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Anyone tried the Acer Liquid Metal?

I see the Acer Liquid Metal is really cheap again. Has anyone tried it? Would you recommend it?

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matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 20, 2012 at 17:42

Jan, (one of the Mobot moderators), has one and he says good things about it :).

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 20, 2012 at 20:36

Yep. I'm not that big into Android, but for apps test purposes etc I have an Acer Liquid MT for"back-up".
Originally it came with Android 2.2 (Froyo), and it had a few bugs. But in autumn the last batches got Gingerbread (Android 2.3). It is pretty much bug free. It is quite speedy without any shocking moments of lag. Acer have added their own UI overlay, and it is actually quite handy.
Software and performance-wise I really have nothing bad to say about it. Battery-life is pretty decent, too. Audio playback is really really good (comes with Dolby etc). And though it only has an 800mhz chippy, I can throw long high quality videos at it and they play back very nicely.
The camera is 5MP and probably the main weak spot. It's really only good enough for snapshots in good lighting.
Build is a mixed bag. For the 3.6in screensize it's quite a bulky phone, and though the metal chassis feels sturdy, it also feels hollow. The screen cover is NOT glass, but plastic. You really need a protective film, or it's scratchy time. A real shame because it's not a bad screen.

When it came out, the Acer Liquid MT sold for just under £300 I think. For that it is crap. For the current sub £140 it is a great reliable phone with above average battery life and a good unique UI. (which, if you do not like it, can be disabled).
Acer added a few of their own apps, and out of the box it does all that most people could need. Acer's support website is quite good, too, and they delivered regular updates thus far.

At the current price I can recommend it, and I actually consider buying the Iconia Smart which comes out on or around Feb 11 ;)

Treab  Jan. 20, 2012 at 20:41

is it actually 'buying' or a vodafone rental again jan :p

any excuse honestly..

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 20, 2012 at 20:48

is it actually 'buying' or a vodafone rental again jan :p

any excuse honestly..


Nope, I actually bought it. I do not believe any European network supported the Liquid MT - which is why it's so cheap now

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 20, 2012 at 20:57

Jan's right (I seem to type that a lot :p), the Acer Liquid Metal was never offered as a network branded device, it was SIM free only.

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