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.
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.
Acer Liquid Metal - A lot of potential, but not a lot of power
11 March 2011
Excerpt: With the Liquid Metal Acer is taking yet another stab at the Android based smartphone market. After the Liquid and the stylish Liquid Ferrari, the Liquid Metal now steps up as the latest option for the buyers.
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.
Pros: Decent camera performance, Good battery mileage, Smooth user experience, Mobile Dolby sound enhancing options
Cons: Unintuitive Breeze UI, Bulky and 'fingerprint magnet' exterior
Excerpt: This is a global GSM phone, it can be used with AT&T's 3G and T-Mobile USA's 2G network. Acer is the world’s second largest computer manufacturer after HP, but its smartphone department clearly wasn’t the company’s focus.
Pros: Speedy second generation Snapdragon chipset, Very good call quality, Ergonomic curved design with metallic accents, Innovative Breeze UI
Summary: While testing Acer Liquid Metal I haven't noticed any problems with the reception. The ringtones are average in volume and the speaker is loud enough. The vibro is always felt and I have no complaints here.
The model will hit the shelves in mid January.
Summary: In Russia, the Acer Liquid Metal is expected to be available in January with an estimated price of RUR 20,000 (EUR 470). Look for the full review on our website next week. In the meantime, I would like to share my general impressions about the device.