Latest Acer phone news

Battery boom: Acer Zest Plus phone crams in 5,000mAh for two-day life
Battery boom: Acer Zest Plus phone crams in 5,000mAh for two-day life By Mike Lowe

It's not often we see an Acer phone - as most of them don't end up in the UK - but the just-announced Acer Zest Plus has got one really big thing going for it: a massive 5,000mAh battery capacity.That's more capacious than even the likes of the Huawei... Read more

Acer Jade Primo Windows 10 phone turns into a PC when you attach a keyboard
Acer Jade Primo Windows 10 phone turns into a PC when you attach a keyboard By Stuart Miles

Acer has showcased a new smartphone at IFA in Germany that will turn into a PC when you connect the accompanying keyboard that comes in the box.The new "PC Phone" will be called the Jade Primo, and will use the new Microsoft Continuum feature in Microsoft's... Read more

Acer Predator 6 is a high end smartphone aimed at gamers
Acer Predator 6 is a high end smartphone aimed at gamers By Rik Henderson

During its pre-IFA press conference, Acer announced a new smartphone it is aiming squarely at gamers. High-end and powerful, the Acer Predator 6 has a 6-inch screen and deca-core MediaTek processor - that's 10-cores of power - and there is 4GB of RAM... Read more

Acer improves the Liquid Jade with brighter, faster Liquid Jade Z
Acer improves the Liquid Jade with brighter, faster Liquid Jade Z By Rik Henderson

Although it's not been long since the last Liquid Jade smartphone was released - Pocket-lint tested one back in November - the company has announced an upgrade, the Acer Liquid Jade Z.The new Android LTE handset has a 5-inch HD IPS display, much like... Read more

Acer Liquid M220: Company's first Windows Phone handset embraces a budget mentality
Acer Liquid M220: Company's first Windows Phone handset embraces a budget mentality By Rik Henderson

As part of a slew of Acer announcements during its pre-Mobile World Congress press event, the company has unveiled its first ever Windows Phone 8.1 handset, the Liquid M220. However, it's unlikely to compete too much with Microsoft's more popular Lumia... Read more

Acer announces entertainment-focused Liquid Z500 smartphone
Acer announces entertainment-focused Liquid Z500 smartphone By Britta O'Boyle

Acer has announced a host of new products during its IFA 2014 press conference in Berlin, including the Acer Liquid Z500 smartphone that offers a focus on entertainment.The Acer Liquid Z500 is all about the sound, featuring HD front-facing speakers with... Read more

Acer Liquid Z5 offers a 5-inch display, middling specs
Acer Liquid Z5 offers a 5-inch display, middling specs By Chris Hall

Acer is looking to bring the fight to the budget smartphone wars with the newly announced Acer Liquid Z5. This Android phone features a 5-inch display, but will be on sale for just €169.That might make it sound like a natural competitor for the excellent... Read more

Acer Liquid S2 6-inch phablet official and IFA-bound, able to record 4K video
Acer Liquid S2 6-inch phablet official and IFA-bound, able to record 4K video By Rik Henderson

Acer has officially announced its new phablet device ahead of an IFA unveiling later this week. The Acer Liquid S2 comes with a 6-inch Full HD 1920 x 1080 IPS display, 13-megapixel camera, and will be one of the first devices to unlock the 4K video recording... Read more

Acer Liquid ZX: Acer's incoming 3.5-inch Android smartphone
Acer Liquid ZX: Acer's incoming 3.5-inch Android smartphone By Chris Hall

Acer's president of smartphone ST Liew has revealed to Pocket-lint that the company will soon be launching a 3.5-inch Android device, which we believe will launch as the Acer Liquid ZX."We believe that we will capture small-screen smartphone and large-screen... Read more

Acer on Android: Design, enabling hardware and a nod to Samsung
Acer on Android: Design, enabling hardware and a nod to Samsung By Chris Hall

When Acer announced it was entering the smartphone business at Mobile World Congress 2009, we couldn't quite take it seriously. The message seemed to be volume and price, but wasn't wholly realistic in our eyes, not with the competition digging in for... Read more

Acer holding off Windows Phone 8 handsets until Microsoft can build momentum
Acer holding off Windows Phone 8 handsets until Microsoft can build momentum By Chris Hall

Acer has confirmed that it is interested in producing Windows Phone 8 handsets, but has concerns about committing to the platform at this time.In an interview with Pocket-lint, Allen Burnes, EMEA vice-president for Acer smartphone, said that Acer liked... Read more

Acer Liquid S1: New 5.7-inch phablet announced at Computex
Acer Liquid S1: New 5.7-inch phablet announced at Computex By Stuart Miles

Acer has announced  a new smartphone-come-tablet, the Acer Liquid S1, at Computex on Monday.The new 5.7-inch "phablet", as it's called by the company, will come with a 5.7-inch HD 1280 x 720 resolution screen, be powered by a 1.5GHz processor and feature... Read more

Acer Liquid E1 and Z2 official - European launch confirmed
Acer Liquid E1 and Z2 official - European launch confirmed By Hunter Skipworth

Acer's Liquid E1 has been confirmed for European launch, while the as yet unannounced Liquid Z2 has also been revealed.We first saw the Liquid E1 in January. The phone runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, uses a dual-core 1 GHz processor and features 1GB of RAM... Read more

Acer and Intel unveil Liquid C1 smartphone headed for South East Asia
Acer and Intel unveil Liquid C1 smartphone headed for South East Asia By Jake Smith

Intel and Acer have joined hands to unveil the Liquid C1. The low-cost smartphone is headed to South East Asia to offer mobile phone access to more people through Intel's Lexington chip program. The Lexington chip, unveiled at CES 2013, is low-cost... Read more

Acer Liquid E1 announced, to be shown at Mobile World Congress
Acer Liquid E1 announced, to be shown at Mobile World Congress By Rik Henderson

Acer has expanded its Liquid E range of Android smartphones with a mid-range model that doesn't look too shabby. The Acer Liquid E1 has been unveiled in China already and is expected to make its European debut at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at... Read more

Acer unveils its Liquid Gallant smartphones complete with Ice Cream Sandwich and dual SIM
Acer unveils its Liquid Gallant smartphones complete with Ice Cream Sandwich and dual SIM By Danny Brogan

Acer has spilled the beans on two phones it will be showcasing at IFA this month. The Acer Liquid Gallant and Acer Liquid Gallant Duo are exactly the same beast, apart from the latter having dual-SIM capability.The phones will run Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream... Read more

Acer Liquid Glow Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone set for MWC
Acer Liquid Glow Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone set for MWC By Paul Lamkin

Acer, so often the forgotten player in team Android, has announced another handset that it will be showing off in Barcelona next week at Mobile World Congress - the Acer Liquid Glow.There's no detailed spec sheet at present for the first Liquid handset... Read more