As the industry moves forward, you no longer need to pay top dollar to find a capable smartphone.
While last year you could barely find any dual-core devices in the mid-range, you can now even treat yourself to a pair of Krait cores without breaking the bank.
If getting the most bang for your buck is high on your priority list for the holiday shopping, the Acer CloudMobile S500 is one of the most interesting offering on the market right now. Offering an excellent feature set at a very attractive price point, it promises to deliver extremely solid smartphone experience while saving you some cash in the same time.
But don't just take our word for it - take a look at its key specs yourselves.
720p display, 8 MP snapper and dual-core Krait processor with a gig of RAM Ė you donít see many of those in the mid-range, let alone on a single smartphone. The Acer CloudMobile S500 is also willing to throw in a microSD card slot and Dolby Mobile audio enhancements to round up the package.
Sure enough Ė this one lacks Jelly Bean at this stage, but then again, most of its competitors havenít gone past Ice Cream Sandwich either. The tiny battery should be posing a bigger concern for potential buyers. The 1460mAh juice pack has lots of pixels to feed and we are curious how it will fare in our battery test.
Still, thereís no such thing as a perfect smartphone, but the Acer CloudMobile S500 ticks so many of the right boxes, that itís off to an excellent start. Letís see if the positive impressions stand after the unboxing and hardware inspection. We start right after the jump.