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.
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.
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
Excerpt: The Acer Stream is the company's latest flagship handset, following on from the Liquid and Liquid E before it. Acer isn't a company with a great history in mobile devices and so far has enjoyed limited success. It's clear that Acer is committed to this agenda, but has it hit the right notes with the Stream?
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
Excerpt: Le look titane du Stream tranche avec l'aspect plastique du Liquid . Acer semble inspiré par les appareils de HTC... Le dos de l’Acer Stream est revêtu d'un plastique velouté du plus bel effet. Même éteint, ce smartphone présente un élégance peu commune sur les autres mobiles du fabriquant asiatique. Ses dimensions sont légèrement plus massives qu'un iPhone 4 . Cette première bonne impression est confirmée en allumant l'Acer Stream.
Pros: Ecran AMOLED haute résolution, réactivité du mobile, autonomie correcte, capture de video HD, micro-HDMI, performances vidéo, qualité sonore
Cons: capteur moins bon que ses principaux concurrents, pas de flash, quelques saccades sur un écran TV via la prise HDMI, slot mémoire sous la batterie