Acer Liquid E3 (part V):

Written by on August 22, 2015 in Mobiles, Technology - No comments

Now talking about the messaging app, again if you can get past the green the messaging app is well designed, if focusing more on the functional than on aesthetics. There isn’t a whole lot that can be said about the messaging app or the native email or Gmail apps that hasn’t been said in other reviews though. They all work, and they all work well but that’s about it. In order to make the most of these though, you will need a decent keyboard. Acer’s offering here is a bit of a letdown though. Yes it provides a continuous swiping input, but the accuracy leaves a lot to be desired. This meant that inputting passwords was really difficult, especially if you aren’t able to see the characters that you are punching in. In order to get it to accept your Google password, it might take a lot of attempts, even typing each character slowly one by one.

The notifications are pretty much handled the same as every other handset, complete with the quick toggles that allow you to turn off things like Wi-Fi a lot easier. Also included is the ability to mute a certain type of notification. This can be done permanently, or for an hour, meaning you can stop annoying notifications. Those looking at media will certainly need to invest in a decent microSD card as there is only 4GB of internal storage. It is difficult to work out how a phone that has been so heavily engineered to creating a decent media experience can have such little space.

The final area that is essential to the modern Smartphone is the mobile browser. Like pretty much every handset that gets launched with Android or above, Sony being the only notable exception, the Acer Liquid E3 comes with both a native browser and Google Chrome. You’ll end up picking one and sticking to it, because in the end they’re both very similar if not almost identical. They both sync with your Google account and can download your bookmarks, but the market has always given the nod to Chrome as it syncs across all your devices just that little bit better.

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Camera:

For a phone that has made such a song and dance about the 13MP sensor that is packed into it, the Acer Liquid E3 doesn’t offer much in the way of software. Instead you’re left with a pretty standard affair, one that certainly doesn’t live up to Sony handsets, or even some of the Samsung offerings.

There are a few options to keep you entertained; scene modes including night, sunset, and snow, as well as the pretty standard color filtering in monochromatic or sepia fashion. Also included are a negative, aqua and black/whiteboards effects. Those with a little more camera experience will also be able to make use of the exposure and white balance toggles, but you may find out that these settings often go unused. If you really want to take your time and compose a shot like that, Acer can rest assured you would have a dedicated camera rather than a phone.

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