6-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 800 and 4K video recording all part of Acer's newest high-end offering
Acer recently announced its latest Android smartphone, the Liquid S2, with a monstrous 6-inch display. The device has made the trip to IFA 2013 in Berlin, so we took a quick look at what it's all about.
First that display. Yes, it's 6-inches and therefore it's pretty huge. But at the same time the whole device didn't feel as large in the hand as some other supersized devices. Make no mistake; you won't be one handing this thing properly unless you're a giant. But it's pretty light considering the size, and has a nice matt finish on the rear so its actually pretty good to hold.
Hardware wise the Liquid S2 ticks all the boxes. 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU, 1080p IPS display, 2GB of RAM, 13MP rear camera and a 2MP front facer. And yes, it can shoot 4K video. The most disappointing thing about the hardware is 16GB of on-board storage we're seeing on this demo model. If you're shooting 4K video that'll fill up pretty quickly, but there is at least the option to expand using a microSD card.
The Liquid S2 is running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, and a largely un-molested version at that. Acer has traditionally been pretty good at leaving the core experience as Google intended, and this is no exception. There's a bunch of Acer's own apps that come pre-installed, but aside from wallpapers and widgets the overall look and feel is pretty much untouched.
First impressions are actually pretty good, and it's great to see that Acer has stuffed some truly top-of-the-line specs into their latest Android smartphone. Scroll a little further down for a quick hands on video and some more snaps of the Liquid S2.