We had a run in with the Acer Liquid E1 at Acer's MWC 2013 booth and we thought we'd share our impressions with our readers.
Announced last month, the Acer Liquid E1 has a dual-core 1 GHz processor, a 4.5" qHD (540 x 960) IPS LCD screen and is running on Android 4.1.1 Jelly bean.
The phone reflects the current state of midrange in its exterior. It's fully wrapped in plastic, the finish reminiscent of the Acer CloudMobile S500. The E1 has a nice and distinct rubbery feel to it and we imagine it would be very hard for you to let it slip out of your fingers accidentally.
At the back there's a 5 MP camera with a single LED flash and a secondary mic on either side. The back panel is textured for a bit of a rugged look.
The eye-catching stuff here are two speakers at the top and bottom. We didn't have a chance to properly test them, but they are a nice thing to have.
We also snapped a couple of pictures of the Acer Liquid E1 in white. Things are in exactly the same spot as on the black one but we find the white version more fetching than the black - it's a personal thing though.