April 18, 2011 by admin
|Nowadays, you won’t see that many small Smartphones that won’t cost you a fortune. If you are looking for a reasonably priced Android phone, the Acer Liquid Mini is one of the few devices that might make you happy. However, you should keep in mind that a low price doesn’t come without compromises and there are a few things you will have to give up on.
The processing power is set at 600MHz and the phone has 512MB of RAM. Unfortunately, even with Android, this is not enough to keep things running perfectly smooth, so you might run into a few problems if you open too many applications at the same time. Movie playback is relatively smooth, so the only problem with the image quality is the lack of a larger screen. The 2GB microSD card offered by Acer is not nearly enough for storing movies, so you will have to buy a larger one if you want to take full advance of what this phone can offer. You can go up to 32GB, so you will have enough free space for quite a few movie and music files.
Gmail, Google Maps, and YouTube are preinstalled on the Acer Liquid Mini, so navigating around town and check your emails can be done easily and without too much hassle. There are a few other apps you can use if you want to view documents or listen to music, but for everything else, you will have to go to the app store and start searching for the appropriate software. Once you start downloading what you need, you will be surprised to see that this small phone can offer download speed of up to 7.2Mbps in 3G. This is a great feature, so internet browsing will be a breeze most of the time. The only problems will appear because of the low processing power. This means that flash content can’t be displayed and your phone will slow down on heavy pages.
The touch screen makes up for many things that are wrong with this phone. Any action will register clearly, navigating through the menus can be done with no problems, and even texting is not an issue once you get used it. This is one of the best things about this phone, so if you just want a device that you can use on a day to day basis for a little bit of everything, this might be it.
Pros and Cons
On the other side, the screen is a little small and the image quality is far from perfect. If you decide to expand the memory card to 32 GB for watching movies, you have to make sure that 3.2 inches is enough for you and that you are happy with the low resolution and overall poor viewing quality. It is not the worst screen in the business, but many other Smartphones can offer better results in this department.