Conclusion: The Acer Liquid is a good phone and it's obvious that a lot of love has gone into making it. However we felt that it was really let down by three major things: the lack of a trackball or trackpad, the unresponsiveness of the four menu keys and the camera shutter key. It's a shame as the Liquid is fast and you can have a lot of fun with the apps from the Android Market but we'd be unlikely to choose this over an HTC Desire.
Summary: The Liquid, like many other devices of its time faces an identity crisis - good hardware/could-be-better platform and the resulting mediocrity. Priced at Rs. 24,900, it must be said, the Liquid needs a few firmware upgrades to niggle out some of the unexpected quirks we ran into - something in stark divergence to the polished image Acer would obviously wish it projected. It's a bit pricey to merit approval anyways.
Pros: Good screen, crisp colours despite the 65K-colour limitation imposed by Android 1.5, Sharp looks, built reasonably well
Cons: Platform has a number of minor, but noticeable issues, Camera does not live up to the 5-megapixel moniker advertised. No flash is a big minus
Conclusion: The Acer Liquid A1 is a solid high end Android smartphone. The no-contract price isn't bad, in fact it's less expensive than the Nexus One. We like the sharp and bright high resolution display, the overall design and fast CPU. We'd like to see a newer version of the Android OS, but that's a problem with many recent Android smartphones-- they just don't ship with the latest OS. Since the Liquid lacks heavy manufacturer software customizations vs.
Pros: High res display, fast CPU, 3G HSPDA on AT&T's 1900MHz band.
Cons: Currently runs on the older Android 1.6 OS, battery life is so-so.
Excerpt: Acer’s latest is also their very first Android powered handset, the Liquid. The Liquid is Acer’s attempt at capturing today’s mobile audiences with a user friendly design concept and of course we can’t forget the open source operating system. But even if it looks good and uses a generally competent UI does it deliver on all fronts? That’s what I’m here to tell you. Take a closer look.
Excerpt: La presse s’est extasiée lors de la présentation du en n’hésitant pas le comparer d’emblé à l’ . Doté d’une configuration d’exception pour un mobile animé par Android, le Nexus One est surtout gratifié d’un excellent rapport qualité/prix. Pour autant, le Nexus One n’est pas le premier à offrir un équipement de smartphone haut de gamme pour un prix planché.
Pros: Prix attractif, écran capacitif et haute résolution, équipement complet, logiciel fourni
Cons: Android 1.6 vieillissant, pas de multipoint, autonomie très faible