Now that the technology trend is fast changing there are rapid changes in mobile devices. The unrelenting spread of technology across all domains has made us witness mobile devices in many forms other than Smartphone and tablet. No wonder why the term phablet (smartphone+ tablet) is coined by technology experts to define these mobile devices. One such has recently been launched by Acer, Liquid S2 that is a stylish phablet said to be affordable. Let us find out more about it.
About Liquid S2
Acer Liquid S2 is a 6-inch phablet that is said to be the most affordable at $715.49. If we compare it against Galaxy Note 3 by Samsung that costs $800.54, Liquid S2 is still way cheaper. Its competitors like Nokia Lumia 1520 will cost you $933.97 and if you are thinking of purchasing HTC One Max then you will need to shell out an amount of $998.83. Looking at these figures it seems that the best and cheapest available option in phablet category is Acer Liquid S2. This is not the only reason why you should be tempted to purchase this device rather you go for it because of other reasons as well like the IPS screen, ability to deliver 13 hours talk time at a stretch, weighs 229g and a massive battery power of 3,300mAh. Additionally, you will love it for its advanced OS of Android 4.2.2.
If you are still thinking how big it is then consider this, it is not easy to pocket or to perform one palm operation as the 6-inch screen is huge. This phone measures 83mmx163mmx9.6mm that explains how difficult it would be to use it with one hand.
The only thing missing would be the technology and ability that Samsung offers. The UI and the way software interacts with a user is not possible with Liquid S2 including the dial pad that Galaxy Note 3 offers. Even the stylus is not included in the unit. However, with numerous options in the market you can choose any one of them which is compatible with your Acer phablet.
Screen and Hardware
The Liquid S2 will catch your eye, as you will appreciate its rounded edges; the chassis is metallic finish with a back cover that is in red tone. The 6-inch screen gives you a resolution of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels that is 368ppi. This means that this screen is not only large but also gives you amazing content display and crisp quality. You will enjoy surfing online, checking e-mails and even creating documents. The speakers of this phone are located on the edge at length that gives amazing sound quality, even if you use earphones you will love the audio quality. The battery power of 3,300mAh gives you a backup of 700 hours standby. However if you are planning to use 4G connectivity, GPS navigation and gaming then the battery usage time will significantly come down.
Other specifications include the following:
- Android 4.2.2 OS
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor
- RAM 2GB
- Internal Storage of 16GB
- MicroSD card slot along with Nano-SIM slot
- LTE support
- Dual band Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
- Bluetooth 4.0 version
- NFC, DLNA and Wi-Fi Direct
Live Screen App
Another interesting thing that you might immediately notice is the Live Screen, which is a recent addition by Acer. This app is capable of annotating a photo or a screen shot and even giving you the freedom to draw on your screen. This comes handy when you are brimming with ideas and need to scribble them immediately. Sketch out your plan of action on the screen or prepare a quick presentation including drawings and text. Additionally, Polaris Office version too is available that enables in creating and editing documents that are compatible with Microsoft Office. Due to the massive size of this phablet it would be easier to work along with document creation and editing.
The Floating Apps is yet another feature that is newly added by Acer in its Liquid S2 phablet. This feature enables in displaying four applications on home screen. Even if you are running any other program you can choose to use this feature to arrange most important apps on your immediate disposal whenever you require it.
4K video recording
You will be surprised to find out that Liquid S2 gives you 4 LED ring flash, this gives you amazing performance in capturing low-light shots. The headline camera is yet another feature that helps in capturing 4K video with high-resolution. The rear camera gives you 1080p video recording with 60 fps. The front facing camera is 2MP that will help you record 1080p video.
In conclusion to all that has been said about Acer Liquid S2, it seems that Acer has done its best in bringing out a phablet that is worth the money. Along with the device, you get a good processor, videos/ images, apart from the amazing feature of floating apps. Its crisp display and the 4K video recording make it a fascinating device for everyone.