Supersized phones are suitable increasingly prevalent, and each phone manufacturer worth its brackish at this point has single featuring in its permanent of policy. Acer laptop battery has followed up its leading 6-inch 'phablet' — the Liquid S1 — with a further gifted classic, the Liquid S2.
By the side of £429 (inc. VAT), Acer's original phablet is further reasonable than its competition: You'll forfeit £480 in place of Samsung's Galaxy jot down 3, £499 in place of the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, £560 in place of Nokia's Lumia 1520 and £599 in place of the HTC single get an A on.
Acer's Liquid S2 has a 6-inch IPS screen, weighs 229g and delivers a claimed 13 hours of parley while from its 3,300mAh battery. It runs machine 4.2.2. (Image: Acer)
The Liquid S2 has a 6-inch screen, which makes it a full-size phone in place of some distribute or else short. Measuring 83mm thick by 163mm deep by 9.6mm thick, you're departure to struggle to make across the device in place of one-handed work. Because such, it has to provide something an regular-sized handset can't, and earn its place featuring in a tech arsenal with the aim of may perhaps besides include a tablet, a notebook and perhaps a lesser phone too.
Come again? You don't acquire at this point is the Samsung-style capability to endorse particular parts of the user interface to the gone or else remedy in place of easier one-handed work. You can work out this with the dial pad on the Galaxy jot down 3, in place of exemplar. Nor work out you acquire a stylus in place of text-based input.
Particular skin texture exploit the great screen though. There's a neat add-on app called Live Screen, with which you can explain a screenshot or else photo, or else withdraw on-screen from graze. Sketching passй an clue, annotating a screen-grabbed plan, even mixing lexis and drawings jointly featuring in single place, is further feasible on a phablet screen than it would survive on a lesser handset.
You acquire a round version of Polaris company, which wealth you can create and edit Microsoft Office-compatible papers. I found it further comfortable to create papers or else prolonged email responses on the Liquid S2 than on smartphones with lesser screens.
A vital original highlight from Acer is its suite of 'floating apps' — four applications with the aim of sit on top of whatever to boot is at present on-screen. There's a calculator and a note-taker, plus a camera app and Google Maps. It's not a particularly sophisticated suite, and Acer laptop battery may well think a barely harder on the subject of how to confer itself an interface. Samsung's two-apps-side-by-side highlight is single exemplar of how large-screen handsets can supply a bright lead completed lesser policy.
The 6in. Screen has a declaration of 1,080 by 1,920 pixels (368ppi), which is like a dream lovely as much as necessary in place of watching capture on tape or else recitation text — ebooks, jungle pages, emails and papers all looked fine. There's a match up of stereo speakers on single prolonged interface, someplace you are not likely to cover them with a distribute as soon as holding the device. I was impressed with sound quality via the provided earphones, but a smaller amount so by speakers themselves.
The broad-spectrum specifications are lovely. Machine 4.2.2 is a barely behind the time, but the Liquid S2 does support LTE — its predecessor had two SIM slots, but this while series there's in the past few minutes the single. There's dual-band wi-fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) and Bluetooth (4.0), plus support in place of DLNA, Wi-Fi sincere and NFC. The mainframe is the top-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 with 2GB of RAM behind it, and the 16GB of interior luggage compartment can survive supplemented via a Micro-SD tag slot.
4K capture on tape recording
A 4-LED ring instant helps to boost the highest camera's low-light performance, but the headline camera highlight is its capability to capture ultra-high-resolution 4K capture on tape — something, admittedly, you'll solitary go up in price if you're able to tease back 4K capture on tape (not likely either on this handset or else on nearly everyone TVs). The rear camera choice besides soundtrack 1080p capture on tape by the side of 60 frames apiece moment, allowing in place of slow-motion playback. There's besides a 2Mpixel front camera with the aim of can soundtrack 1080p capture on tape by the side of regular frame toll.
The battery is a 3,300mAh piece with the aim of was lovely in place of a day's usual work featuring in our tests. However, if you work out a destiny of GPS-based navigation or else gaming, or else beat the 4G connection, followed by you may perhaps give a changed experience of battery life. The battery is not not fixed, so the Nano-SIM and Micro-SD slots are on the carcass edges. Acer claims 13 hours of parley while and 700 hours on stand-in.
The Liquid S2 is an delightful handset, with rounded edges and a harsh be over to the red backplate. The design won't suit each taste, but it does confer Acer laptop battery's phablet a distinctive look.
Acer has worked relentless to put together the Liquid S2 changed, with skin texture like 4K capture on tape recording and a suite of balanced apps. But particular further exciting apps and better large-screen usability, in place of exemplar, would survive accept.