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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
Acer's multimedia-orientated Stream smartphone has a HDMI-out port, 720p HD video recording and dedicated media keys
Good Gear Guide.au
25 November 2010
Summary: Acer has pitched its Stream smartphone as a multimedia powerhouse, but it fails to live up to expectations. The Acer Stream is far from a bad smartphone, but given its price it doesn't do enough to be considered a valid alternative to more proven performers.
Pros: HDMI-out port, 720p video recording, attractive design and build, large display, 3D UI effects, good performance
Cons: Awkward external buttons, Acer's UI customisation not entirely welcome, no camera flash, HDMI-out port limited to photos and video