Acer Liquid E700 looks like any other quad core powered smartphone, but it’s different. The E700 come with triple SIM slots and a micro SD card slot. The handset also comes packed with a powerful battery of 3500 mAh. Check the review to know more.
It is a recyclable box printed with Soy Ink. Inside you will find the E700 handset, data cable, travel charger, earphone, warranty and user manual. SAR value as mentioned on the box : 0.713 W/kg.
Design, Display and OS
The Acer Liquid E700 has got a unique look. The rear is black colour with matte finish and the front screen glass is curved inwards on the top and bottom. Body is made up of plastic, with good build and finishing. The front top and the front bottom are curved outwards. A single loudspeaker is placed on the front bottom below the navigation buttons. The front camera also comes with front LED flash support.
Handset weight with non-removable battery is 156 grams and dimensions are 72.97 x 147.00 x 9.8 mm.
Power button and 3.5mm audio jack is placed on the top and micro USB plus volume rockers are on the right side. There is a special button on the rear side just below the camera lens. It is called the Acer Rapid and it can be used as a camera button when using the camera app or you can press it to switch on the screen and unlock the phone simultaneously or long press to load the camera app.
This handset comes with triple (3) Micro SIM slots and all of the SIM slots support 3G. There is micro SD card slot too. The touchscreen is 5 inches supporting 1280 x 720 pixels resolution, touch is smooth and also supports Glove mode. Viewing angles are okay.
There is LED notification and the following sensors – accelerometer, light, proximity and magnetic.
The Liquid E700 runs Android 4.4.2 out of the box with customized UI.
Memory and Storage
There is 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage. From the 2GB RAM you will get around 1.3GB free on the first boot and of the 16GB internal storage there is about 12GB of space for user / apps. Apps can also be installed on the external storage. OTG is supported.
The Liquid E700 is using the 1.3GHz quad core powered MediaTek MT6582 chipset with Mali 400 MP GPU. I did not find any issues with the performance.
|Vellamo||Metal (749) Multi core (1213) Browser (1654)|
|Multi Touch||5 point|
I played the usual Modern Combat 5 and the Asphalt 8 and both games did well. Asphalt 8 was playable in high graphics mode. And both these games got installed on the external storage.
Entertainment and Camera
The handset can play Full HD videos. There is 8MP rear AF camera and 2MP front facing camera. The camera interface is different and when you tap the screen for manual focus you will get a circle and a square, at times this circle / square might get quite confusing.
The camera quality is very good. Front camera also comes with LED flash support. Rear camera can shoot Full HD videos.
Native video calling is not supported. No issues found with 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth. The in-call sound is good but the speaker sound is a slightly lower than what I usually experience with other handsets in general.
The E700 comes with a good 3500 mAh built in battery. You can expect continuous battery backup of 5 to 9 hours (moderate to heavy usage).
|Task||Time||Battery drop (%) (max temp)|
|Running Benchmark apps||23 minutes||4% (34)|
|FHD video playback with Wi-Fi on + full brightness||21 minutes||6% (35)|
|MC5 + Asphalt 8 GamePlay||20 minutes||4% (36)|
|Full wall Charge||2 hours 58 minutes||14% to 100%|
The Acer Liquid E700 is using the MediaTek quad core handset. There is a good 2GB RAM and 16GB storage, you can install apps on external storage and OTG is supported. Battery backup is impressive.
E700 is priced at Rs. 11,999 – for this price tag you can easily get an octa core smartphone but what makes the E700 unique is the triple SIM slots. So if you are currently using 3 SIM’s this is a very good option to consider.
E700 Image Gallery
Sample Images shot using the Liquid E700
Front camera sample