The name Acer is usually only associated with computers and laptops. But now, this company is also starting to compete against the big names in the smartphone industry. Recently, it just introduced the Liquid S2 which is sporting new, creative and useful specifications. In the same way, Lenovo also just unveiled its Vibe X which is another smartphone that gadget lovers will have to check out and try. It features the latest technology but with an aura that does not necessarily make it premium. What can these mobile phones offer that others don’t?
Build and Design
In terms of the physical build, the Acer Liquid S2 has 166 x 86 x 8.99 mm of dimensions while the weight of the entire handset is still undetermined. Also, its height is 6 inches tall. When released in stores, there will be models with black and red colors which customers can choose from.
On the other hand, Lenovo’s Vibe X measures 144 x 74 x 6.9 mm, weighs 121 g and 5 inches tall. It has Polycarbonate material made within its body while an external button on the right is placed for volume control. It only will be available in gray color as far as the latest company information goes.
The Liquid S2, Acer’s latest smartphone will have an IPS LCD technology with a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and pixel density of 368 ppi. The screen is capacitive as well as multi-touch and protected by a scratch-resistant glass by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It also comes with light and proximity sensors.
In a similar manner, the Lenovo Vibe X is sporting an IPS LCD, 1920 x 1080 pixels of screen resolution, but a higher 441 ppi of pixel density. It will have a scratch-resistant glass Corning Gorilla Glass 3 to protect its capacitive and multi-touch display featured with light and proximity sensors.
Operating System and Hardware
Like other devices available in the market, the Acer Liquid S2 will run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system. It will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset along with a Quad core 2200 MHz Krait 400 processor. Integrated in the central processing unit is an Adreno 330 to support graphics. The system memory is 2MB RAM while the internal storage comes at 16GB. The memory card slot is compatible with MicroSD, MicroSDHC and MicroSDXC. The battery is a Li-Po 3300 mAh but further information is still unavailable.
On the other hand, the Vibe X by Lenovo will have a similar Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system, 2MB RAM, and 16GB of internal storage. The difference comes at the chipset which is a MediaTek MT6589T for this handset. The processor is a Quad core 1500 MHz ARM Cortex-A7 while the graphics processor is incorporated by PowerVR SGX544. Unfortunately, this device does not have a memory card slot available. Also, battery information has not been officially released by the company.
Camera and General Multimedia
The Acer Liquid S2 will have a 13MP camera with an aperture size of F2.2 and focal length of 28mm. Its features include an auto focus, LED flash, a back-illuminated sensor, exposure compensation, Geo-tagging and Panorama. The camcorder has 3840 x 2160 resolution while the camera at the front sports 2MP of quality. Meanwhile, the multimedia specification is comprised of an MP3 music player, FM, Stereo and RDS. Video playback is compatible with MPEG4, H.263 and H.264. Also, there is an LTE, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Alternatively, the Lenovo Vibe X will have the same 13MP camera that features an LED flash. Additional features include a back-illuminated sensor, face detection, touch focus and auto focus. The camcorder can capture videos at 1080p HD which takes 30 frames per second. There is also a frontal camera which takes 5MP images. More multimedia options include an MP3 music player, FM and video playback for MPEG4, H.263 and H.264 formats. There is also Wi-Fi, Bluetooth connectivity and GPS positioning.
The Liquid S2 handset by Acer is taller and built with better hardware as well as camera specifications. This gadget is great for individuals who are more interested in improving their creative sides by taking photos and videos and then posting it to social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Also, it comes with better multimedia options. Meanwhile, the Lenovo Vibe X is easier to be carried around because of its smaller size. Yet, it has a better display and screen specifications. The hardware is also acceptable although it does not come with an available memory card slot. This gadget is only functional in terms of doing less complicated tasks. It is still definitely lacking in some aspects and Lenovo could have done so much better.
Considering this general conclusion, which of these two mobile phones do you prefer?