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Acer Liquid S1

Acer Liquid S1
alaScore 87

109 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 reviews of Acer Liquid S1. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and screen. The design and size are also appreciated.

performance, size, design, screen, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Acer Liquid S1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Cat Thomas (

Acer Liquid S1 pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint


Acer has thrown its hat into the phablet ring with the launch of the Liquid S1 at Computex on Monday. With a 5.7-inch 1280x 720 screen it joins the ranks

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Hugh Langley (

Acer Liquid S1 review



Acer lets Android breathe ; Float UI is cool

Low battery ; No LTE

The Liquid S1 needs to be well priced, as it's up against the Galaxy Note 3. If big screens are your thing, the Float features of the Liquid S1 nicely make the most of the phone's 5.7-inch display, making for a reasonable, if unremarkable, phone.

Jun, 2013

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Acer Liquid S1 Duo S510 Smartphone overview


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Expert Review


If you have wanted to dip your toe in the phablet waters before now, but have found the options available just that bit too rich the compromises the Acer S1 has made to reach its £200 price point are small enough that it becomes worth a look.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: James Pearce (

Acer Liquid S1 - Review


I'll come out and say it, I love enormous phones, call them phablets, small tablets, massive phones or just plain old stupid.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: James Pearce (

Acer Liquid S1 phablet - Initial Impressions


The current generation of Acer devices are pretty impressive, at the top of the pile is the "S" range, which is the flagship device range. The Liquid S1 phablet is a great big thing with a 5.

As this was just my initial impressions please let me know if you have any questions or things you want testing out and I’ll do my best to oblige.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Dave Oliver (

Acer Liquid S1 review


Taiwanese manufacturer Acer may not be the hippest name on thesmartphone block but if it keeps producing decent-quality,budget-priced handsets like the Liquid S1, it could be.

Large screen, decent camera, good battery life, sensibleprice

Cheap casing, not the fastest

The Acer Liquid S1 is quite a handful but it has an excellent HDscreen and a pretty good camera too. With the latest flavour ofAndroid and plenty of free online storage available via AcerCloud,it offers a credible alternative to the big names.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Lee Bell (

Acer Liquid S1 hands-on review


We take a closer look at Acer's first phablet device

Acer has given the Liquid S1 8GB of internal memory, which can be upgraded to 32GB via microSD - despite the slot being so well concealed we couldn't find it. It must be embedded next to the SIM slot internally, which were unable to open up due to the...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Florian Wimmer (

Preview Acer Liquid S1 Phablet


Liquid gold? We had the opportunity to test out a pre-series mode

Chic design; Good manufacturing quality; Bright display; Low energy consumption; Good performance scores

Little internal storage space; (Currently) poorly tuned monitor; (Currently) somewhat ramshackle back cover; Short battery life; Bad camera

How fast you get used to the bigger screen.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Daniel P. (

Acer Liquid S1 Review


The phablet category is getting quite the love from phone makers this season, and Acer is throwing a horse in the race with the Liquid S1. Its specs are decidedly in the lower midrange category, with an HD screen and a MediaTek processor, but Acer made...

Dual SIM connectivity ; Wide-angle front camera

Heavy, crude design ; Weak processor ; Bad screen viewing angles ; Subpar call quality

Acer's first phablet effort, the Liquid S1, is just that - an effort. The heavy and cumbersome design paired with weak chipset, subpar display and camera performance, form an underwhelming Android device.

Sep, 2013

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:2400
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):450
Standby time (3G):450
Talk time (2G):11
Talk time (3G):11

Call management

Caller ID: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes


Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:2
Sensor Type:BSI
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 720p


Colour of product:Black / White
Form factor:Bar


Display diagonal:14.5
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
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


E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:Swype


Audio formats supported:MP3 / Yes
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:JPEG XR
Video formats supported:H.264


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


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G:No / Yes
3G standards:HSDPA, HSUPA / HSPA+
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE
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

Bundled software:Google Chrome\nGoogle Play / Polaris Office\nSwype Keyboard\nGoogle Keep\nEvernote
Cables included:USB
Carrying case: Yes
Headset included: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.2 / 4.2.2 / 4.2.2 Jelly Bean / Android 4.2 Jelly Bean / Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0


Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A7
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:MEDIATEK
Processor frequency:1.5
Processor Model:MT6589T


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


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / microSDHC
Internal RAM:1024
Internal ROM:8192
Internal storage capacity:8


Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.5 / 9.6
Height :16.3
Weight:180 / 195