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Acer Liquid Gallant Duo landing in August with rock bottom price and above average specs


Ice Cream Sandwich. 1GHz Processor. 1GB RAM. 4GB Internal Storage. 4.3" QHD Display. 5 Megapixel Camera with LED Flash. Oh, and Dual SIM. Available in white and black. All for <£150? Admit it, you're intrigued aren't you!

The specs above belong to the Acer Liquid Gallant Duo, which is not only the worst named phone in the history of the world, but also an interesting new assault on the low end market from the disappointing-of-late Acer.

The full specs...
  • CPU speed: 1GHz, MTK 6575
  • Platform: Android Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Network: HSPA/WCDMA 900/2100 MHz / Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz / (Band frequency, HSPA availability, and data speed are operator dependent)
  • Dual SIM
  • Memory: Internal phone storage: 4GB / RAM: 1GB / microSD slot (up to 32GB)
  • Display: 4.3-inch touch screen with qHD resolution
  • GPS: Internal GPS antenna
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Digital compass, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth® 3.0 + EDR / Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11b/g/n / 3.5 mm stereo audio jack / Standard micro-USB
  • Camera: 5 megapixel camera, LED flash
  • Battery: Li-ion battery 1500 mAh
  • Weight: 145 grams with battery
  • Dimensions: (LxWxT): 129 x 65,9 x 9,9 mm
While their recent releases have been underwhelming, I do have fond memories of my original Acer Liquid, despite it's more-flexible-than-a-rubber-band construction.

The big unknown on the spec sheet is the 'MTK 6575', not a CPU i'm familiar with, but it apparently has been shipping out on all sorts of cheap Chinese devices (you know the ones I mean) already.

The ALGD (as it shall now be known) is slated for release 8th August 2012, in both black and white, via Expansys priced at only £148.99!

As the champions of low cost devices, this is a device MoDaCo will definitely keep a keen eye on!

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I had a zte crescent acer's built quality is much better.

The screen is very good, very responsive, it takes about 5 seconds to find signal, nothing to worry about.

Acer's processor is in a different league compared to crescent's.

The speaker of acer is excellent youtube music sounds great.


baseband version: Acer_AV041_MT6575_E350_1.000.08

kernel version 3.0.13

build number Acer_AV041_E350_1.000.08_EMEA_FR
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Can you put a link to the video please???

Thanks!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Go9sgu--Ex8

Infos about jelly bean start at 40s of the video

EDIT: I have send an email to acer to try to clear that out.
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Acer Liquid Gallant Duo antutu benchmark score is: 3809 all default vs 2996 for huawei g300
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No I didn't have any experience with a chinese manufacturer. I'm just saying that to warn you to know what to expect. I mean, a HD screen at this price will not be very good except maybe if this compagny does a device like the blade that was very very good for the price. About the screen that they choose to change I had a different oppinion, that they didn't made enought money on the phone at the end so they went with cheaper (lower quality) screen. About the camera, I looked at some video on youtube of a french seller, and he stated that the 8 mpx were in fact 5 mpx rename in china. I can give you the link if you speak french. At the end I'm not saying this is crap and you should not buy this, I'm just saying that at this price you will get a plastiky phone with terrible screen colors, camera and a GPS that takes about 15 min to find a signal (yeah that's another thing on mediatek chips) I think that liquid gallant suffer from this problem too. But if you ends up buying the device anyway, I'll be happy if you can prove me wrong.

Okay, I will take your views/opinions into consideration... I will just have to wait until people ( devs included ) that will get one will entice me to get one as well...

hum... maybe I was wrong. The phone is referenced everywere with an IPS display, so the screen quality is maybe better than I thought.
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I was going to buy this but Asda sells LG Prada for 179 atm...
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Lg prada has great specifications but I believe acer's screen is better- higher resolution.
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Lg prada has great specifications but I believe acer's screen is better- higher resolution.


Higher res but Prada has NFC, 8 MP rear cam with touch zoom, 1.3 front cam, 1080 video and dual core and HDMI via MHL.
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Sorry to crash this thread but I would love to get one of these --> http://android-sale.com/jiayu-g3.html if people here are also getting one for developing ICS & eventually JB on it?... Although it's great just as it is... It's not quite released for purchasing but when it does, I will assume it will go like the clappers, especially in China!...


http://tweakers.net/...u-g3-zwart.html

Damn, that looks like a sexy phone, cheap and more powerful than the Acer as well... maybe i ordered (and payed for) the Gallant just a couple of hours too soon :(
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Acer Liquid Gallant Duo antutu benchmark score is: 3809 all default vs 2996 for huawei g300


I get 4309 with default settings for the Acer. Not rooted, stock ROM.

But i'm thinking of returning it because a major dealbreaker for me is the bluetooth not working with the car kit music controls. I'd consider the Jiayu G3 (see above) if i were sure it worked on that phone. That phone uses the same brand chipset though... and it's not clear yet if it's a ICS problem or hardware related.
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