Tuesday, 30 July 2013



#Acer #S1 #Phablet

Good evening, Synapse Circuit Readers! I hope you’re doing well and making the most out of your tech! Are you in the market for a phablet this year but wish to avoid paying premium prices? Check this out!

Here are three reasons why you should be interested in the S1 phablet:

1. Seamless business flow via AcerCloud and wireless presentation and print anywhere.
2. The 88 degree wide front camera captures more and has a personal mobile studio with movie maker.
3. Perfect control and boosted productivity with voice unlock, float caller so you never leave apps again and auto profile adjusts to where you are.

Display:                        5.7", HD (1280 x 720), 257 PPI
Main camera:               8 MP auto-focus, f2.0, 28 mm lens, BSI sensor, LED flash, 1080p video
Front camera:              2 MP, f2.2, 24 mm lens, 88° wide angle, BSI sensor, 720p video
Processor:                   Quad-core 1.5 GHz
Storage / memory:       8 GB / 1 GB
Battery:                        2400 mAh, replaceable Li-polymer battery
Dimensions:                163 x 83 x 9.6 mm, 195 g
Network:                      3G: 900 / 2100 MHz, 2G: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
Connectivity:                Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth® 4.0 LE, GPS/aGPS
Sensors:                      Light sensor, accelerometer, proximity sensor, digital compass
SIM:                             Single / dual micro SIM (depends on model)
Operating system:       Android™ 4.2
Acer features:              Acer Float UI, Acer HD Channel, Acer Docs and Acer Remote Files, Acer Auto
                                    Profile, Acer Data Traffic Manager, Acer Float Caller, Acer Float Apps
                                    (maps/notes/camera/calculator), Acer Live Screen™, Acer Print
Additional features:    Skitch, YouTube™, Moodagent, Polaris Office, Swype text input, Google Keep,
                                   Evernote®, wireless display

I guess this is the wonder of the Android platform in that it is very versatile and as it grows the question is, “What can’t it do?” One of the many things that Android has done is to constantly lower the prices of handsets; the spread is virulent and this makes manufacturers very competitive and price conscious as a result. It may please you to know that the Acer S1 comes in at an amazing £279.99! I have yet to review this potentially great handset but the specs speak for themselves.

For the past few days I am getting wind of the possibility of a budget iPhone and if this is true what are the implications? The one thing my Adorable Friend goes on about is the luxurious quality of the materials used on the iPhone; will iPhone fanatics be put off by the use of plastic? As you know, Samsung have been heavily criticized for the use of plastic on their premium, mid and budget handsets alike yet this hasn’t slowed sales of premium handsets. Will plastic have an adverse effect on the iPhone’s perceived “luxury” status? Can a budget iPhone compete with the Acer S1 phablet? We’re talking about a 5.7” screen to a possible 4.5” screen within future iPhone models. For me there is no contest: BIGGER SCREENS RULE! Pictures, video and other media such as presentations look best on a big screen – there’s no getting around that fact. I am sure we’ll find out soon enough what Apple has in mind to regain its crown.

The Acer S1 does look like a potential great seller. I am keen to test the camera especially! Expect a review soon!

What do you reckon?   

Take good care!

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