Specs summary

Screen
4.5"

The Acer Liquid E2's screen is 4.5 inches with 540 x 960 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.2 GHz

There is a ARM Cortex-A7 Quad core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
No

Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
2000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2000 mAh battery. Acer's performance ratings are 18.8 days standby time, 540 minutes (2G), minutes (3G).



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Expert Reviews

An impressive screen, but an otherwise unexciting budget smartphone

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Acer is better known for laptops than smartphones in the UK, and the Liquid E2 is unlikely to change this situation. It has a good screen and reasonable performance, but is let down by poor design and the fact it's just outclassed by the very strong mid-range competition.

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Acer is better known for laptops than smartphones in the UK, and the Liquid E2 is unlikely to change this situation. It has a good screen and reasonable performance, but is let down by poor design and the fact it's just outclassed by the very strong mid-range competition.

The Acer Liquid E2 is competing in a crowded market, and unfortunately doesn’t have any outstanding features to differentiate it from its rivals, while also falling short in terms of design and camera performance. While its processor and screen would probably serve you well enough, there are much better phones available which cost significantly less.

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PC Pro

Design and performance flaws take a good phone down

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There's plenty here to get your teeth stuck into, however. Its IPS display measures 4.5in and has a resolution of 540 x 960. It's certainly impressive, although it can't match the 720p displays of the Alcatel Onetouch Idol S or the Motorola Moto G.

The 4GB of storage is frugal, but this can be added to via the phone's microSD slot. There's also an 8-megapixel camera with flash, a quad-core processor and a large 2,000mAh battery. There's no 4G, dual-band Wi-Fi or NFC, though...

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There's plenty here to get your teeth stuck into, however. Its IPS display measures 4.5in and has a resolution of 540 x 960. It's certainly impressive, although it can't match the 720p displays of the Alcatel Onetouch Idol S or the Motorola Moto G.

The 4GB of storage is frugal, but this can be added to via the phone's microSD slot. There's also an 8-megapixel camera with flash, a quad-core processor and a large 2,000mAh battery. There's no 4G, dual-band Wi-Fi or NFC, though.

Performance is mostly good. The IPS display isn't the brightest, but a good level of contrast means images are punchy. Likewise, the quad-core processor delivers a solid set of benchmark results. Battery life is up with the best Android handsets; with an average drain of 15% per hour across our 3G audio, video and gaming tests, it beats even the Moto G. The camera produces balanced, in-focus and crisp images most of the time, too.

The Acer Liquid E2 is a mixed bag. In most respects, it's a competent Android smartphone with good battery life and a decent camera. However, its ugly design and sluggish gaming performance are difficult to forgive, especially since it's more expensive than both the Moto G and Alcatel Onetouch Idol S.

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Know Your Mobile

Stock Android Jelly Bean, decent battery, good performer

from Know Your Mobile

A fairly well-rounded offering let down by poor aesthetics and low storage compared to competitors at this price point - if it was cheaper it'd be good value for money

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A fairly well-rounded offering let down by poor aesthetics and low storage compared to competitors at this price point - if it was cheaper it'd be good value for money

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Engadget

A budget phone with all the usual tradeoffs

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We opened by saying that budget handsets require reviewers to dial down their expectations, taking the low price into consideration and seeing if it softens what might otherwise be serious objections. In that regard, we run the risk of either damning the device with faint praise or, equally, givi...More

We opened by saying that budget handsets require reviewers to dial down their expectations, taking the low price into consideration and seeing if it softens what might otherwise be serious objections. In that regard, we run the risk of either damning the device with faint praise or, equally, giving a free pass to some of its more egregious flaws. When it comes to Acer's Liquid E2, we feel that it's utterly unspectacular in every way, but given the target market, that isn't necessarily a bad thing.

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Coolsmartphone

Decent spec for the price

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I really liked the Acer Liquid E2, it felt like a tweaked budget Nexus device. The elements Acer have added to Android are really quite useful.

Acer could fix the biggest problem of storage space by sending out a firmware update to combine the two partitions, it would wipe the users data but it would benefit them in the long run....

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I really liked the Acer Liquid E2, it felt like a tweaked budget Nexus device. The elements Acer have added to Android are really quite useful.

Acer could fix the biggest problem of storage space by sending out a firmware update to combine the two partitions, it would wipe the users data but it would benefit them in the long run.

The other problem with the screen quality won’t really get spotted by most people, unless they plan on using the Liquid E2 as a huge gaming device, then this isn’t really the phone for them. The dual SIM variant will be incredibly useful as a holiday phone, with your normal SIM and a foreign SIM for data.

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TrustedReviews

One of the ugliest phones of the year

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The Acer Liquid E2 is a solid but ugly Android phone. Its stand-out design point - the speaker grilles - are eye-catching, but look more like sink plugholes than speaker ports. They’re a sham, too, as sound quality is nothing special. If you don’t mind the looks and just want a compet...More

The Acer Liquid E2 is a solid but ugly Android phone. Its stand-out design point - the speaker grilles - are eye-catching, but look more like sink plugholes than speaker ports. They’re a sham, too, as sound quality is nothing special. If you don’t mind the looks and just want a competent, well-priced Android device, though, the E2 supplies the goods.

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date May 16, 2013
Regions available United Kindom
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSPA+
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean

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Processor ARM Cortex-A7 Quad core 1.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory No
RAM 1 GB
ROM 4 GB
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.227 W/kg
Body: 0.466 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2000 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time 450 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 759 minutes
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time No
Talk Time 540 minutes
3G Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 18.8 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Rock Black, Classic White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 13.1 x 6.8 x 1.0 cm (5.2 x 2.7 x 0.4 in)
Weight 140 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 540 x 960 pixels
Pixel density 245 pixels
Size 4.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, Exposure, Scene mode
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Acer V370

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