Acer Liquid E Ferrari SE

Acer is gas and goes with a Ferrari special edition of liquid S at the start. It comes to an early stop in the qualifying for the fiery red Android or is there but the pole position?

  1. Acer liquid E Ferrari SE
  2. Data sheet
  3. Rating

At first glance the most Touchphones look alike with their black or dark grey hull and a handful of mechanical buttons confusingly. The Ferrari special edition of the Acer liquid E is there at least visually and with bright red and the distinctive emblem of the Scuderia Ferrari immediately catches the eye. While the traditional sports car manufacturer from Italy is absolutely in the foreground: with in the packaging, Acer puts a protective bag held also in the Ferrari design and a matching Bluetooth headset.

The ramping up of smartphones is accompanied by gentles engine noise, a red sports car adorns the launcher and for incoming calls, you feel like on a race track. More images, sounds and videos around the world of the cult car wait for real fans and connoisseurs in the media gallery.

Second-class body

And where it says Ferrari, also power it must be: the Qualcomm processor of end of clock with 768 MHz is good on the installed hardware and doing his thing as a whole very neat. However, the freely available device memory with around 150 MB for a Smartphone of this price class is but somewhat scarce. Because with a price of around 500 euros, the Acer is liquid E Ferrari SE to the rather more expensive Android models on the market.

The material used does not do justice to this claim; Here it must have been like to something more than an ordinary plastic housing although Acer can be no slouch in the handling and the components optimally has matched into a smooth whole. Only the display cover is not without reproach: greater pressure, light streaks show up at various points of the screen.

The capacitive screen responds to finger touches as a whole very well, scrolling works entries in larger documents, or men without delay. Even multi touch gestures, such as the bigger smaller zoom in on Web pages, are very reliably detected. 3.5-inch screen size is not too big and not too small, contents are spick-and-span and detail with 480 x 800 pixels – and contrasts represented.

The on-screen virtual QWERTY keyboard can be operated in cross direction, but even then, timing and dexterity of the Scribbler is required. Not infrequently we have typed in the test a miss and caught the wrong letter – this works much better on other models.

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The four sensor buttons below the screen, typically served with an Android Smartphone are vulnerable to unwanted entries. However, the actions at a high level is, because with some care the control works quite well. Google’s high fliers operating system comes at the Acer liquid E Ferrari SE Eclair version 2.1; an update to Android 2.2 should be available according to the manufacturer this year. Unlike at the Acer stream Android in pure form as a user interface is provided here.

Acer enriches the surface only with own widgets, which can be freely placed next to program shortcuts, folders, and favorite contacts on the five-part homescreen. The two preset and Disconnectable on demand media and Web Player widgets, which clearly represent appropriate content and make it available in the blink of an eye liked it very much.

Otherwise Acer brought some way the soft content, inter alia with a bar code reader, an alternative multimedia player and a simulation game through the Android standard. The “Media Server” tool allows access via network on your Smartphone to view stored pictures on a corresponding TV for example on the phone. To fully customize the phone with additional software to individual needs, is a variety of different applications available in the Android market.

Far away from the podium

At the pit stop in the Testfactory engineers measuring the Acer have subjected to liquid E Ferrari SE of a thorough inspection and checked its performance under laboratory conditions. It was found that the liquid Burns E as the racing cars of the patron abundant energy: the measurements showed just over four hours run assets in the typical mix of uses – for everyday use, this means let the Red Acer phone with intensive messaging, random surfing, several phone calls and prolonged listening to music in the best case is for a day. Send and receive quality fail modest both in the GSM and UMTS network, while the acoustics on the phone – a quiet background noise in receive direction sounds – very well.

The pole position is thus far from E Ferrari SE the Acer liquid. Who demands excellence from his Smartphone, must look around so the competition. Who, however, especially optical wants to stand out from the crowd and also has a penchant for fast Italian sports car, which get Edition with this special not only a solid Android – basic equipment, but also nice Acer and Ferrari gimmicks.

Data sheet

FACILITIES
SYSTEM
Operating system
Processor / clock speed (MHz)
internal memory (MB)
Memory card slot
QWERTY keyboard / touchscreen / multitouch
Battery type / variable
SCOPE OF DELIVERY
Headset / data cable
Size of memory card
Charging cable for the car / holder for your car
CONNECTIVITY
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
GPRS / EDGE / UMTS / LTE
HSDPA / HSUPA
Wi-FI standard
Bluetooth…
… Headset / Handsfree / A2DP
… Object push / OBEX / AVRCP
… SIM access, phone book / HID
USB type / storage / charging
DISPLAY
Type / size (inch)
Resolution (PX)
Number of colors
PHONE FUNCTION
Call list / language selection
Brokering
Situation profiles / airplane mode / vibrating alert
Handsfree / mute
MESSAGING
Email / POP3 / IMAP / HTML
SMS / MMS
PIM
Contact management
Phone numbers / E-Mail addresses (number per contact)
Image / notes field / date of birth
Appointment management
Day / week / month view
weekly / annual events
Alarm clock when device is off
Sync: Outlook / Mac
Notes: Outlook-sync
ToDo-list
OFFICE
Look at Word / edit
Consider Excel / edit
PDF Viewer / calculator / voice memo
BROWSER
Web / frame / Java / Java scripting
Flash / https / home / Favorites
MULTIMEDIA
Audio format: MP3 / WMA / M4A / AAC
Video player / full screen display
Video format: 3GP / MP4 / WMV
Integrated camera
Resolution (megapixel)
NAVIGATION
Receiver GPS / A-GPS
Navi-software / onboard / offboard
Navi / route planner
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Dimensions in mm
Weight (grams)
MEASURED VALUES
Endurance D power (hours)
Endurance interview E-Netz (hours)
Endurance conversation UMTS (hours)
type. Endurance (hours)
standard radiation factor / SAR value (manufacturer)

Rating

TEST RESULTS
ENDURANCE (100)
Endurance talk (35)
Persistence display mode (65)
FACILITIES (170)
System (15)
Scope of delivery (10)
Display (40)
Connectivity (15)
Phone features (10)
Messaging (15)
PIM (15)
Office (5)
Web browser (15)
Camera (15)
Music and video (10)
Navigation (5)
HANDLING (140)
Ease of handling
User interface
Processing quality
MEASUREMENTS (90)
Transmission and reception quality GSM (30)
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (30)
Acoustic measurements send (15)
Acoustic measurements receiving (15)
tested in issue: 11/10