours. It also comes with the connectivity necessities such as Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, 802.11b/g/n, micro-HDMI, micro-USB and dual 2MP cameras for front and back.
To compliment the Iconia W3′s full Windows experience, Acer is pre-installing Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 worth RM399.99 which includes your productivity applications such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint & OneNote. For those wanting a full sized keyboard, there’s an optional Bluetooth keyboard which doubles up as a tablet docking stand.
The Iconia W3 is now available nationwide at RM1,199 for the 32GB version without the keyboard. It’s bigger 64GB model with the accompanying keyboard will be offered later towards the end of the month but there’s no pricing details for it so far. If you need more power, Acer has a larger 11.6″ Aspire P3 tablet that starts from RM1,799.
Head after the break for the Iconia W3 promo video.
Acer has recently launched its new Tablet/Ultrabook hybrid devices – the Aspire P3 and Aspire R7. The Aspire P3 is a rather slim Ultrabook which works as a standalone tablet. There are 2 models available with the Intel Pentium Processor version going at RM1,799 and the one with higher spec 3rd generation Intel Core i3 processor going at RM1,999. If you need more power on the go, there’s the Core i5 version but that’s coming into Malaysia in a later time.
The Aspire P3 comes with a touchscreen 11.6″ IPS display capable of pushing 1366×768 pixels resolution, 2GB of RAM and 60GB of SSD storage. The tablet/ultrabook itself is only 9.95mm thick and weighs 0.79kg. At this price point, you would expect it to run on something basic such as Windows RT. Surprisingly the Aspire P3 runs on the full fledged Windows 8 OS and boasts a battery life of 6 hours.
The accompanying keyboard is connected via bluetooth and its own standalone battery source is said to last a month of average use. For productivity mode, the tablet is stowed in its proprietary folio style case with the keyboard attached.
Meanwhile, the Aspire R7 is a larger 15.6″ Notebook which doubles up as a tablet with its flexible Full HD display thanks to its unique Ezel hinge. In terms of design, the touchpad and keyboard had swapped positions with the keyboard made closer to the user. The flexible display allows you to tilt forward or the opposition direction depending on usage. It runs on a Core i5 processor with 8GB of DDR3 RAM, 1TB Hard Disk. Pricing starts at RM2,999 and it is expected to go on sale next month.
For more information, head over to Acer’s Aspire P3 product page.
Head after the break for photos and videos of the Tablet/Ultrabook hybrid devices.