With the IFA 2013 about to be unfolded, Acer jumps into the market by announcing officially Acer Liquid S2 – “The first Smartphone capable of capturing videos at 4K. In the terms of the camera capability it is one of the most powerful smartphone It also comes with a large screen and a premium processor. But is it the best android smartphone overall. Let’s have a detailed look.
Acer Liquid S2 is now officially announced.
Acer Liquid S2 specification
Display & Design
Acer Liquid S2 comes with large 6 inch capacitive LCD type touchscreen with IPS technology. It has got a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels with 367 ppi pixel density. It supports multitouch and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Dimensionwise this smartphone measure 166mm x 86mm x 9 mm.
Processor & OS
Acer Liquid S2 comes with a 2.2GHz Quad-Core Krait 400 CPU with Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 chipset. It also comes with adreno 330 GPU. Talking about the OS this Acer smartphones comes with android v4.2.2 . However seeing the processor and the chipset we do expect that it will be getting the Android 4.3 as well as the KeyLimePie update also.
This smartphone has also got a DTS sound enhancement technology.
Acer Liquid S2 Camera – This is what makes this smartphone being termed as the best android smartphone or the most powerful android smartphone. This Acer smartphone comes with 13MP primary rear snapper. This is an autofocus camera with LED ring flash. This camera also supports 27MP panorama shots. This smartphone as mentioned is capable of taking videos of 4K resolution at 30fps and 1080p resolution at 60fps. This for the first time any smartphone is capable of that resolution video recording.
It also comes with a 2MP front camera also capable of recording video at 1080p at 30fps.
The problem which i see in this smartphone is that this resolution video may cause some glitch when playing that video on a screen with considerably lower resolution. This in other aspects will also consume a considerable amount of battery. SO I do have a doubt if this is a great deal for Acer Liquid S2 or not. However this can only be known once this smartphone is launched.
Acer Liquid S2 comes with a 16GB internal memory and 2GB RAM. But for the most powerful smartphone with such recording capability this memory is very small. And i think Acer also know that hence they allowed the memory expansion via microSD card upto 128GB. Now this is really huge and frankly speaking, I don’t yet know any other smartphone with such expansion option.
|3G||Yes with 42.2Mbps Download Speed & 5.76 Mbps Upload Speed
LTE-A, Cat4, (50 Mbps UL & 150 Mbps DL)
|WLAN||Yes, Wi-Fi-802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, (with dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot, DLNA)|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v4.0 with A2DP|
Acer Liquid S2 Battery
Acer Liquid S2 comes with Li-Po battery of 3300mAh capacity. This is really great but still with the recording capability of 4k resolution, I doubt for how much time it will last. Backup times are not yet revealed. This smartphone is expected to be realesed somewhere in October this year.