Liquid E3 (E380) - £275
Why this smartphone is built for you
The Acer Liquid E3
The Acer Liquid E3 is mid-range smartphone that runs on Android Jelly Bean. It is an upgrade to the Liquid E2 that has more power and an improved camera.
This phone has a 4.7 inch HD touchscreen (slightly bigger than on its predecessor) that displays in 312PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Liquid E3 has a 13MP camera with its own flash, can record video in up to 1080p and has a 2MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls.
Performance is provided by a 1.2GHz quad core processor and 1GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 68 out of 100.
The Liquid e3 has an estimated battery life of around 7 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 2000mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The Liquid E3 comes with 4GB internal storage and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 32GB external storage. It also comes with Google Drive installed which gives you an additional 15GB of free cloud storage.
The Liquid E3 has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit). It has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels.
This phone comes in a dual SIM version (called the E3 Duo) that enables you to pop in two SIM cards at once and choose the one you want to use. This comes in handy if you are planning to use your phone abroad extensively or want to keep your business and personal calls separate.
The Liquid E3 has an FM radio and an MP3 player with dual speakers. It is able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter Apps and it comes preloaded with Google Maps, Gmail, Chrome, Google+ and YouTube. Other apps, such as Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and Spotify are available to download from the Google Play Store, along with the latest music, films, TV shows and games.
The Acer Liquid E3 is a powerful and functional phone that has a competitive array of features. It has a good quality camera for a phone in this price range and the addition of a second SIM slot may prove a further selling point to international travelers.