Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs Acer Liquid 2 specs lineup
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Acer Liquid 2 are both recently announced Android smartphones of the phablet variety. Both will release soon and both have a lot to offer. We thought we’d take a look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs. Acer Liquid 2 in a specs comparison to help out readers who may be about to purchase a new smartphone.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 release rolls out from September 25 while the Acer Liquid S2 is due to release in Europe. Looking at some of the key specs for each will give a general overview of the two phones.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is powered by a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor or 1.9GHz Exynos Octa-core processor (models vary) and Adreno 330 graphics. The Acer Liquid S2 has a 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor and also has an Adreno 330 GPU.
There’s a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with resolution of 1920 x 1080 and 386 ppi for the Galaxy Note 3. Meanwhile the Acer Liquid S2 has a 6-inch IPS LCD display with resolution of 1920 x 1080 and 367 ppi.
RAM and Storage
The Note 3 has 3GB of RAM and 32 or 64GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD to 64GB). The Liquid S2 has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD to 128GB).
On the Galaxy Note 3 there’s a 13-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash, simultaneous HD video and image recording, image stabilization, panorama, HDR and Dual Shot. Video capture is 2160p@30fps or 1080p@60fps for the LTE model or 1080p for the 3G model. It also has a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The Liquid S2 has a 13-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED ring flash, 27-megapixel panorama photos and video recording capability of 2160@24fps or 1080p@60fps. Like the Galaxy Note 3 the front-facing camera is 2-megapixels.
The Galaxy Note 3 has a 3200 mAh battery while the Liquid 2 totes a 3300 mAh battery.
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean skinned with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI runs the Galaxy Note 3. The Liquid S2 runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Float UI.
Measurements and Colors
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has dimensions of 151.2m x 79.2mm x 8.3mm and weighs 168g. It will come in black, white or pink color options. Acer’s Liquid S2 has dimensions of 166mm x 86mm x 9mm and comes in black or red (weight is unspecified at this point).
We cannot give you every single specification and feature of both phones here, but hopefully those provided will give you a good idea of how they stand up against each other. Another thing to point out is that the Galaxy Note 3 also has the popular S Pen stylus.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be available in regions worldwide on various carriers. The Acer Liquid S2 will initially launch in Europe. Both are notable smartphones with some top-end specs and features, so it will be interesting to see how they contend with each other.
The Galaxy Note 3 has the mighty marketing power of Samsung behind it and previous versions of the phone have been hugely successful, so it will undoubtedly win in sales. Personal preference of design will also have a part to play though, so we should not dismiss the Acer Liquid S2.
Looking at the major specs of these two smartphones there’s a lot to impress. In the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs. Acer Liquid S2 contest, have you a clear favorite? Send your comments to let us know.