The Acer Liquid E3 is similar in hardware to the Moto G, but comes with better cameras.
Even though Acer had decent offerings in the form of the Liquid S1 and Liquid S2, it struggled to find mainstream consumer attention. The manufacturer isn’t conceding defeat, however, and has redoubled its efforts for 2014. Acer’s first device this year is the Liquid E3, a $270 mid-range handset that is targeted at emerging markets.
From a hardware standpoint, the Liquid E3 is very similar to the Moto G. While it does feature a slightly larger 4.7-inch screen to the Moto G’s 4.5-inch offering, the E3 comes with a 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU. The processor isn’t known, but it is likely to feature four Cortex A7 cores. The E3 comes with 4 GB internal storage, 1 GB RAM, Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS. The device comes with a 13MP camera at the back that features an ultra-fast focusing sensor and LED flash. The 2MP camera at the front also comes with a flash.
At the back of the E3, Acer has included a button that can turn the device on with a long press. While the device is active, the button can be used to answer calls or take images. In addition, the Liquid E3 features the AcerFloat UI on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The device is scheduled to make the switch to Android 4.4 KitKat soon. Acer is set to showcase the Liquid E3 at the Mobile World Congress next week.