Acer Liquid Metal

  • Acer Liquid Metal
72
Based on 23 scores, 34 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    1
  • Good:
    10
  • Average:
    7
  • Bad:
    5

Pros:

  • Display, Android 2.2, Looks, camera, HD video recording
  • WiFi, 3G & GPS, Dolby Mobile, Browser Works Well, Less Expensive Than Other HighEnd Smartphones
  • Better build quality; good in the hand, Low price, Info on the lock screen, 720p video and good outdoor photography, Good battery life, Topmounted email notifier, Hotspot on some carriers.

Cons:

  • Sound output, battery life, price
  • UI Design Won't Please Everybody, Poor Camera, Battery Underperforms, Video Playback is Choppy

Expert reviews and ratings

By CoolSmartphone on -

The Acer Liquid Metal has been out for a few months now, at the time of writing you could get one for £263 which puts it the same sort of price bracket as the Motorola Defy and the Samsung Galaxy Ace. So first of all we shall have a look at some...

By Tracy and Matt's Blog on -

The Liquid Metal is, truthfully a feeble attempt by Acer to compete with the likes of HTC, Samsung and Motorola. There is no network support by any of the carriers and frankly I am not surprised. The Breeze UI skin put on by Acer is god damn awful....

By CIOL on -

The Liquid series of Android phones have not really found many takers due to their high price and better available options from competitors. The Acer Liquid and the Liquid E smartphones that were launched in 2009 and early 2010 were good devices. Now...

By PCWorld India on 72

The Acer Liquid Metal is the newest Android smartphone from Acer & comes with a brand new UI and HD video recording....

By Electronista on 50

In many ways, the Liquid Metal now represents the way Acer builds a budget PC. It's built with better materials than in the past and has impressive specifications for the price. However, on digging deep, it's also clear that both the PC and the...

By PC Advisor on 70

Solid. The Acer Liquid Metal Android smartphone looks good and fits neatly in the hand, and it was a pleasure surfing the web. Carrie-Ann Skinner...

By Pocket-lint on 70

Overall the Acer Liquid Metal is a good device. We’re impressed with the level of customisation that Acer have undertaken - it makes it distinctive with the added addition that if you want to revert back to standard Android you can in a flash....

By Tech2 on 60

ConnectivityFrom 3G, EDGE and Wi-Fi (with tethering and Hot spot net sharing capabilities), to Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and USB 2.0, the Acer Liquid Metal is covered for connectivity. With Froyo on board, Adobe Flash 10.1 is also part of the deal...

By HardwareZone.com on 75

The Liquid Metal is decidedly a decent all-round smartphone which sports a decent screen size, adequate processing power, reasonable audio/multimedia capabilities and high battery mileage . We weren't such big fans of its bulky and fingerprint-crazy...

By IT Reviews on -

Acer has done well with the Liquid Metal. The somewhat quirky Android skin won't appeal to everyone and more internal storage would have been nice, but there are some neat touches which help this smartphone stand out from the crowd....

By ElectricPig.co.uk on 40

Back to the drawing board, AcerAcer made a cracking debut with Android a year and a half ago, but we can’t help but feel that the company has lost its way in the mobile market since then. Its current software overlay on top of Android is a...

By Trusted Reviews on 70

After releasing a flurry of handsets towards the middle of last year, Acer has been relatively quiet on the smartphone front lately with just the lacklustre breaking its silence. However, now it's back with the Acer Liquid Metal - a smartphone...

By CNET UK on 60

Black is white and up is down in the Acer Liquid Metal's topsy-turvy custom user interface. Happily, you can turn it off, resulting in a perfectly passable Android 2.2 smart...

By ZDNet UK on 79

The Liquid Metal is attractively priced given its generally impressive specifications, which are marred only by the somewhat sluggish 800MHz processor. We have no serious complaints about the design, while the screen extremely vibrant — if a...

By Phone Arena on 80

As a phone the Acer Liquid Metal performed very well. The voices in the earpiece were loud and clear sounding, without hissing. Thanks to the dual noise-cancelling microphones the other party said they could hear our voices clearly, and the traffic...

By DigitalVersus on 80

The Liquid Metal is a very good value mid-range Android smartphone. We preferred its impressive battery life and its practical interface to its design which, quite frankly, is more plasticky than the phone's name...

By IT PRO on 83

The Acer Liquid Metal runs Android 2.2 and on top of that sits Acer’s Breeze skin. This delivers a rather different take both on accessing widgets and how a home screen is structured. You'll either love it or hate it. You can drop it and use...

By TechRadar on 60

Acer has stuck with the same UI as the Acer Stream for the new Acer Liquid Metal, and if you hated it before, you'll probably still hate it. But the Liquid Metal costs £299 SIM free, while the Stream costs £329 as we write.The relatively...

By 3G UK on 80

The Liquid Metal is definitely the best handset from Acer so far, but it does have a lot of heavyweight competition - in the shape of HTC, Samsung and Apple phones. While they all produce better-equipped devices, Acer has a few tricks of its own up...

By Mobile Choice on 80

Acer’s best mobile phone to date benefits from the Android Froyo OS, but Acer should take credit for adding their own take on proceedings, while the price tag is another plus...