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Acer Liquid E3 / Liquid E3 E380

alaTest has collected and analyzed 195 reviews of Acer Liquid E3 / Liquid E3 E380. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the price and portability are generally positive. The screen and camera are also appreciated, but there are some critical comments about the sound and reliability.

usability, camera, screen, portability, price

battery, performance, reliability, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Acer Liquid E3 / Liquid E3 E380 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Acer Liquid E3 / Liquid E3 E380 from The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on People really like the sound. The camera is also mentioned favorably, but the performance and reliability get critical opinions.

screen, camera, sound

reliability, performance

57% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer HM.HE0EK.002 - Liquid E3 Sim Free Android - BlackAcer HM.HE0EK.002 - Liquid E3 Sim Free Android - Black

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Thomas Thorn (

Acer Liquid E3 review


The Liquid E3 has a decent spec list, just don't try and make a call

13MP rear camera ; Stereo speakers ; Forward facing flash

Atrocious call quality ; Lack of internal storage ; Old software

Ratings in depth Acer isn't a manufacturer that you'd typically associate with mobile phones, despite having numerous handsets under its belt. With this experience, Acer is hoping to make a success out of its latest mid range offering, the Liquid E3.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Acer Liquid E3


Acer adds a front-facing LED flash for better selfies

Good 13-megapixel camera in the right conditions, Sharp 720p HD screen, Useful back button

Sluggish performance, No 4G support, Average speakers

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Ashleigh Allsopp (

Acer Liquid E3 mid-range smartphone review


As a mid-range smartphone, the Acer Liquid E3's price tag will be appealing to many. It costs £160, which is much lower than the Sony Xperia M2's £230, but slightly more than the Motorola Moto G's £135.

The Acer Liquid E3 is a tough phone to rate because it has some really outstanding features like the camera options, the display and the front-facing speakers, but suffers from a slow processor, a design that won't appeal to everyone, old software and...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: David Court (

Acer Liquid E3 hands-on review


On the downside, the Acer Liquid E3 doesn't have an awful lot of physical storage. The 4GB it comes with will fill up in no time. Thankfully Acer has recognised this and has equipped the Liquid E3 with a microSD slot, so users can boost the space on...

We're incredibly impressed with what the Liquid E3 gives you for the money. If you don't mind having to fork out for a microSD card to boost the storage then you could do a lot worse than this smartphone.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: (

Acer Liquid E3 review


HANDS ON REVIEW: Acer's Selfie-loving Liquid E3 smartphone has a dedicated shortcut key on the back to give you instant access to Instagram ready to share your snaps.

According to Acer the Liquid E3 will cost €199 throughout Europe when it goes on sale in April. That should equate to roughly £160 in the UK, when it arrives exclusively on the Three network. With the potential for much better photos than the £130

Expert review by: Simon Thomas (

Acer Liquid E3 Review: Hands-On


The Acer Liquid E3 is a great value mid-ranger with solid specs all round and a useful rear button, but limited storage and a lack of 4G hold it back from greatness.

+ Useful rear button ; + Intuitive interface ; + Good value ; + Decent camera

- Only 4GB of storage ; - No 4G

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May, 2014

Expert review by: Damien McFerran (

Acer Liquid E3 Review: Can It Take On The Awesome Moto G?


While the likes of HTC, Samsung, Sony and LG duke it out for the title of most-coveted Android flagship phone, the middle and lower end of the market is populated by just as many companies keen to snap up budget-conscious buyers with low-cost devices.

Great design, Good camera for this price, Expandable storage, Loud stereo speakers, Good screen

Low internal storage, Occasionally sluggish processor, No upgrade to Android Lollipop likely

Cheap, cheerful and packing a decent HD screen and 13 megapixel camera, the Liquid E3 is a good budget option, provided you can live with its less positive aspects

Consumer review by: geoff (

Acer Liquid E3


New to internet on phone find quite easy

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: Murad (

Acer Liquid E3


I like the rapid key option this pone

It get warmed while playing vedio on youtube

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: Caroline (

Acer Liquid E3


Nice big screen, clear and easy to use. Good value android phone with handy flashlight HD video and 13MP camera

Battery doesn't last long if handset is used for texting, gaming etc

Apr, 2015

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:2000
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):250 / 6
Standby time (3G):250
Talk time (2G):250 / 6
Talk time (3G):6

Call management

Caller ID: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes


Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:4160 x 3120
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 1.18
Rear Camera Resolution:4160 x 3120
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:2
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p


Colour of product:Black / Silver
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:11.9
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 720 x 1280
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes


Internal RAM:1


Short Message Service (SMS): Yes


Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WAV / AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA / eAAC+, MP3, WAV, WMA / Yes
FM radio: Yes
Video formats supported:H.263, H.264, MP4


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Position location: Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / GPRS, GSM
3G:No / Yes
3G standards:HSDPA, HSPA+ / HSDPA, HSUPA
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 EDR
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Graphics adapter:PowerVR SGX544
On-board graphics adapter model:PowerVR SGX544
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.2 / 4.2 Jelly Bean / 4.2.2 / 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0


Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A7
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:MEDIATEK
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor Model:MT6589 / MTK6589


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.2 / 4.2 Jelly Bean / 4.2.2 / 4.2.2 Jelly Bean


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:1024
Internal ROM:4096
Internal storage capacity:4
Maximum memory card size:32


Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.9 / 9
Height :13.6 / 13.8
Weight:134 / 135
Width:6.8 / 6.9