Acer Stream, This is the Android Board Upper Acer. After the series comes with Liquid E, Acer brings new Android phone called Acer Stream. In contrast with Liquid E, Stream is intended for high end market. With the presence of these products, Acer as a new player in the smartphone market so much more mature.
Comes with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 1GHz processor and 512 MB of RAM, this product became one of the best Android phones owned by Acer at the moment. Additional elements of 2 GB of internal flash memory makes it suitable to download a variety of applications in the Android Market.
Judging from its OS, by default Stream is still using the Android version 2.1 (Eclair). But in a few more months, Acer Stream can be upgraded to the Android 2.2 (Froyo). At first glance, when observed product design is similar to the HTC Desire, if the Acer logo in the center is closed. In general, this phone looks very solid and thin.
Talking about HTC, the Taiwanese vendors have a User Interface (UI) that is very captivating called Sense. Well, apparently Acer is not to be outdone by HTC Sense. Besides having built-Android UI, Acer Stream comes with its own called the Acer UI UI 4.
Widget exciting, the UI a bit complicated
Step Acer in presenting the UI itself is allowed thumbs up as a new player in the realm of smart phones. Unfortunately, first impressions of this Acer UI actually looks a bit complicated. By default there are three tabs on the home screen Acer Stream.
The first tab the middle, has a major application icons such as phone, contacts, browser, and the Android Market. Scroll to the right, users will see a photo gallery, videos and music with the look of a slide-slide. While the breakthrough comes when users shift the default home screen to the left. Acer affix history display applications with a slide-slide as well.
Slide the bottom to the top tab, then the entire application icon will appear. Unfortunately, not fully. on the display, page tab is still divided in two. Strip this part consists of two lines for the main icons that can not be shifted, while the bottom four rows to display all icons.
Not only that, Acer Stream comes with a widget that appears when the home button pressed longer. Users also can add a new widget in it. Display this widget be a plus for Acer. However, if viewed as a whole, the form UI widgets Acer compounded by the fact seems puzzling if compared to the Samsung S Galaxy, HTC, or iPhone.
Messaging With Acer Stream
Interact with social networking or messaging such as email, sms, facebook, twitter, or foursquare with Acer Stream was more fun than using the Acer Liquid E. With a shape similar Desire capacitive touch screen of 3.7 inches, the phone feels comfortable and responsive when inserted pocket and used to quickly update the status.
One more, plus the value of this product is an anti goresnya screen. When detikINET trying to scratch the screen with a metal key, proved there was no scar on the display systems.
Experience using a virtual keypad typing this product does not seem to have many obstacles because the phone is 3.7 inches sailing pretty relieved. Unfortunately, when used for typing in portrait position, large-fingered users are still a bit of trouble. Especially for the spaces. Still far more comfortable to use landscape mode.
Offal and Acer Stream Performance
Acer Stream has 3G connectivity, WiFi, and GPS with a display screen of 3.7 inches pretty relieved. Mengsung AMOLED screen resolution of 800 × 480 pixels seemed clear when this product is used for watching or recording 720p HD video.
Just like the Android phones on other boards, the product also comes with an HDMI connection and a 5 megapixel camera.
Acer Stream Quality camera quite ordinary. When tested on an outdoor shoot, it seems not too have a problem. However, when used to take pictures in the indoor with low lighting conditions, camera quality is bad tegolong. Moreover, Acer Stream is not supported with adequate flash.
Although the present without equipped with flash, but the camera was equipped Acer Stream autofocus. For business video recording, the quality of 720p it has to offer is a plus in itself. There are some pretty good options such as choice of image resolution, white balance, brightness and contrast, timer, macro mode, anti-shake, ISO, as well as some pretty interesting effects.
Acer Stream practically as Android phone that has a pretty good multimedia features. This is evident from the ease of access to multimedia features through the front homescreen. Not too complicated to enjoy music or video content. Plus nemoPlayer Acer Stream has a pretty sight because its design is quite rich in graphics.
From observations detikINET, plus the value of multimedia features Acer’s top mobile phone is one of them lies in the application trackID named Musica. When some other Android phones bring Shazam in the form of trial, Musica comes for free for life. When listening to the radio, Musica can directly detect the type of songs played.
We used to play the video, once again appreciating detikINET video playback capabilities. Although some Android phones can indeed memainakn 720p HD video, some of them can not handle video with high birate well. Well, it did not occur in Acer Stream. When playing 720p video with bitrate 6000′s, the phone is still running smoothly with no broken bit.
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8250, 1 GHz
OS: Android 2.1 (Eclair)
Screen: 3.7 inch WVGA AMOLED
Memory: 512 MB RAM / ROM 512 MB
Internal memory: 2 GB
Port: Micro USB, Mini HDMI, 3.5mm audio jack
Batteries: Li Ion 1400 mAh