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.
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
Excerpt: Acer's first Android smartphone, the Liquid, was good-looking, powerful, and ran the latest version of Android. However, it wasn't offered on contract by the major mobile networks in the UK, and so probably passed most people by.
Conclusion: Overall we found navigation to be fast, with little sign of lag anywhere in the device. Applications loaded with pace and executed their functions without problems. For all the changes that Acer has brought in, we found the Stream to run the UI without any problems.
Pros: Some interesting tweaks by Acer, Dolby Mobile, no sign of lag from the OS
Cons: Custom UI might be a little too constrained for some, video capture isn't that impressive, video shortcut buttons seem superfluous