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 – you don’t 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 – this one lacks Jelly Bean at this stage, but then again, most of its competitors haven’t 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, there’s no such thing as a perfect smartphone, but the Acer CloudMobile S500 ticks so many of the right boxes, that it’s off to an excellent start. Let’s see if the positive impressions stand after the unboxing and hardware inspection. We start right after the jump.
This phone is good but if your screen is crashed; then you can not find or replace the screen. I am also searching the screen of Acer s500 from 2013 to till now.
nice phone. there are already jelly bean update there. stock rom for jelly bean can get it in acerclub.ru
Only real issues were battery and ICS. Rooting updated my G500 to JB, and bigger battery (3200 mAh) with different back (thicker). Price also decent, at about 200-250 pounds in UK