Conclusion: The Stream is Acer’s best phone to date. It has a gorgeous screen, is very easy to use, boasts great sound and video quality and is generally a great all-round device. We can’t help but lament the lack of a flash on the camera, but otherwise this is a seriously powerful piece of kit with a great design. Easily up there with the likes of the HTC Desire and Google Nexus One.
Excerpt: We’ll continue our Acer Stream review with a look at the Android phone’s camera. The lens round the back of the Acer Stream is rated as a 5megapixel model, capable of recording video at 720p resolution. Results are OK! Here’s a collection of photos taken on the Stream – click on the image to see [...
Excerpt: We recently found ourselves in possession of an Acer Stream, the Android phone that, on paper, looks like being a strong contender in this day of super-powered smartphones. A 3.5″ screen, Android 2.1 onboard, 720p video recording – what more could you need? Let’s find out. That screen on the left is basically the Stream’s [...
Conclusion: Acer’s latest attempt at an Android smartphone is definitely a valiant one. The hardware is well designed and well built, with a brilliant screen and very speedy performance. Unfortunately however, the camera lets it down big-time and the Acer UI isn’t perfect. But if your not looking to take perfect photos and videos, then this phone could definitely still be the Android smartphone for you.
Summary: Acer hasn’t had much success with its range of Android smartphones, but it’s definitely trying hard. The newest launch by Acer in the Android segment is the Acer Stream. It is an excellent device which can easily rival the top Android phones in terms of hardware specifications and features. It has a 1 GHz processor, 512 MB RAM and comes with a 5 MP camera.
Cons: Interface, Fully loaded with accessories, Dim display with poor sunlight legibility, Camera lacks flash and a lens cover, Generally poor camera output, No web Flash support, microSD card not hot swappable, No voice dialing, no video calling, No proper file manager out of the box
Conclusion: The Acer Stream managed to surprise us pleasantly, we won't hide it. We would even go as far as to say that it reinvented the image of a mediocre smartphone maker the company had established for itself for us. You usually have to come up with something truly noteworthy when you find yourself with a bunch of uninspired devices behind your back. Sometimes, this means you have to get off the beaten track and... you know, go for it.
Pros: Easy to use, unconventional interface, Box full of accessories
Cons: Mediocre camera quality, Lacks flash, Interface could be more fluid
Summary: The signal reception is good. There are no complaints as to the volume levels of the speaker and loudspeaker either. Both of them have excellent volume potential. When I was using Acer Stream I set volume at 60-70 %, because at the maximum capacity the people around will hear it as the hands free mode.
Despite minor issues in the engineering prototype I like Acer Stream.