Whip the phone out of the box and we could immediately notice its reassuring sturdiness and heft. The 140-gram device seems to give a strong impression that it can take continuous beating while being used outdoors.
Internal-wise, the Liquid E2 looks like a budget device with 1.2GHz MediaTek MT6589 Cortex A7 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 4GB of onboard storage. Lift the rear cover away and we will see the microSD card slot, full-sized SIM slot and 2000mAh battery.
The Liquid E2 won’t support UK’s burgeoning 4G LTE network, but running on Three UK’s HSPA+, average users should find it quite acceptable. The 4.5-inch qHD IPS display equals to 245ppi of pixel density, which is reasonable at this price category. Three is offering the Acer Liquid E2 for £149.99 with Pay As You Go plan.
Overall, the Liquid E2 is a decent device as long as users agree to dial down their expectations somewhat. It is a decent option with acceptable battery life to boot; adequate for checking social networking updates, taking the odd quick snaps and playing some casual games.