Conclusion: The Acer Liquid MT has some interesting things going for it. The curved screen is an interesting approach and I like the “hidden” notification lights at the top. Performance is reasonable and it’s among the cheaper Android smartphones when you buy into a contract with Rogers. Having Froyo out of the box isn’t bad either, considering that only the Nexus S is currently shipping with Gingerbread. On the flip side, there are more than a few downsides to this phone.
Conclusion: So, should you get an Acer Liquid Metal? No. There are far better options such as the Wildfire S and the Galaxy Ace in the same category that offer a much better user experience. I know it is cliche, but if you are reading this Acer, go back to the drawing board.
Summary: While Acer had quite a blast riding on the Android wave with a couple of handsets released mid last year, they have been relatively quiet compared to the likes of Android-lovin' giants like HTC or Samsung. Making somewhat of a comeback with the new Liquid Metal, Acer is set to face some strong competition from existing players. How will this mid-range Android device fare? That's what we're going to share today.
Pros: Decent camera performance, Good battery mileage, Smooth user experience, Mobile Dolby sound enhancing options
Cons: Unintuitive Breeze UI, Bulky and 'fingerprint magnet' exterior
Conclusion: As a phone the Acer Liquid Metal performed very well. The in the earpiece were loud and clear sounding, without hissing. Thanks to the dual noise-cancelling microphones the other party said they could hear our voices clearly, and the traffic noise seems to have been filtered out of the equation. The loudspeaker is punchy as well. The 1500mAh is rated for 8 hours of talk time with 3G connectivity turned on, and 23 days of standby.
Pros: Speedy second generation Snapdragon chipset, Very good call quality, Ergonomic curved design with metallic accents, Innovative Breeze UI
Excerpt: Acer has been in the mobile game for quite some time now but truth be told, I’ve not been too impressed with what they’ve had to offer. Their Liquid series of Android powered devices, while definitely good looking had issues with overall functionality while nevertheless offering quite a bit of features. Their latest is in the form of yet another in the range called Liquid Metal and here’s a closer look.
Excerpt: With a stainless steel back cover and a chrome finish, the Acer Liquid Metal S120 is a handsome smartphone featuring a large, 3.6 inch display generating 480 x 800 pixel resolution. This Android-powered device uses Acer's new Breeze UI and a Qualcomm 800 MHz processor. The Acer Liquid Metal S120 offers a 5MP camera with LED flash, Hi-Def video record, native YouTube player and full HTML internet browser.
Summary: Acer Liquid Metal, as the name suggests, has a shiny metallic finish and also comes with a stainless steel metallic cover The phone has a 3.6 inch capacitive touchscreen and below it are four touch enabled buttons for home, search, back and menu. The left panel is bare while the right one has the volume rocker and a camera key.