Conclusion: Acer’s Liquid Mini is a very portable Android smartphone, and another welcome addition to the mid-range smartphone catalogue. You're able to browse the web, check your emails and it does everything you'd expect a smartphone can do. But it's let down by cheap build quality, and other shortcomings.
Acer Liquid Mini – a very attractive little device
17 August 2011
Excerpt: Acer doesn’t have a huge arsenal of smartphones (not yet, anyway), but the few they do release are always high quality, both in build, internal hardware specs and software. The Liquid brand name has been around for almost two years now, and should be relatively well known for a lot of people, as it designates Acer’s line of Android smartphones.
Conclusion: The Acer Liquid Mini has a very appealing jazzy look coupled with a curved rounded body, but as much as we liked that, we couldn't help but notice the slight lag even in the main menu. On the positive side, you have an affordable price tag which helps you swallow that bitter pill, and you still get a smartphone running the rich in features Android Froyo.
Excerpt: Sooner or later all Android manufacturers shift their accents from top models to the budget segment just like HTC and Samsung that started with expensive models only and then smoothly shifted to the medium and low price range, and just like Acer. Except Acer has had inexpensive robots before Liquid mini but this phone is an exception – Acer did not simply create another Android but expanded the Liquid family that used to offer only phones in the higher than medium price...
Excerpt: Acer's Liquid Mini is yet another smartphone running Android. Yeah, Yeah, we know. Been there. Done that. Well, hold on, though. This is a £199 smartphone, so it might appeal to tightwad ... those on a budget.
Pros: Responsive screen, Nice colours, Side button for camera, Picks up Facebook and Twitter contacts, FM radio
Cons: Battery could be better, Small screen makes text entry tricky, Quirky Android skin, Camera lacks a flash, Never synced our Twitter contacts
Excerpt: Acer has expanded its Liquid series of smartphones to include this pint-sized entry-level model, known as the Acer Liquid Mini E310. The fact that it's available in a range of colours (blue, pink, black, silver and green) suggests that it's aimed at younger users who are making their first foray into the smartphone arena. The compact handset measures a diminutive 110.4 x 57.5 x 13mm and at just 109g, it's pretty light too.
Pros: Compact design, range of colours, decent battery life