Acer Liquid Jade, Analysis

The Acer Liquid Jade It is, according to Acer, more compact 5-inch terminal on the market. We have had the opportunity to try for a few days the latest mobile Acer (presented at Computex last) and check if Acer go right.

Certainly stands out by its elegant design with curved line and his good finish both of the front or rear. All this talking about a terminal that does not exceed the 230 euros price.

Acer Liquid Jade is the flagship of the line smartphone of the Taiwanese company which perseveres in making terminals more attractive. During this half a year we have been knowing different models of its series Iconia more focused on tablet and phablet, but Liquid aims to bring consumers smart devices with a size margins of 5 inch, with exceptions such as the X 1.

Acer Liquid Jade, specifications
Physical dimensions 140.5 x 69 x 7.5 mm110 grams
Screen 5-inch IPS LCD
Resolution HD 1280 x 720 pixels, 294 ppp
Processor Mediatek MT6582 Quadcore @ 1.4 GHz
RAM 1 GB
Memory 8 GB + microSD up to 32 GB
Version Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Connectivity Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900Bluetooth 4.0WiFi 802.11 b/g /a-GPSHSPA
Cameras Front: 2 megapixelRear: 13 megapixel camera with aperture of f/1.8.
Battery Battery Li-ion 2100 mAh
Starting price 230 euros

We will expose the various points of analysis that we have been pointing in these days of testing with the Acer Liquid Jade.

Design

Acer has purged the series Liquid line to display a smart terminal. We cannot deny that each person that we have taught has drawn you attention. The first impression is its lightness, just 110 grams, and its extreme thinness. Round the 6.8 millimeters thick, except on the side of the camera where to reach 7.5 mm with its lens that protrudes at the back.

Nice touch with a solid polyurethane rear cowling that gives it a solid construction and the front glass that covers the entire screen the logo of Acer. Our testing station has been completely white (available in green and pink) with a gloss finish.

The rear cannot be withdrawn and has 2 slot on the side for Insert 2 nanoSIM or combine 1 nanoSIM and a memory card. The buttons are part of the rounded area being slightly backward while they are facing.

See complete gallery» design Acer Liquid Jade (7 photos)

Screen

Acer Liquid Jade uses an IPS panel for its 5 inch screen with Zero Air Gap technology that allows you to mount screens that eliminate the space between the touch panel and the glass. The good thing about this technology is that it offers a good viewing angle (178 °) and good brightness, even in outdoor. The resolution is in the expected average terminals range mean that we can find in the market, more than enough for a user. We speak of 1280 x 720 with a density of pixels 294ppp.

The absence of physical buttons we have to deduct to those 5 inch the area assigned to the buttons as it is becoming usual behavior offering Android, both in the normal display fullscreen mode. If it is someone who has not tried it yet.

Performance hardware

The heart of the Acer Liquid Jade processing is a Quad Core 1.3 Ghz Mediatek (MT6582). It comes with 1 GB of RAM, the minimum that we should already find on any Android device.

Although Mediatek is not my favorite topics of CPUs, must say that mobile performs fluently but with some lag by opening heavy applications or returning from the break with several open processes. A shame that Acer has cut costs in these areas.

The internal memory is 8 GB but, as usual, minus what is the operating system)4.4 Android Kit Kat) and preinstalled applications we stayed at around 5GB for applications and user data. Good thing we have a slot MicroSD to expand memory up to 32 GB.

Acer Liquid Jade, performance
AnTuTu X Standard: 17,271 points
Quadrant 7.066 points
3DMark Ice Storm @720p v1.2: 3.122 Ice Storm Extreme @1080 v1.2: 1983Ice Storm Unlimited v1.2: 2.855
EPIC Citadel High Quality: 48.8 FPS @720p
BenchmarkPI 434 milliseconds
Vellamo HTML5: 1841Metal: 607Multicore: 1189

See complete gallery» Benchmark Acer Liquid Jade (8 photos)

Connectivity

I have to put a very negative point that still continue finding new terminals in the market does not come with support for 4 g as this Acer Liquid Jade. More if possible, if we have already seen “cheap” terminals prepared for LTE networks. Nor do we have NFC, although it may be added that let’s Miss on occasion.

Between the preinstalled software we find a simple application for facilitate the creation of a Wi-Fi zone and share the key with a QR.

Software Acer

Thankfully that he comes with Android 4.4.2 (Kitkat) without any customization, except some detail in setting menus and the unlock screen for more handy the most used applications.

It also incorporates some applications developed by Acer.

Among them we find ourselves with Acer Extend that it allows us to see and control the screen of the smartphone from the computer via USB or Wi-Fi. A proprietary plug-in of Acer, pity that it is not compatible with other screen mirroring tripo. Portal of Acer allows us to create an ID to access updates and exclusive software. Acer Snap Note It allows to capture images with the camera as a document scanner to store Visual notes.

Camera

On the basis of a very attractive setting with a camera of 13 megapixels and f/1.8 We could wait a little longer. The shots are quite good, but nothing spectacular. It incorporates a LED flash and autofocus which achieved decent results in low light conditions. Although this Acer Liquid Jade interface is nearly “pure android” incorporates some “improvements” in controls: zoom, taking panoramic views, some options for stabilization of images and scenes…

The front camera is 2 megapixels, somewhat slow to take pictures and talk by video conferencing but more than enough. It is not a terminal to become selfies if what interests you.

See complete gallery» photos taken with Acer Liquid Jade (11 photos)

Sound

One of the points highlighted in the specifications of the terminal is high-quality speaker with DTS technology. Do not believe that that brings a high volume, but being in the line of other terminals, although it is true that you have a better control of serious, equalizer and more surround sound (everything can become a speaker of this size, clear).

Acer Liquid Jade box includes a few good quality in-ear earphones, so a purchase of such adjusted price is grateful that they worry those details.

Acer Liquid Jade, Xataka Android view

The analysis of the Acer Liquid Jade We can extract several readings. On the one hand, that is the terminals that we through the eyes. I mean, in the purchase decision process would be one of those chosen by design elegant and solidity. Despite having 5 inches is quite manageable: proportions well achieved by marco /altura and very thin thickness.

In the first impression we liked enough, but as we were using it we went back to put your feet on the ground and discover that this is the ‘new’ mid-range Android Terminal. Despite its characteristics we have a terminal that won’t it fluid enough that the image of “high-end” outside We can give. It could match behind a Nexus 4 or Motorola g (2014).

The price is quite affordable, but it is the scale that manufacturers tend to use: design of high range with a correct performance. Here is where we need to be careful consumers.

In global terms, the Acer Liquid Jade is a good buy if we want a terminal with good design and proper characteristics that will give him at least one couple of years. Already comes with Kit Kat and you should have no problem continue working for future versions.

In favour

  • Design slim and finish
  • Screen with Zero Air Gap
  • 2 nano SIM slot
  • Set price

Against

  • Low hardware performance
  • Resultón camera little more

 

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