Acer Liquid E3: phone with LED flash for selfies




“Selfie ‘was the word of the year 2013, and that’s really strange, because frontal cameras sit for years on phones. Now many people, however selfies posting on social media, the importance of the front camera is greater than ever. Where the front camera manufacturers until recently extolling their ads as ideal for Skype, it will now only for self-portraits.

Acer Liquid E4

The camera on the back of phones are always better, but the downside is that you can see what kind of pictures you make. Itself not Manufacturers currently thinking a lot about how selfies better. Huawei chose for example a 5-megapixel front camera with ‘make nice’ mode at Ascend P6 and Oppo made a rotating camera, allowing the camera on the back can also serve. FrontCam as

Acer Liquid E3 Acer throws with the relatively cheap Liquid E3, he will cost 199 euros, a different approach. It is the first smartphone that we have seen with the front camera is assisted by an LED flash so far. That should allow selfies in dark conditions, a sort of combination between selfie and party-pic so.

The flash is at some distance from the front camera. He is the top left of the screen, the front camera itself is right and can be used. Both stills and video

That front camera has a maximum resolution of 2 megapixels, which is reasonable, but we have seen better. He once difficulty focusing and some of the shots were therefore insufficient.

The back camera has a resolution of 13 megapixels and also makes reasonable pictures. However it is not as good as many would suspect, based on the number of megapixels. Who thinks that more pixels means better pictures, is quite often deceived, and so here too. Test Transferring photos from the Liquid E3 unfortunately could not.

The Liquid E3 has a 4.7 “screen with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels, the screen is what you would expect in this price range, the contrast. Leaves something to be desired and the brightness could have been higher, it will not in all circumstances. equally well to be studied, though it’s certainly not bad. The viewing angles are reasonable and the eye is the window of his price so much wrong.

Acer makes the processor is not known, but a little digging in menus suggests that it is a Mediatek MT6589, a soc with four processor cores at 1.2 GHz PowerVR SGX544 GPU and Imagination. That’s a pretty common processor in this price range.

On the software side, Acer has the necessary adapted from previous devices. Just like some other manufacturers Acer is working on a “kid mode” and a “simple mode”. The intention is that children from that interface only have access to pre-selected apps, but that was not yet functional. The notification bar is still working and there is possible to access the settings menu, from which children can do, such as delete accounts. Yet everything

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Another special feature of this phone is the button on the back, under the camera. This button can quickly start the camera app when the screen is off. The user can set the app to start when he pressed the button for. The button still works even when the screen is turned on. He sits on a pleasant place under the camera, but an ordinary camera button was also sufficient for this purpose. Like previous Liquids has E3 dts speakers on the front of the unit. The sound of it is fine, as far as could be heard on the show floor. He came over the noise and that says a lot.

Acer Liquid E4

In this price range, the biggest competition for the Liquid E4 of the Moto G, which has a slightly smaller screen, is running on a nearly stock version of Android and will cost about the same. In contrast, the Liquid E4 does have a flash for the front camera and dts speakers. The device should be on the market from April.


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