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Good: hate it now i bought one
Bad: battery lasts about 2 hours
Comment: wish i had never bought one waste of £150
Comment: Miserable design? Mr. Reviewer, would you kindly get a sense of fashion and design before making terrible judgements like that.
The Samsung Galaxy S Series should take a leap out of other manufacturer's books with their ultra-bland design.
Comment: Sorry, miss a word...
I'm NOT a design geek, but functional minded. So, Liquid E2 for me is almost perfect regarding its price tag.
Good: Good processor performance.
Bad: GPS sensor is terrible. Takes very very long time to lock the location. And often it lost connection to satelites. WiFi performace also disapointing compared to LG, Samsung, Nokia.
Comment: I'm a design geek, but functional minded. So, Liquid E2 for me is almost perfect regarding its price tag.
Comment: For £150 (UK Three), this is a bargain smartphone - perfect for first time buyers or people needing a smartphone on a limit budget. You get a lot of spec for the money but you don't get the obvious high end finish. The screen is vibrant and clear (no HD here though), the camera is 8mp and video is 1080p. The OS is stock android (4.2.1) and has all the latest OS features. The phone is a little chunky and heavy but again, you must remember for the price point, it is perfectly acceptable. It's nicely built (all plastic) and sturdy. You also get great performance, 1.2 quad core processor of power.
Good: Value for money
Bad: Limited internal memory
Comment: I purchased the dual sim version of this phone for £180 from Expansys. The reviewer may also be interested to know that in the last couple of days an update was released that allows apps to be installed to the SD card, eradicating the most serious issue with the phone. I have now been using this phone for 3 weeks and am very happy with it. My previous phone was a Sony Xperia Play and although that was a high end phone from 2011, this "budget" 2013 phone is significantly better.
Looking at the features you get with this phone (quad core processor, dual simple,Android 4.2, 8MB camera etc), I think it is very difficult to argue that this is probably the best phone in its price range, offering features not found in more expensive phones. Personally I have been happy with the camera - certainly better than the camera that comes with the Xperia Play and when comparing night shots with my wife's iPhone 4s, the Acer certainly edges ahead in this area.
Comment: On balance the specs are pretty similar to the Motorola RAZRi although the key difference is the processor - 2GHz single core vs 1.2 quad core. I amstill happy withe RAZRi which I got for £150 on £ but subsequently discovered was actually SIM free (now back up to £249!). Still, this seems to be a decent effort from Acer, although its a shame about the speakers........
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