Summary: In our very honest opinion, Acer has been doing fairly nicely in the smartphone segment with their range of Liquid smartphones. While they don’t churn out as many devices in a year compared to the smartphone big boys but Acer has devices that cover the entire spectrum of users.
Summary: 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.
Pros: bright, high-contrast display, IPS technology with excellent viewing angle stability, elaborate Dual-SIM feature, very good application performance, good battery runtimes, The powerful SoC and the great display.
Cons: processing could be better, slightly too tightly sitting back cover, somewhat unstable display surface, Better camera modules and a Gorilla Glass cover for the display.
Conclusion: We make no bones about the fact the Acer Liquid E2 isn’t a looker in our eyes. Whether you’re talking about the design or screen, it’s all very middle of the road. Where it does excel is everywhere else, at least for the price.
Pros: Fast browsing speeds, Loud speakers, Powerful for the price
Cons: Mediocre design, Low screen resolution for size, Just 4GB internal memory
Conclusion: The Acer Liquid E2 Duo is a controversial device. On one hand is the snappy processor, brilliant camera and the nice and up-to-date nearly stock Android 4.2 . On the other is the utter lack of attention to detail and a design that is not pretty.
Pros: Good camera for its class, Snappy performance of the quad-core MediaTek chip at a low price, Camera interface is simple and intuitive, Dual-SIM functionality is a bonus
Conclusion: The Acer Liquid E2 is a decent enough workhorse for a reasonable price, but unfortunately it doesn't really do enough to distinguish itself. The Google Nexus 4 for example is only a little pricier, but delivers a better screen andslightly faster processor.
Pros: Decent performance for the price, decent camera
Cons: Screen is only so-so, not much onboard storage
Excerpt: 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.
Summary: 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.
Pros: Decent price, Dual SIM variant available, Decent sound quality, Micro SD slot, Removable battery, Solid build quality, Quad core CPU, Decent zero lag camera, Volume button works as camera shutter button, Software tweaks to stock Android
Cons: 5 point multi touch screen, Screen a bit dull, Average Battery life, Fingerprints on screen, Full size SIM card, Awful split partition internal memory, Slight focusing problem with the camera in certain conditions