Acer CloudMobile

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Acer CloudMobile review: an ambitious Android phone that arrived a little too late

Summary

Acer's CloudMobile is a solid smartphone that will serve most moderate level Android users, and shows promise for future devices from the brand

Pros
  • Great screenUseful software additionsExcellent performance
Cons
  • Front camera is poorCloud service not very flexible
Acer CloudMobile review: an ambitious Android phone that arrived a little too late
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Acer CloudMobile hands-on at MWC 2012

Acer CloudMobile moves to China, dumps Android for Aliyun

Acer CloudMobile available in the UK at long last, is priced at £290

It's been a while since we last took a look at a smartphone from Acer. Today's offering -- the S500 CloudMobile -- however, might not be all that unfamiliar, having first met our eyes way back at MWC in spring. This time around Acer presents us with a leaner, slicker, much more design-conscious handset, one that isn't just about the pretty looks, either.

With a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus processor, 1GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel camera and a 720p display, all for £289 SIM-free, it's pitched against similarly specced phones like the HTC One S. In short, it's yet another alternative for people seeking a full-featured smartphone, except it comes without the pocket-draining price tag. More importantly for Acer, however, is the chance to get back onto people's smartphone radars. So, now that the CloudMobile has gently drifted over our shores, does it have us looking to the sky, or putting on our raincoats of indifference? Read on to find out.

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Breakdown

Reception and call quality
8.0
Display
8.0
Battery life
6.0
Camera
6.7
Ease of use
8.0
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Specs

CloudMobile

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Screen size
4.3 inches
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Specs

CloudMobile

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Screen size
4.3 inches
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