Excerpt: The Acer Stream boasts a 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen, a 5-megapixel camera and runs on Android 2.1 with an update to 2.2/Froyo due to roll out at the end of the year. The Acer Stream is shaping up to be Acer’s best phone yet - Android or otherwise.
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
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
Excerpt: Mit dem Acer Stream will der PC-Hersteller einen Fuß in den rasant wachsenden Android-Markt bekommen. Die Features des gut über 400 Euro teuren Touch-Modells klingen schon mal vielversprechend. Doch reicht das, um bei den Android-Profis mitzumischen?