Acer Liquid X2 review: Switchboarding
Telephony and loudspeaker
The phonebook and dialer have a very stock Android look, only they're a blend of Lollipop and Marshmallow. The latter lends the three-tabbed arrangement with favorites, log and contacts, but instead of icons the tabs get names like in Lollipop.
As part of the Float apps, the Liquid X2 has a Float caller toggle, which makes incoming calls appear in a small pop-up instead of full-screen. Smart dial is supported too, naturally.
The headline feature of the Liquid X2 is its triple-SIM support and it inevitably has a settings menu on how to handle them. You can assign a name to each card, as well as a color to identify it more easily. A preferred card must be selected for data, while calls and short message can be left on a case-by-case basis.
The loudspeaker of the Liquid X2 performed rather poorly in our test, falling in the Below average category. The Zenfone 2 ZE551ML isn't better, but Moto X Play is a few notches up and so is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3.
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Messaging and text input
The Liquid X2 has a generic messaging app with threaded view of conversations. There are two email clients, the stock one and Gmail, guess which one is which in the screenshots below. You can't remove either, mind you.
Text input is handled by the Swype keyboard. It has word prediction, swipe input (imagine that), can be detached and moved around as well as squished to one side for easier one-handed access.
- Adesh singh
We need 3 sim mobile phone
- 17 Jul 2020
- Eduardo Rocha
I like Acer liquid X2. I already bought it last October 2016. I bought it for these reasons; triple sim, battery life, screen size, 4g LTE capability, camera, flip cover and for games like Pokemon go .! I'm planning to get another one, different colo...
- 16 Apr 2017
Not worth buying, no upgrade support from Acer, and it's already two Android versions out of date.
- 24 Aug 2016