Summary: Acer really has a nice offering in the form of the Liquid S1. It has a large HD display, great build and design, good camera, dual-SIM capabilities, and very decent battery life too. It even comes with a really neat leatherette flip cover out of the box.
Summary: Liquid gold? We received the production model of the 5.7-inch Acer Liquid S1 phablet two months after the pre-production one. But we have noticed more than just improvements. Will the Acer phablet receive a purchase recommendation?
Pros: Chic design, Good workmanship, Bright display, Low energy consumption, Good performance scores, That Acer developed useful additions to the software and offer a lot of accessories.
Cons: Little internal storage space, Poorly tuned monitor, Short battery life, Bad camera, A bigger battery and a more accurately tuned display.
Summary: Acer might not be the hippest name when it comes to producing smart phones, but with its latest entrant- Acer Liquid S1, the Taiwanese tech giant can surely pull ahead in the relatively young phablet market in India.
Conclusion: The Acer Liquid S1 is quite a handful but it has an excellent HD screen and a pretty good camera too. With the latest flavour of Android and plenty of free online storage available via AcerCloud, it offers a credible alternative to the big names.
Pros: Large screen, decent camera, good battery life, sensible price
Excerpt: The Acer Liquid S1 looks to challenge the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 , which has a 5.35in display, with its even larger 5.7in HD touchscreen. We got some time with the device to see how a phone of this size fares in the hand.
Summary: The Acer Liquid S1 is a great big phone with a reasonable spec and a reasonable price. Especially for the Dual SIM version (about £269). You get a lot of features that all work well. If you travel a lot and like the idea of a huge oversized phone then this might be the one for you.
Pros: Being large means everything is clear and easy to access, DTS Audio Enhancement, Dual SIM model available, MicroSD slot, A few nice software additions
Cons: Being large means that one handed operation is virtually impossible, Plasticy feel, Mushy buttons, No notification light, GPS doesn’t work thanks to MediaTek, Viewing angles of the screen, The screen is a fingerprint magnet
Conclusion: If you have wanted to dip your toe in the phablet waters before now, but have found the options available just that bit too rich the compromises the Acer S1 has made to reach its £200 price point are small enough that it becomes worth a look.
Excerpt: Acer has thrown its hat into the phablet ring with the launch of the Liquid S1 at Computex on Monday. With a 5.7-inch 1280x 720 screen it joins the ranks of similar devices with a couple of extra touches and we caught up with the device to see whether it's worth any fuss.